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Shas has an even better idea!

Postby Cthulu Mechanicus » Sun Mar 04, 2012 8:21 pm

Well, I have another idea that will likely be mercilessly destoryed by the oldbloods of the other topics section.

What about an RP after an electromagentic pulse emenates from the earth, and sends humanity back to the stone age. If the RP was set about 500 years after, we'd be basically tribesmen with floppy disks and CDs around our neck, beating on each other with clubs and knives. I'd appreciate your feedback.
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Re: Shas has an even better idea!

Postby BewareOfTom » Sun Mar 04, 2012 8:23 pm

lol, sounds fun XD

but instead of the EMP from earth make it from the sun, just a little thing but its much more likely to actually happen XD
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Re: Shas has an even better idea!

Postby Jason » Sun Mar 04, 2012 10:18 pm

I will only say I like this if Tom stops using "XD" 98% LESS in his posts.
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Re: Shas has an even better idea!

Postby Ashran » Sun Mar 04, 2012 10:46 pm

Anything mechanical would still run perfectly fine, so most older cars and many guns.

Also, an EMP wouldn't permanently destroy all tech, it could severely damage power grids and certain other systems in a very large range, but, would be repairable within weeks to (in worst case scenario) months. With astronomically high costs though.

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Re: Shas has an even better idea!

Postby jackmrnorris94 » Sun Mar 04, 2012 11:00 pm

Hmm thinking about it (and I'd feel like an butt if this hijacked the thread), this might be fitting for that one idea that's been passed around a few times. Anyone remember the Cold War RP we always hinted at?

Maybe we could say the war was at it's highest tension, erupts, and only hours after NATO and Soviet forces begin crossing the borders a solar EMP hits. Bloody chaos ensues, maybe a nuke or two are launched and the RPers find themselves in a wartorn city.

Maybe?

Most likely not, considering you guys love to shoot this idea down. :roll:

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Postby Jason » Sun Mar 04, 2012 11:01 pm

Ashran wrote:Anything mechanical would still run perfectly fine, so most older cars and many guns.

Also, an EMP wouldn't permanently destroy all tech, it could severely damage power grids and certain other systems in a very large range, but, would be repairable within weeks to (in worst case scenario) months. With astronomically high costs though.

The storm doesn't just hit earth and stay, it hits earth and keeps moving.


500 years? I don't think so. Unless those automobiles and weapons are being maintained 500 years is enough to basically destroy anything that isn't being taken care of, even if it just sitting somewhere inside.

And an EMP does not just "disable" electronics, it can fry the minute circuitry within certain electronics, rendering them useless forever until they are repaired or replaced.

And to Jack, since he completed this while I was writing my own response:

We don't want to go to eastern europe and fight in stalingrad 2.0.
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Postby Cthulu Mechanicus » Mon Mar 05, 2012 6:06 am

Wait... So my Idea actually has merit? This is a first.
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Re: Shas has an even better idea!

Postby sebastionsynn » Mon Mar 05, 2012 7:04 am

but instead of the EMP from earth make it from the sun, just a little thing but its much more likely to actually happen


agreed.

And an EMP does not just "disable" electronics, it can fry the minute circuitry within certain electronics, rendering them useless forever until they are repaired or replaced.


correction, an EMP only destroys that circuitry that is currently in use in some way, if the circuit board or chip is completely inert at the time the EMP hits it will be unaffected.

maybe a nuke or two are launched

an EMP would destroy not just the circuitry in the nuke itself but would also destroy the targeting system and the launch computers, as all of these circuits would still have a trickle of electricity going through them at the time of the EMP. much more likely would be that the nuke was being tested, and the EMP shorts out a critical component, causing the nuke to overload and explode in it's launch pad.

at any rate, sounds fun, kinda imagine what life would be like after 'Snake' Plisken hits the button and blacks out the world.
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Postby BewareOfTom » Mon Mar 05, 2012 8:50 am

Jason wrote:I will only say I like this if Tom stops using "XD" 98% LESS in his posts.


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Postby Jason » Mon Mar 05, 2012 11:28 am

BewareOfTom wrote:
Jason wrote:I will only say I like this if Tom stops using "XD" 98% LESS in his posts.


XD


Thats it, he ruined it for everyone, I hate this idea. It's stupid and smelly and no one will play it.
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Postby Ashran » Mon Mar 05, 2012 11:41 am

But an empty wouldn't destroy all tech for all time, as I said, mass damage to many systems, but, not permanent/irrepairable...why did you only focus on the one bit I said that I didn't say absolutely perfectly when the rest was a valid statement -.-
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Postby Ashran » Mon Mar 05, 2012 8:09 pm

Funnily enough, we're also about to reach the climax of the sun's solar storms, which happens every 11 years (peak is in 2013), and even the most powerful flares, when they directly hit earth head on generally only pose serious threat to astronauts in space on account of them not being protected by Earth's magnetic field. which generally only causes disruption to communications and some other stuff.

Alternatively, if we're talking about like nuclear emps...Well by that point it's either A: Fallout because the nukes are being dropped on the cities or B: Fallout because countries are blowing up nukes in the atmosphere = WW3 = Eventual Fallout.

To my knowledge, these are the two conventional means by which EMPs are generated, solar storms and nuclear detonations.
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Postby Crusherfex » Tue Mar 06, 2012 7:51 pm

Post-apocalyptic society? Like "prophet of yonwood" from city of ember trilogy, or adventure time.
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Postby khani » Tue Mar 06, 2012 8:00 pm

Crusherfex wrote:Post-apocalyptic society? adventure time.
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Re: Shas has an even better idea!

Postby NotSoNinja » Sun Mar 11, 2012 4:33 am

I relish the idea of beating mutants to death with defraggled motherdisks. Sounds fun, however you do it. Also, I'm writing a paper on the Cold War, so this is twice as cool.

I'd like to see it happen.

Just my humble 2 cents: EMP may not be so much what you're looking for, as a biological weapon. That field is new enough that you're still allowed to take some creative license with it. :wink:
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