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Old November 15th, 2016, 07:36 PM
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Default Earth - what's it like?

In my current games using books 1-3 of CT, I'm going with the Dumarest book's "Earth is a myth/legend" idea. But in reading about later Trav settings I see it is an actual known location.

So, in later Traveller editions, or even just in your campaign whether it has been visited by characters or not, what's it like? Ball of dirt with ancient ruins? A backward polluted planet but with some civilization? Spotted with overcrowded and well-lived in cities such as Blade Runner? Or an advanced planet with gleaming cities and well-run society? Something else?

Purely curious about official and non-official takes on our homeworld.
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Well, in the OTU, Earth gets invaded by the Imperium specifically to put paid to the invincible planet unconquerable people meme, a political decision. The Solomani make it an Alamo, and it's a game-

https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/6919/invasion-earth

If you bought the FFE CD-ROM you have it on there and you can look over the map of Earth.

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http://wiki.travellerrpg.com/Terra_(SR_1827)_(world)


IMTU, Earth was abandoned due to a metaplague, then a deal was struck between the surviving nations and the pharmabanks, and the Earth is now a heritage park/grav nursery/genetic preserve, with anyone living on it permanently required to stay at TL3.

Everyone else that has not 'moved on' is living in million person orbital cities, built with moon tailings left over from He3 mining, fused together in solar foundries.

So semi-barbarian action, smuggling, ruins robbing, the risk of plague laying under some forgotten rock, and kid's holiday before they have to go to work in space.
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imtu I just say that the collapse of the 2i never affected the terran near-colonies. terra simply set up the "solomani sphere" and makes no attempt to rule beyond that. they explore, they investigate, they may intervene, but that's all. but everything I've ever done is in the spinward marches so it's never played a role in any game I've run.
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imtu I just say that the collapse of the 2i never affected the terran near-colonies.
The collapse of the Rule of Man started as a banking system failure, and it is Canon that a number of the worlds around Terra grouped together as the collapse dragged down the rest of the RoM. This local unity came in handy when the Aslan emerged and started claiming territory.
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Well, in the OTU, Earth gets invaded by the Imperium specifically to put paid to the invincible planet unconquerable people meme, a political decision. The Solomani make it an Alamo, and it's a game-

https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/6919/invasion-earth
Keep in mind: That map is 990, before the invasion, and before 110+ years of Imperial Marine Occupation. TD15 has more on Earth.
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You could make it a Red Zone: no one in, no one out.

But one thing that strengthened the Solomani Sphere was the Vilani coup d'etat at Capital, that made those that felt disenfranchised to divert their capital of resources and capabilities to the Cause.
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Earth - what's it like?
Mostly harmless.

Of course, that's unOfficial.
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I'm going with the Dumarest book's "Earth is a myth/legend" idea.
"Earth, Dirt, something like that." - J. diGriz
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Terran tradition demands maintaining a minimum pool of dolphins, like the ravens in the Tower.
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For what it's worth, the old RPG magazine Dragon has an article about Luna ( Earth's moon ) in issue #87, page 75 penned by Mr. Miller.

This article was my first exposure to Traveller, and I was awed. I was also 14.
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