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by Geir
Mon Feb 17, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: The Beyond is a mess
Replies: 29
Views: 752

Re: The Beyond is a mess

I've finished my first draft of the whole sector , and now I need to deal with things I've neglected, so here is the data posted: https://geirbloodaxe.blogspot.com/2020/02/the-whole-beyond-first-draft.html Still to do is to finish subsector and world articles at a minimum. In addtion to those "requi...
by Geir
Sun Feb 16, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Updated High Guard Ships
Replies: 31
Views: 257

Re: Updated High Guard Ships

2) Make the Tigress a Sphere hull The ships where based on the listing in Classic Traveller so have whatever type they did. The CT Tigress has configuration 5: Sphere? https://i.imgur.com/nVshw5N.png There is no "Standard" configuration in CT: https://i.imgur.com/FnHx5AN.png I figured AnotherDilber...
by Geir
Sun Feb 16, 2020 2:48 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Updated High Guard Ships
Replies: 31
Views: 257

Re: Updated High Guard Ships

Are these official, semi-official, or just your suggestions? At least semi official. Cool! I'm assuming you're the Andrew who is the coauthor? Two humble suggestions from my very superficial skimming: 1) Make the Ghalalk match the Elements version (spinal mount sticks out, but I didn't look further...
by Geir
Sun Feb 16, 2020 1:22 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Updated High Guard Ships
Replies: 31
Views: 257

Re: Updated High Guard Ships

Are these official, semi-official, or just your suggestions?
by Geir
Sat Feb 15, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: The Beyond is a mess
Replies: 29
Views: 752

Re: The Beyond is a mess

I'm not sure why the settlers of the new Weltbund should not have been able to use proper German. It would be Der Weltenbund , it should say Peenemünde , because you don't just drop the umlaut, and Nervenheilanstalt instead of Ner b enheilanstalt. It needs to be Hessen and not Hesse , the latter be...
by Geir
Sat Feb 15, 2020 12:26 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: The Beyond is a mess
Replies: 29
Views: 752

Re: The Beyond is a mess

And a picture of the two subsectors:
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If that doesn't work, it's on the blog:

https://geirbloodaxe.blogspot.com/2020/ ... ctors.html
by Geir
Sat Feb 15, 2020 12:17 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: The Beyond is a mess
Replies: 29
Views: 752

Re: The Beyond is a mess

(This is a slightly shorted version of what I spent off to the T5SS list) I'm continuing to work on The Beyond. During the week I tackled Subsectors B and C, Liberty Hall and Die Weltbund to try to build a more reasonable Die Weltbund. This is like a puzzle with half melted pieces, some missing and ...
by Geir
Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:48 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: "Ancients" Campaigns
Replies: 3
Views: 171

Re: "Ancients" Campaigns

It is, however, not canonical for the OTU for the very reason that it includes FTL comms. They are one of MWM's great forbidden technologies for the OTU and quite how this chapter made it past the great old ones/inner circle/secret squirrels with it included is a bit of a mystery. Marc breaks his o...
by Geir
Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:37 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: The Beyond is a mess
Replies: 29
Views: 752

Re: The Beyond is a mess

Actually thinking of Pandemonium subsector in Vanguard Reaches - a dozen worlds literally named after Nazi SS divisions. Which was just tasteless even for 1981. Oh, yeah, I see that now. And there is Niebelungen, what do you know. Yeah, that's got to go, though the sector itself isn't as broken as ...
by Geir
Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: The Beyond is a mess
Replies: 29
Views: 752

Re: The Beyond is a mess

Is that the one with a subsector full of worlds named after SS divisions? If you mean the worlds of Die Weltbund in subsectors B and C of the "in Review" or currently most official version of The Beyond, then not literally named after SS Divisions, but all in German, yes. In some cases, though some...
by Geir
Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: The Beyond is a mess
Replies: 29
Views: 752

Re: The Beyond is a mess

I could tackle a bunch of sectors, but I would want to see how much information comes out in the next Deepnight release and at least not contradict any of it. The other sectors along the route don't have the serious flaws that The Beyond does. The Vanguard Reaches doesn't look that bad as is, and th...
by Geir
Tue Feb 11, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Demographics of the Spinward Frontier: Building Sectors
Replies: 7
Views: 362

Re: Demographics of the Spinward Frontier: Building Sectors

I've used travellermap's tools for making custom sectors. It's fun. But it takes a bit of work to tweak the metadata to get the results I want, so not a causal undertaking. It is a great tool set, though. Using it now (well, yesterday) to test out my version of The Beyond data.
by Geir
Tue Feb 11, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: The Beyond is a mess
Replies: 29
Views: 752

Re: The Beyond is a mess

Well the first responses from the T5SS group doesn't show a lot of enthusiasm for a new version of The Beyond, and I can understand that. But I just can't see using it as is, so no matter what, for IMTU, it needs to be redone. I've gotten through the first pass of the my overarching "historical" ste...
by Geir
Mon Feb 10, 2020 11:04 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: The Beyond is a mess
Replies: 29
Views: 752

Re: The Beyond is a mess

The Beyond is indeed a mess. The preliminary integration of the Paranoia Press version of the sector into the T5SS dataset was done by Don McKinney shortly before he passed away, so much of the context was lost. The most effective way to work to improve it is to join the mailing list at http://wiki...
by Geir
Mon Feb 10, 2020 2:59 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Demographics of the Spinward Frontier: Building Sectors
Replies: 7
Views: 362

Re: Demographics of the Spinward Frontier: Building Sectors

Ah, yes T4. Lovely idea, that. But execution did leave something to be desired. Vland population 3 was about the point I threw up my hands. In retrospect the artwork by Chris Foss is what I most fondly remember. This process ate my weekend. I've spent more than 20 hours on it, but managed to get thr...
by Geir
Sun Feb 09, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Demographics of the Spinward Frontier: Building Sectors
Replies: 7
Views: 362

Re: Demographics of the Spinward Frontier: Building Sectors

Impressive work. I can see some real potential with this approach, particularly if you can at least partially automate the process - it would allow you to rapidly create some large sandbox regions which would be at least reasonably internally consistent, which has historically been somewhat of a pr...
by Geir
Sat Feb 08, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Demographics of the Spinward Frontier: Building Sectors
Replies: 7
Views: 362

Demographics of the Spinward Frontier: Building Sectors

This is what I get for trying to "fix" The Beyond. A mini White Paper on sector design. To build a plausible model of the political state of the regions Spinward of the Imperial border we need to look at settlement and growth patterns over time and treat the region as a whole. First, we need to buil...
by Geir
Fri Feb 07, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: The Beyond is a mess
Replies: 29
Views: 752

Re: The Beyond is a mess

Ah, you’re the guy worried about the fuel processors. I responded to an old comment you made about the lack of processors on the kickstarter page. I think it was on update #16. Go take a look at it. Short version is, the ship is so good, it doesn’t need no stinking fuel processors. I see your point...
by Geir
Fri Feb 07, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: The Beyond is a mess
Replies: 29
Views: 752

Re: The Beyond is a mess

[ Geir, do you have any interest in redeveloping it in a way that makes it fit more cohesively with canon? I realize you're already doing that, based on your comments above, but you might be able to get Marc's blessing and make your work official. Travellermap's creator/admin posts here on the forum...
by Geir
Fri Feb 07, 2020 2:05 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: The Beyond is a mess
Replies: 29
Views: 752

Re: The Beyond is a mess

paltrysum wrote:
Fri Feb 07, 2020 12:41 am
It baffles me that The Beyond is somehow "official data" according to Travellermap. It just doesn't fit in with canon at all.
Well, it's "under review".
I found the old Paranoia Press Supplement in a box in the basement. At least the current canon version took out the ringworld.