Monday, May 26, 2014
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The Fermi paradox (or Fermi's paradox) is the apparent contradiction between high estimates of the probability of the existence of extraterrestrial civilization and humanity's lack of contact with, or evidence for, such civilizations. The basic points of the argument, made by physicists Enrico Fermi and Michael H. Hart, are:
The Sun is a young star. There are billions of stars in the galaxy that are billions of years older;
some of these stars probably have Earth-like planets which, if the Earth is typical, may develop intelligent life; presumably, some of these civilizations will develop interstellar travel, a technology Earth is investigating even now, such as that used in the proposed 100 Year Starship; at any practical pace of interstellar travel, the galaxy can be completely colonized in a few tens of millions of years.
According to this line of thinking, the Earth should already have been colonized, or at least visited. But no convincing evidence of this exists. Furthermore, no confirmed signs of intelligence (see Empirical resolution attempts) elsewhere have been spotted, either in our galaxy or in the more than 80 billion other galaxies of the observable universe. Hence Fermi's question, "Where is everybody?
Posted by Fenway5 at 4:50 PM
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Saturday, March 1, 2014
Posted by Fenway5 at 5:18 AM
Saturday, February 22, 2014
Second bit of news, Charles from Play By Mail.net, is going to do a include an ad for Rogue Space and the pocket mod sample rules in his magazine Suspense & Decisions #4. You can check out the current issues for a good read! I appreciate greatly Charles' interest in including Rogue Space for his readers to check out. It's not the usual fare for his readers so I appreciate greatly his taking a chance on the Dark Frontier!
Most of all, I just want to say thank you fellow explorers and skelonauts! Thanks for giving the game a spin, thanks for creating so much killer content, and thanks for always making the game more interesting and fun with your creative new ideas. Game on!
Posted by Fenway5 at 6:42 PM
Thursday, February 20, 2014
Damn great work Giles, and thanks for bringing new life into the Dark Frontier!
Go get yourself some of the awesome Giles laid out!
Posted by Fenway5 at 6:49 PM
Thursday, February 13, 2014
Monday, February 10, 2014
Below are links to the adventure and his post game wrap up and thoughts:
Rogue Space Mini-Review
Jupiter Zeus Stats
Thanks Bill for having a go with Rogue Space, and for posting your session notes and giving the game a fair shake. I really appreciate it and hope others get inspired too!
Posted by Fenway5 at 6:19 PM