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Re: (TFT) Mars

If I wanted to roleplay Mars, I would be very tempted to go for
something closer to Edgar Rice Burroughs version.
I see no problems using TFT to game it, allowing for new races, monsters
and some cross over between magic and martian technology...

I fancied a wargame combining ERB and Wellsian Martians for gaming
Earth's retaliation following the War of the Worlds, using captured
Martian tech and Victorian ingenuity. 

And there are Lizardmen and dinosaurs on Venussss too!



  Chris Nicole

On Thu, 04 Aug 2011 12:06 -0700, "Jay Carlisle" <maou.tsaou@gmail.com>
> NASA announces a big discovery about Mars press conference at 11:00 in
> the
> a.m. my time and nobody in the u.s. press gets to it before I can get it
> from the BBC.
> Not even NASA's own websites.
> Sigh...
> Anyway;
> http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-14408928
> Flowing water on Mars...
> ...
> Flowing water?
> ...
> Each "summer"?
> ...
> Duhhhhhhhh...
> <Scratches bleeding hole in scalp>
> How does the water get up the highlands to flow down into the "valleys"?
> There's not really weather...
> Am I really that stupid?
> ...
> As this is a speculative matter and not a issue of future planing I'm
> gonna
> take the liberty of assuming I'm not completely dain-bramaged and that
> the
> water in the highlands could end up being quite an issue.
> Wikipedia is saying;
> "Current models of the planet's interior imply a core region about 1,480
> km
> in radius, consisting primarily of iron with about 1417% sulfur. This
> iron
> sulfide core is partially fluid, and has twice the concentration of the
> lighter elements than exist at Earth's core. The core is surrounded by a
> silicate mantle that formed many of the tectonic and volcanic features on
> the planet, but now appears to be inactive. The average thickness of the
> planet's crust is about 50 km, with a maximum thickness of 125 km.[27]
> Earth's crust, averaging 40 km, is only one third as thick as Mars
> crust,
> relative to the sizes of the two planets."
> So until I get a better idea of exotectonics the understanding I have so
> far
> says that it might not be geological activity that's circulating the
> water.
> I've got a bastardized Velikovsky-like idea ("Velikovsky would rebuild
> the
> science of celestial mechanics to save the literal accuracy of ancient
> legends") that has Mars being hit "ballistically" by an object that
> strikes
> it like a bullet hits an apple.
> Phobos, Demos, a bunch of meteors so the Eskimo's can have a few metal
> harpoon tips... and a bunch of water splashed outta the ocean basin up
> onto
> the highlands to get frozen in pretty quickly as the "bullet" took the
> atmosphere with it...
> Great.
> Now I'm back to projectiles in a rough vacuum at 1/3rd earth gravity...
> Of course if their teraforming via greenhouse gas emitters (factories
> even)
> then over time the friction is gonna increase but I'd rather carve giant
> chuncks of heavy gas out where its frozen and lob snowballs at Mars till
> she
> has a little blanket.
> Maybe even park Pluto on her.
> I'm not a very patient creator... I like to muck about in things... part
> seas and whatnot from time to time.
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