▪ Portal Fantasy
⁃ Helps explore setting without up-front data dumps
▪ Transhumanist Renaissance
⁃ Keeps Science Fantasy tropes so we can have laserswords and spaceknights
⁃ Sentient ships in dinosaur bodies still a viable concept (zobot approves)
⁃ A weakened religious empire
⁃ three avenues to power
⁃ the Holy Orthodox and Apostolic Congregation
for the Preservation of the Faithful (“The Church”),
⁃ the Nobility (“The Houses”),
⁃ and those traders lucky enough to have been awarded a writ of Free Trading (“The Guilds”).
⁃ Essentially they represent Lawyers, Guns, and Money.
⁃ The Church are the Judiciary and the Legislature rolled into one.
The Nobility have standing armies. The Guilds control the jumpgates and banking.
⁃ Memeclaves are the primary allegiances of the rising bourgeoisie
⁃ Basically like tumblr v reddit
⁃ Religious Prohibitions on True AI, Cloning, and Bioengineered Lifeforms are being challenged
⁃ The Big Adversaries are the results of previous violations of those prohibitions
⁃ The Swarm
- bioengineering experiment that got loose and spread
⁃ The Savages
⁃ “Ork” horde of degraded clones
⁃ The Silence
⁃ AI created a robot army that is still out there somewhere