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    Dr Ink’n’Stain
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    • Flumph

    I have been veeery slowly working to to make more user-friendly (that is, printable/scalable) versions of the various spacecraft from the Mongoose version of Traveller. I have mostly tried to keep true with the statistics and existing values while making the designs more to my liking, but I cannot be sure if during the constant fiddling a couple of dTons might have been misplaced here and there. But hey, when has spaceship design been an exact science anyway…


    The pdf’s are currently layered, so that the texts and the grid can be turned off. I intend to do some cleanup for the designs once I have the whole set (whatever and whenever that may be) ready. The files can be downloaded from my Dropbox:


    Small Craft I: Fighters, Ship’s Boats and yes, the infamous Pinnace. Also, a couple of original designs slipped in.


    Small Craft II: Modular Cutter and a couple of cargo modules.


    Scouts: Seeker Mining Ship and the Type S Scout.


    Free Trader: Type A merchant ship.


    I’m currently struggling with the Far Trader, but I seem to have hitted a snag with that one, so I might skip it for a while, or just fit the Free Trader with a bigger reactor and jump drive. After that, I have the Yacht and the Fat Trader basic designs worked out in my head, they should be quite straightforward designs so it is mostly just the matter of finding the time. 


    And needless to say, the Whartson Hall Traveller games have been copiously consumed during the creation of these files.

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    • Mind Flayer

    Have you looked at some of the existing collections of spaceship plans for Traveller, like the Freelance Traveller Shipyard, the Chromeblack deckplans or the ones in Nuketown?

    There’s also some neat articles about other spaceship-related topics, such as On the Naming of Ships by Ken Pick


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    • Mind Flayer

    Any Traveller fans out there who would like to play in an online game? 🙂

    I’ve been preparing for a future podcast about TRAVELLER RPG and have found myself falling into a vortex of reading and re-reading the material that I once knew so well. I rarely refereed the game back in the day, but I was an enthusiastic player. I loved the potential of world-hopping: encountering the weird and the wonderful and being stuck with them in Low Passage for a week.


    Even the die-hard, rose-tinted fan will admit that most of the published adventures produced by GDW, in the little black books, were a bit weak. They provided a sketchy plot, a little local colour and a couple of plans and expected the referee to busk the rest while on the fly. If you were being generous you could describe them as a ‘framework’ for your gaming group to build upon. If you were being honest, you’d have to admit that they were a bit of a swizz.

    There was an exception that proved the rule in the form of THE TRAVELLER ADVENTURE, which was the first real attempt at creating a ‘role-playing’ campaign pack, all the others seemed like deck-plans for a table-top SF skirmish, war game.

    I played the adventure twice, and both times it was completely different, because of the style of play by the referee. The first time was brisk and combat heavy. The second was bureaucratic and talky. Both versions were wrapped in an intriguing plot.


    I’m going to play it again… this time as a referee in an online game, and you are invited.

    I need a crew for THE MARCH HARRIER, a 400 Ton subsidised merchant that serves the worlds of the ARAMIS TRACE. The subsidy is owned by a blind trust based on Regina and the crew will have a broad discretion in selecting cargoes, destinations and charters, providing basic financial and contract obligations are met.

    THE MARCH HARRIER has been running the assigned route for over five years. It’s built up a credit of 80 weeks can begin operations outside of the ARAMIS TRACE at any time.

    Presently the ship is in dock at the space port in LEEDOR the capital of ARAMIS …

    The game will take place fortnightly in short sessions (in the style of a space opera serial!) online.

    ‘Session Zero’ will commence on Wednesday 23/09/2015 – Google Hangouts, using the Roll 20 app. Commencing at 21.00 until about 23.00 – a chance to meet your fellow crew members and to walk through the decks of THE MARCH HARRIER.

    If you are interested … then please let me know and I’ll get you on the roll call … join me – it’s going to be a blast!


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