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by Disembodied
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: A Humble Suggestion/Question
Replies: 4
Views: 166

Re: A Humble Suggestion/Question

Hi iGregory, welcome to the boards! It's an interesting suggestion … as to whether it's possible or not, you'll have to wait for one of the clever people to come along, but I've always been surprised by just what is possible in this game. In terms of gameplay, it might be necessary to allow for diff...
by Disembodied
Mon Jul 08, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Right on, Commanders
Replies: 2
Views: 145

Right on, Commanders

People may already be aware of this, but I didn't see it until today. A very sad story, but I have nothing but admiration for all those involved - and especially for Drew. https://www.theguardian.com/games/2019/jul/04/how-a-video-game-community-filled-my-nephews-final-days-with-happiness-elite-dange...
by Disembodied
Sun Jul 07, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Fastest way to buy a Boa/Boa CC?
Replies: 13
Views: 436

Re: Fastest way to buy a Boa/Boa CC?

It's worth pointing out that the highest courier reputations aren't earned solely through grinding; there's quite a lot of zapping involved too. Valuable documents can attract unwelcome attention …
by Disembodied
Thu Jul 04, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4865
Views: 542670

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Azad, from Iain M. Banks's The Player of Games (see azadthegame.com for a somewhat quixotic attempt to make a playable version)

Shuggy, from Judge Dredd
by Disembodied
Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Expansion Pack
Topic: Commies.oxp (v2.07)
Replies: 131
Views: 68671

Re: Commies.oxp (v2.07)

Hi GearsNSuch, welcome to the boards! Your Astromine Convict looks suitably grim and coffin-shaped … As a convict, though, maybe it could have something to make it visible (even if it's faded/degraded over time) - the hull equivalent of an orange jumpsuit maybe? Even a couple of orange flashers?
by Disembodied
Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: How much to buy a Rock Hermit
Replies: 6
Views: 292

Re: How much to buy a Rock Hermit

That depends on whether owning a rock hermit would generate income for the player. Very much this … and something like this would be a long-term investment, so it could take a long time before anyone sees a return on their investment. I think, in game terms, it might make sense to ask what you want...
by Disembodied
Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4865
Views: 542670

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

spud42 wrote:
Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:12 am
https://tardis.fandom.com/wiki/Red_Dwar ... (TV_story)

does this count?
Yup – that'll do it! Over to you for the next question …
by Disembodied
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4865
Views: 542670

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Ah! OK then … next crossover example wins!
by Disembodied
Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4865
Views: 542670

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Ah, OK then - the Ark of the Covenant in the Imperial trash compactor sweeps the pot! ffutures is up next. Other crossovers could include the TARDIS easter egg in Fallout . There was also an eight-issue comic series called Assimilation2 , which was a Star Trek: TNG / Doctor Who crossover. And there ...
by Disembodied
Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4865
Views: 542670

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Well, another obvious one is Aliens Vs Predator - film, game, etc. Yup, that was the one I hinted at above … beginning with the xenomorph skull in the Predators' trophy cabinet in Predator 2 (although that was possibly predated by the original Black Horse comic - still counts as a crossover, though...
by Disembodied
Mon Jul 01, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4865
Views: 542670

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Grindalf wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 5:58 pm
C3PO and R2D2 were referenced in Indiana jones
Ha! That's a new one to me … but that definitely counts, yes. Two to go.
by Disembodied
Mon Jul 01, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4865
Views: 542670

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Yes, pastiche is not what I'm looking for here. For example: Galaxy Quest is a pastiche of Star Trek , not a crossover. if William Shatner appeared in Galaxy Quest , in character as Captain Kirk, that would be a crossover. There is one example I can think of which began as a homage/in-joke, but whic...
by Disembodied
Mon Jul 01, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4865
Views: 542670

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

spud42 wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 1:16 pm
would Bill the Galactic Hero by Harry Harrison qualify?
Only if you can give an example of a direct crossover, i.e. a character (or ship, or object, etc.) from another fictional universe appearing as itself in the book.
by Disembodied
Sun Jun 30, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4865
Views: 542670

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

The DC-Marvel Amalgam-verse, and the Star Trek-Known Space mashup are both good examples of main-plot-type crossovers.

Three to go!
by Disembodied
Sat Jun 29, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4865
Views: 542670

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

OK: let's have five SF crossovers - examples where something or someone from one SF universe appears in another, however fleetingly. It can be as part of the plot, or as a homage, in-joke or Easter egg. Oolite is excluded from this, as many OXPs use ships from film and TV. The universes should be co...