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Feeling cooped up, locked down, shut in?

Experiencing limited horizons?

Seeing the same old faces?

Facing an uncertain future?

Generation X contains adventure set on and around a generation starship.  The core adventure allows the Referee to either explore the departure of such a ship, events along the way or at the destination, and perhaps the standard trope of regression along the way.  It can be used in conjunction with Supplement 12: Dynasty for those who wish to use those rules to link the generations together and develop factions – but this isn’t required.

In addition, the book includes Rendezvous with Karma by Stephen J. Ellis which can be used as a completely separate standalone adventure with characters from Charted Space finding and exploring a generation ship or which can be used in conjunction with Generation X to create a complex scenario of different groups of characters meeting each other.

There is also a look at every occurrence of generation ships in the entire corpus of Traveller over more than forty years, as well as notes on the role playing game Metamorphosis Alpha.

Finally, as a bonus work-in-progress there are three ‘further reading’ sections consisting of 40 additional pages of annotated bibliographies of non-fiction material on the subject of generation ships, fiction and audio-visual items such as films, graphic novels and music.  This wealth of material can be used to inspire Traveller role playing or simply as an excursion into the genre with enough to keep those interested going for, well, perhaps an entire voyage!

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T. Devon S June 18, 2020 2:37 pm UTC
Does the product include any deck plans or layouts for generation ships. Thanks!
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Timothy C June 18, 2020 3:07 pm UTC
Yes, it includes three plans + two variations of one. One for a deck type arrangement (ship/asteroid), one for a disc type layout (saucer) and one for a cylinder type ship (e.g. Rama). However, they're not detailed 1 square = 1.5m type plans, they are more diagramatic in that on one page per ship they show vessels that are 5km long (or 'across'). One square = 250m.

The 'deck' type ship (with six decks) is also shown after regression in the two variant diagrams. One for referees and one in a regressed character version (i.e. what primitives would know about their environment once they've lost the knowledge of it being a ship).

So, five pages in total of such diagrams in (limited) colour. I hope that helps and gives a fair picture. No pun intended. :-)
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Stu D May 28, 2020 11:15 am UTC
Hi - could we have a few pages of preview and a number of pages please? So we can judge what we would get for our £9.99?
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Timothy C May 28, 2020 1:28 pm UTC
My apologies - I thought I'd set that up - indeed I spent some time making sure they were useful pages! No idea what's happened there, I'll revisit it and try again. Sorry about that.
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Timothy C May 29, 2020 6:42 pm UTC
Looks like that's working now. Sorry about that - hope it helps (while I was there I changed the page ranges so one view gives you a different set of pages).
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Stu D May 30, 2020 7:50 am UTC
Looks good! Thanks for replying. :)
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