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by frobisher
Mon Nov 06, 2006 5:11 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: B5's end.
Replies: 63
Views: 23736

I get all that, but are you telling me that non of the other governments could have found a use for this station? They probably would, but it was probably in the EA's best interests to not had the Epsilon System over to another race and have it remain nominally neutral. It's okay for a "neutral" sy...
by frobisher
Mon Nov 06, 2006 2:55 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Fluff for Shadows?
Replies: 45
Views: 8330

Was that dialogue from the novelisation? I don't recall it in the actual movie... It's from the revised/re-edited version of the Gathering that was done at the same time as the other TV movies. Emphasis is changed on quite a few scenes, some stuff shifted around, music de-Copleanded etc. Also, if S...
by frobisher
Mon Nov 06, 2006 2:48 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Fluff for Shadows?
Replies: 45
Views: 8330

and in all fairness to Kosh he didn't fight, he stood their and took it, I'm not sure we could completely say that he didn't fignt back not having seen the actual conflict, but certainly Kosh's entire attention wasn't on winning the fight, and I suspect he knew that four had a damn good chance of k...
by frobisher
Mon Nov 06, 2006 2:42 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Fluff for Shadows?
Replies: 45
Views: 8330

Kosh did greet the fake Sinclair, "Entil-Zha, Valen", although even if it had been the real Sinclair he wouldn't have understood it. I think it was meant to be Kosh getting excited in a fan-boyish manner :) Though if you want to go down the temporal predestination conspiracy route (though I suspect...
by frobisher
Mon Nov 06, 2006 2:35 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Death of the Dilgar
Replies: 41
Views: 11711

Is anything the Vorlons said ever shown to be a lie? Nothing the Vorlons themselves said was ever a lie (not clear, but never a lie), they had minions (Delenn) to "lie" for them (ditto the Shadows). Anna Sheriden wasn't dead - Delenn was kind of embarassed that she'd been led to tell John that she ...
by frobisher
Mon Nov 06, 2006 1:59 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Minbari ship colour
Replies: 2
Views: 1278

Re: Minbari ship colour

asked this one in the wargames section and i got no bites. The minbari ships are the coloured diferently based on caste? age etc? or ammount of paint in the pimp my spaceship shop? The only colour variation you saw was a slight difference in tone on the Grey Council's ship, besides that they were a...
by frobisher
Mon Nov 06, 2006 1:54 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Fluff for Shadows?
Replies: 45
Views: 8330

Certainly makes sense to me. Morden's entourage would need a way of getting around, it would be pretty difficult for them to get onto B5 and around the narrow corridors, into Morden's cell, and go all the other places Morden goes if they were corporeal. What does the Centauri Royal Palace have a Sh...
by frobisher
Mon Nov 06, 2006 1:48 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Fluff for Shadows?
Replies: 45
Views: 8330

The Vorlons did have a physical body as well. Neither race had taken the final steps towards Transcendance before they went beyond the Rim Where's the evidence of that? Kosh does several things during the series that somewhat preclude him having a physical form. Such as inhabiting Lyta and (as a fr...
by frobisher
Mon Nov 06, 2006 1:34 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Need info from AOG players
Replies: 6
Views: 2083

Don't know of any tournaments but I'm not sure AoG actually did anything like that. They did :) The AoG tournaments were more a feature of the US con scene than the UK though, and the emphasis was placed more on dropped in demo games at conventions than anything else (having demoed as a Field Agent...
by frobisher
Mon Nov 06, 2006 1:18 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Need info from AOG players
Replies: 6
Views: 2083

Re: Need info from AOG players

It played fairly well, though a tad complex in a couple of places. The basic mechanic was beat a target number with your dice roll. Each unit rolled two dice - one a Quality die and the other a Technology die. The larger the die size (d4, d6, d8, d10) the better you were obviously. The various vehic...
by frobisher
Mon Nov 06, 2006 12:39 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Fluff for Shadows?
Replies: 45
Views: 8330

well what are the subject races of the vorlons? did they have any? We've got very little information on this, from the show, or in fact any other source. The Minbari are pretty close to being a Vorlon subject race though, just slightly more in the dark than the Drakh, Wurt and Streib were for the S...
by frobisher
Mon Nov 06, 2006 11:58 am
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Fluff for Shadows?
Replies: 45
Views: 8330

Are they evil? Arguably, but they do truly believe they are doing the right thing. Well technicly they ARE doing right thing(what they do DOES help evolution...). It's the way they do that is not "nice" to say the least. Younger races have evolved into better form due to their action but wether tha...
by frobisher
Mon Nov 06, 2006 10:56 am
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Fluff for Shadows?
Replies: 45
Views: 8330

Actually the Shadows seem to have no "psychic" abilities at all, they are highly vunerable to them however as Shadows use living people as CPU's within their ships, Telepaths can disrupt the link between the two. Not quite right. There are indications that the Shadows have some form of telepathy, g...
by frobisher
Mon Nov 06, 2006 12:42 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Death of the Dilgar
Replies: 41
Views: 11711

We pretty much know from the show and other quasi-canon material that the Shadows were inactive until the 2250s. The information we had came from the Vorlons though, hence I'd doubt it would actually be the truth. We also have some quasi-canonical information that contradicts that (I'm thinking of ...
by frobisher
Sun Nov 05, 2006 11:21 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Death of the Dilgar
Replies: 41
Views: 11711

Greg Smith wrote:Except the shadows were dormant at the time.
I somehow actually doubt that...
by frobisher
Sun Nov 05, 2006 6:35 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: B5's end.
Replies: 63
Views: 23736

frobisher, given that everyone in the universe knows where B5 is, you wouldn't have to detect it, you could just fly there. No, you know which planet it's orbiting, not the same thing. Without powered orbital correction (which B5 has...) you'll not necessarly be able to predict accurately the orbit...
by frobisher
Sun Nov 05, 2006 6:29 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Death of the Dilgar
Replies: 41
Views: 11711

I'd put good money on the event having been triggered by external interference, probably by the Shadows as a spur to the Dilgar. "Very promising race, very much into survival of the fittest, time to make them go out and knock the anthills over..." Though it could be a natural event. The other races ...
by frobisher
Fri Nov 03, 2006 4:11 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: B5's end.
Replies: 63
Views: 23736

it was a hazzard to navagation .... Something that big yeah right!!!!!!!!! Really quite easily. Unpowered with no life support etc, it'll eventually drop to the ambient temperature of the surrounding space. That, coupled with no EM emmisions means you'll not be able detect it easily at range except...
by frobisher
Fri Nov 03, 2006 2:25 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Sagittarius officially changed in S&P38
Replies: 46
Views: 9156

artificial limits like that take away from the game. Why not drop the PL system as well, after all the EA fielded a fleet composed almost entirely of Omegas to defend Earth..? They should cost the same as Starfuries given the relative quantities we saw in that scene... After all, why deploy a fight...
by frobisher
Fri Nov 03, 2006 2:17 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: B5's end.
Replies: 63
Views: 23736

And Babylon 5 was built with some of the components recovered from the destruction of Babylon 3 on the cheap somewhat...