Sticking Around…

Thanks to Andrew’s fine response to the Greyzone post, I won’t be making any radical changes to the Stellar Reaches setting… and I don’t like the idea of invalidating several year’s worth of writing, anyways.

And where would I find the time to create all the new material? I’m sure that I won’t be able to get a new issue out this year, sadly.

I’m going to see if I can shape up some of the old half-ideas, and perhaps put them up as a series of posts on Stellar Reaches. That should feed my writing bug, until I get a good chunk of time again…


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3 Responses to Sticking Around…

  1. Andrew says:

    Thanks for staying, glad I had something to do with it.

    Boxer Rebellion scenario – when the legation/starport is surrounded by the uprising, multiple governments/trade organizations band together to hold on until relief comes. Players can be part of the compound resistance, from fighters, med personnel, to engineers and stock clerks. Players can be trapped behind the lines trying to get into the compound. Players can be a cobbled together crew on a tramp(really tramp) ship sent to get help. (had an ancestor as a USMC officer in the Legation during that bit of a tiff)

    Kipling. Oh, good golly, the basis behind his stories can serve as a story hook for life on the edge for characters from an ‘imperial’ force (be they IMPERIALS or a controlling star polity or a trade organization). A group deserting ImpTroops sneak into a “closed” planet planning on taking over for plunder or other reasons aka “The Man who would be King.” Or any Fuzzy Wuzzy style story (I know, it’s India, but a lot of the cultural clashes work).


    • Alvin Plummer says:

      Kipling was BORN for Traveller. Or was it the other way around?
      We shan’t see the likes of him again. A shame.

      (Well, there IS a good case for the Edgar Rice Burroughs school of Traveller: but I’m more Space Opera than Planetary Romance.)


  2. Andrew says:

    Well, ERB in a semi-Monty Haul campaign with only one character because ERB was all about only one character.

    Dumas is good, if a little longwinded in the original (he was a hack writer paid by word count.) His musketeer series (Three Musketeers, In the Service of the King, 20 Years after, 10 Years Later, Vicompte de Bragelone, Man in the Iron Mask…) are great bases for extended small group campaigns dealing with religious wars.

    Heinlein, of course.

    And it is a shame about Kipling. He definitely brought the front line of Colonial Empire to the British people.


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