So, this is a little different a post than normal, but I was having a good conversation on one of the discords I hang out on, and I thought that this might be worth expanding out to a degree. And that discussion was "What makes something a Space Opera instead of Sci-Fi?" The first thing… Continue reading Sci-Fi or Space Opera?
Like I mentioned early last month, I'm taking part the 2020 Blogging from A to Z April Challenge. With barely a week to go, you've only got a little time left to get your own topic suggestions in! On Sunday, March 29 I'll be shutting down the submission form, doing a dump of all of… Continue reading A to Z – Last Call!
So! As part of 2020, I've decided to take part in the Blogging from A to Z April Challenge! In a nutshell, I'll be doing 26 posts in April, one for every letter from A to Z. Each post will touch on a part of the deWulf universe in some way. Some of them might… Continue reading A to Z – Get Your Words In!
As part of my playtesting, I've been using a collection of Starfire chits from the 4th Ed box. However, one of the problems is that, to be honest, there were a few of them were just hard to read. I had labeled them way back when I started playing Starfire, and they're not labeled in… Continue reading Chit Upgrades
You may remember that back in December I rolled out a little corkboard plotting table so that I could track the locations of various fleets in the deWulf universe. And at the same time I observed that as an idea it was good, but the square notes that each pin was holding made it almost… Continue reading Fleet Management Mk2
One of the more challenging things in running an empire with more than one empire is keeping track of where every fleet is. While the odds of two individual ships (even two full survey flotillas) meeting in deep space is vanishingly small, the odds of meeting at a warp point increase substantially. Most fleets also… Continue reading Fleet Management
So, Zazzle had a nice cyber monday sale, and I just had to pick up a little Starfire™ loot. Nothing really fancy, but some nice and practical stuff. A new mousepad, a coffee mug, and a bumper sticker. My first bumper sticker, actually. But hey, I'm a big Starfire fan, so it seems appropriate 🙂
Neu Pregel Orbital Highport & Yards Konigsberg Orbit deWulf Corporate Democracy PackMaster Hella Kobetsky flopped down into a seat in the sparsely decorated VIP lounge. Neu Pregel had only been completed two weeks ago, and the invite to visit the new shipard had only been sent out a few weeks beforehand. The entire station still… Continue reading The reward for competence
In the deWulf sector, robots come in two broad categories: Fixed/semi-fixed (used commonly for industrial tasks), and mobile robots that are used everywhere else. The former are nearly ubiquitous in industry. The need for high speed precision work virtually mandates their use. In these cases they are powerful, precision machines that are capable of sub-micrometer… Continue reading Robots in the deWulf Universe
Built as a prototype for Cannith Industries upcoming Violet-series MMAIs, the UNASGS (United North American Space Guard Ship) Eta Vulpeculae was one of the first testbeds for a generation 2.5 AI. While based on the sentient second generation, the Violet-series introduced some limited self editing capability and potentially paving the way for actual full-blown Seed… Continue reading Survey Ship AI: Eta Vulpeculae