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Which Space Cadet Faction Should I Create a Culture Profile For? 

10 deviants said United Dominions of Avelov
8 deviants said Protectorate of Mankind
7 deviants said Cog Lords
6 deviants said People's Collective
4 deviants said Crazed Core Tribes
1 deviant said Kerdin Empire
No deviants said Dynic Hegemony
On the heels of my "skelenomics" idea, a friend and I were talking about Magic: The Gathering's color system and I got inspired to draft a multiverse/multiplanar scifi/fantasy/science fantasy setting. Since we both decided that I would be blue/white on that scale, I also decided to aim for an anti-Warhammer, in that the main "bad guys" represent Order, in a Borg-meets-1984 way. Instead of being a mishmash of sorcery and technology like 40K's Chaos are, they're fully into rationalized magitek: they treat magic (to them, just a different set of physical laws) as a science problem, and then applying it on tremendous scales. 

My main concern with this is, since the forces of Order are going to be running around the multiverse, I have to make sure that the fantasy planes (limited to one planet) scale well with the science fiction ones (several star systems at least). Why would Order bother with small fantasy planes if they can conquer entire galaxies? Why wouldn't they bring in heavy weapons from a scifi plane to blast apart their opposition in a fantasy plane? 

My idea is that differing physics between the planes ensures that phlebotinum-powered weapons are localized: magic wands won't work in the scifi planes and hypderdrives won't work in the fantasy planes. In fact, this makes Order scarier, because part of their schtick is a thorough understanding a plane's physical laws and then applying it on a massive scale. Gunpowder doesn't work? They'll manufacture magic wands en masse that can be activated by a rudimentary casting "program," one that can recite a spell thousands of times faster than a human. 

Any thoughts? So far, this is all I've worked out.


I loved Amazon's The Man in the High Castle pilot, and would recommend it to any fan of alternate history (and if you're following me, chances are you are one of them). However, I'm going to head this off at the pass now: I won't be doing any conventional Axis victories.
Apart from guest updates from people I have yet to receive permission from, I have posted all of the AAPA updates. Sorry for flooding everyone's feeds.
If you are reading Ad Astra Per Aspera and you notice any continuity, spelling, or grammatical errors, tell me in the comments for the piece you have noticed the error in! I'm not perfect, and I'm sure some goofs have slipped through the cracks.
I will be posting every update of Ad Astra Per Aspera on the AAPA gallery.…


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CyberPhoenix001 Featured By Owner 3 hours ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey Rvbo!

I was just wondering; do you have any "Weird War" scenarios planned?
RvBOMally Featured By Owner 3 hours ago
The next one I'll be posting is zombies in WWI. 
HeliosMegistos Featured By Owner 3 days ago
RvBoMally I was wondering do you still take suggestions ?.

I ask mainly because I have an idea for a potentially interesting world and given how good your dystopias are though it might be right up your alley.
RvBOMally Featured By Owner 3 days ago
I don't take requests, but I'm open to discussion of ideas. 
HeliosMegistos Featured By Owner 3 days ago
Ahh, my bad although it wasn't exactly a request.

Sorry to bother you.
RvBOMally Featured By Owner 2 days ago
I'd be happy to discuss it! 
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howaboutthathumanity Featured By Owner 3 days ago  New member
When you make your flags, what do you use? I would like to know.
RvBOMally Featured By Owner 3 days ago
Adobe Photoshop.
howaboutthathumanity Featured By Owner 3 days ago  New member
Alright, thank you. Where do you get the base maps? I've been searching the Internet for base maps and can't find 'em.
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