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Vāstra II 29-Jan-17 11:46 PM
Government of the Safir Alliance Ministry of Local Government and Minorities, Department of Native and Archaeological Affairs, Astroarchaeological Office ----- Government of the Safir Alliance Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Department of Trade and Cultural Exchange, Office of Xenoarchaeology, Astro-xenoarchaeological Bureau (edited)
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Vāstra II 07-Mar-17 12:13 AM
Ministry > (Division) > Department > Office > Bureau > (Division) > Section > Desk
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Vāstra II 13-Apr-17 02:37 AM
This document was last updated on 23 Mar 2017 To report any concerns with this document, PM @Elektrophorus#4981 on Discord To submit a link, please post it in #resources on the Discord server (Please remember that #resources is for submission; discussion is not permitted) To join us o...
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Vāstra II 20-Jun-17 10:54 AM
TODO: Alliance member races other than safir.
TODO: Daia-native flora and fauna.
TODO: Lessa-native flora and fauna.
TODO: Other planets.
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Vāstra II 19-Jul-17 10:38 AM
How to construct Lunar calendars for single and multiple moons. ———————————— ► CALENDAR BUILDING SPREADSHEET: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Gzcytgb...
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Vāstra II 19-Jul-17 12:24 PM
Download and install the Francois One free font family by Vernon Adams as well as test-drive and see a complete character set.
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Vāstra II 16-Oct-17 11:42 PM
The SciFi Ideas Alien Species Generator has been designed to help writers and role-players come up with new ideas for alien races to include in their storie
A site of generators to randomly produce concepts, characters, and descriptions for stories, role-playing games, and art, as well as have fun and alleviate creative blocks.
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Deleted User 17-Oct-17 11:59 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HwjZwnmqhPk&list=PLduA6tsl3gygXJbq_iQ_5h2yri4WL6zsS Here's a guy I found that has a lot of stuff for world building. Sidenote: HIS VOICE IS SO HIGH IN THE FIRST VIDEO COMPARED TO RECENT ONES
How stars like our own sun form, evolve and eventually die.
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Deleted User 17-Oct-17 04:10 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OIB5SKG3no0 Here's another person, not sure how much it'd count for a resource, but there could be language ideas to gain from his videos!
This video is all about the Greek language, its history and development, and some important features of the language. Special thanks to Seyhan Sakallı for he...
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Vāstra II 12-Jan-18 01:40 AM
https://open.spotify.com/user/aofd3/playlist/4sgUux9hmykyWYmVoe4W6p here have some spacey synthwave music (edited)
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Yoshiman400 13-Mar-18 08:51 PM
ponders that some time in the future he should ask @Vāstra II for an assortment of Airumali words and names of safir characters to try to write out properly, such that he's studying the table correctly
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Shyriath 13-Mar-18 08:53 PM
At any rate - probably directly contradicting what I just said - I felt compelled to point out that there's a bit of a balance to be struck here in the aesthetics of conlanging. You can alter a conlang, or its writing system, to be less opaque in order to make it more easily decipherable to a reader, but on the other hand many natural languages don't bother to do that, so you could make the argument that a weird quirk that's consistent enough for the writing to be usable, but doesn't necessarily seem obvious to a reader, could give it more of a naturalistic feel.
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Vāstra II 13-Mar-18 08:55 PM
@Shyriath Plus I want Modern, and ideally also Classical (which stage I'm working on right now), to have a deep orthography
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Vāstra II 28-May-18 09:44 PM
http://www.typeit.org/app Here have a desktop IPA keyboard
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Vāstra II 14-Jun-18 10:35 AM
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Shyriath 14-Jun-18 10:49 AM
See also https://www.maptoglobe.com/ , which is insanely useful whether you want to generate a world or have an equirectangular map already drawn.
Create a globe using your own images or generate one from scratch!
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Vāstra II 25-Jul-18 10:03 PM
Pinned a message.
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Jeylien 01-Aug-18 12:42 PM
Speaking of spaceship size and stuff... Here’s a handy quick size comparison for lots of real things and a few fictional spacecraft (there’s many more resources if you want size comparisons of fictional craft, but this one is from Project Rho..) http://www.projectrho.com/rocket/supplement/sizechart.html (edited)
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Jeylien 01-Aug-18 01:22 PM
In general, Project Rho is an absolutely amazing resource. Originally created as a one-stop source for realistic spacecraft creation (and the best collection of info and designs on the matter I’ve yet found), it now also covers a number of other SF worldbuilding topics, from interplanetary economics to future language and etc. http://www.projectrho.com/rocket
/ That covers most the technology and civilization aspects, but for the actual aliens themselves (and the planets to go with them), the classic Xenology is the gold standard (yes it’s old and potentially outdated but still golden; I haven’t found anything more recent that quite compares). http://www.xenology.info/Xeno.htm (edited)
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Vāstra II 13-Nov-18 08:28 PM
Dragons. We know them. We love them. They breathe fire and wreck our towns and plunder our gold. But all that destruction has to get fueled somehow. So naturally, I would assume dragons have to eat...
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Jeylien 07-Dec-18 12:53 PM
Humanoids with more than 2 pairs of arms weren't an unknown concept in human culture. From ancient mythology, there are the hundred-armed Hekatoncheires (who have their own thread here) and six-armed
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Vāstra II 20-Dec-18 01:08 AM
An intro into the wonderful world of verbal aspect. ————— ► SUPPORT ARTIFEXIAN ON PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/artifexian ► DISCUSS THIS EPISODE ON REDDI...
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Vāstra II 24-Dec-18 10:03 PM
How much is silver worth? How to invest in silver (including why silver is measured in troy ounces and its current price).
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Yoshiman400 15-Apr-19 07:52 PM
An unprecedented and illuminating study monitored identical twins, one in space and one on Earth.
Whoops, wrong article
Although Arkanis would be interested in that one 😛
Sex, safety and longevity: why does ageing persist in the Darwinian framework, given the optimising drive of evolution?
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Vāstra II 15-Apr-19 07:53 PM
Also known as “Thank Kaēna and $INVENTRIX_NAME for artificial gravity” (edited)
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Yoshiman400 15-Apr-19 07:53 PM
Heh
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Vāstra II 28-Jul-19 01:55 PM
As Space Is an Ocean, naturally the space fleets in many Sci-Fi settings tend to follow the same lines as the wet navies of Earth. These are typically separated into three classes: Small Craft, Space Ships and Capital Ships. Forms the backbone of a Space Navy. Compare/contras...
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Vāstra II 17-Sep-19 08:54 AM
Pinned a message.
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Vāstra II 05-Jan-20 08:47 PM
Here's a map of all four colonies the Safir Alliance has had on Micras.
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Yoshiman400 07-Jan-20 08:56 PM
Why are they two different shades of blue? o.O
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Vāstra II 08-Jan-20 04:03 AM
The flag used to use lighter shades of green and blue
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Shyriath 08-Jan-20 09:13 PM
(Missed opportunity: you could have answered "Their splendor could not be contained by a mere one shade of blue". stick_out_tongue_safir )
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Vāstra II 22-Feb-20 03:39 AM
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Vāstra II 11-May-20 01:05 AM
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Vāstra II 19-Aug-20 10:15 PM
i've wanted an anticapitalist software license for a long time. not the permissive usage of open source and free licenses, but one that specifically empowers anticapitalist organizations while expressly disallowing corporations. so me and @ra wrote one: https://t.co/YCAlKoN...
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Vāstra II 27-Sep-20 08:29 AM
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Vāstra II 29-Sep-20 03:18 AM
https://markdownlivepreview.com/ As it says on the tin, a live previewer of Markdown
This is the online markdown editor with live preview.
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Vāstra II 02-Oct-20 01:53 PM
ltwilliammowett: “ Some diagramms of ship’s sail, rig types, sail parts and tacking and wearing Might be helpful for one or the other ”
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Vāstra II 11-Oct-20 07:38 PM
http://vectorpoem.com/playscii/ ASCII art creation program
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Vāstra II 10-Jan-21 10:29 PM
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Vāstra II 17-Jan-21 03:52 PM
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Vāstra II 24-Feb-21 04:31 AM
https://www.mrinitialman.com/OddsEnds/Sizes/compsizes.xhtml A site for comparing humanoid heights
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