Hi I'm gm'ing a sci-fi game and need some ideas please,
Space travel in my game is only planet to orbit, planet to planet is achieved by hitching a lift on commits, captured and placed in safe orbits by a new Technology called (Commit capture.) Using Gravity.
Dark Star in my game is the result of a fail attempt to turn Jupiter into a sun so Terra forming could be attempted on the outer planets. Mars has been Terra formed with great success.
The attempt was made with a gravity bomb increasing Jupiter's mass to create fusion. Unfortunately a Dark Star was created ( imagine a dark spot in the sky 1/4 the size of our Sun with a glowing hallow like and eclipse.)
This Dark Star in a semi Fusion state burns like a smoky toxic fire limiting radiation and all other bad stuff.
Now there's more detail ,
The characters will awake on Mars from body banks (Hibernation). Mars has taken damage from the initial ignition of Jupiter by the Gravity bomb on one side of the planet. ( Facing side at time of ignition.) Mars has no strong magnetic field.
Earth has passed OK because of its magnetic field and being on the far-side of the sun from Jupiter.
The Characters had the choice to be injected with a serum to enhance there genetic advancement to adapt to the Mars environment.
Do I wake them near to the event or years after?
What are the effects of the Dark Star on the characters?
What are the effects of the Dark Star on NPC who were on the surface of Mars and living after the bomb?
Is this just a lot of detail for another zombie game?