Category Archives: Adventures

Adventures and Scenarios.

Zhodani Base Awards 2021

Welcome to the Zhodani Base Awards 2021! 2021 has been a strange year. For Traveller products it was another good year. Lots of new stuff from the small publishers (and Mongoose).


The first category is “Best Cover“. The nominees are:

The winner of the “Best Cover” category of the Zhodani Base Awards 2021 is: Hostile Rules  from Zozer Games.

There were lots of Traveller products with nice covers this year. I really like the Droyne on the cover of the Wagner Incident, but Hostile Rules is so green and stylish. Lots of love for all nice covers.


Next category is “Best Fanzine or Online Magazine“. The nominees are:

The winner of the “Best Fanzine/Online Magazine” category of the Zhodani Base Awards 2021 is: Freelance Traveller.

Freelance Traveller has once again proved that they are the best fanzine by publishing bimestrial issues with lots of good contents for free.

Freelance Traveller has won this category every year since 2011!


Next category is “Best Adventure“. The nominees are:

The winner of the “Best Adventure” category of the Zhodani Base Awards 2021 is: Deepnight Revelation from Mongoose.

There were lots of fine Traveller Adventures for different settings published. I really liked the price of Death Station, but Deepnight Revelation is just amazing.


Next category is “Best Ship or Deckplan“. The nominees are:

The winner of the “Best Ship or Deckplan” category of the Zhodani Base Awards 2021 is: Rivington Class Medium Transport from Moon Toad Publishing.

There were lots of fine ships for Traveller published this year. I like the idea of a Carrier, since then you can run Space: Above and Beyond games, but the coolest and most useful design was the Rivington Class Medium Transport.


Next category is “Best ATU Product“. The nominees are:

The winner of the “Best ATU Product” category of the Zhodani Base Awards 2021 is: Cepheus Deluxe from Stellagama Publishing.

This category always make me happy since you can always find so many cool ideas, settings, and useful books.


Next category is “Best OTU Product“. The nominees are:

The winner of the “Best OTU Product” category of the Zhodani Base Awards 2021 is: Traveller: Explorer’s Edition from Mongoose.

Mongoose continues to churn out good quality products for the OTU. What I really like about the winner is the price.


A final bonus category this year is “Best Free or Pay What You Want Traveller Product“. The nominees are:

The winner of the “Best Free or Pay What You Want Traveller Product” category of the Zhodani Base Awards 2021 is: Death Station from Mongoose.

There were a lot of great free products this year. In 2021, I am happy that a great adventure from Mongoose is free.

Now, go and download all of the free Traveller Products. Why? They are free!

Zhodani Base Awards 2020

2020 ZhobieWelcome to the Zhodani Base Awards 2020! 2020 has been a strange year. For Traveller products it was another good year. Lots of new stuff from the small publishers (and Mongoose).

The first category is “Best Cover“. The nominees are:

The winner of the “Best Cover” category of the Zhodani Base Awards 2020 is: Star Battles: Space Map Bundle from Jon Brazer Enterprises.

There were lots of Traveller products with nice covers this year. Lots of love for all nice covers. An image with a starship and hexes was a perfect cover for a product like this.

Next category is “Best Fanzine or Online Magazine“. The nominees are:

The winner of the “Best Fanzine/Online Magazine” category of the Zhodani Base Awards 2020 is: Freelance Traveller.

Freelance Traveller has once again proved that they are the best fanzine by publishing bimestrial issues with lots of good contents for free.

Freelance Traveller has won this category every year since 2011!

Next category is “Best Adventure“. The nominees are:

The winner of the “Best Adventure” category of the Zhodani Base Awards 2020 is: Skandersvik from Mongoose.

There were lots of fine Traveller Adventures for different settings published. This year, Skandersvik was the most interesting one.

Next category is “Best Ship or Deckplan“. The nominees are:

The winner of the “Best Ship or Deckplan” category of the Zhodani Base Awards 2020 is: Colonial Freighter from Zozer Games.

There were lots of fine ships for Traveller published this year. Colonial Freighter was the coolest and most inspiring design.

Next category is “Best ATU Product“. The nominees are:

The winner of the “Best ATU Product” category of the Zhodani Base Awards 2020 is: The Sword of Cepheus from Stellagama Publishing.

This category always make me happy since you can always find so many cool ideas and useful books.

Next category is “Best OTU Product“. The nominees are:

The winner of the “Best OTU Product” category of the Zhodani Base Awards 2020 is: Aliens of Charted Space Vol. 2 from Mongoose.

Mongoose continues to churn out good quality products for the OTU.

A final bonus category this year is “Best Free or Pay What You Want Traveller Product“. The nominees are:

The winner of the “Best Free or Pay What You Want Traveller Product” category of the Zhodani Base Awards 2020 is: The Zero Gravity Olympics from Old School Role Playing.

There were a lot of great free products this year. In 2020, I have seen lots of questions about futuristic sports. This years winner may answer some of these questions.

Now, go and download all of the free Traveller Products. Why? They are free!

Expedition to QV Telescopii

HR 6819 (a.k.a.  QV Telescopii) has been in the news recently. There you can find the closest known black hole.

QV Telescopii System
HR 6819 system – Image from Wikimedia – CC-BY-4.0 license

It is located about 8.5 Sectors away in the coreward direction. Maybe in the Veg Fergakh Sector, Dfotseth, Irugangog, Finggvakhou or the Zortakh Sector. (that you can find at the Traveller Map).

But when I turn on the experiments at Traveller Map and looks at the stars, I cannot see any blue stars in these sectors. So, in order not to mess with the data at Traveller Map, I suggest that QV Telescopii is placed just coreward of these sectors.

A scientific expedition to QV Telescopii could be an epic adventure. Start in Antares Sector. Go through the Julian Protectorate and then Third Empire of Gashikan to avoid most of the Vargr Extents. Then go through a sector that is mostly unpopulated until the goal is reached.

What will happen at QV Telescopii. Maybe there is already a Gashikan (or Vargr) mining station there that is collecting the valuable remains (diamonds, precious metals and superheavy elements) of the blown-up star (that is now the black hole) that has been trapped by the gravitation of the two blue giants. Maybe they don’t want an Imperial exploration vessel here.

So, after the space combat with the Gashikans, the exploration ship is chased out of the system, and back to the Imperium. Better not take the easy route through the Third Empire of Gashikan on the way home.