Star Blasters!!!

Submitter: John Olson
Description: The Galactic Empire has run out of steam. Their elite soldiers, the Galaxy Rangers, who were trained int the special combat disciplines of the Cosmic Forge, have now disbanded and gone their separate ways. All too of them have become mercenaries, selling their services to the highest bidder, or even out-and-out bandits. Regional governors now have direct control. Many sectors have splintered still further, descending into lawlessness. The PCs are a band of former Galaxy Rangers, and they now make a living as mercenaries too. Being the good guys, however, they retain their noble ideals and won't work for evil causes. Makes work a bit scarce for them, but that's what being the good guys is all about. Just for fun, make it a TL 6+3 world, using mega-Vacuum Tubes. If nobody wants to play the engineer with frizzled white hair and a German accent, you have to put him in as an NPC.

Cultural Organization

Society organized along the lines of hereditary social roles. "I am of the Warrior class"
Castes

Social Conditions

The society is in the process of losing knowledge, wealth and/or cohesion. Ex: North American Indians in 19th century, tribal peoples internationally throughout the late 20th century
Decline

Tech Level

Faster-than-light star travel, sentient computers, mature genetic engineering, nanotechology, longevity, particle-beam blaster, cold fusion, panimmunity, brain-tapes, complex implants, suspended animation, automedic; similar to Babylon 5 or Star Trek's Enterprise era
Starfaring (TL 9)

Tech Modifiers

Technology in this world has followed an alternate path, such as the mega-Vacuum Tube tech in GURPS Lensman.
Alternative Technological Base

Narrative Emphasis

Turning a fast buck, trade, administration
Business

Reality Style

Heroic characters in a high-action world
Cinematic

Goodies

Cinematic Martial Arts


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