|Jan/Feb 2021||Department||Article Title||Author|
|From the Editor||Jeff Zeitlin|
|Raconteurs’ Rest||After-Action Report: Virtual Traveller 2020||Jim Vassilakos|
|Critics’ Corner||Mongoose Traveller Adventure 4: Into the Unknown||Jeff Zeitlin|
|Express Boat, Tender, and Scout Ship Deck Plans||Ewan Quibell|
|Off the Table: Hunters of the Sky Cave||David Johnson|
|Raconteurs’ Rest||The Lost Diaries #3: Mission Aborted||Dean S.|
|The Prep Room||Bankers’ Boxes: Cheap and Cheerful Storage for Digest-sized Traveller Books||Timothy Collinson|
|Finding Your Way Around the Starport: The Military Dock||Benedikt Schwarz|
|Sources of Inspiration: The South Seas Island Adventures||Kevin Scrivner|
|Active Measures||The Seeds of a War Gone Cold||Thomas Barclay|
|Columns||Confessions of a Newbie Referee: #48: One Thing Leads to Another||Timothy Collinson|
|Multimedia Gallery||Twilight Stories #1: Port of Transit||Mike Cross|
|The Shipyard||MegaTraveller Designs: Shaar Muzaandi-class Freighter||Jeffrey Wharton|
|Doing It My Way||Laser Smallarms in Classic Traveller||Ken Pick|
The articles listed and linked above are also linked in their appropriate sections of our website.
From the Editor
There’s no denying that 2020 was a year that will be remembered for a long time, with general agreement that it would be better forgotten. However, at the same time, I would be remiss in failing to point out that—for Traveller—it can’t be called a complete failure: Mongoose put out its third major Kickstarter-funded campaign set, Deepnight Revelation (with the hard-copy products to be shipped in 2021), following on 2019’s Element-Class Cruisers and 2018’s Great Rift.
Other Kickstarter-funded projects that came to fruition in 2020 were Rob Eaglestone’s XBoat and Mongoose’s Journal of the Travellers’ Aid Society boxed set, and (beyond Kickstarter) Timothy Collinson’s March Harrier Publishing imprint released no less than three (more) (excellent) adventures.
TravCon/UK went off on schedule, squeaking in just before the UK went
dumpanic pandemic restrictions, but the loss of
TravellerCON/USA to the pandemic didn’t prevent October from having a
weekend of Traveller gaming; Jim
Vassilakos gives his take on Virtual Traveller 2020 in this issue.
Although I didn’t find out about it until just two days before I sat down to write this (Boxing Day), August 2020 saw another Traveller support fanzine—or rather, a Cepheus Engine support fanzine—go to “press”; I’ll review the first three issues of Cepheus Journal in Freelance Traveller’s next issue—and no, I’m not “going in” biased either way; good quality support for Cepheus Engine can only benefit the community, and you should all know by now that I’m about benefiting the community.