So, since Distant Worlds is A) awesome B) has a good high level somewhat indirect control structure to begin with and C) lets you rename just about everything… I thought it might be fun to do a QT3 “interactive” AAR along the lines of the QT3 X-Com game (http://www.quartertothree.com/game-talk/showthread.php?t=32835).
Post if you want to join in the game and I’ll do my best to run your little corner of the universe according to whatever personality / general objectives you set. QT3 folks can play as:
Ship Captains (military or explorers)
If we actually get developed and there’s interest I’d be happy to make someone in charge of our diplomatic stance or as a fleet admiral. Our little Empire is small but I’m sure will soon grow (barring my incompetence at playing the game)!
I’ve set up a game and run the first 2 months – details in next post(s).
Our Cast of Characters:
TomChick - An uptight system governor: overly taxxy, fiscally stingy, socially repressive, the type to have to put down recurring rebellions. Governor of our 1st new colony system at Deluxina, founder of Chick Station.
Raife - “They must work efficiently, but give them their bread and circuses.” Governor of Sondare, founder of Haven.
Mind Elemental - “I find my colony made of brick, and I leave it made of marble.” Governor of Faliin, founder of Fourecks.
Kirian - aka Kirian Scurana aka "Big Bear’. Prone to over-liberal social policies. Ppredilection to reward guts over standard fiscal practice. Governor of Zhar, founder of Owl’s Patience.
RepoMan - “Anything that increases population growth I am in favor of.” Governor of Xu.
Alan Au - Defense-minded and a big believer in colonial self-sufficiency, for when the metal ones decide to come for you, and they will. Governor of Kaamas.
Willk0 - Captain of the destroyer “Valkyrie”, fighting pirates. Veteran of the battles of Nabuu. Medal earned in battle of Zhar. Joined the 1st Fleet.
Sinfony - Captain of the “Pulseczar”, our first explorer-class vessel. Last reported in from the Pantulumen system. Discovered the Deluxina and Sondare systems.
Brandon Clements - Captain of the destroyer “Stringer Bell”. Joined the 1st Fleet. Medal earned in the battle of Zhar.
Djscman - Captain of the destroyer “Infrangible”. Veteran of the battle of Nabuu. Joined the 1st Fleet.
Dreamshadow - Captain of the exploration vessel “El Santo”. Discovered the home base of the notorious Lone Rock Gang and the Sinister Claw Ravagers. Beyond the Jirejadur Drift.
Chaplain - Captain of the frigate Intolerance, engaging pirates in the Nabuu system. Veteran of the battle of Nabuu.
Schurem - Captain of the destroyer “Red October”, assigned to guard our colony in Delunixa.
Zak Gordon - Captain of an explorer doing survey work in nearby mining systems. Square-jawed, thinks with pants not brain, all round dumb jock type with an eye for the alien ladies! On a long-range exploration mission.
Kieron Gillen - Captain of an explorer, exploring. EXPLORING THE UNDERGARMENTS OF ALIENS. aka Kieron “Fucking” Gillen. Headed to an unknown star.
Smoothie - Captain of a frigate, patrolling the far reaches of the empires.
McKnight - Captain of the destroyer “Excalibur”. Joined the 1st Fleet.
JM - Captain of a frigate, patrolling the far reaches of the empires.
Larinson - Captain of a destroyer. A ruthlessly aggressive military man, not afraid to throw his men to their deaths if it means glory to the Empire. Joined the 1st Fleet.
Drake113 - Captain of a destroyer. Joined the 1st Fleet.
Lee Johnson - Captain of a dilapidated scow, the “Morning Glory”.
Dave Markell - Captain of the destroyer “Red Shirt”. aka Dave “Daring” Markell. minimally competent but insanely (suicidally?) brave commander awaiting a chance to send his loyal crew to their cold, unmourned deaths in deep space. Fighting pirates in Nabuu. Out of favor with the central government.
Sebmojo - Captain of a destroyer. Dreadnaught captain, half cut on whiskey and dandling a Venusian fancy lady on his knee as he sends his lads off to die! Patrolling the empire.
Demorve - Building mining installations near Haven. “Remember fellas all good navies need their supply sarges.”
Brian Rubin - Captain of an explorer. Surveying mining systems.
russellmz - Captain of a resupply ship, supporting the 1st Fleet. “Remember, it’s “ships leave the combat zone and head to me”, not “i head to the combat zone.””
Sir Digby - Captain of an explorer, heading out for parts unknown beyond the Jirejadur Rift.
Sarkus - Captain of the prototype Chicago II class destroyer, the “Sarkus Imperium”.
Demon G-Sides - Secret agent, code name “G-Man”. Infiltrating Wekkarus Sovreignty.
Calistas - Secret agent, waging a secret campaign to rename one of our colonies “Chogglepants” (shudder). Counterintelligence operative.
Tyjenks - Aspiring secret agent. aka Ty Slate. Code name “Lead Grub”. An honorable saboteur who aggressively seeks destruction, but only of those races that are perceived to be truly malevolent.
Matt Bowyer - Aspiring secret agent. code name “Kid Socrates”.
Delta - Aspiring secret agent. Unsure as to whether or not it’s cooler to be the suave Sean Connery spy type or the brutal Jason Bourne espionage type so veers wildly between the two.
Therlun - Chief researcher at Therlun Station, orbiting IB717. “A quiet spot away from ship battles, determining the technological future of the empire sounds nice enough.”
Mightynute - Emissary of HELL YEAH! and Face-Punchin’! Two-fisted diplomacy!
Quarterville - our glorious homeworld
Chick Station - our first expansion system colony, founded in 2755.
Haven - our second (and farthest) colony, founded in 2755.
Fourecks - third system colonized, founded in 2756.
2756: Pirate base of the Lone Rock Gang destroyed.
2757: Pirate base of the Sinister Claw Ravagers destroyed.