Under da Sea...In Star Frontiers

jedion357's picture
June 27, 2013 - 12:01pm

Based on realistic technology of the past century the Cold War almost gave us under sea naval bases.

Planets that come to mind in the SF universe are Faire with its five islands/water world- CFM has a secret bunker deep in the bed rock against possible sathar attack in their system.

Clarion is very wet  but would the Crown foot the bill for this?

None of the yazirian colonies strike me as doing this sort of thing.

Other possibilities would me new systems- Alcazzar system when the corporate war latter in the time line errupts to involve all the moons- one moon is like Io. world ocean covered in ice. or other GM created new systems for adventure locations.
I might not be a dralasite, vrusk or yazirian but I do play one in Star Frontiers!

Sargonarhes's picture
June 28, 2013 - 6:34pm
Here's something in a similar direction. Years ago Dream Pod 9 published a book for it's Heavy Gear rpg of the colony planet Atlantis, which is covered mostly with water and has island scattered all over. The CEF invaded Atlantis but the majority of the planet's population continues to fight back from underwater bases.

So your ideas have great potenial following a similar vien. It all could fit right into a SF game just as easily. Undersea bases having the advantage as they'd already have subs made for the deep waters, any attacking force of pirates, Star Law or Sathar would have to land and then make subs capable of reaching such depths while trying to fight off raids from the ocean depths.

On top of this a base in deep waters is doubly protected as the water would make lasers disfuse and usless. It's unknown how you'd use a nuclear missle from space to depth charge such a target. The base is nearly untouchable.
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jedion357's picture
June 28, 2013 - 9:58pm
My first real contact with traveller was a module that had the players using transport submarines to move about a water world where there was a super abundance of ice bergs.
I might not be a dralasite, vrusk or yazirian but I do play one in Star Frontiers!

Karxan's picture
June 29, 2013 - 12:41am
There will be an upcoming issue of the Star Frontiersman that will deal with this subject.