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Maxshadow08 Dec 2018 7:09 p.m. PST

Hi I'm looking to find some near Earth space maps of Star systems, Planets or even colonies to use with a "5 parsecs" RPG campaign. Does anyone have any suggestions?

Personal logo Saber6 Supporting Member of TMP Fezian08 Dec 2018 7:54 p.m. PST

The SPI Starforce map is a good start. I think in Traveller 2300 there is a good near space map as well. I think you can still find the CHView program that let you fill in Jump routes and more

members.nova.org/~sol/chview

Rich Bliss08 Dec 2018 8:20 p.m. PST

The Traveller 2300 is the best one I've ever seen. When the game was first released I built a 3D version with cardboard and string

Mobius Supporting Member of TMP08 Dec 2018 9:06 p.m. PST

I remember there was an SPI hex map of stars within 20 ly. It proved useful for a space campaign.

Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP08 Dec 2018 10:31 p.m. PST

Would be nice to have a new one, including the planets discovered around the various stars.

Maxshadow09 Dec 2018 12:25 a.m. PST

Thanks for the help. I had that 2300AD map back in the day and remember being awe inspired. Will go chase it down.

TNE230009 Dec 2018 12:54 a.m. PST

2300AD had the most accurate star map at the time

but the data is outdated now

updated data
and implications for the game
can be found here:
link

I found the 'subway' maps to be very helpful

zircher09 Dec 2018 3:56 a.m. PST

Scroll mid-way down for the interstellar maps…
link

Or just straight to this 15ly map…
PDF link

Warning: Winchell Chung's Project Rho/Atomic Rockets site is a deep science and sci-fi rabbit hole full of amzing things you need to know. :-)

Maxshadow09 Dec 2018 5:39 a.m. PST

Thanks Guys yes Atomic Rockets is a rabbit hole!

bobblanchett10 Dec 2018 9:03 p.m. PST

beat me to it..
Yep AR is the place..

If you haven't done so.. consider supporting Winch's work via patreon for the price of a cup of coffee a month..

One of the best bang for your buck feel goods you can get

He really has been a laudable contributor to the hobby from when he was a teenager doing illos for Steve Jackson for Warp War and Ogre

Lion in the Stars10 Dec 2018 10:17 p.m. PST

Atomic Rockets is at least as bad a rabbit hole as TVTropes!

If your brain works in hard-scifi settings, anyway.

Oldgrumbler Supporting Member of TMP17 Dec 2018 1:58 p.m. PST

I have one of these:

link

Maxshadow18 Dec 2018 9:55 a.m. PST

Magnificent. I hope you have it above the fire place or similar display.

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