Friday, April 10, 2015

So, how about a Star Wars version of Battlestar Galactica?

Okay, so I haven't been posting much lately.  It's been due to a combination of lots of other stuff going on and only having big post ideas which are entire projects.  But I saw this fantastic piece of art in my Google+ feeds just now:

On Patrol by nova1701dms (
...and I immediately thought about a story/game where an imperial star destroyer ends up fleeing with a small fleet being hunted by the Yuuzhan Vong--sort of a Star Wars version of Battlestar Galactica.

I like the idea of a "Star Destroyer Galactica" (or "Battlestar Tatooine") game.  I usually have trouble coming up with workable concepts for science fiction campaigns but the Galactica model is easy to adapt.  Since they are refugees, you can have any and every type of Star Wars character in the fleet somewhere.  The imperials, jedi, random people, and bounty hunter scum are all thrown in together to survive.  The fleet can have any sort of ship you need for a good story, since each ship is a space-going plot device.  And, since they're wandering beyond the fringe somewhere, you can have them run into anything.

1 comment:

  1. Why stick to one IP? Just have them be pursued by Cylons.

    Not the new, emo ones. The classic "By your command" Cylons.