Tuesday posts on scifirama.com

Posted in sci-fi, Uncategorized with tags , , , on January 15, 2008 by ph1at1ine
  1. Quick thoughts about Sarah Connor Chronicles
  2. Heroes action figures
  3. Torchwood personality test

More at www.scifirama.com


Starcraft boardgame

Posted in games, sci-fi with tags , , , , , , , , , on January 15, 2008 by ph1at1ine

Fantasy Flight Games – In StarCraft: The Board Game, players take control of high-tech armies and battle for dominance in an ever-changing galaxy. Take command of your favorite race and set out to conquer!

Two to six players each take the role of an important leader from the StarCraft universe – Jim Raynor, Arcturus Mengsk, Judicator Aldaris, Executor Tassadar, Sarah Kerrigan, or the Overmind – and take command of powerful armies. With three distinct races, each with two unique factions, each game of StarCraft: The Board Game will be different.

The Galaxy
At the beginning of the game, players assemble a galaxy of interconnected planets, each with regions containing resources such as valuable minerals, vespene gas, and conquest points. Planets are connected by both normal and z-axis navigation routes, representing the three-dimensional nature of space. By strategic placement of valuable worlds and navigation routes, players can create strongholds for themselves or connect their worlds to planets ripe for conquest.
Once the galaxy has been assembled, players place their initial bases and units and the conflict can begin!

There are three types of resources found on the planets in the StarCraft galaxy: minerals, vespene gas, and conquest points. Minerals and gas are harvested by workers and used to build units, research new technology, build new bases, and buy base upgrades. Conquest points are one way in which players win the game – having a unit or a base in the same region as a conquest point resource will add conquest points to a player’s total each turn, ultimately bringing her closer to winning.

In situations of dire need (or if a player suspects that she will lose control of a region), extra workers can be dispatched to aggressively harvest a region, depleting it. If a region is sufficiently depleted, it will become devoid of resources and cannot be used again. Only regions containing minerals and vespene gas can be depleted – conquest points are never harvested by workers.

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Mondays posts at scifirama.com

Posted in sci-fi with tags , , , on January 14, 2008 by ph1at1ine
  1. Mamoru Oshii turns to movies
  2. Will Cloverfield live up to the hype?
  3. Podcast of “The Hacker crackdown” has concluded
  4. 17 sensational free and downloadable graphic novels

More interesting news and articles at www.scifirama.com

Sundays posts on scifirama.com

Posted in sci-fi, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on January 13, 2008 by ph1at1ine

List of all todays posts at our mother site Scifirama.com :

  1. Elijah wood confirms dual Hobbit movie details
  2. Shiny metal garbage city
  3. US stem cell policy inspired by anti-authoritarian scifi
  4. Free audiobook – “Gray” by Jon Armstrong

You can read all the non-gaming posts at www.scifirama.com

Facion profile – The Brotherhood of Steel

Posted in games, sci-fi with tags , , , , , , , , , on January 13, 2008 by ph1at1ine

Fallout 3 official site – Emil Pagliarulo, lead designer of Fallout 3 is profiling a faction, well known to anyone how ever played one of Fallout games – Brotherhood of steel.

How, exactly, does one worship technology?

Is it as simple as praying to a golden, robotic calf? Perhaps “god” is recognized as some kind of sentient artificial intelligence who demands subservience in exchange for feats and favors?

Or maybe, just maybe, the human race has already answered this question: technology is worshipped, simply and plainly, through obsession and attainment. We are a people dominated by technology, from our electrically-powered cities right down to our scientifically engineered anti-depressant medications. And every Sunday mass we miss to stay home and watch football on our HDTVs is further proof that now, more than ever, technology is the deity we hold most dear.

Now imagine all of that compulsion, all of that addiction we as an entire race share, and encapsulate it into one group of people. Imagine the obsession and fervor, the unending need for technological superiority, and the ultimate futility of such a goal.

Imagine, if you will, the Brotherhood of Steel.

In Fallout 3, the Brotherhood of Steel is one of the most important and influential factions you’ll encounter. And while it’s true they are a military organization, the Brotherhood’s values and command structure are actually more representative of a medieval knightly order. Like the Templars of old, in their own eyes, the members of the Brotherhood of Steel are pure, they are just – they are truly human in a world filled with both physical and moral corruption.

But it is the worship of technology that truly defines and drives them. For a Brotherhood of Steel Paladin, Power Armor is his plate mail, a powered Super Sledge his warhammer. A non-combatant Scribe is more scientist than scholar, utilizing computers as a monk in the Middle Ages would a quill and ink.

It’s not enough for the Brotherhood of Steel’s members to use whatever high-tech gadgetry they’ve acquired, though. The organization’s entire existence is predicated on the acquisition of technology. Whatever they’ve got is never enough. Their best equipment? It could be better. Even if this endless search for high-tech toys means keeping the good stuff out of the hands of others who could really benefit from it, well, that’s okay with the Brotherhood of Steel.

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New use of this site

Posted in sci-fi, Uncategorized with tags , , , on January 13, 2008 by ph1at1ine


Well, since we went on and bought new domain and hosting (www.scifirama.com) I tried to think of some way to use this blog for other purposes. Since my vision of Scifirama was pretty serious I decided to make this blog sort of a branch of scifirama.com and dedicate it to sci-fi games. Thant’s right, this site is soon gonna crawl with gaming informations. So, stay tuned 🙂

Sarah Connor premiere party pics @ Scifirama.com

Posted in movies & series, sci-fi with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on January 11, 2008 by ph1at1ine

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