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Game writer, fictioneer, rock-group manager, music producer, futurologist, tinfoil-hatter, spewer of geekery, smallholder.
Game writer, fictioneer, rock-group manager, music producer, futurologist, tinfoil-hatter, spewer of geekery, smallholder.

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There's a new update to the Mindjammer Kickstarter page today, as we inch ever closer to finishing Wave 3. I'm absolutely loving how Jason Juta's visualisation of the Empire of Bright Venu for "CHILDREN OF ORION - THE VENU SOURCEBOOK" is coming along (with artwork by Jason Juta and Mark Gillespie in this artwork, and lots more to reveal!).

The Commonality salutes you!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/328469751/mindjammer-the-roleplaying-game/posts/1967648

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There's a new update to the Mindjammer Kickstarter page today, as we inch ever closer to finishing Wave 3. I'm absolutely loving how Jason Juta's visualisation of the Empire of Bright Venu for "CHILDREN OF ORION - THE VENU SOURCEBOOK" is coming along (with artwork by Jason Juta and Mark Gillespie in this artwork, and lots more to reveal!).

The Commonality salutes you!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/328469751/mindjammer-the-roleplaying-game/posts/1967648
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That's the text file for the Mindjammer Player's Guide done. Next week, on with the layout of the Core Worlds Sourcebook at last, but right now I need a lie down in a darkened room. :)

If you're waiting on emails or other comms from me, I'll be making a brief stop on planet Earth tomorrow and will be catching up. Thanks for your patience!

Hi folks - everyone here at Team Mindjammer has a question for the community! Apparently Google Earth has the facility to read sphere map images of other planets, not just earth. Now, we have sphere maps images for every planet so far published for Mindjammer (and a few that haven't been yet!), so we've been wondering if it's possible to establish a kind of central repository, both for the sphere map image files and for the data which you could input via Google Earth on key locations, names, etc.

Does anyone know if that's possible, or how it could be done, because it sounds really cool to us if we can do it and offer it as a utility for Mindjammer players and GMs. What does everyone think?

Cheers!

Sarah

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The first early sparks of Mindjammer's "Gestalt Language" appear... ConLangs are great for exploring the possibilities of the language / brain development dialectic, but what AI does with the entire concept of language is fascinating - as long as we can keep the whole thing inside the petri dish and grokkable to our meatsack selves. :)

http://www.digitaljournal.com/tech-and-science/technology/a-step-closer-to-skynet-ai-invents-a-language-humans-can-t-read/article/498142#ixzz4o0Q9PFvP

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There's a great five-star review of my new novel "The Worm Within" over at Goodreads at the moment:

"What a great book! It's the story of how stagnation can run to decay, and how outside forces are needed to revitalize a dying world. It's a story about how digging into our past can help us understand it better, but can also trap us into thinking that's all that it'll ever be. It's also the start of the hero path of a young boy with a dark past, and the way he grows and influences other unlikely heroes. It's the return of the old enemy when the resistance that defeated them is at its weakest..."

Check it out! And if you've read "The Worm Within", please consider leaving a review (or even a rating) on Goodreads, Amazon, DriveThru, or wherever you like! Reviews are a writer's lifeblood - they help spread the word that a novel exists, and encourage people to pick it up and give it a whirl. Thank you!

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35278803-the-worm-within

The awesome Christopher Helton has written a fantastic review of Mindjammer Traveller (and Mindjammer in general!) over at ENWorld today. Thank you for such a great and thorough review, Chris!

"I don't think that I am stepping out onto a particularly fragile limb when I say that Mindjammer is one of the best original science fiction settings to be created in the contemporary era... If you want to play in one of the best science fiction game settings around, pick up Mindjammer...[It] should be on the bookshelves of everyone who is a fan of science fiction gaming."

http://www.enworld.org/forum/showthread.php?564906-Mindjammer-Takes-Traveller-To-Transhuman-Heights

Put in some good solid work on the Mindjammer Player's Guide today, folding in the detail for the Willard-Khutep Gulf, replacing the Darradine Rim of the Mindjammer core rulebook. Starmap, background, 4 new homeworlds, two new genotypes, and a new neo-culture. Plus three new pregens, updating the Examples of Play accordingly. Onward! :)

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And another great review of Mindjammer on RPG.net, this time of "The Far Havens", the campaign pack of adventure beyond the Commonality frontier, penned by the awesome Paul Mitchener and Graham Spearing!

"As a sourcebook, The Far Havens is as unexpected as it is great. It might describe an area of space that is sort of off-target compared to the line's main themes, however it presents dozens of seeds for long, engrossing campaigns. Strongly recommended, for Mindjammer fans and non-fans alike."

https://www.rpg.net/reviews/archive/17/17177.phtml

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There's a great review of Mindjammer's "BLUE - Adventure in the Ruins of an Alien World" (written by myself and +John Snead) over at RPG.net this week!

"Mindjammer adventures never cease to amaze me. Be it through their scope or the wildly different genres they belong to, there is definitely something in each to blow your mind away. [BLUE's] scope and ending, irrespective of character success or failure, make it an adventure for the ages."

https://www.rpg.net/reviews/archive/17/17180.phtml
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