Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Out of the Dim Past...

I'm amazed I still have this sketchbook.  It's from when I was a senior in High School.  I actually used some of the sketches in my Traveller campaign.  Man, that was a long time ago...
©2010 Frank Anderson, Jr.

The spider is humongous, and has a few small buildings on it.  I'm not sure what I was thinking.  It's not too bright to build a house on a giant arachnid!  Especially one that sheds it skin when it needs to grow.  I'm not sure what the skeletal remains are from?  I was probably thinking some kind of alien at the time...

Filling the Sandbox
©2010 Frank Anderson, Jr.

The above map is Stonethorn Outpost.  I mentioned it in my last post.  It's a work in progress, and at first I didn't really like it, but I think it's going to work out.  I'm about 90% finished with the basic layout.  Al I really need to do is add some minor details.

Miscellaneous Ramblings
I made a trip to the used book store this evening, and found some great stuff on the gaming shelves, but alas the money tree hasn't been watered lately; so I was a more than a little short of funds to purchase anything.  One of the things they had was a copy of Monster Colosseum for $19.  Of all the things they had in stock I wanted that one the most.  The box was in sad shape, but it appeared to have everything in the box, but I could be mistaken.  They also had the Dr.Who RPG boxed set, but wanted about $50 for it.  There was also had numerous modules for it.

I'm thinking about running a Classic Traveller online game via PbP, PbEM, and perhaps even via chat. I wanted to do something different aside from the fantasy stuff. I'm sure there are plenty of opportunities for online fantasy, but maybe not online science fiction? I need to do some research concerning running a campaign online.


  1. I've taken part in several Traveller PBeM games and a couple of mIRC games.

    The PBeM games require more linear time commitments from the players (ie understanding that they will have to post something every week for months) and a lot of dedication on the Ref's part to keep them rolling. The Reavers' Deep Game, the only one still going from the three I joined, started in late 2008 and we're just about to wrap the first adventure. PBeM can be a joint creative writing exercise and a lot of fun. Seems to work very well through Yahoo Groups and you can see it here.

    mIRC is real-time which can be a test for players in different time zones. The game I played in ran 8pm EST Friday Nights which was about 2pm Saturday Afternoon for me and there's a limit to the number of Saturdays you can play on!

    If you post a player call on one of the Traveller Yahoo groups, you will probably get players for either type of game.

  2. I dig the spider city. When Queen of the Demonweb Pits came out, I really wanted a spider ship. There is no downside to them. :)