It started off with one planet and a bunch of little people – by little people I mean ordinary people way down at the basic level of things, the small cogs in the giant wheel that makes up a pioneering society – explorers and adventurers bumping into people without laws.
I stuck a couple of Empires into the background to give various civilizations depth and my villain more power. And BAM! Suddenly I had a multitude of planets to play with.
Every layer of civilization was there somewhere, from the borderline habitations (the rough areas of the galaxy) where penal colonies are situated, through an assortment of planets and places at different stages of settlement, all the way up to fully fledged Kingdoms and Imperial Cores – Rulers and palaces, wars and slavery, the wealthy, the poor and the ordinary living their lives.