Description: No one was prepared for the mind-shattering horror of what was found in the asteroid belt. The plagues that resulted were actually intelligent energy patterns that devastated the planet. Billions died. Those that remained were 'changed.' Stronger, faster, with an unquenchable optimisim in the face of the future, and in the rebuilding of their race.
For whatever reason, there is no significant social interaction. "I am the only survivor I've found in the ruins of New York"
The society is in the midst of a period of dramatic growth and material progress. Ex: 1920s, 1960s
The power structures which govern the core society have reduced influence in the primary region of the setting.
Slower-than-light space travel, fusion power, implants, orbital tower, ballistic airliner, cybertank, bioweapons, reflec, Gauss needlers, fission/electric power, orbital-collected solar power, cloning, simple implants, bionics, plastiskin; late-1990s to "the near future"
Spacefaring (TL 8)
Travel, Do-gooding, searching for wealth and excitement
Larger-than-life characters facing epic challenges
Creatures of vast power with no regard for the existence of humanity; Cthulhu & Co., the Qlippoth