What I'd like to see:
A SETTING CREATOR'S GUIDE/HANDBOOK. This document would discuss what a setting needs to be able to address to be a "game-able" setting. This isn't a "mechanics" book, it's a "philosophy" book that might have some examples of mechanics that would be in keeping with the core philosophy of Gaming With Traveller. What Mark Rosenfelder did for storytelling, this concept would do for roleplaying.
Well, if you would like some inspiration on inspiration, here is something I came up with earlierI think this would be an excellent small PDF distributed for free or low cost.
Gathering ideals from the official sources combined with experienced Referee notes. An appendix/addendum to the forthcoming History of Traveller book.
1 - The concepts of what roleplaying (improv fiction) is
2 - The difference in a rule set and a setting
3 - The reasoning for picking a (portion) of a rule set to run
4 - The potential types of settings
2-5 thousand words overall. Limited graphics, PoD (print on demand not the other PoD) ready.
Where are you located?Check your local library. We print for free (within reason) so you can bring your file in and we will print off a ship or three for you.
A full Imperial Fleet might be stretching things.....
I am in Broward County (South Florida).Where are you located?
My local library doesn't have a 3D Printer.
I can look for County resources, but I'm guessing bringing in the STL's for...say, all the parts for the Beowulf....might be somewhat outside reason
Not to mention, knowing how to scale it for 15mm, to keep my wife from exploding at the size of my new toy...
I am in Broward County (South Florida).
Actually we would probably print the Beowulf as a one time project. We get a lot of cosplay requests for things. The items that are off limits are weapons, so no knives of any kind or replica guns.
Our craziest piece we did was a 30 part short bow, or the working ukulele. A few miniatures is easy.
Our system has 5 libraries with printers at them. I do work for a large urban system, 38 branches total. 3D printers, VR, submarine, robots, etc.
I have a very cool job.