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Puke December 21st, 2005 03:39 PM

Re: Tan Ru Diplomacy
sorry, i was just being a wiseass with the sentient multimeter thing. i thought it sounded funney and in the spirit of the game.

as far as i know, they were always designed to be purely hostile. but i really dont know much.

Fingers December 21st, 2005 04:24 PM

Re: Tan Ru Diplomacy
The Tan Ru see your flotilla as being a bunch of nice clean machines with a hideous infestation of carbon-based gunk inside, and all kinds of design flaws like cavities filled with oxygen that allow the organic plague to thrive. Better to vaporize them and harvest the raw materials. Root will be pleased.

Zogu December 21st, 2005 07:31 PM

Re: Tan Ru Diplomacy
Lol. Not exactly Burt Rutan.
But look at Star Trek, The Old Series. You'll find a probe named "Tan Ru". Its mission is to sterilize all life it encounters because it is not "perfect".

But I like Fingers' description better.

TaoLibra December 21st, 2005 11:57 PM

Re: Tan Ru Diplomacy
Y'know... if you were going to have some item that could placate robots that want to exterminate all organic life... how 'bout a "V-GER Probe?"

And to make it poetically perfect, I'd find some way to make a Melodium-clone item called "Star Drek: The Motionless Picture," which of course puts you to sleep for a year, but rewards you with the V-GER Probe afterwards.

<font color="red">{EDIT 1: Well, come to think of it... the V-GER Probe would probably be better as a kind of Kawangi-clone, which could be placated (like the Tchorak) by giving it a "Bald Vegan Chick" creature/item. And maybe the arrival of V-GER could be heralded by finding the "Star Drek" item (like that H item does for the D &amp; P items). Or maybe the Space Whales...}

{EDIT 2: Come to think of it, I wouldn't want to make friends with the Tan Ru anyway. It's contrary to Reason and to the Laws of Nature to suggest that it's possible to make friends with EVERYONE. Nor is it even desirable. "Universal Peace?" How boring is that?}</font>

Pfhoenix December 22nd, 2005 12:15 AM

Re: Tan Ru Diplomacy
Heh, I really like that idea, TaoLibra. If you make it, I'd download and use it.

rocky8311 December 22nd, 2005 12:32 PM

Re: Tan Ru Diplomacy
Speaking of the Melodium Conograph, are there any points associated with using it?

Puke December 22nd, 2005 07:56 PM

Re: Tan Ru Diplomacy
i think peace conditions should be mutually exclusive. you make peace with one species, and it angers their enemies. Thus, you can only be at peace with one or two races at a time.

dysamoria June 29th, 2014 03:48 PM

Re: Tan Ru Diplomacy
Were the Tan Ru named after the "other" probe in Star Trek TOS episode "The Changeling"?

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