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Old April 13th, 2008, 10:24 AM
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I always thought that the 12 colonies were each in 12 different systems.
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Laryssa is basing this in part on the BSG RPG, which says all 12 colonies are in the same system.
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Even in the Old BSG, the colonies are not in 12 systems... References are made to it being one system. But in OBSG, Kobol is quite a distance away.
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Laryssa is basing this in part on the BSG RPG, which says all 12 colonies are in the same system.
Well that just takes my opinion of BSG (and OBSG) down a notch.
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I think 12 "Garden Worlds" in one system is quite unnatural, add to that, the same kind of DNA-based Terran life forms is found on each of the planets, and that the planets vary in density so despite their different sizes, they each have what approximates to 1 Earth gravity on their surfaces, there is some hint of an artifact going on here, throw in the fact that the outermost gas giant is still coalescing out of a dust cloud, and we're hinting at some heavy-handed intervention of some intelligence at work. The system does not even approximate the spacing of our own Solar System in regards to Bodes Law, but then again neigther does Jupiter with regards to its own satellite system around it.

The planets seem designed to host human life forms, so I feel this adds an air of mystery as to who did this. Was it the fabled "Lords of Kobol"? Who or what exactly were they? I feel they may be analogous to Traveller's Ancients, mysterious beings that came to be worshipped by the humans of the twelve colonies. There were more than twelve of these, according to the legend, but the twelve that have the names accorded to Greek deities were the ones that established the human race on the twelve colonies after they fled Kobol.

Earth is the fabled 13th colony, if we assume a BSG exclusive Traveller Universe, if its the OTU, then Earth's location is already known, and the situation becomes a standard fleet action between humans on a remote outpost of the Imperium vs a machine civilization or rebel robots seeking revenge.

I've looked at the supplements from classic Traveller, turns out the largest ships of the Imperium measure in the Kiloton range of displacement, a 15.5 megaton starship should be quite rare. My feeling is that such a ship ought to be the flagship of the Emperor if built by the Imperium, much like Darth Vader's "Superstar Destroyer" the Executor.

A system with 12 habitable planets, each one (with a population in the billions) might build one battlestar each, since they are all in the same system, they are each within twenty minutes of communication of each other in real time. A fleet of battlestars and lesser starships can respond in a timely fashion to any emergency that might occur on or around any of the planets. For planets is seperate systems, the standard time to respond under the Traveller System of Jump Drives would be two weeks assuming the system is one jump away! The total population of the twelve colonies is around 20 billion.
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Laryssa is basing this in part on the BSG RPG, which says all 12 colonies are in the same system.
According to this diagram, it seems to be a dispersed system, with four stars orbiting around a common barycentre...

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