The Explorador IV entered the Tau Ceti system two weeks ago. Robotic probes have been sent to the five planets in the system. Now the ship is nearing the planet known as Tau Ceti e. This planet is just within the habitable zone and a team is being revived from hypersleep and prepared for a mission to the planet. You will be part of this team and one of the first humans to explore this new world.
This story will be a hard sci-fi space opera: something like Star Trek Enterprise. Technology will all be based on extrapolation of current scientific knowledge. But it’s not all going to be about science and technology. There will be plenty of action adventure and a new world to discover.
I also want to try something a little different with the Storium system so please bear with me if you’ve taken part in other Storium stories. I’m aiming for something that runs a little more like a tabletop RPG. So the Nature card that you choose for your character will come with a list of skills and characteristics (I’ve called them Moves on the cards). When you make a move and play a card in the story the move will be inspired by using one of the skills/characteristics listed on your Nature card and strength and weakness cards will simply tell you whether you were successful or not in using the skill.
This is an experiment - it may not work. But having played a couple of Storium games I have a hunch this might make a bit more sense to some players and lead to a more ‘action based’ story rather than a character focussed one.
Hosted and narrated by:
Darren Green (Darren)
Scenes played: 29
License: Community License