Fiction does not equal fantasy!!!!!!!......especially when you are playing in a realistic setting like America.
Pssfff, Atlantic/Pacific, what's the difference!
Yes, I meant the Atlantic, since I wrote that what 2 weeks ago, I have no idea why I even put Pacific in there! Must have been thinking about tsunamis or something along those lines, but I did mean Atlantic!
At least when Yellowstone goes, we have somewhat of a chance of surviving in Florida, like a .00001 %, but it's better than nothing!
As I write this, I'm still trying to think why I put Pacific in there, but nothing comes to mind!
For some inspiration on other ways to end the world, consider watching "Mega Disasters" on the History channel. They're always presenting dooms day scenarios like massive tidal waves, earth quakes, ice ages, or even just plain ole' running out of oil.
The last one is most probable and to me at least the most frightening. Imagine Dark Angel but instead of no records, think no plastics, fuels, industrial lubricants, commercial lubricants, solvents, and other non-gas related things we take for granted. It will be like be thrown back to the dark ages again.
I think once oil becomes sooo expensive as it dwindles away we will find alternatives i mean lets look....
plastics- every day people are discovering polymers that are completely synthetic im sure that eventually scientists will eb able to develop a plastic alternative....
fuels- considering the current prices of fuel its already evident some of the future ideas e-85 ethanol, biodiesel, grease diesel engines... etc
industrial lubricants- similar to plastics synthetic lubricants are being brought abotu in laboratories and once the need is present im certain scientists will devlop and manufacture them...
commercial lubricants- same as above
solvents- this will be one of the areas that would take time as solvents are a tough and tricky thing to just manufacture or produce through synthesis...
but over all i believe that when the world runs out of oil society will crumble but then come back up as there will be a need for technology and history shows that when there is a need humanity finds a way
Unfortunately no one is looking for alternatives for petroleum fuels. Although E-85 is a great idea in my opinion, it is not feasible due to the demand and the amount of corn/soy needed to meet it.
Most of the "synthetic" polymers you speak of are sooooo expensive and many of the companies researching them are actually dropping the research because its no longer feasible.
Alas, we spend so much money on futile police actions, bureaucracy, and welfare of all sorts. We should be focusing on preventive medicine, HomeLan security, and education.
When I rule the world I will set things right...believe you me!!!!!!
Anyway, back to the topic at hand.....
Phish, Jazz, and I were discussing more apocalyptic causes. I came up with ancient diseases released while clear-cutting the Amazon, laboratory diseases that affect the DNA of different groups of people (the victims might become monsters for your PC's), changes in the dynamic of our planet like magnetic fields flipping, atmospheric changes brought on naturally, and changes in the radiation of our sun. I also added having current bad guys loosing control of their super-weapons and causing catastrophic changes in the Earth's crust, oceans, and air. Apparently Star Trek had an episode about this and I thought I came up with the idea all on my own.
The rest are from the X-files, Outer Limits, and the Twilight Zone.
I forgot to mention the new X Prize competition slated to go in the next year. If anything will save us the X Prize will....
introduce a virus if something is goin to kill off the majority of the population ag virus is it it mutates to any attempts at cures or inoculations and you can make it do whatever you want cuz its a big bad virus..