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OOC Reference The Coldest Thread - (OOC Thread for The Coldest War)

Discussion in 'Role Playing Resource' started by Shadowsun, Jul 25, 2020.

  1. Shadowsun

    Shadowsun Jedi Master star 3

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    Welcome to the OOC thread for The Coldest War! This is the place to relax, chat and ask any questions you might have. As this world is rather detailed and extensive I have decided to have a place to store useful information about the world that would either be common knowledge and allow you to gain a deeper understanding of the world of The Coldest War.

    By no means is this required knowledge to be known in order to be a part of The Coldest War. This is what the tag says a reference. I hope this knowledge enriches the world for you all.

    A few key events:

    June 14th, 1969 – Cosmonaut Alexei Leonov becomes the first man to walk on the moon.

    July 20th, 1969 – Astronaut Neil Armstrong becomes the first American to walk on the moon.

    June 10th, 1974 – Apollo 19 mission is successful, first colony is founded on the moon.

    June 25th, 1974 - The Soviet Union successfully land their own colony on the moon.

    December 20th, 1975 – The US founds The Space Force (USSF), a branch underneath the Department of the Air Force

    1979 – USSF establishes first lunar base, officially has no weapons.

    1980 - USSR establishes first military base on the moon, officially has no weapons.

    1982 – USSR sets up massive research complex on the moon

    1986 -The United Lunar Research Group (ULRG) is founded and begins construction of their own research complex. (The ULRG is a group of countries, lead by the US, to conduct research on the moon)

    1991 – European Federation formed due to growing fears of communist influence

    1996 – NATO begins development of Tranquility, the first Lunar City

    1997 – The Warsaw Pact begins development of their Lunar City named Lunagrad

    2008 – Construction of Tranquility is complete

    2009 – Construction of Lunagrad is complete

    May 4th 2012 – The US sends a group of engineers, scientists and doctors to Mars

    May 11th 2012 – The USSR follows suit sending their own group of experts to the red planet

    By no means are these dates the end all, be all for major space achievements during the gap between 1969 and 2012. The focus for these dates is primarily for the US and USSR. Achievements by other space powers are not listed, as of now.

    A few important notes:

    The world is divided into two major sides. NATO and her allies and The Warsaw Pact. These are modified from the versions in our timeline.

    Germany is still divided in two, the Berlin Wall never fell.

    The technological level of the world is slightly more advanced than are own, about where we will be in 15-40 years. So, no terraforming, dyson spheres, FTL drives or any super futuristic technology. Technical knowledge is not required, if you have not guessed already I am a huge space nerd so if you have any questions about the technology of this era feel free to post them in this thread or shoot me a PM.

    The moon is the main launch site for the Martian colonies for both sides.

    It takes about 200 days for a rocket from the Moon or Earth to reach Mars.

    I'm sure there will be questions about the world and feel free to reach out to me with any questions
     
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  2. Shadowsun

    Shadowsun Jedi Master star 3

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    I realized I should include some information about the various space agencies in this game. There are four (well 4.5) major space agencies with many other minors ones that typically work in cohort with the big four.

    Of course we start with NASA
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    (Who's founding anniversary is tomorrow as I write this) Founded on July 29th 1958. NASA is well, NASA. A hallmark of American Excellence it has deepened its connections with the US military much to the chagrin of some members of the organization. It works closely with America's newest branch. The United States Space Force.

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    In the timeline of The Coldest War the space force was founded in 1975 in response to growing concerns of Soviet advances on the lunar surface. All US military related space flights are now conducted by the USSF while NASA still deals with the civilian side of space, involving mainly research and mining. (The two naturally work very closly together)

    The main rival to NASA, is the Soviet Program called "Intercosmos"
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    The Soviet Space Program is shrouded in mystery. Its capabilities are much more of an unknown than the US, official it has never had a failed launch. A fact that seems almost impossible. It enjoys living in the shadows of the Soviet Regime.

    An ally to the NASA is the ESA (European Space Agency), the space agency for the European Federation.
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    The ESA has far more technological capabilities than in our timeline. In The Coldest War they are capable of manned space flight themselves and do not depend on NASA to do so. Western Europe has also unified, being far more federalized than the EU, it seeks to create a strong defense against any possibility of a Soviet attack.

    The Soviets main ally is the CNSA (Chinese National Space Agency). They, like the ESA, have far more technological capabilities than in our timeline, capable also of manned spaceflight. (In our timeline China can send people to Space I realize this, still in The Coldest War they are still more advanced able to send there own rockets and people to the moon)
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    Like I mentioned before there are other countries that have their own space agency (Japan, Canada, India, to name a few examples) but these four are the major players. As always if there are any questions feel free to reach out.

    EDIT: There is also the United Lunar Research Group. A civilian organization dedicated to the pursuit of science. Formed in 1986 ULRG is compromised of the following: NASA, ESA, JAXA (Japan), CSA (Canada), ASA (Australia), KARI (South Korea) and a few other countries.
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  3. SirakRomar

    SirakRomar Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Up and running . . .
     
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  4. Shadowsun

    Shadowsun Jedi Master star 3

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    I expect to launch either Friday or over the weekend. Super pumped with the characters so far! :D

    May vary due to a camping trip this weekend but we'll see...
     
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  5. Shadowsun

    Shadowsun Jedi Master star 3

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    I thought it might be useful to include some more info about the Shackleton crater here. It is a real crater on the moon so feel free to look it up on the inter-webs. :p
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    Craters don't really have a sense of scale but this crater is massive (I know in my post I said it was 21km different sources say different diameters o_O [face_dunno])
    It is about 3 km deep. Tranquility is off to the western portion and Lunagrad to the eastern side with mining rigs on their respective sides. By no means are these the only mining aspects and bases set up but this is the primary set up.

    There are massive amounts of ice deposits inside which can be used for water and to make rocket fuel.
     
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  6. Master Vo'Un'Var

    Master Vo'Un'Var Jedi Master star 4

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  7. HanSolo29

    HanSolo29 Manager Emeritus + Official Star Wars Artist star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    LOL! [face_laugh]

    Are you ready to face off? [face_mischief]
     
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  8. Master Vo'Un'Var

    Master Vo'Un'Var Jedi Master star 4

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    I was born ready
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  9. HanSolo29

    HanSolo29 Manager Emeritus + Official Star Wars Artist star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Well then, let's do this!

    I'm already getting a headstart:

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  10. Shadowsun

    Shadowsun Jedi Master star 3

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    I would like to welcome the first Mars based player @Jedi_Ascension!

    Ideally I'll get an update in either tomorrow or Monday but we'll see. As always any questions send my way or post in here.

    [face_peace]

    EDIT: And the most honorable @Master Vo'Un'Var has decided to grace us with a second CS
     
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  11. Jedi_Ascension

    Jedi_Ascension Jedi Youngling

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    Just caught up with everything posted so far. can't wait to get started!
     
  12. Shadowsun

    Shadowsun Jedi Master star 3

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    Give a warm welcome to the Gate Keeper, Master Detective, and murderous Yakuza (among many other awesome things...) @Darth_Elu!!!
     
  13. Master Vo'Un'Var

    Master Vo'Un'Var Jedi Master star 4

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    Another Yank for me to destroy [face_skull][face_skull][face_skull]
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  14. Darth_Elu

    Darth_Elu Force Ghost star 6

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    Thank you for having me everyone! :D Looking fun already. [face_mischief]

    *eyes turn to @Master Vo'Un'Var*

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    Edit: Unless you have coronavirus with you, but we shush about that. :p
     
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  15. Master Vo'Un'Var

    Master Vo'Un'Var Jedi Master star 4

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    You fools think you have the upperhand?!?

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    [face_devil]:p
     
  16. HanSolo29

    HanSolo29 Manager Emeritus + Official Star Wars Artist star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Well, then...I see things have certainly escalated in here. <_<

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    And welcome @Darth_Elu, my big brother! :D:p
     
  17. Shadowsun

    Shadowsun Jedi Master star 3

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    If you think that is escalation just wait for what is in store....[face_devil][face_devil]
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  18. Darth_Elu

    Darth_Elu Force Ghost star 6

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    Is it going to be the Coldest War? Or the Hottest? :p

    And hi, little brother! @HanSolo29 :D
     
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  19. Shadowsun

    Shadowsun Jedi Master star 3

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    Update is Live! Lot of new information was introduced and I'll be shortly sending some PM's regarding classified material. Let me know if clarification is needed for anything.
     
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  20. Shadowsun

    Shadowsun Jedi Master star 3

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    Yeah, yeah double post, I know, I know. :p

    But for the communist Martian players there is a small note. @Jedi_Ascension and @Master Vo'Un'Var Your characters can speak both Russian and Chinese as it was part of their training. All of the equipment of Mir I is in Russian. The Chinese cosmonauts can also speak Russian.
     
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  21. Darth_Elu

    Darth_Elu Force Ghost star 6

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    It happens @Shadowsun. :p

    Am hoping to get a post up either tonight or tomorrow. :)
     
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  22. Shadowsun

    Shadowsun Jedi Master star 3

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    Awesome! :D As I prepared for this game I built up a catalog of cool artwork. To inspire you I gift you with this:
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  23. greyjedi125

    greyjedi125 Chosen One star 5

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    @Jedi_Ascension

    I'm lurking the game and is good to see you make such a good post. You guys are about to do big things, I can tell.

    But yeah, I wanted to assist you with the tagging system. You can even practice it in this thread by tagging me back, or any of your fellow 'cosmonauts'.

    Type '@' then enter the player's name whom you wish to tag, this will create a link. If not done correctly, a link is not created and they won't get a notification that there's a post with their name.

    It's pretty easy. Give it a try.

    [face_peace]
     
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  24. Darth_Elu

    Darth_Elu Force Ghost star 6

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    @Jedi_Ascension To Grey, you listen. Wisdom of the Masters does he speak. :yoda: :p

    By the way, @greyjedi125, nice to see you following the story at least. ;) We'll just have to see if it pulls you in as a player in the future. [face_mischief]
     
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  25. Jedi_Ascension

    Jedi_Ascension Jedi Youngling

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    Thank you for your help! I am really sorry about that everyone! For some reason I didn’t even really think much on that. Will fix that immediately!

    Sorry again!

    @greyjedi125
     
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