|November/December 2017||Department||Article Title||Author|
|From the Editor||Jeff Zeitlin|
|Raconteurs’ Rest||After-Action Report: TravellerCON/USA 2017||E. Tage Larsen|
|After-Action Report: TravellerCON/USA 2017||Jeff Zeitlin|
|Doing It My Way||Character Generation Rules: Quick Character Generation for Conventions||Marc Miller with Jeff Zeitlin|
|Critics’ Corner||2300AD: Tools for Frontier Living||Megan Robertson|
|2300AD: Hard Suits, Combat Walkers, and Battlesuits||Megan Robertson|
|Skull and Crossbones||Jeff Zeitlin|
|LinkLooks: Supplement 1: 1000001 Characters||Timothy Collinson|
|The Prep Room||Jottings #1: Naming Practices||Jeff Zeitlin|
|Bullet Journalling and Traveller||Timothy Collinson|
|Raconteurs’ Rest||Here Be Dragons||John Clifford|
|Active Measures||An Introductory Corporate Repo Adventure||Joshua Levy|
|Getting Off the Ground: The Boys in Blue||Timothy Collinson|
|Up Close and Personal||Kvinne Vaskebjørn||Joshua Levy|
|Doing It My Way||Character Generation Rules: Shavian Empire Careers||Ken Pick|
|The Chase||Benedikt Schwarz|
|Columns||Confessions of a Newbie Referee: #31: Off Piste||Timothy Collinson|
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From the Editor
Sometimes, people who you think of as larger than life, aren’t. That can be disappointing, or it can be a pleasant surprise. Those of us who attended TravellerCON/USA this year had the opportunity to meet Marc Miller, and I found it a pleasant surprise.
Simply put, Mr Miller is human. He presented the image of being genuinely happy to meet the Traveller community that sprang from his efforts of 40 years ago (yes, it’s really been that long since the initial release of what we now call Classic Traveller), and while he no longer plays, he clearly still takes an interest in the game, and in what the community is doing with it. I was quite flattered, for example, when he told me that I—meaning, ultimately, you—had met my original intent/conceit and done a fine job of filling the niche left empty by the demise of the various incarnations of the Journal of the Travellers’ Aid Society. He was also willing to talk about future plans for Traveller5, and about a variety of other subjects, not all related to Traveller or role-playing—though he was willing to discuss that, too; he and I spent a few minutes on various aspects of the convention quick-chargen he was running (and which appears in this issue). I also got permission from him to transcribe (and clean up, to get rid of hesitations and ‘ah,…’) his lecture/Q&A sessions; those will appear in future issues.
Meeting him and talking to him was definitely a privilege, and one I am thankful for. It gave me a chance to see that even someone who ‘should be’ larger-than-life can also be as ordinary as me.