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Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Sep 12 2017, 01:48 PM
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Posted By CuriousFlit
Re: Pern Boardgame - Differences in editions?

It's perfect! Thanks again. :D
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Sep 11 2017, 11:32 AM
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Posted By CuriousFlit
Re: Pern Boardgame - Differences in editions?

That's really good! Better than the scan I have. :) Thanks!

But, that's the 1st edition board. I meant this one: https://goo.gl/images/hTwW14
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Sep 10 2017, 11:17 PM
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Posted By CuriousFlit
Re: Pern Boardgame - Differences in editions?

Hey, Hans? Could I please have a scan of your second edition game board? Or even a good photo would be fine. I can't find any good pictures on the internet after all. Not good enough to play with...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Aug 28 2017, 08:46 PM
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Posted By CuriousFlit
Re: Pern Boardgame - Differences in editions?

Spoke too soon. :( Thought I had found a good picture of the game board, but it's too small and I can't enlarge it while still be able to read what's on it.
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Aug 28 2017, 07:47 PM
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Posted By CuriousFlit
Re: Pern Boardgame - Differences in editions?

I finally found some great pictures of it on google. :) Thanks for your help guys. I'll let you know how setting it up turns out!
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Aug 16 2017, 11:36 AM
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Posted By CuriousFlit
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Aug 16 2017, 08:05 AM
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Posted By CuriousFlit
Re: Pern Boardgame - Differences in editions?

Oops! Forgot to post the link so you guys could see the website. Its pretty cool! :)

https://tabletopia.com/
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Aug 16 2017, 07:47 AM
Replies: 17
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Posted By CuriousFlit
Re: Pern Boardgame - Differences in editions?

Thank you, Hans! :) So there aren't any rule differences or different cards at all between the two editions?

I was introduced to this digital board game website called Tabletopia.com, and it...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Aug 11 2017, 11:27 AM
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Views: 1,356
Posted By CuriousFlit
Re: Pern Boardgame - Differences in editions?

Yeah that is the 1st edition. I think the second is from 1989.
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Aug 11 2017, 11:24 AM
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Posted By CuriousFlit
Re: Pern Boardgame - Differences in editions?

Thanks, Hans, I appreciate it. :)
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Aug 4 2017, 05:53 PM
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Posted By CuriousFlit
Pern Boardgame - Differences in editions?

I just got the 1st edition of this game. I got the 2nd edition for mom awhile back, but we seem to have misplaced it. I wanted my own copy of 2nd edition, but got sent 1st by mistake. Still, I would...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jun 27 2017, 09:39 PM
Replies: 54
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Posted By CuriousFlit
Re: Dragon size references

Does this answer from Todd to another fan letter where he mentions Ruth help at all?



http://pernhome.com/tjm/?p=38
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Aug 19 2016, 03:43 PM
Replies: 50
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Posted By CuriousFlit
Re: A crazy idea...

Made a change to Cove Hold to try out a more saturated color scheme. Which do you guys like better? This version or the old one with the brighter colors? Just ignore the thing in the foreground.
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Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Aug 19 2016, 03:38 PM
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Posted By CuriousFlit
Re: Drudges!

Anne's own take on drudges:
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Mar 14 2016, 10:46 PM
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Posted By CuriousFlit
Re: Printer Hall

I've been reading through All the Weyrs of Pern again, and it says they found a weed growing on the Southern Continent that works as a wood pulp substitute for paper, so they switch to using that and...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Mar 3 2016, 03:07 PM
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Posted By CuriousFlit
Re: Printer Hall

Has anybody here read Dragonsblood? That has sections in it which take place between the end of Dragonsdawn and Dragonseye (it covers the last bit of Wind Blossom's life anyway). Maybe that could...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Feb 29 2016, 02:26 PM
Replies: 53
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Posted By CuriousFlit
Re: Glows

I remember in one of the books, either AtWoP or SoP, that Toric was in a meeting, and he knocked over a glow basket, and the spilled glows got the papers on his desk wet. That might be another point...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Feb 29 2016, 01:53 PM
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Posted By CuriousFlit
Re: Glows

I read somewhere that if you have enough foxfire in one place, you might be able read by it. That type of glowing fungus was used to light the needles on the barometer and the compass of the Turtle,...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Feb 29 2016, 01:51 PM
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Posted By CuriousFlit
Re: A crazy idea...

Read what I found out in the "Glows" thread. I've been looking at every reference to glows from all of the books I can find, and based on that, I came to the idea that glows are a type of moss or...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Feb 24 2016, 08:06 PM
Replies: 55
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Posted By CuriousFlit
Re: Printer Hall

If I remember right, the Harper assigned to that Ista hold from the short story "Ever the Twain" taught the kids how to read and write using slates and chalk.
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Feb 24 2016, 08:03 PM
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Posted By CuriousFlit
Re: Printer Hall

There are also those Journeyman Harpers traveling around and assigned to the holds. Wouldn't they teach at the very least, basic reading and writing skills in addition to the Teaching Ballads?
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Feb 23 2016, 07:49 AM
Replies: 55
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Posted By CuriousFlit
Re: Printer Hall

But if most Pernese couldn't read or write, than would the Runner Craft's postal service have stayed open for so long? Surely they couldn't have gotten by on just Lord Holders and Harpers sending...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Feb 23 2016, 01:54 AM
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Views: 12,490
Posted By CuriousFlit
Re: A crazy idea...

I modeled a glowbasket today, and some glow covered rocks to go inside it. :)

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B66BbvbXzDlxalZKOWs3U1FvT3c/view?usp=sharing
...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Feb 22 2016, 11:11 PM
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Posted By CuriousFlit
Re: Glows

How did I miss this? In Chronicles of Pern: First Fall "The Survey: P.E.R.N" after they find a sample of glows, the crew member who found it says "Luminous lichens or organisms are not my forte."
...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Feb 22 2016, 03:47 PM
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Views: 17,140
Posted By CuriousFlit
Re: Glows

Also it turns out that, contrary to popular belief, moss actually does need sunlight to grow, it just grows in the shade because it needs a damp environment too.
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Feb 22 2016, 03:32 PM
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Posted By CuriousFlit
Re: Glows

Could glows actually be a type of moss or lichen, since they can grow on rocks? I'm learning more towards a moss, since that can be cultivated... That could also explain it growing in swamps.
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Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Feb 22 2016, 02:34 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 17,140
Posted By CuriousFlit
Re: Glows

Check this out!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_bioluminescent_fungi

I didn't know Earth had glowing fungus too.

EDIT: well I knew about ONE type, but that was it:
...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Feb 21 2016, 06:31 PM
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Posted By CuriousFlit
Re: The Size of Pern

That IS interesting. O_o I have the atlas too and I never noticed that. The author who made the Pern atlas says in the book that she measured the distances by charting out Pern "time zones" and based...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Feb 20 2016, 04:14 PM
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Views: 8,446
Posted By CuriousFlit
Re: Printer Hall

When I discussed with a friend over email why the Pernese never had a printing press before Aivas mentioned it, he had this to say:
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Feb 17 2016, 06:02 PM
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Posted By CuriousFlit
Printer Hall

Ok, so in All the Weyrs of Pern (and the second edition of the DLG), it was said that there would be three Printer Halls. A main Hall at Landing, another at Ruatha, and a third at Lemos. But in The...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Feb 6 2016, 05:46 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 24,291
Posted By CuriousFlit
Re: Dragon eggs and hatchling size

In the Pern Wiki, it says that the dragons had reached their programmed size by the Sixth Pass, and stayed that way until Benden Weyr had the inbreeding, but it doesn't say what that size was. Then...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Feb 6 2016, 02:41 PM
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Posted By CuriousFlit
Re: Dragon eggs and hatchling size

From what I hear, the first edition of DLGP was never corrected for the second edition, only added to. I only have the first edition, with the second one coming in the mail. I'll compare them and...
Forum: The Library Café Feb 6 2016, 12:49 PM
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Posted By CuriousFlit
Re: Anne on You Tube

Thanks for finding this! :) It's pretty cool.
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Feb 5 2016, 03:41 PM
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Views: 24,291
Posted By CuriousFlit
Re: Dragon eggs and hatchling size

Huh... So I've been looking at this all the wrong way?
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jan 30 2016, 04:58 PM
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Posted By CuriousFlit
Re: Dragon eggs and hatchling size

Sorry, it's "Why, that bronze isn't as big as Ruth". I checked using google books, my own copy is lost in the house somewhere.
...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jan 29 2016, 12:33 AM
Replies: 98
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Posted By CuriousFlit
Re: Dragon eggs and hatchling size

So, Carenath being longer in body than Cricket would be because of his tail?
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jan 28 2016, 12:56 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 24,291
Posted By CuriousFlit
Re: Dragon eggs and hatchling size

Hey, Semantre, I have another question for you. Those hatchling calculations in feet you did, well, what if that number was the length of the hatchling from nose to tail base, with an extra...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jan 24 2016, 02:45 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 12,490
Posted By CuriousFlit
Re: A crazy idea...

Almost finished with Cove Hold. :)

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B66BbvbXzDlxdzA5VzF5bC1Yc1k/view?usp=sharing

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B66BbvbXzDlxMkp1eXNTaE9wWUU/view?usp=sharing
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jan 12 2016, 07:09 PM
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Posted By CuriousFlit
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jan 12 2016, 07:04 PM
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Posted By CuriousFlit
Re: A crazy idea...

So I've taken a break from modeling dragons and tried my hand at modeling Pern's buildings. My first attempt was Dunca's Cot. I had to make it a little bigger than it would normally be in order to...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Dec 16 2015, 11:00 AM
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Posted By CuriousFlit
Re: A crazy idea...

Speaking of horses, what does it mean when a horse has a "deep barrel"? In DD, when Sean's Dragon is compared to his horse, the Dragon is said to be "longer in body and deeper in barrel". I'm having...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Dec 14 2015, 06:08 PM
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Posted By CuriousFlit
Re: the death penalty

I don't know if the game is considered canon or not (probably not) but in Dragonriders: Chronicles of Pern (which is set "near the end of the Seventh Pass"), somebody really WAS staked out for Thread...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Dec 14 2015, 04:37 PM
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Posted By CuriousFlit
Re: A crazy idea...

That's one of the measurements I'm trying to figure out. I can get how wide the shoulder area is by subtracting the sum of both wing lengths from the total wingspan length. For the neck itself I'm...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Dec 11 2015, 11:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,813
Posted By CuriousFlit
Re: What Would Happen...

They were putting out something like a newspaper in SoP. Those pamphlet things they were having the runners carry to help educate the people about the new tech and counter the lies of the Abominator...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Dec 8 2015, 12:32 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 24,291
Posted By CuriousFlit
Re: Dragon eggs and hatchling size

Ok, so using the measurements from how big dragon hatchlings could be while still fitting into 3-4 foot eggs (thanks Semantre!), and my own equation for figuring out the size of wher and firelizard...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Dec 8 2015, 12:08 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 12,490
Posted By CuriousFlit
Re: A crazy idea...

They do, and then the riders vault (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vault_%28gymnastics%29 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vault_%28urban_movement%29) up the rest of the way, but for everybody else who...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Dec 8 2015, 01:45 AM
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Views: 12,490
Posted By CuriousFlit
Re: A crazy idea...

When Todd was asked about that (namely which measurement was correct, meters or feet) he answered that the dragons shrank a little from Dragonflight to later books. Because Anne wanted to make them...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Dec 6 2015, 05:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,813
Posted By CuriousFlit
Re: What Would Happen...

Would a trip outside the Rukbat system really be too long Between? I thought the trips to the Red Star were only long because of the travel through time that was being done. Although, figuring out...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Dec 3 2015, 09:49 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 12,490
Posted By CuriousFlit
Re: A crazy idea...

As for how I got that measurement, it was from the Dragon Lover's Guide, in the paragraph about the 1st generation dragons. Two measurements are listed. The biggest being 12 feet long and 18 hands...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Dec 3 2015, 09:12 PM
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Views: 12,490
Posted By CuriousFlit
Re: A crazy idea...

No, I'm not starting up THAT again. I'm just letting you guys know how the project is going. I'm modeling the dragons for Minecraft. First I'll do them in feet, then I'll do them again in meters....
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