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Empire of the Nerds: The Niops Association Thread
« on: 26 January 2011, 14:14:51 »
A thread for all three of us Niops fans, and the legion of Marian Hegemony partisans that keep wanting to pick a fight. ;)

So, JHS: Terra. Unrest and coup attempts and nukes. Oh my.


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Re: Empire of the Nerds: The Niops Association Thread
« Reply #1 on: 26 January 2011, 14:34:23 »
...Gio, is that you?

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Re: Empire of the Nerds: The Niops Association Thread
« Reply #2 on: 26 January 2011, 14:40:20 »
...Gio, is that you?

No, I'm the other Niops fan.

Well, the OTHER other Niops fan. ;)


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Re: Empire of the Nerds: The Niops Association Thread
« Reply #3 on: 26 January 2011, 14:41:39 »
i've been a niopsian fan almost since i started playing the game, i've just never had an outlet to express it
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Re: Empire of the Nerds: The Niops Association Thread
« Reply #4 on: 26 January 2011, 14:43:00 »
...Gio, is that you?

No, I'm the other Niops fan.

Well, the OTHER other Niops fan. ;)

Okay... so... Hunter?  I already saw Chanman, and I'm here, obviously.  I'm really not recalling a lot of us...

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Re: Empire of the Nerds: The Niops Association Thread
« Reply #5 on: 26 January 2011, 15:03:19 »
Does Niops have battlemech production? I've always wondered about that, and if so what do they produce? I know they have like three planets in one system correct?

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Re: Empire of the Nerds: The Niops Association Thread
« Reply #6 on: 26 January 2011, 15:07:14 »
Yes, but the population's low.  They really don't build that much canonically.

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Re: Empire of the Nerds: The Niops Association Thread
« Reply #7 on: 26 January 2011, 15:28:51 »
Does Niops have battlemech production? I've always wondered about that, and if so what do they produce? I know they have like three planets in one system correct?

In 3064 (when FM: Periphery was published) Niops had a population of 19,200,000 spread across three worlds. The bulk of that population lives on Niops VII. The Association has no true mech production facilities, but can build any of the designs they field natively by hand. This means a handful of additional units per year, so it would be extremely difficult to make up losses this way if they were to engage in a protracted campaign.

We've never actually been told what units they have, to my knowledge, but a reasonable guess would be older Terran Hegemony/Star League era designs (Non Royal versions, I would think). I like to think anything manufactured before about 2700 is fair game. Beyond that, you start getting into the Periphery troubles and the Amaris Civil War and it doesn't make sense to send cutting edge equipment to garrison a science outpost.


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Re: Empire of the Nerds: The Niops Association Thread
« Reply #8 on: 26 January 2011, 15:33:43 »
We know they're building Nighthawks from TRO3075.

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Re: Empire of the Nerds: The Niops Association Thread
« Reply #9 on: 26 January 2011, 15:45:10 »
I think they can build any SL mech and vehicles.  They are all built one at a time and slowly at that.  They also build the Nighthawk BA. 

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Re: Empire of the Nerds: The Niops Association Thread
« Reply #10 on: 26 January 2011, 16:45:15 »
...Gio, is that you?

No, I'm the other Niops fan.

Well, the OTHER other Niops fan. ;)

Okay... so... Hunter?  I already saw Chanman, and I'm here, obviously.  I'm really not recalling a lot of us...

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Re: Empire of the Nerds: The Niops Association Thread
« Reply #11 on: 26 January 2011, 16:46:11 »
I'm inclined toward Niops, also. It's largely the only Periphery faction I've much interest in these days. In fact, most days.

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Re: Empire of the Nerds: The Niops Association Thread
« Reply #12 on: 26 January 2011, 20:29:46 »
I should admit that my view of Niops was incurably warped by chanman and Gio's weirdness collective in FGC3062.

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Re: Empire of the Nerds: The Niops Association Thread
« Reply #13 on: 26 January 2011, 20:34:41 »
I love the idea of Niops, but it's just so small I don't see enough opportunity to do much, so I'm mostly a Space Roman when it comes to the Periphery.  I wonder if I could make a Niops-originating-and-based merc unit work.  Hmmmm.....
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Re: Empire of the Nerds: The Niops Association Thread
« Reply #14 on: 26 January 2011, 20:36:52 »
There was one involved in the mess on Niops in JHS:Terra, I think.

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Re: Empire of the Nerds: The Niops Association Thread
« Reply #15 on: 26 January 2011, 20:53:13 »
I love the concept of Niops. They and the Romans in SPACEEEE! Are my favorite outsider factions.

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Re: Empire of the Nerds: The Niops Association Thread
« Reply #16 on: 29 January 2011, 12:44:11 »
I must admit a grudging respect for Niops. They are the lone village of Gauls standing up to RomanMarian domination.

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Re: Empire of the Nerds: The Niops Association Thread
« Reply #17 on: 29 January 2011, 15:05:32 »
I should admit that my view of Niops was incurably warped by chanman and Gio's weirdness collective in FGC3062.

Ah the Cylon and Sphinx hued Niops with just a hint of Ghost in the Shell and Neon Genesis Evangelion for flavor, I miss it. Plus, I never got to get the sub plot going with a secret war between it and my version of the New Avalon Catholic Church where the Pope was the Master. Okay, he just looks like Derek Jacobi, and trust me, I laughed after I saw the King's Speech because of it.

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Re: Empire of the Nerds: The Niops Association Thread
« Reply #18 on: 29 January 2011, 15:14:56 »
I got the opportunity to reread some of the fluff recently.  I like where the THAC was going in turn 37 with some of us trying to elect Apollyon as the Director-General.  Kind of wish we'd pulled it off.

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Re: Empire of the Nerds: The Niops Association Thread
« Reply #19 on: 29 January 2011, 15:31:41 »
Apollyon as DG. Now that would have been interesting.
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Re: Empire of the Nerds: The Niops Association Thread
« Reply #20 on: 02 February 2011, 06:31:43 »
Why am I so terrifyingly glad I ran screaming from that game.
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Re: Empire of the Nerds: The Niops Association Thread
« Reply #21 on: 02 February 2011, 07:12:40 »
The fact that, for a little while, the CPS could basically run the Star League off a cliff if they choose to?

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Re: Empire of the Nerds: The Niops Association Thread
« Reply #22 on: 05 February 2011, 09:25:01 »
+1 Niops fan

They've got a cool gray bastion of light in darkness shtick going.

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Re: Empire of the Nerds: The Niops Association Thread
« Reply #23 on: 08 February 2011, 13:28:17 »
Oh they got a lot of light in the last Jihad book.
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Re: Empire of the Nerds: The Niops Association Thread
« Reply #24 on: 08 February 2011, 13:52:46 »
Oh they got a lot of light in the last Jihad book.

Were you involved in that little pyrotechnics display?

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« Reply #25 on: 08 February 2011, 14:32:30 »
Were you involved in that little pyrotechnics display?

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Re: Empire of the Nerds: The Niops Association Thread
« Reply #26 on: 13 February 2011, 10:17:56 »
Anyone mind telling me what happened to Niops in the last Jihad book? I know there was a civil war but that's about it. If this a violation of any copyrights please let me know. I did not see anything in the user agreement which stated this kind of question was improper. 

The reason I ask is because I'm working on a Niops fan-fic set before the last Jihad book and want to be accurate towards where the nation was heading.  I'm also cheap, both as a preference and necessity, and unwilling to shell out $20 just to read what probably amounts to a paragraph of material.

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Re: Empire of the Nerds: The Niops Association Thread
« Reply #27 on: 13 February 2011, 12:07:31 »
Can't say it makes me happy to have spent hours working on writing good material and you want to have it without paying for it.
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Re: Empire of the Nerds: The Niops Association Thread
« Reply #28 on: 13 February 2011, 12:17:41 »
Not trying to be offensive, like I said I tried to research everything I could before I posted here.  All I wanted was a brief synopsis for reference purposes.  Whenever I need detailed information I purchase a legitimate copy; such as my Handbook on House Steiner.  However Niops, as a small faction, is often paired with larger works making it difficult to discover where and what information is contained within.  I'll muddle through without.

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Re: Empire of the Nerds: The Niops Association Thread
« Reply #29 on: 13 February 2011, 13:04:19 »
JHS: Terra is the most recent i believe. Basically they elected a new director, got nuked which killed said director and the chairperson as well as a bunch of other guests. a captain in the NAM is accused of planting the bomb, and is subsequently busted out of prison by mercs and fighting breaks out between the two. now they have to re-build.

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