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The Electronic Fan-Supported Traveller® Resource

April 2012


April 2012 Department Article Title Author
From the Editor   Jeff Zeitlin
Featured Article
Doing It My Way Child’s Play Mark Graybill
Critics Corner Mongoose Traveller: The Third Imperium: Alien Module 4: Zhodani kafka
Mongoose Traveller Supplement 9: Campaign Guide Jeff Zeitlin
Off the Table: Revolt and Rebirth Shannon Appelcline
Off the Table: A Long Way Home Shannon Appelcline
Raconteurs Rest Drop Out (Part 15) Ken Murphy
Green Hills: A Bedtime Story Jeffrey Schwartz
Up Close and Personal Angus Owensby Ken Murphy
In A Store Near You Depilatory Creams Richard Hazlewood
Combat Exoskeleton Ewan Quibell
Kurishdam At Home, We Do It Like This: Slice of Life: The Dole Mike Cross
The Shipyard Mongoose Traveller Designs: A2 Econo-Trader Ed Hinojosa
Active Measures Getting Off The Ground: The Picture Dwayne Walstrom


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From the Editor

It’s time to plead for more artwork, and specifically, more cover art. There’s a lot of great artwork out there, and a good amount has been offered to us for use, but some of it, as wonderful as it is, is not suitable for cover art the way we’ve been running our covers. As you’ve no doubt observed, we run cover images right up to the edge of the paper (“bleeds”, in the lingo), and then place our masthead across it. This has led to a couple of less-than-optimal covers—last month’s, in fact, was one of them, because of the way the “busy” background tended to obscure the text we placed over it.

We’ve also twice gone to NASA’s Astronomy Pictures of the Day—this month, and October of 2010—and once to a generic SF picture released under Creative Commons, in August of 2011. So, in general, we’ve had a good supply of cover-suitable art, but it does run low occasionally. Like now. So please, send us artwork. Artwork most suitable for covers should be suitable for printing, at US Letter or international A4 size, and with the top 1" not containing any significant content that would be obscured by the masthead.

Other artwork, for the Gallery, is wide open; we may shrink it to fit our pages, but we won’t crop it.

We’re continuing to solicit material specifically for theme issues, above and beyond our normal search for good material. Please give some thought to submitting suitable material for any of the theme issues we’ve named in the solicitation on page 23 of this issue. We’d especially like to see material for the recently-released 2300AD setting, and for the Cruise issue, but all four of the themes indicated are our highest priorities for theme issues.

Of course, your continued submission of articles on any and every topic related to Traveller, or of interest to the Traveller community, remain welcome and encouraged!

Finally… we’ve noticed a trend in certain sections, that only one or two regulars have come to dominate them. This reflects not a conscious decision on our part, but the distribution of submissions we receive. We’d like to see other authors, too, so if you have an idea for an article in a section you don’t usually write for, write it up anyway and send it to us, and we’ll be happy to work with you to get it into publishable shape.