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by FreeTrav
Tue Nov 12, 2013 4:04 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Easily creating individual NPC / PC portraits
Replies: 7
Views: 1383

Re: Easily creating individual NPC / PC portraits

Actually, you don't need EveOnline if you have The Sims 2 or The Sims 3 already; you can use Create-a-Sim. If you look at the Freelance Traveller article on Shuchithra, the picture is of a Sim. It's a small pic because at the time, I didn't know how to get higher-res than that; now I can.
by FreeTrav
Sun Nov 10, 2013 3:50 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: [Freelance Traveller] November 2013 is ready for download!
Replies: 1
Views: 812

[Freelance Traveller] November 2013 is ready for download!

The November 2013 issue is ready for you to download! This month's featured Adventure is "All in the Genes", by Timothy Collinson. The usual assortment of rules, characters, scholarly articles, stories, reviews, and so on round out this issue, four years after our first eight-page sample issue. You ...
by FreeTrav
Sun Oct 13, 2013 1:09 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: [Freelance Traveller] October 2013 is ready for download!
Replies: 0
Views: 972

[Freelance Traveller] October 2013 is ready for download!

The October 2013 issue of Freelance Traveller has been posted (finally)! This month's featured article is Ken Pick's Jump Destination: The double planet of Tanna-Sheru, Alkaiden System. The remainder of this month's 28 pages is the usual assortment of characters, vehicles, stories, house rules, and...
by FreeTrav
Mon Sep 09, 2013 10:14 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: [Freelance Traveller] September 2013 posted for download!
Replies: 9
Views: 1553

Re: [Freelance Traveller] September 2013 posted for download

Jeff Zeitlin's review of Spica's Career Book 1 has an issue that I've noticed in other reviews that he has done before - he doesn't seem to take the product for what it is, instead he reviews it in comparison to what he thinks it should be . IMO that is not a good way to write a constructive, usefu...
by FreeTrav
Sun Sep 08, 2013 9:38 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: [Freelance Traveller] September 2013 posted for download!
Replies: 9
Views: 1553

Re: [Freelance Traveller] September 2013 posted for download

Yeah, I disagreed with his less than stellar review of Mirador. In my opinion, it should be the model for future ship books, and nicely follows in the footsteps of classics like "Safari Ship", taking things farther as you'd expect in a modern RPG supplement. There's definitely room for differences ...
by FreeTrav
Sat Sep 07, 2013 6:27 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: [Freelance Traveller] September 2013 posted for download!
Replies: 9
Views: 1553

[Freelance Traveller] September 2013 posted for download!

Freelance Traveller has posted the September 2013 issue for you to download! This month's issue features Clash of Cultures , an adventure by Garry Ward which offers many different possible roles for your player-characters and variable length. As usual, it is accompanied by an assortment of rules, re...
by FreeTrav
Wed Sep 04, 2013 10:18 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: FTL Communication?
Replies: 81
Views: 14244

Re: FTL Communication?

The thing to remember about interstellar communications, regardless of the actual method, is that the speed of communication will have an effect on the centralization of control of interstellar organizations - when communication between Headquarters and Ish Kabibble (or the Colonial Office and the v...
by FreeTrav
Wed Sep 04, 2013 10:08 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: A Reminder to Freelance Traveller Authors
Replies: 0
Views: 859

A Reminder to Freelance Traveller Authors

If you've ever had anything published at Freelance Traveller - even if it was before we shifted to the monthly magazine format - you're entitled to an "author profile" page on the site, containing a short blurb about who you are and what you do, and an optional picture (200-300 pixels wide - an ID p...
by FreeTrav
Sat Aug 03, 2013 8:28 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: [Freelance Traveller] August 2013 Posted for Download!
Replies: 0
Views: 789

[Freelance Traveller] August 2013 Posted for Download!

The August 2013 issue of Freelance Traveller is ready for download! This month's featured article is Derek Wildstar's "Benchmark", an adventure that shows off what the Scout Service does to deserve your Imperial tax money. The remainder of this month's 28 pages is rounded out by the usual assortment...
by FreeTrav
Fri Aug 02, 2013 9:08 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: 100ton Fast Scout Plan
Replies: 25
Views: 4460

Re: 100ton Fast Scout Plan

Ian, the only thing missing here to make it a perfect candidate for The Shipyard at Freelance Traveller is some color text; got any?
by FreeTrav
Fri Aug 02, 2013 8:54 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: The Kinunir
Replies: 7
Views: 1536

Re: The Kinunir

middenface wrote:http://biomassart.wordpress.com/2013/07 ... r-kinunir/

I do have specs too...
... and I have another pic suitable for cropping into a future FT cover...
by FreeTrav
Fri Aug 02, 2013 8:45 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Fast Cruiser Designs: Rakasha, Pazuzu, Abishai - Jump 6
Replies: 40
Views: 9390

Re: Fast Cruiser Designs: Rakasha, Pazuzu, Abishai - Jump 6

locarno24 wrote:Lyman drive?
Yup. It was a link in the posts above, but here it is, again, spelled out: http://www.freelancetraveller.com/featu ... manjd.html
by FreeTrav
Sun Jul 28, 2013 10:16 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Need Cover Pics, have questionable submissions for them
Replies: 7
Views: 1586

Re: Need Cover Pics, have questionable submissions for them

Re: the Horsehead pic I wonder what the the IISS is doing that far out to Rimward? (the Horsehead Nebula would be about 460pc rimward of Sol, way beyond the Charted Space map!) Actually, given that it's so immediately recognizable as the Horsehead Nebula, I suspect very much that that pic was taken...
by FreeTrav
Sun Jul 28, 2013 4:43 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Fast Cruiser Designs: Rakasha, Pazuzu, Abishai - Jump 6
Replies: 40
Views: 9390

Re: Fast Cruiser Designs: Rakasha, Pazuzu, Abishai - Jump 6

Curious though as to why you might have wanted to do such an engine, heh.... Actually, when I wrote it, I was looking at the merchant angle - if I could squeeze more cargo space in somehow, I might be able to do more aboveboard trading and less ... ethically questionable ... trading. The first stab...
by FreeTrav
Sat Jul 27, 2013 10:51 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Fast Cruiser Designs: Rakasha, Pazuzu, Abishai - Jump 6
Replies: 40
Views: 9390

Re: Fast Cruiser Designs: Rakasha, Pazuzu, Abishai - Jump 6

Chas, when I wrote the Lyman Drive, I limited it in ways that I thought would preserve game balance - or at least pay lip service to doing so. I'm a little curious as to what you could do with the Rakasha II, Pazuzu II, and/or Abishai II if the IN decided to adopt the Lyman Drive for the Fleet...
by FreeTrav
Sat Jul 27, 2013 10:09 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Prohibited Items in Ship Searches
Replies: 35
Views: 4570

Re: Prohibited Items in Ship Searches

I seem to recall a thread in the past that touched on similar questions; my take on it was: Local jurisdiction applies to the mainworld planetary surface, except for the extraterritoriality zone in which the ground component of the starport is constructed. Imperial forces virtually never assist loca...
by FreeTrav
Sat Jul 27, 2013 9:25 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Need Cover Pics, have questionable submissions for them
Replies: 7
Views: 1586

Re: Need Cover Pics, have questionable submissions for them

OK, thanks. That makes them both a bit problematic, as Andrew isn't available to give permission, and I don't have a way of contacting Jesse. And they'd make such nice covers, too.
by FreeTrav
Sat Jul 27, 2013 7:42 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Need Cover Pics, have questionable submissions for them
Replies: 7
Views: 1586

Need Cover Pics, have questionable submissions for them

I'm starting to put together the August 2013 issue, and was about to go to APOD for another cover when I received an email with two pics in it. The text accompanying them was "Chinglish", ["I find traveller pictures. You have for magazine."] and the styles of the two pics were so radically different...
by FreeTrav
Thu Jul 11, 2013 1:27 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: [Freelance Traveller] July 2013 Ready for Download!
Replies: 1
Views: 705

[Freelance Traveller] July 2013 Ready for Download!

The July 2013 issue of Freelance Traveller is ready for download! The Jump Remora, described by Timothy Collinson, is in the spotlight this month. The usual assortment of rules, "stuff", reviews, and so on round out this month's 28 pages. You can download it at our usual locations: http://www.freel...
by FreeTrav
Sat Jun 01, 2013 6:32 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Skills specialistaion - what is the point?
Replies: 52
Views: 10441

Re: Skills specialistaion - what is the point?

I observe that the majority of answers to the OP's question center on the rules, though one poster did provide a real-world example of specialization. But nobody has, in my view, actually answered the OP's question. Here's my stab at it: The point of skill specialization is to represent the differen...