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    258 KB Random Space Encounters! 008 11/20/08(Thu)18:51 No.3033261  
    Okay, I'm starting a space adventure game in a custom system using custom d20 rules. The system consists of a huge galactic civilization of millions of species and whatnot. Magic is available to 10% of the galactic civ races and there are many varieties of technology. The PC's are spending a lot of time moving around in space in their dilapidated transport, and I need some fun/dangerous/crazy/random random encounters.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/08(Thu)18:56 No.3033284

    "You find a toolbag with some tools. Most of it is covered in oil."
    >> Anonymous 11/20/08(Thu)18:57 No.3033290
    A large luxury transport vents it's waste right in your path! A very important piece of the ship is damaged, and it cannot wait to be repaired! One crew member must brave a very literal shitstorm and repair it, or the everyone onboard will die.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/08(Thu)18:57 No.3033292
    Survivor horror mode: the party comes across a derelict drifter colony. They board to resupply/investigate, and then things get all Event Horizon on them.
    >> 008 11/20/08(Thu)18:58 No.3033304
    Oh that's a good one.

    Floating in space randomly? That works.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/08(Thu)19:01 No.3033320
    They are forced to make a blind jump after being chased by some rather hostile aliens/pirates, when they come out the otheDIVE DIVE DIVE HIT YOUR BURNERS PILOT!
    >> Anonymous 11/20/08(Thu)19:04 No.3033335
    Just use Doc Aquatic's and modify it as necessary.
    >> Rival Wombat 11/20/08(Thu)19:06 No.3033351
    Standard encounters for SPPPACCEE..

    A distresses beacon from a..

    Crippled, drifting ship.
    Lifeboat from a larger ship.
    A tiny outpost or colony.
    Drifting person in a space suit.


    Everybody is dead! You can salvage what you like, but somebody might have some questions about where you got this stuff.

    Pirate Trap! Raiders, pirates or freebooters wait for somebody to come investigate, then pounce, trying to take over your ship.

    Hostile Alien! The ship, suit, lifeboat or colony is infested by an aggressive, hostile alien life form.

    Battered survivors! People that need food, medical attention or just transport to somewhere safe are still alive. While they can't offer very much in return, it's a way to get safe, legal salvage rights and do a good deed.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/08(Thu)19:07 No.3033355
    A stuffed teddy bear bumps against the cockpit window, then floats away, never to be seen again.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/08(Thu)19:14 No.3033420

    One of the people on the ship eats an odd meal, and due to the waste management system recycling poop, the hallucinogenic chemicals in the poop are spread to the rest of the crew. Hilarity/diarrhea ensues.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/08(Thu)19:21 No.3033466
    You're traveling in space near a wormhole anomaly. Your cockpit is suddenly rained upon by hundreds of flapjacks. You crash into a space hulk. Your friends are eaten by genestealers.

    >> Anonymous 11/20/08(Thu)19:28 No.3033509

    Along the same line, the ships waste processor breaks down, and now the food starts tasting like shit. Literally.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/08(Thu)19:31 No.3033534
    A space station that is entirely void of life. Or appears to be. When they dock, everything is as it should be, except that when they look out the windows, it is not orbiting the stellar object it was when they docked. When they take off again, they're in an entirely different piece of the universe. Also their cargo hold is filled with dongs.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/08(Thu)19:34 No.3033548
    >custom system using custom d20 rules.
    >custom d20 rules
    >d20 rules
    Quit while you are ahead.
    >> That Damn Mouse 11/20/08(Thu)19:35 No.3033558
    They discover a ship almost identical to theirs, but inhabited by what seems to be the opposite gender version of themselves.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/08(Thu)19:37 No.3033568
    The food synthesizer begins synthesizing things other than food, and they're not always scaled to fit inside the ship.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/08(Thu)19:42 No.3033597
    Instead of a derelict spaceship filled with mindless malevolent aliens, why not a derelict spaceship filled with intelligent benign alien chefs who need help with their mildly hazardous engineering section. When/if you fix thier shit they hook you up with free food and supplies as recurring npc helper guys.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/08(Thu)19:42 No.3033603
    An invasion force of tiny aliens teleports itself to the bridge. They annoy the pilot with powerful anti-matter weapons.
    >> That Damn Mouse 11/20/08(Thu)19:43 No.3033606
    Your PC's discover...nothing.

    Just lightyears of empty space.




    Make them start taking SAN tests.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/08(Thu)19:44 No.3033620
    They discover a ship almost identical to theirs, but inhabited by what seems to be the evil goatee'd versions of themselves.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/08(Thu)19:47 No.3033644
    >> That Damn Mouse 11/20/08(Thu)19:47 No.3033648
    They discover a ship almost identical to theirs, but inhabited by what seems to be the monocle wearing dapper versions of themselves.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/08(Thu)19:49 No.3033656
    They pass through a debris field. Various markings on the scraps of hull floating around seem to be identical to their own ships markings and registration numbers.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/08(Thu)19:50 No.3033671
    Or a variation of that I used once: Traveling through an abnormally large pocket of empty space between stars. Disrupts the ships sensor systems over time eventually rendering them useless unless they're recalibrated. Only problem is, they're too far away from any point of refrence to calibrate them by.

    I chose to send some stealthed ships at them at that point.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/08(Thu)19:51 No.3033673
    They discover a ship almost identical to theirs, but inhabited by what seems to be the Cutebold versions of themselves.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/08(Thu)19:52 No.3033683
    They also find monacles and goatees floating in the debris.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/08(Thu)19:53 No.3033688
    these happen at the same time
    >> Anonymous 11/20/08(Thu)19:55 No.3033708
    A ship identical to theirs discovers them. Opens fire shouting, "There can be only one!".
    >> Vanzetti !!N/2mhBhcfAI 11/20/08(Thu)19:56 No.3033721
    one of the (if your using sanity rules less stable) crew memers hears cthulhu's voice in his head telling him to open the airlock because its too stuffy in the ship.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/08(Thu)19:57 No.3033724
    needs more swords
    >> That Damn Mouse 11/20/08(Thu)19:57 No.3033731
    They discover a ship almost identical to theirs, but inhabited by what seems to be a ship almost identical to theirs.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/08(Thu)20:00 No.3033747
    A simple enough case of claustrophobia could do that.
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    >> Vanzetti !!N/2mhBhcfAI 11/20/08(Thu)20:02 No.3033766
    exactly, so many possible causes
    >> Anonymous 11/20/08(Thu)20:02 No.3033767

    Yo dawg, we heard you like ships so we put a ship in your ship so you can fly while you fly!
    >> That Damn Mouse 11/20/08(Thu)20:04 No.3033780
    They discover a ship almost identical to theirs, but seems to be the filled with nothing but old holodisks of 'Pimp my Ride'.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/08(Thu)20:08 No.3033791
    OP, your entire campaign can only consist of "You discover a ship almost identical to yours, but..."
    >> GTVA Colossus !moot/UIi/o 11/20/08(Thu)20:09 No.3033800

    Also a nebula that changes shape depending on who's looking it. Every time it changes it also looks a bit bigger. Or, looks a bit closer...
    >> That Damn Mouse 11/20/08(Thu)20:10 No.3033813

    They discover a ship almost identical to theirs, but it seems to contain only old holo-disks of 'Pimp My Ride'.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/08(Thu)20:10 No.3033816
    Is there any sort of conflict going on between diffrient parties? If so, do some mercenary missions.

    Or if that doesnt cut it, watch some episodes of Outlaw Star and blatently rip it off.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/08(Thu)20:15 No.3033839
    The PCs come across a derelict ship that is powered by hate.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/08(Thu)20:16 No.3033843

    >> That Damn Mouse 11/20/08(Thu)20:33 No.3033933
    They discover a ship almost identical to theirs, but it turns out to look nothing like their ship in anyway, shape or form. They have no wish to communicate, trade or attack and just want to be left alone.

    Just as they leave visible range, the ship goes back to looking exactly like theirs.
    >> 008 11/20/08(Thu)20:59 No.3034104
    one of the PC's is an elf alienist.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/08(Thu)21:02 No.3034113
    Dyson Sphere.

    A completely empty dyson sphere.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/08(Thu)21:04 No.3034122
    >magic is available
    Thread Hidden: 008
    >> Anonymous 11/20/08(Thu)21:05 No.3034124

    Those are pretty fucking huge, usually heavily populated and perfectly self-sufficient constructs.

    How the hell would one be empty?
    >> Dr. Baron von Evilsatan 11/20/08(Thu)21:04 No.3034125
    The ship's heating and cooling systems break down simultaneously. They must now manage the entire ship's heat when the engine room, computer arrays, and crew quarters all need completely different temperatures to work, and the only way to manage heat is to vacuum dump some atmosphere and shunt what's left around.
    >> Kun-Kun !3GqYIJ3Obs 11/20/08(Thu)21:05 No.3034138
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    a clunky beat up looking ship with "RED DWARF" painted on the side appears next to you. From the radio you hear the voices of a black scottsman, a whiny prick, an android, and an obnoxious black man
    >> Anonymous 11/20/08(Thu)21:07 No.3034143

    I guess that's what the PCs are going to try to find out right? Or otherwise just settle down and enjoy their own perfectly function artificial planet.
    >> Dr. Baron von Evilsatan 11/20/08(Thu)21:07 No.3034147

    >> Anonymous 11/20/08(Thu)21:09 No.3034159

    Somebody gonna get eated.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/08(Thu)21:17 No.3034215
    The main characters are in their ship, minding their own business when they almost get run down by an asteroid. The asteroid is being accelerated toward an inhabited planet by an immense set of engines. One species is trying to use it to obliterate another species' homeworld. Armies from both sides are battling on the asteroid's surface. Both, however, are relatively low tech and thus the PCs could potentially have a surprising amount of effect on the battle.

    As a twist, the species using the asteroid to wipe out the other was originally peaceful, but the other attacked them and nearly drove them to extinction. They are now attempting to exterminate the aggressors out of revenge.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/08(Thu)21:21 No.3034234
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    >>3034138From the radio you hear the voices of a black scottsman

    Oh dear god, please say you're not referring to Craig Charles. Fucking hell you must be an amerifag to not recognize a Geordie accent.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/08(Thu)21:26 No.3034247

    Except, he's a Scouser. Not a Geordie.

    Still though I suppose, NOT scottish.
    >> That Damn Mouse 11/20/08(Thu)21:28 No.3034262

    Give 'em a break. It can take a while for people to learn the difference between British accents.

    Fucking southern fairies.
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    >> Anonymous 11/20/08(Thu)21:36 No.3034297

    Wow, I just had a great idea for a D&D campaign. Thanks!
    >> That Damn Mouse 11/20/08(Thu)21:36 No.3034299

    >> Anonymous 11/20/08(Thu)23:05 No.3034798

    >> Anonymous 11/21/08(Fri)01:39 No.3035748
    Party encounters Cutebolds from an alternate universe where humanity is replaced by Cutebolds. They claim to represent the Imperial Guard.
    >> Anonymous 11/21/08(Fri)01:52 No.3035831
    asteroid field appear out of nowhere, raining down upon the ship and starts putting dents in it. crew must navigate out of the mess. throw in a missing moon and start talking about super weapons.

    stopped by space pirates / aliens / legit authority / enemies of the state / spontaneous astrological disaster
    >> Anonymous 11/21/08(Fri)02:43 No.3036101
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    Sensors indicate a metal rod of unknown composition, just hanging in space, and upon closer--


    What was that?!
    >> Anonymous 11/21/08(Fri)02:48 No.3036121
    Watch the original series of Star Trek. You encounter EVERYTHING.

    You even re-enact Spock's Brain.
    >> Anonymous 11/21/08(Fri)11:32 No.3037644
    >> Anonymous 11/21/08(Fri)11:41 No.3037676

    Why would they ask what the fuck it was, if they had it on sensors- and even knew it was a metal rod.
    >> Anonymous 11/21/08(Fri)11:42 No.3037681

    Excuse me,.... but what does God need with a spaceship?
    >> Anonymous 11/21/08(Fri)11:45 No.3037702
    So. Could you rotate the universe if you bolted a car engine into that rod?
    >> Anonymous 11/21/08(Fri)11:48 No.3037718

    More like *hurtles through the void at several kilometers per second and fucks you up when it rips a hole through your hull and a couple of compartments*

    Space trash is serious business.
    >> Anonymous 11/21/08(Fri)11:57 No.3037754
    Small alien colony begins terraforming the hull of the players' ship, gradually messing up their trajectory.

    If they scrape it off, it's genocide.
    >> Anonymous 11/21/08(Fri)12:00 No.3037765
    The damaged form of a late-20th century DeLorean that has been heavily modified. There are a pair of corpses of human males inside.

    The vehicle is currently inoperable, but the ship sensors detect a strange lingering tachyon field around it...
    >> Anonymous 11/21/08(Fri)12:03 No.3037781
    An uncharted asteroid cloud causes the ship to make an emergency course adjustment, leaving them with insufficient fuel for deceleration and docking at their current destination. A new destination has to be selected. The only viable option is a hostile planet whose government is rumoured to subsidize pirate operations.
    >> That Guy !L7j0kTvD2o 11/21/08(Fri)12:23 No.3037845
    "They come across a strange planet in the far reaches of space. It's not on any of the maps or star charts. They almost fly right into it. Their scans can just barely penetrate the atmosphere, all they detect is a massive amount of biological matter on or near the planet.
    They may choose to ignore it or might explore this strange planet. Upon entering the atmosphere they're met with a nightmarish scene. Writhing black tentacles cover the entire surface like some sort of hideous forest. They then detect a massive energy signature. The energy is coming from a massive temple built upon the service, in the temple is a cult of humans complete with black robes, chanting, etc. Upon further investigation they discover the cult is actually worshiping the planet, the planet is just one huge organism. The cult believes that it is a god and wish to use it to 'devour' other planets."
    An idea that popped up in an old story seed thread. I believe it applies.
    >> That Guy !L7j0kTvD2o 11/21/08(Fri)12:49 No.3037917
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    Dammit, forgot the pic.
    >> Anonymous 11/21/08(Fri)13:09 No.3037967
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    Suddenly, REAVERS!
    >> Anonymous 11/21/08(Fri)13:16 No.3037995
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    Made me think of Ego.
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    The party discovers a decompressed freighter devoid of life. If they investigate, they will discover the bodies of a family of would-be-settlers. The ship appears to have been looted before, but a through search will reveal that there is a safe hidden in one of the floors. Getting it open will reveal the family's funds and a small toy box.

    The toy box will appear to be just an ordinary toy box, but eventually it magically grows and a giant cyborg duck jumps out to fight the party.

    It can shoot lasers from the eyes, throw fireballs from its hands and can turn invisible at will.

    If they survive, build a quest from your standard military R&D company being after the remains of the box.
    >> Anonymous 11/21/08(Fri)13:23 No.3038011
    The players ship gets hijacked by a technologically superior race, who are able to hack their computer systems using an obsolete distress beacon. They assault the crew in mock-combat, sending in fast-grown bug-eyed aliens (who look nothing like the Superiors) whose only purpose is to keep the crew busy. They die easily enough in combat, their weapons don't seem to damage the ship and never inflict severe damage.

    Meanwhile The Superiors seal the crew out of the engine room, and replace said engines with an experimental one that looks exactly and has read-outs exactly the same as the old one, but is in fact much more powerful and uses a totally different propulsion method.

    They then let the crew go. All the bug-eyed aliens suddenly grasp their throats simoultaniously and wheeze 'Ack, bacteria!' in perfect <insert players' common language here> before dying. The Superiors then zip off a lightyear or so to watch what happens when the crew unwittingly test out the super-races' cutting-edge propulsion system, which is powered by rumors and bends space by using a Hyperloom, which create new hyperstrings and thus propels the ship by via dimensional pressure.
    >> Anonymous 11/21/08(Fri)13:31 No.3038034

    I'm not sure what you did there... but it sounds familiar.
    >> Anonymous 11/21/08(Fri)13:34 No.3038038
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    >> Anonymous 11/21/08(Fri)13:35 No.3038046
    Rogue Simulants from Red Dorf, having a running fight with Silicates from Space: Above And Beyond
    >> Anonymous 11/21/08(Fri)13:37 No.3038063
    A hospital ship. But all the nurses are fucking Chryssalids.

    >> Anonymous 11/21/08(Fri)13:38 No.3038069

    That is to say, they ARE Chryssalids. In nurse's outfits.

    It's not like a hospital ship full of nurses en flagrante with Chryssalids would be feasible or anything.

    Or would it?
    >> Anonymous 11/21/08(Fri)13:41 No.3038077
    Nurses having wild sex with Chryssalids?

    That would result in exploding nurses.
    >> Anonymous 11/21/08(Fri)13:50 No.3038126

    >> Anonymous 11/21/08(Fri)14:12 No.3038290
    >Rogue Simulants
    >Rogue Stimulants

    Suddenly, the players are incapable of sleep. They feel energetic and wired ALL THE TIME, akin to drinking 7 literes of Mountain Dew and black coffee mixed with Meth. They suffer from fatigue (muscles get tired) and headaches, but cannot actually rest. The reason? The air/food supply laced with plot-particles, caused by X. NPCs on board should be like mad dorfs, using whatever materials they can find to complete mad projects, like a house-of-cards that's an exact model of Grand City, a massive replica of a cell made entirely out of jello in a G-less room, ect.
    >> Anonymous 11/21/08(Fri)14:34 No.3038430
    You pass near an enormous construction site and decide to try and swipe some construction materials.

    Your ship picks up a nonstandard beacon, leading you to a spacefaring race's first ever space probe. You intercept it, take the trinkets placed inside it and launch it back to its homeplanet.

    Your ship gets flagged by a group of marooned alien soldiers asking for a ride home. Do you take them in?

    Your ship detects what appears to be a colossal periodic table floating in space with pure samples of the elements. You get as much of any one element as you can carry.

    You find a planet indiscernible from you own home planet at first sight, and decide to check it out. Commence doing whatever you'd do on a planet, with one small difference the players have to find and possibly exploit.

    One of the PC's owes a significant amount of money to some guy. He tracks your ship down and shows up with slightly superior firepower.

    A group of aliens who admires your race for some unknown reason clings to your ship and begs of you to come down to their planet and visit.
    >> Anonymous 11/21/08(Fri)14:40 No.3038468
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    Pic related.
    >> Anonymous 11/21/08(Fri)14:44 No.3038487

    enjoy your dead PCs
    >> Anonymous 11/21/08(Fri)14:45 No.3038491
    After a peculiar teleportation accident, the players find themselves stranded on a jungle planet teeming with monsters. The players must now survive in the wilderness until help arrives, and find their feet.

    They players encounter a large starship drifting in space, seemingly without any lifeforms on it. When the go into it, they start to hear religious chanting. The ship's inhabitants are in fact incorporeal energy beings whose music ensemble is on a galaxy tour. They invite the players to a fiesta, where food, alcohol and song are aplenty. However, the beings become a bit too fond of their new friends. Will the players manage to escape back to their ship, or will they join the choir invisible?

    Major Xu'Thlong, a member of a species of mile-wide worm-like creatures known for their great appetite and fast metabolism, has just had a fine meal at the local McHarald's. While still in hyperspace, he orders his men to empty the garbage tanks. Unfortunately for the players, their ship is in the wrong place at the wrong time. Because its hyperspace controls are jammed, it's unable to change course. A major shitstorm is on its way.

    The players arrive at Danthia, an enourmous gas giant with a thick atmosphere. Many an adventurer has come to Danthia's floating mining complexes in search of riches and perished. Although Danthia is inhospitable to life and often ravaged by enormous thunderstorms, every cloud has a silver lining.
    >> Anonymous 11/21/08(Fri)14:45 No.3038492
    A high-fatility horror campaign sounds pretty awesome to me.
    >> Anonymous 11/21/08(Fri)15:13 No.3038656
    >> I apologized on 4chan 11/21/08(Fri)16:07 No.3038969

    Oh god, not the puns again...

    Everytime I read one of those I hear the YEEEEEAAAAHHHH!!!! From CSI Miami in my head at the end.
    >> Anonymous 11/21/08(Fri)17:30 No.3039457

    The players have subdued a pirate ship and their landing party moves into it. However, the pirate captain has one last trick in his sleeve: he activates the reactor's self-destruct system, and only he knows the code to deactivate it. Under heavy fire by the pirates, the players are unable to retreat back to their ship, and the temperature rises fast. In the heat of the moment, the captain sees the players' distress, and his heart melts.

    On this barren desert planet, the players find the ancient ruins of an unknown civilization. On a wall of a temple, strange carvings can be seen. It's the spitting image of the party's pet cobra.

    The players arrive at Bucoothu, a planet with two natural satellites: small moons that are entirely covered in oceans. In the spaceport's bar, the players are told many stories of the hugely valuable crystal found beneath the moons' waves. "Only fools would go there", a one-legged humanoid shouts. He tells the players a gruesome story. Once in a blue moon, a sea monster attacked him out of the blue.
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    As a warrior for the high council, you are sent to investigate strange happenings in the Zeta quadrant sector. Upon arriving in your battle cruiser, you discover a group of large colony ships from the nearby planet "Flarg", a peaceful planets who's people have quietly traded with your people for hundreds of years. The Flargians are actually giant tentacle monsters with penis shaped appendages. A terrible race of Japanese school girls has destroyed there home world and forced the Flargians to flee.

    Do you seek justice and help the Flargians? Or do you begin training a special Flargian special ops unit to land on the Japaneses school girls home planet and rape there queen?

    Whoever wins, we...also win.
    >> Anonymous 11/21/08(Fri)20:13 No.3040243
    >> Anonymous 11/22/08(Sat)01:09 No.3041888
    Relevant to my interests, bump.

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