Adventure Idea - The World... in space!

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phavoc
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Adventure Idea - The World... in space!

Postby phavoc » Tue May 09, 2017 2:35 am

Everything sounds better .... in space! (tah-dah!). In this case it's a potential adventure idea. A large luxury liner filled with rich patrons, nobles, industrial barons that jumps between star systems, taking it's very wealthy clientele on sightseeing across a quadrant. And it's based on a very real ship called The World. It's a floating condo building that sits in some of the nicer ports around the world and sails to places like Madagascar, the arctic, etc - all based on votes by the ships condo owners.

A larger version, this one with hotel rooms, is being built. Which just increases the possibilities for adventures that don't involve shooting. Now you can have your PC's create fake persona's & waltz in the main airlock. Or maybe they get on as crew. From hacking the cleaning 'bots to steal industrial secrets to vacuuming up some really nice jewels, you are limited only by your creativity.

You can find the full article here - http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/08/travel/th ... index.html
Sinanju
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Re: Adventure Idea - The World... in space!

Postby Sinanju » Tue May 09, 2017 7:13 pm

I've seen The World, up close and in person. It was docked in Portland, Oregon for a week a few years ago. It was unbelievably huge. I still don't really understand how it got past the several drawbridges on the Willamette--it's that big.

Yeah, the space-going version of that would make a good setting for some nifty Traveller adventures.
Condottiere
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Re: Adventure Idea - The World... in space!

Postby Condottiere » Tue May 09, 2017 11:38 pm

If it's large enough to get lost in, stowaway onboard.
xnet445
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Re: Adventure Idea - The World... in space!

Postby xnet445 » Wed May 10, 2017 12:37 am

Fhloston Paradise, anyone?
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Re: Adventure Idea - The World... in space!

Postby paltrysum » Fri May 12, 2017 8:34 pm

Hmm. I wonder what kind of iceberg a star-faring liner might hit?
"Spacers lead a sedentary life. They live at home, and their home is always with them—their starship, and so is their country—the depths of space."
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Re: Adventure Idea - The World... in space!

Postby Condottiere » Fri May 12, 2017 9:53 pm

Or, instead of a nickel iron rock, use a block of ice.

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