A handful of children explore the crumbling, deserted ruins of a world torn asunder by conflict.
Returning to an evacuated orbiting O’Neill colony after the “hot” war finally cools, it’s original inhabitants find it overgrown… …and overrun?
Would-be diplomats from space recount their escape from the doomed planet below, and the sacrifices of the people that helped them return home.
In an ash-smothered nightmare world, those preparing to survive on other planets have the best chance of saving this one.
The definition of colony
Whittier, Alaska – a town in a single building
– John’s pitch
Anime – Girls’s Last Tour
– Craig’s Pitch
TV – Lost
“Interestingly, the exhaust turned out to be not particularly radioactive. In fact, chemical poisoning from erosion in the exhaust of the beryllium oxide ceramic used would have been about as toxic as the radiation. Of course, the exhaust didn’t need to be particularly dangerous, since the vehicle had an essentially unshielded half-Gigawatt reactor as the power source. The flight plan was to launch with solid rocket boosters to ramjet speed then start the reactor to climb and accelerate to cruise conditions. It would move to a Go/No Go position and wait to be sent into battle, or to the bottom of the deep ocean. If it did go on the attack, as SLAM approached the enemy’s border it would dive to barely above treetop height to avoid radar, while flying to its targets at about Mach 3. The sonic boom alone would have pulped most living things under its path, while the radiation and heat from the reactor would sterilize everything.”
Video Game – Kerbal Space Program
– Ben’s Pitch
VG – Battletech
Scott Manley’s Battletech LP
The Ship of Theseus or Theseus’s Paradox
Novel – Ben Bova’s Grand Tour series – featuring Moonrise and Moonwar
– Craig’s Second Pitch
HI-SEAS (Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation) -NASA’s 8 month simulated mission on Mauna Loa volcano in Hawaii
RPG Kickstarter – Journey Away
RPG – 10 Candles
– General rambling
RPG – QUAGS
Podcast – The Gutter Skypes – search the page for “Session 136” or “Funky”
RPG – Red Markets
VG – Monkey Island series
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