Felt like taking a crack at GMing again. As the title says, just wondering if anyone had interest in the concept. If the idea gets enough interest, I'll begin work on a quick list of lore and facts needed or helpful for the RP. I'll toss in a plot summary to stir up some opinions:
The year is 3100 A.D. Earth has long been abandoned, instead reserved as a tranquil nature reserve stripped of human influence. The various ethnic groups that left settled the galaxy in large colonial fleets, carving swathes of territory for themselves. Around 2266 A.D, humanity experiences a revolution of innovations in stellar travel. Instead of relying on unstable F.T.L technology, innovations in hyper-complex computing and propulsion technologies result in the rapid colonization of the galaxy. The climax of this event is 2408 A.D as humans rush to settle the remaining corners of unclaimed space in the Milky Way. In 2470 A.D, all nations of Earth decide to unify as the sporadic settlement of the galaxy ends. Through careful orchestration, humanity is united for the second time without interference. This year marks the birth of the Human Federation.
In 2502 A.D the H.F institutes a new colonization program to stem overpopulation. While humanity was capable of traversing the universe rapidly, intergalactic travel had become a top of interest for some time. Using the technology available, the H.F would deploy a series of colony ships to galaxy "2122F". Promised with sovereignty from the H.F, billions of settlers sign up. In 2504 A.D the program activates, sending a simultaneous wave of colonists to their mysterious destination of "2122F". Between 2504 and 2540 A.D, annual reports surface from the colonial fleet and the H.F. Progress is rapid, the ships hold steady. 2609 A.D becomes the final year of contact between the home and the colonists. The ships remain steadfast, but supplies dwindle as luxury commodities begin to fade. Communications cease completely on March 21st of the same year. 2633 A.D sees the colonists on their last supplies. The distance to 2122F was severely underestimated, the voyage is unable to continue without further supplies. A lone star system lodged between the pathway of the fleet and their destination is found. A fleet wide election is held, 68% in favor of abandoning the objective.
2635 A.D sees the fleet arrive to their destination. The system is named "Foundation". Colonists pour from cargo bays to settle. The first place on the minds of the settlers is a large terrestrial planet with a thin atmosphere in need of suitable levels of oxygen. No native wildlife. Two moons are also prospect for colonization, they however lack an atmosphere. The other planet in the system is a gas giant. While the colonists have no infrastructure to harvest gasses, the mineral rich asteroid belts in the system provide the incentive to found a permanent foothold in Foundation.
2900 A.D sees the conclusion of colonization efforts in the system. "Advent" is the result of tens of billions of individuals living on the same planet. The crust itself has been penetrated by a subterranean network holding the foundation for the surface as well as hosting a thriving underworld itself. The planet is covered in spires, densely populated beyond imagination. Home to 907,045,000,000 people. The twin moons of "Baltia" and "Toekoms" host hundreds of underground cities, dwelling within billions of people. Beyond this there is "Fortuna", bustling industrial hub of gas and mineral refineries. Seven orbital settlements in the upper atmosphere of the gas giant contain the facilities needed to keep the industrial behemoth of Advent and her moons from collapsing. The unappreciated mining outposts on the fringe of space supply the refineries of Fortuna with resources. Scattered and varied in character, discontent is the one aspect that unifies them in political matters. The government of the system, operating from a space station orbiting Advent, is better referred to as the "Commerce Union". Each planet/moon is ruled by a central corporation (or centercorp), with various subordinate corporations acting in unison to fuel the immense demands of the people they govern.
Pinnacle Corp. is responsible for Advent, Vytenis Corp. for Baltia, Theron Corp. for Toekoms, Prato Corp. for Fortuna. The asteroid colonies remain an anarchic collection of private enterprises, with no central authority. It is out of preference that they stay fragmented, many of the businesses trying to cling onto the "good old times" of the early industrial boom cycle that followed the initial settlement of Advent.
Tensions have mounted as three mining colonies on the outskirts of the system have erupted in riots and fighting. Amid all this, the assassination of Vincent Arborea, Chief Financial Officer of Prato Corporation, has led to rumors of Theron Corp. initiating a corporate war for control of the industries on Fortuna.
The characters players submit will become actors in a cold war between the corporations of Foundation. Espionage, assassination and more await in a grim world where truth is becoming progressively harder to find.
Feel free to throw a PM my way as well! I'd be glad to answer any questions that are character-specific, and of course this thread is open for questions of any nature, even my favorite color. (But let's keep this on topic, shall we?)