Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Random Planet Table

Roll 2d10 and 1d4. Planet's level is the first d10 plus the d4. Results are assumed to be Telluric planets. Feel free to spice up systems with giant planets, asteroid belts and dwarf planets.
  1. Barren planet. Truly untouched planets are rare in this day and age. The coordinates of such a planet will fetch a good price from the right buyer, such as an organization looking to start a new colony project, or a hidden outpost.
  2. Tube forest. Covered in lumpy fungal growths that grow from spores that cling to spaceship hulls. The presence of tube forests is a good indicator of space travel. Infamously populated by cryptids, creatures that closely resemble popular urban legends. Most sapients find the air quality farty, but breathable.
1
Tiny little refueling station, visitors need the right clearance.
2
Small facilities across the planet, many home to clandestine activities.
3
One big spaceport. Home to many interesting people.
4
Numerous cities; all manner of space based industry.

  1. Gnomic planet . Level 1-4. Colonized by self-replicating robots. Much of the surface is covered by solar panels. Named after the nearly mythic Gnome Civilization that existed after the time of the bastards. The Gnomes built their automatic servants to last. Many Gnomic planets still participate in an automated trade network created by the now vanished Gnomes.
1
Planet completely covered in solar panels and little else beside a few mines and robot factories.
2
Large mining and construction facilities abound.
3
Sophisticated production chain making delicate and advanced products.
4
Sapient minder robots oversee operations. Planet is a hive of activity.

  1. Ruin planet. The remains of a dead civilization. Prized by scavengers.
1
Carbonized junk. Almost nothing remains. 1 in 10 chance that the planet is currently experiencing the rain of fish, a rare phenomenon where small animals fall from the sky and repopulate the world.
2
Ancient overgrown buildings.
3
Recent, fairly intact ruins, ripe for the plundering
4
Palimpsest, ruins on top of even older ruins. Advanced and weird.

  1. Wild planet. Covered in non-sapient life. Multiple biomes with a wide diversity of lifeforms. Despoiling these planets is illegal in most polities, but criminals do illegal things all the time.
1
Ecosystem created by automatic Tera former. Fauna kind of dopey
2
Average healthy biosphere.
3
Fantastic biodiversity. Many unusual and interesting organisms.
4
Dentata planet. Numerous hostile flora and fauna.

  1. Inhabited by non-spacefaring civilization. While they might have primitive spaceships and satellites, they lack any form of ftl. First contact is big business.
1
Neolithic. Stone tools and agriculture. 
2
Medieval. Metal working and  nation states.
3
Industrial. Mass Production and globalization.
4
Information. Computers and wmds.

  1. Spacefaring race. Has space flight and flt.
1
The culture is just taking its first baby steps off world. No major colonies or trading routes
2
Backwater power, has some influence in its corner of space.
3
Planet is the outpost of a major galactic power.
4
Planet is an important holding of a major galactic power.

  1.  living world. All life on the planet is connected , could be thought of as parts of a larger superorganism.
1
Rocky outer crust, gooey living inside. Is saving energy for a grand metamorphosis.
2
Simple planet sized space hippy. Is content to just sit back and bask in the glow of the universe.
3
Planetary consciousness is playing out a weird religious drama, using the inhabitants of the planet as actors.
4
Highly contagious and mundivorous. Will spread to other planets if it can.

  1. Deus planet. Is host to one or more god-like entities.  Visitors stand a high chance in being pulled into their schemes and intrigues.
1
Solitary supercomputer sits on a desolate planet, playing weird games.
2
A psychic crystalline entity is manipulating the local life forms for its own enigmatic ends.
3
Two competing demiurges try to perfect their vision for the cosmos on a small scale.
4
A pantheon of classically god-like beings engage in mortal folly.

  1. Bastard planet. A planet sized big dumb object left behind by the bastards.
1
Planet is just a big hunk of some amazing metamaterial.
2
Planet is a device capable of altering the fundamental laws of reality in inexplicable ways. Is currently behaving erratically. 
3
Planet is one huge abandoned "city" full of machines of unknown function.
4
Destroyer world. A berserk war machine from the Bastard era. Will attempt to destroy anything that enters its system.


1-5
Nothing strange
6
Hidden pirate base
7
A bastard installation of unknown purpose
8
Solitary war-bot
9
Colony of berserkers, hostile self-replicating robots
10
Planet is protected by a Kaiju

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