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#135835 - 06/13/08 02:54 AM Re: Survival Scenario: 1000 AD Western Europe [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
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You have your time line mapped out and a copy is with a trusted group. You have your time machine and a means of communication. You may be gone for a while, what do you bring?


Soap.

And a Bic lighter.

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#135855 - 06/13/08 12:05 PM Re: Survival Scenario: 1000 AD Western Europe [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
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Jeanette,

You are missing the point of the discussion.

If you wound up there with your EDC dressed as you are, how would you go about surviving... The how isn't really important. Assume there is no way back and you must eek out an existence there.

Mike
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#135857 - 06/13/08 12:13 PM Re: Survival Scenario: 1000 AD Western Europe [Re: Mike_H]
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Definitely any gold jewelry you have on your person would be beneficial. Technology would probably put you at risk.

I would say that for most people, they would be SOL. Not much chance of surviving. Women would definitely be on the short end of the stick.

Your best bet would probably try to eek out a living out in the wilderness as many suggest. Less chance of being hit by an epidemic going around.

Now then, if you knew this was coming? Obviously some period clothing, gold, antibiotics would be your friend. Wouldn't mind a nice firearm and perhaps a muzzleloader when your cartridges are gone.

Walk softly and carry a big big stick (that spits fire). The man with the biggest stick wins.
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#135867 - 06/13/08 01:12 PM Re: Survival Scenario: 1000 AD Western Europe [Re: Mike_H]
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Originally Posted By: Mike_H
The how isn't really important.

How one gets there is important. People don't just magically show up in another period of time. They get there by technology.

Jeanette Isabelle
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#135868 - 06/13/08 01:14 PM Re: Survival Scenario: 1000 AD Western Europe [Re: Mike_H]
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At 5'3" i'm well below the modern average for males, so height-wise i'd be able to blend in pretty easily. However, i'm also built like a retired football(not futball) player, and that would make me stick out from the half-starved natives. as i said before, and several others have mentioned, my good health and education would put me on par with if not well above nobility, so if i could stay alive long enough to get a period outfit I could pass as a visiting foreign dignitary. The pocket-change most today consider worthless would be further evidence of being part of the upper crust, as having more than two of ANY type of coinage would be extremely rare in that time, especially coinage the size of an American quarter. If you were wearing any kind of jewelery, your membership in the royal class would be completely unquestioned.
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#135869 - 06/13/08 01:19 PM Re: Survival Scenario: 1000 AD Western Europe [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
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"...They get there by technology..."

Or magic...
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#135879 - 06/13/08 01:47 PM Re: Survival Scenario: 1000 AD Western Europe [Re: OldBaldGuy]
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Originally Posted By: OldBaldGuy
"...They get there by technology..."

Or magic...

The time machine I use in role plays and in my science fictions stories is based on the works by theoretical physicist Dr. Michio Kaku and the working time travel simulator he designed. It is not by magic.

Jeanette Isabelle
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#135880 - 06/13/08 01:48 PM Re: Survival Scenario: 1000 AD Western Europe [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
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#135892 - 06/13/08 02:34 PM Re: Survival Scenario: 1000 AD Western Europe [Re: OldBaldGuy]
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Jeanette,

Ok, ok... a rift in timespace opens up due to a microsized blackhole. There is no going back... It was a fluke of nature.

You are there in 1000 AD.... Now what?
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#135893 - 06/13/08 02:36 PM Re: Survival Scenario: 1000 AD Western Europe [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
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Hi JeanetteIsabelle

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The time machine I use in role plays and in my science fictions stories is based on the works by theoretical physicist Dr. Michio Kaku and the working time travel simulator he designed. It is not by magic.


Some work colleages have produced a Star Trek inspired movie at http://www.starshipintrepid.net/downloads.htm I'm always amazed at their attention to science fiction detail. (They even had an argument over which style of phasors were contempory)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KoBk8bxU1rs shows what happens when the Federation of Planets opened up a local Star Fleet Academy in 2345 in Carnoustie in Scotland. (this could be what happens when you're transported into the future rather than the past) whistle






Edited by Am_Fear_Liath_Mor (06/13/08 02:40 PM)

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