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Old January 2nd, 2017, 01:58 PM
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Default What would you like to do with Traveller in 2017?

It's the start of the new year - if things go perfectly for you, what are the things you'd like to accomplish, make happen, contribute to, tweak, explore, read, or start work on with Traveller?

Any version, any media, any expression. All resolutions discussed here are non-binding ^_^

For me: I'd like to keep up my current campaign ( MgT2, S3s in the Trojan Reach ) though it will certainly come to an end when I head back home in late February. I'd like to keep gaming by starting up a new campaign at home ( rules, setting, and theme undecided )... but the people I know back home are like a herd of cats.

I plan to be better at plinking away on the Wiki entries with guidance. I'd like to finish the first group of supplements I have been tinkering with forever and "get them out there," whatever -that- winds up meaning. At GenCon I'll run a session on creating Traveller characters. I'll participate more here and contribute positively to others exploring our past time. I'll add substantial entries to a Traveller blog I started a while ago.

In general I'd like to help increase Traveller visibility in a positive way, give back to the hobby, and learn and experience more with supplement design.

How about you? What are your Traveller plans for 2017?
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Old January 2nd, 2017, 02:18 PM
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For 2017, I would like to:

1. Finish writing and illustrating my three-part book, Zhevra's Dance.


2. I'd like MWM's license to publish the book as a Traveller novel.

3. I'd hope to finish developing Knoellighz Sector, putting it In Review by the T5 Second Survey.

4. I have my eyes set on writing a small, Exploration mission for Traveller into the 1105 developing, frontier system of Llizan (Knoellighz 0605). The system has 18 planetary bodies, the highest number in the Sector.

5. I think I'd like to run a Traveller game for a convention, a small one-shot over the weekend for Vargr fans set in Tuglikki and Gvurrdon Sectors.

6. I imagine that I will continue to draw and upload my Traveller artwork through the year.

7. Maybe, just maybe Referee for Traveller sometime this year. Big maybe.
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Old January 2nd, 2017, 05:41 PM
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Old January 2nd, 2017, 05:55 PM
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I'm currently running another game for a terrific group of players. But that game is on a break right now because my work load (writing) is heavy. (Another player is currently running another game, with a second player ready to pick up his Cyberpunk 2020 game that he started when I took some time off from running last year).

So, before I can run my Traveller material this year, I need to finish up my current game. And with luck, I'll be busy and just squeak my current game into play. We'll see how it goes!

But if I can get to Traveller this year, I would:
  1. Run one of the two subsctors I've been developing this past year using the original (Books 1-3) Traveller rules.
  2. This would entail building out at least a cluster of worlds (at least 10 or so) in one of these two subsectors
  3. Developing the worlds means sketching culture, factions, and adventure possibilities for each of the ten worlds in the clusters
  4. Develop Rumor Tables for the cluster
  5. Develop Rumor Tables for each world
  6. Develop NPC Encounter Tables for each world
  7. Develop Animal Encounter Tables for each world
  8. Develop the rest of the subsector around the cluster as required.
  9. Using the baseline assumptions of original Traveller play, the PCs will be outsiders to the environment, having mustered out and traveled to a subsector rich in adventure possibilities for them to purse and advance their situation with daring deeds and bold plans.

I'd gather up players and play...

I would prefer a Player driven game, where I hand the Players rumors for them to pursue as they wish. They can ignore the rumors if they desire and do whatever they want. But in a sandbox campaign, I have found offering a focus through rumors is helpful.

Whether it is a treasure to seek, a wrong to right, an NPC from the past the needs help, it allows them to decide what the priorities of their PCs will be. This in turn means I am not trying to hook them into what I want them to chase, but they are actively pursuing what they think is most important.

On the other hand, by offering them concrete kinds of rumors about the cluster they are starting it, their core knowledge about the setting will be focused on the worlds I've already developed. If the rumors from the Rumor Table are intriguing, mysterious, varied, and enticing in different ways as adventure possibilities they'll most likely be happy to gravitate toward at least one of the Rumors.


That's the dream. But, like I said, things are kind of busy already. We'll see how this year goes.
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I definitely will continue to contribute to the Traveller Wiki on the "wrong" side of the galaxy with stuff on the Glimmerdrift Reaches and Crucis Margin sectors, maybe a bit of Gateway and Hinterworlds thrown in.

I'd like to see more FTF opportunities too, but those seem rare these days.
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I am transitional now, becoming a hermit so i can focus on writing and save money. So, by the rule of 3, my goals are...

1-complete my Traveller inspired novel and get it published!

2-finish my Athlete expanded character generation project

3-Join the Moot! I have been lurking in the shadow long enough.
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I'd like to see a quick-start booklet/pdf for the Mongoose 2e. Wouldn't mind working on that this year.
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Continue my work to uncover 'non-canon' material written during the first 10 years of the game (1977-1987), especially orphaned worlds and sub-sectors.
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Continue the atpollard PbP game on COTI for a third year.
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Cool A worthy set of 2017 goals for Traveller I thought

I am very new at everything...Mongoose Rules...Traveller itself...even RPG...but I am going whole hog as a beginner and really getting excited.

(1) I'd like to learn enough in next 60 days of 2017 to be able to referee a scenario for friends.
(2) Once my character is developed for my own play I'd like to find an adventure online to participate in...
(3) I'd like to help promote more online play
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