Frank Succardi
programmer * web developer * digital artist * game designer * audio/video producer

Mayday! Traveller Day 2019
Interview with Marc W. Miller of Far Future Enterprises
Creator of Traveller RPG

This was probably the highlight of my gaming life!

I've been playing the Traveller RPG since I was a teenager in high school (I graduated in 1986).  I had been laying D&D for a while and I loved it, but I always wanted something more.

Fantasy realms were cool, but what about sci-fi? 

I got into Gamma World by TSR when I was a teenager as well.  This led to interests in games like Champions, Top Secret, Morrow Project, and .. what's this?  Traveller?

hmmm..

Well, needless to say, this was exactly what I was looking for.  This box set of three little black books (LBB) had everything you needed to create your own subsectors, star charts, characters, adventures, and more.  And each expansion was printed on an 8.5"x11" page folded in half.  So you could but these small supplements to modularly expand your ruleset.  It really was brilliant.

There was a supplement for building your own Traveller starships, creating specific character classes, creating your own alien's worlds, and so on.

I can't tell you how much fun this game has brought to my life over the years as both a player and a GM (mostly as a GM).  I remember when my family went on road trips or boring (to a kid) vacations, I would bring my Traveller books with me, along with a pencil, a notebook, and a few 6-sided dice.  I kept myself busy and out of the adult's hair passing the time creating subsector after subsector, filled with planets of all sorts of alien origins.  I imagined the vistas that could be seen on the surface... What alien life might live there?  Are they intelligent?  If so, what's their culture like.  If not, what kind of animal is it?  What does it eat?  This game really broadens and expands your imagination - it takes you to the farthest reaches of your mind's eye.

That is why it was such an honor to finally meet the man who originally designed Traveller, Marc W. Miller.

I wanted to run a Traveller promotion so I contacted a few independent publishers, along with Marc, and the current publisher of Traveller by Mongoose Publishing.

At Mr. Miller's suggestion, we scheduled this event to take place on May Day in honor of bad puns and of the original distress call printed on that boxed set back in the late 1970s:

This is Free Trader Beowulf,
calling anyone . . .
Mayday, Mayday . . . we are under attack . . .
main drive is gone . . .
turret number one not responding
Mayday . . . losing cabin pressure fast
calling anyone . . . please help . . .
This is Free Trader Beowulf . . .
Mayday . . .

This interview with Marc W. Miller is over an hour and a half long and in it, we discuss everything from the origins of Traveller to where marc intends to Travel next.

Join me as I interview my sci-fi gaming hero: Mayday 2019 Interview with Marc W. Miller, creator of the Traveller RPG.

 Will you answer the Beowulf's distress call?

Get YOUR copy of Marc W. Miller's, Traveller 5th Edition, 3 Hardback Set

 ..and why not check out his book: Agent of the Imperium

Traveller RPG Resources:

Articles

- Introduction to Traveller

- Relating to Traveller

- Traveller RPG Character Creation

- Nock Nova, Star Traveller (Promo -2019)

Interviews

- My Mayday 2019 Interview with John Watts of Independence Games, the creator of Clement Sector

- My Mayday 2019 Interview with Omer Joel of Stellagama Publishing, the creator of These Stars Are Ours

- My Mayday 2019 Interview With My Traveller RPG Players in the Corvus Sector by CyborgPrime

Freebies

- Traveller RPG Ship: Far Trader Deck Plans for Roll20 and other Virtual Tabletop (VTT) systems

 

Additional Resources:

- Mongoose Traveller 1st Edition Character Generator

- Mongoose Traveller 2nd Edition Character Generator

- Classic Traveller Character Sheet PDF plus Pregenerated Characters

- Mongoose Traveller Character Sheet PDF

- Traveller RPG Character Races

Check out my Traveller RPG YouTube channel (CyborgPrime) now!

If you are interested in learning more about Traveller, try the Mongoose Traveller 2nd Edition Traveller Core Rulebook

 

 

Mayday! Traveller Day 2019
Interview With John Watts of Gypsy Knights Games

Explore the Clement Sector with one of the most popular settings for sci-fi role-playing. 

Based on the Cepheus Engine and the sci-fi 2d6 OGL rules framework, Gypsy Knights Games has developed a core rulebook and setting for adventures in the Clement Sector. 

Watch the video on YouTube:  Mayday! 2019 Interview with John Watts of Gypsy Knights Games

If you are ready to start your travels across the cosmos, try the Clement Sector Core Setting for use with  Clement Sector The Rules.

Find the complete line of Gypsy Knights Games products here: Gypsy Knights Games Product Line

 Mayday! 2019 Interview With John Watts of Gypsy Knights Games

 

Traveller RPG Resources:

Articles

- Introduction to Traveller

- Relating to Traveller

- Traveller RPG Character Creation

- Nock Nova, Star Traveller (Promo -2019)

Interviews

- My Mayday 2019 Interview with Marc W. Miller of Far Future Enterprises, the creator of Traveller

- My Mayday 2019 Interview with Omer Joel of Stellagama Publishing, the creator of These Stars Are Ours

- My Mayday 2019 Interview With My Traveller RPG Players in the Corvus Sector by CyborgPrime

Freebies

- Traveller RPG Ship: Far Trader Deck Plans for Roll20 and other Virtual Tabletop (VTT) systems

 

Additional Resources:

- Mongoose Traveller 1st Edition Character Generator

- Mongoose Traveller 2nd Edition Character Generator

- Classic Traveller Character Sheet PDF plus Pregenerated Characters

- Mongoose Traveller Character Sheet PDF

- Traveller RPG Character Races

Check out my Traveller RPG YouTube channel (CyborgPrime) now!

If you are interested in learning more about Traveller, try the Mongoose Traveller 2nd Edition Traveller Core Rulebook

 

 

Mayday! Traveller Day 2019
Interview with Omer Joel of Stellagama Publishing

This is my interview with Omer Joel, creator of These Stars are Ours (TSAO) as well as expansions for Cepheus Engine and Stars Without Number.

In this interview we discuss the origins of Stellagama Publishing, These Stars are Ours, and their new gaming cookbook Cauldrons & Casseroles.

Watch the video on YouTube: Mayday! Traveller Day 2019 Interview with Omer Joel of Stellagama Publishing

If you are ready to try out this unique sci-fi setting, check out These Stars are Ours, and Cauldrons & Casseroles.

Find the complete line of Stellagama Publishing products here: Stellagama Publishing Product Line

 

Traveller RPG Resources:

Articles

- Introduction to Traveller

- Relating to Traveller

- Traveller RPG Character Creation

- Nock Nova, Star Traveller (Promo -2019)

Interviews

- My Mayday 2019 Interview with Marc W. Miller of Far Future Enterprises, the creator of Traveller

- My Mayday 2019 Interview with John Watts of Independence Games, the creator of Clement Sector

- My Mayday 2019 Interview With My Traveller RPG Players in the Corvus Sector by CyborgPrime

Freebies

- Traveller RPG Ship: Far Trader Deck Plans for Roll20 and other Virtual Tabletop (VTT) systems

 

Additional Resources:

- Mongoose Traveller 1st Edition Character Generator

- Mongoose Traveller 2nd Edition Character Generator

- Classic Traveller Character Sheet PDF plus Pregenerated Characters

- Mongoose Traveller Character Sheet PDF

- Traveller RPG Character Races

Check out my Traveller RPG YouTube channel (CyborgPrime) now!

If you are interested in learning more about Traveller, try the Mongoose Traveller 2nd Edition Traveller Core Rulebook

 

 

Mayday! Traveller Day 2019
Traveller RPG Player Discussion Panel

This is an interview with some of my players from all around the world.

These are 2 different views I have been GMing for during the last year or two.

Get a perspective of the game and find out why Traveller RPG is such a beloved sci-fi game.

Watch the video on YouTube:  Mayday! 2019 Traveller RPG Player Discussion Panel

If you are ready to start your travels across the cosmos, try the Traveller Starter Set

 

Traveller RPG Resources:

Articles

- Introduction to Traveller

- Relating to Traveller

- Traveller RPG Character Creation

- Nock Nova, Star Traveller (Promo -2019)

Interviews

- My Mayday 2019 Interview with Marc W. Miller of Far Future Enterprises, the creator of Traveller

- My Mayday 2019 Interview with John Watts of Independence Games, the creator of Clement Sector

- My Mayday 2019 Interview with Omer Joel of Stellagama Publishing, the creator of These Stars Are Ours

Freebies

- Traveller RPG Ship: Far Trader Deck Plans for Roll20 and other Virtual Tabletop (VTT) systems

 

Additional Resources:

- Mongoose Traveller 1st Edition Character Generator

- Mongoose Traveller 2nd Edition Character Generator

- Classic Traveller Character Sheet PDF plus Pregenerated Characters

- Mongoose Traveller Character Sheet PDF

- Traveller RPG Character Races

Check out my Traveller RPG YouTube channel (CyborgPrime) now!

If you are interested in learning more about Traveller, try the Mongoose Traveller 2nd Edition Traveller Core Rulebook

 

 

Nick Nova, Star Traveller (Promo - 2019)

Join me, Nick Nova, Star Traveller, as I search the cosmos for answers to sci-fi RPG questions.

This is not yet another Traveller RPG blog, it's a sci-fi gaming advice show from the perspective of a character inside the Traveller universe.. lol so meta!

There aren't a lot of Traveller RPG online blogs, so I hope you enjoy my take on the Traveller RPG tabletop game.

It's just my cheesy sci-fi gaming blog, but I had fun creating it.

Check it out on YouTube now: Nick Nova, Star Traveller - Promo

If you are interested in learning more about Traveller, try the Mongoose Traveller 2nd Edition Traveller Core Rulebook

 

Traveller RPG Resources:

Articles

- Introduction to Traveller

- Relating to Traveller

- Traveller RPG Character Creation

Interviews

- My Mayday 2019 Interview with Marc W. Miller of Far Future Enterprises, the creator of Traveller

- My Mayday 2019 Interview with John Watts of Independence Games, the creator of Clement Sector

- My Mayday 2019 Interview with Omer Joel of Stellagama Publishing, the creator of These Stars Are Ours

- My Mayday 2019 Interview With My Traveller RPG Players in the Corvus Sector by CyborgPrime

Freebies

- Traveller RPG Ship: Far Trader Deck Plans for Roll20 and other Virtual Tabletop (VTT) systems

 

Additional Resources:

- Mongoose Traveller 1st Edition Character Generator

- Mongoose Traveller 2nd Edition Character Generator

- Classic Traveller Character Sheet PDF plus Pregenerated Characters

- Mongoose Traveller Character Sheet PDF

- Traveller RPG Character Races

Check out my Traveller RPG YouTube channel (CyborgPrime) now!

If you are interested in learning more about Traveller, try the Mongoose Traveller 2nd Edition Traveller Core Rulebook

 

 

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