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Azukail wrote:
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Traveller is pretty much hard space opera... but it's big breaks from reality are practical fusion, the jump drive, gravitics, the high-energy low-interaction short life meson , and psionics. It does presume earthlike life is everywhere, but that's tweakable easily enough.


It's a while since I read about it, but wasn't one reason for the prevalence of earthlike life a hyper-intelligent alien mutant called Grandfather messing with the entire region?


According to the GM of the last Traveller game I played in Grandfather had a Giant Weapon. So this wouldn't surprise me!
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According to the GM of the last Traveller game I played in Grandfather had a Giant Weapon. So this wouldn't surprise me!


That... was not quite what I meant by "messing with."
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Azukail wrote:
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Traveller is pretty much hard space opera... but it's big breaks from reality are practical fusion, the jump drive, gravitics, the high-energy low-interaction short life meson , and psionics. It does presume earthlike life is everywhere, but that's tweakable easily enough.


It's a while since I read about it, but wasn't one reason for the prevalence of earthlike life a hyper-intelligent alien mutant called Grandfather messing with the entire region?
That explanation postdates the rules by 4 years.
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Mallet wrote:

Also, Blue Planet is really amazing:

https://rpggeek.com/rpg/303/blue-planet-2nd-edition


That's the first one I thought of, but not sure if it fits the OP's needs.
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aramis wrote:
Azukail wrote:
aramis wrote:
Traveller is pretty much hard space opera... but it's big breaks from reality are practical fusion, the jump drive, gravitics, the high-energy low-interaction short life meson , and psionics. It does presume earthlike life is everywhere, but that's tweakable easily enough.


It's a while since I read about it, but wasn't one reason for the prevalence of earthlike life a hyper-intelligent alien mutant called Grandfather messing with the entire region?
That explanation postdates the rules by 4 years.


The first exposure to Traveller I had was Megatraveller, so I wondered if that was the case. Still, it's an explanation, even if a retconned one.
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Azukail wrote:
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Azukail wrote:
aramis wrote:
Traveller is pretty much hard space opera... but it's big breaks from reality are practical fusion, the jump drive, gravitics, the high-energy low-interaction short life meson , and psionics. It does presume earthlike life is everywhere, but that's tweakable easily enough.


It's a while since I read about it, but wasn't one reason for the prevalence of earthlike life a hyper-intelligent alien mutant called Grandfather messing with the entire region?
That explanation postdates the rules by 4 years.


The first exposure to Traveller I had was Megatraveller, so I wondered if that was the case. Still, it's an explanation, even if a retconned one.


Classic Traveller made the assumption that carbon / DNA based life was the norm and it glossed over biochemistry incompatibility. It did however give a GM toolkit for designing biomes with their own life forms in something that would look like a predation web.

Classic was still more of a DIY toolkit than a complete system for a particular setting.
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Modiphius' Star Trek Adventures is pretty solid. They're bringing out decent source books as well.
 
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Benevolentgamemaster wrote:
Modiphius' Star Trek Adventures is pretty solid. They're bringing out decent source books as well.


Yes! We picked this up as well. Good stuff so far. I still need to dig a little deeper.

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'carbon-based life was the norm'.

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There couldn't be any form of life anywhere in the universe that wasn't carbon-based.

 
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Mallet wrote:


'carbon-based life was the norm'.

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There couldn't be any form of life anywhere in the universe that wasn't carbon-based.


There are several alternatives that, chemically, can work in place of carbon, with it's valence +4. Silicon, Titanium, Chlorine...

All have been proposed as potential basis for alternate organic chemistries. Each in a different thermal regime, tho'.
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aramis wrote:
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'carbon-based life was the norm'.

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There couldn't be any form of life anywhere in the universe that wasn't carbon-based.


There are several alternatives that, chemically, can work in place of carbon, with it's valence +4. Silicon, Titanium, Chlorine...

All have been proposed as potential basis for alternate organic chemistries. Each in a different thermal regime, tho'.


There was even a movie about those 'silicates' in the 60's.

I saw that film on tv when i was a teenager.






 
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