(LC) Full Moons

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(LC) Full Moons

#1 Postby ScooterinAB » Fri May 22, 2009 6:09 pm

I'm doing up some calendars for Deadlands, and I was wondering when Full Moons (and New Moons as well) occur on Banshee. I recall the question being asked before, but my search-fu is weak.

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#2 Postby Edivdrone » Fri May 22, 2009 6:23 pm

I was the one who asked the question, particularly with regard to the fact that Banshee has multiple moons! While I can't find the old thread either, it contained some dandy sites for lunar cycles, as well as calenders that ran on a different cycle with a non-24-hour day. If those who provided them before could do so again, it would be appreciated. Never did answer the question of what the cycles were supposed to be though. Very useful sites nonetheless.
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#3 Postby R2Q2 » Tue May 26, 2009 3:50 am

Edivdrone wrote:I was the one who asked the question, particularly with regard to the fact that Banshee has multiple moons!


I’ve read the discussions about the moons of Banshee. I only remember that there are a few people around that think Banshee has two moons. That is wrong.

Banshee has only one moon (see LC page 11 under section Bases. Quote: “Some were based off-planet in space stations and a few were even stationed at a place called Moonbase Tranquility on Banshee’s only moon”).

The so often called second moon is the planet Chanoukara (see LC page 19 under section Chanoukara. Quote: “When it’s visible in the sky, it’s bright enough to be mistaken for a small moon.”). The planet is visible three months out of the year.


I don’t know if there is ever mentioned something about Banshee’s moon cycle. And without that it is impossible to make a correct moon cycle, since it depends on the relative position of Banshee, its moon and the sun (and there are many other factors).
If I am right there is nothing mentioned about the moon cycle on Banshee, and for me it isn’t really important.
But if it is important for you and your players just use the Earth moon cycle or roll a die at the beginning of each adventure (there were moon dies for the old White Wolf werwolf game).

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#4 Postby Edivdrone » Wed May 27, 2009 12:19 pm

There are moon cycles for Earth in one of the Epitaphs, forget which one off of the top of my head. I think #2. I also can't seem to find anything that links a given date and time to an Earth date and time to allow for even a rough match up for the timelines of the two worlds. If anyone can find something on this, it would be appreciated.
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#5 Postby ScooterinAB » Tue Jun 02, 2009 7:27 pm

I'm familiar with the Epitaph cycles. That's actually where I got the idea.

I spend about a day (and a horrifying Excel matrix) calculating the line up of dates. Basically, each month is either 30.8 or 31.8 Earth days long (I think Feb was 29). I calculated up all of the dates from the initial discovery of Banshee in the 2040's. I assume that a Star Wars-like calendar would have been established (a dating system relative to the opening of the Tunnel). I also assume that the initial explorers would have aligned the weekly calendar to that of Earth. IIRC, I figured out that each calendar year starts on Friday.

It all makes no sense until you see the calendar itself. If anyone is interested, I can post a link to my calendar.

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#6 Postby Edivdrone » Wed Jun 03, 2009 11:07 am

I am interested if noone else is. How many hours did cram in that day by the way?
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#7 Postby ScooterinAB » Wed Jun 03, 2009 12:12 pm

I spent about 4 hours trying to figure it out. That does include the prep work, which was originally for a HoE calendar (my friend gave me the idea).

Send me a PM with your e-mail address, and I'll send it to you when I get my computer set up again (I just moved cities, and I'm couch surfing ATM).


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