by Sandy Petersen
I appreciate that all the systems in the game are real. However, I personally find it a bit sad that, as a consequence, there won't be a planet called 'Kilaak' in the game ... ;)
All of the system names are real systems and some have also been used in both Star Trek and Babylon 5. So not references to those shows specifically but a common basis in reality.
I saw somebody mention that there were Babylon 5 and Star Trek references in some planet names. Have these been changed or are they simply the cases where reality has decided to agree with fiction?
i didn't give the homeworlds names so that it would be easier to pick out your homeworld if it somehow got mixed with the others.
On Secrets in orbit: I remember a test game back when secrets were in orbit and before there was the 2vp limit on Space Monsters. I managed to land a Cosmic Cloud on Gilbert's homewold before he'd even left. Poor guy :D
@El Poncho X - Oooh, good idea for HS2!
@Sevan Pasch - I agree with you. I also wish they had visible city lights and construction. As is they kinda look uninhabited.
No artificial or constructed planets? Something like Valerian's 1000 cities?
I kinda wish the homeworlds had names. Ur would give them more personality I think, rather than just calling them 'Skith World'.