Category Archives: Traveller

A science fiction game from the late 1970s.

Traveller: Sentient Races Statistics

Back in the 1980s I made up a list of sentient races for Traveller, both the canon races (Hiver, K’Kree, etc.) and non-canon stuff from Star Wars and Star Trek. I’ve added a couple since then, and made it available … Continue reading

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Peter’s Software for Traveller & Harn

Peter Kreft of Siegen, Germany, has been developing executable utilities for Traveller and Harn since 2017. He also has one for GURPS 4. His page is https://peterssoftwareprojects.com/ and is worth a look if you’re interested in those.

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TRAVELLER: Trojan Reach

Our party was small — just myself (a Vargr corsair with 2 Starburst for Extraordinary Heroism) and a Qwab (Newt) diplomat on Pallindrome. We were embedded with 2nd squad in the servant of Baroness Gloriana, along with another Vargr, and … Continue reading

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TRAVELLER: Preparing for Old School game in Trojan Reach

So we’re getting ready for a Classic Traveller game set in the Trojan Reach. I dug around and found my copy of Galactic 24c so I can act as navigator on my laptop, where I’ve installed dosbox. I’m looking forward … Continue reading

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Enjoying “The Expanse”

We started watching The Expanse this weekend, and are greatly enjoying it. A complex story with few major problems (so far). It is a SyFy channel series, and is a hard sf space opera involving a Cold War between Earth … Continue reading

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Resources in the Internet Archive

I was cruising the web this morning and stumbled across a lot of fan-created resources saved on the Internet Archive, including the old net books. Here’s the ones most appealing to an old school gamer like me: Traveller fanzines, including … Continue reading

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In which I remember why I moved away from Experience Points…

So last night’s game reminded me again why I stopped using D&D: Experience Points. The quest for experience points really flavors the game. Here’s what it does: 1. Makes characters kill everything they can. 2. Makes characters gather as much … Continue reading

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