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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.