Back when Hero Games was between their first and second edition rules, and long before there was Star Hero(www.herogames.com), I was running my first science fiction campaign using the Hero Games character creation, and some of the starfaring rules from Traveller, adapted for use in the champions rule set. I even started a story loosely based on their adventures.
| The year is 2212
There is no "one world" government yet. Most of the earth is divided up into republics and empires governed by mega corporations and despots, but the Colonial Congress of Interstellar Worlds, and the Space Board of Interstellar Law do hold some sway. The map of earth is divided in such a way as to be unrecognizable today.
The North American continent is divided into the Alaskan/Yukon Free Territories, the Quebec/Winnipeg Republic, the California Confederacy, the Chicago Imperium, the Lone Star Republic, the Montezuma Central American Syndicate, and the Union Alliance of Eastern Free states.
South America is controlled by the LeCabra Cartel, the Cortez Imperium and the Brazilian Economic League.
Europe is divided into the Greater British Isles, the Union of Eastern European Nations, and the European Economic Union.
Asia consists of the Great Russia, the Peoples Imperium of China, the Japanese Empire, the Prussian/Indian Confederacy, the Canton/Manchuria Protectorate, the Scandali Nations, the Free Arab Nations, and the Israeli Protectorate.
The African continent consists of the Kenya Orbital Union, and the Afrika United Free Nations.
Australia and the south islands now form the ANZAC Free Territories
Travel from place to place on earth is achieved by 3 means: Anti-grav Passenger Vehicle (APV), Super Ballistic Transport (SB), or Maglev Travel Tube (TUBES).
Maglev Tubes are the most common means of travel. The primary tubes are:
Mombassa/ Nairobi Line
Salt Lake/Omaha/Gary Line
San Diego/ Dallas/ Vicksburg/ Atlanta Line
Vegas/ Phoenix/Dallas Line
St. Louis/ Omaha/ Winnipeg Line
Vancouver/ San Diego Line
Hong Kong/Sri Lanka/Moscow Line
Travel between continents is usually done by SB aerospace transport. Local area travel is handled by APV.
Using the Hero Games character creation process:
o AP (artificial person/genetically engineered
o Self-Aware Robots:
o Self-Aware Androids:
o GA (Genetic Artifact/Living Artifact):
o Cyborgs: (cybernetic Organism):
o Psionic Humans:
o Other Aliens:
| Capt. McNeil:
Augustus McNeil (Gus) is an asteroid miner and captain of the group's merchant vessel. He was maimed in a mining accident and now has bionic legs and a bionic arm.
|DAR (Data Acquisition Robot):
DAR is a sentient robot left over from an earlier space faring race.
Serena is an AP (artificial person). She was genetically engineered to be a courier and spy for one of Earth's major corporations. She now works freelance.
Jade was a Psionic Healer who started out with the crew but died early on in the campain.
"Fred" is a predator (as in the "Predator" movies). The other characters in the game saved Fred from suffocation when his life support device failed. In return he joined the crew as the security and black ops agent.