A Community from Outer Space: Featuring Dotsent!

The humans of Tau Station are as diverse and brilliant as the stars within which our galaxy swims. Many of them are as skilled as the very engineers who keep the stations afloat and as fueled by ingenuity as the scientists of Benevolent Dynamics! This segment, we would like to shine our plasma torch on Citizen Dotsent!

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Galactic Destinations: Ross 154

If humanity were a network, till very recently, it has been a fractured one. Slowly, system by system, station by station, we began to find each other again, to reconnect the nodes. After so much time apart, it was with great joy that we spoke again, heard each other’s voices. However, after so much time apart, some of us had learnt to speak a little differently.

We have recently reestablished contact with Ross 154, a distant system whose jumpgate is soon to be accessible once more. It is the perfect example of how evolution, be it social or otherwise, works in the vacuum of separation. 

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Person of Interest: Jelena Starkiss

During the darkest of times, while a candle may provide light that is both pure and illuminating, a blaster bolt often shines brighter and cuts right to the heart of the matter. Where law protects, guides, and nurtures, ofttimes a dollop of chaos can expedite matters and inspire greatness of solution! Both sentiments can be attributed to  Captain Jelena Starkiss.

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The Crane’s Critique: Mantis Class Private Cruiser

How blessings brighten as they take their flight.
Edward Young

How pertinent a sentence, allegedly uttered by a poet of ancient Terran origin, that applies aptly to the recent discovery of an entire fleet of sleek and steady vessels to ferry us through the Black. The Mantis Class Private Cruiser, a ship I have had the distinct pleasure of being allowed to fly. Tune in, loyal followers, for my enlightening review!

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Wishing you Another Festive Emberfest!

A new Emberfest is upon us! The air glitters with hundreds of holo-embers and, perhaps, just a dash more hope than before. It seems like an age since the previous Emberfest so long ago. The time between has been unprecedented, with most of us orbiting each other and our loved ones at a far distance, fighting to forge through the challenges we all face.

So, as the holidays dock into our port like an interstellar cruiser transporting hope and cheer, we want to wish you all our love and appreciation, our sincerest hopes for an amazing, gorgeous, and above all healthy 2021… and, maybe, just a little cheesy, sci-fi holiday poetry!

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Citizen’s Corner: Unofficial Short Story Contest

“The human species thinks in metaphors and learns through stories.”
Mary Catherine Bateson


It is perhaps an understatement of galactic proportions to say that here on Tau Station, we love story. We all have a love of reading, of good fantasy and sci fi. Most of us are also storytellers in our own right, be it through the visual medium, that of words, games, or the lost art of holo-weaving.

It is with no small amount of pride, therefore, that we react to moments of our own Citizens and players picking up the figurative holo-quill and creating their own stories!

Today we’re showcasing one such fantastic event, Unofficial Tau Station Short Story Contest!

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The Missions of Tau Station

I like a good story well told. That is the reason I am sometimes forced to tell them myself.

Mark Twain

One of the core pillars of Tau Station are its missions. They are the main medium by which you can experience the many stories of our galaxy, how we introduce you to its denizens and engage you with their struggles, their passions, fears, their loves and laughs. Our missions weave throughout the systems and their stations, tying in themes and genres while guiding you through each narrative. 

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The Accessibility of Tau Station

“The power of the Web is in its universality. Access by everyone regardless of disability is an essential aspect.”
Sir Tim Berners-Lee – Inventor of the Web (Mesh)

Right from the beginning, we have always held Sir Berners-Lee’s words close to heart. Tau Station has always been designed with accessibility at its very core. We envision a universe that can be experienced by everyone, regardless of personal requirements or situation. And this is exactly how we’ve been designing Tau Station.

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The Tale of Tau Station

Tau Station has achieved near geosynchronous orbit around Kickstarter! With this new phase initiated, a number of questions come to light concerning the Catastrophe and other more mysterious tales of the galaxy. Please accept the following transmission in order to upgrade your security clearance!

Disclaimer: Any mental or physical harm, death, or dismemberment that may arise from knowing too much is the sole responsibility of individuals choosing to continue past this point.

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