Saturday, November 18, 2017

Excerpts from the upcoming Startship Geomorph book

I've been feeling pretty bad about not having any time to put into my Traveller hobby and blog these last six months. Rather then just let the blog rot on the vine I've decided to start adding some of the images from my upcoming* book of Starship Geomorphs. It will be less of a surprise when the book is complete, but give those interested something to look at in the meantime.    * by upcoming I mean whenever the hell I can get around to it

So here's a couple of geomorphs to tide you over: a Drop Capsule Troop Deck and a Hangar for the Nirvana Class Dropship. I've also added an illustration for what a Traveller ship's armory might look like.

You can see my post on Drop Capsules [here] and the Nirvana Class Dropship [here].

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Stardrake Class 200 ton System Defense Boat - Additional Images

A couple more images showing the underside of the Stardrake Class SDB, including one showing the launching of the ship's boat.

The original post for this ship, including deck plan can be found here.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Destiny Class 200 ton Yacht - Additional Images

Continuing the "what's the underside of that ship look like" theme, here are a couple new images of the Destiny Class Yacht.
The original post for this ship, including deck plan can be found here.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Hammer Class 100 ton Merchant - Additional Images

I have had several requests to provide additional images for the Hammer Class starship, in particular orthographic views and what the underside looks like.

The original post for this ship, including deck plan can be found here.

Deck plan variants can be found here.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Traveller Referee Emulator - an anniversary gift for you

Happy 40th Anniversary fellow Travellers!

Although I wouldn't get hip to this life changing game for another seven years, it my understanding that Mark Miller first published the original Traveller game on this date in 1977. My heartfelt thanks to Mark, the multitude of Traveller creators and publishers, bloggers, and the Traveller community at large for so many years of thought provoking entertainment.

2017 has been a very busy year for me, and unfortunately real life has kept me from posting as much to this blog as I would like. I am woefully behind on a collaborative ship design that I had hoped to complete early on in the year, and I still have several illustrations and some writing to do before the Starship Geomorph book is complete. I'm hoping to do another 30 day blog challenge, but that will probably have to wait for the latter part of the year.

As busy as I've been, even an old grognard like me couldn't let this anniversary go without some kind of gift to the Traveller community. I've cleaned up my Traveller Referee Emulator and am posting it here for your use and abuse. Most of the information provided in the spreadsheet should be pretty self-explanatory, but feel free to post any questions you might have. I hope you get as much use out of it as I have. Enjoy!

Click here for Traveller Referee Emulator - Part 1
Click here for Traveller Referee Emulator - Part 2

Click here to download the [Traveller Referee Emulator]. The ZIP file contains both the  Excel spreadsheet and the Starburst Pips font file, which will need to be added to the appropriate Windows directory.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Pirate Attack!

A quick revision to one of my ship deck plans, showing battle damage from a pirate attack.
Click [here] for the original deck plans and [here] for additional images.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Solo RPG meme

I purchased the new SOLO add-on for Cepheus Engine this week - review to follow soon, hopefully. I had to make this meme and get it out of my system before I could do anything more productive.