No Sci-fi videos today.
At least for today, I’ll be shifting to links to pictures from Deviantart, which look interesting enough to spark a campaign, or at least a scene or an interesting world to visit. There are far too many pictures to choose from, so I’ll be limiting myself to 20.
All of the below comes from the We Are Popular gallery: http://wearepopular.deviantart.com/gallery/
Lizard squad: http://wearepopular.deviantart.com/art/Lizard-Squad-385871151I am confident that there is no such species in canon Traveller, but that can be remedied by the Referee with a stroke of the pen.
The Old Neighbourhood: http://wearepopular.deviantart.com/art/A-New-World-400893294 Everybody grows up somewhere. Some on space stations, some undersea, but most in the city.
Sci-Fi City: http://wearepopular.deviantart.com/art/Sci-fi-City-357339394 Just a reminder that it can snow in the Far Future.
Metropolis: http://wearepopular.deviantart.com/art/Metropolis-365811534 Another city of the Far Future, but the size and scope has been increased ten-fold. The city above could easily be a nice little place of a million or less, but this city is big enough to hold hundreds of millions or more. I would tag it as the seat of a Sector Duke rule in the Imperial Core, myself.
(But not Capital itself: no floating buildings.)
Warships: http://wearepopular.deviantart.com/art/Spirit-of-Java-360039136 Because what is Traveller without massive spaceborne dreadnoughts?
Steam punk plasma rifles: http://wearepopular.deviantart.com/art/Patrol-414549970 This kind of contraption I can imagine in a very soft-science version of Traveller, perhaps during the Long Night, or on one of the more obscure worlds of the Imperium.
Huge Helmet: http://wearepopular.deviantart.com/art/Space-Cadet-408168308 This is just ridiculous.
Water City: http://wearepopular.deviantart.com/art/Aquatic-Slidewalk-365273124 Not underwater, in this case, so not a good fit for the water-loving Vargr, influenced by the undersea cities of Ikon. Still, it has it’s charms.
Insane Noble Transport: http://wearepopular.deviantart.com/art/killer-is-dead-concept-art-407343587 Nobles are not known for their concern about the laws of physics. And I admit, this TL 7 plane is doable – if secretly supported by TL 13 artigrav.
Imperial Ruins: http://wearepopular.deviantart.com/art/Halls-of-409607582 Centuries after the fall of the Rule of Man, Sylean scouts investigate the remains of the last Ducal Palace.
War Mammoth: http://wearepopular.deviantart.com/art/War-Mammoth-204986893 Technological recovery went down some odd streams, depending on the world and culture in question.
Noblewoman: http://wearepopular.deviantart.com/art/Acid-Drops-405705115 Even in the all-human (and – outside of the Domain of Vland – practically all-Solomani) Nobility of the early Third Imperium, some nobles were, shall we say, less closely tied to the human species than others.
Whale-watching: http://wearepopular.deviantart.com/art/Miracles-393180913 Some of the local fauna are larger than others. And then, there are the animals that are larger than mountains…
Mech Factory: http://wearepopular.deviantart.com/art/Mech-Factory-383625788 Not really canon Traveller… but hey, it’s your universe!
Sharpshooting: http://wearepopular.deviantart.com/art/Bullet-in-my-hands-401219032 Not standard deployment, but some firefights are at a really long distance, so I can see it happening.
Startown: http://wearepopular.deviantart.com/art/Trinity-Starpoint-Gemini-2-401036645 This is definitely one of the larger ones in the Empty Quarter.
The Vargr Pillaging: http://wearepopular.deviantart.com/art/At-world-s-end-298856983 Tough times, man, tough times.
Deep Mining: http://wearepopular.deviantart.com/art/Bofa-nuclear-reactor-B-364682900 While the setting is said to be a cityscape, the image actually reminds me of a massive industrial site. Perhaps the Deep Digs of Zukhisa, perhaps.
Charge: http://wearepopular.deviantart.com/art/Charge-398424266 This has nothing to do with Traveller, except for a vague far-future feel. But, it could be an Alternate Universe invasion of one of the canon Imperial worlds. Let’s assume that the Dark Emperor created a race of humanoid giants to lead ground-combat operations…
No Visitors: http://wearepopular.deviantart.com/art/On-the-outskirts-of-the-Mobius-396444673 Some Ancient sites are too weird to permit visitors.
Well, something outside of Deviantart:
http://theabsolutemag.com/3633/art/a-glimpse-at-post-apocalyptic-tokyo/ Tokyo always gets it, so you might as well do some Virus roleplaying there…