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Discussion in 'Civ3 - Steampunk Scenario' started by KingArthur, Oct 8, 2007.

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  1. Blue Monkey

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    Came across this. In RL - image telegraph (1842) + electric toaster (1893). Got me to thinking how much Phileas Fogg would appreciate being able to read telegrams, or even examine phototelephotic stills, whilst simultaneously enjoying his perfectly toasted morning bread.
     
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    The same people that brought the Sultan's Elephant to life have unleashed La Princesse, a 37 ton mechanical spider, on Liverpool.
     
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    That's great, the news in handy bite size chunks.
     
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    After watching "Hellboy III: the golden army" for the 3rd time, it struck me that the mechanical soldiers would be perfect for a steampunk scenario: the whole look, the combination of clockwork with magic... let's use them! :goodjob:
     
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    Read the unit lines & unit requests threads. ;)
     
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    Drat... should have known someone would beat me to it... :blush:
     
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    Well that just took up my whole morning. Great stuff, Jlvfr. Inspiring. My favorite from those is Odysseus.
     
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    :eek::eek::eek:

    Very nicely done indeed!
     
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    The Steampunk Mary Poppins was one of my favorites, too, but no less impressive than Thor on the first page of the gallery. Just to keep us from posting each picture in separate posts (you know we want to), here's a link to the whole gallery. It's well worth a surf.
     
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    Has anyone seen Paleo Future.com? It's a fantastic website showing examples of what people in the late 19th and 20th century believed the future would be like. The 1880s, 1890s and 1900s section has a nice steampunk flavour that I think the team on this mod would find useful.
     
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    Apparently mind control technology existed long before the CIA started controlling our thoughts via orbital lasers. Viz. the air loom (1812). Maybe some GL names for the Black Coats in there?

    Edit: Rod Dickinson has made a reconstruction of the device.
     
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    Not sure if your group knows about this publisher, but if it does not, it should.

    http://www.lindsaybks.com/

    They have all sorts of interesting stuff.
     
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    Thanks, timerover51. I've bookmarked it. We may be able to find some images there to inspire unit makers.
     
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    I enjoyed it. Also The Time Ships - Baxter's sequel to The Time Machine. The section that was sort of a steampunk / Orwellian England was scary.
     
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