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Author Topic: Steampunk/esoteric "science"  (Read 791 times)
Steelmage99
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« on: April 11, 2016, 09:35:49 am »

I am looking for inspiration when it comes to "science branches" fitting in a steampunk setting.

As examples I humbly submit the following as inspiration of what I am looking for;

Paleocybernetics
Thaumechanical
Electrodivination
Biopneumatics
Ectozoology
Aetheranalytics
Thanautomatons

Whatever comes to mind will be helpful - steampunk, Cthulhuesqe, magical, anything. Smiley

A number of words to be inspired by (behind a spoiler-wall if you prefer more "open" association/imagination):

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Thanks in advance
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Atterton
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« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2016, 05:53:23 pm »

Are you looking just for names, or actual defined fields?
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Steelmage99
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« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2016, 08:32:24 pm »

Are you looking just for names, or actual defined fields?

Anything will be fine really.  Smiley
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pakled
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« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2016, 08:52:03 pm »

any two root words for what you're looking for (Latin, Greek, whatever), when put together should make it go. 'mancy' is something you can 'suffix' to anything for fortune-telling, for example.
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« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2016, 11:28:39 pm »

Meta-physics
Crypto-biology
Spiritualism
Astrology
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« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2016, 01:59:03 am »

My own field I'm calling Thaumodynamics.....

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« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2016, 11:46:31 pm »

Hecate-dynamics?

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« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2016, 01:48:25 pm »

I am myself a Professor of Applied Paleontology.

Here's my card in case your Arctic Behemoth thaws out and goes on a rampage in the City, or if your airship crashes on a remote plateau inhabited with antediluvian beasts.
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« Reply #8 on: April 15, 2016, 06:09:44 pm »

Zoological prognostication - using animals to predict storms, earthquakes and other disasters.
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« Reply #9 on: April 16, 2016, 07:34:02 pm »

I like to call myself a cryptoanthropologist!

How about teratological engineers? (Most mad scientists are actually mad engineers, after all.)

Apocryphometrists? (Just because it may or may not be real doesn't mean it can't be measured!)

Eschatographer? (Who else is going to map the afterlife?)
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« Reply #10 on: April 16, 2016, 10:37:05 pm »

Mythopology

Incantology

Classical Decomposition

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« Reply #11 on: April 17, 2016, 05:59:19 pm »

psychoaudiometaphysics. The study of noisy crazy spirits.
Crypto anthropomorphic biology. The study of unknown plants with human characteristics.
Pasudometaphysical placebo spiritualism BBQ. The study of telling someone they are possessed. Thus insuring their recent bad behavior wasn't their fault. Then burning them at the stake for being a witch.
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