New Traveller Project on Kickstarter
Today’s update is about a companion Traveller Kickstarter. Traveller: Ascension
Travellerhas its roots in board wargames: original publisher GDW and designer Marc Miller (that’s me!) originally learned our... Read more
Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and Season's Greetings
This is just a short message to wish you all the very best for the season.
We appreciate so very much your support over the past 18 months... Read more
Our work on Deck Plans is finally bearing fruit:
We have finalized the contents of our first Deck Plan Set, and it includes
• Imperial Scout/Courier • Free... Read more
Labor Day Update
It seems that (for me, at least) everything takes longer than I expected. I can only take some small consolation that most of the Kickstarter projects contemporaneous with this one... Read more
Late Night Saturday June 29
Monday July 1 is the one-year anniversary of the close of this record-breaking Kickstarter project. We have finished up all but the last twenty fulfillments for backers, and many of... Read more
This Kickstarter project closed at a record-setting level at noon CDT on July 1, 2012. After a variety of fits and starts our fulfillment is now drawing to a close... Read more
Post Memorial Day Update
Now that we have returned from my trip (in case you did not know, I travelled to South America to visit family; we had a great time, thank you), Darlene... Read more
I understand that everyone wants their rewards as soon as possible (and that some of you have more patience than others). A recent comment I saw was:
"It appears as... Read more
Customs Forms For International Shipments
(This update addresses customs declarations)
Thank you for your participation in our Kickstarter project. We appreciate your support in bringing this specific project to fruition. Your support enabled us to... Read more
Hard At Work
Here's a rare glimpse of the inner sanctum of Traveller: Marc Miller hard at work (or hard at play; it's sometimes difficult to tell the difference) labelling the day's packaging... Read more
The Cold Equations
The Cold Equations*
After several days of concerted effort packing rewards orders, we now have a baseline of progress, and the cold equations allow us to extrapolate when we will... Read more
Progress Report On Shipping
I am taking a break in the (pick one: deeply spiritually rewarding; seeming non-stop and unending) process of sending out the Kickstarter Traveller5 rewards to all of you to talk... Read more
I am working day and night
to get these various rewards shipped.
They break down into several tiers.
I have a special responsibility to Betas (those who did not participate in the Kickstarter) and I have... Read more
We will begin shipping tomorrow March 26 Tuesday
What else to say?
You will get an direct message over the next few days (based on your tier) confirming your address. I don't want these packages to go astray.... Read more
The Final Piece of the Puzzle
The final bit that I need to start shipping is the Credit-Card-Size Nobilities and Knighthoods and TAS Cards. And since I promised them to virtually everyone, that means that I... Read more
As we are assembling our Backer Rewards, we want to update the status of several of our rewards. After the T5 KS project closed, my major concentration was finishing and... Read more
We are indeed making progress on completion of everyone’s rewards. All but the simplest of backer support includes some or all of the following:
656 page hardcover book,... Read more
The Books Have Arrived!
The big Semi from Canada arrived yesterday filled with 14 skids (14,050 pounds, that's 7 tons!) of cartons of books. We dragooned two strong young men off the street to... Read more
The T Shirts Are In Good Hands
We met Friday with OffWorld Designs, a quality TShirt maker who we have worked with in the past. It is run by Raymond VanTilburg and his wife Barb. After talking them... Read more
Who Would Have Believed That The Dice Would Turn Out So Nice?
We started packing the Traveller5dice sets this evening. Each set of 13 dice (ten Black, one White, one Yellow, one Red) comes in a shiny little black box with... Read more
Some of you have asked if you can still add a TShirt to your reward set.
It's getting close, but yes, it's still possible. Email (or Kickstarter message) us with... Read more
The Traveller5 CDROM
We are putting the final touches on the Traveller5 CDROM.
Naturally, it includes the complete PDF of the Traveller5 Core Rulesas a searchable, printable document. In addition, the complete... Read more
The 4518th T-Shirt
Here’s a shot of the 4518th Lift Infantry Crest that goes on one of our T-Shirts. I want you to note that this is the original crest created... Read more
Press Checking The Core Rules Book
We are here in rural Quebec checking on the printing of the Traveller5 Core Rules Book, all 656 pages (up from our original 616 page target page count). Each signature... Read more
Traveller5 Kickstarter New Year’s Update
We’ve completed the very hardest part of the project: our files have been sent off to the printer in preparation for scheduled printing on January 8, 2013. There were a... Read more
Early December Update
We wanted to get back to all of you, including those who are outside backers (rather than inside backers) so this note is not restricted to Backers only.
We have... Read more
Happy Thanksgiving to all!
Happy Thanksgiving to all!
As our Thanksgiving winds down, we thought an Update would be in order. We are fast approaching the file-turn-in deadline that the printer has imposed on... Read more
We've alerted backers on this information previously, but we're making this a public update as well.
We have been negotiating with our printer for a printing date, which is now... Read more
One of the sub-projects for this Traveller5 Kickstarter is Traveller Dice.
After some rigorous playtesting (who knew we had to playtest dice?) we concluded that the numbers in our... Read more
The Lastest as of Mid-August
We're hard at work on this project in so many ways.
But for solid progress,
We have posted the Traveller5 Wallpapers (in a variety of sizes) on DriveThruRPG (including a... Read more
Happy Birthday Traveller!
Today July 22 is Traveller's 35th Birthday. Born in Staten Island at the Origins Game Convention in 1977.
You are all truly worthy of the Wall of Heroes!
Congratulations to all!
You are all truly worthy of the Wall of Heroes! Even now, Scout/Courier Murphy is laboring to carve your names in letters 20 feet high for... Read more
[this Kickstarter Project for Traveller5 is nearly complete. It ends Sunday Noon, CDT] We'll make an Update at Noon, and then continue to post updates and progress reports.
Fellow Travellers! ... Read more
We've Been Live Exactly 28 Days! 62 Hours To Go...
This Kickstarter Project began at 11 PM CDT on May 31, and has been running for four weeks / 28 days as of 11 PM tonight. We reached our base... Read more
Yet Another Update- T5 Beta
This update is specifically for the T5 Beta participants (you know who you are). This information is also posted in the Beta forum.
The Beta Test Swag
The early support... Read more
Record Setting Support From Our Fellow Travellers!
This Kickstarter Project is an amazing experience. There are so many of you Backing this project, AND telling me of how much Traveller has meant to you over the years.... Read more
Two Stretch Goals Reached!
Yesterday was a busy time, and with everyone's help (than you to all!) we hit two of our Stretch Goals. We now have Printed Endleaves in the Core Book, which is... Read more
The Home Stretch Stretch Goals
We are coming down the home stretch with 9 days to go, and we have some long-term and short-term Stretch Goals on the table.
First, we have the near-term... Read more
Today June 22, marks GDW Game Designers' Workshop's Birthday: if it had survived, it would have been 39!
Precisely a month from today, July 22, marks Traveller's Birthday. The very... Read more
Our New Stretch Goal- TAS Cards
Thanks to all of you for helping us reach our Stretch Goal. Looking forward to the next Goal, we had to do some calculating last night. Here’s what we have... Read more
The Color Plates
Gret work all of you! We broke $150,000 and now the plans are being laid to include color ship plates in the book. I remember the lack of connection between... Read more
Double Milestone Today!
We hit a double milestone today:
We passed 1,000 Backers! Thanks to all of you. Now tell your friends to Back us as well.
We passed the record as Highest... Read more
Our Next Stretch Goal
I want to thank all of you for your support on this project. Every day, your posts and tweets are bringing in new people. We appreciate it.
We just hit... Read more
Closing In On Our Stretch Goal
We are fast closing in on our current Stretch Goal- Beowulf deck plans (on top of the already committed Scout / Courier Deck Plans), and we are excited because it... Read more
(T Shirt images on the main Kickstarter page, scroll way down).
We have some nice items that some of you (but not all of you) want. We call them Options... Read more
Books Signed By The Author
I received more than one suggestion that I could institute a new pledge level in which I would sign your book. I appreciate the suggestion; here's my plan.
When the... Read more
Thanks to all of you for your support.
We just put up some fun Stretch Goals:
When we reach $100,000, we’ll be able to create a deck plan sheet and guide... Read more
Let's Talk About Stretch Goals
I talked about Stretch Goals on the blog, but I think a poll would make it easier to gather feedback. Tell us what you would like to see? www.traveller5.net/poll.html
We'll... Read more
What an accomplishment! What a show of support! I am overwhelmed with appreciation and emotion. In the first 24 hours (please don’t quibble; we went live at 10:55 PM CDT,... Read more
Update 1- Our Commitment To You
Let me start with some of my own ground rules.
I am committed to posting an update once per day during this project. Forgive me, but my day often ends... Read more