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I have a PDF that was published in 2006, called "Out of the Darkness", set in 1248. Has there been any development of the timeline past that? If so, where can I read about it?

I have read rumours of "the Galaxiad", but information on it seems to be contradictory, and sources are not given... could anybody give me an overview of the OTU's further developments after 1248 (or after 2006 in the real world)?
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I have a PDF that was published in 2006, called "Out of the Darkness", set in 1248. Has there been any development of the timeline past that? If so, where can I read about it?

I have read rumours of "the Galaxiad", but information on it seems to be contradictory, and sources are not given... could anybody give me an overview of the OTU's further developments after 1248 (or after 2006 in the real world)?

1248 is the latest date in published Traveller materials.

The Galaxiad is in production by FFE/Marc, but has not yet been published, and information is sketchy at best. The nominal date of the campaign-era is set in ~1900 at TL 17+.
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Oh! That does sound interesting! So the Galaxiad is supposedly the new T5 Milieu, but without any publications yet?
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Oh! That does sound interesting! So the Galaxiad is supposedly the new T5 Milieu, but without any publications yet?
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Is there any source for any of this other than rumours?
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The Galaxiad is mentioned in the T5 rule book and MWM produced a two page teaser of sorts a long time ago...

the Essaray have since made an appearance in the MgT Starter Set adventure.
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But I suppose that teaser isn't available somewhere in PDF form or such? Also, how big is the text reference in the BBB?
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Somewhere here on COTI is a link to a pdf file called GalaxiadIntroPublic which is a 2 page intro to the Galaxiad campaign. Maybe Aramis or another Mod has a link. I've also checked the FFE site and can't find it there.

In summary Galaxiad is pitched like an entertainment series based on historic event exploring classic themes of great story telling.

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The Galaxiad originally appeared as a multi-episode
telenovela on the FFE entertainment network on Regina,
and soon spread to neighboring worlds and sectors. Its
key characters, drawn from the major sophonts of the
region, worked as more than allies: as friends, and their
actions struck a responsive chord in most audiences.
Based on a true story. The Galaxiad
Of course the idea is that the Players step into the story and live it like an um.... role playing game

If I find the link I'll post it here.
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Ah, that name was helpful! Is it this one?

http://www.traveller5.net/GalaxiadIntroPublic.pdf

But that's not really a Milieu, is it? More like a story structure, without giving us any details on political entities, species, technology, militaries, history past 1248, etc...

Does T5 contain more information? The reviews on the book are mostly not enthusiastic.
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Yes thats it. well done finding it.

You're right thats really only a teaser of what the Galaxiad Milleu is supposed to be. Marc has been thinking about these big themes and the things and tropes that make an RPG and I think thats why he's presenting Galaxiad in this way.

No there isn't any Galaxiad specific information in the T5 book. T5 and the OTU are tied to one another though.

Speaking personally I like T5, its not perfect, its not finished, its not for Referees and Players that want a game handed to them.

It will present you with a tremendous toolbox of things to use, but it might overwhelm you too.

I think what most people do with T5 is use it to enhance whatever their favored version of Traveller is. Where T5 explains something, like how Jump works, thats the definitive explanation.

Currently I'm using Cepheus Engine for combat and vehicles and T5 for ship design, technology and world creation.

Getting Marc's novel Agent of the Imperium might actually be a better investment than T5 if you want background of what the OTU is actually like (at least in the author's brain) and what Galaxiad might be.
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