So I decided I needed to put up a Sci-fi Campaign Ideas thread, as I love the fantasy thread but have been on a sci-fi kick lately. Even though I have a lot on my plate right now I find moments at work where I have enough time to get a fraction of a coherent thought down but nothing productive enough to directly contribute to any of my projects. This thread will just serve the same purpose as the big beautiful fantasy thread in allowing space for random sci-fi ideas, enjoy
I was sitting looking through my books and such taking notice to the fact that robots seem to be a popular evil invasion force and decided there should be a setting with robots as the victims. I figured something like the mechalus creating a nanite race that has a fusion generator in it and its complex AI would develop over time as they grew more nanites creating a larger network. AI’s in the setting would be super hard to come by as human thought pattern is a massively complex issue, and because it is formed from nanite networks as the player took damage they would also take p[penalties to intelligence as their network was disrupted. Robot society and life cycle would be as follows:
-Infancy, Some living robot building basically craps out a little toy like infant robot, who lacking sufficient mass. As the mini fusion drive grows and is able to support more mass it will grow and develop into adulthood.
-Adulthood, the robot will spend more than a century in adulthood until its fusion drive begins to go into overdrive at which point it will be developed into one of the many living structures.
-“Death”, once the robot reaches a certain age its fusion drive goes into overdrive and while its mass increases normally allowing more intelligence to be gained it instead begins to grow at such a massive rate that its processors can not keep up with the expansion and its networks get stretched dangerously thin. The robot will be brought in to have its intelligence connected to the central grid, while its body will then become a malleable nanite platform used for buildings and vehicles.
-Birth, Once a conscious mind is assimilated into the collective there is usually some splintering of files and these splinters serve to be the base of any where from 2-3 robot infants.
-“Conformity”, The standard all robots share the same info is not the same in this concept. Early on in their existence the wretched Fraal and their ilk often infected the “grid” with massive viruses, and so the robots learned that individuality would limit the spread of viral infection.
The enemy would be the creations of the Fraal as I see them, and the Mechalus as the “creator” races playing their creations against one another. The Fraal would use highly advanced biokinetics, and massive cloning plants to continuously fine tune their creations.
That should kick things off, like I said I don’t get to work much further than that on an idea at work so I should have more up.