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I've rediscovered an old love in video games, the real-time strategy genre.  First one I ever played was StarCraft.  Oh so fun.  Right now I'm working my way through the campaign in Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War.  I find the Space Marines are pretty good at turtling up to the enemy, just like the Terrans in StarCraft.  I've also tried my hand at Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars, but it's really different from anything I've ever played and I'm having some trouble.

Still working slowly on the Balcrusian planets and systems.  I find it fun coming up with historical details of future cultures (hence "pre-nostalgia", a term I borrowed from Tom Lehrer).  Take these for instance, the DESCs for Orzanacruz and Dlakacruz.

Orzanacruz:
This planet was formerly the Orizian border world Vorash, a major exporter of computer components for industrial concerns and the Orizian National Fleet.  Starting in 845 GSD, the Balcrusian Empire began to encroach on Orizian territory, culminating in Vorash's forcible annexation in 858.  Renamed Orzanacruz, the planet's industrial capacity was put to work for the Empire despite continual sabotage and resistance efforts from the native Orizians.  During the Balcrusian Civil War, the Orizio Union attempted to drive out the occupiers, and for a period of ten years the planet nominally returned to Orizian control.  It didn't last:  after getting itself sorted out, the new People's Republic counterattacked and handed the ONF its most lopsided defeat ever, taking both the Orzani and Edos Systems in one fell swoop.

The name "Vorash", incidentally, is a shout-out to Stargate SG-1.  It's the planet the Tok'ra had their headquarters on for seasons two through four.

Dlakacruz:
When the Balcrusian Civil War broke out, the airless planetoid Dlakacruz was a barely established mining colony, and was quickly captured by the leftist rebels for use as a supply base.  Ten days later the Imperial Space Force counterattacked, but the rebel ground forces dug in and held them off for almost a month.  The battle ended when the ISF admiralty ordered them to withdraw and reinforce the fleet defending the Anorok System; the admiral in charge chose to deny the rebels the base and tractored a 25 kilometer asteroid into the planet.




Last but not least, I've got a job, and I've been accepted to UNC Greensboro for the fall semester!  Overall, it's been a good month.
  • Mood: Happy
  • Listening to: The Greatest Video Game Music (London Philharmonic
  • Reading: Space Wolf Omnibus by William King
  • Watching: Babylon A.D. (Vin Diesel FTW)
  • Playing: Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War
  • Eating: lamb tikka masala
  • Drinking: Negra Modelo

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Aaron J. Davis
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United States
I play D&D 3.5E, I write sci-fi and fantasy, and I'm learning to wire houses and build motor control circuits.

Right now I'm working on two main projects. The first is a plugin for an old computer game called EV Nova. The mod advances the timeline over a thousand years to my own version of that universe. The title of the mod is EV Nova: United Galactic Federation, named for one of the dominant star nations in this universe. The time is approximately 4.7 millennia from now.

Most of the images posted here are from the mod, models I've made using Google SketchUp 8.

The second project (more or less on hold at the moment) is Justice By Any Means, a sci-fi novel set in the same universe.

External Links:
♠ My Half.com storefront: shops.half.ebay.com/starsword-…
♠ My page on ForgottenRealmsWiki: forgottenrealms.wikia.com/wiki…
♠ The EVN:UGF progress log, at the Ambrosia Software boards: www.ambrosiasw.com/forums/inde…
♠ The EVN:UGF website: starsword.webs.com

Current Residence: North Carolina, USA
deviantWEAR sizing preference: Large
Favourite genre of music: rock
Favourite style of art: manga
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium x64
MP3 player of choice: iPod Classic 80GB
Favourite cartoon character: Himura Kenshin from "Rurouni Kenshin"
Personal Quote: "Getting into a secure facility is as simple as giving yourself a good reason to be there."
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:icondevastator200:
Devastator200 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Will your many warriors join Dark Star, as we conquer my dimension, and many you have never seen?
And will you take command of Starsaber, one of my most powerful weapons?
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tombruceclayton Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Hey man, was looking at your progress log on the ASW forums and couldn't help but notice you paying your respects to the long departed ev-nova.net.

I used to be massively active there and went by the name 'Ravenheart'. Was my first ever forum and have many fond memories of the place. Was sad to see it go, I have to say. What was your username there? I remember Guest, David Arthur, Iced_Plasma but the rest escape me now.. sigh

Hope the plug-in is coming along well.
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StarSword-C Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I was StarSword. I'd be StarSword here, too, except it's apparently taken.

Plug's ... coming along. I won't say "well". Just don't have as much time to work on it as I'd like.
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madcomm Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Very interesting, if not educational 3D works.
You are now on my watch list.
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StarSword-C Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for watching!
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diasmon Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011
"...a Special Hell!" damn i love that episode :D
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StarSword-C Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
... Come again?

You've lost me completely. What are you talking about?
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diasmon Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011
Firefly, episode "Our Mrs Reynolds"...

:D
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StarSword-C Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, I knew the line, I'm just trying to figure out the context in which you quoted it.
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Haotaus Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks for the :+fav: :D
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