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*Freelance Traveller

The Electronic Fan-Supported Traveller® Resource

May/June 2020

 

 
May/June 2020 Department Article Title Author
From the Editor   Jeff Zeitlin
Featured Article
Critics’ Corner CD-ROM: Classic Traveller Jeff Zeitlin
Journal of the Travellers’ Aid Society Timothy Collinson
The Zhodani Candidate Megan Robertson
Off the Table: A Memory Called Empire Benedikt Schwarz
Raconteurs’ Rest Smoke Test: Once in a Blue Moon [Chapter 7] Michael Capriola and C. A. Pella
The Prep Room Pacing An Adventure: Some Hints Jeff Zeitlin
Finding Your Way Around The Starport: Traffic Control Benedikt Schwarz
Multimedia Gallery Twilight Stories #1: Port of Transit Mike Cross
Active Measures Getting Off the Ground: Historical Author Paul Raistrick
Doing It My Way Navigation in Traveller: Jump Masking Dan Corrin
Columns Confessions of a Newbie Referee: #44: Rabbit Holes Timothy Collinson
The Shipyard Traffic Control Pinnace Benedikt Schwarz
Up Close and Personal Ham Sinclair Daniel Phelps

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From the Editor

Much of this issue was put together during the period when New York was under ‘lockdown’ due to the covid-19 pandemic. That, plus a scheduled vacation during April, meant that I had extra time to do it—and I needed it, because the disruption to my regular routine meant that I had difficulty focusing on tasks, whether recreational like this, or my regular job (where I was really working, from home). Nevertheless, here in your hands you hold an issue that was released on time—and I’ve already started working on the next issue, so that hopefully Freelance Traveller won’t miss a beat during this period when many of us are being told not to get together to play Traveller.

Freelance Traveller is only one way to keep Traveller going during this trying time, and I encourage everyone, as usual, to write for us, so that we’re printing what you want to see and to share. We are, after all, a community resource.

There are other ways to continue your involvement in Traveller, though—several people have mentioned in other forums playing virtually—using virtual tabletop software like Roll20, or just videoconferencing software like Zoom or Skype. There’s also an older technology that’s still available: IRC. Freelance Traveller manages two Traveller-related IRC channels, #Traveller on Undernet, and #LoneStar on Otherworlders. Those channels are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, so feel free to hang out a while, or to leave a client idling in either. Someone will show up at some point to chat.