What's this all about?
~exoplanetary is a GPSL set about 500 years into the future, and takes place in outer space! We are here to tell the story of the ragtag crew aboard the spaceship Eidolon. This band of misfits and "guns for hire" take all kinds of odd jobs across the galaxy, from bounty hunting, to cargo hauling, to passenger escort, and beyond. As a neutral and independent enterprise, they work both sides of the law, contracted by the government and private groups alike.
where does this take place?
In a galaxy far, far away... Earth is no longer inhabited, just a place remembered only in the history books. Because we're set in a new system, players have the freedom to make up what they want about their environment and culture! Most game activity will take place on board the ship, though the crew and the passengers will be docking on planets or stations from time to time to conduct business, go on missions, or take shore leave.
what's the ship's history?
Eidolon is a former military stealth vessel, converted into a civilian cargo ship. It was made in 2503, and decommissioned in 2533, when it was purchased by the ship's current captain for overhaul. They are celebrating their 7th year together. Aside from the captain, players are allowed to come up with their own timeframe for joining the crew, though many have been there from the beginning.
what role do passengers play?
Unlike the crew, passenger characters have the freedom to come from any background, and pursue any personal goals—as long as they can pay the boarding fees to stay on the ship. They are not officially part of the crew and are not obligated to perform any duties, but some are recurring travelers, or long term residents who enjoy the ship's services and amenities. Depending on their skills or background, some may be invited to participate in jobs from time to time, and reduce their fees in exchange for work.
will more positions be opening up?
Given the restrictions of this setting and premise, we do not expect to increase our roles too far beyond a reasonable number, and we would like this to start as a fairly intimate community. However, depending on activity and continued interest, as well as plot developments, we may consider expanding our roster in the future, potentially including characters living outside of the Eidolon further down the line.
where are the aliens? show us the aliens!
As this is a human-centric game, there are currently no other extraterrestrial races available for play. However, that doesn't mean they don't exist! When we reached this galaxy, there were no signs of active, sentient lifeforms on any of the habitable planets. But they did leave traces of their civilizations behind, in ancient and half-buried ruins and wrecks found on some of the empty worlds. Alien artifacts are extremely valuable collectibles, and can go for a disgustingly high price on the black market. What really happened to them remains a mystery, but they may not be as absent as we think...
are we limited to the planets in the codex?
Not at all! The locations provided by the mod are just the major hubs of activity to serve as a jumping off point. More will be added over time as they are visited. Players are allowed to create their own planets and cities. Detailed information can be submitted to the mod journal to be added to the page.
what is the calendar like?
Although different planetary orbits and rotations affect the length of days and seasons on each world, and space-faring vessels don't follow a regular flight path, the Republic still follows a 24-hour standard based on Earth's old Universal Time, as well as a 12 month calendar. Gameplay will generally occur in real time, unless an event requires a delay. The present year is 2540 AD, which happens to follow the same calendar as 2016.
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