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The Electronic Fan-Supported Traveller® Resource

August 2012


August 2012 Department Article Title Author
From the Editor   Jeff Zeitlin
Featured Articles
Active Measures The Quality of Mercy Michael Brown
Critics’ Corner Off the Table: Musica Cthulhiana: “Fragment” kafka
Spinward Encounters Jeff Zeitlin
Raconteurs Rest Drop Out (Part 18) Ken Murphy
Down Jump Blues Jim Fogarty
In A Store Near You The Showroom: War Chariot (TL1) Ewan Quibell
The Showroom: Racing Chariot (TL1) Ewan Quibell
The Shipyard Mongoose Traveller Designs: Earth Alliance Light Shuttle Richard Page
Doing It My Way Impressment Richard Morey
Locating Jump Gates Richard Page

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From the Editor

This month, we’re somewhere between having a Featured Article and a Theme Issue: Sam Swindell has provided us with a set of three articles that go together, centered around a game originating in the Imperial Navy. Those articles, taken together, are enough of a focus to form the core of a Theme Issue, but (a) they came together somewhat unexpectedly, and (b) the Editor isn’t convinced that they form enough of a framework to hang other articles on, to fully “stock” a Theme Issue. Nevertheless, we’re grateful to Sam, and hope that our readers enjoy his work (and the rest of the issue as well).

Registration for this year’s TravellerCon/USA is now open to all—vendors, referees, and general participants. Your Editor has already registered, and is planning on being there from opening moment to closing. Come join us; there will be plenty of Traveller for all. (See http://www.travellercon-usa.com for more info.)

We’ve decided that the next Theme Issue is going to be our Cruise issue. To that end, we’d like to see submissions focused on the idea of a one-week-in-jump trip to a “resort” world, two weeks on that world, and a week in jump back home. Articles of all types are welcome and encouraged, so please start thinking about it. We’ll be posting to the Traveller sections of the Mongoose and SJGames forums, and to Citizens of the Imperium and the Traveller Mailing List, with some basic setting information, and there will be a more “formal” call for articles in our next issue.

Reviews! Whether it’s any of thirty-five years of Official Traveller, other system’s supplements that can be used with Traveller, or sit-in-a-comfy-chair-and-read fiction that makes you think of possible Traveller scenarios, pick your favorites—or least favorites—and write reviews. Would you recommend it? Why? Do you regret purchasing it? Why? Please add to that collection of reviews with your own thoughts!