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by FreeTrav
Tue Sep 23, 2008 7:15 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Freelance Traveller Contest 2008-06: Patronage
Replies: 7
Views: 1629

Freelance Traveller Contest 2008-06: Patronage

The Challenge: This is a two-part contest! Entrants are asked to create a short profile of a patron, suitable for Up Close and Personal, and also an adventure nugget using that patron, suitable for Getting Off The Ground. The patron profile should include a reasonable description of both physical ap...
by FreeTrav
Tue Sep 16, 2008 9:24 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Name the Alien book you'd like to see first
Replies: 76
Views: 11720

daryen wrote:... and whatever they are on Craw.
Crawdads?
by FreeTrav
Mon Sep 15, 2008 11:38 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Freelance Traveller Contest 2008-05: Handle With Care
Replies: 3
Views: 1105

The final votes are in, the scores tallied, and... ICE LILY, by Martin Carter, is this contest's winner. Five ballots were cast. Ice Lily (Martin Carter): Total 24.5, Average 4.9, Low 4.5, High 5. DX-1000 (Tom Rux): Total 17.1, Average 3.7, Low 3, High 4. Ice Lily will appear in Freelance Traveller ...
by FreeTrav
Mon Sep 08, 2008 1:18 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Freelance Traveller Contest 2008-05: Handle With Care
Replies: 3
Views: 1105

The following are the entries for this contest. Please read them and rate each one (independently) on a 1-5 scale. Send your responses to contest@freelancetraveller.com. You may use this message as your ballot, trimming everything after the double-dashed line. Score: _______ Ice Lily Score: _______ ...
by FreeTrav
Thu Sep 04, 2008 9:40 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Names, names, names...
Replies: 10
Views: 6335

Freelance Traveller has a word generator for DOS(Box)/Linux/compatible command line environments in the Multiplatform Traveller Program List in the Computer Connection subsection of the Information Center.
by FreeTrav
Thu Sep 04, 2008 11:19 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Names, names, names...
Replies: 10
Views: 6335

You can find my take on Vilani names, with a very small set of examples, at http://www.freelancetraveller.com/featu ... names.html. Beyond that, take a random word generator for Vilani, generate a thousand or so words, and pick the ones that sound most like names.
by FreeTrav
Tue Sep 02, 2008 1:06 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Top 3 science fiction novels you've read
Replies: 115
Views: 21294

No way in HELL I can limit myself to three novels, or even three series, especially since which ones I like best depend in part on my mood-of-the-moment. I was going to put down my shortlist, but my SHORTLIST turned out to have more than fifteen entries on it...
:shock:
by FreeTrav
Sat Aug 30, 2008 7:07 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Freelance Traveller Contest 2008-05: Handle With Care
Replies: 3
Views: 1105

There's only a week left to submit entries, and so far we haven't had a single one. I have trouble believing that this topic offers NO outlet for creativity, so let's see some of those hazardous cargos!
by FreeTrav
Wed Aug 27, 2008 12:04 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Traveller newbie thoughts
Replies: 12
Views: 2506

Re: Traveller newbie thoughts

3. I do have a lot of adventure ideas, but is there any kid of "1001 Traveller Adventure Ideas" compiled online somewhere that I could crib from? That would be "760 Patrons". Or Active Measures and its subsection Getting Off The Ground at Freelance Traveller . Or similar sections of other Traveller...
by FreeTrav
Tue Aug 26, 2008 5:34 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: An Immediate Ban on the OTU - Effective 8.11.08
Replies: 116
Views: 15405

rust wrote:
FreeTrav wrote: Combustion Activated Night Defying Light Emitters?
CANDLEs?
Temporary Omniversal Replaceable Cheap Homely Emitter Sticks ? :)
Field Improvisable Radiance Emitters?
by FreeTrav
Tue Aug 26, 2008 2:36 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: An Immediate Ban on the OTU - Effective 8.11.08
Replies: 116
Views: 15405

GhostWolf69 wrote:Hehehehe.... I don't know but I think Lightbulbs are out of canon... Come ON guys... this is the future! We've got to get something better than Bulbs! Glowrods, LEDs... anything?

/wolf
Combustion Activated Night Defying Light Emitters?

CANDLEs?
:twisted:
by FreeTrav
Tue Aug 26, 2008 11:13 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: traveller conundrums
Replies: 4
Views: 1240

Can a computer expert program run JAOT? My answer to this would depend on whether you're admitting true AI into your Traveller universe. Canon is unclear on this prior to TNE; my reading has been that you don't get true AI. Without true AI, I don't believe you can have programmatic JoAT; my take on...
by FreeTrav
Mon Aug 25, 2008 6:18 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: An Immediate Ban on the OTU - Effective 8.11.08
Replies: 116
Views: 15405

In my experience, no clues are obvious enough in this medium. I can post wink-smileis 20feet high and some people will still think I'm serious or taking a pot shot at them. Or even think I'm being extra nasty and spiteful because of them. As a result I stoped (or minimised the use of) them. /wolf ....
by FreeTrav
Mon Aug 25, 2008 4:25 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: An Immediate Ban on the OTU - Effective 8.11.08
Replies: 116
Views: 15405

Here we go again... :? I thought the purpous of this thread was to heartily and playfully ignore our differences and crack jokes about them. Not to start another one of countless debates on the subject. /wolf Well, yeah - I thought all of my superfluous pleonasmic verbosity, complete with Deliberat...
by FreeTrav
Mon Aug 25, 2008 1:19 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: An Immediate Ban on the OTU - Effective 8.11.08
Replies: 116
Views: 15405

Re: In Re Canon...

Since people have asked for it, here it is... (This is the original text, from August of 2003) Of late, there has been much verbiage expended on the topic of canon, and what should and shouldn't be. I think that some of the folks expending the verbiage are forgetting that which is of critical impor...
by FreeTrav
Sat Aug 23, 2008 8:06 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Freelance Traveller Contest 2008-05: Handle With Care
Replies: 3
Views: 1105

Freelance Traveller Contest 2008-05: Handle With Care

The Challenge: Describe a hazardous cargo. Give details about the cargo and the nature of the hazard. Include any special precautions that should be taken in packing, handling, and/or stowing the cargo. The cargo should be too large to be stowable in Purser's safe or a Ship's Locker, but no larger t...
by FreeTrav
Fri Aug 22, 2008 11:40 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Jump Space - What does it look like?
Replies: 37
Views: 7147

The last time I was asked that by a player, I told him to close his eyes. Then I turned off the lights. And then I said "Like that, only without all the black".
by FreeTrav
Fri Aug 22, 2008 11:30 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Races from other rpg systems in YTU...
Replies: 30
Views: 5953

Aslan make nice stand ins for Kzinhi, Chaanur(sp?), Samurais and enigmatic former Commanding Generals of parasitic aliens Chanur, and that was a clan name, not the race name - the race went by the name "Hani", after their governing council, the Han. Which leads to the thought of importing the Mahen...
by FreeTrav
Fri Aug 22, 2008 10:48 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Races from other rpg systems in YTU...
Replies: 30
Views: 5953

grymlocke wrote:oh, for the love of god PLEEESE!!

NO KENDER!


NO DWARVES in SPAAAAACE......

and NO...

COSMIC ELVES !!!! :roll:
Too late - they're even canonical.

Dwarves are Geonee; Elves are Daryen. :twisted:
by FreeTrav
Fri Aug 22, 2008 10:43 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Name the Alien book you'd like to see first
Replies: 76
Views: 11720

I'd like to see books done along the same lines as the excellent DGP MegaTraveller modules: 1-Coreward races - Vargr & Vilani 2-Rimward Races - Aslan & Solomani 3-Spinward Races - K'Kree & Hivers 4-Trailward races - Zhodani & Darrian maybe something like that? more emphasis on roleplay and culture ...