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Species from the BTS! Universe
« on: February 22, 2010, 01:40:54 PM »
I will post small blurbs for the main species found in the BTS! universe that my stories are based on.

First up will be the Graalthak.



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Re: Species from the BTS! Universe
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2010, 01:43:26 PM »
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Re: Species from the BTS! Universe
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Re: Species from the BTS! Universe
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2010, 08:38:33 PM »
Really good questions. And its to a large part determined by the player.
 

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Re: Species from the BTS! Universe
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2010, 09:06:59 PM »
Quote from: "ShadoCat"
I'm curious about the mechanics of the hive mind.  

Is it telepathic or is the group coordination based on sounds/gestures?

If it's telepathic, what's the range?

I'm wondering how they react to being separated by the main body for a length of time.  

Is there a critical mass number that's needed for them to function?

This is the effect in game:  ___ Hivemind (15 SP) no pop upkeep figured; not normally subject to any form of civil unrest; +30% against hostile espionage attempts; 100% retreat level for all ground units; ground units cannot surrender; colonies cannot be conquered but only exterminated or driven into the hills and have a -10% to all RP's spent on Tech Levels. Cannot make use of Commanders or training levels other than trained.

But as to their background, I see it operating in pods. By that I mean each individual is self-aware, but when in the presence of others they gain a bonus to their intellect. But it is limited in scope and ability. The most they can have in a 'network' is 500 individuals, which is why their battalions are 500 individuals, and the departments in their Capital Ships, aka engineering etc. etc., are no larger than 500. So their Mega-Cap Ships will prolly have more than one engineering department.

But if you are looking to make a hivemind like in the Starfire books and games you are gonna need to take further Species advantages that Hivemind opens up.



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Re: Species from the BTS! Universe
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Re: Species from the BTS! Universe
« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2010, 11:11:10 PM »
Quote from: "ShadoCat"
Cool!

So, at this level, the hive mind is more like an ant like total "sacrifice for the species/community" mentality rather than a single mind with multiple bodies.

Yup, exactly.  :D



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Re: Species from the BTS! Universe
« Reply #7 on: March 22, 2010, 02:20:53 PM »
I posted the sample species creation document on the Gunny Pubs forum.  <img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_biggrin.gif" alt=":D" title="Very Happy" />


EDIT: URL no longer valid.



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