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State of the Base

What has happened at The Base in 2019? A lot of things, but not as much as I had hoped!

Highlights

Florensa SubsectorThe Zhodani Base now has reached over 920 fans at facebook.

An Amber Zone Competition.

Posted a few new maps.

Started playing face-to-face with a new group, from the Traveller RPG Sverige facebook group.

Lowlights

All the things I didn’t have time to write or finish.

There were only 3 reviews.

I didn’t finish season-3 of the Adventures of the Starship Notorious.

Site Stats

The Zhodani Base has about 4400 proper visitors each month (plus about 500 each month at the Amber Zone website). That is a lot worse than last year. (It may have something to do with the move to a new domain and that a lot of links and bookmarks doesn’t work correctly, and that my SEO at google not yet have catched up.)

The 5 most popular posts on the blog were:

  1. Spinward Marches upside down (new)
  2. Cepheus Engine (1)
  3. Traveller Memes (new)
  4. Create Your own Hex maps (new)
  5. Spherical Space Ships (5)

The 5 most popular pages on the blog were:

  1. Free pdf-files (2)
  2. Random Subsector Generator (1)
  3. Generators (3)
  4. Maps and Data (4)
  5. Amber Zone (5)

The 5 most popular search words/phrases for finding the blog were:

  1. traveller rpg blog (2)
  2. zhodani base (new)
  3. traveller rpg (1)
  4. traveller rpg pdf (4)
  5. free traveller rpg pdf downloads (new)

To-do List

  • Run an Amber Zone contest this year. (Let’s do this again.)
  • Write reviews of Science Fiction books and Traveller Products. (I have a huge backlog.)
  • Repost some more stuff from the defunct Traveller Freeport website.
  • Post season 3 of the The adventures of Starship Notorious.
  • Publish the Cepheus Sector.
  • Preparing new adventures to run as a Referee.
  • Change theme to make it look more like the Amber Zone website.
  • Do something when the number of facebook followers reaches 1000.

Pulp-O-Mizer State of the Base

State of the Base

What has happened at The Base in 2018? A lot of things, but not as much as I had hoped!

Highlights

Orange and NotThe Zhodani Base now has reached over 850 fans at facebook.

Season 2 (8 new episodes) of the Adventures of the Starship Notorious.

The Mnemosyne Sourcebook by Dylan Lee was added.

SSL (https) added.

Chat (connecting to the original #traveller IRC) added.

Lowlights

All the things I didn’t have time to write or finish.

There was no Amber Zone Contest this year.

There were no reviews.

I had to change web host.

Site Stats

The Zhodani Base has about 6200 proper visitors each month. That is a little better than last year. (Even though my web host had major problems in the last months.)

The 5 most popular posts on the blog was:

  1. Cepheus Engine (1)
  2. New big blank subsector maps (3)
  3. Traveller Inspiration: Free e-books (4)
  4. What makes a subsector popular? (new)
  5. Spherical Space Ships (2)

The 5 most popular pages on the blog was:

  1. Random Subsector Generator (2)
  2. Free pdf-files (1)
  3. Generators (4)
  4. Maps and Data (3)
  5. Amber Zone (5)

The 5 most popular search words/phrases for finding the blog was:

  1. traveller rpg (1)
  2. traveller rpg blog (new)
  3. amazon (new)
  4. traveller rpg pdf (2)
  5. traveller rpg tools (new)

We can see that the pdfs and generators are still very popular. Both in searches and in the popular pages list.

To-do List

  • Run an Amber Zone contest this year.
  • Write reviews of Science Fiction books and Traveller Products.
  • Repost some stuff from the defunct Traveller Freeport website.
  • Post season 3 of the The adventures of Starship Notorious.

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State of the Base

What has happened at The Base in 2017? A lot of things, but not as much as I had hoped!

Highlights

The Zhodani Base now has reached over 750 fans at facebook.

A new adventure.

Lowlights

All the things I didn’t have time to write or finish.

There was no Amber Zone Contest this year.

We only did two reviews.

Spinward Traveller is a Kickstarter that still hasn’t delivered. Ken Whitman, please finish this project!

Traveller Ascension: Imperial Warrant Boardgame is another Kickstarter that still hasn’t delivered.

Greg Lee and Donavan Lambertus and Loren Wiseman 🙁

Site Stats

The Zhodani Base has about 6000 proper visitors each month. That is a little better than last year.

The 5 most popular posts on the blog was:

  1. Cepheus Engine (1)
  2. Spherical Space Ships (2)
  3. New big blank subsector maps (new)
  4. Traveller Inspiration: Free e-books (3)
  5. Spinward Marches upside down (new)

The 5 most popular pages on the blog was:

  1. Free pdf-files (1)
  2. Random Subsector Generator (2)
  3. Maps and Data (3)
  4. Generators (5)
  5. Amber Zone (4)

The 5 most popular search words/phrases for finding the blog was:

  1. traveller rpg (3)
  2. traveller rpg pdf (2)
  3. zho berka (new)
  4. cepheus engine (new)
  5. zhodani (new)

We can see that the pdfs are still very popular. Both in searches and in the popular pages list.

It is interesting to see that Cepheus Engine is becoming more popular.

To-do List

We will run an Amber Zone contest this year. (Be prepared!)
Sorry for not running one in 2017. I will probably do this without sponsors.

Expect to see at least some more reviews of Science Fiction books and Traveller Products. We have a huge backlog now.

We will repost some more stuff from the defunct Traveller Freeport website.

We will post season 2 of the The adventures of Starship Notorious.

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State of the Base

What has happened at The Base in 2016? A lot of things, but not as much as I had hoped!

Highlights

One of the highlights in 2016 was the 76 Patrons contest with 11 great entries.

The Zhodani Base now has reached over 700 fans at facebook.

I have written a number of reviews and Jonathan Sherlock has helped me writing two.

We have been allowed to repost stuff from the defunct Traveller Freeport website.

I have read Marc Miller’s book, Agent of the Imperium.

I have read Gregory P. Lee’s forthcoming book The Usual Suspects. It is mostly set in Rhylanor Subsector. It is really good! I hope it will be released in 2017.

The last highlights is a Kickstarters that has delivered. The Things We Leave Behind (for another game) by our Traveller playing and map making friend Stephanie McAlea at Stygian Fox.

Lowlights

All the things I didn’t have time to write or finish.

There was no Amber Zone Contest this year.

Spinward Traveller is a Kickstarter that still hasn’t delivered. Ken Whitman, please finish this project!

Traveller Ascension: Imperial Warrant Boardgame is another Kickstarter that still hasn’t delivered.

Site Stats

The Zhodani Base has about 5900 proper visitors each month. That is a little better than last year.

The 5 most popular posts on the blog was:

  1. Cepheus Engine (new)
  2. Spherical Space Ships (1)
  3. Traveller Inspiration: Free e-books (new)
  4. The Final Zhodani Base 76 Patrons Writing Contest (new)
  5. What makes a subsector popular? (4)

The 5 most popular pages on the blog was:

  1. Free pdf-files (1)
  2. Random Subsector Generator (2)
  3. Maps and Data (3)
  4. Amber Zone (5)
  5. Generators (new)

The 5 most popular search words/phrases for finding the blog was:

  1. zhodani base (1)
  2. traveller rpg pdf (3)
  3. traveller rpg (2)
  4. free traveller rpg pdf downloads (new)
  5. berka (new)

We can see that the pdfs are still very popular. Both in searches and in the popular pages list.

The long search string “free traveller rpg pdf downloads” is a bit weird. That may be someones favorite search or a bookmark.

To-do List

We will run an Amber Zone contest this year. (Be prepared!)

Expect to see at least some more reviews of Science Fiction books and Traveller Products.

We will repost some more stuff from the defunct Traveller Freeport website.

Other than that I hope to finish some stuff that I promised or just planned to do.

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State of the Base

What has happened at The Base in 2015? A lot of things, but not as much as I had hoped!

Highlights

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.)

Lowlights

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. 🙁

Site Stats

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:

  1. Spherical Space Ships (1)
  2. Traveller RPG playlist for Spotify (4)
  3. T5 Review (3)
  4. What makes a subsector popular? (5)
  5. Spinward Traveller – Kickstarter Project (new)

The 5 most popular pages on the blog was:

  1. Free pdf-files (1)
  2. Random Subsector Generator (2)
  3. Maps and Data (3)
  4. Starships (new)
  5. Amber Zone (5)

The 5 most popular search words/phrases for finding the blog was:

  1. zhodani base (3)
  2. traveller rpg (2)
  3. traveller rpg pdf (1)
  4. spinward marches (4)
  5. traveller pdf (new)

We can see that the pdfs are still very popular. Both in searches and in the popular pages list.

To-do 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.

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State of the Base

What has happened at the Base in 2014? A lot of things!

Highlights

The top highlight of 2014 was the 23 entries in the 76 Patrons Writing Contest. 🙂 I’ll hope we can beat 23 entries in 2015. Sponsors are Welcome!

Another highlight was the opening of the Amber Zone web-site.

Site Stats

I have about 5700 proper visitors each month. That is about 40% more than last year.

The 5 most popular posts on the blog was:

  1. Spherical Space Ships (3)
  2. T5 Review (1)
  3. Oh my God, it’s full of Tables! (5)
  4. Traveller RPG playlist for Spotify (new)
  5. What makes a subsector popular? (new)

The only post from 2014 on this list is Traveller RPG playlist for Spotify.

The 5 most popular pages on the blog was:

  1. Free pdf-files (3)
  2. Random Subsector Generator (5)
  3. Maps and Data (1)
  4. Amber Zone (new)
  5. The Spinward Marches (4)

The 5 most popular search words/phrases for finding the blog was:

  1. traveller rpg pdf (new)
  2. traveller rpg (1)
  3. zhodani base (2)
  4. spinward marches (new)
  5. the zhodani base (new)

We can see that the pdfs are popular. Both in searches and in the popular pages list.

To-do List

Looking back at last years to-do list I can see that I haven’t done everything of what I planned to do. But instead I opened the Amber Zone web-site. If I had more time, I would have done more.

For 2015 I plan to do the things I didn’t have enough time to do in 2014. Maybe, something else as well. I have some plans, but I cannot say anything yet.

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