Space Empires: Galaxies
uses multiplayer PBW games to develop substantiated roleplays based on
game events and the interactions of the players. Roleplaying, not
winning the game, is the primary objective. As such, completely annihilating an
empire or reducing it to
rubble, is generally contrary to the roleplay aims. It would be considered
unfortunate if the game came to an end since it's intended to continually
generate new roleplays and stories for as long as possible.
The game host can never be a player in
the game. They will have no vested interest in any decisions that might
arise, and serve as a neutral party. All players
are required to provide their passwords to the host
to ensure that all the empires comply with rules, before the game starts and
during play. The game host reserves the right to refuse any empire file that
does not comply with the guidelines. The host also reserves the right to
remove any players found to be in violation of the game rules.
Game turns will be
automatically processed no longer than once per week to provide ample
time for roleplaying. The game will not use the PBW forum since it
is limited in available features. The official roleplaying forums
are located here: SE:
The PBW uses the official
Galaxies mod, which can be downloaded here:
(link goes here).
The mod is based off
Suicide Junkies Pirates and Nomads mod but with a number
of alterations, including improvements to intelligence and colonization.
Each galaxy represent by a
PBW game has no connection to any other galaxies, so
roleplays in the game cannot be connected to roleplays in additional SE:
Galaxies games or other PBW games. In additional, all SE: Galaxies are
contained in a single universe/dimension, so that means no roleplaying about
strange dimensions and alternate universes.
All races and empires must
be unique and original.
This means no sci-fi canon empires, human/terran empires, etc.
Your race can be influenced or inspired by the aforementioned
races/empires, but not direct copies of them. If you are unsure if
your empire is appropriate, please contact the game host. The
stock races (minus those pesky Terrans) are acceptable. No
duplicate ship sets are allowed to avoid any potential confusion.
All players should be sure to select a ship set from the PBW list when
uploading their empire file to the PBW site. If a stock ship set
is being used, please be sure it's indicated by selecting from the list
When setting up and adding
descriptions for your empire file, please keep the following items in mind:
- Your race may
originate from another galaxy - but should no longer has contact
with the original empire and should be in a weakened or reduced
state appropriate to the starting conditions of the game.
explanations for extra-galactic races might be possibilities like
displace/generational colony ships, one-time warp point/wormhole,
galaxy wide disaster, etc.
- Temporal technology
is a valid option in the game, but please avoid wide-scale time
travel scenarios and similar events.
- Any religious beliefs are fine.
- Feel free to use your
empire file in multiple Space Empires: Galaxies game - but remember
there are no connections between each game galaxy.
All players should fill in
all roleplay elements of their empire, such as Biology/Society/History
descriptions. Make sure your empire files contain all this
information, and be sure to send them to Captain
Kwok, so he can make an empire page for your race on the
official SE: Galaxies game website.
Please be aware that surrender
is not allowed.
This includes gifting all of your planets, ships, etc. to another
empire, which is considered an attempt to subvert this rule. Pre-arranged
alliances are also not allowed.
A pre-arrange alliance can quickly sour the experience for the other
players involved in the game so please don't do it. There will be
plenty of opportunities within the game to form partnerships and
Finally, be sure to have
fun and enjoy yourself. That's what it's all about!