Submitter: Arktanis Darkfeather
Description: Experts say we once were millions and had a galactic empire that spread across various galaxies... I think they are stupid and should STFU. There are more important matters than if we had a super powerful empire.
We live in the ruins of what once were crowded cities, be it on land or sea. We live in constant running from those not human or variant... Speaking of variants, why the fuck do we call them like that? They are not human and certainly not a mutation of us, just look at them.
Back to what I was saying, we live on the run. We are persecuted by silicons, bots and even some psychic nut-job. I tell you, those bastards are one hell of a problem.
What do we do? I don't know... survive maybe? Some devote their lives to try and regain the lost technology, some to the hoarding of those long lost artefacts. You know what? Those nutters can doom themselves in their stupid searches, it's not my problem, I'm not their boss nor their servant.
Society based entirely upon individual autonomy; no overarching social structures with any coercive power. "I'm not telling you anything, man!"
The society has just gone through a sudden destructive shock. Ex: The Great Depression, Russia after Cold War
Gunpowder, printing press, fully-rigged ships, hot air balloons, black-powder musket, cannon, sailing warship
Renaissance/Colonial (TL 4)
Contragravity, gravity compensators, personal force screens, flight belts, full panimmunity, regeneration, radical genetic transformation of living creatures
Coexisting with: Intergalactic (TL 12)
Exotic locations, foreign peoples, strange creatures, unknown histories
Endangered characters facing overwhelming circumstances
Psionics are an outgrowth of the structure of the universe, and transcend the human form. Psychic powers tend to be affected by energetic phenomenon, spacetime warps, etc.
Psionics are a result of massive brain disfunction, and lead to mental illness or other permanent side-effects.
All people are psychic, though only a few are powerful enough to use it consciously or to great effect. Psychics may seem strange to most people, and high-powered attacks may affect bystanders.
Along With: Universal
Certain substances enhance psychic powers or are psychically sensitive or active. This can range from drugs to telekinetically malleable minerals.
Spice: Catalyst Substances
Psychic powers can enhance or alter each other's effects. This can range from telepathic gestalts to direct contests of telekinetic force.
And: Interactive Psi