It is the year 31 after the Great Accord. The Galaxy has not known war for a generation of most species. That does not mean that it has known peace.
I would say most of the technologies are based on magic anyway. So many of them are like energy booster or amplifier. None the less, physical technologies are required as well for basic space travelling and stuff.
Maybe we could try out time travel after we’ve done one campaign in our new world. That way, we’ll have intimate knowledge of the world’s history and a base for what is “normal” for the universe. Although, I understand you’re concern. Time-travel is only good when it’s done perfectly.
Yeah I like some grit in my spaceships. I can’t decide about magic, I think Psionics might be a better fit. But I don’t know anything about psionics
Another consideration is magic, because it is in D20 Modern.
What level of technology are you guys comfortable with? Obviously there will be a difference in what is available to certain planets but are we going for a nitty gritty firefly feel or a “high science” Star Trek Next Gen feel? Personally, i think I’d like to go with the poineer of space direction, with most ships being functional but not comfortable.