[Freelance Traveller] May/June 2020 Posted!

Discuss the Traveller RPG and its many settings
User avatar
FreeTrav
Lesser Spotted Mongoose
Posts: 667
Joined: Wed Jun 18, 2008 3:46 am
Location: Greater NYC
Contact:

[Freelance Traveller] May/June 2020 Posted!

Postby FreeTrav » Sun Apr 26, 2020 10:14 pm

The May/June 2020 issue of Freelance Traveller has been posted for download!

This issue features Timothy Collinson's report on TravellerCON/UK, one of the last unrestricted gatherings before the worldwide COVID-19 lockdown. You get roughly half an issue of text and photographs, and our cover this issue is also from Mr Collinson's camera activity there.

The rest of the issue is the usual mix of reviews, stories, adventures, prep tips, spacecraft, and so on; hopefully, something for everyone.

Twilight Stories #1 continues in this issue; rest assured that we will have a separate downloadable PDF of the entire story once its publication in the magazine is complete!

Your feedback is always appreciated; please email us with your comments! Preferred addresses are feedback@freelancetraveller.com, editor@freelancetraveller.com, and freetrav@gmail.com.

Announcements (including this one) appear on the Freelance Traveller magazine feed (see below) - feel free to subscribe!

We remind our readers that AS YET, TRAVELLERCON/USA IS NOT CANCELLED - please see https://freetrav.dreamwidth.org/64136.html (and it's in the feed) for more information. A poll was run among past TCUSA Kickstart supporters; consensus is that we will _not_ be rescheduling to avoid Origins.

Download this issue from the usual location: https://www.freelancetraveller.com/magazine/

Perma-Link for this issue: https://www.freelancetraveller.com/magazine/2020-0506/

RSS feed: https://freetrav.dreamwidth.org/data/rss?tag=ftmagazine
ATOM feed: https://freetrav.dreamwidth.org/data/at ... ftmagazine
Jeff Zeitlin
Editor, Freelance Traveller
The Electronic Fan-Supported Traveller® Magazine and Resource
heron61
Mongoose
Posts: 185
Joined: Thu Oct 16, 2014 9:43 pm

Re: [Freelance Traveller] May/June 2020 Posted!

Postby heron61 » Mon Apr 27, 2020 12:04 am

The download links are to the last issue #98). When I modified the download url to https://www.freelancetraveller.com/maga ... ANSI-A.pdf it was there, but the link goes to: https://www.freelancetraveller.com/maga ... ANSI-A.pdf
AndrewW
Cosmic Mongoose
Posts: 4341
Joined: Fri Dec 19, 2008 11:57 pm

Re: [Freelance Traveller] May/June 2020 Posted!

Postby AndrewW » Mon Apr 27, 2020 12:18 am

heron61 wrote:
Mon Apr 27, 2020 12:04 am
The download links are to the last issue #98). When I modified the download url to https://www.freelancetraveller.com/maga ... ANSI-A.pdf it was there, but the link goes to: https://www.freelancetraveller.com/maga ... ANSI-A.pdf
I get the May/June 2020 issue from both links. Downloaded it before your post.

Though haven't seen it come through on the RSS feed.
User avatar
FreeTrav
Lesser Spotted Mongoose
Posts: 667
Joined: Wed Jun 18, 2008 3:46 am
Location: Greater NYC
Contact:

Re: [Freelance Traveller] May/June 2020 Posted!

Postby FreeTrav » Mon Apr 27, 2020 8:50 am

I've been known to forget to update the links on .../magazine/, but on the permalink page they should be OK. I did not, however, forget this time. I recommend that if you think you're getting incorrect links to the magazine on the "front page" (not the permalink), you either clear your browser cache, or do a "hard reload/refresh" and make sure you're getting the absolute latest data from the server.
Jeff Zeitlin
Editor, Freelance Traveller
The Electronic Fan-Supported Traveller® Magazine and Resource
User avatar
Ursus Maior
Stoat
Posts: 77
Joined: Sat Nov 09, 2019 11:36 pm
Location: Germany

Re: [Freelance Traveller] May/June 2020 Posted!

Postby Ursus Maior » Mon Apr 27, 2020 11:26 am

Excellent! I've been waiting for the article on Jump Masking and Interstellar Courses for a while now. By the way, did the author or one of the users here already do the math on the jump shadow the super-massive black hole at the center of our galaxy would/should produce?

The black hole is about 4.100 ± 0.034 million solar masses, but of course the diameter is much smaller than 4.1 million times that of the sun, since it's a black hole. But since the diameter of an object might not truly be the only thing that influences the jump shadow it casts, super-massive black holes might be a problem for navigation, e. g. for the Zhodani core expeditions.
liber et infractus
User avatar
FreeTrav
Lesser Spotted Mongoose
Posts: 667
Joined: Wed Jun 18, 2008 3:46 am
Location: Greater NYC
Contact:

Re: [Freelance Traveller] May/June 2020 Posted!

Postby FreeTrav » Mon Apr 27, 2020 12:06 pm

Ursus Maior wrote:
Mon Apr 27, 2020 11:26 am
Excellent! I've been waiting for the article on Jump Masking and Interstellar Courses for a while now. By the way, did the author or one of the users here already do the math on the jump shadow the super-massive black hole at the center of our galaxy would/should produce?
If the author did, it wasn't included in the article.

I'll note that IMTU, half of Jump Masking is nonsense - the only thing that's important is whether you're trying to transition between N-space and J-space within the 100D sphere. If some other 100D sphere is between you and your destination, but your destination isn't within that 100D sphere, that other sphere is irrelevant; it doesn't interfere with your jump.
Jeff Zeitlin
Editor, Freelance Traveller
The Electronic Fan-Supported Traveller® Magazine and Resource

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: PsiTraveller and 9 guests