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  1. V4Guss

    General isekai & ISOT discussion and resource thread

    I'm kind of curious as to what's going to drive conflict in this case as this seems like a lot of power. Are their rival powers in the form of something like gods, mages, monster, demons, or the like that are a serious threat to the main character? Rival Isekais from their world or others?
  2. V4Guss

    General isekai & ISOT discussion and resource thread

    I got that, it should be pretty easy to construct a lot of this stuff if he can manipulate materials sufficiently. I will point out that he probably is going to have to actually teach the populace things unless he wants to be doing everything himself for rest his life. It just seems like the...
  3. V4Guss

    General isekai & ISOT discussion and resource thread

    So... that would be Neolithic Revolution tech if they just figured out agriculture. You seem to be going for people still in the stone age and haven't figured out metal working yet. Honestly just about anything you could make past this tech level is going to impress them. You show them a mundane...
  4. V4Guss

    1917

    It looks interesting, but is anyone else getting the impression from the trailer that this is Saving Private Ryan set in World War I?
  5. V4Guss

    General isekai & ISOT discussion and resource thread

    How many stories are you going for? Two or three story buildings weren't really all that unusual even as far back as ancient Greece or Egypt. Of course they would probably find it weird if the house appeared to be carved or shaped out of a single stone (though depending on what the culture and...
  6. V4Guss

    General isekai & ISOT discussion and resource thread

    The last three archetypes are done. The Mad The Mad is not just a scientist, but a "SCIENTIST!". Their world view contains a variety of discredited theories such as vitalism, the miasma theory of disease, luminiferous aether, and spontaneous generation as well as various home grown theories...
  7. V4Guss

    General isekai & ISOT discussion and resource thread

    The idea was to have a story with characters of varying powers and mind sets all in the same setting interacting with each other. Some can do things others can not and have to go about things in different ways and in some cases work together or ally because for one reason or another they just...
  8. V4Guss

    General isekai & ISOT discussion and resource thread

    So these are the first three revised archetypes and power sets I came up with for Enneagram. In total there will be nine, so six more I'm working on. Still working out personalities for each character though I do have some ideas noted, but these were powers I thought would be interesting. All...
  9. V4Guss

    General isekai & ISOT discussion and resource thread

    So is the area coastal? Pearls would imply that, though in a magic setting pearls can certainly come from other places. Aquaculture has all sorts of benefits. Lacquer gives me the idea of having one my Isekais invent some form of phonograph and audio recording in my setting after discovering...
  10. V4Guss

    What is the earliest times that you could produce an arc lamp?

    I'm no engineer but there are formulas and online calculators for figuring out theoretical hydropower. I'm not sure about the exact power requirements of an arc lamp though. https://power-calculation.com/hydroelectricity-energy-calculator.php...
  11. V4Guss

    General isekai & ISOT discussion and resource thread

    There were three things I was going for with the an alternate Earth. One, the idea for the story is that the protagonists are the initial source of magic in the world and it spreads from them with exploring the consequences of this kind of Outside Context Problem. It didn't exist as far as...
  12. V4Guss

    General isekai & ISOT discussion and resource thread

    Enneagram was a Isekai idea that I last updated in March and didn't get past the third chapter. The initial idea was to have nine protagonists with magic powers placed into a relatively mundane alternate Earth setting. For the most part the Earth of the setting was to be identical to the OTL...
  13. V4Guss

    General isekai & ISOT discussion and resource thread

    I'm kind of wanting to do at least a partial rewrite of Enneagram. I realize the main stumbling block I hit in trying to plan and write was setting it in a specific point of human civilization which caused some problems in working out historical context and butterflies. I'm leaning towards...
  14. V4Guss

    The trope of fearing the superhumans

    It's a defining character flaw for Magneto that he ends using methods for the mutant cause that end up being just as bad as what he suffered in the past. Red Skull very much has a point in calling Magneto out on this, especially when Magneto tries to claim moral superiority. Any setting where...
  15. V4Guss

    General isekai & ISOT discussion and resource thread

    It really depends on the plant. Most plants grow just fine under constant light (except for the lack of flowering) and can potentially give more yield. Some however will develop disease under constant light and need some period of darkness to develop properly.
  16. V4Guss

    General isekai & ISOT discussion and resource thread

    The issue is that constant light exposure means that most flowering plants won't properly develop flowers. Yes, there are cultivars that auto-flower and species that flower regardless of light exposure, but most flowering plants flower based on how much light they receive. On the positive side...
  17. V4Guss

    The trope of fearing the superhumans

    Something to note is that Superhuman Supremacists like Magneto and his Brotherhood of Mutants have something of a point. Discriminating based on race and ethnicity doesn't make any sense for real world humans because humans just aren't different enough, but when you have a guy who can implode a...
  18. V4Guss

    General isekai & ISOT discussion and resource thread

    There actually have been studies that have looked into the effects of constant light exposure or being deprived of a regular day and night cycle. The most obvious effect is that it messes with circadian rhythm and causes side effects related to that since our brains synchronize this based on...
  19. V4Guss

    Never been part of the SB group so I don't know about that. The FiC group was the first one I...

    Never been part of the SB group so I don't know about that. The FiC group was the first one I joined and from what I could tell it didn't serve much purpose because of a lack of interaction and interest. Also I'm on day five without antipsychotics and I actually feel better. My head feels...
  20. V4Guss

    Left the FiC Steam group today. I know I started it, but no one ever seemed to use it and that's...

    Left the FiC Steam group today. I know I started it, but no one ever seemed to use it and that's partly my fault I know, sorry. If anyone wants to try again with it, go ahead. Removed what few people I had in my Steam Friends List as well since I never interact with them and have forgotten why I...
  21. V4Guss

    A Thread for Worldbuilding Helps&Ideas

    Note, anatomical/"heroic" armors have been around for millennia. Yes, since men dominated in military and war you really mainly only see male historical versions, but it stands to reason that if they were popular enough for men in our world a setting where women soldiers and warriors are more...
  22. V4Guss

    The "I am listening to this song" thread

    Recently developed an interest in Electro Swing.
  23. V4Guss

    Joker

    Watched this last weekend. It's actually a really good film, a nice drama. I can see why it's done so well, but at the same time get why others wouldn't like it. Joaquin Phoenix in this film is now my second favorite portrayal of the Joker. My favorite is still Mark Hamill.
  24. V4Guss

    Lets Talk About Our Lives

    I feel like I need to stop taking antipsychotics. It's just hit me that my lack of motivation to write and writer's block coincides with an upped dosage of the antipsychotic I'm currently on and it's been affecting me even when I've taken a week or two off of the stuff. I need to detox off this...
  25. V4Guss

    Free games From Steam, Humble and elsewhere.

    Headsnatchers is free on Humble Bundle until the 12th or supplies run out.
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