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RE: Idylls of the gorn - 10/12/2014 6:34:18 AM   
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Yes, humans are omnivores. The entire digestive system is built for it.

At least on Earth, omnivores tend to be fairly rare, but herbivore species tend to be at the bottom of the intelligence scale. Omnivore species tend to be high on the scale. Raccoons, pigs, and bears are all fairly smart. Humans are top of the heap, though some people have argued otherwise. Opposable thumbs with fully flexible hands help a lot too.

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RE: Idylls of the gorn - 10/12/2014 6:59:36 AM   
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though some people have argued otherwise

Yup. And the fact that they are able to argue about it means that they lose the argument!

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RE: Idylls of the gorn - 10/12/2014 4:35:40 PM   
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Yes, humans are omnivores. The entire digestive system is built for it.

At least on Earth, omnivores tend to be fairly rare, but herbivore species tend to be at the bottom of the intelligence scale. Omnivore species tend to be high on the scale. Raccoons, pigs, and bears are all fairly smart. Humans are top of the heap, though some people have argued otherwise. Opposable thumbs with fully flexible hands help a lot too.

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Herbivores are universally geniuses, especially the cold blooded ones like me

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RE: Idylls of the gorn - 10/12/2014 4:36:52 PM   
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though some people have argued otherwise

Yup. And the fact that they are able to argue about it means that they lose the argument!



I never argue. I inform.

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RE: Idylls of the gorn - 10/12/2014 6:35:28 PM   
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Hurray! I have an opponent again. Kris's daughter is home and well. He sent this:

We can go ahead and get started. It will help me to have something else to think about. My initial turns may be a little slow but I'll quickly get up to speed for a turn a day. Don't worry, the onslaught of the Gorn will be resisted with all my powers so you can feel free to release the hordes!!!




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RE: Idylls of the gorn - 10/12/2014 6:43:44 PM   
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RE: Idylls of the gorn - 10/13/2014 1:34:09 AM   
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Thanks to all for your sympathy and kind words regarding my situation. I'm looking forward to a fun game with the evil Gorn.

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RE: Idylls of the gorn - 10/13/2014 2:57:00 AM   
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I am glad to hear that your daughter will be OK. Are you going to do an AAR? Or do we have only the Gorns view of the war?

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RE: Idylls of the gorn - 10/13/2014 2:56:13 PM   
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I am glad to hear that your daughter will be OK. Are you going to do an AAR? Or do we have only the Gorns view of the war?


He won't have time but he is welcome to post on mine. That means he can't give anything away until it's moot, but that's how I run my AAR anyway. I want you to be in suspense over what the "evil" gorn will do next.




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RE: Idylls of the gorn - 10/13/2014 5:10:49 PM   
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I've found something when looking at this version's initial start assault strengths on the allied side bases in case in case they've changed so there's no big surprises waiting if I try to take them. It looks like an error at one of them and it's not in his favor. I've PM'd JWE about it to find out. If it is wrong I'll probably have to restart my first turn from scratch after it's fixed.

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RE: Idylls of the gorn - 10/14/2014 2:11:17 PM   
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JWE hasn't logged on since Saturday morning, so he hasn't gotten my PM. Here's what I'm looking at:





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RE: Idylls of the gorn - 10/14/2014 2:12:37 PM   
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I'll advise Kris to start up his copy of the scenario and see if he gets the same thing.

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RE: Idylls of the gorn - 10/14/2014 4:08:17 PM   
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What do you see that seems wrong? - Oh wait - 0 AV even though it has the squads!

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RE: Idylls of the gorn - 10/14/2014 4:19:07 PM   
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It is supposed to be that way. See here.

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RE: Idylls of the gorn - 10/14/2014 7:55:50 PM   
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That's a relief. Back to work for me

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RE: Idylls of the gorn - 10/14/2014 8:17:26 PM   
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Back to work for me

Enough slacking!


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RE: Idylls of the gorn - 10/15/2014 7:07:45 PM   
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I'm trying to use one of chemkid's maps but it has no borders so I've painted some in. In our HR units in the Kwangtung Army, both in Manchukuo and Korea, may not leave there without paying the PPs. It's not pretty but you can make out the borders in orange. As I need to paint more in, I'll do that when the time comes.





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RE: Idylls of the gorn - 10/15/2014 7:08:40 PM   
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And Thailand / Burma




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RE: Idylls of the gorn - 10/15/2014 7:25:22 PM   
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Hey Gorn man,

If you haven't ever given them a read I believe you would enjoy Harry Harrison's novel series:

West of Eden
Winter in Eden
Return to Eden

I have and have read the first two and can recommend them as enjoyable "alternate history" sci fi.

I've been meaning to acquire the last one and have never gotten around to doing so.

The premise is that the dinos never died out and an intelligent cold blooded species was already dominant as the mammals, and humans in particular, started coming of age.

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RE: Idylls of the gorn - 10/15/2014 8:50:23 PM   
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Are these sequels to the James Dean movie "East of Eden"? You should see the 1956 movie "The Beast of Hollow Mountain" where this cowboy keeps getting his cattle stolen and it turns out to be an Allosaurus.




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RE: Idylls of the gorn - 10/15/2014 9:12:41 PM   
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That was a good one!

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RE: Idylls of the gorn - 10/16/2014 12:59:53 AM   
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Hey Gorn man,

If you haven't ever given them a read I believe you would enjoy Harry Harrison's novel series:

West of Eden
Winter in Eden
Return to Eden

I have and have read the first two and can recommend them as enjoyable "alternate history" sci fi.

I've been meaning to acquire the last one and have never gotten around to doing so.

The premise is that the dinos never died out and an intelligent cold blooded species was already dominant as the mammals, and humans in particular, started coming of age.


Though there is a lot of evidence now that dinosaurs were warm blooded and evolved into birds. A recent fossil find shows evidence that dinosaurs actually all had feathers like birds. T-rex is a bit harder to take seriously when colored like a tropical bird.

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RE: Idylls of the gorn - 10/16/2014 8:29:56 PM   
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I'm pretty sure I'd take one seriously.

Anyways we're off to the races. Kris is in possession of the first turn.

I'm throwing down the gauntlet now!






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RE: Idylls of the gorn - 10/16/2014 8:47:43 PM   
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Uh Oh. Kris just sent me an email claiming he's Captain Terror! I think he's delusional. This guy below, Dan Kane. Maybe Kris just looks like him.




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RE: Idylls of the gorn - 10/16/2014 8:57:12 PM   
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He used to look like the guy on the left




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RE: Idylls of the gorn - 10/16/2014 10:19:47 PM   
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Uh Oh again. Someone else is claiming to be the Mr. Kane. There could be trouble.

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RE: Idylls of the gorn - 10/17/2014 1:25:41 AM   
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I'm trying to use one of chemkid's maps but it has no borders so I've painted some in.


Chemkids map has an update that includes borders - he did a great job.

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RE: Idylls of the gorn - 10/17/2014 3:33:38 AM   
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I'm trying to use one of chemkid's maps but it has no borders so I've painted some in.


Chemkids map has an update that includes borders - he did a great job.


Thanks, I totally missed that. Will work on it when I have an opportunity.

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RE: Idylls of the gorn - 10/17/2014 3:38:33 PM   
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While I wait for my opponent to send back a turn here’s some advice for him and all you newbies out there.


Breathe deep the gathering gloom,

Prepare to meet your approaching doom.

Wargaming people look back and lament,

Another day’s useless energy spent.

Japs and allies wrestle as one,

Crying for air cover but sadly have none.

New player loads up and buckles his guns,

Old player’s wives wish they were nuns.

Cold hearted orb that rules the night,

Removes our colours from our sight.

Red is great and green contrite,

But we decide which is right.

Or which is a delusion?







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RE: Idylls of the gorn - 10/17/2014 3:40:09 PM   
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Knights who know Latin,
Never meaning to wend.
Letters to Blitzen,
Never failing to rend.

Oops, that’s a different song,
They really don’t go together.

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