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The Elrood Sector and the Minos Cluster
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Whill
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 10:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, Bren. I appreciate your response. Fearing what would happen if a primitive or low tech species gained tech is probably the most logical reason for a high tech ban, but a primitive or low tech species' planet is not likely to be an important one for interstellar trade. There already is a primitive world and a mostly low tech world in the Minos Cluster, so I guess I was hoping for a reason that a trade planet might have a temporary high tech ban. But this has got me thinking of more possibilities.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Other things you might consider, I recall it being mentioned somewhere that some planet's have a problem with repulsorlift technology due, I think, to unstable gravity fields. (I'm not sure how a planet could have unstable gravity, but let that pass.) So another possibility would be bans based on specific hazards when combining off-world high tech with some local condition.
    Conditions could be environmental. (I seem to recall some planet having crystal formations that interacted poorly with blasters.) And a planet that had the Star Wars equivalent of EM pulses could be a problem for standard high tech items like sensors, com units, computers, droids, and credit sticks.

    But hazards could also be a result of particular species idiosyncrasies (think Gotal's issues with certain tech messing with their heads or horns or something). Maybe the EM frequencies associated with operating certain tech triggers a berserk rage in the natives who are too closely exposed.

    Or the problem could occur when certain unusual local tech is combined certain standard Imperial high tech. Imagine if there was some local tech that caused Imperial tech (explosives, blasters, or anything with a power cell) to become unstable.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 10:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

More great stuff, Bren. Thanks so much. Very inspiring. Based on the GG6 Mestra story idea about finding an ancient alien superweapon capable of destroying planets, I'm thinking that to use weapon, there are other ancient artifacts needed (as physical components and/or for inscriptions on them as programing or activation codes). These artifacts are scattered all over the cluster on different worlds and everyone is after them. The ancient alien tech has to be combined with modern tech to power it, and it can be extremely dangerous if not done so properly. I see this leading to a temporary high tech ban on a world, if clues to an artifact lead to a planet and there is a danger of the artifact accidentally causing mass destruction or destroying itself before the Empire can acquire it.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 3:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just tossing in another "reason for Imperial tech ban": A powerful sith is searching for an artifact, and high tech is making it more difficult to sense/might react (badly) near the item/easier for others to find before him.

The PC's are looking for something else entirely (loot from a downed spacecraft/ancient temple/parts for that superweapon), and manage to smuggle in some scanner equipment. Hilarity ensues.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 5:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Glad you figured out something that will work for you Whill.
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