After a bit of wandering through the forum, I didn’t find anything matching this idea, so here’s a new thread to contain it.
My intent with this thread is to provide a centralized place for modders (experienced or otherwise) to toss out ideas for new modules, ship designs, race concepts, basically anything that could add to a mod or start a new one moving. (I’ve got a few seeds I will use to start off the thread myself.) Pretty much anything is good, from the more technical ideas (exploring the effect of different variables etc) to more high-concept notions.
Naturally, it’s also a place to comment on the ideas that are presented - constructive criticism only, please (mind you, while “that idea sucks!” is clearly non-constructive, “I don’t think I’d ever use a module like that” is actually useful feedback). It is OK to comment with “that sounds like module A from mod B” or “I tried that and never could get it to work”.
Part of the idea here is to share ideas. This means that any concept put here should be OK for other modders to use. If you’ve got an idea for a concept that you want to be unique to your mod, that’s awesome, but this probably isn’t the place to share it.
That being said, it’s probably also helpful to note if you are going to use a given idea, so that we don’t wind up with a dozen mods that all play the same. (It also helps to make sure credit is given where credit is due.)
Now I’m aware that the active modder population is pretty slim these days, and this idea may be coming in a day late and a buck short. But I think it’s still worth a whirl. If the thread withers and dies on the vine, well, sometimes that happens. But here’s hoping for some interesting ideas to start flying!