Group of the Week: Office of Infectious Diseases (OID)

Every time humankind discovers a new alien species, whether flora, fauna, or some other classification, there’s a possibility it’s carrying the disease that will wipe out humanity. The OID is the only organization vigilant enough to keep that from happening, they hope. Group of the Week: Office of Infectious Diseases (OID) Though humanity is often…

Group of the Week: Dominion Advancement and Research Agency (DARDA)

Deep in the Dominion government exists an agency protecting the advancement of technology within human controlled space. If that sounds devious, it is. Dominion Advancement and Research Agency (DARDA) Hidden within the dark folds of the Dominion is a group of eggheads shaping the future of technology across human space–and their names are hidden from…

Group of the Week: Medicorps

If your character ever has need of one of those handy Medikits in their gear, have you ever wondered where they came from? Medicorps Medicorps is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Nemostone Industries, one of the top 50 corporations in the Dominion, and somehow manages to keep a low profile. The manufacturing company is definitely a…

Group of the Week: Stem to Stern, Inc.

A few weeks ago we talked about a group dedicated to refuse disposal. This week we’re talking about a cleaning crew dedicated to making your spacecraft or facility spotless, making you forget about any unsightly messes. Stem to Stern, Inc. (S2S) Every now and then, you may need your ship or facility cleaned by professionals.…

Group of the Week: The Hotshots

A brave group of firefighters lost their lives a few years ago fighting a wildfire in Arizona. They have inspired this post. (For details, see the CrossFit workout we try to do every year in their honor at my local gym – Hotshots 19.) The Hotshots Named after a wildfire crew from the 21st century,…

Group of the Week: Interstellar Waste Management

I will admit, this is a bit of a crappy post. Who really wants to talk about waste management? Well, apparently I do! IWM, Inc. – Interstellar Waste Management In the void of space, you have to make a choice with your waste. Do you void it into the void? Ship it into a nearby…

Group of the Week: The Drifters

No, we’re not talking about the doo-wop group from the 1950s this week. The Drifters in this case are a special brand of bravery or their own flavor of insanity, but either way — they have some great adventures ahead. The Drifters In an age of automated exploration, there is a definite lack of romance…

Group of the Week: Extra Dominion Expeditions

Long ago in another universe (Babylon 5), there was a little company called Interplanetary Expeditions (IPX) with a nasty reputation as a bio-weapons front corporation for the military. Well, let’s give that idea a little spin for the Aliens & Asteroids universe, shall we? Extra Dominion Expeditions, Inc. (XDX) Xeno-archaeology (XA), or the study of…

Group of the Week: MaxiMerc, Inc.

A week ago we introduced a struggling company run by two brothers – The Calamity Company. This week we have a mercenary company ready to do just about any job. As the Ghostbusters once said… “No job too small. No fee too big!” MaxiMerc, Inc. No matter what corner of the Dominion you find yourself…

Group of the Week: The Calamity Company

Last week we dealt with the Endless Council, a group of ridiculously wealthy folks trying to live forever. This week we have a company dedicated to reclaiming the resources and materials locked in old, abandoned facilities across the Dominion… The Calamity Company By the time of Aliens & Asteroids, the Dominion has gone through a…

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