Saturday, April 10, 2010

Canopus Trader Map

I've created a variant of the Canopus starmap, based on what is known to the Traders' Cooperative Network, a non-affiliated information source which will be available to the PCs.

Note the vast prevalence of Amber zones in the quadrant; most worlds outside the Restored Canopus Republic are marked as Amber zones due to problematic governments, unstable trade with the outside universe and other Wilds conditions. Using the Mongoose Traveller rules, this will mean that selling weapons will be quite profitable in the majority of the quadrant; also, there will be quite a hefty passenger flow from the Wilds into the safer worlds of the Restored Canopus Republic.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Moving to Canopus

I've decided to change the campaign's setting to the Coreward-Trailing quadrant of the Canopus sector, set in the New Era in 1201 (Imperial date). The Collapse would provide the game with ample opportunities for adventure, exploration and commercial empire-building.

Here is a star-map of this quadrant in 1201: