Foundation and empire
Moddable to their core, Paradox games past have provided a platform for less conventional histories, most notably the Song Of Ice And Fire conversion for
Crusader Kings II. Fåhraeus assures us that Stellaris will be just as open for overhaul as previous titles, even if that makes it a great glowing beacon for DMCA takedown notices. Stellaris will host no scripted campaigns by default (the idea may crop up in expansions, “if it sells”), but the functionality is in place, awaiting intrepid modders to build specific galaxies rife with infringing content. Should the procedural narrative begin to repeat itself, the voyages of the Starship Enterprise, a flight from Cylons away from your homeworld, or a tale built on Asimov’s laws of robotics are, as fallbacks go, pretty solid options.