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What about a Sci-fi rpg set in humanity's interstellar future using the Pillars engine?  I was inspired by some of Isaac Arthurs YouTube videos.  Loads of awesome ideas and info there that could influence a really cool game.  IMO. 


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that would be cool i would so back this if they wanted to make somthing along these lines



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I would love a setting that is similar to The Expanse.

Different planets as factions and the big/evil corporations. With some realism when it comes to spacefaring and no aliens ( at least not in the 1st game). Mankinds 1st steps into a spacefaring civilization.


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For building an in-depth space opera I think you need to limit access a bit, or otherwise you're left trying to detail an enormous mass of potential worlds. A single-system setting like the Expanse or Firefly is one way to do it, or you could use an interstellar wormhole network with strategic choke points.



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For building an in-depth space opera I think you need to limit access a bit, or otherwise you're left trying to detail an enormous mass of potential worlds. A single-system setting like the Expanse or Firefly is one way to do it, or you could use an interstellar wormhole network with strategic choke points.

 

You could make the PC a "party member" rather than a party leader. If they want to get around they have to choose from a limited selection of outgoing assignments or missions that they can convince someone to take them on.


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My dream rpg is something along the lines of Darkling Sea, Xenogenesis, and Hyperion Cantos. A heavy futuristic setting, with people exploring an impossible world. Aliens that can't be understood, and display motives far beyond what humanity can understand. 



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I want space RPG where non of alien races (if there is multiple of them) are humanoids, I want classic SCIENCE fiction. Something in feel of Space Odyssey or any book from A.C. Clark. Much more unknown and mystery than - Hey blue space chicks, lets bang them! Mass effect style :/
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I want space RPG where non of alien races (if there is multiple of them) are humanoids, I want classic SCIENCE fiction. Something in feel of Space Odyssey or any book from A.C. Clark. Much more unknown and mystery than - Hey blue space chicks, lets bang them! Mass effect style :/

 

Yeah, that's the freaky aspect of the whole Mass Effect series. I suppose it's much like Star Trek in that respect. At least the Star Wars films and games did a better job of portraying truly alien aliens, even if they are mostly acting like humans.


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SciFi Pillars? Yes please!

 

My inner fanboy is conflicted on whether a distant future of Eora would be a cool setting or whether he'd prefer Eora to stay purely fantasy renaissance...

 

As to the blue space chicks: Holy blatant fan service...






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