@viciousviscosity because warfare is a resource Intensive practice that causes considerable collateral damage. A group of fanatical ecologists wouldn't use conventional warfare at all.
Hmm, what about an angle of warring space elves? Ancient groves, connected to nature and here to kick ass of anyone who doesn't respect it. Its sci-fi so, unconventional works.
@viciousviscosity but they wouldn't engage in warfare as we know it due to the high risks of collateral damage, plus the target could always "salt the earth" literally. It would be all cultural manipulation, nanites, and engineered viruses. Their mightiest warriors would be psychohistorians in the humanities department.
That's what I'm talking about, I'd enjoy reading about that kinda culture and all the events that stem from those values and perspectives when met with a distinctly different, possibly incompatible culture.
@viciousviscosity I probably plug this setting far too much but the mindjammer RPG has a lot of stuff like that in it.
@viciousviscosity you can play a hyperintelligent asexual memetics engineer who, with the help of his AI-uplifted cephelapod assistant, and their captain who is also their ship, just might guide a bunch of (human, chimp, and Sasquatch) space Canadians out of an escalating civil war set to ravage their world....
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