Saturday, July 20, 2019

HSG's "Yacht My Problem" campaign on YouTube

I just wanted to give a quick shout out to High Shelf Gaming for their "Yacht My Problem" Traveller campaign. David Gillespie is using Roll20 to bring his group together virtually. Gaming sessions are live streamed and posted on YouTube.

Watching others play is an entertaining way to see different gamer and referee play styles. Session 3, just released yesterday, was a good reminder of just how deadly Traveller play can be and how quickly things can go bad. The scene where the characters had to move their recently deceased comrade from one ship to another while flying through space was a particular nail-biter - and yet still hilarious in many ways. I also enjoyed seeing the bounty hunter variant of my Hammer Class starship and some Starship Geomorphs used in actual gameplay. Always happy to see my work being put to good use.

HSG's videos can be found here: High Shelf Gaming on YouTube.

HSG also does a gaming podcast. For more Traveller goodness, check out their podcast episode: Traveller: A Space Opera RPG

Sunday, July 7, 2019

Scout Grav Bike

I finally had a little time over the July 4th weekend so decided to model Rob Caswell's great grav bike design from Grand Census / World Builder's Handbook. I had to take a few creative liberties - not unusual when going from 2D to 3D - but I think I got it pretty close.

Rob Caswell's original artwork

My take on the grav bike in 3D.
Yes, that's a sawed off shotgun tucked into the fairing.
A lone scout, loaded with gear, explores the inhospitable desert region of an alien world.