Using News Items in Traveller

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Using News Items in Traveller

Postby SSWarlock » Sat Apr 21, 2012 1:55 pm

One the best sources of inspiration for Traveller adventures can be today's news services.

This story pretty well covers how not to steal a scoutship...

http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/la-a ... s-16185787
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Re: Using News Items in Traveller

Postby Easterner » Sun Apr 22, 2012 12:10 am

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Re: Using News Items in Traveller

Postby SSWarlock » Tue Apr 24, 2012 10:15 pm

I never thought I'd see this..but it's about freakin' time! Anyone wanna be a Belter?
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-17827347
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Re: Using News Items in Traveller

Postby robbat » Thu Jun 07, 2012 6:04 pm

Spaceports/starports run out of fuel on main world hasstarships flee invasion fleets (thinking 5th frontier war)


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-18355592
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Re: Using News Items in Traveller

Postby Captain Jonah » Fri Jun 08, 2012 8:28 am

Newsflash 193-14:00 local time

Here at the down port of this normally sleepy garden world chaos reigns. Armed police and squads form the Environmental Protection Force are everywhere.

The tense standoff between the environmental force and the crew of the independent Liner Morganton's Bargain continues into its second day after an anonymous tip off that the Bargain had been pumping water from the drinking supply into its fuel tanks.

The crews of at least three ships have been arrested and rumour has it that the captain of one ship has already been shot for crimes against the environment.

Early this morning there was a battle in the skies overhead as two of the Free Traders took off without permission and were engaged by the bi planes of the Environment Protection Force.

I have also heard whispers that a bulk cargo ship that took off yesterday in fact landed again on the coast and filled its fuel tanks from the sea. The captain and entire crew have been posted as under sentence of death for High Crimes against the Environment.

What caused all this fighting? What bought chaos to this Eden world.

Two days ago the worlds only licensed Fuel processor exploded, engineers’ report that the cause of the explosion was not an accident and that it would not be possible to repair the unit. Due to the extremely harsh environmental laws on this world the only source of fuel is the government run plant, they have teams of environmental experts on the ships that gather Ice or H from the system who assess any possible environmental impact of gathering the raw materials.

With the loss of the refinery local stored fuel was quickly used leaving a number of ships stranded. Then word reached us of a powerful raiding band from the Extents, powerful enough to challenge any local defence ships. These bold raiders have hit two worlds so far and we are directly in their path.

This prompted a panic as ships tried to flee but without the fuel to jump those with on board processors have been trying to find water or ice for themselves.

This led to the mobilisation of the Environmental Protection Force and the battles that have raged on this peaceful world for the last 25 hours.

More news as it happens. Reporting from Eden. A Paradise in the corridor sector.

Public information. All visitors are reminded that weighing on arrival and departure is compulsory. Mandatory measures are in place to prevent smuggling of environmental materials off world.
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