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“A whole lot. And a whole lot more [expletive] human battleships,” he says. “And every single one of ’em is crewed by the angriest, most [expletive] off, most fanatical, most vicious humans you’ll ever run into. They call themselves Texans.” Tnk’rkr The Wise, as written by Oshay

One of my hobbies is writing in a collaborative story/strategy game called From the Ashes. One part weaponized spreadsheet, one part role-playing game, one part writing project, and 100 percent geek, it is one of my main forms of relaxation. Most of the players are college-aged or older, several have kids of their own, and the group is fairly fun to hang out with. As you can imagine, the language is a bit rougher than around here at Ricochet. The link above is definitely not CoC-compliant.

People write stories of nations and heroes in a space opera setting. Some write stories that are more grounded, some discuss intricate plots, others do stories that have a fair amount of wackiness. I write the story of an explorer for hire — imagine Captain Kirk, Inc. It’s a nice break from real-world politics.

Some of the writing is pretty interesting, especially given it is done for free. Oshay, in particular, writes fairly decent military science fiction. In the snippet above, a Chelonian (turtle-like alien) admiral is describing their human allies, and I figured our resident Texans would enjoy knowing that even in the 25th century, you don’t mess with Texas.

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  1. OmegaPaladin Moderator
    OmegaPaladin

    This potent blend of Texas and geeks is part of the Quote of the Day Series, the easiest way to start a fun conversation. We have many open dates on the February Schedule. We’ve even include tips for finding great quotes, so choose your favorite quote and sign up today!

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    • January 17, 2019, at 7:34 PM PST
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  2. She Reagan
    SheJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Cool! A glimpse into “how the other half lives.” (She said, while taking a break from her knitting.)

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    • January 18, 2019, at 1:01 PM PST
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  3. JoelB Member

    This reminds me of the story of the Jihadist who blew himself up in hopes of glory in the afterlife. When he awoke in the hereafter, he looked into the scowling faces of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Patrick Henry, and a number of the other founding fathers. When he cried out to Allah, the reply was “Just as promised – 70 Virginians!

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    • January 18, 2019, at 3:43 PM PST
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  4. She Reagan
    SheJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    JoelB (View Comment):

    This reminds me of the story of the Jihadist who blew himself up in hopes of glory in the afterlife. When he awoke in the hereafter, he looked into the scowling faces of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Patrick Henry, and a number of the other founding fathers. When he cried out to Allah, the reply was “Just as promised – 70 Virginians!

    Thanks for the Laugh of the Day (does that really need to be a new thread? Someone suggested that the other day)

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    • January 18, 2019, at 4:09 PM PST
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  5. OmegaPaladin Moderator
    OmegaPaladin

    By the way, if anyone is interested in join me and the other players of From the Ashes, we are always accepting new players. I actually moderate the game over there, along with a few other people. If the rules are a bit daunting, we also accept people playing heroes or solo characters.

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    • January 21, 2019, at 10:26 AM PST
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  6. She Reagan
    SheJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    OmegaPaladin (View Comment):

    By the way, if anyone is interested in join me and the other players of From the Ashes, we are always accepting new players. I actually moderate the game over there, along with a few other people. If the rules are a bit daunting, we also accept people playing heroes or solo characters.

    Do any of the characters knit? (I do have a medallion I wear which says, “I knit so I don’t kill people,” so if killing people is a requirement, that may mean I’m a non-starter as well.)

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    • January 21, 2019, at 4:31 PM PST
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  7. OmegaPaladin Moderator
    OmegaPaladin

    She (View Comment):

    OmegaPaladin (View Comment):

    By the way, if anyone is interested in join me and the other players of From the Ashes, we are always accepting new players. I actually moderate the game over there, along with a few other people. If the rules are a bit daunting, we also accept people playing heroes or solo characters.

    Do any of the characters knit? (I do have a medallion I wear which says, “I knit so I don’t kill people,” so if killing people is a requirement, that may mean I’m a non-starter as well.)

    I’m imagining you as a character in the movie R.E.D. right now. And you are breeding Monty Python killer rabbits, and carnivorous sheep.

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    • January 23, 2019, at 10:45 PM PST
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