In Johnstone Metzger’s Space Wurm vs. Moonicorn we were prompted to rate a couple of the properties of the Imperial Throne of the Galactic Empire. We ended up going with:
– Average Legal frameworks.
– Strong Market regulation.
– Strong Military power.
– Weak Popular support.
– Average Revenue collection.
Strong military power and weak popular support are pretty standard Space Fantasy trope, and I’ve had no trouble riffing on them to come up with plot ideas for our game.
I’m finding myself stumped on Strong Market regulation. We’ve defined it as strong, and I feel it should be important role, and be a jumping off point to challenge our protagonists.. but I’m stuck.
I figured I’d throw it open to you guys to see if you had any ideas or examples of what a galactic empire with strong market regulation could look like or how it could impact our characters in interesting ways.