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  #125 New April 13th, 2019 01:38 AM
At what point in a thread is it acceptable to say that something is simply "not Traveller" even if the thread is the My Own Traveller Universe. The following has been posted there.

Traders and such always work for someone: probably a corporation who is chartered by a noble. It's difficult to be unaffiliated in the Main Sequence setting, if you want to have any kind of power at all. Or if you want to have a starship (which is a special kind of power). Note that control of starships is managed not by buy-sell regulation, but by the regulated use of sungates. Sure, any wealthy schmuck can get their hands on an (illegal) space yacht to zip around a star system, but they need permission to traverse the sungates out of the system. If their yacht isn't chartered by a noble, they will quickly get into trouble and have nowhere to run.
Aside from chucking the whole concept of a Free Trader out of the window, where does "sungates" come in? Unless I missed something in Traveller 5.0.9, there are no "sungates" in Traveller. So why is this posted in the main forum, when, at best, it belongs in either Random Static or non-Traveller gaming. I know that there is nothing in Cepheus Engine covering "sungates". I am not sure but that the whole concept of "Noble" in Traveller us also up-ended. As the poster is not someone that I pay attention too, this comment caught my eye when looking at a recent post in Galactic Economics. Anything doing with economics will catch my attention, at least to a degree.
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#1 April 17th, 2019 05:18 PM
The IMTU section is specifically for non-OTU Traveller so actually it is Traveller. Just not as you play it. So, in IMTU probably never since that is where the "heretics" hang out. Diversity, Traveller has it.

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