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March/April 2022


Mar/Apr 2022 Department Article Title Author
From the Editor   Jeff Zeitlin
Featured Article
Critics’ Corner Reach Adventure 5: The Borderlands Run Paul Anuni
Cepheus Deluxe Carlos Alos-Ferrer
The Second Scions’ Society Jeff Zeitlin
A Travellers’ Dozen Ewan Quibell
Kurishdam Lecture Hall and Library: What’s in a Name: Aesirist Revisionism in the Sword Worlds Davd Johnson
Lecture Hall and Library: Jump Destination: Khorlu, Bronson’s Star Ken Pick
The Prep Room Above the Crowd Timothy Collinson
Jotting #13: Calendars II: Naming Dates Jeff Zeitlin
Columns Confessions of a Newbie Referee: #55: The End is in Sight Timothy Collinson
Multimedia Gallery The Pirates of Drinax Graphic Stories: Episode 3: Hunting Pirates Joe Adams
Active Measures Getting Off the Ground: The Missed Interview David Johnson
Raconteurs Rest The Old Scout: Light in the Darkness Craig Berry

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From the Editor

I apologize for the blatant stupidity on my part that resulted in this issue being late. When I was laying out this issue, I inadvertently put the same article in twice, and when I realized it, I had to scramble to rework the last few pages, as I didn’t have an extra article that would just drop in and fill the space.

This issue’s featured article, John McClain’s minigame that replaces the simple rolled tasks for hacking a computer, really resonated with me, because it’s one of those things that actually gets the players more involved in the game, while at the same time being simple and straightforward enough not to turn things into baroque exercises in decision-making. I encourage people to come up with other ideas like this, perhaps for other “complex” tasks that the rules-as-written reduce to a single roll.

Timothy Collinson’s “Above the Crowd” had its genesis in someone else’s ‘thing-a-day’ challenge (read the article). I think that others who wanted to spend just a few minutes a day could choose to do a ‘thing-a-day’ and share them with the community (through us, of course! ?), producing resources that a referee could easily use with the application of just a little bit of imagination. And if doing so inspires you to expand on one (or more) of those things, so much the better…

I should note that the Recent Releases list on p60 is only those that I find out about through DTRPG’s “Follow Your Favorites”. If you know of any Traveller-related releases from elsewhere—or non-game releases that might be of interest—please let me know, and I’ll consider including them on the list, too.