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Strolen's Citadel: Tags-> sci-fi

sci-fi

Scrasamax
26/30 Megacorps By: Scrasamax

30 Megacorps for your futuristic space dystopias and general sci-fi

by Scrasamax
25xp
270 views
axlerowes
Fainter Stars: Erikkson's World By: axlerowes

Being the first human to step off the wrung of a ship's ladder and onto the living breathing soil of new planet spoils you for every other form of thrill or experience. I am not kidding. We have support groups in Galactic Scouting Guild, because those untouched garden goldilocks worlds are few and far between and once you land on one...well...there will always be a part of you standing in that airlock and sweating in your encounter suit right before the door rolls open.

-Phelan OverGao, Galactic Scout

by axlerowes
25xp
3 replies
310 views
1 HoH
axlerowes
Advice for interstellar Travellers By: axlerowes

For some people a single planet can be both too small and too crowded, too complicated and too limited at the same time. Are you the kind of person that wants to live a life free between the stars? This article will help you live that life successfully.

by axlerowes
25xp
6 replies
1195 views
Cheka Man
7 Types of Nanobots By: Cheka Man

In the far future, tiny bots injected into the body can do great good-or great harm, depending on what kind of bots they are.

by Cheka Man
25xp
2 replies
1039 views
axlerowes
Conventions of Galactic Cartography By: axlerowes

'Maps are a human thing. They like to make simplified models in which things are labelled, placed on grids and details are glossed over. I assume it is because their minds are spatial and not mathematical. Things to the human mind are defined by there relation to other things. That is why they need two points to draw straight line, whatever that is. Sincerely, though I don't understand the utility of it, but I don't fight it. The Captain says go to grid space 10-K, and I can discern what he means.'

-Lagrimal-0201020101, Chief Navigational Program for the FTO freighter Mtuzanizibar.

by axlerowes
25xp
6 replies
1381 views
axlerowes
Fainter Stars: Blackwatch By: axlerowes

'I've been tethered to the side of a spaceship, nothing but a thin layer of carbon fabric between my nuts and the vacc, and I've looked up from the panel or whatever is broken and seen all those stars. It use to make me feel small, but not anymore. Cause after a few runs between those stars, it changes. It will change for you. You will realize that the closer you get to those stars the smaller everything gets. You know what I saying? Ain't that many goldilocks worlds, but there are tons of little rocks circling fainter stars. And almost every little rock has a little petty king scraping out a living and fighting with another little king.'

- Buck Leftyork, FTO Mission Engineer

by axlerowes
25xp
3 replies
1138 views
axlerowes
Fainter Stars: Ang's Crater By: axlerowes

Interstellar warfare is logarithmic. The plan for the attack begins by considering questions of hundreds of billions of kilometers. How will we get people and equipment from all over the galaxy to orbit the star of the planet we intend to take? Those logistical threads can get tied into knots that are literally light years long. Then once we have our force in star system it becomes a question of millions of kilometers. How do we get to this planet safely and quietly? Then we have to make the landing, thousands of kilometers. Next there is a question of defending the LZ: hundred of kilometers. Once the air support is dealt with and the artillery is neutralized, we've got to reach the objective. Then finally there is the soldiers' combat. That is when the scale collapses quickly. A fight we started light years away can end because we had to cross two meters of open field or because a piece of shrapnel was a millimeter too close.

-Awl-70000891, Captain, Dynastic Army

by axlerowes
25xp
3 replies
1167 views
axlerowes
How do you measure a year? Interstellar Chronologies. By: axlerowes

100 Word Piece of Sci-fi Minutia

by axlerowes
25xp
4 replies
1176 views
Siren no Orakio
Synthmen By: Siren no Orakio

After the horrors of the Scranja war, Humanity found itself in a predicament that it had not faced since well before the birth of civilization. Scattered to the solar winds, and very nearly the victim of genocide, many of the isolated pockets of mankind faced population bottlenecks, and the possibility of failure from inbreeding. The Synthmen were a part of the solution.

by Siren no Orakio
25xp
5 replies
1537 views
Scrasamax
The Great Filter By: Scrasamax

Part of the Fermi Paradox, the Great Filter is one of the explanations as to why intelligent alien life hasn't been discovered.

by Scrasamax
25xp
5 replies
1854 views
axlerowes
The 30 Most Well Known Starfighters in the Outer Arms By: axlerowes

A survey of past and present space farers gives us a list of the 30 most common and or memorable small star ships encountered across the frontiers of human occupied space.

by axlerowes
25xp
35 replies
4269 views
4 HoHs
Kassy
Horus 520 By: Kassy

Machine, AI, being, God? The best guarded secret of the country of Egypt, Former Earth. One which secured them their galactic future and survival, at the same time, damning them in the eyes of every nation of the Republic for an eternity.

by Kassy
25xp
2 replies
1178 views
Kassy
Bannington Lapur LRTI AA By: Kassy

The Bannington Lapur LRTI AA Particle Rifle was developed by Deimos Inc to replace the Republic's older R3X7 Particle Rifle. The weapon is currently only being used by Elite Clone Units and Special Forces and is still undergoing trials. Several prototypes are known to exist their whereabouts unknown except for the original which is on display at the Republic Central Fleet's Museum of Armaments.

by Kassy
25xp
5 replies
1257 views
Siren no Orakio
OSF-05 - Wasp's Nest By: Siren no Orakio

The second of three star fighters launched by the Oraki immediately after the war with the Word of Creation, the Wasp is a short-flight, non atmospheric fighter designed for heavy firepower and survivability.

by Siren no Orakio
25xp
6 replies
1633 views
Siren no Orakio
OSF-03 - Spinner By: Siren no Orakio

The first of the space superiority vehicles to be launched by the newly independant Oraki after the war with the Word of Creation, the Spinner is an inexpensive vehicle, designed for high mobility and simple maintaince. Meanwhile, a single idea drives the entirety of it's armarment; that the only difference between a rocket and a particle beam is the opening.

by Siren no Orakio
25xp
4 replies
1475 views
Siren no Orakio
Oscv 02 Baleful Eye By: Siren no Orakio

The Baleful Eyes hang in the space lanes near the Sanctuary of the Oraki, standing ever-watchful vigil in the name of their safety. The first to sense, the first to see, they are a lynchpin of the world's defense.

by Siren no Orakio
25xp
6 replies
2434 views
Dossta
That Which is Forgotten By: Dossta

A short story which uses Memory Moths in a sci-fi setting. Props to Echomirage for the forum post that inspired the symbiotic Proxy Bug.

by Dossta
25xp
6 replies
1991 views
1 HoH
Dossta
Petdex By: Dossta

'The perfect pet at the perfect price -- guaranteed.' Creature Dex at the bottom of the sub, if you want to include 'relatively harmless' alien critters in your campaign.

by Dossta
25xp
42 replies
6060 views
Silveressa
30 Starship Air & Maintenance Duct Problems By: Silveressa

Cramped crawl spaces, virtually all starships have them, and usually most players ignore them. Unless a nasty alien gets loose inside the ship, even many Gms don't give them a second thought..

Here are 30 other issues that could require some crawl space access and provide an interesting sub plot.

by Silveressa
25xp
12 replies
3691 views
2 HoHs
Silveressa
Things Are Not Always As They Seem By: Silveressa

This humorous short fiction piece was inspired by a late night chat with a couple gamer friends about how alien cultures would possibly interpret some of the more "colorful" aspects of our society.

by Silveressa
25xp
17 replies
2923 views