PROJECT Worldbuilding Templates Project: Space Stations

Discussion in 'CREATING WORLDS & SETTINGS' started by Minibit, Mar 3, 2015.

  1. Space stations! Awesome structures floating in space; they don't usually move, but are not exclusively immobile. They serve as halfway points, pitstops, cities, and home bases of space, and these Templates are here to help you design your own!

    As per use', this template comes in three sizes for your convenience! Mini, for your bare-bones basics, Medium for a few more details to build an image in people heads, and Ultra if you really wanna get grilled on it!

    Mini (open)

    Name:
    Purpose: (Intergalactic gas station? Resort? City? Supply station?)
    Location: (Where in space is this station?)
    General shape: (streamlined? bulky? Square? shaped like a monkey's face? How many decks?)
    Maximum population:
    Docking capablities:
    (can ships dock in this station? How many at a time?)

    Code:
    [b]Name:[/b]
    [b]Purpose:[/b]
    [b]Location:[/b]
    [b]General shape:[/b]
    [b]Maximum population:[/b]
    [b]Docking capablities:[/b]
    


    Medium (open)

    Name:
    Purpose: (Intergalactic gas station? Resort? City? Supply station?)
    Location: (Where in space is this station?)
    Foundation: (is the station floating in space, or built from a planet, asteroid, or other kind of mass? Does it orbit anything?)
    Age: (how old is this station?)
    Allegiance: (What planet, race, country, or other affiliation is this station associated with?)
    Ownership: (What persons or companies claim ownership to this station?)
    General shape: (streamlined? bulky? Square? shaped like a monkey's face?)
    How many decks: (how many layers/levels does this station have?
    Deck purposes: (Does each deck have a theme, purpose, or other distinction?)
    Maximum population:
    Mobility: (can the station move?)
    Weapons: (Is this station equipped with offensive weapons such as missiles?)
    Defences: (is this station equipped with defensive capabilities such as shields?)
    Docking capablities: (can ships dock in this station? How many at a time?)
    Ship traffic: (How much coming and going of ships is typical at this station?)
    Person Traffic: (How much coming and going is typical at this station?)
    Residential: (can people live here for long periods of time?)
    Services/stores: (what servies are available for food, shopping, recreation, etc.)
    Power supply: (What fuels this station?)
    Power mechanism: (what kind of engine distributes the power?)
    How many engines:
    Outer appearance: (what materials make up the outer hull of the station? What colours and markings are present?)
    Inner appearance: (what kind of styles, colours, decorations, and atmospheres generate the overall inside look of the station?)
    Code:
    [b]Name:[/b]
    [b]Purpose:[/b]
    [b]Location:[/b]
    [b]Foundation:[/b]
    [b]Age:[/b]
    [b]Allegiance:[/b]
    [b]Ownership:[/b]
    [b]General shape:[/b]
    [b]How many decks:[/b]
    [b]Deck purposes:[/b]
    [b]Maximum population:[/b]
    [b]Mobility:[/b]
    [b]Weapons:[/b]
    [b]Defences:[/b]
    [b]Docking capablities:[/b]
    [b]Ship traffic:[/b]
    [b]Person Traffic:[/b]
    [b]Residential:[/b]
    [b]Services/stores: [/b]
    [b]Power supply:[/b]
    [b]Power mechanism:[/b]
    [b]How many engines:[/b]
    [b]Outer appearance:[/b]
    [b]Inner appearance:[/b]
    


    Ultra (open)

    Name:
    Name Significance: (is there a special meaning in this station's name?)
    Purpose: (Intergalactic gas station? Resort? City? Supply station?)
    Fame: (is this place famous? Infamous? Ordinary?)
    Location: (Where in space is this station?)
    Location reasoning: (why this location?)
    Foundation: (is the station floating in space, or built from a planet, asteroid, or other kind of mass?)
    Orbit: (if unattached, does the station orbit any celestial body, or remain at a fixed point?)
    Age: (how old is this station?)
    Construction process: (How was this station assembled in space?)
    Builder: (Who built this station?)
    Technology level: (has it been kept up to date? Is it getting a bit dated?)
    Difficulty: (are the workings of this station difficult or complicated, or could any home mechanic take care of it?)
    Construction date: (When was construction finished?)
    Allegiance: (What planet, race, country, or other affiliation is this station associated with?)
    Ownership: (What persons or companies claim ownership to this station?)
    Sponsorship: (Is the operation of this station sponsored by any persons or companies?)
    Sponsorship recompense: (What exposure or returns do the sponsors get from their sponsorship?)
    Total height:
    Total width:
    General shape: (streamlined? bulky? Square? shaped like a monkey's face?)
    How many decks: (how many layers/levels does this station have?
    Deck purposes: (Does each deck have a theme, purpose, or other distinction?)
    Maximum population:
    Minimum crew: (what is the minimum number of people necessary to keep the station operational?)
    Population: (How many persons currently are on the ship)
    Population heritages: (What kind of people live and work on this station?)
    Station jobs: (what crew jobs are necessary to keep the station operational?)
    Mobility: (can the station move?)
    Mobility speed: (if it can move, how quickly?)
    Weapons: (Is this station equipped with offensive weapons such as missiles?)
    Defences: (is this station equipped with defensive capabilities such as shields?)
    Docking capabilities: (can ships dock in this station? How many at a time?)
    Storage capacity: (how much cargo/supplies can it store?)
    Customs/Security: (Is there any screening of persons and items that go to and from the station?)
    Accessibility: (is this space station friendly to the wheelchair bound, those of non-humanoid anatomy, etc?)
    Ship traffic: (How much coming and going of ships is typical at this station?)
    Person Traffic: (How much coming and going is typical at this station?)
    Communications: (How, if at all, does this station communicate with other ships/stations/planets?)
    Language: (Does this station have an official language or languages?)
    Residential: (can people live here for long periods of time?)
    Recreation: (sports facilities, etc)
    Services/stores: (food, clothes, etc.)
    Food services: (Does the station bring in foodstuffs, or grow/generate it on board?)
    Emergency Services: (What ES are available? Fire? Hospital? Police?
    Security: (what kinds of security personnel are available? Are they armed?)
    Penalization: (Is there a brig/jail?)
    Law: (How does this station deal with the law when it comes to visitors from other areas? Does the station have an independent law?)
    Sanitation: (how is waste disposed of? What services keep the area non-toxic?)
    Atmospheric capabilities: (What kinds atmospheres does the ship maintain; can the atmospheres be changed in places like the docking bay?)
    Life support: (what keeps the atmosphere safe for the stations occupants?)
    Gravity: (is there gravity on this space station? How is it regulated?)
    Power supply: (What fuels this station?)
    Refuelling: (if the power source is deletable, how does the station 'refill'?)
    Power mechanism: (what kind of engine distributes the power?)
    Power Mechanism workings: (How do these engines work?)
    How many engines:
    Manual/Automatic: (how much of this station must be run manually, and how much is done automatically?
    AI capabilities: (What, if any, manner of artificial intelligence is on this ship?)
    Markings: (any logos, insignias, or symbols on the outside?)
    Writings: (Is anything written on the outside?)
    Outside colour:
    Hull materials: (what is the outermost layer of the station made of?)
    Inner materials: (What are the inner structures of the station made of?)
    Inner impressions: (does the station have a kind of a homey feel, or is it all business? Militaristic?)
    Colouring: (What are the colours on the Inside?)
    [/b]

    Code:
    [b]Name:[/b]
    [b]Name Significance:[/b]
    [b]Purpose: [/b]
    [b]Fame: [/b]
    [b]Location:[/b] 
    [b]Location reasoning:[/b] 
    [b]Foundation:[/b] 
    [b]Orbit: [/b]
    [b]Age:[/b]
    [b]Construction process:[/b]
    [b]Builder:[/b]
    [b]Technology level:[/b] 
    [b]Difficulty:[/b] 
    [b]Construction date:[/b] 
    [b]Allegiance: [/b]
    [b]Ownership: [/b]
    [b]Sponsorship:[/b]
    [b]Sponsorship recompense: [/b]
    [b]Total height:[/b]
    [b]Total width:[/b]
    [b]General shape: [/b]
    [b]How many decks: [/b]
    [b]Deck purposes:[/b] 
    [b]Maximum population:[/b]
    [b]Minimum crew: [/b]
    [b]Population: [/b]
    [b]Population heritages:[/b]
    [b]Station jobs: [/b]
    [b]Mobility: [/b]
    [b]Mobility speed:[/b] 
    [b]Weapons: [/b]
    [b]Defences: [/b]
    [b]Docking capabilities: [/b]
    [b]Storage capacity: [/b]
    [b]Customs/Security: [/b]
    [b]Accessibility:[/b]
    [b]Ship traffic: [/b]
    [b]Person Traffic:[/b]
    [b]Communications:[/b]
    [b]Language:[/b]
    [b]Residential:[/b]
    [b]Recreation:[/b]
    [b]Services/stores:[/b]
    [b]Food services:[/b]
    [b]Emergency Services:[/b]
    [b]Security:[/b]
    [b]Penalization:[/b]
    [b]Law:[/b] 
    [b]Sanitation:[/b] 
    [b]Atmospheric capabilities:[/b]
    [b]Life support:[/b] 
    [b]Gravity:[/b]
    [b]Power supply:[/b] 
    [b]Refuelling:[/b] 
    [b]Power mechanism:[/b] 
    [b]Power Mechanism workings:[/b] 
    [b]How many engines:[/b]
    [b]Manual/Automatic:[/b]
    [b]AI capabilities:[/b] 
    [b]Markings:[/b]
    [b]Writings:[/b]
    [b]Outside colour:[/b]
    [b]Hull materials:[/b]
    [b]Inner materials:[/b] 
    [b]Inner impressions:
    Colouring:[/b]
    
     
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  2. Wow this template gets detailed fast when you step up these levels, nice work!