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Xboat No. 4


Welcome to Xboat!

This is a science fiction fanzine, with most of the material suggested by fans who love Traveller. It's about discussion, example, and bold ideas.

Great Content...

Each issue is 24 half-pages (5.5 x 8.5).  Xboat No. 4 includes these articles:

* A Starship (the Hopper-Bastien scout/courier) profiled and illustrated to inspire.

* Character generation notes on merchant captain Alexander Lascelles Jamison.

* Aliens: the Fhinetorow, an engimatic sophont people.

* Two robots: one for security, the other a valet. Thanks to Traveller5, robots are first-class members of the Traveller game now.

* Utility-Unit Armor.

* A world profile, with some local fauna and native intelligent life.

...and more.

Beautiful Artwork... 

Illustration is half of inspiration. My fantastic backers made it possible to jam in a generous helping of quality art into every issue.

I have leveraged the experienced and capable Ian Stead, Robert Pearce, Tim Osborne, and Brian Stearns for beautifully themed artwork.  Ian's starships are iconic, and Robert's characters and creatures are inspired.  Tim's aliens are simply fantastic. 

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July 21st, 2022
X-Boat is spectacular and a worthy successor to the old-school Journal of the Travellers' Aid Society. Great design and art, excellent and creative writing–all usuable by a referee, and an excellent application of the hard-to-understand Traveler [...]
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