Homebase (Hex 0) (0102): ESS Scott - The medium class capital scout ship is docked to a large access hatch to the insides of the Dyson Sphere, manned by six guild companies and many independents. Captain-General Maximo wishes to gain control of the exploration fleet by finding valuable technology and is eager to gain any advantage over the guilds. Baron Nascimento believes a great evil lives within the sphere, based on his mage-astrologer-psychic and resists Maximo at every turn, secretly hiring independents to sabotage expeditions within.
(Hex scale is 24 miles)
Location 1 (0302): Base Camp 003 - The camp is the site of a mysterious massacre of an entire company from the Steel Guild, who are now offering great rewards for independents to recover the dead and find out the cause of the loss. The site is in a great forest area, populated with silent robots tending the flora and fauna. A glowing ball of light was observed over the site before the massacre, according to recordings, but the only clue to its source is a strange small ruin at the center of the forest and surrounded by quiescent armored mechanical figures.
Location 2 (0200): The City - This area is so nicknamed for the collection of hundreds of impenetrable buildings found in this area. Robots and flying drones move about from building to building, somehow entering within them to perform unknown tasks or tending to parks and fountains of strangely colored liquids and plant-life. Psi-talented explorers who have entered The City have vivid nightmares of evil beings contained within the buildings.
Location 3 (0004): The Farm - Strange large mushrooms are growing here whose gills shed huge spores that seem to contain some sort of living creature. Huge tentacled robots collect the spores and take them to a central building that admits only the robots inside. The robots resist efforts to take the spores or enter the building, but the Verdant Guild is willing to pay a high price for the recovery of a spore or information on what is inside the building.
"Three Hexes" are simple campaign starters to show that you don't need to do a lot to have interesting settings for people to play in. Feel free to use these in your game, campaign or as ways to spur on your own creativity and imagination!
I've purposefully left a lot of detail out because these are supposed to spur on your imagination! The scale is what I would use in my own world, but if something else suits you better, then go for it. I may have the features moved about on the hexes for clarity, if they don't suit you, move them!
Three Hexes by Michael "Chgowiz" Shorten (firstname.lastname@example.org) is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.