Sixty-four Pixel Colonists

Sixty-four Pixel Colonists
#26
RE: Sixty-four Pixel Colonists
Our research will also be best put to use making larger and more efficient algae tanks.
[Image: tN4CQnw.png][Image: 6miAxpY.png][Image: xrt4V73.png]
[Image: LAbvoew.png][Image: kHYNSyp.png][Image: 2xEY8jD.png]
Quote
#27
RE: Sixty-four Pixel Colonists
Disagree, we should be researching how to consume less and do more like any good athlete would want to do.
[Image: 933hfLL.png][Image: aCQpT7Z.png][Image: iRoHjKM.png]
Quote
#28
RE: Sixty-four Pixel Colonists
(01-03-2018, 02:46 AM)Justice Watch Wrote: »Our research will also be best put to use making larger and more efficient algae tanks.

GOD

NO

NOT MORE ALGAE TANKS

ARABLE GOD DAMN LAND
Quote
#29
RE: Sixty-four Pixel Colonists
Feed the artist all the food. Get rid of everyone else, they're unnecessary. Robots can do all the work.

Debate if this is a serious suggestion or not.
Quote
#30
RE: Sixty-four Pixel Colonists
Of course it's not serious, we need all the bodies we can get to win the many-world league!
[Image: 933hfLL.png][Image: aCQpT7Z.png][Image: iRoHjKM.png]
Quote
#31
RE: Sixty-four Pixel Colonists
The artist, Shiva, begins plotting to be the only colonist standing. Incapable of actually murdering anyone else with limited tools, it will take ingenuity-- and years of planning.
Quote
#32
RE: Sixty-four Pixel Colonists
Oh my god! What are you guys up to?! I was giggling under my breath during computer class when I saw this. I want potatoes and carrots. Hydroponics will probably do the trick. Algae doesn't exactly have the best taste.

Also, can somebody silence the artist pooper. I don't heckly like their homicide business.
[Image: DGBpqSL.png]
Quote
#33
RE: Sixty-four Pixel Colonists
TURN 3

Construction Drone: COMPACT ALGAE TANK
Compact Scouting Drone: IDLE

Projects:
Design - Simple Hydroponics Vat: COMPLETE
SpoilerShow

The colonists notice an incoming object from space. It crashes to the ground next to the painted prefab shelter. It's the supply pod!

[Image: map_3_cropped.gif]

The colonists discuss rationing amongst themselves. They agree that if it comes to it, they'll all be willing to eat short rations for as long as is necessary - none of them expected the life of a space colonist to be easy! Some of them joke about how they should have left some of the specialists behind in favor of cattle, but of course it would be prohibitively impractical to keep the cattle alive and fed on a barren, mostly-airless asteroid, even if they could have afforded the extra fuel, and somehow found room for the beasts aboard the deep-space transport vessel during the long voyage out. But maybe once they're better established, they can persuade GFP to find a way to send them some livestock?

The biologist, having completed the design for a simple hydroponics vat, realizes that some of the concepts they used in that design might also apply to a design for a bigger algae tank. They shift their research in that direction.
New project: Design - Small Algae Tank (2 Turns)

The construction drone is directed to build a compact algae tank next to the existing one, costing 10 plasticarbon.
New project: Build - Compact Algae Tank (1 Turn)

The scouting drone is sent to the northeast. It moves 3 spaces, reaches the edge of the asteroid, and stops. Along the way, it crosses an ice field covered in mysterious stalks. The biologist and geologist get into another argument about whether the formations could have been created by lifeforms of some kind, but the data gathered so far is insufficient to settle it.

The artist, whose name is Shiva, decides they're not satisfied with their art project. They begin chipping patterns in the paint. They also steal a little more time on the algae tank to get some green paint, which they'll mix with what's left of their red paint to get a dark brown - the closest they can manage to black at the moment (-1 Food Production this turn). The other colonists are starting to give Shiva some nasty looks for this continual tampering with food production.

Some of the colonists, including the medic, are concerned by how little time the colonists had to react between when they first spotted the incoming supply pod and when it landed. What if its landing guidance systems had misfired?

Food Consumed: 10 Units
Food Generated: 3 Units
Total Food: 6 Units

THE NUMBERS:
SpoilerShow
Quote
#34
RE: Sixty-four Pixel Colonists
The other colonists decide that if Shiva wants to make paint instead of food, Shiva can eat paint instead of food.

(Or eat nothing. They're not going to force them to eat paint. But don't feed Shiva this turn.)
Quote
#35
RE: Sixty-four Pixel Colonists
shiva decides that if the other colonists won't let her have food, they're just going to eat their fellow colonists and paint with their blood

also can we send a request for terraforming materials
Quote
#36
RE: Sixty-four Pixel Colonists
Let's have Shiva do something more productive, like design a flag or an emblem. Their experiment was an experiment, and part of science is learning from our mistakes. Or, we can have our idle specialists try to pass their knowledge to the other colonists.

Start splitting rations now. It will buy us more time, and we can use that time to produce plasticarbon on future turns - we need it almost as much as food at this point.

We could use the ansible, but it takes quite a bit of power that we can't afford to squander; we can't use it unless we power down the algae tank or the construction drone, and we need both of those.

What is in the supply pod?

(also let me know if I'm taking too much control over the discussion, it just so happens that this adventure is my kind of shit)
[Image: tN4CQnw.png][Image: 6miAxpY.png][Image: xrt4V73.png]
[Image: LAbvoew.png][Image: kHYNSyp.png][Image: 2xEY8jD.png]
Quote
#37
RE: Sixty-four Pixel Colonists
(01-07-2018, 05:54 AM)Justice Watch Wrote: »Let's have Shiva do something more productive, like design a flag or an emblem. Their experiment was an experiment, and part of science is learning from our mistakes. Or, we can have our idle specialists try to pass their knowledge to the other colonists.

shiva is not a scientist. there are no mistakes, or productivity, in art!
Quote
#38
RE: Sixty-four Pixel Colonists
Let's ask the central command to supply with, uh, supplies while we're setting up to be more self-sufficient. We need three compact algae vats to feed everyone, and at least one more to provide hydrocarbons for construction materials. (Small hydroponics would be more efficient, but we can't produce fertilizer atm). This in turn requires at least one solar array's worth of power, so we should queue these items for the construction drone.
Vivian Quest
Tale of a small lizard, crime, and weird biology!
Quote
#39
RE: Sixty-four Pixel Colonists
eat shiva
Quote
#40
RE: Sixty-four Pixel Colonists
Design a flag to boost morale. Check supply pod's guiding system to make sure it has not been tampered with. Bring in a sample of rock for analysis.
Quote
#41
RE: Sixty-four Pixel Colonists
design a mascot
[Image: 933hfLL.png][Image: aCQpT7Z.png][Image: iRoHjKM.png]
Quote
#42
RE: Sixty-four Pixel Colonists
A true artist is one that manages to sneak meaning to every crevice of their art. A great artist is one that creates art that is pleasant and understandable.

Check the supply crate.
[Image: DGBpqSL.png]
Quote
#43
RE: Sixty-four Pixel Colonists
Hmm simple question but is oxygen a potential factor in this ? (There's been no mention of it as far as i can read unless I missed it, but it'd make sense what with being on a small asteroid in the middle of deep space...)

Because if it is, that give that much more importance to algae tanks, assumig they're photsynthetic algae, they can recycle air

For that matter, speaking of alga tanks, that reminds me.. what about water as well ? At least the drinkable stuff. Because it feel that too is an important resource that is soon going to be at a premium.
Quote
#44
RE: Sixty-four Pixel Colonists
(01-08-2018, 08:21 AM)FlanDab Wrote: »A great artist is one that creates art that is pleasant and understandable.

spoken like a true engineer
Quote
#45
RE: Sixty-four Pixel Colonists
grow weed in the algae tank haha
[Image: egg005.png?raw=1][Image: egg005.png?raw=1][Image: egg005.png?raw=1]
Quote
#46
RE: Sixty-four Pixel Colonists
(01-10-2018, 01:24 AM)Loather Wrote: »grow weed in the algae tank haha

seconding. it will be good for art
Quote
#47
RE: Sixty-four Pixel Colonists
(01-10-2018, 01:25 AM)☆ C.H.W.O.K.A ☆ Wrote: »
(01-10-2018, 01:24 AM)Loather Wrote: »grow weed in the algae tank haha

seconding. it will be good for art

Shiva Sativa

(this is me thirding Shiva growing weed in the algae tank for art)
Quote
#48
RE: Sixty-four Pixel Colonists
shiva salvia
Quote
#49
RE: Sixty-four Pixel Colonists
@FlanDab or "Blandab" as I am going to refer to you from here on out, you do not deserve me quoting that awful disgraceful post. True art and great art are one and the same, you fool. Here, buddy, we have a little thing called "self respect" and we will not BOW TO THE MASSES. Our spirit will lead us through the troubling times and our vision will come to fruition. Mark my words.

(01-10-2018, 01:24 AM)Loather Wrote: »grow weed in the algae tank haha

Thirding.
[Image: 933hfLL.png][Image: aCQpT7Z.png][Image: iRoHjKM.png]
Quote
#50
RE: Sixty-four Pixel Colonists
Quote: grow weed in the algae tank haha

This is a very silly suggestion !

....I mean, canabis need soil, so at least it needs to be grown in hydroponics.
Quote