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Re: Steampunk

Postby Merostomata » 13 Dec 2011, 06:25

Well then, in the Victorian era, was America a superpower?


The term superpower was coined around the end of World War II, which makes it a little hard to force on previous times, considering how different the world was. Still, I'd say... probably the British Empire would be a superpower, but other nations such as the German Empire and the USA would be major powers. The USA was still more significant than you gave it credit for in your post, when you derided its people as either peasants (try yeomen, instead) or not existing; in the last decade or so of the Victorian era, the USA was actually surpassing the economy of the British Empire.

There's certainly room to do steampunk set in America, it's just... ugh. Why does everyone like that, again?
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Re: Steampunk

Postby Unbeknownst » 13 Dec 2011, 10:42

Happy Demon wrote:Well then, in the Victorian era, was America a superpower? But then again, I had 2 words that kinda makes a loophole, the words being "I think".
If I say something wrong with those 2 words behind, you can feel free to correct me.
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Merostomata wrote:There's certainly room to do steampunk set in America, it's just... ugh. Why does everyone like that, again?
Because cowboys. Cowboys are awesome.
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Re: Steampunk

Postby Merostomata » 13 Dec 2011, 12:13

No, steampunk. I don't understand why it's a thing.
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Re: Steampunk

Postby Irish Psycho » 14 Dec 2011, 09:32

it's a mix of sci-fi and fantasy, two things that many people like
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Re: Steampunk

Postby Merostomata » 15 Dec 2011, 02:16

No, I mean the bit involving everything being made out of steam technology. Why?
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Re: Steampunk

Postby Happy Demon » 15 Dec 2011, 03:31

People like to think of the good things about the old days, the style that we find strange we have to explore.
Steampunk is very unknown, yet somewhat known, remove the plagues and Christian fanatics from the Victorian era, and it looks down-right awesome, to some point.
Also, it's steam technology, it's way before all the airplanes and tanks, so blimps are much more effective, and dirigibles are ships of the skies.
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Re: Steampunk

Postby Unbeknownst » 15 Dec 2011, 22:17

Merostomata wrote:No, I mean the bit involving everything being made out of steam technology. Why?


Because it's cool.

And American Steampunk has Cowboys. >.>
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Re: Steampunk

Postby Happy Demon » 16 Dec 2011, 05:00

So? People focus on British people when in steam-punk. Playing cowboys in steam-punk is often considered like playing a soldier of Belgium in a WW2 game.
If you want cowboys, then Wild West is the genre, if you want cowboys and steam-punk, then we should make a genre called Wild Wild West (it has a giant steam powered spider, but it's steam-punk and cowboys).
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Re: Steampunk

Postby ZidaneRobbie » 16 Dec 2011, 06:50

:!: I've already mentioned that. :!:

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Happy Demon wrote:What about spider walkers, 4-8 legged walking tanks then people would have steam/diesel powered exo-suits.


Such an example is from the Wild Wild West movie.
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Re: Steampunk

Postby Unbeknownst » 17 Dec 2011, 15:09

Happy Demon wrote:So? People focus on British people when in steam-punk.
No they do not. And it's still a steampunk setting. With cowboys, you have western and... Steampunk.
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