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by GhostNinja
Sat Aug 20, 2016 10:49 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Future War?
Replies: 8
Views: 2567

Re: Future War?

Information has always been a critical part of war the difference is that modern weapon systems need precise data and in turn the enemy trying to hide that information and can relatively easily do so compare to the past. Modern weapons hit harder and faster thus one needs to aware not only to gather...
by GhostNinja
Fri Aug 19, 2016 11:19 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Future War?
Replies: 8
Views: 2567

Re: Future War?

Laser communication is also a possibility but in atmosphere mainly short range but in space obviously more long range, laser comms are less likely to be intercepted and/or jam but requires line of sight and can be interfered with dust and smoke
by GhostNinja
Fri Aug 19, 2016 4:50 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Future War?
Replies: 8
Views: 2567

Re: Future War?

Well depends on the restrictions mostly concerning WMDs (Chemical, nuclear, biological and high energy kinetic weapons) and concern for civilian suffering and deaths. On the other hand the nitty gritty of a future conventional war means Skynet, lasers.. lots of lasers, Macross missile spam and defen...
by GhostNinja
Wed May 18, 2016 3:31 pm UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: The Science of magic
Replies: 26
Views: 9393

Re: The Science of magic

Fair enough I'll think of another name probably pulling one from medical history
by GhostNinja
Wed May 18, 2016 2:40 pm UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: The Science of magic
Replies: 26
Views: 9393

Re: The Science of magic

Neil_Boekend wrote:
GhostNinja wrote: Neil Boekend syndrome

Please rename that.
roger that will do do you still want a reference to you or a say in the matter?
by GhostNinja
Wed May 18, 2016 4:34 am UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: The Science of magic
Replies: 26
Views: 9393

Re: The Science of magic

On the genetic side of things, my first thought is to treat it like the gene for sickle cell anemia. A single copy results in a mage. Two copies is lethal (in the womb). This gives you a birth rate of 50% mages from one mage, and 66% from two mages, but with lower fertility. The only problem I see ...
by GhostNinja
Sun May 15, 2016 6:38 am UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: The Science of magic
Replies: 26
Views: 9393

Re: The Science of magic

Its been a while I have been busy with life and everything you know. The long promised "Science, technology and timeline" (hardly an appropriate description). Please note this timeline is not set in stone and can be and probably will be subjected to change and undoubtedly additions. In add...
by GhostNinja
Mon Nov 09, 2015 4:38 am UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: The Science of magic
Replies: 26
Views: 9393

Re: The Science of magic

Sorry for the late reply have been busy I've been thinking about it, and one thing that occurs to me is that you need to find some way of using your form of magic in a intriguing way. So far, what you have are limitations - now you need to find some way of transcending them, of making magic delightf...
by GhostNinja
Sat Oct 17, 2015 9:14 am UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: The Science of magic
Replies: 26
Views: 9393

Re: The Science of magic

(haven't really thought of a good reason why though other then "recessive genes") Recessive genes combined with infertility? As in a mage cannot become mother or father, for example because the gene also prevents the forming of the right hormones to have functioning sex organs? The techni...
by GhostNinja
Thu Oct 15, 2015 1:29 am UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: The Science of magic
Replies: 26
Views: 9393

Re: The Science of magic

yeah the industrial and scientific value of these mages are obvious and I admit I did get carried away with imagining military and covert combat implications but the mages in my world are not as common as I think you imagine them to be. Well first off I want mages to be somewhat rare and a minority ...
by GhostNinja
Wed Oct 14, 2015 2:09 pm UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: The Science of magic
Replies: 26
Views: 9393

Re: The Science of magic

If the mage simply gives a command like "lift this boulder 2 meters" and another mage gives the command "Keep that boulder where it is" that specific system of magic would try to do both, draining energy from both mages. The mage that dies from exhaustion first looses, since the...
by GhostNinja
Wed Oct 14, 2015 8:59 am UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: The Science of magic
Replies: 26
Views: 9393

The Science of magic

World building atm to set my stories in, using history as reference, these stories are set in relative to earth's history in the early medieval era, late 19th-early mid 20th century, a small jump past our present times and the future. Comparatively speaking my fictional world history somewhat resemb...
by GhostNinja
Wed May 16, 2012 5:19 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: What makes Royal families Royal?
Replies: 90
Views: 18229

Re: What makes Royal families Royal?

I'm going to hazard a wild guess that this isn't genuine curiosity on the OP's part, but a means to start ranting about monarchs. "It's unfair, how come they get all that money and privilege while us plebs have to work for a living?!? It's disgraceful I tells ye." I just get that vibe. an...
by GhostNinja
Wed May 16, 2012 2:58 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: What makes Royal families Royal?
Replies: 90
Views: 18229

Re: What makes Royal families Royal?

I understand the points that monarchies can be created by political and military force and these traditions can last up to the 21st century. But what about divine right as I recall most European royal families are often associated with churches the like the Brits and the Church of England, Russians ...
by GhostNinja
Mon May 14, 2012 11:52 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: What makes Royal families Royal?
Replies: 90
Views: 18229

What makes Royal families Royal?

It's in the title: What makes Royal families Royal? What makes them so different from other "normal" families?

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