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Old January 16th, 2012, 09:22 AM
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Default Terran Trade Authority video

Possibly missed a post where this has been shown already (a search did not yield anything) but when I saw a link to this video, I wanted to share it with Traveller players. Terran Trade Authority (TTA) was a series of scifi starship pictures with a background story linking them - and they were inspiration for quite a few Traveller adventures for me when I started playing and GMing.

http://vimeo.com/29549708
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Wow great video, thanks for sharing. I think Traveller T4 is filled with those illustrations
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Wow, awesome, I still have two of the books.
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The ship from 2:18 to 2:30 in the video reminds me of the 400t Subsidized Merchant at the stern - mixed with a bit of the 400t Patrol Cruiser on the 'wings'

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Possibly missed a post where this has been shown already (a search did not yield anything) but when I saw a link to this video, I wanted to share it with Traveller players. Terran Trade Authority (TTA) was a series of scifi starship pictures with a background story linking them - and they were inspiration for quite a few Traveller adventures for me when I started playing and GMing.

http://vimeo.com/29549708
Holy-OMG! I bought those books as a boy after Star Wars hit the theatres. I read them cover to cover and enjoyed the art work taken from various sci-fi novels, and put into a story book form.

But never, in a million years, did I ever think anyone would take those old books and create a game and CGI video for them. I mean, wow. That's amazing. A new generation of Masta-Blasta-Pasta-Mater comes to the fore.
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A few years back, Adrian was part of an effort to revise and update the books.

For those seeing similarity to Traveller ships, odds are that the TTA books' sources were the inspiration; Adrian's works are almost all directly taken from the TTA books.

The TTA is a big-ship universe, with a capital BIG.

And it's an excellent vid. I wish the NewTTA books were still available. I don't know why they got pulled. The TTA RPG isn't great, nor particularly bad, either, but it's got some excellent background stuff.
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The TTA books were a HUGE influence on MTU.
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What's the music playing in the background? It's pretty cool.
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Great presentation, thanks for the link !
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