Search found 681 matches

by FreeTrav
Fri Aug 22, 2008 10:13 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: An Immediate Ban on the OTU - Effective 8.11.08
Replies: 116
Views: 15754

Re: In Re Canon...

To a player (which includes the Referee, the arbiter of the reality of the Story), the canon status of any material is Irrelevant. ... Even so, Canon must always defer to IMTU in the final analysis, for when we play, we make Traveller _our_ Game, and none shall gainsay us that power. I liked the en...
by FreeTrav
Fri Aug 22, 2008 10:10 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: An Immediate Ban on the OTU - Effective 8.11.08
Replies: 116
Views: 15754

Re: In Re Canon...

To a player (which includes the Referee, the arbiter of the reality of the Story), the canon status of any material is Irrelevant. ... Even so, Canon must always defer to IMTU in the final analysis, for when we play, we make Traveller _our_ Game, and none shall gainsay us that power. I liked the en...
by FreeTrav
Fri Aug 22, 2008 10:01 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: An Immediate Ban on the OTU - Effective 8.11.08
Replies: 116
Views: 15754

While I understand the desire for knowing what is canon/OTU, I probably will never understand the intensity some people will push to have a product they are overly emotionally attached to be canon/OTU. It's not really that difficult to understand; it is simply an issue of THEIR image of the Canonic...
by FreeTrav
Fri Aug 22, 2008 1:02 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: An Immediate Ban on the OTU - Effective 8.11.08
Replies: 116
Views: 15754

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 import...
by FreeTrav
Thu Aug 21, 2008 10:00 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: An Immediate Ban on the OTU - Effective 8.11.08
Replies: 116
Views: 15754

/me is wondering if he needs to [re]post his ... diatribe? ... on Canon from the TML from 8 Aug 2003, reposted lightly edited to the TML on 12 Feb 2006.
by FreeTrav
Mon Aug 04, 2008 5:53 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Freelance Traveller Contest 2008-04: Armed and Dangerous
Replies: 17
Views: 4482

As far as I'm concerned NNTP is dead - I don't think much of the current generation use it, and I sure found it awkward and annoying and unfriendly to use while it was around. I think SJG is the only RPG company that still uses NNTP, and even it has a separate web-based vbulletin forum now. But if ...
by FreeTrav
Mon Aug 04, 2008 3:04 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Freelance Traveller Contest 2008-04: Armed and Dangerous
Replies: 17
Views: 4482

Re: VOTING PERIOD EXTENDED

Um, wouldn't it be better to post it all on one site than on five different forums? It'd save you a lot of reposting and you do have your own website (that you also have control over) that you can archive the results on after all. I guess this is a problem with the current Traveller community - the...
by FreeTrav
Sun Aug 03, 2008 10:28 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Freelance Traveller Contest 2008-04: Armed and Dangerous
Replies: 17
Views: 4482

FINAL RESULTS

Balloting is closed for this contest, and the results have been tabulated. The final order of the entries is as follows: 1. Light Duty Line Throwing Tool 2. Anderson J-90 Body Pistol 3. SP Arms P-12 "6Day Special" 4. Elizabeth II Mk. VII Body Pistol 5. EF2-GPS Emergency Signal Gun 6. Instellarms PW-...
by FreeTrav
Sun Jul 27, 2008 4:07 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Freelance Traveller Contest 2008-04: Armed and Dangerous
Replies: 17
Views: 4482

VOTING PERIOD EXTENDED

Although technically enough ballots were cast to give a result, fully 40% of the ballots cast were malformed, and did not follow the rules for voting. Because of this, we are extending the voting period for this contest by one week, to close at 23:59:59 EDT 2 AUG 2008. The entries were posted to the...
by FreeTrav
Tue Jul 22, 2008 9:27 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Freelance Traveller Contest 2008-04: Armed and Dangerous
Replies: 17
Views: 4482

I don't have a problem with this, though I'm not sure why a PDF would be any easier to read than the postings in the forum. I'm not sure, however, that it will really be worth the effort, as you'd have to pull the PDF this coming Sunday, anyway, as the contest ends Saturday night midnite Eastern tim...
by FreeTrav
Sun Jul 20, 2008 4:08 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Freelance Traveller Contest 2008-04: Armed and Dangerous
Replies: 17
Views: 4482

ENTRY #6

The Anderson J-90 Personal Defence Body Pistol is designed for discretion. The weapon is constructed entirely of plastics and ceramics in order to avoid registering on simple metal detectors and its diminutive size makes it easy to conceal in a pocket, a purse or, in a recent demonstration, in the h...
by FreeTrav
Sun Jul 20, 2008 4:08 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Freelance Traveller Contest 2008-04: Armed and Dangerous
Replies: 17
Views: 4482

ENTRY #5

The Elizabeth II, Mark 7 Imperial Ministry of Intelligence (IMI) Issue Body Pistol. ABSTRACT. The Elizabeth II, Mark Seven IMI Issue Body Pistol (E2M7BP) is the current (IY 1100) issue body pistol for Agents with Branches Five or Six, and other Individuals at Request or Order of the Minister of Inte...
by FreeTrav
Sun Jul 20, 2008 4:07 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Freelance Traveller Contest 2008-04: Armed and Dangerous
Replies: 17
Views: 4482

ENTRY #4

Though mostly forgotten now, Survivor Tech LIC released a series of sealed, non-reusable firearms intended to supply new colonies or corporations in harsh conditions with reliable means of protection with minimal maintenance required. For the most part the carbine and rifle style weapons were declar...
by FreeTrav
Sun Jul 20, 2008 4:07 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Freelance Traveller Contest 2008-04: Armed and Dangerous
Replies: 17
Views: 4482

ENTRY #3

This is one of the items entered in Freelance Traveller Contest #2008-04: Armed and Dangerous. A large, difficult to conceal pistol, the Instellarms PW-S 34 "Crowdpleaser" has become popular among civil enforcers and military police, especially those on riot control duties, because of its unique des...
by FreeTrav
Sun Jul 20, 2008 4:06 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Freelance Traveller Contest 2008-04: Armed and Dangerous
Replies: 17
Views: 4482

ENTRY #2

This is one of the items entered in Freelance Traveller Contest #2008-04: Armed and Dangerous. 2. EF2-GPS Emergency Signal Gun The EF2 is an Emergency "Flare" gun that fires a light emitting disc that also sends a distress message. You can use the standard distress message or record your own. Featur...
by FreeTrav
Sun Jul 20, 2008 4:06 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Freelance Traveller Contest 2008-04: Armed and Dangerous
Replies: 17
Views: 4482

ENTRY #1

This is one of the items entered in Freelance Traveller Contest #2008-04: Armed and Dangerous. 1. Light duty Line Throwing tool The Mark 18, TL 10 Hand held, light throwing tool is found through out Human and Zhodani space and with a variety of rounds can serve in diverse locations including space, ...
by FreeTrav
Sun Jul 20, 2008 4:05 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Freelance Traveller Contest 2008-04: Armed and Dangerous
Replies: 17
Views: 4482

The Ballot

The following items are the entries in Freelance Traveller Contest #2008-04 - Armed and Dangerous. The contest statement can be found at http://www.freelancetraveller.com/contests/2008-04.html. Please rate each item on a 1-5 scale, 5 being the best. You may use any criteria you choose in rating item...
by FreeTrav
Wed Jul 09, 2008 11:15 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Freelance Traveller Contest 2008-04: Armed and Dangerous
Replies: 17
Views: 4482

Freelance Traveller Contest 2008-04: Armed and Dangerous

The Challenge: Design and (more importantly) describe a personal weapon that would be considered in Classic Traveller to be a Pistol, a Revolver, an Autopistol, a Snub Pistol, or a Body Pistol. Please note that we are specifically excluding those weapons which require large or bulky power packs (suc...
by FreeTrav
Thu Jun 19, 2008 4:17 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Another Possible Setting?
Replies: 12
Views: 2629

I'm seeing that a lot of the poll respondents haven't read the stories yet. Some of those respondents may want to find them and try reading them; the titles (so you can get paper editions from B&N or Amazon) are With the Lightnings Lt. Leary Commanding The Far Side of the Stars The Way to Glory Some...
by FreeTrav
Wed Jun 18, 2008 5:28 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Another Possible Setting?
Replies: 12
Views: 2629

Actually, the main tech issue is starships - and it's not all that far off what would be acceptable in Traveller - the real-space drive is a good match for TNE's HEPlaR drive, and this article at Freelance Traveller is just one idea for adapting aspects of the RCN interstellar drive to Traveller.