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100 Space Age Ruins


This supplement has 100 different ruins that could be found in a futuristic setting. They range from abandoned space stations to asteroid colonies to planetary ruins. Some are comparatively modern whilst others may date back to precursor civilisations and might be found in places where it would seem to be impossible to build them. All are derelict or ruined in some way, but that might not mean unoccupied. They can be used as places to explore and as potential adventure hooks.

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  • Guardian Four: Guardian Four is built on a dry comet, one of a series of defensive platforms built during an interstellar war. The comet has been hollowed out into a military base and various ports and landing pads mark where ships and fighters were stationed at the outpost for outer system defence.
  • Hab: A tent-like structure on a small planet without much of an atmosphere, it was used as a base for an early expedition. Time and the minimal weather have caused the tent to collapse and the interior is now exposed to the elements, such as they are. Bits and pieces of scientific equipment can be found inside the structure.
  • Halfway: Halfway is a station that was built as a refuelling stop for ships travelling between two locations that were, at the time, out of reach otherwise. When technology improved, Halfway was no longer needed, and it was slowly shut down and abandoned. It now drifts alone in space, not near anywhere, and is missing various parts that were salvaged from it by scavengers.
  • Hell's Gate: A solar observatory that's located on the innermost planet of a solar system, on the side that remains tidally locked to the star. Even when it was being used, it wasn't the most pleasant of stations, but when the star became more active, the base was abandoned due to the increased danger that the flares were posing. Some systems remain under computer control and are broadcasting data still, but these are gradually breaking down over time.
  • Holed Asteroid: This asteroid has an enormous hole carved out of it, by the looks of it by some kind of energy beam. Inside the hole can be seen the ruins of what was once a base that had been constructed inside the asteroid. The base itself is almost completely destroyed; those parts that weren't destroyed by the energy beam's direct effects were slagged by the indirect ones and the exposure to vacuum.

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