The Destiny of Man
This game takes place in the far future in an “industrial sci-fi” setting. Humans have colonized hundreds of new star systems and met numerous new alien species. This has been far from peaceful and many enemies have been made. Power and wealth still motivate many. War is common in outlying areas and terrorism is becoming an ever present threat in the “civilized” systems.
Humans hold a powerful posistion in the universe because of their creation of a gate network. Because of this they have developed a strong presence in trade and politics between other alien races. Some races have embraced this and became powerful allies to the HAP and others resent this and resist the human encroachment with force or persuasion.
On the outskirts of this conflict many have been able to profit. Free traders and mercanary outfits have been growing rapidly. Small groups and individuals have been able to earn, or lose, their fortunes as Freelances both inside and outside of the law.