Thursday, November 5, 2015

Fenrir 2065 - Div50 Luxury (Galaxy)

Type: Luxury, Chassis: Xtra-Heavy, Suspension: Heavy, Engine: Large Electric (PC & SC) (Pwr 2300, 10dp), Tires: 4 Solids (12dp), Crew: Driver (no equip), Weaponry TL & RL (20/incen) in UM turret (2D+2 burst, 3/2 burn), LGL to 10 rockets, VFRP (30/AP) front & back, ITL front & back, TL all smartlinked, Weighted Accessories: IFE, Unwgt. Acces.: HRTC, HD-antilock brakes, HTM & Overdrive (linked), no-paint windshield, [6 total links], Dischargers: 10 total: 4 oil (FBRL) 6 smoke (2T, 2U, 1R 1L), Defenses: Styx Defensive System*; Wheel Armor: 37 total = 2x10 pt WG rear, 17 pt WH front (choose where), Component Armor 9 pts LRFP for Driver (2 sp), Cargo: 0 sp, 2.4 lbs.; Vehicle Armor: 142 pts sloped Composite (2 LR Metal/140 Plastic): F(0/30) B(0/30) R(0/30) L(0/30) T(0/15) U(2/5); HC: 3, Acc. 5 (HTM 10/Overdrive 2.5),  Top Speed 92.5 (67.5/112.5), DM: 1, Hit Mod: -1, Weight: 6597.6 lbs. Max 6600, Cost: $49,846.00

* Styx Defensive System = 6 Smoke Dischargers linked to 5 laser reactive webs (F, B, R, L, T; covering tires of those sides as well) & 4 bumper triggers (to oil & also linked to that side's weapons)
  • Gunner, Option 1 - Add gunner (who gets the HRTC), add SWC for driver, for armor is unsloped, remove 15 pts vehicle armor: $49,755.00 

  • Div35, Option 2 -  as first option 1, but remove all TL & LGL, remove 1 pt WG, remove laser reactive webs, remove PC from engine, remove UM from turret, replace SWC with HRTC, add 15 pts vehicle armor: Top Speed 90 (67.5/110.0), DM: 1, Hit Mod: 0, Weight: 6593.6 lbs. Max 6600, Cost: $34,995.00
    Design Notes - Sparked by my remake of Thundernaught, and its mutli RL design.  I wanted to replace the RLs with VFRPs to see if it would work.  I think it's too many weapons and not enough crew.

    Name Notes - Fenrir is a moon of Saturn and "Fenrir was named after Fenrisulfr, a giant wolf from Norse mythology, father of Hati and Skoll, son of Loki, destined to break its bonds for Ragnarök."

    Tuesday, November 3, 2015

    Thundernaught 2065 - Div20/25 Luxury (Updated)

    Type: Luxury, Chassis: Xtra-Heavy, Suspension: Heavy, Engine: Large Electric (SC) (Pwr 2200, 10dp), Tires: 4 Solids (12dp), Crew: Driver (no equip) & Gunner (no equip), Weaponry RL (10/reg) in turret (2D burst), 2 linked RL (10/reg) front (smartlinked to turret), 2 linked RL (10/reg) back (smartlinked to turret), Weighted Accessories: nil, Unwgt. Acces.: 2 smartlinks, [2 total links], Dischargers: 10 total: 4 oil (FBRL) 2 smoke (1R 1L), 4 foam (2T, 2U), Defenses: nil; Wheel Armor: 40 total = 2x10 pt WG rear, 2x10 pt WH front, Component Armor nil, Cargo: 0 sp, 0 lbs.; Vehicle Armor: 64 pts Composite (25 Metal/39 Plastic): F(5/6) B(5/6) R(6/6) L(6/6) T(1/10) U(2/5); HC: 3, Acc. 5,  Top Speed 90, DM: 1, Hit Mod: 0, Weight: 6600 lbs. Max 6600, Cost: $19,980.00

    • Div20 Option 1 - Type: Luxury, Chassis: Xtra-Heavy, Suspension: Heavy, Engine: Large Electric (SC) (Pwr 2200, 10dp), Tires: 4 Solids (12dp), Crew: Driver (no equip) & Gunner (no equip), Weaponry RL (19/incen) in turret (2D+2 burst, 3/2 burn), 1 RL (10/incen) front, 1 RL (10/incen) back (F&B smartlinked to turret), Weighted Accessories: nil, Unwgt. Acces.: SWC (gunner to turret), 2 smartlinks, [0 total links], Dischargers: 10 total: 4 oil (FBRL) 5 smoke (1R 1L 2T 1U), 1 foam (1U), Defenses: nil; Wheel Armor: 39 total = 2x10 pt WG rear, 19 pts WH front (choose where), Component Armor 10 pts FP around driver (2 sp.), Cargo: 0 sp, 0 lbs.; Vehicle Armor: 64 pts sloped Composite (25 LR Metal/56 Plastic): F(5/8) B(5/8) R(6/12) L(6/12) T(1/11) U(2/5); HC: 3, Acc. 5,  Top Speed 90, DM: 1, Hit Mod: -1, Weight: 6600 lbs. Max 6600, Cost: $19,980.00.

    • Div25 Option  - Type: Luxury, Chassis: Xtra-Heavy, Suspension: Heavy, Engine: Large Electric (PC & SC) (Pwr 2300, 10dp), Tires: 4 Solids (12dp), Crew: Driver (no equip) & Gunner (no equip), Weaponry RL (20/incen) in turret (2D+2 burst, 3/2 burn), 1 RL (10/incen) front, 1 RL (10/incen) back (F&B smartlinked to turret), Weighted Accessories: nil, Unwgt. Acces.: 2 TC, 2 smartlinks, HD-Antilock brakes, HTM, [0 total links], Dischargers: 10 total: 4 oil (FBRL) 6 smoke (1R 1L 2T 2U), Defenses: nil; Wheel Armor: 38 total = 2x10 pt WG rear, 2x9 pts WH front, Component Armor 9 pts LRFP around driver (2 sp.), Cargo: 0 sp, 3.4 lbs.; Vehicle Armor: 172 pts sloped Composite (2 LR Metal/170 Plastic): F(0/33) B(0/33) R(0/40) L(0/40) T(0/19) U(2/5); HC: 3, Acc. 5 (HTM 10),  Top Speed 92.5 (67.5), DM: 1, Hit Mod: -1, Weight: 6596.6lbs. Max 6600, Cost: $24,916.00..
    Design Notes - Updated from this 2037 design:
    Luxury, Xhvy Ch., Hvy. Sus., Super PP, 4 Solid Tires, Driver (Body Armor, no lbs.); RL in turret, 2 linked RL front, 2 linked RL back, 180 pts Plastic Armor: F 30 B 30 R 30 L 30 T 15 U 15; HC: 3, Acc. 5, 6600 lbs. (max 6600), $20,000 even .
    Something about RL that makes people like me want to cram them into large vehicles.

    Mercury 2065 - Div10 OR Subcompact (Galaxy, Updated)

    Type: Subcompact, Chassis: Xtra-Heavy, Suspension: OR, Engine: Small Electric (PC & SC) (Pwr 920, 5dp), Tires: 4 OR-Solids (12dp), Crew: Driver (no equip); Weaponry LMG (20/expl.) front, Weighted Accessories: brushcutter, Unwgt. Acces.: SWC, HTM, [0 total links], Dischargers: 10 total: 4 oil (FBRL) 4 smoke (2U, 1R 1L), 2 Foam (2T), Defenses: 4 bumper triggers linked to Oil Disch; Wheel Armor: 22 total = 2x10 pt WG rear, 2x1 pt WH front, Component Armor 9 pts LRFP for Driver (2 sp), Cargo: 0 sp, 2.4 lbs.; Vehicle Armor: 70 pts Composite (2 Metal/68 Plastic): F(0/12) B(0/12) R(0/15) L(0/15) T(0/10) U(2/4); HC: 3 (OR 3), Acc. 5 (10),  Top Speed 90 (67.5), DM: 2/3, Hit Mod: -1, Weight: 2757.6 lbs. Max 2760, Cost: $9,898.00

    • Roll Cage Option - Type: Subcompact, Chassis: Xtra-Heavy, Suspension: OR, Engine: Small Electric (PC & SC) (Pwr 920, 5dp), Tires: 4 OR-Solids (12dp), Crew: Driver (no equip); Weaponry LMG (19/reg.) front, Weighted Accessories: roll-cage, brushcutter, Unwgt. Acces.: SWC, HD brakes, [0 total links], Dischargers: 10 total: 4 oil (FBRL) 3 smoke (1U, 1R 1L), 2 Foam (1U, 2T), Defenses: 4 bumper triggers linked to Oil Disch; Wheel Armor: 8 total = 2x4 pt WG rear, Component Armor nil, Cargo: 0 sp, 0.5 lbs.; Vehicle Armor: 70 pts Composite (2 Metal/68 Plastic): F(0/12) B(0/12) R(0/15) L(0/15) T(0/10) U(2/4); HC: 3 (OR 3), Acc. 5,  Top Speed 90, DM: 2/3, Hit Mod: -1, Weight: 2759.5 lbs. Max 2760, Cost: $9,988.00 .

    • Option 2 - same as roll cage option; replace roll-cage with FE; $9,388.00
    Design Notes - Updated from this 2037 design:
    Subcompact, Xhvy Ch., Hvy Sus., OR suspension, Medium PP, driver, 4 OR solids, MG front, SWC; 78 pts FP armor: F24 R15 L15 B20 T2 U2; Acc. 10 HC 2 (HC3 in 2063), 2760 lbs., $9566 (listed, really its $9,216.00).
    At first it appears to be such a simple enough design (subcompact with an MG, gotcha) that it may not need updated.  But where's the fun in that?  It's possibly why I decided on a LMG with explosive ammo - i.e. just to not make this car a cliche.  Since it's OR, I added the brushcutter.  In order to make room/weight for the standard upgrades (WG, disch., CA) I reduced the engine from Medium to Light, accepting the reduction in acceleration, and offseting that with HTM (can't be 'Mercury' without being fast).

    Name Notes - The planet Mercury.

    Wednesday, October 28, 2015

    Replica Master Name List

    See here for the purpose of the list, end of post for abbrev. 


    Replicas
    Closely connected to the design contests, which are a subset of the replicas (not every replica design of mine came with a request for submissions).

      Will be periodically updated.

      Design Contest Master List of Descriptions

      See here for the purpose of the list, end of post for abbrev. 

      See here for the Replica list.
      Design Contests 

      See here for the Replica list.

      Imperial Motors Master List

      See here for the purpose of the list, end of post for abbrev. 

      List of Roman Emperors in Chronological Order 
      Not listing the multiple named (e.g. John V) 
      unless they have a distinct, and usable, subname. 
      (Sources: [1])
      • General Terms
      • Julio-Claudian Dynasty
        1. Augustus [W] (27 BCE-14 CE): 
        2. Tiberius [W] (14 CE-37 CE): 
        3. Caligula [W] (37-41): car
        4. Claudius [W] (41-54):  
        5. Nero [W] (54-68): car
      • Year of the Four Emperors and Flavian dynasty
        1. Galba [W] (68-69): car
        2. Otho [W] (69): car
        3. Vitellius [W] (69): car
        4. Vespasian [W] (69-79): 
        5. Titus [W] (79-81): 
        6. Domitian [W] (81-96): car
      • Nerva–Antonine dynasty
        1. Nerva [W] (96-98): car
        2. Trajan [W] (98-117): car
        3. Hadrian [W] (117-138): 
        4. Antoninus Pius [W] (138-161): car
        5. Marcus Aurelius [W] (161-180): car
        6. Lucius Verus [W] (161-169): car
        7. Commodus [W] (177-192): car
      • Year of the Five Emperors and Severan dynasty
        1. Pertinax [W] (193): car
        2. Didius Julianus [W] (193): car
        3. Septimius Severus  [W] (193-211): car
        4. Caracalla [W] (198-217): car
        5. Geta [W] (209-211): car
        6. Macrinus [W] (217-218): car
        7. Diadumenian [W] (217-218): 
        8. Elagabalus [W] (218-222):  
        9. Severus Alexander [W] (222-235): car
      • Crisis of the Third Century and Gordian dynasty
        1. Maximinus I [W] (235-238): car
        2. Gordian [W] (238): car
        3. Pupienus [W] (238): car
        4. Balbinus [W] (238): car
        5. Philip "The Arab" [W] (244-249): car
        6. Trajan Decius [W] (249-251): car
        7. Herennius Etruscus [W] (249-251): car
        8. Hostilian [W] (251): car
        9. Trebonianus Gallus [W] (251-253): car
        10. Volusianus [W] (251-253): car
        11. Aemilian [W] (253): car
        12. Valerian [W] (253-260):  
        13. Gallienus [W] (253-268):
        14. Saloninus [W] (253-268): car
        15. Claudius Gothicus [W] (268-270): car
        16. Quintillus [W] (270): car
        17. Aurelian [W] (270-275): car
        18. Tacitus [W] (275-276): car
        19. Florian [W] (276): car
        20. Probus [W] (276-282): car
        21. Carus [W] (282-283): car
        22. Numerian [W] (283-284): car
        23. Carinus [W] (283-285): car 
      • The Dominate: Tetrarchy and Constantinian dynasty
        1. Diocletian [W] (284-305): car
        2. Maximian [W] (286-305): car
        3. Constantius I Chlorus [W] (305-306): car
        4. Galerius [W] (305-311): car
        5. Severus II [W] (306-307): car
        6. Constantine I [W] (306-337): car
        7. Maxentius [W] (306-312): car
        8. Licinius I [W] (308-324): car 
        9. Valerius Valens [W] (308-324): car 
        10. Martinian [W] (308-324): car
        11. Constans I [W] (337-350): car
        12. Vetranio [W] (350):
        13. Jovian [JovianW] (363-364): 
      • Valentinian dynasty
        1. Valentinian I [W] (364-375): 
        2. Valens [W] (364-378): car
        3. Gratian [W] (367-383): car
      • Theodosian dynasty
        1. Theodosius I [W] (379-395): car
        2. Arcadius [W] (383-408): car
        3. Magnus Maximus [W] (384-388): car 
        4. Flavius Victor [W] (384-388): car
        5. Honorius [W] (393-423): car
        6. Joannes [W] (423-425): car
        7. Marcian [W] (450-457): car 
      • The last emperors of the Western Empire
        1. Petronius Maximus [W] (455): car
        2. Avitus [W] (455-456): car
        3. Majorian [W] (457-461): car
        4. Libius Severus [W] (461-465): car
        5. Anthemius [W] (467-472): car
        6. Olybrius [W] (472): car
        7. Glycerius [W] (473-474): car
        8. Julius Nepos [W] (474-480): car
        9. Romulus Augustulus [W] (475-476): car 
      • Eastern emperors: Leonid dynasty
        1. Leo I "the Thracian" or "the Butcher" (Flavius Valerius Leo) [W] (457-474): car 
        2. Zeno [W] (474-491):  
        3. Basiliscus [W] (475-476): car
        4. Anastasius I [W] (491-518): car 
      • Eastern emperors: Justinian dynasty
        1. Justin I [W] (518-527): car
        2. Justinian I "the Great" [W] (527-565):
        3. Maurice [W] (582-602): car
      • Eastern emperors: Non-Dynastic
        1. Phocas [W] (602-610): car
      • Eastern emperors: Heraclian dynasty 
        1. Heraclius [W] (610-641): car
        2. Heraklonas [W] (641): car
      • Eastern emperors: Twenty Years' Anarchy 
        1. Leontios [W] (695-698): car
        2. Tiberius III Apsimar [W] (698-705): car
        3. Philippikos Bardanes [W] (705-711): car
      • Eastern emperors: Isaurian dynasty 
        1. Artabasdos [W] (741-743): car
        2. Irene of Athens [W] (797-802): car 
      • Eastern emperors: Nikephorian dynasty 
        1. Nikephoros I "the Logothete" [W] (802-811): car
        2. Staurakios [W] (811): car
        3. Michael I Rangabe [W] (811-813): car 
      • Eastern emperors: Amorian dynasty 
        1. Theophilos [W] (829-842): car 
      • Eastern emperors: Macedonian dynasty 
        1. Basil I "the Macedonian" [W] (867-886): car
        2. Alexander [W] (912-913): car
        3. Romanos I Lekapenos [W] (920-944): car
        4. John I Tzimiskes [W] (969-976): car
        5. Zoe "the Purple-born" [W] (1028-1050): car
        6. Romanos III Argyros [W] (1028-1034): car
        7. Michael IV "the Paphlagonian" [W] (1034-1041): car
        8. Theodora [W] (1042-1056): car
        9. Constantine IX Monomachos [W] (1042-1055): car
        10. Michael VI Bringas, "Stratiotikos" or "the Old" [W] (1056-1057): car
      • Eastern emperors: Komnenid dynasty 
        1. Isaac I Komnenos [W] (1057-1059): car 
      • Eastern emperors: Doukid dynasty 
        1. Constantine X Doukas [W] (1059-1067): car
        2. Romanos IV Diogenes [W] (1068-1071): car
        3. Nikephoros III Botaneiates [W] (1078-1081): car 
      • Eastern emperors: Komnenid dynasty 
        1. Alexios I Komnenos [W] (1081-1118): car
        2. Manuel I Komnenos [W] (1143-1180): car
        3. Andronikos I Komnenos [W] (1183-1185): car
      • Eastern emperors: Laskarid dynasty, Empire of Nicaea
        1. Theodore I Laskaris [W] (1205-1221): car
      • Eastern emperors: Palaiologos dynasty  
        1. Michael VIII Palaiologos [W] (1259-1282): car

      These names could be next if I run out of those above (which is unlikely)

      Tuesday, October 27, 2015

      Elemental Motors Master List

      See here for the purpose of the list, end of post for abbrev.

      List of Chemical Elements 
      Name, Abbreviation, Atomic Number
      (sources [1] [2] [3])
      • Actinium, [Ac], (89):
      • Aluminum, [Al], (13):
      • Americium, [Am], (95):
      • Antimony, [Sb], (51):
      • Argon, [Ar], (18):
      • Arsenic, [As], (33):
      • Astatine, [At], (85): 
      • Barium, [Ba], (56):
      • Berkelium, [Bk], (97):
      • Beryllium, [Be], (4):
      • Bismuth, [Bi], (83):
      • Bohrium, [Bh], (107):
      • Boron, [B], (5):
      • Bromine, [Br], (35):
      • Cadmium, [Cd], (48):
      • Calcium, [Ca], (20):
      • Californium, [Cf], (98):
      • Carbon, [C], (6):
      • Cerium, [Ce], (58):
      • Cesium, [Cs], (55):
      • Chlorine, [Cl], (17):
      • Chromium, [Cr], (24):
      • Cobalt, [Co], (27):
      • Copper, [Cu], (29):
      • Curium, [Cm], (96):
      • Darmstadtium, [Ds], (110):
      • Dubnium, [Db], (105):
      • Dysprosium, [Dy], (66):
      • Einsteinium, [Es], (99):
      • Erbium, [Er], (68):
      • Europium, [Eu], (63):
      • Fermium, [Fm], (100):
      • Fluorine, [F], (9):
      • Francium, [Fr], (87):
      • Gadolinium, [Gd], (64):
      • Gallium, [Ga], (31):
      • Germanium, [Ge], (32):
      • Gold, [Au], (79):
      • Hafnium, [Hf], (72):
      • Hassium, [Hs], (108):
      • Helium, [He], (2):
      • Holmium, [Ho], (67):
      • Hydrogen, [H], (1):
      • Indium, [In], (49):
      • Iodine, [I], (53):
      • Iridium, [Ir], (77): 
      • Iron, [Fe], (26):
      • Krypton, [Kr], (36):
      • Lanthanum, [La], (57):
      • Lawrencium, [Lr], (103):
      • Lead, [Pb], (82):
      • Lithium, [Li], (3):
      • Lutetium, [Lu], (71):
      • Magnesium, [Mg], (12):
      • Manganese, [Mn], (25):
      • Meitnerium, [Mt], (109):
      • Mendelevium, [Md], (101):
      • Mercury, [Hg], (80):
      • Molybdenum, [Mo], (42):
      • Neodymium, [Nd], (60):
      • Neon, [Ne], (10):
      • Neptunium, [Np], (93):
      • Nickel, [Ni], (28):
      • Niobium, [Nb], (41):
      • Nitrogen, [N], (7):
      • Nobelium, [No], (102):
      • Osmium, [Os], (76): 
      • Oxygen, [O], (8):
      • Palladium, [Pd], (46): 
      • Phosphorus, [P], (15):
      • Platinum, [Pt], (78):
      • Plutonium, [Pu], (94):
      • Polonium, [Po], (84):
      • Potassium, [K], (19):
      • Praseodymium, [Pr], (59):
      • Promethium, [Pm], (61):
      • Protactinium, [Pa], (91):
      • Radium, [Ra], (88):
      • Radon, [Rn], (86):
      • Rhenium, [Re], (75):
      • Rhodium, [Rh], (45):
      • Roentgenium, [Rg], (111):
      • Rubidium, [Rb], (37):
      • Ruthenium, [Ru], (44):
      • Rutherfordium, [Rf], (104):
      • Samarium, [Sm], (62):
      • Scandium, [Sc], (21):
      • Seaborgium, [Sg], (106):
      • Selenium, [Se], (34):
      • Silicon, [Si], (14):
      • Silver, [Ag], (47):
      • Sodium, [Na], (11):
      • Strontium, [Sr], (38):
      • Sulfur, [S], (16):
      • Tantalum, [Ta], (73):
      • Technetium, [Tc], (43):
      • Tellurium, [Te], (52):
      • Terbium, [Tb], (65):
      • Thallium, [Tl], (81): 
      • Thorium, [Th], (90):
      • Thulium, [Tm], (69):
      • Tin, [Sn], (50):
      • Titanium, [Ti], (22):
      • Tungsten, [W], (74):
      • Ununbium , [Uub], (112):
      • Ununhexium , [Uuh], (116):
      • Ununoctium , [Uuo], (118):
      • Ununpentium , [Uup], (115):
      • Ununquadium , [Uuq], (114):
      • Ununseptium , [Uus], (117):
      • Ununtrium , [Uut], (113):
      • Ununium , [Uuu], (111):
      • Uranium, [U], (92):
      • Vanadium, [V], (23):
      • Xenon, [Xe], (54):
      • Ytterbium, [Yb], (70):
      • Yttrium, [Y], (39):
      • Zinc, [Zn], (30):
      • Zirconium, [Zr], (40):

      Amber Motors Master List

      See here for the purpose of the list, end of post for abbrev. 

      List of Amber Characters [Sources: (1) (2)]
      (Spoilers Ahead)

      Royal House of Amber
      • Benedict, son of Oberon (Prince): 
      • Bleys, son of Oberon (Prince): 
      • Brand, son of Oberon (Prince):
      • Caine, son of Oberon (Prince):
      • Clarissa, wife of Oberon, mother of Brand, Bleys & Fiona (Queen):
      • Coral, daughter of Oberon (Bastard Princess):
      • Corwin, son Oberon (Prince/Regent): 
      • Cymnea, wife of Oberon, mother of Osric, Finndo and Benedict (Queen):
      • Dalt, son of Oberon (bastard Prince):
      • Delwin, son of Oberon (Prince):
      • Dierdre, daughter of Oberon (Princess):
      • Dworkin Barimen, Lord of Chaos, father of Oberon, creator of Amber and the Pattern [W]:
      • Dybele, wife of Oberon, mother of Princess Flora (Queen):
      • Eric, son of Oberon (Prince/King):
      • Faiella, wife of Oberon, mother of Eric, Corwin, and Dierdre (Queen):
      • Finndo, son of Oberon (Prince):
      • Fiona, daughter of Oberon (Princess):
      • Flora aka Florimel, daughter of Oberon (Princess):
      • Gerard, son of Oberon (Prince): 
      • Ghostweel, AI “son” of Merlin :
      • Harla, wife of Oberon, mother of Delwin and Sand (Queen):
      • Julian, son of Oberon (Prince):
      • Llewella, daughter of Oberon (Princess):
      • Luke, son of Brand (Earl?):
      • Martin, son of Random (Earl?):
      • Merlin, son of Corwin (King of Chaos, Duke of Western Marches, Earl of Kolvir):
      • Mirelle, daughter of Oberon (Princess) :
      • Moins, consort of Oberon, mother of Llewella (Queen?):
      • Oberon, son of Dworkin and the Unicorn, (King): D100 Pickup (2063)
      • Osric, son of Oberon (Prince):
      • Paulette, wife of Oberon, mother of Random and Mirelle (Queen?):
      • Random, son of Oberon (Prince/King):
      • Rilga, wife of Oberon, mother of Caine, Gerard and Julian (Queen):
      • Rinaldo, see Luke:
      • Sand, daughter of Oberon (Princess):
      • Vialle, wife of Random (Queen):
      From the Wiki page, here's a family tree organization of the family of Oberon:
      • by Cymnea
        • Benedict (orange, yellow, brown) 
          • Dara
        • Osric (silver & red)
        • Finndo (green & gold)
      • by Faiella
        • Eric (black & red)
        • Corwin (silver & black)
          • Merlin
            • Ghostwheel
        •  Deirdre (silver & black)
      • by Clarissa
        • Fiona (green, lavender, purple)
        • Bleys (red & orange)
        • Brand (green)
          • Luke aka Rinaldo
      • by Moins of Rebma
        • Llewlla (green, lavender, gray)
      • by Harla or Lora
        • Delwin (brown & black)
        • Sand (pale tan & dark brown)
      • by Rigla
        • Caine (black & green)
        • Julian (white & black)
        • Gerard (blue & gray): D50 Pickup (2063)
      • by Dybele
        • Flora aka Florimel (green & gray)
      • by Kinta
        • Coral
      • by Paulette
        • Random (orange, red, brown)
          • Martin
        • Mirelle (red & yellow)
      • by Deela
        • Dalt (black & green)

      Monday, October 26, 2015

      Galaxy Motors Master List

      See here for the purpose of the list, end of post for abbrev.

      Galaxy Names 
      Dwarf Planets
      Extra-Solar Planets [W]
      Trans-Neptunian/Kupier Belt Objects
      Named Asteroids
      • Adonis [W]:
      • Antiope [W]: 
      • Apollo: [W]:
      • Asclepius [W]:
      • Atami [W ]:
      • Bacchus [W]:
      • Balam [ ]:
      • Bennu [W]:
      • Castalia [W]:
      • Cuno [W]:
      • Didymos [W]:
      • Dionysus [W]:
      • Elektra [W]:
      • Eugenia [W]:
        • Petit-Prince [W]
      • Geographos [W]:
      • Golevka [W]:
      • Heracles [W ]:
      • Hermes [W ]:
      • Hypnos [W]:
      • Icarus [W]: 
      • Ishtar [W]:
      • Itokawa [W]:
      • Kalliope [W]: 
      • Kleopatra [W]:
        • Alexhelios [W]
        • Cleoselene [W]
      • Litva [W]:
      • Mette [W]:
      • Minerva [W]:
        • Aegis  [W]
        • Gorgoneion [W]
      • Mithra [W]:
      • Morpheus [W]:
      • Nereus [W ]:
      • Sekhmet [W]:
      • Sisyphus [W]:
      • Sylvia [W ]:
        • Romulus [W]
        • Remus  [W]
      • Toro [W]:
      • Toutatis [W]:
      • Phaethon [W]:
      • Wilson–Harrington [W]:  
      • YORP [W]:
      Constellations [W] & Stars
      Other
      For your reference and my use, I've made a master list of the names, and remaining possible names, for the Galaxy cars.  The main part of the list are the names of our solar system planets and moons.  There are many more Galaxy objects available (and I've put some on there)

      Abbreviations:
      W =  link to the Wikipedia page, if available.
      D10 (or whatever number): the division,
      Year in parenthesis is the model year.

      * = I know, officially, Pluto is not a (full) planet, but (a) when I started Car Warsing, it was a planet, and (b) I truly don't give a hoot: it's always gonna be a planet in my Universe.

      Car Series Name Lists Introduction

      For (certain admittedly OCD) housekeeping reasons, I want to make some ordered master lists of the car series I have.  I created these car serieses to organize my mess of hundreds of truly random cars; there's only rare pretext to connect a car design to its namesake. The main series are:

      1. Amber: From Roger Zelazny's book series; [tag], [list]
      2. Design Contests: to design the replicas (a lot of overlap); [tag], [list]
      3. Elemental: Chemicals from the periodic Table of elements; [tag], [list]
      4. Galaxy: From planets, their moons, and other astro-objects; [tag], [list]
      5. Imperial: from the names of Roman Emperors; [tag], [list]
      6. Replicas: for designs that simulate famous fictional vehicles (e.g. James Bond's cars) ([tag], [list]) 
      This list will be updated as well as the individual name lists (whenever possible).


      Abbreviations:
      W =  link to the Wikipedia page, if available.
      D10 (or whatever number): the division,
      Year in parenthesis is the model year.

      Luna 2065 - D10 Light Cycle (Galaxy)

      Type: Light Cycle (C/A frame), Chassis: Cycle, Suspension: Heavy, Engine: 10 cid IC engine (Tubes/Blue/VP), 3 gal. Heavy Duty tank (4dp), Tires: 2 FP-PRs (8dp), Crew: Driver (no equip), Weaponry HMG (9/HD) front (2D area), Weighted Accessories: nil, Unwgt. Acces.: HD brakes, Overdrive, [0 total links], Vehicle Armor: 12 pts: F(6) B(6); HC: 3, Acc. 15 (Overdrive 7.5),  Top Speed 80 (100), MPG: 80, Range: 240, DM: 1/3, Hit Mod: -2, Weight: 797 lbs. Max 800, Cost: $9,830.00

        Design Notes - The idea was to make a light cycle with a HMG with HD ammo.  That required the smallest possible engine, comparatively low armor, etc.  Without playtesting, I've decided that that cycles should have C/A frames

        Name Notes - In making a master list of the galaxy cars I realize I didn't have one for our moon (although I have the distinct memory of making one back in the day).

        Tuesday, October 20, 2015

        Titus 2065 - Div55 Camper (Imperial, Updated)

         

        Type: Camper, Chassis: Xtra-Heavy, Suspension: Heavy, Engine: 150 cid IC engine (Tubes/Blue/VP), 5 gal. dueling tank (8dp), Tires: 6 PR-Radials (8dp), Crew: Driver (no equip), Weaponry AC (10/incen) in turret (3D burst, burn 2/1), 2 linked AC (9/reg) front, smartlink, Weighted Accessories: Active Suspension, IFE, Unwgt. Acces.: HD-antilock brakes, Overdrive, [1 total link], Dischargers: 10 total: 4 oil (FBRL) 6 smoke (2T, 2U, 1R 1L), Defenses: nil; Wheel Armor: 23 total = 2x10 pt WG rear, 3 pt WH front (choose where), Component Armor 9 pts LRFP for (a) PP & gas tank (3 sp), (b) Driver (2 sp), (c) front AC (6 sp), Cargo: 7 sp., 3.2 lbs.; Vehicle Armor: 120 pts sloped Composite (2 Metal/140 Plastic): F(0/24) B(0/22) R(0/25) L(0/25) T(0/17) U(2/5); HC: 4,  Acc. 10 (Overdrive 5),  Top Speed 60 (80), MPG 45, Range 225, DM: 1, Hit Mod: 0, Weight: 7796.8 lbs. Max 7800, Cost: $54,982.50
        • More Armor Option - slope armor; remove active suspension, IFE, and the AC comp. armor; add 14 pts Wheel armor, add 26 pts plastic vehicular armor; HC 3, Hit Mod -1, 7798 lbs, $51,174.50
        Design Notes - Updated from this obsolete 2037 design:

        Camper, Xhvy Ch., Hvy. Sus., Super PP, driver, 4 PR tires rear 2 PRR front, 2 linked AC front, turreted RL with mag., bumper trigger, (7 cargo spaces, 3 lb), 138 pts armor: F40 (ram), R24 L24 B25 T10 U15; Acc. 5, HC 3, 7797 lbs. $32,190 [2015: actually it's $33,590]

        Normally when I'm updating I will try to preserve the whole she-bang, in this case that would mean the full weaponry, ramplate, and the price.  But I wanted to try the 3 autocannon collection. I don't think it's so successful given the lack of armor.  I sacrificed much of that for some necessary components - specifically active suspension and a fire extinguisher (pretty much a must for a gas engine).  The option was to show what you would get for all of those: 26 pts of armor (is it worth it?)

        Name Notes - See the original.


        Monday, October 19, 2015

        Enduro Supreme 2065 - Div55 Pickup

        Type: Luxury, Chassis: Xtra-Heavy, Suspension: Heavy, Engine: 150 cid IC engine (Blue/VP/Spr), 5 gal. dueling tank, Tires: 6 Radial-Solids (11dp), Crew: Driver (no equip), Weaponry Laser in turret (3D, area, 1/0 burn), Laser front (3D, area, 1/0 burn), smartlinked, Weighted Accessories: Active Suspension, laser battery, Unwgt. Acces.: SWC, HD-antilock brakes, Overdrive, smartlinked, no-paint windshield, [0 total links], Dischargers: 10 total: 4 oil (FBRL) 6 paint (2T, 2U, 1R 1L), Defenses: 4 bumper triggers linked to oil disch & front weapon, Wheel Armor: 37 total = 2x10 pt WG rear, 17 pts WH front (choose), Component Armor 9 pts LRFP for (a) PP (3 sp), (b) Driver (2 sp), Cargo: 11 sp, 0 lbs.; Vehicle Armor: 101 pts Composite (38 LR Metal/63 Plastic): F(8/10) B(8/10) R(8/12) L(8/12) T(4/13) U(2/6); HC: 4, Acc. 15 (Overdrive 7.5),  Top Speed 70 (90), MPG: 44, Range 220, DM: 1, Hit Mod: 0, Weight: 7800 lbs. Max 7800, Cost: $54,767.50

          Design Notes - This design came from my update of the obsolete 2037 Enduro.  In general, I think I used too many campers when a pickup could do, and with the gas engines (not around, at least to my broke-asset  teenager, languishing with the original set & Al's 2035 alone) the space I wanted in a camper was more viable in a pickup.

          Friday, October 16, 2015

          I Feel Ridiculous, SJGames Update

          For whatever reason, I decided this year to get back to blogging about Car Wars without driving a lap around the internet for any recent news and updates.  Holy macaroni!  Almost every product is now online!  Mercy sake and hallelujah!  It's going to take some time for me to take stock of all the new stuff (and maybe I should update my links etc). 

          I am in the boonies on Car Wars in general; I'm waiting for my kids to get old enough to play it, and even then - given the necessary taboo in our times about kids even talking about firearms in schools - I'm worried about doing that.  I may need to wait until they are even older.

          Enduro 2065 - Div50 Camper (Updated)

          Type: Camper, Chassis: Xtra-Heavy, Suspension: Heavy, Engine: Sport Electric (Pwr 3000, 12dp), Tires: 6 Solid Radials (11dp), Crew: Driver (no equip), Weaponry Laser back (3D area, 1/0 burn), 2 linked Lasers (3D area, 1/0 burn) front, Weighted Accessories: Laser Battery, Unwt. Acces.: HD brakes, [1 total link], Dischargers: 10 total: 4 oil (FBRL) 6 smoke (2T, 2U, 1R 1L), Defenses: 4 bumper triggers (to oil disch. & also linked to that side's weapons); Wheel Armor: 29 total = 2x10 pt WG rear, 9 pts WH front (choose where), Component Armor 9 pts LRFP for (a) PP (7 sp), (b) Driver (2 sp), Cargo: 7 sp, 3.8 lbs.; Vehicle Armor: 125 pts sloped Composite Armor (2 Metal/123 Plastic): F(0/25) B(0/25) R(0/25) L(0/25) T(0/18) U(2/5); HC: 3, Acc. 5,  Top Speed 100, DM: 1, Hit Mod: 0, Weight: 7796.2 lbs. Max 7800, Cost: $49,492.50
          • Turret Option  - put back Laser in a turret, add smartlink, remove 14 pts armor, 1 pt Wheel armor,   Weight: 7796.2 lbs. Cost: $51,062.50 .
            Design Notes - Updated from this obsolete 2037 design:
            Camper, Xhvy Ch., Hvy Sus., Super PP, driver, 4 SD tires rear, 2 PRR front, 2 linked Lasers front, Laser back, 3 laser batteries, 4 10 pt. WG back & WH front; 133 pts. Armor: F40 R25 L25 B25 T9 U9,Acc. 5, HC 3, 7792 lbs., $39,540. [2015: the price is off, I believe, it should be $40,890]
            I couldn't really keep it in the same price range.  Even then, it's really not that good, no matter what.  I did get rid of the 3 batteries because I thought the component armor was more important, no?

            Name Notes - See the original.

            [Update note: OMG, I put this up without actually adding the turret!  That makes this even worse thank before, so I made the turret version an option and didn't even bother trying to adjust the cost to Div50.]

            Sherman's Revenge 2065 - Div35 Van (Updated)

            Type: Van, Chassis: Xtra-Heavy, Suspension: Heavy, Engine: 250 cid IC engine (no mods, 14dp), 8 gal. dueling tank (8dp), Tires: 6 PR (9dp), Crew: Driver (no equip) & Gunner (no equip), Weaponry AC (10/reg) in 3 sp. turret (3D burst), RL (10/AP) front (2D+2), MG (10/reg) right (1D area), MG (10/reg) left (1D area), OJ (10/reg) back, MD (10/reg) back, back weapons linked, Weighted Accessories: nil, No Wgt. Acc: TC (gunner), SWC (driver to RL), HD brakes, [1 total link], Dischargers: 10 total: 3 oil (F R L) 7 smoke (2T, 2U, 1B 1R 1L), Defenses: 4 bumper triggers connected to oil disch. & that side's weapons; Wheel Armor: 39 total = 2x10 pt WG rear, 19 pt WH front (choose where), Component Armor nil, Cargo: 6 sp, 0 lbs.; Vehicle Armor: 121 pts sloped Composite (2 MET/119 Plastic): F(0/25) B(0/24) R(0/25) L(0/25) T(0/15) U(2/5); HC: 2, Acc. 5,  Top Speed 80, MPG 30.8, Range 224, DM: 1, Hit Mod: -1, Weight: 7200 lbs. Max 7200, Cost: $34,777.00
            • True Tank, Reduced Weapons Option  - Type: Van, Chassis: Xtra-Heavy, Suspension: Heavy, Engine: 200 cid IC engine (VP Turbo, 12dp), 6 gal. dueling tank (8dp), Tires: 6 PR Radials (8dp), Crew: Driver (no equip) & Gunner (no equip), Weaponry AC (20/reg) in 3 sp. turret (3D area), OJ (25/reg) back, MD (10/reg) back, back weapons linked, DSP under, Weighted Accessories: nil, No Wgt. Acc: [1 total link], Dischargers: 10 total: 3 oil (F R L) 7 smoke (2T, 2U, 1B 1R 1L), Defenses: 4 bumper triggers connected to oil disch. & that side's weapons; Wheel Armor: 39 total = 2x10 pt WG rear, 19 pt WH front (choose where), Component Armor 9 pts LRFP each for (a) PP (4 sp), (b) Driver (2 sp), (c) back weapons (4 sp.), (d) gas tank (1sp), Cargo: 6 sp, 2.2 lbs.; Vehicle Armor: 149 pts sloped Composite (2 MET/147 Plastic): F(0/30) B(0/30) R(0/30) L(0/30) T(0/22) U(2/5); HC: 3, Acc. 10,  Top Speed 70, MPG 35, Range 210, DM: 1, Hit Mod: -1, Weight: 7197.8 lbs. Max 7200, Cost: $34,758.00.

            • Div 40 Option - Like above option, but make all tires solid radials, add 1 pt Wheel armor, add 2 SWC, remove 13 pts plastic vehicle armor: 7199.8 lbs, $39,839.50

            • Div50 Camper Option  - Type: Camper, Chassis: Xtra-Heavy, Suspension: Heavy, Engine: 200 cid IC engine (VP Turbo, 12dp), 6 gal. dueling tank (8dp), Tires: 6 Steelbelted Solid Radials (14dp), Crew: Driver (no equip), Weaponry AC (20/reg) in 3 sp. turret (3D area), MD (10/napalm) back (1d, burn 4/3), Weighted Accessories: active suspension, No Wgt. Acc: SWC, HD-Antilock brakes, [0 total links], Dischargers: 10 total: 3 oil (F R L) 7 smoke (2T, 2U, 1B 1R 1L), Defenses: 4 bumper triggers connected to oil disch. & that side's weapons; Wheel Armor: 38 total = 2x10 pt WG rear, 2x9 pt WH front, Component Armor 9 pts LRFP each for (a) PP & gas tank (5 sp), (b) Driver (2 sp), (c) back weapons (4 sp.), (d) gas tank (1sp), Cargo: 6 sp, 2.2 lbs.; Vehicle Armor: 154 pts sloped Composite (2 MET/152 Plastic): F(0/30) B(0/30) R(0/33) L(0/33) T(0/21) U(2/5); HC: 4, Acc. 10,  Top Speed 67.5, MPG 35, Range 210, DM: 1, Hit Mod: -1, Weight: 7799.2 lbs. Max 7800, Cost: $49,788.50.
            Design Notes - Updated from this obsolete 2037 design:
            Van, Xhvy Ch., Hvy Sus., Super PP, 6 PR tires, driver, AC front, MG with mag R&L, RL in turret, OJ with mag & MD back (linked), 5 smoke disch., Hi-Res comp.; 116 pts. Armor: F30 R20 L20 B26 T10 U10; Acc. 5, HC 2; 7199 lbs., $27,980. [2015 update: numbers are utterly off on this, my final tally is 81 lbs light, 2 sp. avail, and $31,580]

            For the main entry update, I couldn't manage div30 while keeping the insane level of weapons, but I did move the AC to a turret (why else have an AC *in a van* and a different weapon in a turret?).  The IC engine was necessary to save weight.  The first option was to sacrifice a lot in order to get as much armor as possible while still having an autocannon in a turret.  Is the option's armor still too light for high-ticket battles?  There's also virtually no special accessories. 

            Finally, I wanted to see how this arrangement looked as a camper (because of the main weapon).  I decided to sacrifice vehicle armor for tire strength and in general that's what I've found: vehicle armor isn't as necessary as HC and tire ability.

            Name Notes - See the original.

            Thursday, October 15, 2015

            Impetus 2065 - Div50 Van (Updated)

            Type: Van (Streamlined), Chassis: Xtra-Heavy, Suspension: Heavy, Engine: Sport Electric (Pwr 3000, 12dp), Tires: 6 PR Radials (8dp), Crew: Driver (no equip), Weaponry 2 linked Pulsed Twin Lasers front (2D+8, 1/0 burn), HDOJ (10/reg) back, DSP under, Weighted Accessories: nil, Unweighted Accessories: [1 total link], Dischargers: 10 total: 4 oil (FBRL) 6 smoke (2T, 2U, 1R 1L), Defenses: nil; Wheel Armor: 2 total = 2x1 pt WG rear, Component Armor 10 pts FP for (a) PP (6 sp), (b) Driver (2 sp), (c) TwLs (4 sp), (d) HDOJ (3sp), Cargo: 6 sp, 0 lbs.; Vehicle Armor: 110 pts sloped Composite Armor (2 Metal/108 Plastic): F(0/23) B(0/23) R(0/25) L(0/25) T(0/10) U(2/2); HC: 3, Acc. 5,  Top Speed 115, DM: 1, Hit Mod: -1, Weight: 7800 lbs. Max 7800, Cost: $49,999.00

            Design Notes - Updated from this obsolete 2037 design:
            Van, Xhvy Ch., Hvy Sus., Super PP, driver, 4 PR tires rear, 2 PRR front, 2 linked HL front, Hi-Res computer; 106 pts FP Plastic Armor: F20 (ram) L21 R21 B22 T7 U15; Acc. 5, HC 3, 7194 lbs., $44,510.
            It's obsolete because of the PR-Radial problem. I think the numbers are a bit off anyway (my reconstruction has $40,530). There are also 16 spaces left, and virtually no reason to put this weaponry in a van.  And a ramplate. A ramplate?!  I guess I wanted to have the ram with the bumper triggers (missing from the original, hmmm). 

            So for the update, I took out the ramplate because please.  Then I used the Sport PP option, HLs became pulsed Twin Lasers (not sure how kosher that is but the MADHAT excel allows it, so it's legal to me. Anyway, my usual adds for un-sucking vans are (1) sloping the armor, (2) a drop-spike plate, (3) component armor everywhere possible.  In fact, all internal components are armored, meaning that when, inevitably, the outside armor is breached, everything inside (except the DSP because that's outlawed) has a cocoon of 10 pts of armor around it.  All accessories have been dropped in order to get to the Div50 tag.

            Name Notes - See the original.