Weirdly we had no XBoat Transmissions this time! We need email!
In this episode, we get back to our Random Planet Generation project by reading about Algira, a planet created by Patrick Kanouse (full description below). Really nice work, Patrick!
We then move on to Internet Finds, including…
- Darkest Stars, a Classic Traveller Fanzine by Omer Joel and Paul Elliott
- Jeff finds two Traveller articles in online copies of the old Dragon magazine. Dragon #43 p 35: Traveller Adventure “Canard” by Roberto Camino is the first. We’ll post the other on our next episode!
- Stray RPG Thoughts. Just found this blog. Dude has amazing stuff about mega corps and the super rich in RPGs. Highly relevant for Traveller, Cyberpunk, or whatever. https://strayrpgthoughts.blogspot.com/
Our main topic was our participation in an online Classic Traveller Game run by Greg Caires, as part of the online offerings of this year’s North Texas RPG Con. It used Greg’s Sappers character class, which appeared in Freelance Traveller, September/October 2019: Character Generation Rules: Deep Space Rescue Corps: A Career for Classic and MegaTraveller.
We wrap up with News of the Imperium, a new segment in which we discuss upcoming convention games and events relevant for Traveller, upcoming or recent product releases, and anything else that fits. This time it included…
- Greg Caires tells us: PGHCon in Pittsburgh has gone online and their website says registration fees are going to a local food bank I believe and I’m offering a CT game in support. https://warhorn.net/events/pgh-con-online
Greg is running So Others May Live again… https://warhorn.net/events/pgh-con-online/schedule/sessions/725ff9de-6c7e-4ac8-8c47-c048b6900d9e
- TravellerCon 2020: at this point it looks like TravellerCon/USA is going on as scheduled, Oct 9-11, in Lancaster, PA. Link: http://www.travellercon-usa.com/
- Patrick Kanouse writes: Hey there! Wanted to let you know that I’m planning on running Murder at Arcturus Station using Traveller5 rules for Gen Con Online. Still needs to be accepted, but that’s the plan.
- Gaming and BS podcast is on Twitch.tv – I watched Sean run Mothership. Really fun. https://www.twitch.tv/gaming_and_bs