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A cover for a collection of Isaac Asimov's short stories by Peter Elson

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  • Discord chat for brainstorming and questions.
  • Science Fiction setting; a just-colonized planet
  • Inspired by Isaac Asimov, Robert Heinlein, Frank Herbert, Philip Dick and Peter Hamilton; all sci-fi authors.
  • The colony is just getting set up; soil detox, water purification and building homes, as well as prefab buildings.
  • Rip van Winkle themes; the colonists have been in suspension way longer than anticipated due to unforeseen difficulties. Some of them died in the tanks due to mechanical failure.
  • Characters should have useful skills and trades that would come in handy in a working, self sufficient colony. They are trained to be frontier people, to set up the colony for later. There are relatively few military types, though they have a militia-type familiarization with personal weaponry; these are engineers, farmers, electricians, technicians of various sorts.
  • Technology level is roughly equivalent to what was shown in the Aliens movies, though there is AI, AI-assisted auto-fabrication and other advanced technologies.
  • Several NPC's and semi-PC type characters, or even a second character. Multiple characters beyond the main.
  • When the colonial ark arrives, the characters are thrust into roles of leadership due to starship damage suffered in transit; the senior leadership are dead or comatose. Our characters inherited the role by attrition and are facing a monumental task.


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I'm interested.
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Will keep a eye on this, may be interested.
7 Jan 2017 3:43
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Buprenex Chupacabra Division

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interested. I'll subscribe to watch.
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Turboshitter Ubiquitous. Mendacious. Polyglottal

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Interested. Would a Riddick-esque character be unwelcome? (and I mean Riddick around the time of Pitch Black, not during The Chronicles Of)
7 Jan 2017 11:44
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Interested! Already a few ideas for a char to play!
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Interested. Would a Riddick-esque character be unwelcome? (and I mean Riddick around the time of Pitch Black, not during The Chronicles Of)


Well, the colonist pool here is research and development types and high end type people. I'm not sure they'd let a criminal in without overriding reasons -- the typical colonist pool for colonies closer to Earth, when they leave anyway, tends to be from undesirables who get shipped off to places like Mars and the asteroid belt for hard labor.

This colony is very different, basically.
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Interested. You know I prefer to play veterans in just about everything, but will forgo that nicety for the good of the story. How about a geologist who has an interest in biology? He enjoys farming, cultivating plants for food.
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Interested. You know I prefer to play veterans in just about everything, but will forgo that nicety for the good of the story. How about a geologist who has an interest in biology? He enjoys farming, cultivating plants for food.


There's room for a couple of veteran type characters, and that will come out more as I deploy setting material into an OOC.
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