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Unread postPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:59 am
  

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D-Bee

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I've been watching some documentaries on Prime and it got me thinking about ancient or medieval technologies and how they may be applicable to PF. Has anyone worked in more than the standard catapults and basic siege weapons featured in the World Books or Compendium? I've thought about versions of Greek Fire, but have respected canon in regards to black powder. I have roughly thought of the introduction of black powder to Western Europe as the threshold of technology that would be available in the PF realm (roughly 13th century or so).

What other technologies would you add?


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 Post subject: Re: Technology
Unread postPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2019 12:42 am
  

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Champion

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+Pre-radio navigation tech that doesn't involve mechanical clocks.
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+Damascus Steel
+Mechanical Computers

I wouldn't include black powder weapons at all in PF. Those took centuries of deliberate development, and magic/psionics are better than primitive firearms.

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 Post subject: Re: Technology
Unread postPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:49 pm
  

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Tinker O.C.C. in Rifter number that I can't recall off the top of my head.


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 Post subject: Re: Technology
Unread postPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2019 12:00 am
  

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D-Bee

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Metallurgy and tinkerer both had good coverage for ideas, thanks for those suggestions. Navigational equipment is another one I hadn't thought of, so thank you again.

I was trying to see if there were obscure siege engines or building techniques that could be ascribed to the specific races. Perhaps mechanisms or machine. I've been particularly fascinated with Roman engineering and medieval warfare, but was hoping to be shown something new.


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