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    EDG here, Roger Calver enticed me in to take a look at the place . I don't have CC3 yet, but am somewhat tempted... hopefully this place will persuade me to take it up .

    I've got a strong planetary science/astrophysics background, and have been literally building worlds for years (I started off with Traveller, and ended up with a PhD full of internal structure models of planets ), and also spent a lot of time looking at the USGS Map Projections book during my PhD .

    So if anyone needs someone to check for realism for scifi settings then I'll be around! (I'll warn you now though - because of my background, I am a stickler for scientific realism!).
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    Welcome Traveller.
    Looking forward to seeing your work.
    Someone who can spot flaws in starmaps is always a resource.
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    Welcome aboard EDG.

    With your background perhaps you might be willing to help me out with some idea's regarding the impact that a planetary ring(s) would have on the climate of a planet? But I'll let you settle in before pestering you with questions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Khairn View Post
    Welcome aboard EDG.

    With your background perhaps you might be willing to help me out with some idea's regarding the impact that a planetary ring(s) would have on the climate of a planet? But I'll let you settle in before pestering you with questions.
    I'm already there .

    Thanks for the welcome everyone!

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    Someone with that kind of knowledge can help settle all sorts of random theories we here all spit out. You will be quite valuable to most of us if you enjoy your stay here. Our November challenge map was rather sci-fi and since then we've had all sorts of theories about planet formation and moons affecting climate and what not. Welcome to The Guild and I am looking forward to your contributions and sage advice.
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    Welcome aboard indeed!

    I fiddle with a lot of sci-fi stuff and having someone around to bounce ideas off of or ask questions of is definitely going to be a plus for the forum. I'll just have to remember to pester you in the future about a few applications that I've worked up for determining planetary temperatures and what not after you've had a chance to get comfortable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EDG View Post
    So if anyone needs someone to check for realism for scifi settings then I'll be around! (I'll warn you now though - because of my background, I am a stickler for scientific realism!).
    Something tells me that we are going to get along just fine

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