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Yup.


It's been a fun thread.

I might try making my own gynarchy/matriarchy for Traveller.

EDIT

I just rolled up a world and threw together some quickie notes.

It's posted in the Scout Service section.



Back on the thread's main topic, is there any chance we will see a UWP for the Asura homeworld?

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A UWP is forthcoming.
I can't find LBB#3! I may be forced to use LBB#6, though that's a little more detail than I'm wanting to put into it.

I'll add more as it comes to me, or I consider all the suggestions made here.
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Asuran society additions (another small facet if you wish to use it)

A great many of the population (I'll leave the details up to the GM) will have stable and loving relationships with multiple 'wives', and a single husband. Sharing the upbringing of any children produced.

The husbands will be responsible for basic care and feeding of children.

Any grandchildren resulting from the marriage will be of tremendous social status for the family group.

Family ties are of the utmost importance to the average Asuran, and hold a great amount of sway in matters of business and government.

Whereas females are dominant, daughters are predominant in importance for the vast amount of society, to carry on the name, or for succession in business.

Same sex relationships, are an accepted part of the society, and many produce children with in vitro births.
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PM with stuff related to Asura...


I will edit climate and skin tone notes and post, since you liked it.

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Asur
(Asura home-world)


STARPORT A (excellent TL 13 facilities, shipyards build Asuran merchant and patrol vessels)
SIZE 5 (smaller than Terra but not a major difference in local surface gravity)
ATMOSPHERE 5 (thin, sea level pressures resemble Terran conditions at higher altitudes)
HYDROGRAPHY 5 (50% ocean coverage annual average; ice age conditions in winter with sea level and coastline changes, rapid glaciation)
POPULATION: 6
GOVERNMENT: B non-charismatic leader (semi-hereditary empress)
LAW: 4 (off-world men are sometimes inconvenienced by petty, niggling regulations that their female counterparts do not have to deal with)
TECH: D* (tech level 13 in most fields, advanced biotech)
description:
Asur completes an annual trip around its red sun in 1012 days, moving a long elliptical orbit which creates a global deep freeze every winter. Daytime summer highs in the middle latitudes seldom exceed 2 degrees Celsius.
The Asurans, descendants of RoM period colonists, have adapted to the extreme climactic conditions through bioengineering; antifreeze proteins in the circulatory system, hormonal adjustments, and other alterations. Asuran skin hues range from bluish-white to aquamarine. Respiratory adaptions include a 10% increase in lung volume and widened nares; Asurans look thick-chested and big- nosed.
Off-world scientists have speculated that the historical decline in births of Asuran boys and the relatively low testosterone levels among Asuran men may be side effects of the genetic engineering project. The Asuran government long ago stopped all public research into the ‘male question’ and today does not welcome independent inquiry.

Tundra covers half the non-glaciated land area of the planet’s supercontinent, with muskegs, coniferous forest (gene-mod Terran trees), cold desert, and rocky uplands accounting for the remainder.
Native life consists only of microbes, primitive plants, and invertebrates, most species possessing cryobiotic adaptations. Asuran genetic engineers have created several Terran-derived mammal species for different purposes; lapine flopps as pets, non-sentient tallow-whales for meat, and man-sized bearhounds as outdoor rescue and guard animals.

FLOPPS SIDEBAR
Travellers may purchase flopps in Startown for 10 cr. These docile, fat rabbits make excellent handwarmers for visitors uncomfortable in the local chilly conditions. Fashionable Asuran males carry flopps about town in designer handbags. In extended high temperatures—several days at above 20 degrees Celsius—flopps become mangy, irritable beasties that will consume unattended lubricants, gnaw through insulation, and generally make trouble on a starship or in another enclosed space. They seldom survive long in such a state, poisoning themselves or getting fatally injured. Fortunately, heat also makes them infertile.

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FLOPPS SIDEBAR
Travellers may purchase flopps in Startown for 10 cr. These docile, fat rabbits make excellent handwarmers for visitors uncomfortable in the local chilly conditions. Fashionable Asuran males carry flopps about town in designer handbags. In extended high temperatures—several days at above 20 degrees Celsius—flopps become mangy, irritable beasties that will consume unattended lubricants, gnaw through insulation, and generally make trouble on a starship or in another enclosed space. They seldom survive long in such a state, poisoning themselves or getting fatally injured. Fortunately, heat also makes them infertile.
So how do flops make good handwarmers? You have to constantly carry them or what?
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So how do flops make good handwarmers? You have to constantly carry them or what?


Keep your hands in your hand bag. Or stick a flopp in your peacoat pockets.
They are good for foot-warmers and lap-warmers too.

I had considered hooked but blunt claws so they can cling to mesh, knits, rough surfaces...

If you have suggestions for improvement, by all means, do share.

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Keep your hands in your hand bag. Or stick a flopp in your peacoat pockets.
They are good for foot-warmers and lap-warmers too.

I had considered hooked but blunt claws so they can cling to mesh, knits, rough surfaces...

If you have suggestions for improvement, by all means, do share.
What is the temperature that a flopp could potentially die from heatstroke?

Like how cold would you have to make a place be for a flopp to live comfortably in if you took it off of Asur?
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What is the temperature that a flopp could potentially die from heatstroke?

Like how cold would you have to make a place be for a flopp to live comfortably in if you took it off of Asur?

Good questions.

I think flopps thrive at near-freezing temperatures and could potentially die from heartstroke at anything above 25 Celsius.
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PM with stuff related to Asura...


I will edit climate and skin tone notes and post, since you liked it.

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Asur
(Asura home-world)


STARPORT A (excellent TL 13 facilities, shipyards build Asuran merchant and patrol vessels)
SIZE 5 (smaller than Terra but not a major difference in local surface gravity)
ATMOSPHERE 5 (thin, sea level pressures resemble Terran conditions at higher altitudes)
HYDROGRAPHY 5 (50% ocean coverage annual average; ice age conditions in winter with sea level and coastline changes, rapid glaciation)
POPULATION: 6
GOVERNMENT: B non-charismatic leader (semi-hereditary empress)
LAW: 4 (off-world men are sometimes inconvenienced by petty, niggling regulations that their female counterparts do not have to deal with)
TECH: D* (tech level 13 in most fields, advanced biotech)
description:
Asur completes an annual trip around its red sun in 1012 days, moving a long elliptical orbit which creates a global deep freeze every winter. Daytime summer highs in the middle latitudes seldom exceed 2 degrees Celsius.
The Asurans, descendants of RoM period colonists, have adapted to the extreme climactic conditions through bioengineering; antifreeze proteins in the circulatory system, hormonal adjustments, and other alterations. Asuran skin hues range from bluish-white to aquamarine. Respiratory adaptions include a 10% increase in lung volume and widened nares; Asurans look thick-chested and big- nosed.
Off-world scientists have speculated that the historical decline in births of Asuran boys and the relatively low testosterone levels among Asuran men may be side effects of the genetic engineering project. The Asuran government long ago stopped all public research into the ‘male question’ and today does not welcome independent inquiry.

Tundra covers half the non-glaciated land area of the planet’s supercontinent, with muskegs, coniferous forest (gene-mod Terran trees), cold desert, and rocky uplands accounting for the remainder.
Native life consists only of microbes, primitive plants, and invertebrates, most species possessing cryobiotic adaptations. Asuran genetic engineers have created several Terran-derived mammal species for different purposes; lapine flopps as pets, non-sentient tallow-whales for meat, and man-sized bearhounds as outdoor rescue and guard animals.

FLOPPS SIDEBAR
Travellers may purchase flopps in Startown for 10 cr. These docile, fat rabbits make excellent handwarmers for visitors uncomfortable in the local chilly conditions. Fashionable Asuran males carry flopps about town in designer handbags. In extended high temperatures—several days at above 20 degrees Celsius—flopps become mangy, irritable beasties that will consume unattended lubricants, gnaw through insulation, and generally make trouble on a starship or in another enclosed space. They seldom survive long in such a state, poisoning themselves or getting fatally injured. Fortunately, heat also makes them infertile.
VERSION 2

Much the same as above, but the planet is even colder and most of the surface water is frozen year round.
Drop Hydrography to 1. If the settlers saw fit to alter their offspring, then the environment had to be very harsh, indeed. Too cold for normal humans to thrive outside tunnels and enviro-suits. Snowball. The 'balmy' tropics hold stretches of tundra, stands of geneered windbreak pines, some brine lakes,etc. Most of the world is either buried under ice is rocky waste, lonely and bereft of animals (on the surface, anyway) bigger than mites. Think Antarctica but less inviting.

Change atmosphere to Standard and drop notes about the natives having wide nares and thick chests.

Up SIZE to 6?

So THE REVISED UWP would be:

A6616B4-D

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