What has happened at The Base in 2015? A lot of things, but not as much as I had hoped!
One of the highlights this year was the chat about Aslans and Hani I had with C.J. Cherryh and Marc Miller.
Another highlight was the deckplans submitted by Bleddyn.
Another highlight was that The Zhodani Base now has reached 500 fans at facebook.
Another is The Amber Zone Contest with 19 new entries.
The last highlights are five Kickstarters that has delivered. Agent of the Imperium, Elite, Tales from the Loop, Six Guns Lasers and Fat Cat. (Two of them quite late.)
All the things I didn’t have time to write or finish.
There was no 76 Patrons Contest this year.
Spinward Traveller is a Kickstarter that still hasn’t delivered. Ken Whitman, please finish this project! You are already a year late!
But worst of all. RIP Donald McKinney. 🙁
The Zhodani Base has about 5800 proper visitors each month. That is a little better than last year.
The 5 most popular posts on the blog was:
- Spherical Space Ships (1)
- Traveller RPG playlist for Spotify (4)
- T5 Review (3)
- What makes a subsector popular? (5)
- Spinward Traveller – Kickstarter Project (new)
The 5 most popular pages on the blog was:
- Free pdf-files (1)
- Random Subsector Generator (2)
- Maps and Data (3)
- Starships (new)
- Amber Zone (5)
The 5 most popular search words/phrases for finding the blog was:
- zhodani base (3)
- traveller rpg (2)
- traveller rpg pdf (1)
- spinward marches (4)
- traveller pdf (new)
We can see that the pdfs are still very popular. Both in searches and in the popular pages list.
The most important thing that must happen is that we will run a Final 76 Patron Contest. (Running the Amber Zone Contest took too much of my time.)
Expect to see at least some reviews of Science Fiction books.
Other than that I hope to finish some stuff that I promised or just planned to do.
3 thoughts on “State of the Base”
The Traveller Ascension Kickstarter is also running pretty late.
Not that late yet… No news since November, but at least it looks like they are doing something.
It was due in May last year – but you’re right, it’s not dead yet. Fingers crossed!