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« on: 12 March 2009, 04:53:19 »

would a steam cannon be possible
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« Reply #1 on: 12 March 2009, 04:56:11 »

I wouldn't bet on it.

I feel that introducing Cannons etc. leads to guns, gunpowder etc. and this isn't really the direction that Santharia should be taken in...

Besides, aren't there other applications with technological than weapons?

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« Reply #2 on: 12 March 2009, 06:26:28 »

No?

That is, if you are creative enough, everything can be a weapon evil
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« Reply #3 on: 12 March 2009, 06:35:55 »

I'm in agreement with Deci on the cannon issue.


But, those nasty little gnomes gotta have some ideas on how to harness the energy of steam, for other uses.
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« Reply #4 on: 12 March 2009, 06:40:07 »

I proposed some steampunk elements for the Black Gnomes at one point and was denied. Bummer.  cry
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« Reply #5 on: 12 March 2009, 07:47:10 »

What about steam-powered doors? Like the romans had? Automatic doors, taller'n a giant. Maybe?
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« Reply #6 on: 12 March 2009, 18:40:48 »

Well, we may not be harnessing the power of steam, but I had an idea for a gnomish invention today, in chem, that definitely harnesses the power of water. Just think much colder than steam. evil

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« Reply #7 on: 13 March 2009, 01:16:43 »

No steam tech allowed, alas.  Would have saved me a lot of design trouble for the Trumarim's powered elevators.
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« Reply #8 on: 13 March 2009, 01:56:44 »

Mira, do you have your elevators described already? You know, Varcopas has some as well (without steam! Undescribed)
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« Reply #9 on: 13 March 2009, 02:19:17 »

Not onsite i have, but they have been worked out on paper already. The Trumarim elevators use hot air balloons to rise and fall, instead of steam. With oil to, well, burn, they can afford to keep the required fires burning for all eternity.
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« Reply #10 on: 13 March 2009, 02:30:13 »

I see, I have a totally different concept, using waterpower and manpower, both to compensate the friction. Otherwise, people who are going down will lift those who want to go up, so some may choose to take the stairs instead, a certain waiting time is always necessary :)
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« Reply #11 on: 13 March 2009, 02:31:49 »

Well, i did already have an almost limitless source of power, i just needed to find a way to use it within a santharian context.
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