Terracide: New Space Opera for Savage Worlds

It’s about humanity’s future survival…

Artificial space colonies orbit distant stars while terraformers labor to create new worlds for humanity. Bizarre aliens come to trade exotic goods unknown to Terran technology. And the lifeless, charred husk of mankind’s homeworld slowly cools in the dark, silent void of a dead star system. Welcome to the rest of the Galaxy. It’s dark out there.

It’s about heroes on the edge…

Terracide is a science fiction setting based on the new space opera subgenre. Terracide features the grand adventure, larger-than-life characters, and exotic outer space settings common to traditional space operas, but its outlook is more serious, its morality not so black-and-white, its characters more complex, and its science considerably “harder.”
This darker, edgier space opera is sometimes referred to as space opera noir. The characters tend to be gritty, hard-boiled types, their struggles aren’t glamorous, and they’ll sacrifice everything for a pyrrhic victory, but nobody said being a hero is easy. When it’s too late to save the world, it’s time to decide: what remains to fight for, and how much is it worth?
Terracide is about the heroes who survived total loss of humanity’s Home System, the decisions they made afterwards to save mankind’s future, and the price they paid to see it through.

It’s about rising above our darkest instincts…

Many players ask, “Will humanity get revenge for the Terracide?” They also wonder, “Why does this setting focus on the wars, terrorism and disasters that follow the Terracide?” In short, this setting is not about getting revenge – it is about the desire for revenge, and how humanity twists that desire to its own ends in the aftermath of disaster.
In an ideal universe, great tragedies would bring people together, uniting them in response to their losses. And that often does happen… for a brief time. Then everyone begins using the tragedy to advance their own agenda. This cycle of tragedy, brief mourning, and opportunism has repeated itself countless times in human history.
This setting is not really about the crisis known as the Terracide – it’s about how humanity responds to that crisis afterwards. Sometimes it’s not pretty, but in such times, the galaxy needs heroes to make it a better place. This is a Savage Worlds setting, so get out there and have some Fast, Furious and Fun.

 

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