Human homeworld, combining Alpha Dawn and the Space Odyssey modules

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BioSocial2
January 1, 2018 - 11:08pm
Human homeworldHumans came from Earth. Yeah, this contradicts Alpha Dawn. I’m using the Space Odyssey modules as background, but combining it with Alpha Dawn.Earth is very far from the Frontier Sector, across the Galactic Core. Pi-tachyon communications don’t work when aimed through the Core because of a huge black hole and very high radiation levels. It would take a lifetime to reach Earth from the Frontier. Humanity’s first colony on this side of the Core region, to which the humans of the Frontier trace their origins, was rendered lifeless and uninhabitable by huge pulses of stellar radiation, but not before Vrusk contacted it using pi-tachyon technology and initiated an information/tech exchange.
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BioSocial2
January 1, 2018 - 11:29pm
Hmm, I had some minor formatting issues with that post.

But I think it can still be read and understood easily enough.

The idea here is to:

  • allow for/make plausible free use of Earth history, cultures, languages, names, etc.
  • make Earth effectively out of reach, with its status unknown or legendary
  • keep some of the AD 'humans developed near Core' stuff, just because I like it


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Placing the Frontier, alien homeworlds, other inhabited sectors that might become areas of play, and so on all on the far side of the galaxy nicely obscures it all from the perspective of people on Earth or anywhere even remotely near it. Dust, supermassive blackhole, all that.




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sevanwint
January 2, 2018 - 6:36pm

I have always been intrigued by the boxed text on page 8 of 2001, where they casually mention "The mega-corporations (which will eventually evolve into Pan Galactic, of the normal STAR FRONTIERS game setting) dominate the quality of life." Maybe your idea does not contradict that much.


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BioSocial2
January 2, 2018 - 6:47pm
Yup!

I'm very much going with that bit of boxed text.



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sevanwint
January 2, 2018 - 7:00pm
The "Star Frontiers" Endless Quest book "Trouble on Artule" also takes the same direction, but I don't think most people would put it in the official cannon.

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BioSocial2
January 2, 2018 - 7:12pm
I don't think I read/played that one. 

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sevanwint
January 2, 2018 - 7:14pm
You didn't miss much, honestly.

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sevanwint
January 2, 2018 - 7:19pm

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rattraveller
January 2, 2018 - 9:05pm
Available for around $20 on eBay or around $15 on Amazon (US dollars)
Sounds like a great job but where did you say we had to go?

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JCab747
January 2, 2018 - 9:15pm
Yes, I too like the idea of using the Odyssey modules as a background for the Human origins for the Frontier. Hey, they use SF rules, so what if if doesn't match the canon of the Basic Game. After all, maybe when the Pan Galactic Corporation's publishing house put out history "textbooks" it altered the facts to meet their vision of the Frontier.
Joe Cabadas

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BioSocial2
January 2, 2018 - 11:10pm
No doubt, Pan-Gal textbooks depict the megacorp in a positive light.

It's a civilizing force!








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jedion357
January 3, 2018 - 5:20am
BioSocial2 wrote:
Hmm, I had some minor formatting issues with that post.

But I think it can still be read and understood easily enough.

The idea here is to:

  • allow for/make plausible free use of Earth history, cultures, languages, names, etc.
  • make Earth effectively out of reach, with its status unknown or legendary
  • keep some of the AD 'humans developed near Core' stuff, just because I like it


---

Placing the Frontier, alien homeworlds, other inhabited sectors that might become areas of play, and so on all on the far side of the galaxy nicely obscures it all from the perspective of people on Earth or anywhere even remotely near it. Dust, supermassive blackhole, all that.





I've been a proponent of this for a long time.

But I had not read the Odessy modules closely.
I might not be a dralasite, vrusk or yazirian but I do play one in Star Frontiers!

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BioSocial2
January 3, 2018 - 9:36am
Maybe there's a human religion that reveres the monoliths and their creators.

Wee monolith pendant is the commonly displayed symbol.



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JCab747
January 3, 2018 - 11:50am
BioSocial2 wrote:
Maybe there's a human religion that reveres the monoliths and their creators.

Wee monolith pendant is the commonly displayed symbol.




I'd vote for it being based on Minotaur.
Joe Cabadas