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April 2010

April 2010 Department Article Title Author
From the Editor   Jeff Zeitlin
Essay Question   Jeff Zeitlin
Fifth Imperium #8: Genre-ic Plot Seeds, Part One Shannon Appelcline
Active Measures Mercenary Ticket—Hammer and Anvil J. Edward Collins
Less Dangerous Game Bezel-De Bill Cameron
Raconteurs' Rest ...From the Machine [Prologue] Leslie Bates
Special Supplement 1 Design Notes for Mercator
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Paul Elliot
Doing It My Way Scientists: An Elaborated Career for Classic Traveller Neal Oldham
Multimedia Gallery Orbiting Scout Ndege Diamond
Sierra on Landing Pad Jeffrey Schwartz
Critics' Corner Mongoose Traveller - Strontium Dog: Bounties and Warrants Jeff Zeitlin
Mongoose Traveller - The Third Imperium: Alien Module 1: Aslan Jeff Zeitlin

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From the Editor

In spite of a serious disk problem with the computer that we actually build Freelance Traveller on, and a minor attack of life, we’ve managed to get this month’s issue out only a bit more than a week after we’d planned, and haven’t lost a single byte of data in the process. We apologise for the delay, and hope that you’re not too disappointed with us.

This month represents a first for us—with the permission of the author, we’re offering as a Special Supplement an entire new setting guide: Mercator, by Paul Elliot for Classic Traveller. Paul has also provided us with some design notes on this supplement.

We will be doing other Special Supplements in the future; if you have any ideas for new ones, or any contributions to announced plans, please do not hesitate to contact us through the usual channels.

We’re working on two submissions guides for Freelance Traveller: a quick overview that will be adequate for most submissions, and a more detailed one that discusses technical limitations and criteria for certain sections. For most people, the submission guidelines will amount to “It’s Traveller? Send it in!”; for a few things, we’ll ask for specific formats or specific types of content.

Some of our readers have noticed that we’ve been remiss in updating the Published Products lists on the website. Currently, that’s a manual job. We’re looking at making it more useful to our readers, by making it searchable and sortable. We’d like to hear from you what sort of searches you’d like to be able to conduct on it. Please send your comments on this to tech@freelancetraveller.com. Also, if you might be interested in helping us with PHP code for this, contact us at the same address.