We all know how this works. We've seen it all a million times in a million different settings in a million different shows and movies. You have the federation, the paragons of human justice that fight for the expansion and prosparity of the universes newest- and greatest- potential superpower. You have the war-hungery alien empire who sees the human's budding expansion as nothing more then something new to crush under their feet. You have the wise and benevolant ancient race who have been fighting with the other empire for ages, seeing humanity as a race to guide and protect, thinking they can be the gambit they have needed to win the war. You have the pirates and the outlaws who see the endless expanse of space as an opprotunity to cause carnage and make money, no matter who they have to kill. You have the independent rogues who look at the freedom and opprotunity of the void and those beyond it without prejiduce or bias, simply wishing to have fun and exercise their freedom. We all know the drill. So let me just do this for all of you and give a list of inspirations for this idea. -Space Pirate Harlock -Elite: Dangerous -Star Craft 2 -Cowboy Beebop -Mad Max Now, I know what you might be thinking. One, "ONE OF THESE THINGS IS NOT LIKE THE OTHER! ONE OF THESE THINGS JUST DOESN'T BELOOOONG!" Yes, Mad Max is a nuclear holocaust driving hell, while all the others are all about space and space related things. However, this universe is not exactly cut and dry. I want a common occurance of this world to be an invading force of single-person fighter pilots leaping out of their ships with plasma cutters, a jetpack, and a gun to go kill a bunch of other single-person fighters while their carrier commanders duke it out in classic ship-on-ship combat. Of course, this will have to be ballanced out a bit, but that's why this is in interest check/RP plotting, and will remain so for a while. Because I haven't thought of this very long before I tossed this up here. But that's okay! I want all of us to build this universe together, before we go and kamikaze ourselves through it. This universe is as much mine as it is yours. However, there are things I have thought of! While there isn't really a plot, I want people to experience the lives of someone just trying to have some fun and make ends meet in a universe at war with itself. Sounds dark. It sort of is. I want to channel psychopathic fun into this universe. I want to have the darkness parallel the insane fun that we all are here to have. Also, as mentioned earlier, I want leaping out of spaceships onto other spaceships to fight the spaceships with a gun to be a thing. No quarter. No room for argument. This is a viable option that most likely means that the ships have bad mobility, or something. And so, I leave this open to discussion, should discussion come. I look forward to the madness I hope to will come soon.