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Old 02-04-2018, 09:39 AM
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Default Flling plot holes

The big problem I have with "American Outback" is economic. Who is buying all the cows? But there's an interesting possibility (or, at least I think it's interesting...)

The Ballooners have a vaguely 1920's technology. Believe it or not, that means they need MILLIONS of cows to make gasbags for their airships, as explained by this article

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/wo...0-8782723.html

So, I propose a change in the module. Delete the "Inland Sea" and replace it with a Ballooner Base.

What do other people think? And do you have any other "plot holes" in the modules to be filled?
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Old 02-04-2018, 11:49 AM
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It wasn't in a Morrow game (it was a fantasy rpg), but I did have a wealthy p.c. in a group who sold dairy cows, goats, poultry etc, fairly cheap, in return for a share of the animals produce - milk, cheese, eggs etc for the first year. He set up a general dealers offering goods, tools etc in the same way. In fact he managed to make the village self sufficient (the country was poor, recovering from a costly war), and his barter system for everything worked well. He had a lot of land, some of which he parcelled up and gave away to newcomers, for a share of their crops. His goal was to have his own town - he started small and over several years it grew to a decent sized settlement.

I read somewhere that fuel - gasoline etc only lasts a few years before becoming useless. If that's true, would there be the possibility of a gas by-product as a result of that fuel breaking down? I am not a chemist as you can tell lol.
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Old 02-04-2018, 03:33 PM
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I read somewhere that fuel - gasoline etc only lasts a few years before becoming useless. If that's true, would there be the possibility of a gas by-product as a result of that fuel breaking down? I am not a chemist as you can tell lol.
I doubt it would be very lucrative. Once the lighter hydrocarbons evaporate, you have a gasoline that will not ignite as readily in an engine. While this is going on, you also have the gasoline oxidizing, making a variety of heavier and less useful hydrocarbons in the form of gums and varnishes. Old gasoline can have the water removed and be added back into the feedstock of a refinery, but I don't think that is quite the result you wanted.
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Old 02-04-2018, 10:34 PM
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Thanks for the reply. I didn't think there would be really, but hey you never know. Like I said , chemistry isn't my thing
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What about ballooner base in Amarillo TX home to the National Helium Reserve or the other 15 sites that produce helium?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Helium_Reserve
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helium..._United_States
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