Traveller Store CotI Features New Posts Mark Forums Read Register


Go Back TravellerRPG.com > Citizens of the Imperium > General Traveller Discussions > In My Traveller Universe

In My Traveller Universe Detail what parts of Traveller you do (or don't) use in your campaign.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old September 15th, 2018, 10:13 PM
Kilgs Kilgs is offline
Citizen: SOC-13
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Midwest America
Posts: 998
Gallery : 0
Visit Kilgs's Blog
Kilgs Citizen+Kilgs Citizen+Kilgs Citizen+
Default [ATU] Year 148 Brainstorm

So I was procrastinating this past weekend… I’ve always liked the TNE/1248 setting but I dislike the complete destruction and really disliked how 1248 came together with the Grand Alliance and so on. I get that Virus is a bit of love/hate thing and I can definitely see things wrong with it. But, having been raised on Mechanoids in the 80’s, the idea of Vampires, robot soldiers and the like is just something that I think is pretty cool. Sort of a mix between Rebellion/Hard Times/1248 is definitely something that really interests me. In addition, the Imperium is too bloody big for me. I like something more localized…

So I was skimming through old downloads and I came across a map created by Stellar Reaches for an ATU based off 1145 IY where the Hard Times kicked in but VIRUS never arrived. I really like Hard Times so it was a possible approach. His map matched some of my ideas for Ley Sector so I planned on developing it someday.

But I looked closer at the map and saw a pretty cool set-up with lots of Pocket Empires, some of which just screamed storyline, and then made a few modifications. First, I flipped it upside down. Second, I shrunk it to make Domains into Sectors. Then I smashed VIRUS through the middle of it.

A number of changes… it will be using a version of the Clement Sector Zimm drive to slow down expansion. Basically, J3 is the max jump range and that is only available to ships under a certain amount (currently 100-200t). J2 is only available to a mid-range and ships over 3-6Kdton are limited to J1.
-This way, the spread of super-Vampire ships is limited to Mains. In addition, the use of small vessels to head into the Black/Holocaust Zone is prevalent since they can cross it the fastest.
-And I wanted a more small-ship game.

The Imperium is not the Imperium but something similar and it was only in existence for less than a thousand years. It features Noble Houses which serve the nobility ranks like the Imperium. Great Houses were in charge of sectors, High Houses were in charge of subsectors, and Low Houses were in charge of systems.
-That cluster of pocket empires in Dulinor’s safe? That is the remnants of the majority of Houses which have now settled into an uneasy peace.

Uplifts/Altrants from Clement are also part of it. I’m a big fan of transhuman stuff without going full Mindscape but they’ve been added to more and more of my ideas. I think Clement did some good stuff with them and will roll with it. Take in the Sentient Starship/Frame stuff from Mindjammer…

So I did some doodling and shrinking and brainstorming over a couple of hours and ended up with this. So here is the rough sketch of my new ATU which I will likely never play/run anything in because it’s only interesting to me ;-) But it’s fun and something to monkey around with this winter.

[Big thanks to Stellar Reaches for this awesome map!]

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Nco...ew?usp=sharing
__________________
"What's the point of watching out for assassins?" Floyt grouched. "The underhanded bastards are always sneaking up on us anyways."
Reply With Quote

Welcome!
To see more of this thread, please login or register.
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Brainstorm - great tool for sci fi concept artists Beerfume Software Solutions 3 July 20th, 2016 10:37 AM
BCS: Don's Brainstorm for December 1, 2015 robject Traveller 5 17 June 20th, 2016 03:02 PM
Brainstorm: Resurrect JTAS? Daddicus Traveller 5 16 August 17th, 2014 02:25 PM
Year ldadams122000 Traveller 5 8 April 9th, 2013 10:14 PM
Yay or Nay?: Switching from 4 year terms to 1 year assignments? The Hinterworlds Rambler In My Traveller Universe 10 March 9th, 2006 12:50 PM

This website and its contents are copyright ©2010-2013 Far Future Enterprises. All rights reserved. Traveller is a registered trademark of Far Future Enterprises .
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright (c) 2010-2013, Far Future Enterprises. All Rights Reserved.