…more anime that doesn’t exist
Once again, my weekend plans had the screws put to them by allergies. When I got home yesterday, my throat was killing me, so by 9:00 I was loaded up on Dr. Grace’s Herbs & Minerals and in bed. I slept for about 10.5 hours. Felt a bit better this morning, but decided to push the visit to my mom back to next weekend.
We did take the girls to the dog park, where they got sufficiently worn out so that they are now snoozing. I also got about 45 minutes of gardening done and will attempt more in a bit.
Lately, my thoughts have drifted to an interplanetary pulp game. Mostly, I’m thinking that the inner solar system has been colonized and there are a few research stations in the outer system. In true pulp style, I’m giving Mars a network of canals…Venus is a tropical jungle with very sparse temperate zones on high mountain peaks…Mercury is a deadly hot desert wasteland on one side and a frigid arctic waste on the other with a very thin temperate zone in between…and our Moon is a mix of huge cities dedicated to Science! & Progress! and small towns that have a very “independent Wild West” sort of flavor. Naturally, unearthly wildlife and native civilizations would abound.
The PC’s would be members of the Science Police, investigating all sorts of strange stuff. They would not be limited to being humans. Psychic powers would be rare, but available.
All of this would take place in an alternate 1990’s.
Will I do anything with this? Maybe…maybe not. We shall see.
And now, on to poll results
The Slime culture (hereafter known as the Gloggols) is:
Mystical (they have and use magic)
Xenophobic (they fear other cultures)
Artistic (they create beautiful sculptures, many of which serve as homes, out of pearlescent bodily excretions similar to seashell calcium)
The average Gloggol weighs about 30-50 pounds.
The Gloggols homeland is a vast expanse of lakes, wetlands, bayous, marshes and mangrove swamps/flats. The very few dry lands are covered with towering cities. The climate is generally hot & humid.
The Teddy Bear culture (hereafter known as the Broon) is:
Militaristic (mix Romans with Spartans and you’re close)
Expansionist (their empire grows larger every year)
Commercial (capitalism is rampant and unchecked…as long as the Empire gets their cut)
The average Broon weighs about 80-120 pounds, most of which is pure muscle.
The Broon Homeland is evenly divided into the Sacred Forest (half a million acres of thick primeval forest and mountains) and the environmentally ravaged Plains of Skurr (half a million acres of clear cut forests, mining operations, polluted rivers and sprawling cities). Their conquered Outlands range from sub-arctic fjordlands to rolling coastal grasslands to semitropical southern forests.
Next Poll: The Human Cultures