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axlerowes
Fainter Stars: The Sorraba System By: axlerowes

'I keep my sanity tied to my hip with very thin thread. Somedays when I am pushing through the throngs of people all staring at tiny screens in their heads or in their hands I start feel that thread slipping. On those days I know that my only salvation is docked at the spaceport. My savior is not some luxury liner or high speed transport filled with perfectly balanced environments and a history of 'punctuality'. This man's spaceport messiah is more often than not a century old craft whose airlock is caked with the mud of a hundred worlds, with a computer programed in a dead language and a captain that makes his living looking for the slimmest trade margins in the most distant stars. When I sign on to the crew of such a craft I feel my thread of sanity tighten. I know that when we break through that blue ceiling we will be passing the soul crushing civilized worlds and heading for the fainter stars.'

-J. Mitchell Overnantuck, Unlicensed Jump Drive Navigator

by axlerowes
40xp
3 replies
1310 views
3 HoHs
Kassil
Miros, the Devouring World By: Kassil

'Captain's log, date unknown. We have been exploring a region of dead space, wandering between the dull cinders of dying suns, looking for an explanation to what happened in this sector of space. Our charts show that this sector should be bursting with life - young stars and verdant worlds - but all we have seen is a stellar wasteland.' -Log entry recovered from a derelict exploratory vessel on the fringe of the Miros Waste

by Kassil
43xp
7 replies
2626 views
MoonHunter
Lower City MoonPad By: MoonHunter

While every ship has antigravity engines in this day and age, leaving a full gee planet can take most smaller ships quite a while. The presence of numerous anti-gravity fields can cause interference and fluxation in power broadcast, some comm channels and of course, cause "traffic control issues" as they are flying out. There is a better, safer way to launch them.

Maxwell Cyler, Developer, to the Congessional Areospace Committee

by MoonHunter
14xp
7 replies
3725 views
manfred
The spaceborne campaign By: manfred

A collection of plot hooks for a game on the road, or more precisely, on the route.

by manfred
19xp
27 replies
8776 views
1 HoH
manfred
Encounters in Outer Space By: manfred

- "Course heading, Captain?"
- "Second star to the right and straight on 'til morning."

by manfred
30xp
46 replies
9258 views
2 HoHs
MoonHunter
D'athri By: MoonHunter

The D'athri took to space in such a way to make Terrans look "gun shy". They can be found in small numbers in and around every space port in Known Space.

by MoonHunter
21xp
13 replies
4948 views
MoonHunter
Establishments of the Future By: MoonHunter

The Future is for sale.

by MoonHunter
27xp
61 replies
12247 views
manfred
Worlds and Planets By: manfred

These are the worlds and planets encountered by daring space explorers.

by manfred
197xp
294 replies
68417 views
13 HoHs
manfred
Firefly Ships By: manfred

Ships, that have character, are the best means to get to the stars.

by manfred
32xp
18 replies
8361 views