The Setting of RCS Nostromummy

For the Halloween Cameo Caper 2010, you help is needed aboard the spaceship of NCS Nostromummy , heading towards its doom!

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The Setting of RCS Nostromummy

Postby Hogan » Wed Jun 09, 2010 9:14 pm

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This is RCS Nostromummy, a majestic starship build for the depths of space.

Nostromummy was build to serve as an ark and last salvation for a distant world which was pulled apart by the combined gravity of its nearby star and a black hole. Several ships of the RCS-category was build and launched, but even more was destroyed when the black hole suddenly won the tug-o-war with the star of the system far ahead of calculated point of time and pulled the shattered remains of the planet into its core.

RCS Nostromummy was one of the last to be build and launched, just as the planets demise was eminent, and as the planet was pulled to pieces around it, Nostromummy was sucked into the black hole, to appear among the debris and wreckage of its planet in a faraway uncharted area of space.

Because Nostromummy was launched as such a critical time, it was not subjected to the coordinated effort and scrutiny of personage that the other RCS ships had been. The crew was of haphazarded mix of races and talents while the passengers, of which the most (several millions) has been cryogenetic frozen since the launch, generally consisted of who could make it to port in time for launch… including several strong factions and groups who managed to fight their way to the ship and hold a space there for themselves before it all came to an end…

Now, Nostromummy has been on its way through space for several years, searching for a new world to colonize. A ship and crew only half prepared for the travel it was forced into, as well as a number of passengers which have been in a permanent state of cease fire since the launch, only kept from open warfare over domination because of the treat to the ship’s infrastructure and the safety of the lifegiving farms in the biodoms.
… and that was before the accident that send the ship through space, crippled and without control, right towards the scorching death of twin suns…

The ship itself is some 155 miles (250 km) long and about 25 miles (40 km) in diameter around the main body, not calculating the biodoms and the acceleration ring. The ring itself is about 60 miles in diameter (100 km). It contains all the necessary facilities to sustain life for several thousand crewmembers and workers, as well as cryogentic facilities for the millions of people of several races who won’t wake up before Nostromummy is in orbit around a habitable planet.
Not everything is in working order though, some things and areas never got finished before the forced launch, and yet again others have been taken over by various factions… others having been barred and blocked for unknown reasons
It’s half a ship, all trouble… and now, a flying deathtrap


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The above is the general setting for the Halloween Caper of 2010, the Spaceship of Nostromummy.

A lot of things are purposely left open for the participants to work with and build on, exploring various places of the spaceship, hopefully finding a way to stop it from burning up in the twin stars, finding the reason behind the strange happenings on the ship

Basically this is the thread for the asking of questions about the various facilities, posting of descriptions of new ones as well as discussion about various parts of the setting. Any questions can be answered and discussed by everyone interested.

Should there be a request for new facilities, they can be provided either by the coordinators and/or participants provided they fit into the setting!

If you plan on using a part of the setting that has not hitherto been described, please post your description of it here for others to use as they see fit. If two artists want to use the same location, but are not of like mind, this is where to discuss and coordinate... the key to a great event of this kind is good coordination and management of the interweaving plots which inevitably arise.

If anyone wants to call dibs on designing specific characters for general use, please do so, but keep in mind that the best use is if everyone agrees on how they look, so keep an open mind to comments and suggestions!

One rule remains... enjoy!

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Re: The Setting of RCS Nostromummy

Postby gnume » Thu Jun 10, 2010 4:09 am

construction ring not acceleration ring

its made from superdense matter
and used in construction of a new colony
and during space travel to generate a gravitic shield around the ship
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Re: The Setting of RCS Nostromummy

Postby Hogan » Thu Jun 10, 2010 10:39 pm

Well, I had to go with something :)
You need to give us access to the blueprints and instruction manual before we make more mistakes... ;)
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Re: The Setting of RCS Nostromummy

Postby gnume » Thu Jun 10, 2010 11:40 pm

jim promised to put them on
my english is not good for long explanations (its my third language)
so we need to wait for jim to put the data up
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Re: The Setting of RCS Nostromummy

Postby blkknight » Fri Jun 11, 2010 4:57 am

I'm fairly certain black holes don't work that way.
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Re: The Setting of RCS Nostromummy

Postby ghostrunner » Fri Jun 11, 2010 12:10 pm

sorry guys, i had george w. related problems come up this week, i'll be posting it by this weekend
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Re: The Setting of RCS Nostromummy

Postby Tinkerbell » Sat Jun 12, 2010 11:26 am

blkknight wrote:I'm fairly certain black holes don't work that way.


Does it matter? It's not like any of us are writing hard sci-fi. We've never worried about the laws of physics in prior capers.

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Re: The Setting of RCS Nostromummy

Postby Keybounce » Mon Jun 14, 2010 2:00 am

Laws of physics? Laws of Physics?

I'm not a lawyer :-).
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Re: The Setting of RCS Nostromummy

Postby ghostrunner » Mon Jun 14, 2010 11:21 am

ok scaling it back to ditch some of the hard science so everyone can grab hogan's ax and take a wack- here we go!
"the ring is super dense material to build home and simple machinery using one time nano-
and the only complete parts of the ship inside are :
the medical lab / hospital up to 350 patients at one time. 4 offices- diagnostics /dispensary
4 armories / and one base armory
6 warehouses/ 1 for extremely fragile systems and equipment
the ships A.I. / mainframe
the power source- kinetic gravity well source- basically it’s a ring on which large pendulums are swinging at a back hole, as one swings the other side is pulled. This see saw motion is huge and fuels most of the ship
12 fighter docks - 2 heavy duty for massive cargo freighters.
Rear pod- biologics and cryro, now converted to an out of control jungle.
Front pod- kinetic pendulum gravity well"

anyone got an idea to add, fire away
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Re: The Setting of RCS Nostromummy

Postby KAMics » Mon Jun 14, 2010 11:34 am

Since there is going to be a pie fight is there some kind of kitchen/replicator where the pies can come from or what?
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Re: The Setting of RCS Nostromummy

Postby ghostrunner » Mon Jun 14, 2010 11:43 am

that would be in the pie deck...
forgot kitchen mess hall :D
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Re: The Setting of RCS Nostromummy

Postby Wheels » Thu Jun 17, 2010 10:53 pm

Reaching for Sketch up cannot help myself!
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Re: The Setting of RCS Nostromummy

Postby Wheels » Thu Jun 17, 2010 11:07 pm

need picture of stern and color sceme
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Re: The Setting of RCS Nostromummy

Postby ghostrunner » Fri Jun 18, 2010 8:37 am

that i can do. drawing one now
as for colors, havent decided myself
your thoughts?
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Re: The Setting of RCS Nostromummy

Postby KAMics » Fri Jun 18, 2010 12:57 pm

Plaid? :mrgreen:
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Re: The Setting of RCS Nostromummy

Postby Wheels » Fri Jun 18, 2010 4:21 pm

Whatever colors you choose I suggest that this ship look distressed and maybe unfinished.
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Re: The Setting of RCS Nostromummy

Postby Wheels » Sat Jun 19, 2010 1:13 am

I am having problems fabricating the bow section as the sphere could be a perfect sphere or more like a fat tire. Are you sure KAM didn't have a hand in this design.Image
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Re: The Setting of RCS Nostromummy

Postby ghostrunner » Sat Jun 19, 2010 7:40 am

i'm already in the lime green pantsuit of my life kam, do we really want to go there?

i originaly designed it as a ball, ron. it would probably be easier for those drawing it by hand to leave it that way. :)
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Re: The Setting of RCS Nostromummy

Postby Wheels » Sat Jun 19, 2010 9:31 am

OK still looking for a peek at your stern
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Re: The Setting of RCS Nostromummy

Postby gnume » Sat Jun 19, 2010 11:02 am

here was sent tome a minute ago


btw : jim named the file
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