I can't remember which came first, Rebellion Shades or Viral Shades. Both gave a set of free form nuggets for Referees to use as the basis for their own campaigns or as sideline adventures. Anyway here's the blurb:
This article presents 6 nuggets to assist referees with the running of adventures in the Rebellion setting. The first two nuggets provide background information on life in the rebellion, particularly as it affects worlds close to, but not in, the warzone. The second pair of nuggets detail two patrons whom the players may encounter or who may hire the characters. The third pair of nuggets present "random nugget" adventures that the referee can introduce into the course of an existing campaign, or use for stand-alone sessions. The nuggets are:
- Blockade! - Blockade practices during the Rebellion.
- Rebellion Streetwise - Life dirtside on a heavily policed world.
- Yuasa Acome - A cunning and successful business woman.
- Salina Gerba - A crusading freelance tri-D journalist.
- Operation Haven - The PCs are called upon to help rescue refugees.
- Salvage! - The PCs encounter a derelict ship.
Although "Rebellion Shades" has been written for the period 1117 - 1125 the nuggets will also prove valuable to Hard Times adventurers. The blockade practices described are similar to those adopted by the factions to protect their safe and frontier regions, although the quality and quantity of ships available would be lower. "Rebellion Streetwise" could easily reflect life on frontier worlds, especially if inter faction rivalry continues, pirates abound, or xenophobic feelings are running high and there is a significant alien population. The patrons will undoubtably live on into Hard Times, and the scope for their action is probably greater then than during the Rebellion. Finally the adventure nuggets, especially "Salvage!", could take place at any time before the Virus comes.
Read all of Rebellion Shades.