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[schlock Mercenary] So I just read Today's strip..

Max

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Planetary cores are not meaningful power sources by the standards in play.
Depends on what you're powering. If all you need is long term propulsion and life support, it might be plenty. (Especially if you swap it for an annie plant.)

I think there's very good reasons to think that having bits that are able to hold themselves together remains important to Schlock Mercenary tech, even for precursors.
Even actual spontaneously formed planets do hold themselves together well enough to be useful.
 

Ulzgoroth

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Depends on what you're powering. If all you need is long term propulsion and life support, it might be plenty. (Especially if you swap it for an annie plant.)
If you swap it for an annie plant, it's not remotely a planetary core anymore.

If you don't, no, it's just not that much energy. It won't power long term life support, and the only reason it might be said to power long term propulsion is because you don't need any propulsion in the long term.
Even actual spontaneously formed planets do hold themselves together well enough to be useful.
Yes, but they don't have internal bits that do.
 

Max

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I'm just saying, all we actually know is that these are massive, round worldships capable of intergalactic (or at least exogalactic) travel. They could be built in any which way that may or may not make sense.
 

DarkStarling

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Okay, we've got a serious fleet up against Micky Mouse. Now lets see what they can do besides just be big. I have a feeling it won't be pleasant.
 

Max

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Okay, we've got a serious fleet up against Micky Mouse. Now lets see what they can do besides just be big. I have a feeling it won't be pleasant.
This isn't that fleet, yet. They seem like normal (for certain values of "normal") galactic ships that we've seen before, not the supermassive exo-galactics.
 

DarkStarling

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This isn't that fleet, yet. They seem like normal (for certain values of "normal") galactic ships that we've seen before, not the supermassive exo-galactics.
Oh I know, I just mean that we've got several of the new battletetrahedrons and Petey's warships. What they can do to something the size of a gas giant is a good question but, well, we know they can burst a star bubble if they work hard enough at it...
 

Max

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Oh, yeah, this should be fairly plenipotent in its own right. :)
 

mindstalk

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Oh I know, I just mean that we've got several of the new battletetrahedrons and Petey's warships. What they can do to something the size of a gas giant is a good question but, well, we know they can burst a star bubble if they work hard enough at it...
A star mylar balloon. This is different...
 
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