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The Electronic Fan-Supported Traveller® Resource

July/August 2021


Jul/Aug 2021 Department Article Title Author
From the Editor   Jeff Zeitlin
Featured Article
Critics’ Corner Six Guns: Lasers “kafka”
The Evening Star Ewan Quibell
Off the Table: The Wagner Incident Timothy Collinson
Off the Table: Shadow of the Storm Ewan Quibell
The Prep Room Finding Your Way Around the Starport: Live Cargo Storage Benedikt Schwarz
Jottings #12: Writing Systems II Jeff Zeitlin
A Conflict of Styles Jim Vassilakos
Active Measures Festival Richard Morey
Columns Confessions of a Newbie Referee #51: Hope Timothy Collinson
In A Store Near You The Gun Shop: Personal Lasers Bill Cameron
Less Dangerous Game The Rhabdomane Paul Drye
The Shipyard Ray-class Subsidized Liner Jim Kundert
Doing It My Way Traveling Imperial Magistrates Jim Vassilakos
Salvage, Prizes and Repairs Tom Mouat (edited by Michael James Cross)
Implications of Jump Detectability Garry Ward
Alternate Nobility Jeff Zeitlin
Character Generation Rules: Surgisilena Michael Brown
Up Close and Personal Hal Aphedor Jim Vassilakos
Boudreaux Delgado Ken Murphy
Multimedia Gallery Invisible Tattoo in Vilani Lettering Benedikt Schwarz
Kurishdam The Club Room: Surgisilena Michael Brown

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From the Editor

About two weeks before “going to press”, this issue was ready except for updating the published products (p.60) and a space of about four column-inches at the top of p.35. That last was proving a bit troublesome to fill, until we got an “update” from Kickstarter filed under TravellerCON/USA 2019. That update provided what was needed to fill that space. The one-sentence summary: “It looks like TravellerCON/USA 2021 will be happening.”

Given that, and given that the intent at the present time is that the theme should be “Hivers”, I’d like to make the September/October issue a Theme Issue, with the same theme: Hivers. We recognize that there’s only a limited amount of canonical material on them out there, but it should still be enough of a jumping-off point for your creativity, whether for rules, artwork, consumer goods, plants or animals from Hiver worlds, stories, … whatever. (I recall, for example, that there was an actual novel published in which Hivers played an important role.) Please do what you can to generate enough Hiver-related material to make the Theme Issue a reality.

We are also looking into expanding our presence on social media; recently, we started having a presence on the Traveller Discord server (and we’re waiting for a blurb from the admins to add to our Traveller on the Internet page), and our RSS feed at https://freetrav.dreamwidth.org/data/rss?tag=ftmagazine is live (and updated more often than once every two months). We’d appreciate input (best way is email, editor@freelancetraveller.com) for other ideas from those who are knowledgeable about other platforms, and their requirements and restrictions.