Terra-forming, Yazeriforming and other enviromental tinkering

jedion357's picture
August 30, 2009 - 8:35am
Recently created an NPC who, while a corporate EVP had a minor in horticulture and was a member of the Eden 2 Project.  The Eden 2 Project was an organization whose purpose was to adapt life forms from earth to successfully thrive on other planets it was all tied into something to do with the NPC.
However It got me thinking...dangerous I know.

I suppose I could go way off the deep end with accounting for all the variables of introducing alien life to an ecosystem or we could just wave a hand and say the scientist are very carefull about this and often genetically re-engineer a life form for an environment.

I'm of the stripe that humans in the SF setting really did come from Earth despite what the AD book said.
And I liked the idea of the Yazerians emmigrating en-mass because their moon was going to crash into their planet and so they Yazeriformed Hentz to be as close as a match to the original homeworld.

But even without those things in the setting it still stands to reason that the core 4 will indulge in some terra forming

So I'm currious as to any work others have done in this area

Obviously were talking about a wide variety of scientific disciplines
genetic engineering
species indroction and management

I might not be a dralasite, vrusk or yazirian but I do play one in Star Frontiers!

umungus's picture
August 30, 2009 - 9:44am

That is an interesting idea. I would think an adventure where the characters are getting involved in a terraforming project would have a lot of political problems. Such as environmentalists and citizens against it. megacorps trying to push the project to make creds'. factions trying to sabotage the whole works.

about the closest I've come to that type of adventure is when I sent a team to a planet in the quarantined Gamma system to see how extensive the plague is on the planet. A big Megacorp wants to know how feasible it would be to "clean up" the planet, and to lift the quarantine. Of course the planet is post apocalyptic. Technology in ruin and plague zombies running around. etc. The campaign was a lot of fun...hehehe

At least I got to scare an alien rabbit thingy......

Will's picture
August 30, 2009 - 10:59am
jedion357 wrote:
Obviously were talking about a wide variety of scientific disciplines
genetic engineering
species indroction and management 

Robotics and nanotechnology as well,  jedi.

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