by Marianna Monentes
Rik Sullivan's Space Outpost has so many fine details. When you arrive you are in the control room of an outpost waiting to be explored. I wanted to sit down at the controls, and set co-ordinates to a galaxy that has not yet been explored. Roleplay will come naturally here, for all you trekkies out there, this is home.
The inspiration for building the space outpost actually came from before Rik Sullivan built the GCG Role Play Hub. When he spoke to Special Magic about what should be included in the Role Play Hub, it became evident to him that there was much more to Role Play than knights, dragons and castles.
He explained, "Anna Wright had made an amazing Urban Role Play display on the old RP Hub and we thought that was amazing so we put our heads together and came up with some new ideas to build displays for themes such as Wild West, Horror, King Kong's Jungle, Castaway Island, and a Pirate Village. Along with that we thought 'Space Station' so I built the space station display for the RP Hub.
So, having had such a good time with building that, I decided I wanted to build a space outpost of my own and, voila!, a sim-sized space outpost appeared above my GCG lands. It was great fun shopping around the HG looking for SciFi and space-looking objects. It's amazing what's out there, and most all of it for FREE! I'm trying to think of other ideas and unique things to build for the fun of it. In the meantime I hope others discover the Space Outpost and all the other great, imaginative ideas that folks have built themes for all around the grid."
Next time you have few hours to kill, you really need to check out the Space Outpost