Hello everyone and all. I was just trying to gauge interest in a futuristic monster/tentacle themed game. It would be freeform, no real system but characters would have a strength rating as a general guide for peron vs. person/monster situations. The Space 3E part (explore, expand and exterminate) would be trying to gain control of various locales for resources to use against the opposite team, sort of an RPG/Space Board Game mix. The basic plotline would be as follows:
It is the 31st century. Early in the 21st century on Earth it was determined that men were to blame for poor condition of the world. Slowly but surely over time, women came to displace men in positions of power. Eventually laws were passed banning men from world leadership, then from education and eventually all rights were stripped from them altogether. Now, they are used for menial/manual labor, entertainment, pleasure and of course, bodies to fill armies. Earth flourished, space exploration ensued and the women of earth came to colonize the stars.
Still, women found it may not just have been men who had lust for power. As the human race, now led by women, expanded outward from Earth, some of the more ambitious became harder and harder for the Earth government, unified in the 26th century, to control. Soon outright fighting between Earth and her colonies started taking place. A most ambitious woman named Amanda Starr led an outright revolution against Earth. She was not a kind person, however. Fed up with Earth's huge bureaucracy and laws, laced with outdated concepts of morality (not to mention heavy taxation) she forged a rebel totalitarian movement with her as supreme leader. She and the movement was quickly defeated, not wanting to seem cruel or create a martyr, Amanda Starr was exiled with her closest followers to the depths of space and banned from returning to Earth.
Though the Starr Rebellion was found distasteful to many, the urge for freedeom against Earth and the control of their own destinies was fueled by this incident. Soon, many of the furtherest colonies from Earth declared independance, forming a loose alliance of defense named the Free Planets Alliance. The FPA also did something unthinkable back on Earth. They gave rights back to men and once again men and women were working, playing, loving and fighting side by side. Earth sent out more fleets to put down the FPA but found them a more cunning and thoughtful foe, using 'terroist' tactics to keep Earth at bay. The conflict between the FPA and Earth lasted centuries, switching between 'hot' and 'cold' wars every few decades. The FPA made many gains and ultimately transformed Earth into a more militaristic culture and government as this new order began to push back the FPA.
Earth's past would come to haunt them. Amanda Starr and her rebels had survived in the depths of space and reappeared in the 29th century commanding new and powerful technology. They were the Starr Empire now, small in number but strong. It seems they had discovered an ancient ship relic floating in space that once belonged to a race of creatures called only the Progeny. It took many years for the descendants of Amanda Starr to crack the Progeny's technology. When they did they came to the realization that the Progeny originated from the area of space around Earth and that much more lies to be discovered there. What exactly became of the Progeny is unknown but many discoveries of Progeny archeological sites found alien terrors and monsters infesting these sites.
The Starr Empire launched a surprised attack against both the FPA and Earth. Once the origins of the Starr Empire's technology was discovered, a frantic race began to find more. A significant portion of FPA and Earth worlds fell or joined the Starr Empire before they could turn back the tide. The FPA and Earth first declared a truce, then an alliance against the Starr Empire. The two sides fought to a standstill before a final, uneasy peace could be delcared. Though the FPA and Earth are still allied, years of conflict left them untrusting. Now the race for Progeny continues, each side hoping to gain an advantage over the other.
Into this situation, you arrive. Part of an advanced scout team you are sent to an unexplored section of galaxy. The area, consisting of several star systems, is thought to be ripe with the remains of Progeny worlds. The stalemate back home has left you with only limited resources to start with and you know nearby explorers from your enemies have come. Can you tame this area for the glory of your people?