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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Posted: Tue Feb 04, 2020 12:24 pm
by gilhad
@cody: OK, I would take that, it is one
@cbr: OK, second
@diembodied: Star Wars and flyinig fighters between towr of Death Star (and even inside it) is jut classical:) Third :)
Star Trek probably count too, so forth :)

Just one more :)

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Posted: Wed Feb 05, 2020 7:17 pm
by ffutures
OK, with that level of vagueness I think that Babylon 5 probably counts, you do get a lot of very close range fighter combat.

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Posted: Thu Feb 06, 2020 12:46 am
by gilhad
@ffutures: OK, so now it your time :)

BTW: For REALLY RIDICULOUS close combat you can see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Outlaw_Star where the ships literally wrestle (and do more strange things too)

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Yess, guns and axes :lol:
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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Posted: Fri Feb 07, 2020 11:23 pm
by ffutures
Sorry, forgot to check back.

Okay, let's try something different; a game of Mornington Crescent Alpha Centauri. The goal is to get to Alpha Centauri by the most logical route, within the strict rules of the game. Your move should use the title of any relevant books, TV shows, or whatever, and you should explain why your move is legal! You must let someone else make a move before you can make your next move - remember, strict rules mean that wormholes take TWO turns, and supernovae are right out!

I'll start the ball rolling, with a starting location of Mornington Crescent; then go Out of the Silent Planet (Earth) to Perelandra (Venus) - I know it's one of the standard openings, but there's nothing wrong with that.

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Posted: Sat Feb 08, 2020 12:54 am
by Cody
If memory serves, Heinlein's Between Planets gets you from Venus to Mars. Am I on the right track?






They can build a supercomputer that plays chess and go, but they'll never build one that can play Mornington Crescent.

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Posted: Sat Feb 08, 2020 8:07 am
by cbr
the new horizons mission gets you to pluto

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Posted: Sat Feb 08, 2020 9:49 am
by ffutures
Cody wrote:
Sat Feb 08, 2020 12:54 am
If memory serves, Heinlein's Between Planets gets you from Venus to Mars. Am I on the right track?

They can build a supercomputer that plays chess and go, but they'll never build one that can play Mornington Crescent.
We're still in familiar opening territory here, can't see any reason to disallow it.
cbr wrote:
Sat Feb 08, 2020 8:07 am
the new horizons mission gets you to pluto
Now this one's a little tricky - Cody's move took us to Mars, and New Horizons didn't actually fly by Mars, it visited the asteroids and Jupiter before heading out to Pluto. Basically, you'd have to hitch a lift somehow. Are you playing an Electronic Thumb gambit this early in the game?

By the way, if anyone spots any rules problems I've missed with any move please don't hesitate to comment.

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Posted: Sat Feb 08, 2020 11:14 am
by Cody
I do so hope that Humph is somehow watching from above!

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Posted: Sat Feb 08, 2020 1:14 pm
by spud42
The Rolling Stones robert Heinlein leaves mars to head to saturn... ?

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Posted: Sat Feb 08, 2020 11:08 pm
by ffutures
spud42 wrote:
Sat Feb 08, 2020 1:14 pm
The Rolling Stones robert Heinlein leaves mars to head to saturn... ?
OK, assuming we're not headed to Pluto that's a good move, though with Flat Cats aboard there's a risk of Tribbling (or maybe it should be Trumbling since we're playing on this site). People might want to avoid worlds with abundant food sources for the next 3 rounds.

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Posted: Tue Feb 11, 2020 2:21 am
by ffutures
ffutures wrote:
Sat Feb 08, 2020 11:08 pm
spud42 wrote:
Sat Feb 08, 2020 1:14 pm
The Rolling Stones robert Heinlein leaves mars to head to saturn... ?
OK, assuming we're not headed to Pluto that's a good move, though with Flat Cats aboard there's a risk of Tribbling (or maybe it should be Trumbling since we're playing on this site). People might want to avoid worlds with abundant food sources for the next 3 rounds.
Since it's more than 48 hours since you made this move and nobody else has responded I'm going to invoke rule 19 and give you a free move, rather than waiting for another player to take a turn.

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Posted: Tue Feb 11, 2020 12:25 pm
by spud42
ok, almost snookered myself on this one.. because i prefer to use only books i have read...
Lucky Starr and the rings of Saturn. I.Asimov.
in the Rolling Stones at the end of the book they vote to head to saturn to see the rings. at the end og Lucky Starr they are in the asteroid belt on Vesta.

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Posted: Tue Feb 11, 2020 1:01 pm
by Cody
Vesta? That's snookered me (and I had a route planned too)!

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Posted: Tue Feb 11, 2020 5:40 pm
by ffutures
Bold move but legal - it certainly leaves the other players with a bit of a poser.

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Posted: Tue Feb 11, 2020 6:17 pm
by Disembodied
Well, we can hitch a lift with Howard de Campo, owner and pilot of the Chili Bird, from Vesta to the Moon (from Larry Niven's "The Patchwork Girl"). We've come a long way to go not very far – but at least there's more destinations available from Luna …