Back in Malaysia

18 Jun

We’re back in Malaysia – and having terrible problems with the internet. Sigh. If you’ve sent me an email and don’t get a reply by Monday, please resend.  I think I’ve lost quite a few emails over the last few weeks.

Longer post soon – I just want to make a solid start on The School of Hard Knocks before I post anything else.


11 Responses to “Back in Malaysia”

  1. Joel Li June 18, 2014 at 2:16 am #

    Malaysia Truly Asia!

  2. Walt Dunn June 18, 2014 at 3:50 pm #

    Glad you’re back safely. Relax a bit and enjoy a rest while your creative inspiration flows gently.

  3. MalikDrako June 19, 2014 at 7:41 am #

    A couple of random questions/ideas for SIM:
    How accurately can you shape materials with magic?
    Could you use magic to rearrange subatomic particles into different elements? Would it last?
    Is transmuting gold illegal because it doesnt last, or because you are creating money? Or both?
    Magic-powered RC airplane. Build a wooden frame and cover it with paper/cloth, with freely moving propeller and control surfaces. Enchant it so the propeller spins and the control surfaces are linked to a controller of some kind.

    • Joel Li June 19, 2014 at 8:20 am #

      Can you imagine a powerful mage with the knowledge that sciences brings? 🙂

      UACs (as you mentioned), with magic bombs that releases a self replicating magical virus that eats/spreads on a person’s magic to convert mass (aka living matter) into energy for lets say a necromancer to use as a means to cast another mega spell.

      From what I know about the SIM universe, the above is all possible. As magic is like a computer script, except without modules and libraries codes that make a programmer’s life easier.

      And that magic can be keep “up” if tied to a power source. As they have wards, chests, etc that do not need extra energy.

    • chrishanger June 20, 2014 at 4:20 am #

      (Probably best to put these questions on the discussion board, but …) You can rearrange molecules to some extent, but it might not last. (Gold-making is illegal for both reasons you suggested. It causes inflation.) I like the airplane idea Chris Date: Thu, 19 Jun 2014 06:41:35 +0000 To:

      • MAD-ness June 22, 2014 at 5:33 pm #

        Emily needs to invent a fuel/air bomb spell. The basic concepts aren’t that complicated and most people in our world have seen them in action via video. The triggering/timing of the explosives would likely be the difficult part and for that magic might even be easier than technology.

      • chrishanger June 24, 2014 at 1:36 pm #

        Definitely a cool idea Chris Date: Sun, 22 Jun 2014 16:33:59 +0000 To:

  4. Andrew Crossman June 25, 2014 at 11:37 pm #

    Congratulations on having Ark Royale mentioned on instapundit. Hope good things come of it.

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