History VideoGame / Otherspace

15th Jan '16 7:50:06 PM nombretomado
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''Otherspace'' began in 1998, pulling influences from a variety of [[StandardSciFiSetting science fiction]], including ''StarWars'', ''Franchise/StarTrek'', ''Series/{{Farscape}}'', ''Film/BladeRunner'', ''TheStainlessSteelRat'' series, the ''Literature/{{Lensman}}'' books, the ''Literature/{{Uplift}}'' Universe books and several others, and was heavily influenced by ''Series/BabylonFive'', adopting their StoryArc system for plotlines. Later influences would include ''Series/{{Firefly}}'', ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}'', and ''Franchise/MassEffect''.
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''Otherspace'' began in 1998, pulling influences from a variety of [[StandardSciFiSetting science fiction]], including ''StarWars'', ''Franchise/StarTrek'', ''Series/{{Farscape}}'', ''Film/BladeRunner'', ''TheStainlessSteelRat'' ''Literature/TheStainlessSteelRat'' series, the ''Literature/{{Lensman}}'' books, the ''Literature/{{Uplift}}'' Universe books and several others, and was heavily influenced by ''Series/BabylonFive'', adopting their StoryArc system for plotlines. Later influences would include ''Series/{{Firefly}}'', ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}'', and ''Franchise/MassEffect''.
1st Jul '15 4:24:11 PM nombretomado
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''Otherspace'' began in 1998, pulling influences from a variety of [[StandardSciFiSetting science fiction]], including ''StarWars'', ''Franchise/StarTrek'', ''Series/{{Farscape}}'', ''Film/BladeRunner'', ''TheStainlessSteelRat'' series, the ''Literature/{{Lensman}}'' books, the ''Literature/{{Uplift}}'' Universe books and several others, and was heavily influenced by ''Series/BabylonFive'', adopting their StoryArc system for plotlines. Later influences would include ''Series/{{Firefly}}'', ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|Reimagined}}'', and ''Franchise/MassEffect''.
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''Otherspace'' began in 1998, pulling influences from a variety of [[StandardSciFiSetting science fiction]], including ''StarWars'', ''Franchise/StarTrek'', ''Series/{{Farscape}}'', ''Film/BladeRunner'', ''TheStainlessSteelRat'' series, the ''Literature/{{Lensman}}'' books, the ''Literature/{{Uplift}}'' Universe books and several others, and was heavily influenced by ''Series/BabylonFive'', adopting their StoryArc system for plotlines. Later influences would include ''Series/{{Firefly}}'', ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|Reimagined}}'', Galactica|2003}}'', and ''Franchise/MassEffect''.
31st May '15 9:29:33 AM Prfnoff
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Removing unintentional circular links
Created in 1998, [[http://www.jointhesaga.com Otherspace]] is a [[InteractiveFiction text-based]], original-theme SpaceOpera {{MUSH}} produced by professional journalist and game designer Wes Platt. Otherspace began in 1998, pulling influences from a variety of [[StandardSciFiSetting science fiction]], including ''StarWars'', ''Franchise/StarTrek'', ''Series/{{Farscape}}'', ''Film/BladeRunner'', ''TheStainlessSteelRat'' series, the ''Literature/{{Lensman}}'' books, the ''Literature/{{Uplift}}'' Universe books and several others, and was heavily influenced by ''Series/BabylonFive'', adopting their StoryArc system for plotlines. Later influences would include ''Series/{{Firefly}}'', ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|Reimagined}}'', and ''Franchise/MassEffect''.
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Created in 1998, [[http://www.''[[http://www.jointhesaga.com Otherspace]] Otherspace]]'' is a [[InteractiveFiction text-based]], original-theme SpaceOpera {{MUSH}} produced by professional journalist and game designer Wes Platt. Otherspace ''Otherspace'' began in 1998, pulling influences from a variety of [[StandardSciFiSetting science fiction]], including ''StarWars'', ''Franchise/StarTrek'', ''Series/{{Farscape}}'', ''Film/BladeRunner'', ''TheStainlessSteelRat'' series, the ''Literature/{{Lensman}}'' books, the ''Literature/{{Uplift}}'' Universe books and several others, and was heavily influenced by ''Series/BabylonFive'', adopting their StoryArc system for plotlines. Later influences would include ''Series/{{Firefly}}'', ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|Reimagined}}'', and ''Franchise/MassEffect''.

* AppliedPhlebotinum: The functionality of faster-than-light drives in OtherSpace falls under this trope, fueled by a volatile substance called polydenum and a generous helping of hand-waving.
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* AppliedPhlebotinum: The functionality of faster-than-light drives in OtherSpace ''[=OtherSpace=]'' falls under this trope, fueled by a volatile substance called polydenum and a generous helping of hand-waving.

* CreatorCameo: The creator of OtherSpace occasionally shows up on the grid as one of his many characters to run events and interact with players.
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* CreatorCameo: The creator of OtherSpace ''[=OtherSpace=]'' occasionally shows up on the grid as one of his many characters to run events and interact with players.

* FishOutOfTemporalWater: Characters pulled from the broad expanse of Earth history - Atlantis, the Wild West, the age of pirates on the Seven Seas - are examples of this trope in OtherSpace.
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* FishOutOfTemporalWater: Characters pulled from the broad expanse of Earth history - Atlantis, the Wild West, the age of pirates on the Seven Seas - are examples of this trope in OtherSpace.trope.

* StoryArc: For its first ten years, Otherspace followed a series of story arcs, turning the universe on its head as it lead characters through each epic plotline.
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* StoryArc: For its first ten years, Otherspace ''Otherspace'' followed a series of story arcs, turning the universe on its head as it lead characters through each epic plotline.
20th May '15 2:08:06 PM Wackd
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Moved to Trivia.
* ActingForTwo: Players with the right props can include some non-player characters as part of their entourage.
25th Jul '13 5:14:06 AM Viira
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Otherspace began in 1998, pulling influences from a variety of [[StandardSciFiSetting science fiction]], including ''StarWars'', ''Franchise/StarTrek'', ''Series/{{Farscape}}'', ''Film/BladeRunner'', ''TheStainlessSteelRat'' series, the ''Literature/{{Lensman}}'' books, the ''Literature/{{Uplift}}'' Universe books and several others, and was heavily influenced by ''Series/BabylonFive'', adopting their StoryArc system for plotlines. Later influences would include ''Series/{{Firefly}}'', ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|Reimagined}}'', and ''MassEffect''.
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Otherspace began in 1998, pulling influences from a variety of [[StandardSciFiSetting science fiction]], including ''StarWars'', ''Franchise/StarTrek'', ''Series/{{Farscape}}'', ''Film/BladeRunner'', ''TheStainlessSteelRat'' series, the ''Literature/{{Lensman}}'' books, the ''Literature/{{Uplift}}'' Universe books and several others, and was heavily influenced by ''Series/BabylonFive'', adopting their StoryArc system for plotlines. Later influences would include ''Series/{{Firefly}}'', ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|Reimagined}}'', and ''MassEffect''. ''Franchise/MassEffect''.
20th Jan '13 10:19:24 PM nombretomado
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Otherspace began in 1998, pulling influences from a variety of [[StandardSciFiSetting science fiction]], including ''StarWars'', ''Franchise/StarTrek'', ''Series/{{Farscape}}'', ''Film/BladeRunner'', ''TheStainlessSteelRat'' series, the ''{{Lensman}}'' books, the ''Literature/{{Uplift}}'' Universe books and several others, and was heavily influenced by ''Series/BabylonFive'', adopting their StoryArc system for plotlines. Later influences would include ''Series/{{Firefly}}'', ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|Reimagined}}'', and ''MassEffect''.
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Otherspace began in 1998, pulling influences from a variety of [[StandardSciFiSetting science fiction]], including ''StarWars'', ''Franchise/StarTrek'', ''Series/{{Farscape}}'', ''Film/BladeRunner'', ''TheStainlessSteelRat'' series, the ''{{Lensman}}'' ''Literature/{{Lensman}}'' books, the ''Literature/{{Uplift}}'' Universe books and several others, and was heavily influenced by ''Series/BabylonFive'', adopting their StoryArc system for plotlines. Later influences would include ''Series/{{Firefly}}'', ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|Reimagined}}'', and ''MassEffect''.
28th Dec '12 4:50:42 AM Nohbody
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Otherspace began in 1998, pulling influences from a variety of [[StandardSciFiSetting science fiction]], including ''StarWars'', ''Franchise/StarTrek'', ''Series/{{Farscape}}'', ''Film/BladeRunner'', ''TheStainlessSteelRat'' series, the ''{{Lensman}}'' books, the ''Literature/{{Uplift}}'' Universe books and several others, and was heavily influenced by ''{{Babylon 5}}'', adopting their StoryArc system for plotlines. Later influences would include ''Series/{{Firefly}}'', ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|Reimagined}}'', and ''MassEffect''.
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Otherspace began in 1998, pulling influences from a variety of [[StandardSciFiSetting science fiction]], including ''StarWars'', ''Franchise/StarTrek'', ''Series/{{Farscape}}'', ''Film/BladeRunner'', ''TheStainlessSteelRat'' series, the ''{{Lensman}}'' books, the ''Literature/{{Uplift}}'' Universe books and several others, and was heavily influenced by ''{{Babylon 5}}'', ''Series/BabylonFive'', adopting their StoryArc system for plotlines. Later influences would include ''Series/{{Firefly}}'', ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|Reimagined}}'', and ''MassEffect''.
8th Nov '12 1:14:19 PM ArcadesSabboth
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redefined trope. also making tropes searchable, alphabetizing, and moving YMMV
* {{Abusive Precursors}}: It would take less time to list precursors that weren't abusive, but the now extinct Kamir are the best known abusive precursors. * {{Acting For Two}}: Players with the right props can include some non-player characters as part of their entourage.
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* {{Abusive Precursors}}: AbusivePrecursors: It would take less time to list precursors that weren't abusive, but the now extinct Kamir are the best known abusive precursors. * {{Acting For Two}}: ActingForTwo: Players with the right props can include some non-player characters as part of their entourage.

* {{Alt-itis}}: People often make alts to try out different races as well as be a part of different organizations. * {{Amusing Alien}}: Lotorians, Gankri, and Nemoni - among others - are designed specifically with humorous performances in mind.
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* {{Alt-itis}}: People often make alts to try out different races as well as be a part of different organizations. * {{Amusing Alien}}: AmusingAlien: Lotorians, Gankri, and Nemoni - among others - are designed specifically with humorous performances in mind.

* {{AntiMagic}}: Human-derivatives called Laters from the planet La Terre developed abilities that prevent psionics from being used against their person, and sometimes, those immediately surrounding them. * {{Applied Phlebotinum}}: The functionality of faster-than-light drives in OtherSpace falls under this trope, fueled by a volatile substance called polydenum and a generous helping of hand-waving.
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* {{AntiMagic}}: AntiMagic: Human-derivatives called Laters from the planet La Terre developed abilities that prevent psionics from being used against their person, and sometimes, those immediately surrounding them. * {{Applied Phlebotinum}}: AppliedPhlebotinum: The functionality of faster-than-light drives in OtherSpace falls under this trope, fueled by a volatile substance called polydenum and a generous helping of hand-waving.

* {{Automated Automobiles}}: Automated ferries and cabs help players move around on some worlds. * {{Bit Character}}: Some players only have minor roles, but participate when they can.
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* {{Automated Automobiles}}: AutomatedAutomobiles: Automated ferries and cabs help players move around on some worlds. * {{Bit Character}}: BitCharacter: Some players only have minor roles, but participate when they can.

* {{Cast Full of Writers}}: All players are basically collaborators in writing an evolving work of interactive science fiction.
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* {{Cast Full of Writers}}: CastFullOfWriters: All players are basically collaborators in writing an evolving work of interactive science fiction.

* {{Chase Scene}}: Some roleplaying events end in pursuit sequences, with players chasing or being chased. * {{Creator Cameo}}: The creator of OtherSpace occasionally shows up on the grid as one of his many characters to run events and interact with players. * {{Depending on the Writer}}: With so many people collaborating in the lore of the game, several groups, races, and in a couple cases, even characters, have notably different portrayals depending on who is writing the portrayal. * {{Dream Sequence}}: Some roleplaying events have taken place within the realm of the dream. * {{Drives Like Crazy}}: Some characters, such as Buteo Calabratrarios, are a menace to fellow travelers as they navigate their hovercars.
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* {{Chase Scene}}: ChaseScene: Some roleplaying events end in pursuit sequences, with players chasing or being chased. * {{Creator Cameo}}: CreatorCameo: The creator of OtherSpace occasionally shows up on the grid as one of his many characters to run events and interact with players. * {{Depending on the Writer}}: DependingOnTheWriter: With so many people collaborating in the lore of the game, several groups, races, and in a couple cases, even characters, have notably different portrayals depending on who is writing the portrayal. * {{Dream Sequence}}: DreamSequence: Some roleplaying events have taken place within the realm of the dream. * {{Drives Like Crazy}}: DrivesLikeCrazy: Some characters, such as Buteo Calabratrarios, are a menace to fellow travelers as they navigate their hovercars.

* {{Expansion Pack World}}: The game started with a core of more than a dozen worlds in Normalspace, but has expanded over the years to encompass a multiverse with new alien worlds and parallel versions of the original universe. * {{Fantastic Racism}}: Ranging from two different ethnic groups distrusting each other to genocide. * {{Fish Out of Temporal Water}}: Characters pulled from the broad expanse of Earth history - Atlantis, the Wild West, the age of pirates on the Seven Seas - are examples of this trope in OtherSpace. * {{Fish Out of Water}}: Characters pulled from Normalspace to Hiverspace fall under this trope, exposed to a new and unusual universe.
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* {{Expansion Pack World}}: ExpansionPackWorld: The game started with a core of more than a dozen worlds in Normalspace, but has expanded over the years to encompass a multiverse with new alien worlds and parallel versions of the original universe. * {{Fantastic Racism}}: FantasticRacism: Ranging from two different ethnic groups distrusting each other to genocide. * {{Fish Out of Temporal Water}}: FishOutOfTemporalWater: Characters pulled from the broad expanse of Earth history - Atlantis, the Wild West, the age of pirates on the Seven Seas - are examples of this trope in OtherSpace. * {{Fish Out of Water}}: FishOutOfWater: Characters pulled from Normalspace to Hiverspace fall under this trope, exposed to a new and unusual universe.

* {{Functional Magic}}: Psionics serve to explain several magic like phenomena.
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* {{Functional Magic}}: FunctionalMagic: Psionics serve to explain several magic like phenomena.

* LoadsAndLoadsOfRaces: Over twenty available races.
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* LoadsAndLoadsOfRaces: MassiveRaceSelection: Over twenty available races.

* {{Mirror Universe}}: The rift situation has made it possible for multiple versions to exist of every character. * {{Mind Rape}}: Name dropped in universe to reference unwilling interference by a telepath.
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* {{Mirror Universe}}: MirrorUniverse: The rift situation has made it possible for multiple versions to exist of every character. * {{Mind Rape}}: MindRape: Name dropped in universe to reference unwilling interference by a telepath.

* {{Omnidisciplinary Scientist}}: Due to how the skill system works, many science focused characters end up as this.
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* {{Omnidisciplinary Scientist}}: OmnidisciplinaryScientist: Due to how the skill system works, many science focused characters end up as this.

* {{The World is Always Doomed}}: The multiverse is often under threat from a variety of malicious forces, from psionic tears in the fabric of the multiverse to more mundane threats such as massive military conflicts. * {{Time Travel}}: Characters pulled through rifts are sometimes victims of time travel, leaving an earlier age in human history to end up in the 27th Century.
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* {{The World is Always Doomed}}: The multiverse is often under threat from a variety of malicious forces, from psionic tears in the fabric of the multiverse to more mundane threats such as massive military conflicts. * {{Time Travel}}: TimeTravel: Characters pulled through rifts are sometimes victims of time travel, leaving an earlier age in human history to end up in the 27th Century.

* {{Trapped in Another World}}: Many characters who started in Normalspace had to make the journey to Hiverspace, making them refugees in a strange universe. * {{Vehicular Sabotage}}: In past events, vehicles have been sabotaged so that they were rigged to explode, wreck, or run over innocent bystanders.
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* {{Trapped in Another World}}: TrappedInAnotherWorld: Many characters who started in Normalspace had to make the journey to Hiverspace, making them refugees in a strange universe. * {{Vehicular Sabotage}}: VehicularSabotage: In past events, vehicles have been sabotaged so that they were rigged to explode, wreck, or run over innocent bystanders.bystanders. * TheWorldIsAlwaysDoomed: The multiverse is often under threat from a variety of malicious forces, from psionic tears in the fabric of the multiverse to more mundane threats such as massive military conflicts.

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* {{Trapped in Another World}}: Many characters who started in Normalspace had to make the journey to Hiverspace, making them refugees in a strange universe. * {{Vehicular Sabotage}}: In past events, vehicles have been sabotaged so that they were rigged to explode, wreck, or run over innocent bystanders.
2nd Oct '12 6:49:12 PM nombretomado
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Otherspace began in 1998, pulling influences from a variety of [[StandardSciFiSetting science fiction]], including ''StarWars'', ''Franchise/StarTrek'', ''Series/{{Farscape}}'', ''Film/BladeRunner'', ''TheStainlessSteelRat'' series, the ''{{Lensman}}'' books, the ''Literature/{{Uplift}}'' Universe books and several others, and was heavily influenced by ''{{Babylon 5}}'', adopting their StoryArc system for plotlines. Later influences would include ''Series/{{Firefly}}'', ''BattlestarGalactica'', and ''MassEffect''.
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Otherspace began in 1998, pulling influences from a variety of [[StandardSciFiSetting science fiction]], including ''StarWars'', ''Franchise/StarTrek'', ''Series/{{Farscape}}'', ''Film/BladeRunner'', ''TheStainlessSteelRat'' series, the ''{{Lensman}}'' books, the ''Literature/{{Uplift}}'' Universe books and several others, and was heavily influenced by ''{{Babylon 5}}'', adopting their StoryArc system for plotlines. Later influences would include ''Series/{{Firefly}}'', ''BattlestarGalactica'', ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|Reimagined}}'', and ''MassEffect''.
22nd Jun '12 12:11:20 AM Xtifr
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Otherspace began in 1998, pulling influences from a variety of [[StandardSciFiSetting science fiction]], including ''StarWars'', ''Franchise/StarTrek'', ''Series/{{Farscape}}'', ''Film/BladeRunner'', ''TheStainlessSteelRat'' series, the ''{{Lensman}}'' books, the ''{{Uplift}}'' Universe books and several others, and was heavily influenced by ''{{Babylon 5}}'', adopting their StoryArc system for plotlines. Later influences would include ''Series/{{Firefly}}'', ''BattlestarGalactica'', and ''MassEffect''.
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Otherspace began in 1998, pulling influences from a variety of [[StandardSciFiSetting science fiction]], including ''StarWars'', ''Franchise/StarTrek'', ''Series/{{Farscape}}'', ''Film/BladeRunner'', ''TheStainlessSteelRat'' series, the ''{{Lensman}}'' books, the ''{{Uplift}}'' ''Literature/{{Uplift}}'' Universe books and several others, and was heavily influenced by ''{{Babylon 5}}'', adopting their StoryArc system for plotlines. Later influences would include ''Series/{{Firefly}}'', ''BattlestarGalactica'', and ''MassEffect''.
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