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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP14 Nov 2020 2:49 p.m. PST

"As part of my Star Mogul project, I've decided to get the ball rolling with a quick look at the background to the setting so without further ado, let's take a peek at what we've got!

In 2227 the Tread Lightly Corp launched the Tachyon drive which allowed FTL travel and humanity began spreading across the stars.

At this point, there were already working colonies on several of Jupiter's moons, Mercury, the Asteroid belt and Earth's Moon. Terraforming and settlement of Mars was already underway but the Tachyon drive's creation allowed for exploration of new worlds far from Earth. Initially it was the Earth's great powers who launched expeditions using the Tachyon drive to establish colonies on newly discovered worlds and exploit their natural resources but the blueprints for the drive were stolen and soon smaller groups were launching their own colonising efforts. These smaller expeditions sought to establish new and free societies, far from the overcrowded and tightly controlled Earth…"

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Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP14 Nov 2020 6:59 p.m. PST

Sounds like fun, and the art is really good.

near indestructible starship hull deep in the fires of Alpha Centauri

If it can survive inside a star, it's well beyond "near indestructible". On the other hand, the idea presented allows wonderful limitations. The hulls are indestructible, but any parts that stick out are not -- sensors, weapons, thrusters -- and these become targets for the enemy. Earth's powerful weapons and effective navy will be pitched against Federal Union ships that, while difficult to defeat, have a very hard time destroying Earth ships.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP15 Nov 2020 2:31 p.m. PST

Glad you enjoyed it my good friend! (smile)

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