I am toying with the idea of running an Eclipse phase campaign, and have a few ideas I'm knocking around. Just brain storming really, but would appreciate any input or feedback at all.
The general setup is:
Exoplanet colony in the 'Hot red mist' of the corona of the Carbon star, La Superba.
Obviously with the temperature being about 2800K the site where the colony is either an alien artifact (not preferred) or some form of natural body. Not sure what it would be made of, a massive chunk of say Tungsten seems off, I just can't think of a good naturally occurring substance that would resist such a temperature?
The colony I visualize as a mixed Solarian/ Hypercorp venture to investigate the star, and to establish an alternative Solarian habitat away from Sol. It would only be small, say 100-200 transhumans in the colony centered around the Pandora gate towards the edge of the known gate network, thus allowing for exploration and scouting forays by colonists and visits by Gatecrashers just 'passing through'. I'm thinking Pathfinder or Gatekeeper as Hypercorp sponsors, but can't think of a third faction to involve. Exhumans or crime syndicates maybe?, but the colony is small which would limit their activities somewhat?
Some vague thoughts on events and activities
- Exploring and surviving the corona of the star
- Friction between Solarian and Hypercorp interests
- Exploration though the gate
- Local social politics and 'soap opera' elements
- Non-sentient life (plasma based?)- not too keen on this one though
Just rambling a bit now.....will post more maybe