Monday, February 22, 2010

Possible Changes

I'm thinking about a change in direction.

I have some problems with the Trojan Reach setting, especially the fact that it feels too under-populated and under-developed for a decent commercial campaign.

I might want to move this campaign from the Outer Rim Void in 1105 to the Coreward-Trailing corner of Canopus in 1201, which is a background I've been developing for some time now. Not only is the TNE background more comfortable to me (with its lack of uber-powerful, omnipresent Imperium), but I find myself easier to "connect" to it than to the Trojan Reach.

I also tend to love the TNE background more than the Classic Era OTU one...

And, of course, an Aslan noble with a trading ship will find her paws full of work developing new trade routes in the collapsed, war-torn Canopus Sector.

Maybe this will allow me to overcome my writer's block...

What do you think?

1 comment:

  1. I thought most of the Trojan Reach was outside the Imperium anyway - which matches the criteria your 1201 setting (in that the Imperium is "over there" rather than "all around us").

    I haven't seen the Mong Trojan Reach but I seem to have notes on the earlier version from a (Canadian?) fanzine - and the area was ripe with single world states and small polities. Just the background for small ship Book 2 Traveller, where the bulk haulers max at 2 - 5000 tons and free traders and far traders can actually make a living. Sounds like a fun background.