In a fit of pique, during a netiquette flame war, while no one was minding the domain, rabid Traveller Mailing List (TML) citizens made a mad grab at unsuspecting worlds. Not since the Sword Worlder forays into Vilis during the Fifth Frontier War has such a brash, unprovoked campaign been attempted. It was so successful that it has become a great tradition and favorite pastime of TMLers to this day.
So don't just stand there gearheading, grab a world and start detailing! The catch, if you can call it one, is that the grabber must report on the grabbee (the exact level and the canonicity of it is open to interpretation) within 90 days. A survey must be taken and a State-of-the-World Address (SWA) presented by web-proxy to the whole of the high council of the TML. Claims are documented on this Web site. You can browse them by Sector, Grabbee (World), or Grabber (Claimant).
Here is a button for every landgrabber to put on his/her SWA site (with a link to this site: http://landgrab.downport.com/) to show that the grabber is an official grabber.
What, you say you want to join the chaos? Then stake your claim on the Traveller Mailing List. If none oppose you, or if you win an electronic conflagration, you too may become a grabber of the first order! Need still more info? Read the FAQ.
The 2005 Landgrab Landrush: In accordance with advance notice given on the TML, all Landgrab claims made prior to 15 March, 2004, (the date of the relaunch of the Landgrab site) for which no SWA had been submitted (or reconfirmation of intention to complete an SWA received) by 31 May, 2005, were removed from the Landgrab site. A record of these expired claims is available here.
|Most Recent Landgrab Claims|
|Forboldn/Regina (Spinward Marches C)||Jeff Greenly||5 May 06|
|Whanga/Regina (Spinward Marches C)||Jeff Greenly||5 May 06|
|Knorbes/Regina (Spinward Marches C)||Jeff Greenly||12 May 06|
|Jaen/Andalusia (Crucis Margin L)||Mike McKeown||31 May 06|
|Lahti/Andalusia (Crucis Margin L)||Mike McKeown||23 Jun 06|
|Riverland/Jewell (Spinward Marches B)||Douglas Berry||24 Jun 06|
|Lunion/Lunion (Spinward Marches K)||Geoffrey Michael||04 Aug 06|
NOTE: Grabbers may grab, provide links to their SWA or request hosting of their SWA on Downport.com by posting announcement to the TML or by messaging the Claims Bureau.
Add a star map to your SWA! Joshua Bell has provided this resource which enables Grabbees to use the Traveller Map, an interactive web-based map for the Traveller universe, to add a star map of their Grab to their SWA.
P-O "BeRKA" Bergstedt's Supplement P03: The Space Atlas provides both ASCII and Java data for the Classic Traveller galaxy generated by the Galactic program.
Andrew Brown's detailed, textual Atlas of Charted Space provides "canononical (or at least well established) Classic Traveller data with a GURPS conversion."
Peter L.S. Trevor's The Known Universe (aka "The Big Map") provides a variety of Imperial Grand Survey astrographic data for the period circa 1100.
Ned Utzig's Interactive Atlas of the Imperium "is compiled from various public domain sources and does not necessarily represent official or cannonical data."
Daniel Ward's Traveller Atlas provides astrographic information on the original setting of Classic Traveller circa 1100 (including maps and fleet counters for the Fifth Frontier War).
NOTE: Downport.com will be happy to host your landgrab write up on this site. Contact the Claims Bureau for more information.
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