November 25th, 2010

Wallace & Gromit

Fanfic - The Role Playing Game

I think that rather than running non-stop Forgotten Futures at Dragonmeet I may give some of my ideas for the Fanfic Role Playing Game a trial in one slot. This is basically going to be a Diana Warrior Princess variant, but rather more open ended - each player chooses some traits for his or her character, which need not necessarily have anything in common with conventional RPG characteristics or traits, then each of the other players thinks of another trait for the character (which need not necessarily be a positive one provided there's some agreement it's justified), then the player is given a pool of points to assign to the traits.

The tentative list of characters I have in mind is the Top Gear team, Wallace and Gromit, Sir Patrick Moore, and Donna Noble (post amnesia)
marcus 2013

Strong Anthropic Principle

Thinking about The Struggle for Empire and its implausibly habitable worlds.

The anthropic principle, if I'm remembering it correctly, says that our universe can have habitable worlds because we wouldn't be able to observe it if it didn't.

How much doubletalk do I need, short of invoking a friendly deity or deities, to have the universe habitable because it wants to be observed?

Later - to make this clearer, in TSfE every world of the solar system, at least from Venus to Neptune, appears to be habitable. If we go with the Anthropic Principle there needs to be a reason why the universe wants to be observed at close range. Maybe light speed could be a limitation, without close observers the universe starts to feel uncertain...