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So hi everyone, I've been posting related stuff over on dice.camp and on reddit for quite a while now, decided to move here with a brandnew handle, yay.

I'm GMing a face to face campaign of original in (germany) for almost three years now, interested in all things , but there's also quite a bit of and on my bookshelf 😉

husband, father, family physician and boats enthusiast when not gaming.

Stumbled over this thread about over on reddit ...

reddit.com/r/traveller/comment

I largely agree with the OP, though I guess Classic Traveller is still my favourite edition.

Our next session of will start in less than two hours. I realize the players now do have a jump-3 star ship and could reach eight different planets from their current location. The vastness of space ... so intimidating :o)

"When a starship enters a system, there is a chance that it will encounter any one number of different ships going about their business." --- Traveller, Book 2, Starships, 1981

Since any jump to a system lasts one week by definition, with 1:1 campaign time, this rule again gives the referee one week to prepare an interesting encounter. The players may trigger the encounter whenever they end a session by declaring to jump to another system.

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"In a single week, a band of adventurers may elect to devote their time to encountering a patron [...]" --- Traveller, Book 3, Worlds and Adventures, 1981

In a campaign with 1:1 time this rule starts to make so much sense. It's essentially the players saying: "let's go look for a new adventure", giving the referee a weeks time to whip something up.

Did a test naval combat by OD&D rules. The forces of chaos prevail, the lawful leader ship (L1) has been grappled, boarded and captured, by the chaotic war ships C1 and C3. A second lawful ship (L2) is sinking, Some lawful sailors may yet escape ...

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I overheard rumours of a level 12 Patriarch, Str 12, Int 11, Wis 18, Dex 9, Con 13, Cha 18, HD 7+4, AC 6 [13] due to his red +3 cloak of generosity, wielding a staff of righteous punishment (save vs. level drain). He's supposed to travel as fast as the roc flies in his sled of flying drawn by magical reindeers, carrying immeasurable amounts of treasure 🤶 🎄 🌟

Re-reading this post about long campaign play by James Maliszewski has me pondering a second player group for our ongoing campaign ...
grognardia.blogspot.com/2020/1

My uncle just finished 1.6 kg, 700 pages long dictionary of Northern Sami, a language spoken by around 20,000 speakers.

Sami are an indigenous people who have inhabited large parts of Northern Europe spanning from Russia to Norway for millenniums.

He has dedicated his life to advocate for their rights and preserve their languages and culture. This book is a major contribution in an effort to ensure that this ancient language will be passed on to future generations.

"You can almost think of it as a quantum superposition, where the character’s specific location and action only becomes certain when it is “measured” by description."
--- The Alexandrian

thealexandrian.net/wordpress/4

🤔 Wenn ich per Anhalter durch die Welt reisen kann, dann sollte es doch auch möglich sein, per boosten durch das Fediverse zu reisen. Bitte booste mich! Ich werde versuchen, über diese Reise zu schreiben. Dankeschön.👍

Liebe Grüße Teoma 💙
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🤔 If I can hitchhike through the world, then it should be possible to boost through the Fediverse. Please boost me! I will try to write about this trip. Thank you.👍

Kind regards Teoma 💙

#TeomasFediverseTrip

Why you do not use XMPP?

Please share your opinions.

#xmpp

Google will pay Apple 15 billion dollars to remain default Safari search engine in 2021 on iPhone, iPad, and Mac.

This is the price of your personal data, Apple users.

Google knows how to move strategically to know everything about you and this is temible.

If your privacy is important for you you should think twice about what devices and software you use on your daily basis.

#privacy

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