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Gerard Leman09 Jan 2019 11:55 a.m. PST

Now all we need is a miniature servo that moves the arms and has the semaphore spell out: "Help, I'm being held hostage in a Chinese fortune cookie factory."

Personal logo Andrew Walters Supporting Member of TMP09 Jan 2019 12:24 p.m. PST

I think these are fantastic. Flavorful, clever, evocative, and a genuinely interesting scenario objective.

Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP09 Jan 2019 1:15 p.m. PST

The semaphore symbols look a lot like the dancing men from the Sherlock Holmes story by the same name.

Jim

Personal logo Grelber Supporting Member of TMP10 Jan 2019 5:50 a.m. PST

At one point in The Count of Monte Cristo, the Count bribes a semaphore operator to modify the message he receives, if you'd like a relatively painless description of the Spain to Paris line in operation.

Grelber

Tom D111 Jan 2019 8:15 a.m. PST

There is a terrific study of semaphore operations in the alternate history novel Pavane. It's based on the Armada winning and Elizabeth being assassinated.

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