The forum for Science Fiction Role Playing Game inspiration and information! So Say We All!
It is currently Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:02 pm

All times are UTC

Post new topic  Reply to topic  [ 43 posts ]  Go to page Previous 1 2 3 4 5
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: Hard Space
PostPosted: Sun Sep 04, 2016 5:42 pm 

Joined: Thu Jul 12, 2012 10:11 pm
Posts: 339
Location: Near Frankfurt, Germany
Golan2072 wrote:
Sir Chaos wrote:
Sounds good.

I can see one problem, though: Assuming your second alien species was starfaring, how come they have not picked the region clean of all reasonably accessible Artifacts?

The Visitation might be relatively recent, as it was in Roadside Picnic (the main inspiration here) - after the "comprehensible aliens" were gone. This is what I am thinking of...

Or the Visitation happened while the comprehensible aliens were around, they were "struck by the divine fury of the gods" (i.e. had their figurative anthill accidentally run over by the visitors´ car) and avoided the Zones and Artifacts like the plague from then on.

Or the comprehensible aliens had their own visitation before their rise to interstellar expansion and gathered their own set of Artifacts - nobody says the visitors can´t vacation in the same spot twice!

Space isn't remote at all. It's only an hour's drive away if your car could go straight upwards. Sir Frederick Hoyle
Earth is the cradle of humanity, but one cannot live in a cradle forever. Konstantin Tsiolkovsky
Man has earned the right to hold this planet against all comers, by virtue of occasionally producing someone completely bat**** insane. xkcd #556
Just like people, stars can be very important without being terribly bright. Phil Plait, "Bad Astronomy"

 Post subject: Re: Hard Space
PostPosted: Wed Sep 07, 2016 8:14 am 

Joined: Thu Sep 18, 2008 12:41 pm
Posts: 409
Location: Northern California
Golan2072 wrote:
What do you think?

Aliens are aliens ... maybe nobody on Earth is really sure. Perhaps that's part of the whole incomprehensible point about them; we don't actually know.

Competing theories exist and these aren't crackpot theories (of course there are crackpot theories too), but there's disagreement in scientific circles. Evidence shows that there may have been as few as one (separated in time - eg; an alien race expanded, then withdrew, became extremely advanced and returned again to their old haunts, perhaps as tourists then left again) or as many as six species, though most mainstream theories say it was probably anywhere from one to three. There's also disagreement on how far apart (in time) the two periods of activity were - some evidence shows a gap of nearly a million years, others suggest a much smaller period of time.

 Post subject: Re: Hard Space
PostPosted: Wed Sep 07, 2016 11:31 am 
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jul 03, 2008 5:41 am
Posts: 2250
Location: Yavne, Israel
In essence, there would be ruins, and there will be "Zones". Ruins are "logical" (in an alien way, that is - have rooms, corridors etc, though not always with a clear purpose). Zones are not.

The ruins should probably have some bones/shells/fossils/etc in them. Possibly of their former inhabitants, possibly not. Also possibly writings/hieroglyphs, though not necessarily with a clear meaning.

We are but a tiny candle flickering against the darkness of our times.

Stellagama Publishing - Visit our Blog, Den of the Lizard King

Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic  Reply to topic  [ 43 posts ]  Go to page Previous 1 2 3 4 5

All times are UTC

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Limited