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October 2011


October 2011 Department Article Title Author
From the Editor   Jeff Zeitlin
Critics Corner Supplement 10: Merchants and Cruisers kafka
Mercator Benjamin Pew
Off the Table: Force of Destiny Shannon Appelcline
Off the Table: Become the Hunted Shannon Appelcline
Raconteurs Rest Drop Out (Part 9) Ken Murphy
Doing It My Way Technology Rules: Ansibles in Traveller Jeff Zeitlin
Character Generation Rules: Wooden Ships and Iron Men
(for Mongoose Traveller) (for Classic Traveller)
Timothy Collinson
Fifth Imperium #22: Setting a Campaign: Subsectors of the Marches, Part Two Shannon Appelcline
Up Close and Personal Nell Troutgarden Ken Murphy
In A Store Near You The Showroom: TL1 Bicycle Ewan Quibell
The Showroom: Island Commuter Catamaran Timothy Collinson
Active Measures Getting Off The Ground: Banking the Break Michael Viviano
Kurishdam At Home, We Do It Like This: Slice of Life: Gloop Mike Cross
Lecture Hall and Library: Jump Destination: Bryants World, Amberstar System Ken Pick
The Shipyard Classic Traveller Designs: Covenant-class Consular Ship Scott Diamond
Freelance Traveller Project Wooden Ships and Iron Men: Two-Space Traveller Jeff Zeitlin

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From the Editor

In our August issue, we announced a contest (“Wooden Ships and Iron Men”) asking for a low-tech Wet Navy career. The winning entry, by Timothy Collinson, appears in this issue.

But we indicated that that career would be one of the central pieces of a project that had been back-burnered, but which we were bringing forward and resuming work on. That project is the “conversion” to Traveller, with permission from the author, of the setting and concepts of “Two-Space”, from The Two-Space War and The Guns of Two-Space by Dave Grossman. These novels represent a very different sort of melding of the Age of Sail with interstellar science fiction than the usual: when we say “Wooden Ships”, we mean it! You can find a description of the project on page 30 of this issue, or here, in the Information Center, on the website.

We’ve had more than a few inquiries about The BurrowWolf; we’re happy to inform you that it will return in the November issue of Freelance Traveller—as I write this, the last piece of the magazine to be done before PDF generation, my email alert chimed and deposited the next installment in my Inbox.

We’d like to extend our apologies for being two weeks late—in addition to having had a somewhat rough patch of real life that left the editor exhausted for most of a week right when it was most critical for the magazine, just as he started to recover, he had a telephone service outage that also took down internet access. Both are back, and the issue is finally up, as you can see. We might be a week late in November, but we hope to be back on schedule for the December issue, to close out our second full year of publication—your support for which we once again thank you!