Good Morning, All:
This weekend, I received some very important news that impacts the future of the Stellar Reaches fanzine. The Fair Use policy that allowed me to publish material for the Official Traveller Universe (the OTU) is no longer valid. Mongoose Publishing now has sole rights to the OTU setting, and since I do not have a pre-existing license from Marc Miller to publish OTU material, I cannot include any OTU material in future issues of Stellar Reaches, which includes Issue #8. Since most of the submitted material takes place in the OTU, I cannot use it in its current form.
Under the Traveller OGL, we may use any game mechanics covered in the SRD once it is released, to create and publish for any setting of our own creation, so long as it does not reference the Official Traveller Universe in any form or fashion.
Stellar Reaches will remain as a Traveller fanzine, and will publish fan-generated material for free, as it always has. I am also willing to work with others to publish your Traveller material for profit through my imprint Samardan Press, on terms that can be worked out on a case-by-case basis.
I will be releasing some Traveller material set in a universe of my own creation within the next few months. If you like what you see, and would be interested in contributing to the universe I am creating, please feel free to make article submissions to future issues of Stellar Reaches, or contact me directly with a proposal for a possible supplement or adventure to publish and make a few bucks in the process.
If you have submitted an Official Traveller Universe article that you would like to revise and resubmit, you are more than welcome to do so. I would be greatly appreciative.
Yours In Service,
Jason “Flynn” Kemp,
Editor, Stellar Reaches fanzine