When sending the results from the Random Subsector Generator to TravellerMap (to render the maps as pretty images instead of ascii or java) you can now chose Draft and FASA style for your generated map.
One of the more popular pages at the Zhodani Base is the Random Subsector Generator. With the help of the generator, some text editing and the post function at Traveller Maps I created this subsector. I was inspired by Point Central from the Valérian Comic, Ambassador of the Shadows (and others). I thought it was an interesting idea with a place where different cultures could meet. Babylon-5 is a similar place. I was also inspired by the planet Rubanis from the Valérian comic Les Spectres d’Inverloch (and others). It was because of Rubanis that I decided to make Origo Point a planet.
I found a new subsector at Traveller Map. I am sure it wasn’t there a few days ago. Now we can have a look at subsector E of Pliabriebl sector. There was no news about it at the Traveller Map blog (yet). If you look at the credits for this Sector, you can see that it is Marc Miller that has mapped this subsector.
The reason for mapping this subsector must be that in the very successful Kickstarter project for Traveller5 you will get your name “laser-carved on the alabaster cliffs overlooking the Sea of Mists on Ecalpemos (Pliabriebl 0411) after the crucial Battle of Shadows against the Black Fleets” if you invest $25 or more. I am also looking forward to reading more about the Shadows and the Black Fleets as well…
I hope this will be more useful than the Merry X-Mas Subsector.
I do think that this almost follow the rules for popular subsectors from a previous post. We have some backwater worlds, but they are not independent. We have 2 interstellar states. We have obvious adventures, and also a place called home. Dublin for some of us, Armagh for Eamon, and maybe somewhere else for someone.
The obvious adventures can be taken from the news (old and new) about Ireland.
This leads me to my suggestion of 4 races in this subsector. They should represent the Celtic, the Norse, the Protestants and the Catholics (or Old and New English). The lazy could use Humaniti, Vargr, Aslan and Bwaps or any other Traveller races that might fit. The more ambitious may want to invent their own races. An interesting scenario would be if the Humans represent the Celts. Then this will be in the far far future, when Humaniti have been driven away from their home-worlds to this cluster at the edge of the galaxy. Another interesting scenario could be if the Humans are the latest (New English) invaders. Then there might be some interesting moral dilemmas about the genocide of the original inhabitants of this cluster.
One thing to note about the map is that the towns and villages that are not in the map are still there as secondary populated worlds. E.g. Banbridge is a planet in the Armagh System. In the empty systems within the borders, there might be deep space objects.