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Warr

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Ceres
« on: October 23, 2008, 01:16:45 am »

Are there any plans on working on Ceres for the setting or as a portion of it? Despite Ceres being a dwarf planet, and in the Asteroid Belt, it's got more than enough reason to be included, I think, especially if there is any sort of mining going on in the Asteroid Belt (which I'm sure there is.)

Even if you guys don't necessarily want to check it out yourself and do it yourself, or include Ceres as apart of the book, I think I might make information for it, especially with the fact that it could be a good waypoint between the Jovian Confederacy and Mars, trade wise, and because it could also be a good primary harbor of humanity within the Asteroid belt.

I won't argue it too much, but I would like to announce I plan on working on creating a Ceres for the Bounty Head Bebop game, even if it's not included in the main game's setting, despite the fact that it's a dwarf planet even closer to us than Pluto, as is Makemake, and Haumea (Though Haumea I can see there being problems terraforming with the fact is an ellipsoid.)

Would there be problems and would it be too much to ask if I wanted them to be considered even if I wrote them up in the style I've seen the other planets written up for so far (Or rather Jupiter and Venus), and the like? I can already envision some interesting stuff involving Ceres. It almost makes me want to write a short story in the style I've seen from the RPG so far.
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Re: Ceres
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2008, 08:17:51 am »

It is not planned to be used in the book, as we only hit the major "planets' and Pluto is included due to its importance and based on tradition. Feel free to create something for Ceres as we encourage creativity within the game... It could even become unofficial, official info...:)
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Re: Ceres
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2008, 10:56:12 am »

I agree; this is one of the reasons we wanted to have a forum with the game – for folks to be able to express their own ideas and suggestions.

As for the Official Setting Material (already laid out in the book), it is intentionally left with some ‘whitespace’ – like the old-school game maps: “Here There Be Dragons”.  We didn’t want Forgotten Realms level minutia, where everything was detailed down to the whether the prince hangs to the right or left of his codpiece.

This leaves exactly this kind of opportunity for GMs of the game – set some stuff out on your own and customize the setting to your taste.  And by all means share it here :)

Incidentally, when choosing which planets/moons to include in the core setting, we did set a logical minimum size requirement for colonization, with everything else being open for mining or other exploitation.  I didn’t include the Asteroid Belt in the setting, due to its incredibly thin density (“the asteroid material is so thinly distributed that multiple unmanned spacecraft have traversed it without incident”).  For asteroid mining, the rings of Jupiter and Saturn offered much more potential.  That, and I didn’t even know about Ceres until you pointed it out.

If you do want to do a Ceres Write-Up though, consider the following –

What is Ceres used for?

Who controls it?

How asteroid dense do you want the Asteroid Belt to be in your setting (or do the hard-to-find asteroids of the Asteroid Belt offer something you can’t get out of the other more readily available asteroids of the system – something that makes them worth hunting the Asteroid Belt for)? 

Time in Hours to get there by Hypergate would be equal to travel to Mars + 8 Hours.

BZ

« Last Edit: October 23, 2008, 11:19:44 am by BerkaZerka »
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Re: Ceres
« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2008, 12:13:59 pm »

With Ceras being brought up I had a great idea for a "Smugglers Moon" kinda feel...I could also see the astoroid belt being a place for independents small time companies who cant get the big contracts kinda thing... Just some ideas throwing out there
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Re: Ceres
« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2008, 07:21:01 pm »

With Ceras being brought up I had a great idea for a "Smugglers Moon" kinda feel...I could also see the astoroid belt being a place for independents small time companies who cant get the big contracts kinda thing... Just some ideas throwing out there

That was actually sort of my idea here. It was the one thing I saw 'missing' from the setting, as there was a marxist/socialist planet (Or rather league of moons), a Laisse-faire, planet where the Mobs control everything, and a corportate dominated planet. I figured the one thing that was missing was a planet and place for the Sol's hive of scum and villainy to exist. With out further ado, if you guys think you'll actually read it, though, I'll get working on Ceres.

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Re: Ceres
« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2008, 08:34:44 pm »

Hey, that sounds kinda cool to me - Go for it  :)

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Re: Ceres
« Reply #6 on: October 27, 2008, 08:03:40 pm »

Did you want us to comment/discuss your Write-up here or in the The Asteroid Belt and Ceres thread itself?

By the way, I really dig the idea of Gatestones being found in the asteroid belt – it makes for a theory that the Gatestone Comet that crashed into the moon either came from the asteroid belt or at least crashed through it at some point on its way.

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Re: Ceres
« Reply #7 on: October 27, 2008, 09:00:37 pm »

Did you want us to comment/discuss your Write-up here or in the The Asteroid Belt and Ceres thread itself?

By the way, I really dig the idea of Gatestones being found in the asteroid belt – it makes for a theory that the Gatestone Comet that crashed into the moon either came from the asteroid belt or at least crashed through it at some point on its way.

BZ


I'm wanting us to discuss it here, preferably.

And thanks, I thought that it'd do that, and felt that it would make sense. It'd also make sense for it to exist and sustain itself even though the other belts would be easier to mine, effectively. Also felt that it'd make a lot more sense.
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