Adventures on the Edge of the Imperium
A beginning is the time for taking the most delicate care that the balances are correct.
from Manual of Muad’Dib by the Princess Irulan
Welcome to my new campaign This campaign is going to tell the tales of a group of travellers as they navigate their way through an area of space known as the Spinward Marches, an area on the very edge of Third Imperium space, an area of tension and sometimes violent clashes with the neighbouring Zhodani Consulate and the Vargr Extents. The campaign will follow the travellers as they encounter new worlds and take part in jobs both legal and illegal. They will solve mysteries, take part in battles and wars, maybe even starting a few of them as well as trying to make a living and to make some money to get them to the next world.
All these adventures are going to take place in the Traveller universe, using the Classic Traveller Role Playing Game by Marc Miller first published in in 1977 by Game Designers’ Workshop and now published by Far Future Enterprises. I started playing this game back in 1981 and really enjoyed playing both as a player and as a referee, but once I left University in 1988 i found I had less time to play and no players who were interested in it, so I had to put my gaming on hold. Earlier this year though my sons and a couple of their friends said they would like to try a role playing game, especially a science fiction based one, so I set about reacquiring the game I loved when I was their age and agreed to act as referee for them. To help me get my referee skill back up to speed and to get these novice Travellers settled into the universe, the game is going to use quite a few of the many published adventures to begin with before launching into adventures of my own making.
The universe itself will be generally as written in the original rules, the only difference is in the psionics rules. In my universe there are no Psionics Institutes within the Imperium and any individual who exhibits any psionic ability is forced to join the government department called Psi Corps (a nod to my favourite Sci Fi series, Babylon 5), or go to a special Psi Corps prison for life, or take a drug treatment to supress the ability for life. Any talent that attempts to avoid these choices is hunted down by a special department within Psi Corps called the Psi Cops.