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 Post subject: Desert Asteroid Discs
PostPosted: Sat Mar 25, 2017 8:08 pm 
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As punishment for the heinous crime of interfering with a generation ship, you are about to be marooned on a remote asteroid. However, GalCop aren't barbarians – you'll be given a hab* and be allowed to take eight discs, one book, and one luxury, with you. It ain't as easy as it sounds – choose wisely!

Note: one disc equals one album (double or triple albums count as one).

Discs:

  • Live/Dead (Grateful Dead)
    Ummagumma (Pink Floyd)
    Goldberg Variations (Bach)
    In the Court of the Crimson King (King Crimson)
    Planets Suite (Holst)
    In Search of the Lost Chord (Moody Blues)
    Pastoral Symphony (Beethoven)
    Happy Trails (Quicksilver Messenger Service)

Book: The Histories (Herodotus)

Luxury: a Staunton chess set



*A Marine Corps one-man survival hab, guaranteed to keep you alive for at least five years.

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is it cheating if the luxury item is a tablet/laptop fully loaded with movies and books??? and Oolite of course....

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 10:27 am 
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is it cheating if the luxury item is a tablet/laptop fully loaded with movies and books??? and Oolite of course....
I would say it is cheating: Since the other 2 items are discs and a book, it would make sense the luxury item is not a data carrier.
(Maybe you should choose something that can read/play your 8 discs..)

Personally, for the luxury item I was thinking about a pencil and a supply of paper. Besides the obvious, I could use that to create a chess set, a deck of cards, etc.. (How much paper can I bring? Or can I only bring either a pencil or paper but not both?)


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Etch A Sketch?

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After some thought, my list.

Music:-
Splendido Hotel (Al DiMeola)
Snow Goose (Camel)
Sleep No More (Comsat Angels)
The Player, Not The Game (Jess Roden)
Remember the Future (Nektar)
Argus (Wishbone ash)
Canon in 'D' (Pachelbel)
Kind of Blue (Miles Davis)


Book:-
The Lord of the Rings (Tolkein)

Luxury:-
Port Ellen whisky (Isle of Islay)

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Argus very nearly made my list - fine album, great cover art.

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Discs

Friday Night in San Francisco by Al Di Meola, John McLaughlin and Paco de Lucía.
All Time Greatest Hits by Lynyrd Skynyrd
A Decade of Hits 1969–1979 the Allman Brothers Band
Deamons and Wizards Uriah Heep
Magicians Birthday Uriah Heep
Deep Purple Live in Japan
This Is The Moody Blues ( very hard choice here as i want albums 2 to 8 from the discocgraphy)
a compilation of classical music. i know of none existing but lets say 20 hand picked ie Smetna The Moldau , Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor , the usual Beethoven and Mozart and Bach etc.....

Book
The Asimov Chronicles: Fifty Years of Isaac Asimov

Luxury Item
Maton Acoustic guitar possibly the 12 string as i can always remove the extras.....


the book was actually the most difficult, not really sure about it still. by book i assumed you meant a single volume not a series...
the problem is that most books today are not just 1 book. they are written with at least 3 in mind. so if i pick 1 i will always be wondering "what happens next? ". so a compilation of short to medium stories with a bit of varity is in order..

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the book was actually the most difficult, not really sure about it still. by book i assumed you meant a single volume not a series...
I think I got away with three...... 8)

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At least Lord of the Rings has been published as one volume for a long time (since the '60s, I think).
I've seen The Hyperion Cantos published as one massive paperback - that'd be a nice long read.

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yes. seen LOTR as a one book many times.
would like to read Jordans Wheel of time. if my one book is a kindle with just this series then i choose that..lol.
i got up to vol 7 then lost track. would have to start from scratch now its been so long. book 8 just wouldnt make sense.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 4:25 pm 
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Discs:

Anything I don't know yet. I would probably pick from your lists. I however take with me a Slayer album, either Reign In Blood or Seasons In The Abyss

Book:

A dictionary. Maybe of a foreign language I'm interested in like Japanese or Arabic.

Luxury:

A pet. A dog, a woman, or a cat.


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a woman? stranded alone on an asteroid???? lol you are a braver man than me......

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Location: With Simona Barr, commander of the Nocturnal Maru.
Discs:
Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs (Marty Robbins)
Oklahoma (the original sound track album)
Blue Haze (Miles Davis)
In a Silent Way (Miles Davis)
Sounds of Silence (Simon & Garfunkel)
Space Oddity (David Bowie)
The Dock of the Bay (Otis Redding)
Rocky Mountain High (John Denver)
Poems, Prayers & Promises (John Denver)
A Feather on the Breath of God (Hildegard of Bingen)

Book:
King James Version of the Bible

Luxury:
Gold Millennium Falcon Key Chain

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2017 9:10 pm 
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Marty Robbins, eh... I owned that album, once upon a time. Have a cover of Big Iron.

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It took me quite a while to go through my collection of vinyl and decide upon ten. It was an enjoyable journey.

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