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Science Wars

skinnydragonskinnydragon Member Posts: 110
Judging by various posts in particular those in the mathematical quandries thread it seems like there is a large number of us from scientific backgrounds. For FUN I was thinking about doing a sort of competition where we use our science knowledge (including hypothetical and just weird) to show how we would become the ultimate mad geniuses and take over the world. Anything (PG13) goes including alliances, backstabbing, pure sci fi. I have no idea how I'd score this or even how it will work if it does but I thought I'd see if we can give it a go. (It might be helpful if we described our background in our first post to show what kind of knowledge we had) By the way non-sciency people just as welcome. I've a degree in electronic systems so my basis is electronics and software with a reasonable maths/physics back up. I will probably take part later but for now may the games (hopefully) begin.

wubbleCrevsDaakbooinyoureyesJuliusBorisov

Comments

  • wubblewubble Member Posts: 3,156
    I'd love to play but someone will have to start and get the ball rolling so I can get some ideas.

    CrevsDaak
  • meaglothmeagloth Member Posts: 3,806
    Take over the world, ehh? I don't know about that. Destroy the world... Sure. But take it over? Sounds like an awful lot of work. I'll have to sleep on this one.

    CrevsDaakDungeonnoobdeltagololien
  • CrevsDaakCrevsDaak Member Posts: 7,081
    *Crevs Daak pokes @wubble with a pointy stick that has ideas on it's tip*
    :D
    *Crevs Daak kicks the ball. The ball rolls 3 meters away!*
    :open_mouth:
    *Crevs Daak blows a Magical Horn of Noise only 1 meter away from @meagloth to wake him up*
    :blush:

    wubbleDungeonnoobJuliusBorisov
  • wubblewubble Member Posts: 3,156
    edited April 2015
    Thanks for the poke crevs, that worked rather well

    *insert evil laugh here*


    For my evil (and incredibly awesome and brilliant) plan I will place large thermonuclear devices at the following co-ordinates:


    44.6000° N, 110.5000° W

    2.6845° N, 98.8756° E

    38.8069° S, 175.9078° E

    23.1667° S, 67.4167° W

    37.7564° N, 106.9342° W

    25.9167° S, 66.8667° W


    I will then retreat to my pre prepared vault/bunker somewhere in europe with my carefully selected volunteers who will form my master race (seeking people of all backgrounds as long as they're sarcastic ****holes). Once in my vault I will trigger the devices and wait till everything's calmed down. at which point I will repopulate the earth with an entire civiization of sarcastic "jon snow"s.


    You know, sometimes I amaze even myself...

    :naughty:



    *insert additional evil laughter as required*

    deltagololienCrevsDaakJuliusBorisov
  • SquireSquire Member Posts: 512
    wubble said:




    I will then retreat to my pre prepared vault/bunker somewhere in europe with my carefully selected volunteers...

    Please tell me that those carefully selected volunteers consist of at least one pair of incompetent goons who mess everything up, a female ninja/assassin type who wears lots of leather, and a clever but wimpy scientist type who ends up turning on you in one final act of self-redeeming bravery (and dying for his efforts)!

    Also, this bunker absolutely must contain a hidden trapdoor leading to a pirhana tank, activated by a hidden mechanism from your throne-like swivel chair, on which you swivel to face heroes who unexpectedly burst in! :D

    Oh, and you need at least one elaborate auto-execution machine for when you capture somebody trying to thwart your plans, because simply killing them there and then is a definite no-no. Instead you must put them in the machine, then walk away, confident that the hero will absolutely not escape this machine and return to continue to hamper your efforts.

  • wubblewubble Member Posts: 3,156
    @Squire How could I not I'm the perfect villain, I'm English!

  • skinnydragonskinnydragon Member Posts: 110
    edited April 2015
    Ok @wubble I use a targeted electro-magnetic spike to disable the nukes. I hack into the telephone network of several large companies and make their holding music play skinnydragon is great on a loop at just below audible levels hoping to create a subliminal response. @meagloth destroying the worlds fine well on here anyway :),

    CrevsDaak
  • wubblewubble Member Posts: 3,156
    @skinnydragon ah but when I captured you earlier and explained my devious plans to you I lied. I told you where they are and what kind of nukes they are, what I didn't tell you was I designed a failsafe that would detonate the nukes in the event of someone trying to use an EMP to disarm them. The best lies are mostly truthful so I made it so even if you got past my expendable (don't tell them that) mercenary army any attempt at disarming the nukes would result in detonation.

    sure a complete genius and expert with that tech could disarm one of them if they opened it up but that sort of genius is rare indeed and there were multiple nukes hidden at each site And some of the sites are half a world away from each other, theres no way you could disarm them all in time, even one detonation could cause a cataclysmic extinction event.

    I'm still not sure exactly why I'm telling you all of this though.

    CrevsDaak
  • skinnydragonskinnydragon Member Posts: 110
    Nothing so crude as EMP targeted spikes are monofrequency monodirectional think laser compared to light bulb. I could pick a single component to fry without hitting the fail-safe. Or new plan dump a load of carbon on the bombs and then pour lead and concrete on them.

    wubblecmk24CrevsDaak
  • wubblewubble Member Posts: 3,156
    I also hacked the nuclear arsenals of russia and america and can use4 them as backups ;)

    CrevsDaak
  • skinnydragonskinnydragon Member Posts: 110
    I counter hack and detonate them in the silos

    CrevsDaak
  • wubblewubble Member Posts: 3,156

    I counter hack and detonate them in the silos

    So you blow up the US and Russia by detonating nuclear weapons in launching facilities? you've also released huge amounts of radiation. In what way does this plan help you? At least my mass extinction event would have avoided irradiating the entire planet, supervolcanos are far cleaner killers than mass nuking even if I was going to use a few nukes to trigger them.

    Oh and I use my loyal friends who happen to be the crew of a vanguard class trident submarine to nuke yellowstone to make sure it triggers the volcano (if your blowing the silos up didn't already do that for me)


    You could always have just asked to be part of my master race, you didn't just have to ruin all of my plans. at least I'm safe from the fallout in my bunker.

    I guess I'll just have to sit here stroking my cat.

    CrevsDaak
  • skinnydragonskinnydragon Member Posts: 110
    I'd have needed a cull anyway besides a few localised radiation leaks would probably do less lasting damage than super-volcanos which would have their own massive radiation problems on top of the chemical, seismic and blocking out the sun. I went for damage limitation as for joining your master race I'd be tempted but as we're currently th only two players an alliance would sort of mean game over. Maybe later if someone else wants to play

    wubbleCrevsDaak
  • meaglothmeagloth Member Posts: 3,806
    If the had to take over the world I would probably launch thousands of tiny missile in to space and eliminate all to the communications satilites. At the same time I would cripple the worlds space programs and strategically disable essential server so the Internet and phones shut down. Then I would retreat to my secret space station and announce to the world that I can fix all of there problems if they surrender full leadership of their nations completely to me. I would promise to set up a competent government order, and soon the nations would come begging for me to rule them. Some of the more egotistical one(I'm looking at you, America) would probably "fight for their freedom" but once I had a few on board I cold probably deal with that easily. Then I would restore communications, solve the worlds ecemomic and social issues, and set up a solid constitutional monarchy. Not only would I rule the world, but I would be a hero who brought world peace. Nothing brings people together like a common enemy.

    wubble
  • wubblewubble Member Posts: 3,156
    meagloth said:

    If the had to take over the world I would probably launch thousands of tiny missile in to space and eliminate all to the communications satilites. At the same time I would cripple the worlds space programs and strategically disable essential server so the Internet and phones shut down. Then I would retreat to my secret space station and announce to the world that I can fix all of there problems if they surrender full leadership of their nations completely to me. I would promise to set up a competent government order, and soon the nations would come begging for me to rule them. Some of the more egotistical one(I'm looking at you, America) would probably "fight for their freedom" but once I had a few on board I cold probably deal with that easily. Then I would restore communications, solve the worlds ecemomic and social issues, and set up a solid constitutional monarchy. Not only would I rule the world, but I would be a hero who brought world peace. Nothing brings people together like a common enemy.

    Ballistic missiles can guide themselves, they have no need of satellites and GPS to find you, unless you can make yourself invisible they can paint a target by eye and program the missile to hit your space station.

    But since skinnydragon and I have already laid waste to america nad russia that's rather unlikely to happen :)

  • meaglothmeagloth Member Posts: 3,806
    wubble said:

    meagloth said:

    If the had to take over the world I would probably launch thousands of tiny missile in to space and eliminate all to the communications satilites. At the same time I would cripple the worlds space programs and strategically disable essential server so the Internet and phones shut down. Then I would retreat to my secret space station and announce to the world that I can fix all of there problems if they surrender full leadership of their nations completely to me. I would promise to set up a competent government order, and soon the nations would come begging for me to rule them. Some of the more egotistical one(I'm looking at you, America) would probably "fight for their freedom" but once I had a few on board I cold probably deal with that easily. Then I would restore communications, solve the worlds ecemomic and social issues, and set up a solid constitutional monarchy. Not only would I rule the world, but I would be a hero who brought world peace. Nothing brings people together like a common enemy.

    Ballistic missiles can guide themselves, they have no need of satellites and GPS to find you, unless you can make yourself invisible they can paint a target by eye and program the missile to hit your space station.

    But since skinnydragon and I have already laid waste to america nad russia that's rather unlikely to happen :)
    Uhhh... They still need to be able to find me. I'm in a secret space station, remember?

    wubble
  • wubblewubble Member Posts: 3,156
    true but unidentified space objects are suspicious and you know how much the United states government likes to shoot things.

  • OlvynChuruOlvynChuru Member Posts: 1,656
    wubble said:

    Thanks for the poke crevs, that worked rather well


    For my evil (and incredibly awesome and brilliant) plan I will place large thermonuclear devices at the following co-ordinates:


    44.6000° N, 110.5000° W

    2.6845° N, 98.8756° E

    38.8069° S, 175.9078° E

    23.1667° S, 67.4167° W

    37.7564° N, 106.9342° W

    25.9167° S, 66.8667° W


    I will then retreat to my pre prepared vault/bunker somewhere in europe with my carefully selected volunteers who will form my master race (seeking people of all backgrounds as long as they're sarcastic ****holes). Once in my vault I will trigger the devices and wait till everything's calmed down. at which point I will repopulate the earth with an entire civiization of sarcastic "jon snow"s.

    Good luck building your ****hole civilization in a place filled with radiation. I'm sure they'll all be in great health.

    Of course, the radiation has its uses, but you'd need to make sure that only those who resist are hurt by it.

  • wubblewubble Member Posts: 3,156
    the point of the bunker is to wait out the worst of the radiation. like fallout.

  • booinyoureyesbooinyoureyes Member Posts: 6,162
    Science Wars?

    Forget Amn vs Baldur's GAte, how about The Agricultural Biotech Civil War?
    @lolien it is the origin of your species
    image

    lolienCrevsDaakJuliusBorisov
  • skinnydragonskinnydragon Member Posts: 110
    So I think I'll do a semi-regular recap/summary of our moves and their likely affects.

    Between me and @wubble we have irradiated a reasonable portion of both America and Russia. I'm going to assume that no politicians are going to have nuclear silos in their own back yards however so they aren't quite out of the fight though.

    @wubble has also launched a nuclear strike on the volcano at yellowstone so even greater devestation to America. He is hiding in a bunker in an undisclosed European location.

    @meagloth has struck at several key communication nodes including satelites and the internet. He is currently making diplomatic moves to offer to restore communications in echange for fealty. His hideout is an undetectable space station.

    Several thousands of people are hanging up feeling just as annoyed with telephone services but strangely happy about someone called @skinnydragon although they currently have no idea who that is.

    @booinyoureyes has deployed at least two genetically modified fungal lifeforms. The current lack of communications infrastructure is hampering our ability to know more about their locations or capabillities.

    Reactions that I think are most likely (feel free to say if you want/believe a different response from neutral parties)

    American Government *gets out map of world dartboard and throws dart* Approaches UN with "proof" that where the dart hits was behind the terrorist attacks on their soil and demands a task force to prevent terrorism.

    Russian Government makes claims that Ukranian hackers supported by western governments are responsible. Demands reparations and threatens escalation of the conflict in Crimea.

    British Government despatch hunter-killer subs to take down the "rogue" vanguard. The official investigation finds further evidence to support America's claims.

    EU non-commital backing of Britain and America. Use their support as bargaining chips in Britain's treaty renegotiation.

    UN back-stabbing, endless debates and constant bickering. No consensus reached at this stage

    Minor nuclear powers. Nations with a few small nukes suddenly get more power as the big players lose their stock the more millitant regimes begin flexing their muscles and attempting to annexe neighbouring states

    CrevsDaak
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