View Full Version : Large spaceship grid maps?

2014-09-14, 04:49 AM
Wondering if anyone knows of any good sources for very large spaceship floorplans. I'm in the early stages of planning a new campaign for my party that is very similar to the concept of Stargate: Universe. I'm looking for a large, very large, spaceship like Destiny that my players can explore.

Any ideas?

2014-09-14, 06:18 AM
Some simple maps:

Some realistic hard sci-fi ship designs:

2014-09-14, 12:25 PM
The thing about the Destiny is that it's more of a city than a ship in many ways. I wouldn't be looking for a map that details every room in depth, but rather plan out the basic design, where is the engine section? the command section? how much of the ship is crew quarters? which bit is the big hydroponics bay? etc.
Once you have your basic overview they can start exploring the ship, and you can can flesh out the smaller scale features as and when they are needed. So when they have to find their way down into the depths of the engine core to stop the ship exploding, you do a more detailed "dungeon map" of that region of the ship with the different rooms and objectives, but you don't have to worry too much about how it fits into the overall ship, because you know which part of the ship it is, and it will be substantially smaller, the equivalent to several buildings within the city (Although possibly quite large ones...).

That's the best way to give the ship a sense of scale. if It is mapped out then it will never be as big as the players imagine it to be if it isn't.

I used this approach for this ship which the crew had to salvage in a rogue trader game: Most of the interior layout of the ship was made up on the fly, except for the fight on the monorail that runs down the center:

Mark Hall
2014-09-14, 02:25 PM
While Palladium has a lot of horrible, their old Robotech stuff tended to be STUFFED with maps of ships... I don't know destiny, but they had stuff kilometers long down to shuttles. You should be able to find most of that in used bookstores.

2014-09-14, 06:17 PM
Might I recommend the Tigress Class Dreadnought from Traveller? I couldn't find a free version, but the Mongoose Supplement here (http://rpg.drivethrustuff.com/product/62181/Supplement-3-Fighting-Ships?cPath=161_4511) has 36 pages (49 floors) of deckplans lovingly detailed for that ship alone, as well as others. Traveller in general is pretty awesome, though quality of individual books can vary wildly.

2014-09-14, 08:39 PM
Thanks all for the ideas. :D