Atmosphere Airless Atmosphere
Temperature Cold
Biosphere Engineered
Population Outpost - 500 inhabitants
Tech Level 4
World Tags Primitive Aliens, Police State
Primitive Aliens
Description The world is populated by a large number of sapient aliens that have yet to develop advanced technology. The human colonists may have a friendly or hostile relationship with the aliens, but a certain intrinsic tension is likely. Small human colonies might have been enslaved or otherwise subjugated.
Enemies Hostile alien chief, Human firebrand, Dangerous local predator, Alien religious zealot
Friends Colonist leader, Peace-faction alien chief, Planetary frontiersman, Xenoresearcher
Complications  The alien numbers are huge and can overwhelm the humans whenever they so choose, One group is trying to use the other to kill their political opponents, The aliens are incomprehensibly strange, One side commits an atrocity
Things Alien religious icon, Ancient alien-human treaty, Alien technology
Places Alien village, Fortified human settlement, Massacre site
Police State
Description The world is a totalitarian police state. Any sign of disloyalty to the planet’s rulers is punished severely, and suspicion riddles society. Some worlds might operate by Soviet-style informers and indoctrination, while more technically sophisticated worlds might rely on omnipresent cameras or braked AI “guardian angels”. Outworlders are apt to be treated as a necessary evil at best, and “disappeared” if they become troublesome.
Enemies Secret police chief, Scapegoating official, Treacherous native informer
Friends Rebel leader, Offworld agitator, Imprisoned victim, Crime boss
Complications  The natives largely believe in the righteousness of the state, The police state is automated and its “rulers” can’t shut it off, The leaders foment a pogrom against “offworlder spies”.
Things List of police informers, Wealth taken from “enemies of the state”, Dear Leader’s private stash
Places Military parade, Gulag, Gray concrete housing block, Surveillance center