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Classic quotes

I thought it would be fun to share parts of, and expound on, classic traveller that we liked. One of my favorite adventures was trillion credit squadron (TCS).

So from p. 31

B = Cr500 x GM x P

Where B = annual naval budget.
GM = government modifier
P = population

The government modifiers are

 type     0    1    2    3    4    5    8    9    a    b    c    d
 peace  .50  .80 1.00  .90  .85  .95 1.10 1.15 1.20 1.10 1.20  .75
 war   1.50 1.40 1.50 1.20 1.45 1.40 1.20 1.20 1.50 1.20 1.50 1.50

I used to play a fair amount of TCS inspired traveller and I always thought the wealth of a planet should figure in too. If a planet is listed as rich more naval tax would be paid per capita and the reverse for a poor nation.

Rich could a 2X modifier to the formula. poor 0.5X.
Also in war ‘in extermis’ the GM should be even higher on a temporary
basis. The united states spent 37 of GDP at the height of WWII.

TCS had a chart to account for TL disparity for buying offworld items. Using this one could assume the TL9 for the near future for the world, for some nations at least which with no starport would modify .40 thus for the united states;

285mil pop X .85 X 500 X .4 = 48450 MCr

One could have a TCS hook that right now the groom lake area of Nevada is in fact to onworld end of a secret space development program.

Legal rights to the game

I used to play traveller in high school in the early eighties. I have recently found this and a lot of other websites made by fans but the web site for far future enterprises seems moribund.

What I am wondering is who owns the rights to create new traveller material and what about previously published material?

I have read the disclaimer at the bottom of the main page and understand it but some other sites disclaimers cause me to wonder what is up.

What I would really like to see published is newly written hardcopy- in the style of the classic traveller- booklets. adventures, JTAS etc. WRITTEN FOR THE ADULT PLAYER. I think traveller fan base was always high school or older and it seemed that some of the material coming out in the mid to later eighties was written the 10 to 15 yr old.