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Twelve Colonies Map by hardbodies Twelve Colonies Map by hardbodies
The Twelve Colonies as described in the Battlestar Galactica Roleplaying Game rule book.
It would be useful if the publisher put one in the book...

Battlestar Galactica RPG is a game from Margaret Weis productions
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intrepid74600 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2015
Great. I have been looking for this.
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templerman Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014
I like the image as a whole, but have concerns about three worlds sharing the same orbit. The three planets Aquaria, Caprica, and Rerglon are heading for disaster. Although, an article I read today, says that a two planets have been discovered by the KEPLER observatory, that offers evidence that two planets can share the same orbit. It depends on several factors, and would be stable only for a few million years. I am enclosing the articles address. Great Work! www.newscientist.com/article/d…
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Nasivin Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
I'm really not sure how would people survive in this system. I haven't read the book and/therefore I don't know the distances. But I think, that people on Canceron would burn up and people on Tauron would freeze ...to say the least.
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Habatchii Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Habatchii says;

very well...
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Casperium Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Nice; Have you seen this Map? [link]
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AnonymousLifeform Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014
I've seen it; like it much better, makes more sense gravity-wise
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bagera3005 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
this systems gav walls would make plaints in to rocks
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Silveressa Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010
Lovely map, works plenty well for a "retake the colonies/ Salvage the colonies to get self sufficient so we can run to find earth" style of campaigns.
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barbarossarotbart Featured By Owner May 7, 2009
I've spotted three mistakes in your map:
1. The angle between Aquaria and Caprica and Caprica and Virgon is 120°. Aquaria sits on Caprica's Lagrange Point L4 and Virgon on L5.
2. Aerelon is in opposition to Zeus and not a moon of Zeus and is sitting von Zeus' Lagrange Point L3.
3. Sagittarion also is not a moon of Hera but is sitting on Hera's Lagrange Point L3.
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barbarossarotbart Featured By Owner May 7, 2009
Oops, a small mistake on my part: 1. The angle between Aquaria and Caprica and Caprica and Virgon should be 60° and not 120°.
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hardbodies Featured By Owner May 7, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
damn,i didn't have so much informations on my book oO but in my opinion, this map is a bit false.
As i've said, i imagined several star systems and not a single one :)
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barbarossarotbart Featured By Owner May 8, 2009
The passage labelled 'The children of Kobol' on page 21 in the corebook of the RPG is an very detailed description of the colonies. But even with this mistakes it is a very good map, which is really missing in the book.
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hardbodies Featured By Owner May 8, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well i hope it can help in some way :) I don't know why they don't make such map for the rulebook. Unfortunately, my friends don't like sci-fi RPG and i've never mastered BSG RPG (or even play it as character).
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chessykat Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2009
How big is the Twelve Colonies' habitable zone? That's alot of planets to fit in one system. I always thought they were spread out over a couple of star systems. But Ragnar's placement makes sense.
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hardbodies Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i know this map is a bit strange...It's not how i imagined the 12 colonies, i just applied what is written in the BSG roleplaying Game. For me, the Colonies are dispatched in several star systems. The description in the RPG is highly unrealistic.
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Richard-Daborn Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for putting Canceron near the sun... ;)

Nice map though.
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LordDaroth Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hm...

Interesting... Until know I'd never imagine the colonies in the same system. They have FTL, right?

How they didn't colonize the nearest star systems?

...

For Tenebrae:

We barely know our own system. Wa can't make rules that what is and is not possible...

Based on the nine planet we know we made a rule that Pluto can't be a planet... How dare we?

...

Anyway have you seen the finale?

I knew Earth is going to be something like that... I f*ckin' knew it! :)
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hardbodies Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
For me, the colonies were dispatched in several star systems, and that's why there are two sorts of ships: One without FTL for interplanetary travels, and others with FTL for interstellary travels. I imagined something like 9- 12 star systems.
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Majestic-MSFC Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree at min 3 systems, but more seems more likely. However beautiful work on the map, what programs did you use?
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LordDaroth Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Me too.
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ProphetTenebrae Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2008
Interesting... although those gas giant moons would need extensive terraforming to be habitable... and I'm not sure about three planets on the same orbit... but then it's science fiction, not science fact.
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hardbodies Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
the description is quite weird in the rulebook, i didn't imagine the colonies like that. :confused:
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ProphetTenebrae Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2008
Much like Firefly, it's a situation that's simply unlikely to occur... the only sort of model I can picture working are when you have maybe 2-3 terrestrial bodies in the habitable zone and a gas giant with a bunch of moons... but then, my knowledge of orbital mechanics isn't that strong... There are a lot of variables but as I said, for moons out around Jupiter type distances you'd either need lots of terraforming or sealed habitats...
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