Last night, I got to thinking about the lack of organized play opportunities for sci-fi RPGs. Now, I look at the play experience generally offered by the current iteration of the RPGA, and that’s not something that would interest me (no offense meant to those who do enjoy it). But I do think it would be cool to take something like an entire domain torn by civil or corporate war in Traveller, divide the sectors up by regions and states, and have a lot of home campaign reports sway the overall results of the conflict. Traveller’s Third Imperium would be a great setting, just for its diversity of factions, huge amount of room to roam, and how developments hex by hex can add up to a fascinating political mosaic. Then again, you could also do it with the diverse and jumbled cultures of something like Starcluster 2.
I guess I’ll just consign this idea to the dustbin of Probably Not Happening, but I still think it would rock.