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Off Topic / Re: TIm is back in town
« Last post by danskmacabre on May 04, 2015, 11:58:49 PM »
Can't he just get the operation and recover and then go back to the USA?
All his Visas or whatever for the USA, are they in order?

Off Topic / Re: TIm is back in town
« Last post by morgangoch on April 29, 2015, 02:00:56 PM »
Lack of health insurance essentially. So he is back to get an op on his hernia. He does do Facebook....and I am encouraging him to job hunt etc...He'll be glad you said Hi.
Off Topic / Re: TIm is back in town
« Last post by danskmacabre on April 28, 2015, 03:51:26 AM »
Hi, why is Tim back for good from the USA?
Anyway,  is he online much?
Say hi to him for me.
Off Topic / TIm is back in town
« Last post by morgangoch on April 24, 2015, 02:15:41 PM »
Hello everyone. Tim is back for good form the USA. He is a little down as a result, so I hope plenty of positive contact from his old friends will bring him back to normal as soon as possible. He is staying at my place at the moment, but I just thought I'd let you all know.
Off Topic / Re: A few Scifi Physics questions
« Last post by danskmacabre on June 02, 2014, 10:22:21 PM »
Great, thanx Will, very helpful :)
Off Topic / Re: A few Scifi Physics questions
« Last post by wvallance on June 02, 2014, 01:49:42 PM »
Ejected out of an airlock. NASA did some vacuum tests on large animals (cows, sheep etc) and discovered that it typically caused death within 30 seconds to a minute.
Generally your blood vessels rupture where they are close to the surface, mainly the lining of the lungs but also eyes, intestines etc. You do not have time to get cold. You will get cold much faster in a bath of ice water than you will in a vaccum.

In D&D terms I would probably go for Con damage rather than hp. You could make a fort save initially (getting harder each round) and after the first failure take d3 con / round.

Planet explodes. Most of the debris will have the orbital momentum of the original planet so the bulk of it will disperse along it's original orbit as a new asteroid belt. Obviously it depends how violent and total the explosion is. You are sure to increase the likelyhood of metors crossing the orbits of other planets in the system for a long time to come. It actually takes more energy to stop a planet in it's orbit (and drop it into the sun) than it does to totally vaporise it, so I wouldn't expect huge planetbuster chunks to cross other planets orbits. Still a 10 mile across dinosaur killer size rock would be quite reasonable. Remember that the solar system is mostly empty space though and a direct hit by anything big in the short term would be quite a fluke.
All planets have a gravitational effect on the others, but for a planet like mars it would be very minor compared to the pull of the sun. Orbital changes are going to be more of a long term (thousands/millions of years) to be anything significant.

I guess if the planet had a decent size moon that was intact, it might deviate quite a bit from it's orbital path, depending which direction it was headed when the planet blew.
Off Topic / A few Scifi Physics questions
« Last post by danskmacabre on June 02, 2014, 03:54:35 AM »
I'm using an OSR Scifi RPG called Stars without number.
Stuff like Hit points are loosely based around basic DnD or ADnD  1st Edition.

A few situational questions:

Q1: some gets ejected out of an airlock with no Vacc suit.  Assuming in deep space not orbiting around a sun or something like that.

How much damage should they take? 
How long before they start taking damage?
How would you describe the damage in real terms.

Q2: A solar system roughly equivalent to ours.
A small planet, say the size of Mars blows up (doesn't matter how, lets say death star rolls up and blows it up).

What short term impact (if any) with this have on other planets, especially life bearing planets?
Regarding short term, how long is short term?

What longer term impact would this have?
If so what is longer term?

Would it affect the orbit of other planets somehow?

Thanks in advance.

Off Topic / Re: Skyrim
« Last post by morgangoch on May 15, 2014, 10:52:48 AM »
Well what happened today was, I went to buy a new horse shot a sabre tooth with my dwarven bow, somehow lost said bow (square tapped while skinning cat?), anyway as a scuttle of mudcrabs approached the bow was not in inventory. I chopped them into sushi. Took Lydia's bow, which I gave her. Left her to guard the horse after falling off Hrothgar mounting, whilst trying to avoid 3 giants !!! or the path. Of course somehow horse eluded Lydia and fast travelled with me to top of mountain.
Luckily a fire mage at the entrance to some bandit lair, had left hunting bow on a table. It was exciting to Flame elementals matched against each other. I gave her some orcish arrows, spent 10-15 minutes of my valuable life scouring the riverside for my dwarven bow (it' so pretty).
Off Topic / Re: Skyrim
« Last post by wangle on May 15, 2014, 10:39:12 AM »
Some little Skyrim hints:

Try using a conjoured-up bow. 100 arrows a time, so you never run out! Or, (when you find her) take all but 1 of Lydia's arrows - leave her with the best one, of course - as she somehow makes her own.

If you're overloaded with loot, give it to Lydia, or if she's already overloaded, drop your loot and tell her to pick it up (bypasses the limit somehow, in the PC version at least).

Spider? - kill it with FIRE! Troll? Kill it with arrows and MORE FIRE!  ;D
Off Topic / Re: Skyrim
« Last post by morgangoch on May 14, 2014, 11:43:39 AM »
Well it's all about co-ordination and style. Virgil laughed (or cried in frustration at my ineptness) against a giant spider and it's babies. I had tied 5 times to get the combination right...worked out I could lure the little uns into the fire traps & or shoot them, but been insufficiently accurate enough to pepper the big un. He wrestled the controls off me, deftly retreated, as opposed to my panic retreats, where I would be hurting it, but not enough.
However, he got cross with me using a restoration spell, saying why don't you just wait. (He knows there are no wandering brain won't allow me to assume that). I did have the shout run power loaded....I am 17th level, but V has helped me in some of the tougher fights.
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