Inspiration

Focusing on the tough lives of interstellar freight haulers, Trades of Terra Norma attempts to blend the best bits of its sci-fi inspirations. The rugged frontier life, dynamic crew, and harder-than-average sci-fi of Firefly. The thrilling combat, the hard-leaning but accessible science, and the emotional gravity of Battlestar Galactica. The functional, no-frills ships and carefully-tuned complexity of Traveller. The action-packed, space truckin’ lifestyle of Cowboy Bebop. The exquisite episodic rhythm of Star Trek. The gritty, blood-and-guts combat of Starship Troopers. The interplay of nations, trade-lane economies, and a hundred other little details from Freelancer and, to an even greater extent, the X Universe.

If you’re looking for your own inspiration, this list might be a good place to start.

Together, these sources have given me countless hours of enjoyment, and I’ll be thrilled if this campaign can capture even a tiny sliver of their magic.

Inspiration

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