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TECHNOLOGY REQUIREMENTS



Name of project This is a mandatory category (No shit) Description of research I need a summary or description of what each research project entails, not only to actually get you to think about what it should be able to do, and the ways it does work, but so I can get a read on how complex the project is, and what roll allocation I need to assign. Funds Allocated to project I need to know how much money you are using to fund your research! the more money you put in the more likely the project will be finished quicker! ROLL SETUP! Based off of the description of the project, and the funds allocated, I will pick a di and will use it to roll for your numbers. I will either use a D4, D6, D8, D10, D12, D20, D30, D100 in 10s, or D100.
I will then assign a number goal that must be reached for the project to be completed, the harder the project, the higher the number.
Then I will have the current score.
SITUATIONAL ROLLS
These rolls are designed to spice up the Technology rolls system. They are rolled on a D10.
1. No Change
2. Out of Ideas (Skip roll)
3. Vacation time (Skip two rolls)
4. Breakthrough! (+10)
5. No Change
6. Lab Accident (-5)
7. Hiring and Firing (Skip roll)
8. Saddled with a moron (Skip Roll and -20)
9. No Change
10. Second Opinion (Roll again)
EXAMPLE OF A PROPER FORMAT (Taken from my Sentient Cloud Doc)
Note: This has been modified slightly to follow current formatting.

Name: NationMapping.
Description: Use the Capital Ships and the Interceptor Space Station to map the borders of each nation in the world, and to scan the nation to detect civilians, use that data to create templates, then create a secondary Emancipation Grid setup that can form to fit those templates. When needed the Shield of Aiur will launch a portal in the center of the nation that is being attacked, the last thing the nations military and government will see will be a beam of blue light stretching into the sky.
Cost:
Roll: (D20)[20]{17}

OK SO! That example is flawed, know why? It has no set cost. It was also researched on an old iteration of the technology system. So following current rules it should look like this:

Name: NationMapping.
Description: Use the Capital Ships and the Interceptor Space Station to map the borders of each nation in the world, and to scan the nation to detect civilians, use that data to create templates, then create a secondary Emancipation Grid setup that can form to fit those templates. When needed the Shield of Aiur will launch a portal in the center of the nation that is being attacked, the last thing the nations military and government will see will be a beam of blue light stretching into the sky.
Cost: $500 Billion
Roll: (D20D12)[20500]{17}

So I added in a cost, but because the description is a touch confusing and lacking, I cannot give an accurate cost. The Di required has been changed from a D20 to a D12, now if a nation with a lower tech level would have been handed a D4 or a D6, but because The Sentient Cloud has the components to the tech already, the di is larger. The completion score has also been increased (drastically) because a technology that can exterminate an entire country and stop at its borders is a scary thing, and should have taken longer to create.
Even with those modifications, it could still be better on the description. So how would this look if I redid the description?

Name: NationMapping.
Description: The nations of The Sentient Cloud and Astari have begun the research on a super weapon that utilizes the Material Emancipation grid as well as the Aperture Science Portals. Using satellite images, a database would be collected with the borders of each nation each placed within their own data file. And when the time to attack the nation were to occur, a portal, launched from the Sentient Cloud capital starship The Shield of Aiur would hit the geologic center of the nation, with a super powered Emancipation grid waiting on the other side. When the grid interface is pushed into the portal, it would deploy the grid, expanding at a rate of 500 MPM (miles per minute) emancipating everything without the proper medallion that Astari and Sentient Cloud forces bear.This would cause total destruction of a nation and as such, should only be used as a last resort.
Cost: $1 Trillion (S.C.) $500 Billion (R.A.)
Roll: (D20D12D10)[205001000]{17}
No Change
THAT is much more descriptive, and more frightening, and highlights the importance of proper descriptions, otherwise when the idea is no longer fresh in your mind, even you will forget what it was supposed to do. The new description also changes the cost of the research, and it modifies the roll, making it much harder to complete.
Then There is the 10 Situational rolls listed at the top: They dictate the rolls condition, and it effects how I roll them.