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by InexorableTash
Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Optima substitute for Google Drive documents
Replies: 16
Views: 1908

Re: Optima substitute for Google Drive documents

Another font topic: What is the font in the body text of the classic Traveller books? Also Optima, or something else? If Optima is only in titles, the right Google Docs solution might be to put the title into an SVG, with fonts converted to paths. The body font for the Classic LBBs was, per LKW, He...
by InexorableTash
Mon Jul 09, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: adventures in desktop publishing
Replies: 12
Views: 978

Re: adventures in desktop publishing

Funny thing is Traveller maps often don't include the star type of the primary, and I think the star a planet orbits is an important thing. Yep. The classic maps by GDW were focused on (wait for it...) space travel, and show the bare minimum: "is liquid water and/or a gas giant present for free fue...
by InexorableTash
Fri May 25, 2018 4:55 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Questions about playing while Visually Impaired
Replies: 23
Views: 5044

Re: Questions about playing while Visually Impaired

Itharus wrote:
Thu May 24, 2018 10:32 pm
Hi, is your friend by any chance active on these forums?
It was the same person mentioned upthread ("BlindGuy")

Also, I fixed the demo I put together: https://travellermap.com/tmp/vo.html - if you turn on "Voice Over" on an iPad it's somewhat usable, but not polished.
by InexorableTash
Thu May 24, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Questions about playing while Visually Impaired
Replies: 23
Views: 5044

Re: Questions about playing while Visually Impaired

Wow. That map is amazing. Yeah... that map... might be very hard to convert to a blind friendly mode. That's just for systems and what they contain I take it? More a navigation aid than anything else? If so, I might have an easier time making a homebrew setting, lol. Thanks! I actually did an exper...
by InexorableTash
Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Maps of travellermap.com
Replies: 2
Views: 412

Re: Maps of travellermap.com

They're from a hodgepodge of sources.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... NdkJCOTO88
by InexorableTash
Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Trojan Reach World Profiles (UWP) Discrepancies
Replies: 5
Views: 714

Re: Trojan Reach World Profiles (UWP) Discrepancies

⑆ SPECIAL ADVISORY TO ALL TRAVELLER NEWS SERVICE SUBSCRIBERS ¶ The Travellers’ Aid Society has issued a correction for information regarding several worlds in the Trojan Reach sector on the Imperial frontier. Updated statistics can be found in library data, available free to TAS members and for a no...
by InexorableTash
Wed Aug 30, 2017 12:40 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Vargr Corsair Bases
Replies: 13
Views: 1293

Re: Vargr Corsair Bases

Maybe they don't. Think of the maps in the products as being for the GM, not necessarily what is available to the characters in-game. The pirate bases maybe entirely unmarked, no one but the pirates themselves knowing their location. Maybe them do exist in Imperial military charts (who can't do any...
by InexorableTash
Wed Jul 12, 2017 9:48 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: The Fall of Tinath - Now Available Separetely!
Replies: 11
Views: 2238

Re: The Fall of Tinath - Now Available Separetely!

Would the current set of alien races be relevant? You can, or course, do anything you like in your gaming sessions. For consistency with the published Traveller setting: unlikely. No explanation is given in the book for how humans ended up that far away from Charted Space, long enough ago to have s...
by InexorableTash
Wed Jul 12, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: The Fall of Tinath - Now Available Separetely!
Replies: 11
Views: 2238

Re: The Fall of Tinath - Now Available Separetely!

Cheesy_Nacho wrote:
Wed Jul 12, 2017 12:30 pm
Does anyone know where the CALIDAN Sector (Athwa Subsector) is in relationship other published Traveller Sectors?
Far to Coreward and Trailing of Charted Space. Perhaps it will show up on the map some day...
by InexorableTash
Sun Feb 19, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Vangaurd Reaches
Replies: 4
Views: 563

Re: Vangaurd Reaches

The Vanguard Reaches were first described in "Vanguard Reaches" by Chuck Kallenbach II, published by Paranoia Press (along with The Beyond by Donald P. Rapp). These are available from Far Future Entertainment (a.k.a. Marc Miller) in PDF form either from DriveThruRPG or FFE on CD-ROM on the Classic T...
by InexorableTash
Tue Jan 10, 2017 5:54 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Northstar Ringworld
Replies: 29
Views: 2809

Re: Northstar Ringworld

They both come from the same wikitravellerrpg, so why do you say one is legit and the other is not? The wiki — which is a work in progress — does not wholly reflect Marc Miller's vision of the OTU, which is his playground. Although he has welcomed other authors to build on it — and often with visio...
by InexorableTash
Tue Dec 20, 2016 3:55 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Optima substitute for Google Drive documents
Replies: 16
Views: 1908

Re: Optima substitute for Google Drive documents

Marcellus is the least bad match I've found in the Google Fonts library.
by InexorableTash
Sat Jul 30, 2016 3:54 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Online resources for traveller
Replies: 8
Views: 1305

Re: Online resources for traveller

I love the Traveller Map, but can someone explain why it appears that many worlds are marked as Amber zones - e.g. in Albadawi sector there are many worlds marked as Amber zones, but in the Solomani Rim book only something like two worlds are marked as Amber zones in the UWP profiles? Is this map a...
by InexorableTash
Fri Apr 17, 2015 4:21 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: A Question On Star Maps
Replies: 20
Views: 1912

Re: A Question On Star Maps

Morningkiller wrote:
hiro wrote:
dragoner wrote:There is eye candy version of the Traveller map also.
link?
http://travellermap.com/
For "eye candy" style, you may want to try:

http://travellermap.com/go/spin/1910?style=candy

One of the many options available under the settings menu. Enjoy!
by InexorableTash
Thu Mar 05, 2015 4:01 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: help with Maps/ planets for traveller drinax
Replies: 4
Views: 680

Re: help with Maps/ planets for traveller drinax

This may prove useful in learning to decode UWPs:

http://travellermap.com/world?sector=Tr ... h&hex=2223
by InexorableTash
Mon Jan 26, 2015 4:31 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Gravitational Neutral Points
Replies: 31
Views: 2171

Re: Gravitational Neutral Points

Yes, borders are are a map fiction that delineate the allegiance of the system mainworlds. You're not going to find navies defending empty hexes that happen to have a line around them. Deep strikes into territories by deep space refueling light-months away from observation is also possible. But not ...
by InexorableTash
Sun Sep 21, 2014 11:26 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Mongoose Traveller Extended UWP
Replies: 27
Views: 2801

Re: Mongoose Traveller Extended UWP

Reynard wrote:And yet the sysgen works very well. So well the Traveller Map uses it.
Nit: TravellerMap.com uses existing data, doesn't generate it.

The T5SS-reviewed data is checked to ensure it doesn't violate the rules (mostly) but isn't necessarily generated according to them.
by InexorableTash
Fri Jul 04, 2014 2:15 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: What minor/subrace of Humaniti closely resembles dwarves?
Replies: 9
Views: 1664

Re: What minor/subrace of Humaniti closely resembles dwarves

The Geonee could fill that role, although not as well as the Darrians fill the role of space elves. http://www.waynesbooks.com/images/graphics/tdigest11.jpg There was an actual "Dwarves in Space" article for Traveller in Dragon Magazine back in the day (by Roger E. Moore, IIRC), but that's not part ...
by InexorableTash
Sun Dec 15, 2013 1:25 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Massive Traveller Reprint - Any Changes?
Replies: 26
Views: 3191

Re: Massive Traveller Reprint - Any Changes?

At least one of the books has subsector maps rendered with bitmaps at screen resolution so it is terribly pixelated in print.

It would be nice to replace those with vector art so it prints crisply.

EDIT: And of course, ping me if I can help with that!
by InexorableTash
Tue Sep 17, 2013 12:44 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Asimov's Foundation
Replies: 8
Views: 980

Re: Asimov's Foundation

SPOILERS! Seldon's "public" plan was that the (First) Foundation, on Terminus, would grow into the Second Galactic Empire. Seldon's "secret" plan was that the Second Foundation would emerge as a perfect rulers guided by psychohistory. That's as far as the original books went. Asimov revisited things...