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*Freelance Traveller

The Electronic Fan-Supported Traveller® Resource

July/August 2023


Jul/Aug 2023 Department Article Title Author
From the Editor   Jeff Zeitlin
Featured Articles
Critics’ Corner Tree of Life: Altrants in Clement Sector Jeff Zeitlin
Danifred Class Light Trader Paul Anuni
Off the Table: The Boys from the Baltic Star: An ‘Actual Play’ Review Timothy Collinson
Off the Table: Slices of Life Shannon Appelcline
Active Measures Getting Off the Ground: Van-Go-Go-Go James Huron
The Shipyard Mongoose Traveller Designs: Osgood-class Long Range Scout Jeffrey Schwartz
Raconteurs’ Rest The Astoundingly True Tales of José Fabuloso [Chapter 4] Jo Jaquinta
Columns Confessions of a Newbie Referee: #63: A Crowning Event Timothy Collinson
Kurishdam Lecture Hall and Library: Jump Destination: Bryant’s World, Amberstar System Ken Pick
Lecture Hall and Library: Building Your Mercenary Unit: Teeth to Tail Paul Hillers
The Prep Room Beyond Our Ken: Describing Research Bases in Traveller Timothy Collinson
Doing It My Way Character Detailing Rules: The World of the NPC-i (NPC, idiot) Neil Lucock
Up Close and Personal Ngedh Saekeghadez Brian G. Vaughan

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From the Editor

For the first time ever, I need to ‘shout out’ a ‘thank you’ to someone totally uninvolved with Traveller.

At the end of May, I ‘discovered’, the hard way, that while laptop users may like «soda name redacted», laptop computers do not. I took the now-dead laptop that had been the main computer for working on Freelance Traveller to my local Micro Center store, in hopes that they would be able to recover—at the very least—my user files, so that I could at least finish scratching together this issue.

Their tech people were able to recover every byte—programs, data, configurations, everything I needed. As a result, it took me less time than expected to get back up and running, and as a result, this issue of Freelance Traveller is published on time, and not delayed as I had originally expected.

For those of you who have a Micro Center nearby, I heartily recommend them for ‘tech rescue’; they listened to what I told them of the events that transpired, and they gave me a fair evaluation of the likelihood that they would be able to help me. They didn’t ‘talk down’ to me, and they gave fair evaluations of all the possibilities for repair vs. replacement, including an honest appraisal of what parts would need to be replaced, and the likely lifetime of the rehabilitated computer.

To Freddy Tamarazzo and the rest of his team at Micro Center in Yonkers, NY, thank you.