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The Restaurant

Patron: Chef, Patriot, Agent
Required Skills: none
Required Equipment: Starship

Players’ Information:
The group is contacted by an elegant gentleman that present himself as Gerhard von Böhlmark. He says that he is a chef that wants to set up a restaurant at Cipango. Gerhard says that he has distant relatives living there that is of German-Solomani origin, although most of the inhabitants are from a Nihon-Solomani origin. Gerhard wants his restaurant to reflect the origin of the inhabitants, who has now grown too used to the Zhodani cuisine. He wants his restaurant to have a German-Nihon fusion kitchen. (He shows the group his proposed menu that includes “Weisswurst mit Wasabi” and “Sushi mit Sauerkraut” etc… On the drink list there are drinks made of sake and rauchbier etc…)

Gerhard needs the groups help with transport of his equipment and 50 tons of frozen and/or conserved foods. At Cipango he also needs help with installing the equipment and also in recruiting some chefs and other staff that he will train, so that his restaurant can develop into a planet wide chain. Gerhard will pay standard cargo fees, and for the extra work he will pay the group an additional Cr. 100,000 bonus.


Image by Thomas S. Public Domain

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Deliver Medicine

Patron: Scientist, Doctor, Executive
Required Skills: none
Required Equipment: starship

Players’ Information:
The group is contacted by Roland von Skurken, an executive of the local SuSAG plant. He explains to the group that a terrible (but not deadly) disease has broken out at a nearby mining planet. His R&D team has just developed a cure and a vaccine, and now this needs to be delivered as soon as possible to the unlucky planet. Unfortunately, there are currently no SuSAG ship in the system, so he hopes the group can deliver this, and if possible also help to distribute the cure. The group will be paid Cr. 100,000 for this delivery of 5 tons of cargo, and an additional Cr. 10.000, if they can help distributing the drugs.


Image from CDC. Public Domain

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Environmentalist Demonstration

Patron: Activist, Scientist
Required Skills: none
Required Equipment: none

Players’ Information:
While the group is visiting a bar near the starport on this medium tech and medium population backwater world, they are approached by a thin middle aged man in green clothes that doesn’t look like an army type. He present himself as Dr. Karl-Eneri Ristoff, and say that he is a member of a local environmentalist group called “Balance in Nature” that is going to protest against the annual spluka hunt. He says that the spluka hunt is both cruel and stupid, since the splukas are close to extinction. Nobles from all over the subsector come here once a year to hunt the splukas, only to cut of their heads off to mount as trophies.

Dr. Ristoff explains to the group that the demonstration is going to be held in two days. The demonstration is legal, but some locals and some hunters will not like the demonstration. Dr. Ristoff says that Balance in Nature are unarmed pacifists, but he suspects that some locals and maybe someone else might use violence to stop the demonstration and that the local police will look the other way. Therefore he wants the group to document the demonstration and then give the videotape to offworld news stations. If some nobles actually would embarrass themselves, that would really help the cause. Dr. Ristoff will lend the group video cameras from the university where he works. The only thing the group has to do is to videotape the demonstration, no matter what will happen. The group can then make copies at the university, and distribute these to subsector news stations. The compensation for this simple task will be Cr. 5000 and any money that the video tape could be sold for.

Charlotte Ross for PETA

Image from PETA. Public Domain

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New to Traveller

Hello, my gaming group and I have been looking for something different from the fantasy genre. I am currently re-reading the Honor Harrington Series and thought I’d like to run a Sci Fi game, and while in a game store I stumbled upon the Far Future Enterprises’ version of Classic Traveller and thought that would be something different. Most of us have experienced Traveller before, but probably not for nearly 20 years.

I am creating a campaign in my own universe for a few reasons. My original idea was to have something similar to Babylon 5, in the fact that the planet the players will be based on is where the Major races have all come together, thus allowing players to have access to playing aliens as well as humans. This I feel will create many story lines for me.

I am also contemplating revamping the psionic rules to allow players access to abilites I felt were missing.

As for aliens themselves I have thought about creating my own, since I don’t want players playing races that are ‘too’ alien, making them hard to play, as I’ve seen happen in games I’ve been involved in, in the past. I have thought of making anthropomorphic-type aliens so my players can better relate to their characters.

I found this website and have really valued it’s usefullness and wanted to thank-you. Since I am new to running Traveller, I was wondering if anyone could give me any useful advice, or if any of my ideas above will not work well. I am in the beginning stages of creating my campaign so the above is easily changeable.