A few years ago, I was working on a set of science fiction themed floor tiles with the idea of releasing them on Shapeways. However, I was not happy with the design as the legs of the pieces snapped off quickly pointing to a flaw in the design. It’s one that could be easily fixed, but the time lag and cost of iterating the design would have been prohibitive. So with other priorities pressing in, I let it slide to the back burner.
Now, just recently I get my first 3D Printer and have been looking as Devon Jones’ designs on Thingiverse. The Terrain tiles and miniatures that he and others have created is truly inspiring, and I’ve been bitten by the 3D design bug again. So, I pulled out some old designs I did in Blender and reworked them to improve the design and create a set of sci-fi dungeon tiles that I could use with Cyberpunk, Shadowrun, Infinity, or Starfinder.
The first was a set of plain tiles, to use as a template for the other designs. Then I took the designs for an age ago and tweaked them to suit the printer.
It’s the fifth pirate raid in as many months and they seam to be searching the planet for something.
On the edge of an abandoned city set on low rolling hills.
HER-2S Hermes II
The first wave of the attacking for is composed of the following mechs;
A lull in the battle
The Clint parks outside the door to the concealed base, and the pilot enters through a service hatch. After finishing off the opposition the mech warriors enter the underground complex. They are met with a luck escape from an Anti Personnel mine, rusted gangways to fall off, some derelict battlemechs and a working computer.
After the botched raid the players capture a number of pilots, including Aran Kale. They also notice that the Jenner is the one that they have sold to fund the modification of the Quickdraw. The discovered Star League base offers slim pickings and is quickly claimed by the local authorities.
The first contract for the PC after they have joined the Twin Dragons is garrison duty protecting the planet of Paulinus in the Lothian League for a period of two years. The job promises to boring, but as the first raid touches down the truth hits home.
Location: On flat open plains with a little tree cover.
HER-2S Hermes II
This battle saw a clean sweep to the defending lance. The Wasp went down to a lucky head shot and the Stinger & Locust where gutted by explosions. The Commando become salvage and used to repair the team’s Commando.
Aran was born into a Scandinavian family in 3024 on the world of Harvest before the formation of the Free Rasalhague Republic his family was urban poor, so he spent much of his time growing up on the streets under the rule of the Draconis Combine. When the world was captured by the Lyran Commonwealth, Aran’s parents signed him up for a scholarship with the Tamar War College, which he won for his phenomenal Fitness. Although it meant traveling the Tamar to start his training. While at the Tamar college, Aran met Jacob Rann and the two rapidly became enemies. After a particularly bad incident involving honey and a dozens ducks in the barracks, Jacob forced Aran’s transfer to Martial Academy of Bolan, on the other side of Lyran controlled space.
On route to Bolan, he befriended the jumpship captain, Lucas Keal shipping cargoes and passengers. It took another three long and harsh years at the Bolan Academy before the basic training was complete. During this time he officially became a citizen of the Free Rasalhague Republic with it’s creation. With the help of Jacob Rann the Lyran bureaucracy finial realized Aran’s status as not one of us, so he lost the remaining 3 months of his scholarship. Lacking the financial means to continue his studies or even support himself. He looked elsewhere, and as luck would have it Lucas was on Bolan and offered a way off world in exchange for helping out as crew.
Jack was born into a large spacer family of vagabonds and traders, and when he was a small child they moved to Trondheimal to claim a large parcel of land to farm. The family still used the two dropship and the jumpship the Ebony Arrow to run cargoes.
The Cirinus Federation attacked in 3034 destroying the family’s farm, capturing the two dropships. Jack survived for two years on the streets before the Federation left, and could return to his ruined home. But with no family, he moved with the many refugees to the capital of the Illyrian Palatinate, Illyria. Spending most of his time around the loading docks of the space port he got to know the various dropship captains and merchants.He grew up around the loading docks working with the industrial ‘mechs and playing on the combat simulators.
Connection: Jax Mortan, merchant.
Connection: Maurek, bounty hunter.
The Ebony Arrow, an old derelict Invader class jumpship in concealed orbit around a star only known to Jack.
Ace was born into the mercenary unit known as the Knight Blazers, working for the Illyrian Palatinate and has spent most of his life growing up within the unit. Even as a child he saw action on the worlds of Trasjkis and Trondheimal during the Circinus Federation’s Illyrian Offensive in 3034-36. Although after the fumbled invasion the mercenary unit fell upon hard times, and was disbanded in November of 3042.
Kal Skirata was born within the Niops Association on the world of Niops V. His father was imprisoned for seeking equal rights for all citizens, leaving his mother and himself on the run from the authorities. Life eventually settled down when his mother was able to find work off-world aboard a dropship working LoaderMechs to handle cargoes.
While growing up in the cargo holds, loading docks, and space ports of Niops and neighbouring worlds, Kal met Richard Lew a supplier of information and exotic equipment.
Connection: Richard Lew
A large ring set with a single dark garnet, which conceals a data crystal containing encrypted files.