History TabletopGame / GURPSAlternateEarths

14th Dec '17 10:29:54 PM Malady
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* PenalColony: [[TheOtherRainForest Oregon Country]] (which has hosted such luminaries as Jeremy Bentham and [[Creator/GeorgeOrwell Eric Blair]]) is where the British Empire sends its troublemakers.

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* PenalColony: [[TheOtherRainForest [[UsefulNotes/TheOtherRainForest Oregon Country]] (which has hosted such luminaries as Jeremy Bentham and [[Creator/GeorgeOrwell Eric Blair]]) is where the British Empire sends its troublemakers.
8th Dec '17 2:15:08 AM allium
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* VestigialEmpire: The Songhay Empire, directly descended from the African provinces of Rome. Slightly subverted in that it's still a power player in geopolitics.

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* VestigialEmpire: The Songhay Empire, directly descended from the African provinces of Rome.Rome (the ruler is known as the "Ogusto"). Slightly subverted in that it's still a power player in geopolitics.
28th Oct '17 1:41:17 PM nombretomado
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John Trastamara (the son of Ferdinand I of Castille and Isabella II of Aragon yes, ''[[ChristopherColumbus that]]'' Ferdinand and Isabella) survives to inherit the throne in place of his sister [[RoyallyScrewedUp Joanna the Mad]]. Hence, no united Habsburg empire. The way history develops is... odd: Charles II and Louis XVI prevent revolutions which otherwise would have lead to more democracy and the creation of republics, increased missionary activity from Portugal (who finds its continental designs frustrated) causes Japan to remain open to Western influences and technology from the 16th century on, and at the end, the whole democratic phase is somehow skipped, since the world transforms into a typical cyberpunkish society where nothing else counts but how rich you are.

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John Trastamara (the son of Ferdinand I of Castille and Isabella II of Aragon yes, ''[[ChristopherColumbus ''[[UsefulNotes/ChristopherColumbus that]]'' Ferdinand and Isabella) survives to inherit the throne in place of his sister [[RoyallyScrewedUp Joanna the Mad]]. Hence, no united Habsburg empire. The way history develops is... odd: Charles II and Louis XVI prevent revolutions which otherwise would have lead to more democracy and the creation of republics, increased missionary activity from Portugal (who finds its continental designs frustrated) causes Japan to remain open to Western influences and technology from the 16th century on, and at the end, the whole democratic phase is somehow skipped, since the world transforms into a typical cyberpunkish society where nothing else counts but how rich you are.
23rd Aug '17 7:56:25 AM GrammarNavi
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* BalkanizeMe: The SovietUnion, which is no more.

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* BalkanizeMe: The SovietUnion, [[UsefulNotes/SovietRussiaUkraineAndSoOn Soviet Union]], which is no more.



* TheFifties: Even about twenty years later, the world is still much like this. (UsefulNotes/WorldWarII was avoided; the war which brought down the SovietUnion was shorter and more one-sided, thus less upsetting for the world.)

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* TheFifties: Even about twenty years later, the world is still much like this. (UsefulNotes/WorldWarII was avoided; the war which brought down the SovietUnion [[UsefulNotes/SovietRussiaUkraineAndSoOn Soviet Union]] was shorter and more one-sided, thus less upsetting for the world.)
24th Apr '17 6:45:52 AM Paireon
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''GURPS Alternate Earths'' is (as you may have guessed) a ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}}'' sourcebook (well, rather two books, but they're both covered here) about AlternateHistory -- or rather, alternate timelines which the characters may visit in one campaign, or live in from the start. Describes twelve timelines (six in each book) in loving detail.

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''GURPS Alternate Earths'' is (as you may have guessed) a ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}}'' sourcebook (well, rather two books, but they're both covered here) about AlternateHistory -- or rather, alternate timelines which the characters may visit in one campaign, or live in from the start. Describes twelve timelines (six in each book) in loving detail.
detail. They were later made a part of the ''TabletopGame/InfiniteWorlds'' unified GURPS setting.
14th Mar '17 10:25:05 AM CosmicFerret
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* JapaneseChristian: In this reality Japan is almost entirely Christian, having converted in the 16th century.

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* JapaneseChristian: UsefulNotes/JapaneseChristian: In this reality Japan is almost entirely Christian, having converted in the 16th century.
28th Nov '16 9:57:31 AM SorPepita
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* VastBureaucracy: The principles of mercantilism and a bewildering network of laws has retarded technological and industrial progress tariffs are required at the border of almost every province or city, and motorcars are still toys for the rich.

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* VastBureaucracy: The principles of mercantilism and a bewildering network of laws has have retarded technological and industrial progress tariffs are required at the border of almost every province or city, and motorcars are still toys for the rich.
28th Nov '16 9:53:44 AM SorPepita
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* TechnologyPorn

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* TechnologyPornTechnologyPorn: Part of the whole point.



* ZeppelinsFromAnotherWorld: You bet.

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* ZeppelinsFromAnotherWorld: You bet.
Of course.
28th Nov '16 9:51:51 AM SorPepita
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* SteamPunk

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* SteamPunkSteamPunk: Aztecs have the steam engine.



* CoolTrain: ''[[GratuitousGerman blitzbahnen]]''
* TheFifties: Even about twenty years later, the world is still much like this. (UsefulNotes/WorldWarII was avoided, the war which brought down the SovietUnion was shorter and more one-sided, thus less upsetting for the world.)

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* CoolTrain: ''[[GratuitousGerman blitzbahnen]]''
Blitzbahnen]]''
* TheFifties: Even about twenty years later, the world is still much like this. (UsefulNotes/WorldWarII was avoided, avoided; the war which brought down the SovietUnion was shorter and more one-sided, thus less upsetting for the world.)



* ForScience

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* ForScienceForScience: A common ethos in this world.



* ZeppelinsFromAnotherWorld

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* ZeppelinsFromAnotherWorld
ZeppelinsFromAnotherWorld: You bet.



* ZeppelinsFromAnotherWorld

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* ZeppelinsFromAnotherWorld
ZeppelinsFromAnotherWorld: They have them.



* CoolPlane: the Republican Alliance's most important weapon, jet planes - mostly because they are the first planes in the setting.

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* CoolPlane: the The Republican Alliance's most important weapon, jet planes - mostly because they are the first planes in the setting.



* GoodRepublicEvilEmpire: Played broadly straight with the Republican Alliance being firmly represented as the good guys. That said some of the monarchies - Britain and Louisiana - are presented as not ''that'' bad and conversely the American Commownwealth is a HolierThanThou quasi-theocracy.

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* GoodRepublicEvilEmpire: Played broadly straight with the Republican Alliance being firmly represented as the good guys. That said said, some of the monarchies - Britain and Louisiana - are presented as not ''that'' bad and conversely the American Commownwealth is a HolierThanThou quasi-theocracy.



* WeAreStrugglingTogether: Austria is a bit of a mess.

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* WeAreStrugglingTogether: Austria is a bit of a mess.mess...
28th Nov '16 9:39:09 AM SorPepita
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The scenario "Centrum" inspired @/MaxSinister's Literature/ChaosTimeline.

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The scenario "Centrum" inspired @/MaxSinister's Literature/ChaosTimeline.
Literature/ChaosTimeline in Website/AlternateHistoryDotCom.
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