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Old April 4th, 2007, 09:26 AM
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I notice that many of the good games out there are starting to emerge with CGI trailers with killer soundtracks. Why doesn't Traveller?

This could either be something intiated from the company or fan based (like Andrew's fantastic efforts).

I had proposed once to do a history of the OTU by taking images from different gamebooks and hiring voice actors to narrate a sequence. I got a abrupt: "No" from SJG and silence from Marc & QLI and hence have not followed up on it.

If Traveller is to thrive in the new milieux, it should find new ways of inventing itself. A good see an excellent mash-up with scenes from Serenity, Firefly, Star Wars with Traveller inspired dialogue laying the basis for many fan efforts. It seems odd that the individuals & companies that produce Traveller have not sought out opportunities like this.

For revenue can be generated by licences but popularity is fan based and more grassroots (not neccessarily profit-driven more hobbyist). Taking advantage of intitiatives that are now before us would go a long way in regenerating the fan base of Traveller.
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I started doing a CGI Traveller trailer that basically animated a number of the box/book covers and some of the better interior illustrations using the new Battlestar Galactica theme as background music. As you can imagine it didn't get very far and will almost certainly never see the light of day [img]smile.gif[/img]

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Old April 4th, 2007, 11:38 AM
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I thought Andrew's highport animation was well on the way to being a decent trailer for Traveller. Hopefully, he'll extend this somewhat (at some stage) to give a 5 minute intro to the Traveller universe. His Ace of Spades animation is also a pretty good Traveller intro piece.
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Old April 4th, 2007, 12:13 PM
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The current plan is to add a few more scenes and use it as a trailer for the Spica Sourcebook, except I keep getting distracted (mostly by the book itself), so it probably won't be ready in time.
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Old April 6th, 2007, 12:35 PM
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I just threw this together:

http://www.traveller3d.com/travtrail.avi
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Nice one, Mr B
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I like it!

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Old April 6th, 2007, 04:08 PM
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It needs a bit of work, but I'm *really* trying not to get distracted away from all the other stuff I should be doing. I'm not succeeding, though, so it wouldn't take much to persuade me to co-produce this with someone...
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If by "co-produce" you mean posting things like "nice job", "keep going", and "I like it", then most of the people here are quite willing to "co-produce" with you.
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Old April 7th, 2007, 07:25 AM
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