Every Sci-Fi star map


#1

Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2017/04/17/every-sci-fi-star-map.html


#2

Didn’t take me long to call BS on the trope of a whole planet devoted to one topic (or biome).
#butwhofixestheroads?


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#4

Roads? Where we’re going, we don’t need roads.


#5

A true Klingon warrior will fight any pothole and will either come back with his spade or his body will be carried on it!


#6

What about the obligatory “planet with a doorway that even the ancient gods are afraid to enter”? Like B5’s Thirdspace or Iain M. Banks’ Excession.


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#8

And asphalt. Don’t forget asphalt.


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#10

I think things like this should come with full references so you can look up all the stories about space elves and read them.


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#13

This would be an ideal RPG map.


#14

It already is.


#15

I’m aware. But Traveller never took it so far.

Edit -> BTW, FASA stated as a Traveller content creation company. A friend back in the day had several FASA Traveller modules, including the 1st bits of what became Battletech/Mechwarrior.


#16

But where is the shrimp world?


#17

What I love most about this map is the elegant answer to “how come the Vaguely Benign Human-led Democracy is next door to everything?”


#18

Answer: Not at all politically motivated space gerrymandering!


#19

Traveller’s got that covered:

http://wiki.travellerrpg.com/Githiaskio


#20

No Cowboy Planet?

I sincerely doubt your commitment to space tropes