Over the last 13 or so years here, I've come up with a lot of campaign ideas. As weird as it may seem from my recent released works, not all
of them were cranky high school anime girls saving the universe.Hard to believe, I know.
(My first ever attempt at an outline from 13 years ago had 40-mission Act 1
Mind you, no missions were actually mapped out. I just had, "Act 1", "[crappy synopsis]", "30-40 missions long")
Anyhow, I did have a few outlines that I seriously wanted to do, just as soon as I had some open free time. But my development speed has really slowed down in the last few years and I don't see me actually ever starting a new substantial campaign. Rather than let some of these ideas just die out and never be seen, I'm going to release some of the outlines here gradually (I just need to clean some of them up a bit, or add some last minute fleshing out). So if you're a new FREDder that wants to make something but doesn't have a good story idea, or maybe you just want to daydream some new missions, these are for you!
The outlines are still in a generally draft stage. Not perfect, but good enough to begin work on and let changes come through as the campaign gets developed. Maybe you've got some good plot twists or ways to polish plot development. (Apologies if people are suddenly renamed midway through, or ship's names are all over the place, I'm bad with naming)
For the most part, I tried to keep these campaigns using ships that already exist, any models needed would be from community releases. (With oooone eventual exception)
First off, a pair of NTF campaigns!Exiles - An FS2-era campaign
NTF Campaign: Just before Admiral Koth's assault on Epsilon Pegasi, Admiral Bosch sends in expeditionary force of 7 ships into unknown systems. Their mission: find and secure a vital asset for Neo-Terra. The task force, led by Admiral Marcellus of the NTD Maissala, embarks on a perilous journey into the unknown.(Note, this has nothing to do with Exile, I came up with the title super separately! But I'd change it to something else if this would get released today)Inextinguishable - An FS2-era campaign
NTF Campaign: The 11th Vasudan Battlegroup and the 4th Terran Fleet are poised to invade the NTF-held Sirius system, defended only by the 3rd NTF Fleet. Outnumbering the enemy 2:1 and being supported by a number of pro-Alliance groups in the system, the Alliance seeks a quick a decisive victory to pave the way to the invasion of Regulus and ultimately, Polaris. This is the story of the ensuing conflict and the people involved.
This is the art of war. Admirals facing admirals, bound by the restrictions of politics and grim reality. There are no Shivans, or magic trump card. These men only have their wits to save themselves.
Next batch... maybe Children of Shiva? (Does anyone remember that?) Maybe even a quarter-thought out FreeSpace 3 from my mind?