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by ElegantCaveman
Mon Nov 11, 2013 2:24 pm
Forum: Pandora - First Contact
Topic: [AAR] Solar Destiny (PAUSED indefinitely)
Replies: 39
Views: 15381

Yoink!

Spring 2108 (Turns 15, 16, 17) - March - James... James... James... What am I going to do with you, James? I just can't figure out where your head is at. http://i.imgur.com/cTp2uB9.jpg He just demanded tribute, but now he's all friendly and offers Open Borders? I don't get it. He was probably dropp...
by ElegantCaveman
Mon Nov 11, 2013 1:30 pm
Forum: Pandora - First Contact
Topic: [AAR] Solar Destiny (PAUSED indefinitely)
Replies: 39
Views: 15381

Interlude

~ Interlude ~ Well, I must say, this has been an interesting experience up to now. Bit more work than I expected, but it's fun. I'm trying to maintain a mix of educational information with a bit of humor and a dash of storytelling, I hope I'm not getting too long-winded. As I mentioned in the intro...
by ElegantCaveman
Mon Nov 11, 2013 1:13 pm
Forum: Pandora - First Contact
Topic: [AAR] Solar Destiny (PAUSED indefinitely)
Replies: 39
Views: 15381

What Big Teeth You Have

February 2108 (Turn 14) Not much happening this month, just a bit of exploring. We discover a nearby Observatory and a new local life-form: http://i.imgur.com/MfJrcl3.jpg Galeths are big and powerful but—thankfully—they're pretty peaceful. I've never had one attack me, actually. I'm sure they do so...
by ElegantCaveman
Mon Nov 11, 2013 1:05 pm
Forum: Pandora - First Contact
Topic: [AAR] Solar Destiny (PAUSED indefinitely)
Replies: 39
Views: 15381

Lunch Money

January 2108 (Turn 13) And so begins our second year on this strange and wonderul alien world. Oh, what's this? Seems someone wants to say hello, maybe wish us a happy new year... http://i.imgur.com/KWOw1IS.jpg ... or not. Seriously, James? Demanding tribute? That's not nice... not nice at all. Her...
by ElegantCaveman
Mon Nov 11, 2013 12:31 am
Forum: Pandora - First Contact
Topic: [AAR] Solar Destiny (PAUSED indefinitely)
Replies: 39
Views: 15381

Re: [AAR] Solar Destiny (Turn 12)

There are definitely similarities, and it's kind of "Civ 5... IN SPAAACE!", but that fits, really. Consider that Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri was a direct spin-off from Civilization II (basically, the outcome of winning the tech victory; same as how you build a spaceship in Civ V). Since Pandora's a s...
by ElegantCaveman
Sun Nov 10, 2013 4:07 pm
Forum: Pandora - First Contact
Topic: [AAR] Solar Destiny (PAUSED indefinitely)
Replies: 39
Views: 15381

Hard To Say Goodbye

December 2107 (Turn 12) Noooooooooo!! My Cruisin' Troopers got eaten by the Aspidoch. :( http://i.imgur.com/fjDUVpq.jpg In other news... well, not much, really. It's been a slow month, not much happening. The Former's begun work on the road, and our new Troopers in the south have discovered a new k...
by ElegantCaveman
Sun Nov 10, 2013 3:49 pm
Forum: Pandora - First Contact
Topic: [AAR] Solar Destiny (PAUSED indefinitely)
Replies: 39
Views: 15381

Oh Shi—

November 2107 (Turn 11) Oh no, New Friend, say it ain't so! :o That back-stabbing bastard... I guess we won't be BFFs after all... http://i.imgur.com/iSzxsHo.jpg So it turns out our new friend, Admiral James Heid, is not much of a friend after all. For no reason... out of the blue... a mere few mon...
by ElegantCaveman
Sun Nov 10, 2013 3:36 pm
Forum: Pandora - First Contact
Topic: Backstory & Dialogue Feedback
Replies: 52
Views: 8263

Re: Backstory / Dialogue

This is a very educational morning! :D And yeah, I see what you mean about there needing to be a tangible benefit. Makes sense. As they say, less is more! As for semicolons, I guess part of my weak-spot for them is that I feel they're underused, and underappreciated. Perhaps if they weren't such an ...
by ElegantCaveman
Sun Nov 10, 2013 3:24 pm
Forum: Pandora - First Contact
Topic: [AAR] Solar Destiny (PAUSED indefinitely)
Replies: 39
Views: 15381

It's A Small World

October 2107 (Turn 10) Our Fearless Cruisin' Troopers head west, doing some more explorin'. Our Former finished building the mine last turn, so now we move it west to the forest. From there, we'll build a road going north to... http://i.imgur.com/o83A7IY.jpg Our new city! Welcome to Yue Fei. Notice...
by ElegantCaveman
Sun Nov 10, 2013 2:45 pm
Forum: Pandora - First Contact
Topic: Backstory & Dialogue Feedback
Replies: 52
Views: 8263

Re: Backstory / Dialogue

My rationale for using a semicolon there is an assumption of an unspoken "[Demanding tribute is] Usually a sign of dominance; [etc.]". More a stylistic interpretation than anything else, and I'm far from a grammatical expert, so it's entirely possible that my usage there was incorrect. I like semico...
by ElegantCaveman
Sun Nov 10, 2013 11:02 am
Forum: Pandora - First Contact
Topic: Backstory & Dialogue Feedback
Replies: 52
Views: 8263

Re: Backstory / Dialogue

A couple of issues in the mouse-over descriptions for diplomatic actions (links are to screenshots): Open Borders Allows both factions to enter each others controlled territories. Pretty sure that should be "each other's territory"; missing apostrophe. Demand Tribute Usually a sign of dominance of o...
by ElegantCaveman
Sat Nov 09, 2013 7:54 pm
Forum: Pandora - First Contact
Topic: After Action Reports Wanted!
Replies: 8
Views: 1802

Re: After Action Reports Wanted!

Never done this before, but I'll give it a shot. I've started an AAR with Solar Destiny . I hope to finish my first year (12 turns) on Pandora soon, and the game's been played/screenshotted until October 2108 (turn 22). After that, we'll see. Since I'm new at this, comments and suggestions are appre...
by ElegantCaveman
Sat Nov 09, 2013 5:56 pm
Forum: Pandora - First Contact
Topic: [AAR] Solar Destiny (PAUSED indefinitely)
Replies: 39
Views: 15381

New Friend!

September 2107 (Turn 9) Oh ho, what's this? Sending our cruising Troopers north, we meet a new neighbor! http://i.imgur.com/7td0Fsx.jpg Well met, Admiral. May our relationship be a long and friendly one. Before I go on, let's talk a bit about diplomacy: Once you've made contact with rival factions,...
by ElegantCaveman
Sat Nov 09, 2013 5:56 pm
Forum: Pandora - First Contact
Topic: [AAR] Solar Destiny (PAUSED indefinitely)
Replies: 39
Views: 15381

Medic!

August 2107 (Turn 8) And we have our new Colonizer!! http://i.imgur.com/PGVvGB0.jpg You can also see that our Drones are now wounded, their power being 0.6 instead of the 2.0 from before. We'll make them heal and stay where they are, since the spot they're on is actually the spot where I want to be...
by ElegantCaveman
Sat Nov 09, 2013 5:55 pm
Forum: Pandora - First Contact
Topic: [AAR] Solar Destiny (PAUSED indefinitely)
Replies: 39
Views: 15381

Say Hello To My Little Friend

July 2107 (Turn 7) We move our Former north and start building a mine on the hill. Mines raise the Minerals output of their territory by 1 (and Farms, as you can imagine, would raise Food by 1 instead). The Scites move south to the Hot Spring, and our Colonial Troopers disembark on land, finally ex...
by ElegantCaveman
Sat Nov 09, 2013 5:55 pm
Forum: Pandora - First Contact
Topic: [AAR] Solar Destiny (PAUSED indefinitely)
Replies: 39
Views: 15381

I'm On A Boat

June 2107 (Turn 6) Turns out it's a good thing we got Naval Transportation Logistics earlier, because those Scites we discovered last month have decided to get in our way. No problem, let's just go around them! http://i.imgur.com/N0r3znU.jpg Our Troopers are on a boat and they'll reach the ruins ne...
by ElegantCaveman
Sat Nov 09, 2013 5:55 pm
Forum: Pandora - First Contact
Topic: [AAR] Solar Destiny (PAUSED indefinitely)
Replies: 39
Views: 15381

Our First Building

May 2107 (Turn 5) Since I know where I'll be building my next city, I decide to bring my Former back and put it to work. I also send my Troopers exploring further north, to see what's around the Hot Springs. http://i.imgur.com/S7A960L.jpg Interesting... So, that's pretty much a crappy bit of land, ...
by ElegantCaveman
Sat Nov 09, 2013 5:53 pm
Forum: Pandora - First Contact
Topic: [AAR] Solar Destiny (PAUSED indefinitely)
Replies: 39
Views: 15381

Obligatory Onsen Episode

April 2107 (Turn 4) Short and sweet! Not much happening this month, just some exploration. But we make an interesting discovery... http://i.imgur.com/ETr1N8n.jpg The Former keeps exploring south, and sees a Devourer. Devourers are huge (and powerful) alien bird-lizards or something. Like the Xenomo...
by ElegantCaveman
Sat Nov 09, 2013 5:52 pm
Forum: Pandora - First Contact
Topic: [AAR] Solar Destiny (PAUSED indefinitely)
Replies: 39
Views: 15381

Knowledge Is Power

March 2107 (Turn 3) I send my Former further south, still exploring, and my Troopers finally reach the second alien ruins... http://i.imgur.com/Ai0fLmU.jpg Again?! That's amazing. Last game I played, I kept getting Food, which was useless (as long as you have enough food, you're okay... remember wh...
by ElegantCaveman
Sat Nov 09, 2013 5:52 pm
Forum: Pandora - First Contact
Topic: [AAR] Solar Destiny (PAUSED indefinitely)
Replies: 39
Views: 15381

Fauna & Flora

February 2107 (Turn 2) Okay, so our first month was a busy one, but we were getting started, and there was a lot to look at. Things should get a lot simpler from now on. Let's see what happens next... http://i.imgur.com/UZlCyFA.jpg Good news, everyone! Because of the research boost we got from the ...

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