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mindseye
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 12, 2020 1:58 am    Post subject: Are Oerth's moons tidally locked? Reply with quote

Strange late at night thoughts. Shocked

So Earth's moon, Luna always presents the same face to Earth. The phases change, but the crater patterns we can see don't.

Do Oerth's moons exhibit the ame behavior?
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Celene is tidally locked. The Nearside features more mountain ranges and volcanoes, while the Farside is a mishmash of thousands of overlapping craters, a legacy of an asteroid bombardment thousands (or millions) of years in the past. [Greyspace, page 10]

Luna is not tidally locked. It rotates on its axis every eight hours. [Greyspace, page 17] However, its surface features are obscured by clouds. [Greyspace, page 18]
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Okay so basically I should have read the books. :)

Thanks for the references!
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:33 am    Post subject: Re: Are Oerth's moons tidally locked? Reply with quote

mindseye wrote:
Strange late at night thoughts. Shocked

So Earth's moon, Luna always presents the same face to Earth. The phases change, but the crater patterns we can see don't.

Do Oerth's moons exhibit the ame behavior?


In my current campaign Luna is a vast starship which is in ruins. There are transporters to the ship in several places including a basement in the City of Greyhawk which my players are destined to stumble into.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:08 am    Post subject: Re: Are Oerth's moons tidally locked? Reply with quote

JasonZavoda wrote:
In my current campaign Luna is a vast starship which is in ruins.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Nho44lGVV8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eT4shwU4Yc4
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:37 am    Post subject: Re: Are Oerth's moons tidally locked? Reply with quote

Kirt wrote:
JasonZavoda wrote:
In my current campaign Luna is a vast starship which is in ruins.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Nho44lGVV8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eT4shwU4Yc4


As I don't click on blind links what do these link to?
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:37 pm    Post subject: Links Reply with quote

I did it.

First one is a video titled "That's no moon. It's a space station. "

Second one is titled ""IT'S NOT A MOON" — A Bad Lip Reading of Star Wars."
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:16 pm    Post subject: Re: Links Reply with quote

Raymond wrote:
I did it.

First one is a video titled "That's no moon. It's a space station. "

Second one is titled ""IT'S NOT A MOON" — A Bad Lip Reading of Star Wars."


I thought it might be to the show Starlost. Im thinking Heinlein's Orphans of the Sky and Niven's Ringworld although I will robabvly use my WEG death star plans for some mapping.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2020 4:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now I'm reminded of Transformers: Beastwars which took place on an ancient Earth with two moons — the second being a super weapon in case the "alien experiment" that was Earth went awry.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Amesang wrote:
Now I'm reminded of Transformers: Beastwars which took place on an ancient Earth with two moons — the second being a super weapon in case the "alien experiment" that was Earth went awry.


Sweet. Was that a TV show?
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2020 2:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, CGI animated… although it came out in the mid-90's so, naturally, it doesn't hold up so well. Razz

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