Gamemastered by Thomas A. Stobie, SFO
This is an email free-form roleplaying game conducted for 2 players based on a futuristic space station in the year 2060. Each player is playing a space marine detective/operator (rank of Commander) based at the New Future Space station.
New Future Space Station
New Future Space Station was established 2035 using mostly resources mined off the moon. It is in solar orbit 1 million miles following earth in its orbit of the sun. It does not rotate, but has many sections including the living sections that do rotate to generate artifical gravity ranging for 0 G in their centers to 1.2 G in most sections, with parts of the training base going up to 2.5G in some areas.
Power is provided by large solar arrays stretching miles permanently directed toward the sun and by 2 large nuclear reactors.
Many sections are devoted to agriculture and the raising of animals for food.
Most residential sections have a agriculture core in the lower gravity areas.
Travelling (for both people and cargo) between areas in the space station is done by magnetic transit shuttles that run inside dedicated tubes crisscrossing the entire station.
New Future uses its own currency, the New Future Credit, with a value set at 1 day's basic living expense equal to 1 credit, with 6 decimal places used. All residents and traveller are issued an identity/credit card that used for financial transactions. Many of these take the form of a wrist bracelet that cannot be removed without special equipment.
Firearms are extremely restricted on New Future due to the problem of damage to the station and loss of atmospheric integrity. Security tends to use hand stunners and batons in leau of ranged weapons. Every discharge of a firearm is carefully examined and the overwhelming majority result in criminal prosecution.
New Future is ruled by a council of three consisting of Adm. Boots, Mayor Hanger of Freedom City and Mayor DeJesus of Heart City, and advised by a lesser council consisting of representives from each the main sections as well as the lesser ones. Overall population about 70,000 and increases as people immigrate from earth.
Fort Reagan (pop. 4,000) has a training command which handles about 500 students at a time, has an operational command which provides security for the entire station, conducts space operations, and manages the naval shipyard. This is about 2/3 U.S. and 1/3 from the rest the world. The Space Command Space Headquarters are located here.
Admiral Newton Boots has command of Fort Reagan.
Freedom City (pop. 25,000) has two classes of people, citizens (around 1000 people) and residents. Citizens have significantly more properties than residents and citizenship is very hard to get. There are about 100 lawyers. Some humans are property of others, including all humans below the age of 21 and some indentured servants of citizens.
The Mayor of Freedom City is Juliana Hanger.
Heart City (pop 35,000) has two classes of people, citizens (about 15,000) and residents. The main difference between citizens and residents is that citizens have lived on the space station at least two years and have pledge allegance to it. There is one lawyer, public, who represents the city and it citizens mostly against suits from Freedom city. Most legal situations are handled by arbitators.
The Mayor of Heart City is William DeJesus.
The major space port is Port Bush (named after President Bush, the son of the 2000's Florida Governor Jeb Bush.) It has a commercial side that deals with deliveries from the Moon (most building supplies) and Earth, as well as a military side, that space command uses for its missions. The military section of Port Bush has a United States only area.
This shipyard construct all the spaced-based ships of Space Command. It is located next to the military side of Port Bush.
This shipyard handles commercial construction of space ships. It is located next to the commerical side of Port Bush.
Thatcher Hub is the adminstrative center of the space station.
The Archabbey of St. John Paul II the Great was founded by the Order of Cosmic Missionaries (OCM). The archabbey is home to about 200 monks, many of whom are trained in high tech fields useful in a space environment. They run many space farms and tend to be experts on astroenvironmental engineering.
The Abbot of the archabbey is Abbot Paul Benedict Johnson, OCM. Members include Brother James of the Cross, OCM (Agriculture Engineer) and Brother Andrew of the Announciation, OCM (Agriculture Engineer & Spokesman).
This large space platform located in a low earth orbit is used as a transfer point for all people and goods coming to and from earth. It has long accelerator strips and nets to support vacuum-based travel as well as connections for spaceships that travel to and from earth. It has commerical sections, military sections, and shared sections.
There are a number of bases on the moon, most of which are industrial in nature producing resources mostly for the space station.
This includes a large industrial mining complex which provides most of the matierals used in space construction.
There are a few bases on and orbiting Mars for exploration and research.
This is the primary space station orbitting Mars. All traffic coming to Mars goes through this Station.
There are a number of space station near Earth either in Earth orbit, Moon orbit, or solar orbit.
Earth Space Command
Headquarters - Houston, Texas
Commander - Admiral Roger P. Paperworth.
Earth Space Command oversees the efforts of the United States Space Command and the United Nations Space Command and their joint efforts. Note that these two commands report primarily to the United States Government and the United Nations.
The two space commands (plus a coordinating space command) where established by the Space Exploration Treaty signed in Overland Park, Kansas in 2031 in order to assist and protect the effort to explore and colonize space. Neither the United States nor the non-US members of the UN wanted either totally in charge of this effort, so a dual structure was established with a number of common commands identified and allow for. It was specified that the rank structure for these new marine corps use naval ranks.
The council chambers and major government offices are located at Thatcher hub.
Go to my gaming page.
© 2007 Thomas A. Stobie, SFO - Permission to use and copy for personal use is granted.
Last revised 15 Sep 2007.