This page is place to keep common links and information helpful to creating star systems
The following is a FAQ for Star System Creation in General:
Are there actually any special rules for creating Star Systems?
No. To be more specific, the rules you obey in Star System Creation are the same rules for other technology in SARP. In general though it is your best interest to have an idea of where you star system is in relation to other planets and contact the SARP's Game Master when you want the local neighborhood star map updated with your system included.
So is their even like a preferred format in SARP from making a Star System or Planet?
Actually yes! Even though their are no rules exclusive to making systems, over the years the community has evolved a general preference toward how star systems have looked. This format is best seen though by looking at examples like those shown below. By using these general examples, one should notice the following:
id=system:section of the StarWiki or under the faction section they belong to.
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For beginners the following examples may be helpful to look at. They are separated into class 1, with pictures, and class 2, without pictures:
When making a star, everyone should ask themselves the following questions:
Planet Type is basically what is the general characteristic and features of planet. In science fiction, this typically mean like is a water world, a earth-like world, a forest world, a cold snow world, a volcanic world, a ring world, a gas gaint/cloud world, etc. In real life though astronomers have a very specific way of classifying extrasolar planets that is a bit broader in variety and realistic than typical hardcore scifi planets. As shown by the Wikipedia's Exoplanet Classification section or the Wikipedia's Exoplanet Category, most planet are classified by their temperature and mass allowing for possibilities such as super-lava Chitonians, oceanic worlds under a layers of rock, Hot Jupiter Gas Giants the undergo active nuclear fusion, and much much more.
Thus one can either define the each planet type by normal scifi classification of what the planets major features are or use a more realistic exosolar planet classification.
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When figuring out what a planet should be made of their are two methods. The first is to include any minerals/alloys your enemy needs to make weapons/armor, and then include one of the minerals you need to make weapons/armor. The second method is to use actual planets as a basis and basically copy and paste. Below are the compostions of various famous real planets.
|Planet||Type Ver. 1||Type Ver. 2||Temp||Planet's Atmosphere||Planet's Surface||Interior Composition|
|GJ 1214 b||Ocean||Ocean Super-Earth||396 K||H2O, H, He, CO2||————||————|
|Venus||Lava||Coreless Terrestrial||735 K||Venus's Atmos.||————||————|
|Io||Lava||Silicate Terrestrial||110 K||Io's Atmos.||Io's Surf.||S, Si, Fe|
|Mars||Desert||Silicate Terrestrial||210 K||Mar's Atmos.||Martian Soil, Dry Ice||Martian Interior|
|Moon||Desert||Silicate Terrestrial||220 K||very trace||Lunar Soil||Moon Interior|
|Europa||Ice; Ocean||Iron Terrestrial||396 K||very trace||Ice, Unknown Comp.||Ice, H2O, Si, Fe|
|Mercury||Desert; Rock||Iron Terrestrial||442.5 K||very trace||Ca, He, OH, Mg, O, K, Si, Na||Mercury Interior|
|Earth||Forest; Ocean||Ocean Terrestrial||287.2 K||Earth's Atmos.||Earth's Soil , Water||Granite, Basalt, Si, Fe|
|Titan||Ocean||Ocean Terrestrial||93.7 K||Titan's Atmos.||Titan's Lakes, Organic Comp.||————|
|Callisto||Ice Rock||Terrestrial||396 K||H2O, H, He CO2||————||————|
|Ganyamede||Ice Rock; Ocean||Terrestrial||396 K||H2O, H, He CO2||———-||————|
|Rhea||Rock||Terrestrial||396 K||H2O, H, He CO2||———-||————|
|Titania||Ice Rock||Terrestrial||396 K||H2O, H, He CO2||———-||————|
|Triton||Ice Rock; Lava||Terrestrial||396 K||H2O, H, He CO2||———-||————|