--Title-- Sci Fi Galaxy
Create A Solar System
How To Create A Solar System:
When planning out a solar system, understand that the solar systems closer to the center of the galaxy will most likely have large red stars that will cause irregular and unstable orbits, likely to cause planets to crash into each other, meaning these solar systems tend to have a lot of asteroids and destroyed planets.
Radiation would be another large factor as the galaxy would have a supermassive black hole spewing radiation from it within the Galactic Bulge.
Similarly to the solar systems in the arms of a spiral galaxy as the amount of stellar phenomena would wreak havoc within the solar systems and the planetary orbits. Also, most stars in the arms tend to be super hot blue stars which don't live long enough to form natural life, but are prime for supernova systems.
When it comes to solar systems that inhabit life, the most optimal areas are within the Galactic Disc of the galaxy. The closer the planet is to the center, the more elements a planet has to grow a species, the further renders the opposite. Meaning most extremely habitable planets tend to be closer than further to the center, along the disc, and not located on the arms of the galaxy.
The Galactic safe zone tends be half to ⅔ of the out of the center, meaning this would be where most habitable planets would be.
Different Types of Solar Systems:
Hot Jupiter System;
Very hot, very large gas giant that orbits very close to the sun. Makes a full orbit (year) in 2-6 days. Usually alone in a solar system, sometimes has other planets but if it does, the planet is very far away.
Frost Line System;
Large plants that hang around in circular orbits around the Frost Line of the solar system.
Long Period System;
2-4 planets that each have very irregular orbits around the sun.
Around 5 planets that tend to be larger than Earth, but all orbit very close to the sun, even coming back into perfect alignment every 191 days.
System with more than one Asteroid Belt, potentially even housing a Dust Disc as well.
Failed Sun Systems;
System that has planets and brown dwarf stars orbiting a larger sun.
Where two suns orbit each other very closely, where the planet(s) orbit both suns together.
System similar to Earth’s where the terrestrial planets are closer and the gaseous planets are further.
Step 1; Assuming you've already got the Sector in mind, decide what kind of Solar System you'd like to create. It can be totally up to you, or you can use the recommended ideas from the different types of Solar Systems section just before this guide
Step 2; Get a rough outline of the Solar System and its composition. What makes the solar system? Is it just a sun with a singular planet orbiting it? Is it 6 Planets scrunched between 3 different tiers of Asteroid Belts? This is going to be the most important step in creating a solar system as most people playing the game will have their decisions most affected by the composition of the Solar System.
Step 3; Once you've got a rough outline, Create A Sun. Once you've got that down, make sure the sun can host what you'd like the Solar System to be like. If you've got a Class M star, its 99.99999999% likely that you wont have a habitable world in orbit around it, so it'd be good to steer clear of that. If something like that comes up, either change the sun or the composition of the Solar System.
Step 4; Under the assumption that the Solar System composition matches the Sun's own composition, you'll then Create A Planet. Once you've done that, you can rinse and repeat with different planets, moons, stellar phenomena, space stations, etc.