Traveller Fiction - New Stories Every Wednesday!

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Traveller Fiction - New Stories Every Wednesday!

Postby msprange » Wed May 08, 2019 11:45 am

A brand new line of Traveller fiction has just been released, and we will be adding to it every Wednesday for the foreseeable future!

You can see the very first of the new stories right here: https://www.mongoosepublishing.com/rpgs ... ction.html

Explore Charted Space in a brand new way.

Each of these short stories examines a new area of Traveller, taking you from the frontline of Aslan expansion to the royal court of King Oleb, from the laser-filled void between battling warships to the murky depths of interstellar corporate espionage that preys on weak worlds. Visit your favourite planets and starports, locations that have appeared in your games over the years, and see them from a brand new perspective through the eyes of characters that will become as real as any of your own Travellers.

For the first stories, we have three real crackers...

The King is Dead by Gareth Hanrahan: The King of Drinax has died - and his son, the legendary Oleb, is missing. He must be found to ensure the continuance of the kingdom.

The Frozen Watch by Matthew Kerwin: An Imperial Marine is thawed out from low berthing during battle, and is promptly blasted out into space. How do you get down to the surface of a planet without a spacecraft?

The Dimenos Problem by MJ Dougherty: A pirate attack forces a group of Travellers to take refuge on a derelict passenger liner - but there is more than meets the eye to their hiding place.

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Re: Traveller Fiction - New Stories Every Wednesday!

Postby bklokis » Wed May 08, 2019 1:52 pm

msprange wrote:
Wed May 08, 2019 11:45 am
A brand new line of Traveller fiction has just been released, and we will be adding to it every Wednesday for the foreseeable future!
Maybe this has already been addressed in lead up discussions, but how do these stories relate to Canon if at all?

Some of these stories may end up being about stand-alone Travellers with little impact on surrounding territory, Govt's, etc.

But for instance, The King is Dead provides some background to King Oleb's rise to power...are these just one off conceptions or is the hope to roll these into Canon?
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Re: Traveller Fiction - New Stories Every Wednesday!

Postby msprange » Wed May 08, 2019 1:59 pm

bklokis wrote:
Wed May 08, 2019 1:52 pm
But for instance, The King is Dead provides some background to King Oleb's rise to power...are these just one off conceptions or is the hope to roll these into Canon?
You can consider these stories canon. Fleshing out canon in directions that would be unlikely to appear in the RPG is one of the aims of this series.
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Re: Traveller Fiction - New Stories Every Wednesday!

Postby NOLATrav » Wed May 08, 2019 4:11 pm

Thanks for this, Matt - great way to scratch that Traveller itch when away from the game...👍
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Re: Traveller Fiction - New Stories Every Wednesday!

Postby Baldo » Wed May 08, 2019 6:07 pm

msprange wrote:
Wed May 08, 2019 11:45 am
A brand new line of Traveller fiction has just been released...
Are you adding this new line to the Mongoose Release Schedule page too? PDFs and printed books are welcome. :)
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Re: Traveller Fiction - New Stories Every Wednesday!

Postby msprange » Thu May 09, 2019 8:18 am

Baldo wrote:
Wed May 08, 2019 6:07 pm
Are you adding this new line to the Mongoose Release Schedule page too? PDFs and printed books are welcome. :)
I will look into doing that!
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Re: Traveller Fiction - New Stories Every Wednesday!

Postby MonkeyX » Thu May 09, 2019 9:07 am

Just a suggestion but I’d love to see theses collected as an omnibus POD version rather than individual 48 page mini books.
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Re: Traveller Fiction - New Stories Every Wednesday!

Postby dlpulver » Wed May 29, 2019 7:28 am

Very cool. Nice cover art, too.

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