Colour looks to be the only quality of Xenosilicates we've not been introduced to, I believe, probably because it's nothing to write home about. Page 217 of the BPv2 Player's Guide describes Long John in great detail... just without any mention of colour, as it seems.
Post by colinchapmannz on Jan 3, 2020 23:10:09 GMT
Well, that would explain why I couldn't recall what it's supposed to look like then. Might be a good thing to mention in the new edition. Colour, opacity, texture, unusual traits, anything that might tip characters off as to what they're looking at if they locate some or hijack a shipment.
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I like to think pure xenosilicates are diamond-like colourless. He mineral likes to run elbows with other ores, so there will be all kinds of colours depending on where you found your node. But yeah, apart from colour we have all the other specs described in great detail.
I swear I remember Jeff said once it was a milky white nodule, like fiberglass resin (or maybe quartz but not sharp edged). Impure specemins range from a yellowish color to the more pure being almost pure white translucent. Once purified into wafer form it looks like a nearly clear blank the size and shape of a stick of gum.
Naturally occuring deposits are called 'Networks' and many researchers claim the distribution and shape violate randomness...wonder why...
Interesting. In my mind and the game settings I run I have always made Long John look the colour of Copper Sulphate. I have always described it as a light blue crystal substance that gives off a slight glow. As for the name, I have always assumed that the name came from the well known pirate Long John Silver from the 1983 book Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson.
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