The Name of the Place is Zebulon 5...

Stibbons's picture
July 31, 2015 - 6:47am
Zebulon seems to be the ideal place to put a huge Babylon 5 style space station, a centre of commerce and trade for the newly developing rim worlds. Taking B5 as my guide you could have the UPF acting as the central administration and station defence but Star Law being responsible for local law enforcement.

You could have the four main races as the advisory council along with the SF equivalent of the League of Non-Aligned worlds, but since the cost would probably have to met with big donations by the Megacorps it's likely their representatives would make up the members council, plus representatives of the Capellan Free Merchants and Brotherhood of Spacers (much to the Megacorps horror, the UPF sponsored their membership).

There are a few space station plans you could use, Ryan Wolfe's Argos III or the smaller Port Jericho. Babylon 5 itself (from the Mongoose RPG) or Freedom Station from one of the 2nd edition supplements. However I'd like to see it as a Bernal Sphere, rather than the usual "Stanford Torus" type wheel stations, the central sphere housing up to 10,000 people and having the required down-and-out sections (the Shades) with huge agricultural sections at each end and massive shipyards. You could make up a pretty good map, modelling on a sphere, but turned inside out as it were. 

Anyone got a map of a spherical city with a diameter of 500m? 
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Tchklinxa's picture
July 31, 2015 - 11:13am
Don't forget the missing level... ;) 
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Tekrat04's picture
July 31, 2015 - 1:06pm
Try googling NASA space settlements contest. Lots of interesting ideas from the minds of young students.

jedion357's picture
July 31, 2015 - 9:23pm
Zebulon 5 is called that because it is a five find structure. Like the idea but think the ifshnits and CFM would play a heavy roll here.
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