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LIU Atlas - Alea
There are billions of stars, millions of planets, but there is only one man, Terrance McDoogal. Welcome to LIU Atlas.
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LIU Atlas - Alea


The Ludgonian Industrial Union’s galaxy contains billions of stars and planets. Unfortunately, most residents of the LIU could only name a handful of these worlds. In order to improve astronomy grades across the LIU, TV2 has started a new program called LIU Atlas. Follow our host, Terrance McDoogal, as he takes you on a tour across the LIU and some of its more obscure worlds.

Note: This episode is presented in full screen. The corresponding dialogue is underneath each photo.


Doog: “Welcome to another episode of LIU Atlas. I’m your host, Terrance “Doog” McDoogal. Today, we’re visiting the temperate, rocky world of Alea. Despite being a small, outer-rim planet, Alea has a significant cultural presence in the LIU Galaxy.”




Doog: “Alea wasn’t always a cultural presence in the galaxy. For many years, Alea had a one track economy based solely on mining. The planet was blessed with high concentrations of rare elements, like Lanthanum, Promethium, and Neodymium. The planet’s native species, the Aleans, became one of the biggest exporters of these rare elements in the entire galaxy.”




Doog: “The Aleans’ quest to find more and more of these rare elements caused them to create one of the largest mine systems in the LIU Galaxy. Their mining tunnels span thousands and thousands of miles under the planet’s crust.”




Doog: “These mines extend so deep into the crust, the Alean miners can’t easily return home after work. Most are forced to stay in the mines for months and months. The miners, often stranded without any form of entertainment, invented several games with the few materials available. These games were usually made more interesting by betting wages on certain outcomes.”




Doog: “LIU executives, inspecting the mines, came across several of these unique, interesting games and fell in love. It is said that several of them lost many of their own wages playing with the Aleans. The executives soon realized the games’ potential and decided to expand Alea’s economy to include gambling.”




Doog: “And that folks, is when the city of Faustus was born. Faustus is dominated by casinos, hotels, and other entertainment venues. Its unique gambling games, found only on this planet, attract millions of visitors every year. This is where we are headed.”




Doog: “Alright folks, I’ve been dropped off in front of one the city’s casinos, the Alea Iacta Est. Casinos like this are open to any citizen, but most of the visitors here are rich, elite citizens. Most normal people can’t afford to waste money on something like gambling. Now, anytime I visit a planet where I have to interact with large numbers of elite citizens, I like to have my favorite elite citizen as a guide. May I present, the one man that can make me blush, LIU Socialite and former adult movie star Big Adams.”


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Big: “Me and you, Eiffel Tower on this chick I just met in the alley. Come on!”
Doog: “Eiffel Tower?”
Big: “Fine, we don’t have to hold hands. Let’s go.”
Doog: “I, uh, pass. I have no idea what you are talking about, and, with you, I’m not sure I want to know.”
Big: “Hey, your loss man. So, what’s new?”
Doog: “Not much. I’m doing a show on Alea, and I was hoping you’d be able to show us around.”
Big: “Sure thing. I know a few things about gambling. Is that a girl or a guy dressed as a girl? Screw it, I’ll take a gamble. Are those Genital Warts? I’ll take a gamble.”
Doog: “Not the gambling I was thinking of…”
Big: “Relax, I’m joking. Besides, I totally knew that was a guy. Come on, let’s head inside.”




Doog: “You ever been here before?”
Big: “Sure. Who hasn’t? I blow a few thousand credits every time I swing through this part of the galaxy. Most of it goes towards hookers, but I like the throw the dice on occasion.”
Doog: “Man, what I would do to trade places with you.”




Doog: “So, I thought Alea sported unique games? These look like common slot machines you’d find at any hole in the wall casino.”
Big: “Yeah, you’ll find this set up at most of the planet’s casinos. The slots weed out the tourists from the true gamblers.”




Doog: “I don’t get it. I mean, why would anyone want to sit in front of a machine that takes there money? Unless, of course, it’s a robotic stripper or something.”
Big: “Yeah, I know. There’s only one kind of slot I play and I always get a jackpot. Speaking of which, check out the hottie at the bar.”




Big: “Hey baby, want to see a trick? I can stir that martini of yours with no hands. Go ahead, set it down on floor.”
Girl: “Get lost.”
Doog: “Does that line ever work?”
Big: “Once, in this movie I did. I guess it doesn’t translate well into real life.”




Doog: “Now this looks different.”
Big: “Yeah, the casinos here in Faustus have several table games you won’t see outside Alea. Most of these games were invented by common mine laborers.”
Doog: “So, should we give it a shot? And by “we“, I mean you. The crew patted me down and took away all my credits. They even changed the pin numbers to our account. I guess they’re afraid I’ll lose all our credits, especially after Alba Pulmone.”
Big: “Hey, I got you buddy. I might have to go cheaper on the escorts later, but I’ll spot you some cash.”




Doog: “Sweet. Well, how about this game?”
Big: “Alean Tiles? I’ll pass. This is more of a skill game that pits gamblers against the dealer. Besides, I don’t see any chicks at these tables. What’s the purpose of throwing around a lot of money if you can’t impress some chicks?”
Doog: “Well said. Let’s find something else.”




Doog: “What about these blue tables? I see a chick over there.”
Big: “Ah, Pyramid, the best card game on Alea. Nah, I’ll pass.”
Doog: “What? Why?”
Big: “Well, it’s a card game, but it also involves tossing a die. Then there’s math and stuff. Despite my good looks, I’m lacking a bit in the math department. The only math I know is 11 into 1 equals 500 credit’s a month in child support.”
Doog: “Eleven into one….never mind. I get it. Well, lets keep moving.”




Big: “Now this is the best game in the casino.”
Doog: “Ok, you have my attention. What’s it called?”
Big: “It’s called “hot blonde”. I win about eighty percent of the time, ninety five percent if I use my special stash of pills.”
Doog: “I was actually referring to the table game in front of this chick. It looks like a variation of Roulette. Big?”




Big: “Hey sweet stuff. Wanna play a game with me. I’m guaranteed to win 100% of the time. You might win on occasion. Or you could just fake it.”
Doog: “Big? Big? Are you with me? How do you play this?”
Big: “You play with me baby and you’ll spin an eleven every time. Inches, that is.”
Doog: “Wow, watch it Big. This is a family show.”
Big: “I have eleven reasons you should come with me, my love.”
Lady: “Sigh.”
Big: “I guess I struck out again. Let’s move on.”
Doog: “What about this game?”
Big: “The Wheel is for rookies. If we are going to gamble, let’s hit up the Tesserae tables.”





Doog: “Tesserae. I‘ve heard of that.”
Big: “Yep, easily Alea’s most famous game. It’s known around the galaxy.”




Doog: “So how do you play?”
Big: “It’s a dice game that pits players against one another. The casino takes a cut of every winning roll. That’s how they profit. The goal is to roll three consecutive odd numbers, called a Trio. There’s a catch though. The board has special magnets built from the planet’s Neodymium. These magnets are called Bridges. It is possible to roll three odds in one roll due to the levitating properties of the Bridges. Rolling three odds in one roll is called a Supremacy.”
Doog: “Sounds complicated. Better just give me some money so I can practice.”
Big: “Yeah sure.”




Lady: “Did you say eleven? Maybe we could get a drink.”
Big: “Jackpot!”
Doog: “Hey! Wait Big! You didn’t give me any money! Where are you going?”




Doog: “Well folks, I guess this is where we end it. Hanging around a casino with no money is as useless as wearing protection in Malicanum’s Red Light District. Alea is an interesting place. Although mining is its most important export, it is more well known for its unique gambling games. There a very few people in the galaxy that haven’t at least heard of some of these games. Well, see ya!”




Note: “Pick up a travel size version of Tesserae at your local LIU store and roll yourself a miniature SUPREMACY!”



Comments

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  December 16, 2014
Big is one, smooth screwdriver.
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  December 10, 2014
11 in 1... HAHAHAHA! Great episode man! Big's hilarious! Bring him back in future episodes please. ~Chris.
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  December 8, 2014
very cool episode with great scenes!
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  December 6, 2014
Funny episode, Dude! Great sets, too, quite believable. At least his buddy got some action...
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  December 2, 2014
Cool !!!
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  November 29, 2014
Well, Doog is certainly dressed for the occasion... and I'm just glad that Big is... well... dressed! I'm really digging the entrance to the casino for some reason. But, a blue carpet? Didn't the realize Doog was coming! I know that I'm certainly happy he's back! :)
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  November 29, 2014
Another brilliantly conceived planet, with its own special way of life. This one is so believable too. I can just imagine men in mines coming up with there own gambling games: I've done this when stuck in a tent for a few days on an expedition. As with all of your stories, it's illustrated with a number of super builds. I like the rock work in the first shot. It's very symmetrical but I think it looks natural too. I also like gambling halls, especially the way you made the slot machines. It's a good job the boys took all of Doog's cash and credit before they turned him loose!
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  November 29, 2014
Great episode. Funny stuff and I really like the lettering on your signs. Super writing and characters too.
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  November 29, 2014
lol poor Doog...
  November 29, 2014
Always enjoying recurring characters, especially Big.
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  November 29, 2014
Great episode, nice backstory to tie the mining and gambling together!
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  November 29, 2014
I missed Doog, good to see him on the screen once more! Cool episode, and as said below, the ceiling lighting looks excellent!
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  November 28, 2014
The ceiling lighting is really awesome.
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  November 28, 2014
Nice to see you posting again! Great build! ~Wolverine~~
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  November 28, 2014
Brilliant work, as always.
 
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