#traveller is managed by Freelance Traveller editor Jeff Zeitlin, who can be found in-channel as "FreeTrav". Other people that Jeff trusts to keep order in the channel go by the names Shadowcat, Swordy, AllenS, Magikal, Harma, BRuadh, CmdrX, and Twolf11.
As a bit of whimsy, #traveller was given a 'starport bar and cafe' motif; your bartender is Brubek. You might want to familiarize yourself with his commands and triggers.
Beginning in May 2002, there have been and will be occasional 'scheduled topic' chats. These chats will be announced in-channel, on the Traveller Mailing List, and in the newsgroup rec.games.frp.announce. A list of topics for these chats appears below. Chats are currently planned as 'open mic' chats; if this proves problematical, active moderation will be imposed. We hope you'll find the topics interesting, and that you'll participate.
In October 2003, a bridge was established with #LoneStar on the Psionics.net IRC network. Both communities have responded well to this, and we encourage people to come visit us on either channel.
You can find widely-recommended IRC clients at the sites below. There are other clients as well.
- mIRC, http://www.mirc.co.uk
- XChat, http://www.xchat.org or http://www.silverex.org/news/
- XChat, http://www.xchat.org
- Mac (OS 9 or earlier)
- Ircle, http://www.ircle.com (OS 7 or later)
- Mac (OS X or later)
- Ircle, http://www.ircle.com (OS X.1 or later)
- Snak, http://www.snak.com (OS X.2 or later)
Previously Held Chats
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24 May 2002 - Aliens - A discussion on near-human and non-human sophonts from non-Traveller game supplements and non-gaming literature - which ones would you like to see in Traveller, and why you think they'd be a good fit for Traveller.
13 Aug 2004 - IMTU - A discussion on what sort of divergences from 'Canonical Traveller' GMs have used.
8 Oct 05 - Writing for Publication - A discussion of what the prospective writer should expect, told from both the writer's and editor's views. By specific request, the transcript of this chat will not be posted or otherwise made available.
Scheduled Chats and Topics
There are currently no chats scheduled. Chat dates/times will usually be posted in United States Eastern Time (local time for New York) and UTC; you can convert to your local time at http://www.timezoneconverter.com/cgi-bin/tzc.tzc.
- Creating Starships
- Creating Worlds
- Creating Vehicles (other than starships)
- Non-gaming references useful for gaming
- Available software tools for Traveller
- IMTU: How different can it be and still be Traveller?
- Traveller in Miniature (using miniatures in Traveller)
- Strategic Wargaming in the Traveller milieu
- Character Generation for beginners
- Equipping the character/party for beginners
- Sources of Inspiration for Traveller
- Role-playing, not roll-playing
- Playing without hack-and-slash
- The role of conflict in the campaign
- Gaming as storytelling or story creation
- Creating Aliens
- Creating Human Aliens
- The "Rubber Suit" Problem - How Alien Can Aliens Be?
Note that topics previously selected for chats may be revisited