Date: Mon, 24 Jan 2000 13:01:13 +0000
From: Andy Coombes
Subject: Conspiracy campaign idea (was: Traveller without psionics)
Robert O'Connor wrote:
>Weird Trav meme :- all these starships moving through jumpspace may one
>day cause uncontrolled large scale deformation of the space-time
>continuum, leading to something like Cynthia Higginbotham's alternate
>collapse. Restrict access to jumpspace!
Actually this seems like a brilliant basis for a large conspiracy-type campaign:
A famous scientist approaches the PCs. He tells them that preliminary research results from Imperial Research Station Iota (which specialises in jump-space research) has shown that each Jump that is made causes an irreversable change to be made to the space-time continuum. Eventually, this will result in "damage" to the Universe (ranging from something minor, like non-stick pans becoming sticky to the complete heat-death of the Universe). He claims that these results are being suppressed, and that the results need to be publicised.
There could be several reasons: