The sector is about ready to roll. I’d fiddle with things as characters were made, fine-tune it to fit the Star Gods at hand a bit. Right now it is fine for a SWN game but I want a few more big things for a Star Gods game.
Godbound has a few cool tables. Let’s roll a few and see what inspirations shake loose.
We’ve got some ruined orbital stations and the dead ships around Usaus.
I get the following
- Vault or Treasury of some Mighty Relic
- Temporal Lock
- Useful Ally who could be useful or reactivated
Interesting, Temporal Lock means the ruin is only accessible at a certain time (unless there is a Star God with the Time sphere). I’m thinking an old Hegemonic starship that went too close to the black hole and occasionally appears as it tries to break free of the event horizon’s brutal grip (Does that even make sense? I don’t know. Sounds cool).
There is a Star God-level entity aboard who was lost and they had an amazing weapon, a legendary blade made by the smiths of Gordie Pria…maybe they even got caught in the black hole’s pull trying to grab the blade after it was forged there.
That was fun. Let’s go again.
- Fortress or Military installation
- Toxic Atmosphere
- Valuable Map to treasure or lost ruin (rolled Useful Ally again and chose this one instead)
I’m thinking a capital ship Usaus, where bio-weapons blew up and left the ship a dangerous toxic mess. This ship was called in during the hegemon’s last days but before that it had guarded a research station that was dedicated to turning the Black Hole into a stargate.
Fun, let’s try an aristocratic court for one of our Alldish Noble Houses.
- Court Mood: Decadent, obsessed with exotic pleasures
- Major Actor: Honored General
- Minor Actor: Foreign artist
- Conflicts: Dispute over Heir
- Consequences of Destruction: A much worse set of replacements are waiting
Love it. I’m thinking the foreign artist is a director who makes amazing movies about Olde Earth, painting ancient battles as current events. We’ve got an heir of an honored general and the general’s staff would be even worse if they took power.
I’ve got vague ideas about the General retiring after a century of war, becoming a saint-like demi-god. For some reason I’m picturing the general as George Washington – powdered wigs, Revolutionary War sabers and laser muskets.
I’d make up a Time Angel from the Black Hole as some kind of Parasite God.
Techno-undead in the ships floating above Usaus.
I want something keeping Kordie Pra’s quarantine, something that can take on several gods. Maybe a Nanite Cloud in low orbit that becomes a monster designed to destroy whatever attempts to get through. I’ll let that marinate.
If I was feeling it, I’d make up the factions using the SWN rules, though I might go with the looser Godbound faction rules, roll some dice, see how the factions are doing as the Star Gods step into the Sector.