Today we’re finally getting to the second world in the setting, next orbit out from the sun, an ocean-covered planet with rich blue waters and a single modest continent. Islands are scattered across the surface, none large enough to do more than bump the grand storms that wander the surface when crossed. It’s the place where the empire finally died, and the least populated and developed world in the inner system.
Again, my posting schedule has been badly interrupted thanks to work wrecking my work schedule, which led to a fair bit of physical inability and discomfort. Apologies there to anyone waiting on the next installment of my system development. If nothing else I’ve been managing to eke out some development for the October material for my Patrons.
This month will bring four locations for space opera games, primarily aimed toward the Starfinder system but hopefully useful in most games. For a preview, it contains the Asmodean Array, a system-sized infernal construct built from damned souls and doomed planets; Whispering Cradle, a place where the boundary between the Material and Negative planes has worn thin on a cosmic scale; The Eye of Heaven, a star which is rather misleadingly named and far more dangerous than its beauty would suggest; and Shadowveil Nebula, a stellar nursery where some deeply strange stars are being born.
A theme running through each of them is the influence of extraplanar forces, whether overt or subtle; this is in large part because Starfinder itself gives very little cosmological information, essentially a two-page crib sheet, and I appreciate extraplanar hijinks far too much to wait for them to get around to including more material.
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Next post will resume setting-building, I promise!
Today begins the overview of the specific parts of the Patreon-funded setting, beginning with the innermost planet. Officially named Olin and nicknamed the Spark by the system at large and the Green by its inhabitants, this is the hottest planet in the system. With large, shallow oceans, verdant island-continents, and a scattering of precursor relics, it remained lightly inhabited solely because the fallen empire’s leaders found it unpleasant.
Today I’ll be laying out the actual goals for what I want to do in creating this setting, and also what I intend to do for the system side of it.
Today I’m going to give a better layout of the star system, from the sun on out to the mysterious hypergate that offers humanity the stars. If you like it, do please consider dropping a dollar or two on my Patreon! Doing so will help ensure I flesh it out into a fully usable setting!
Today I’ll be roughly sketching the outline of the setting I’ll be working on, explaining what I mean when I call something “hopeful” like I did, and explaining why I want to make a hopeful setting.
Today, I’ll be explaining what I plan to do, what I hope to do, and what an ideal roll of the cosmic dice would enable me to do with what I’m planning for the next two months. A mishmash of NaGaDeMon and NaNoWriMo – which the former is pretty much intended to allow for – with a space opera/sci-fi theme to it lies ahead.