So heres a little setting i've been toying around with. Lots of possibilities (in my mind at least) and still plenty to work with.
Its a Sci-Fi setting, though no aliens have been discovered. But i am thinking about changing that, perhaps with one Alien Race. I'll have to think about it for a while though as this idea is no older then 10 minutes at the time of this posting:
No one remembers who gave the order to destroy Slicion. That one particular order nearly wiped mankind off the face of the Universe. Its what escalated the War of Secession into a War of Total Destruction. Whole planets were destroyed in the manner of Slicion – both Confederate and Federation – and those that weren’t destroyed suffered massive damage to their major cities. Not to mention the massive fleet battles above the planets. Massive fleets, blasting away at each other. Escape pods flying everywhere, debris crashing into other ships. Total chaos.
Even Space Stations weren’t saved. Billions of people died and humanity barely survived. What is left to those that survived is a lawless universe, every man out for themselves. Those on the fringes of space faired the best, whole planet-side colonies, but their existence will now be harder to maintain with no supply shipments. They’re all on their own now.
And the places that were hit the hardest – well, the ones that weren’t completely destroyed like Slicion – are not much more the communities where the opportunistic now rule. The Confederacy and the Federation scarcely exist anymore either. The Confederacy is not much more then a bunch of Space Pirates and former Soldiers, still fighting for independence. Not much of a fight left, really. Only when Federation ships enter their Space.
The Federation, whats left of it, is barely hanging on to what its got. A handful of battle-damaged planets, a battle-damaged fleet, and just enough troops to keep the Space Pirates away and Order in their command.
Earth – Terra – the birthplace of Humanity has been lost forever, one of the final PDM’s (Planet Destroying Missles) fired by the Confederate forces.
Now is a time for rebuilding.
Of course, more to come, and i'm probably going to tweak it around a bit. And not entirely sure if it would work as a game, a one-on-one or multi. Any thoughts?