Gvurrdon Sector Campaignbook by Roger Malmstein has been added to the free pdf-files page.
How do we perceive a sector? What do we look for? Where is the adventure? I have discussed this before when I tried to find out why a subsector was popular. I may have been partly wrong. It looks like the position of a subsector within a sector also is an important factor.
Using a new function at the TravellerMap one can now rotate a map. (When I write this there is no UI. You have to use the API to do this.)
This is what the Spinward Marches looks like upside down:
So what can we see here? My eyes move up to Glisten subsector. Starting from Glisten and running a J-1 ship to Five Sisters subsector suddenly looks like an interesting idea. Lunion subsector also looks like it a good place for adventures since it is so close to the Sword Worlds. (But the Sword Worlds really needs to be stronger.)
Less interesting is the backwater Regina subsector in the lower end of the map. The conflict with the Zhodani is now in an unimportant lower corner. That doesn’t look very exciting or important any longer.
What do you see in the upside down Spinward Marches?
How did this happen?
In this ATU, the Solomani discovered jump-drive a lot earlier (in 2017 AD) than in the OTU. NASA and ESA agreed that the most democratic way to name planets and subsectors would be to let everyone vote on the interwebs. The result can be seen above.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day 2016!
While at a bar at the StarTown at Tremous Dex (SM-1311) and drinking a very black beer with a creamy head the PCs are approaches by a very small man in green clothes.
He says that he may be able to trust you since you are drinking the black beer. He says that he needs your help to retrieve a stolen treasure at Zenopit (SM-1010), just a few parsecs away…
Now please continue this story inspired of the image above…
One of the more popular pages at the Zhodani Base is the Random Subsector Generator. With the help of the generator, some text editing and the post function at Traveller Maps I created this subsector.
I was inspired by Point Central from the Valérian Comic, Ambassador of the Shadows (and others). I thought it was an interesting idea with a place where different cultures could meet. Babylon-5 is a similar place. I was also inspired by the planet Rubanis from the Valérian comic Les Spectres d’Inverloch (and others). It was because of Rubanis that I decided to make Origo Point a planet.