Archive for October, 2009

Occultation: A System/Setting Hack for Diaspora

October 30, 2009

Synopsis: By the Diaspora rules-as-written, “Slipstream points (slipknots) are located at a distance roughly 5 AU (astronomical units) above and below the barycenter, which is the point around which all bodies in the system revolve.” This hack suggests that the slipknots are in the plane of the ecliptic. As such, they are occasionally disrupted by the passage of Jupiter-like (Jovian) bodies orbiting at roughly 5 AU; this event is called occultation.

Download version 0.1 of the Occultation document here.

You might also be interested in take a look at the Lifepathing hack.