Quick Links To Wiki Content
One of the benefits of using a wiki for our universe content is that you can reach individual articles in multiple ways. We encourage you to follow the links and see where they take you. We also wanted to provide you a big-picture view of our content. Check out the links below to see main areas of the site.
- Serpens History - It Depends on who you ask ...
- Serpens Pedia - As stories are added, new words and terms are added to the pedia to keep us all on the same page.
- SHWBP forums - This is where the real work happens. Before an idea is introduced into the Serpens Head Universe we work it over and make sure it fits our criteria and existing cannon.
- Copyright Policy - Our police is put in place to protect you and the site. Check it out before deciding to contribute.
- Planning Doc - Temporary link to raw ideas document
- Road_Map - Temporary link to our Road Map ... decisions for moving forward
Who Are We
Welcome to the Serpens Head World Building Project (SHWBP). The heart of our site is to work collaboratively with others as we World Build the Serpens Head universe. Serpens Head, also known as Serpens Caput in astronomy, is a constellation in the northern hemisphere. The SHWBP focuses on a universe that exists in the future, and centered around the solar systems that make up that constellation.
Our roots go 20 years deep-all the way back to an email based, fantasy world building group called Fargoth. Some of our brainstorming and editing methods come from that group, and we tip our hat to our old writing friends. As that fictional place began to come to an end, a couple of us had the idea to do a similar project, but in the Sci-fi genre, so we created the Prime World Building Project. We had a small group of writers from around the globe contributing content, but after a several years it too had run its course. Now, many years later, R THNDR and TALucas decided to put their minds together once again and brought fourth Serpens Head.
What's It About
SHWBP is a hard to medium science fiction world building project. In simple terms, we are less like Star Wars, and more like Star Trek. We tend to move away from things that appear to be magic-like, and move towards plausible science. Ideas like the force are out, but concepts like the warp-drive are in.
We've intentionally decided not to make a "galactic empire" as seen in many of the space operas. We chose depth over breadth, and want to create a place full of life and diversity. We want to provide a universe full of unique content, but at the same time provide a consistent framework to work within. We've created a set of Universe Laws to keep us on the same page. This will prevent us from creating paradoxes in our writing. It doesn't mesh well if one submission contains jump gates, but are a physical impossibility in another.
Our spotlight is small, just a handful of solar systems, but our heart is to break out the magnifying glass and look deep at this exciting new place.