Date: 2017-04-17 03:10 pm (UTC)
metahacker: Crazy-looking cartoon red face with silly blue tongue, from an online avatar maker. (old crazy)
From: [personal profile] metahacker
"Lawn of the Ancient Space God" does sound like a great name for a Spelljammer module...

Date: 2017-04-17 03:31 pm (UTC)
movingfinger: (Default)
From: [personal profile] movingfinger
A pure expression of id. Thank you!

Date: 2017-04-17 03:59 pm (UTC)
yhlee: Drop Ships from Race for the Galaxy (RTFG)
From: [personal profile] yhlee
Where can I get a poster of this for my wall so I can conform to the tropes of scifilandia?

Date: 2017-04-17 04:12 pm (UTC)
daidoji_gisei: (Default)
From: [personal profile] daidoji_gisei
As soon as I saw it, I started trying to figure out where the Hexarchate was. :)

Date: 2017-04-17 04:13 pm (UTC)
yhlee: a circle of silver moths/butterflies on a dark background (hxx Nirai)
From: [personal profile] yhlee
That's a really good question! Let me know what you conclude. ;)

Date: 2017-04-19 03:43 am (UTC)
philrm: (Default)
From: [personal profile] philrm
I'm going with Space Bureaucrats, with major incursions into Alien Space China.

Date: 2017-04-17 04:22 pm (UTC)
ffutures: (Default)
From: [personal profile] ffutures
I've used maps like that a few times

Date: 2017-04-18 04:29 pm (UTC)
viktor_haag: (Default)
From: [personal profile] viktor_haag
Hmmm... How prescient...


Date: 2017-04-17 04:27 pm (UTC)
solarbird: (Default)
From: [personal profile] solarbird
This is just utterly wonderful. :D

Date: 2017-04-17 05:42 pm (UTC)
brooksmoses: (Default)
From: [personal profile] brooksmoses
I am amused that, because of color choices, the Ancient Space God's Lawn appears to not have any grid beyond the border. Clearly one cannot actually get onto his lawn, as befits a powerful Space God.

Date: 2017-04-19 08:03 am (UTC)
scott_sanford: (Default)
From: [personal profile] scott_sanford
Starships from lesser races are destroyed by the Cane of Shaking.

Date: 2017-04-17 07:30 pm (UTC)
dewline: (quiet jokes)
From: [personal profile] dewline
Okay, that amused me for a few seconds. But surely "Spacethulhu" belongs on the Ancient Space God's Lawn?

Date: 2017-04-17 08:21 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] ba_munronoe
Even Space Cthulhu dares not invoke the shaking of the Cane Cosmic.

Date: 2017-04-17 09:20 pm (UTC)
jcfiala: (Default)
From: [personal profile] jcfiala
I would think the Ancient Space God's Lawn would butt up against Kirby Space, personally. But at least Kirby Space is next to the Sufficiently Advanced Aliens who Give Zero Fucks.

I love typing it out.

Date: 2017-04-17 10:31 pm (UTC)
avram: (Default)
From: [personal profile] avram
If I remember correctly, this was created as a response to The Only Fantasy World Map You’ll Ever Need.

Date: 2017-04-18 06:58 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] eub
Oh, that one's got more bite to it.,

Date: 2017-04-18 02:55 am (UTC)
annathepiper: (Alan LOL)
From: [personal profile] annathepiper
I love "Sufficiently Advanced Aliens Who Give Zero Fucks". :D

Date: 2017-04-18 04:13 am (UTC)
hammercock: (spock whaaa?)
From: [personal profile] hammercock
That is fantastic.

Date: 2017-04-18 05:03 am (UTC)
ironyoxide: (Default)
From: [personal profile] ironyoxide
I get that the not!Federation needs to have a common border with just about everybody because plot reasons, but that starfish shape doesn't look terribly defensible.

Date: 2017-04-18 11:02 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] ba_munronoe
Of course, give FTL, what does a "defensible" border look like? To move to the more general subject of space opera, that assumes an ability to spot and intercept ships over interstellar distances: depending on what sort of handwave is used [1] and how common actually useful planets are, the actual distribution of your inhabited planets through interstellar space may be irrelevant, since the real issue is finding out which of a hundred thousand suns scattered over six million cubic light years is the important one to your enemy.

[1] See, Alderson(?) Drive in the Niven/Pournelle universe, where interstellar travel depends on the control of essentially (on the interstellar scale) zero-dimensional points located one per sun and not necessarily connected to adjacent suns.

Date: 2017-04-19 06:18 am (UTC)
avram: (Default)
From: [personal profile] avram
That’s why the Diverse Alliance needs to have all those patrolling starships that are always the only Alliance ship around whenever anything interesting happens.

Date: 2017-04-19 08:09 am (UTC)
scott_sanford: (Default)
From: [personal profile] scott_sanford
"So you're all the DANG help we get?"
"Yeah, but we're all the DANG help you'll need."
"I still think we need more DANG starships."

Date: 2017-04-18 07:51 am (UTC)
dragovianknight: closeup of a green dragon (Default)
From: [personal profile] dragovianknight
It's way too late, and all I can see is that the Diverse Alliance of Nice Guys looks like a disco-dancing starfish.

Date: 2017-04-18 05:56 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] wakboth
That was a good thread. :)


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