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Space Station floorplans

Postby Paladin » Mon Jul 20, 2009 6:03 pm

I'm going to be running a couple of gaming sessions in a large, research space station next month. Anyone have any recommendations on pre-existing floor plans or "overview" blueprints/schematics that might fit the bill to save me a bit of work. I'd like multiple levels/regions, but nothing death star size. :)
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Postby Greg Smith » Mon Jul 20, 2009 6:36 pm

Mongoose's B5 deckplans were ok, but small if you want figures on the map.

Holistic Design do a set of station plans. http://www.holistic-design.com/NA/Deckplans.htm#Cirrus Their plans were scaled for 25mm figures.
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Postby Infojunky » Mon Jul 20, 2009 7:56 pm

Skeletonkey Games has made some nice quasi Geomorphic plans.
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Postby GypsyComet » Mon Jul 20, 2009 9:07 pm

You can also do what GDW did years ago and use some of the decks of the Lightning class cruiser. The MGT book "Fighting Ships" even allows you to do this with other ships. Borrow a slice of the Tigress, for example.

For smaller stations, gut the engine section out of the Broadsword, the old version of the P.F.Sloan, or "The Rock", the little ship from "Expedition to Zhodane".
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Postby nezeray » Mon Jul 20, 2009 10:38 pm

A classic D&D module that I love, not complete deck plans, but also alien enough to work: Expedition to the Barrier Peaks (1st edition D&D). Also has tons of pictures, color and bw.

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Postby Dave Chase » Tue Jul 21, 2009 1:12 am

For some quick maps

google (or some search engine) maps and floorplans for

Mall
Strip malls
homes (houses, manisons, libraries, musemums)
stores
parks (recreation and zoo's)
Hotels, motels, hostels (for rooms and staying places)

Some of these will give you floor plans, some in color some with shelves and items and some with just store names or types.

You can cobble these together to make up shopping areas(malls)
Small stores for those odd corners
and different living spaces.

You don't have to map out the entire station this way, but could sketch were the things are and then have the places in some detail.

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Postby Valarian » Tue Jul 21, 2009 5:40 am

There's a space station in the Future Armada range available on DriveThruRPG: http://rpg.drivethrustuff.com/product_i ... 20379&it=1

and another one:
http://rpg.drivethrustuff.com/product_i ... 27932&it=1
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Postby Sturn » Tue Jul 21, 2009 11:31 am

Revelation Station will cost you $7.50, but I purchased it long ago and was happy with what I got.

It's not a research station, more of a small high port, but it wouldn't take much tweaking to make it fit your needs. Includes 25mm plans of important areas.
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Postby andrew boulton » Tue Jul 21, 2009 12:40 pm

Sturn wrote:Revelation Station will cost you $7.50, but I purchased it long ago and was happy with what I got.
I'm glad someone mentioned that one... :)
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Postby daryen » Tue Jul 21, 2009 1:20 pm

Or, you can get the CT Reprints: The Apocrypha I CDROM from Far Future Enterprises. That volume contains all of the Adventure Class Ships products made by FASA way back in the day. I know they have at least one small base included in there ...
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Postby GypsyComet » Tue Jul 21, 2009 2:59 pm

daryen wrote:Or, you can get the CT Reprints: The Apocrypha I CDROM from Far Future Enterprises. That volume contains all of the Adventure Class Ships products made by FASA way back in the day. I know they have at least one small base included in there ...
VERY small, and not an easily stackable design.

A more obscure source for plans to help it would be the starships book for the 2nd edition of Albedo RPG. Lots of stacked cylinders of various diameters and purposes.

Along the same lines is the old Judges Guild module for Traveller, "The Doom of the Singing Star". A stacked cylinder ship nearly the size of the AHL but configured as a liner, complete with shopping and other open public areas.
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Postby Paladin » Tue Jul 21, 2009 6:39 pm

After looking at the previews of the misc suggestions I went with this one. It's a phenomenally good product for the price. Very well laid out and explained. The detail of the entire floorplan is EXCELLENT. Easily one of the best looking floor plan products I've purchased.

The only suggestion I've seen so far would be a print list of how many of each page to print to have the full station as it's outlined.

Thank you very much for the suggestion Valarian!
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Postby lucasdigital » Wed Jul 22, 2009 12:06 pm

Paladin wrote:
After looking at the previews of the misc suggestions I went with this one. It's a phenomenally good product for the price. Very well laid out and explained. The detail of the entire floorplan is EXCELLENT. Easily one of the best looking floor plan products I've purchased.

The only suggestion I've seen so far would be a print list of how many of each page to print to have the full station as it's outlined.

Thank you very much for the suggestion Valarian!
That's very slick indeed!

I did an experimental gas mining station, to be used as part of a homage to the first Traveller adventure I played, called "Sky Rig".

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Postby Golan2072 » Wed Jul 22, 2009 12:39 pm

WOW! That rig is simply breathtaking!
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Postby Valarian » Wed Jul 22, 2009 12:54 pm

Paladin wrote:After looking at the previews of the misc suggestions I went with this one. It's a phenomenally good product for the price. Very well laid out and explained. The detail of the entire floorplan is EXCELLENT. Easily one of the best looking floor plan products I've purchased.
Glad the suggestion satisfied your need. I like the Future Armada range for the quality of the deckplans, even if some of the ship designs are a little too recognisable.
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Postby Paladin » Wed Jul 22, 2009 5:41 pm

lucasdigital - nicely done. Do you have a list that matches the room #s as well? Planning to do it as a PDF or just gold old fashioned fan work.
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Postby lucasdigital » Fri Jul 24, 2009 3:40 pm

Paladin wrote:lucasdigital - nicely done. Do you have a list that matches the room #s as well? Planning to do it as a PDF or just gold old fashioned fan work.
Hi Paladin, and thanks.

I was planning on doing "The skyrig incicent" as a OGL adventure. Alas, I got bogged down on the adventure and moved on, leaving only rough notes on the layout.

I could only find these few details to support the plans:

Deck 1 - Command

1. Operations
2. Meeting Room
3. Administrators Office
4. Secretarial Office
5. Prospecting Lab
6. Meteo Lab
7. Med Lab
8. ITU
9. Store room

Deck 2 - Accommodation Deck 1


10 - 16. Standard, single occupancy stateroom
17. The administrator's stateroom
18 - 40. Standard, single occupancy stateroom

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