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Last Updated 5 July 2017.

Welcome to "what's new" at Tavonni! Here you'll find a list of the major updates or events that have occurred at this site since its inception.

5 July 2017
Updated the Power Projection game page to include details about the Deep Space game mat from Hotz Mats.
21 March 2017
Starport visitor count passed 52,000.
7 August 2016
Added Hand Computer to Menelvagor's list of Imported Goods.
23 April 2016
Starport visitor count passed 51,000.
5 March 2016
Added images of a Power Projection game.
24 December 2015
Starport visitor count passed 50,500.
23 August 2015
Beowulf Down Starport celebrates its 20th birthday!!!
8 July 2015
Starport visitor count passed 50,000!!!
Snipping from Beowulf Down's introductory page, with visitor counter showing 50,000
23 May 2013
Converted site across to CSS stylesheets. Let me know if you see any weird formatting. ;-)
17 March 2013
Compiled and added a bunch of taglines.
15 February 2013
Starport visitor count passed 47,000.
3 March 2012
Starport visitor count passed 45,500.
12 May 2011
Starport visitor count passed 44,500.
16 February 2011
Uploaded Starships (HG) - Professor Lenat and EURISKO's Winning Fleet in response to a TML query.
19 Dec 2010
Starport visitor count passed 44,000.
21 Aug 2010
Starport visitor count passed 43,500.
1 May 2010
Starport visitor count passed 43,000.
11 July 2008
Starport visitor count passed 40,000!!!
14 April 2008
Starport visitor count passed 39,500.
28 January 2008
Starport visitor count passed 39,000.
1 January 2008
Battle Computers now exist in the Trade Tables. Starport visitor count is 38,849.
31 December 2007
Finished the Fluid Ocean World section of my Trade Tables. This represents the end of the Trade Tables pages!! (Some minor tweaks and revisions are still required, such as the missing Battle Computer table...)
29 December 2007
Finished the Desert World section of my Trade Tables.
20 November 2007
Finished the Water World section of my Trade Tables.
21 October 2007
Finished the Vacuum Worlds and Asteroid Belts section of my Trade Tables.
19 October 2007
Starport visitor count passed 38,000.
15 October 2007
Finished the first-cut of the Agricultural World section of my Trade Tables (the Resource World tables were done about a week earlier).
30 September 2007
Finished the first-cut of the Industrial World section of my Trade Tables, plus the Acknowledgements and Copyright page.
17 September 2007
Began publishing my Trade Tables, a set of house rules for PC-scale cargoes.
7 August 2007
Starport visitor count passed 38,000.
29 April 2007
Starport visitor count passed 37,500.
6 March 2007
Added my "First In" Mug Shot.
31 January 2007
Starport visitor count passed 37,000.
27 January 2007
Added maps of Björnöya Island to the Tavonni World Views and the Tavonni RICE Paper.
5 December 2006
Starport visitor count reached 36,777 (since counting resumed on 19 November 2006). Note that this doesn't count any hits from when the site was located at BigPond.
19 November 2006
We're Back! Having been with Bigpond for 18 months, Transact has come through with a bundling offer for a faster connection at a cheaper rate. So, we've come back to the Canberra PC Users' Group. Hey, think of it this way - if you never updated your links to point the new site, now you don't have to!
Now I just have to go and change my email address to everything I've subscribed to...
26 October 2006
Wow - is it October already? Added Amber Zone (TNE) - Olga and the Spambots! and the Hacker adventures to Amber Zone, plus some taglines.
14 February 2006
Re-directed my homepage's Traveller Library Data links to the MegaTraveller site, and added some taglines.
9 January 2006
Reopened the Traveller Library Data site! Many thanks go to Joel Callahan (of the MegaTraveller site) for hosting the Library Data, after I ran out of room at BigPond.
FWIW, the Library Data site's current stats are: (not counting the subsector pages, which haven't yet been completed and uploaded - there's at least 80 of them - and that's just 16 pages each for the Spinward Marches, Deneb, Corridor, the Trojan Reach, and the Solomani Rim!)
30 November 2005
Uploaded more of The Best of the TML, including Design Rules (General) - Armour Conversions (HG, TNE, T4), in response to a Nov '04 TML query about design conversions. Also updated the Determining Planetary Forces in the Fifth Frontier War page.
25 October 2005
Added The Atmospheric Re-entry Kit images.
August 2005
Starport ceased operation at TIP site. Fledgling mirror site at Bigpond became active.
July 2005
Starport visitor count passed 36,000.
15 May 2005
Starport visitor count passed 35,500.
March 2005?
Starport visitor count passed 35,000.
29 January 2005
Starport visitor count passed 34,500.
28 January 2005
Added more Destinations Of Interest to the Traveller.
17 January 2005
Added more Destinations Of Interest to the Traveller.
8 January 2005
Moved all of my Farscape ravings off the Welcome to Tavonni! introduction page to their own page.
6 January 2005
Added more Destinations Of Interest to the Traveller.
4 January 2005
Added Destinations Of Interest to the Traveller to the Tavonni Departure Lounge.
20 December 2004
Starport visitor count passed 34,000.
18 December 2004
Created a new page for pictures of miniatures within the Tavonni Repair Bays.
11 December 2004
Added some pictures of lead miniatures to the Tavonni Repair Bays.
4 November 2004
Starport visitor count passed 33,500. Added some taglines.
20 October 2004
Uploaded more of The Best of the TML, after splitting it into sections. The upload included Background - The Sunbeard Declaration, in response to the Oct '04 TML Piracy Debate.
20 September 2004
Starport visitor count passed 33,000.
9 August 2004
Starport visitor count passed 32,500. Added more taglines.
19 July 2004
Began uploading the Best of the TML.
July 2004?
Starport visitor count passed 32,000.
23 June 2004
Added some taglines.
May 2004?
Starport visitor count passed 31,500.
2 April 2004
Starport visitor count passed 31,000.
18 March 2004
Corrected the signature and recoil for the Magnum Revolver in the Weapons Tables, modified the danger space of a number of personal high-energy weapons from Ken Murphy's stats, corrected some spelling and grammatical errors in The Luggage Mk III, and redirected Canberra Firestorm photos to a new URL.
5 February 2004
Starport visitor count passed 30,500.
19 December 2003
Starport visitor count passed 30,000!!! Also added some taglines.
26 October 2003
Starport visitor count passed 29,500.
Aug-Sep 2003??
Starport visitor count passed 29,000.
26 July 2003
Starport visitor count passed 28,500.
20 June 2003
Added PDF versions of the battledress Equipment Sheets, plus medikit, to Menelvagor's Imported Goods list.
15 June 2003
Starport visitor count passed 28,000.
1 May 2003
Starport visitor count passed 27,500.
17 April 2003
Joined the TML Landgrab Webring.
2 April 2003
Tidied up the weapons tables in Traveller as AD&D; linked them across back to Weightings for Trav AD&D Weapons. Added ToC's to Mayday Missiles Modified and Reconciling Robots, Part I – Rule Changes Only. Improved the quality of the Vector Mk 1 photo in trendi Vector Mk I, TL 8 Fast Roadster (Striker).
25 March 2003
Updated Michael Barry's email address on both the Flammarion and Shionthy pages.
22 March 2003
Updated James Dallas Egbert - The Dungeonmaster nonsense by adding Geoff Wingard's copyright permission email.
21 March 2003
Starport visitor count passed 27,000.
26 February 2003
Added some more links to bushfire pics to my Port Director's Home Page. Added some taglines.
10 February 2003
Starport visitor count passed 26,500. Added Landsat pictures of Canberra, before and after the Jan 2003 bushfires, to my Port Director's Home Page. Added some taglines.
17 January 2003
Added some taglines.
9 January 2003
Starport visitor count passed 26,000. Also added some taglines.
1 January 2003
Added Michael Barry's Shionthy Land-Grab entry.
25 November 2002
Starport visitor count passed 25,500.
26 October 2002
Starport visitor count passed 25,000!!! Also added some taglines.
29 September 2002
Added Save Farscape link to Intro page, and put my Save Farscape rant into the Tavonni Repair Bays. Added some taglines.
12 September 2002
Starport re-opened (shut-down 'port still visible here). Added some taglines, plus updated a few dead links on the Port Director's Favourites.
11 September 2002
Starport entry-points closed in tribute.
19 August 2002
Starport visitor count passed 24,000. Quick site stats: site now has roughly 800 pages and 100 pictures.
12 August 2002
Added some Items of Interest to my Port Director's Home Page - a poem plus a funny alphabetic list about Singapore. Added some taglines.
20 July 2002
Added a link to Jefferson P. Swycaffer's page from The Concordat Novels of Jefferson P. Swycaffer, and added some clickable logos to Tavonni Specialities.
9 July 2002
Starport visitor count passed 23,500.
4 July 2002
Added Weightings for Trav AD&D Weapons, Miscellaneous Fixes for Traveller, and Why No JTAS Playtests? to the Tavonni Repair Bays.
29 May 2002
Starport visitor count passed 23,000.
26 May 2002
Added some taglines.
11 April 2002
Starport visitor count passed 22,500.
24 March 2002
Added a blank Letter of Marque, plus filled-in LoM's for members of Adifux Inc LIC. Also added a j-6 map to the Tavonni RICE Paper, plus a few new taglines.
16 March 2002
Modified my robots design rule fixes for Classic and MegaTraveller, and added a summary of the rules changes.
9 March 2002
Starport visitor count passed 22,000.
30 January 2002
Updated the Police Characters for MegaTraveller and Ministry of Justice (MoJ) Characters for MegaTraveller in the Tavonni Repair Bays. Attributed a tagline to Janet Chapple, with permission.
27 January 2002
Starport visitor count passed 21,500.
22 January 2002
Added a dissertation on reconciling robot locomotion rules in Classic and MegaTraveller. Added details on Adifux Inc LIC. Added more taglines. Finally posted the weapon sheets for the remaining Gatling Guns plus the LMG-10.
10 January 2002
Added my IMTU Geek Code.
4 January 2002
Added PDF files for Gatling Guns to the Weapons Tables.
3 January 2002
Added some PDF files to the Weapons Tables, including Le Mat revolver, Body Pistol, Gauss Pistol and Rifle, Accelerator Rifle, Autoshotgun, Gauss LMG and LRF Gauss Gun, Flamethrower, Taser, and Vargr Claw-Gloves. Updated Tavonni World Views, expanding some of the milieu details.
22 December 2001
Added Roger Sanger's (DGP's) Copyright Policies.
20 December 2001
Starport visitor count passed 21,000.
26 November 2001
Added some taglines, and added some notes to the Kinunir page.
9 November 2001
Starport visitor count passed 20,500.
5 November 2001
After a quiesent October (quiesent here, hectic at work), added Michael Barry's Flammarion write-up, plus Images of the TML, showing an unlikely bunch of Oz-based TMLers!
29 September 2001
Starport visitor count passed 20,000!!!
25 September 2001
Added a whole bunch of taglines.
4 September 2001
Finally uploaded the split up version of my Weapons Tables, after renewing my 'Net access.
31 August 2001
Starport visitor count passed 19,500.
19 July 2001
Starport visitor count passed 19,000. Added much to the Weapons Tables, including more low-tech weapons, extra weapons from various Challenge magazines, (slug throwers, energy weapons, Spooktek, etc), and Alien Weapons. File is now 427k! (I really must split it up!)
18 June 2001
Added Heavy and Starship Weapons to the Weapons Tables (271k!).
6 June 2001
Further extended the Weapons Tables (249k!), soon to be split into smaller, less insanely-sized pages.
2 June 2001
Released The KB3 Traveller Task System, Version 1.0. It contains updates in line with comments Kenneth sent me. Also added numbering to the headings in many of the subordinate documents, and added some comments to The KB3 Experience System. Added Myst fonts to Port Director's Favourites. Added a tagline.
1 June 2001
Starport visitor count passed 18,500.
31 May 2001
Saved enough to resubscribe to TIP, just in time to see subscription to SJ Games' online JTAS magazine end. Shakes had almost stopped, now restarted.
Early May 2001
Subscription to The Internet Project (ie. Internet access) ran out.
2 May 2001
Added Extended Example 2: Keeping The Players Involved to The KB3 Traveller Task System.
29 April 2001
Added Extended Example 3: Gvoudzon's Run to The KB3 Traveller Task System. Tidied up the Analogy of a Sweet Spot, Gauging Success With KB3, Probabilities In The KB3 Traveller Task System, and Extended Example 1: Hand-to-Hand With KB3.
28 April 2001
Added a set of new taglines.
24 April 2001
Updated The KB3 Traveller Task System to Draft Version 0.9 in line with comments Kenneth sent me. Revised highlighting in the Extended Example 1: Hand-to-Hand With KB3 to match the task system.
19 April 2001
Starport visitor count passed 18,000.
14 April 2001
Renamed some of the combat rules files. Changed 45 to 50km in the Unified Range Table.
1 April 2001
Updated The KB3 Traveller Task System to Draft Version 0.8, with the addition of The KB3 Experience System, Draft Version 0.9.
27 March 2001
Added Extended Example 1: Hand-to-Hand With KB3 to The KB3 Traveller Task System.
20 March 2001
Updated The KB3 Traveller Task System to Draft Version 0.75.
18 March 2001
Updated The KB3 Traveller Task System to Draft Version 0.7.
13 March 2001
Starport visitor count passed 17,500.
11 March 2001
Updated The KB3 Traveller Task System to Draft Version 0.6.
6 March 2001
Added Hyphen's Combat Rules; re-arranged the Unified Range Table and the Weapons Tables.
1 March 2001
Updated the weapons list in Hyphen's Weapon Rules.
26 February 2001
Updated the weapons list in Hyphen's Weapon Rules.
19 February 2001
Added Glenn Grant's Illustrations.
4 February 2001
Starport visitor count passed 17,000.
26 December 2000
Starport visitor count passed 16,500.
17 November 2000
Starport visitor count passed 16,000.
31 October 2000
Added Robert to my personal webpages.
29 October 2000
Corrected some typos and added some text to Determining Planetary Forces in the Fifth Frontier War. Added Jump Point Ratings Explained.
23 October 2000
Added Determining Planetary Forces in the Fifth Frontier War.
16 October 2000
Moved The Delphi Project to its own base page, splitting it into catagories.
11 October 2000
Starport visitor count passed 15,500. Added Delphi Project page and Atlas map.
3 October 2000
Finally added the Golden Wanderer (ship and deck plans) to Lone Scout Enterprises. Added the "Help me find this font!" page.
28 September 2000
Added some more taglines, plus a pic of Mikhail Baden-Powell under Lone Scout Enterprises.
20 September 2000
Added a set of new taglines.
15 September 2000
Added TML discussions about the Annic Nova.
7 September 2000
Starport visitor count passed 15,000.
1 August 2000
Starport visitor count passed 14,500.
30 June 2000
Starport visitor count passed 14,000.
23 June 2000
After many delays, the Tavonni Departure Lounge officially opened!
26 May 2000
Starport visitor count passed 13,500.
24 May 2000
Added two missiles, "Sprint" (20G20, civilian, turret) and "Bolt" (20G100, naval, bay, 50kT nuclear), to trendi's Missiles page.
9 May 2000
Added Hyphen's Recommended TML Cool-Down Policy and James Dallas Egbert - The Dungeonmaster nonsense to the Tavonni Repair Bays. Added pics of the Vector to trendi's page.
Late April 2000 sometime
Starport visitor count passed 13,000.
12 April 2000
Completed all the outstanding trendi vehicles, including the AirCar, Brunel and all the Vectors.
5 April 2000
Added Aligning FF&S with Classic Traveller and Designing Convention Modules to the Tavonni Repair Bays.
2 April 2000
Added the Spinward Marches Historical Maps to the Tavonni Repair Bays.
Split Menelvagor Ltd's page, added logo and Imported Goods page.
21 March 2000
Added the Mayday Missiles Modified spreadsheet (23 KB, Excel 4.0 format).
19 March 2000
Starport visitor count passed 12,500.
14 March 2000
Added the original scan to the Striker Errata page. Updated the Port Director's Favourites with my father's site details.
7 March 2000
Added Mayday Missiles Modified and the Striker Errata page to the Tavonni Repair Bays.
24 February 2000
Added E.R.I.C. the robot to trendi. Be afraid. Be very afraid.
23 February 2000
Added Ministry of Justice (MoJ) Characters for MegaTraveller to the Tavonni Repair Bays.
15 February 2000
Added the logo for Lone Scout Enterprises.
10 February 2000
Starport visitor count passed 12,000!! I never, ever expected this many people would come to visit! A big "thank you" to everyone who has come and wandered around Beowulf Down.
6 February 2000
Added Traveller Q&A (Digest 12) to the Tavonni Repair Bays.
3 February 2000
Added Traveller Q&A (Digest 11 & Digest 15) to the Tavonni Repair Bays.
11 January 2000
Starport visitor count passed 11,500.
25 November 1999
Site hit counter passed 11,000.
22 November 1999
Added more comments and Ditzie's Warrant to the Kinunir page.
23 October 1999
Added my resume under Port Director's Home Page.
17 October 1999
Site hit counter passed 10,500.
8 October 1999
Changed "Maintenance & Repair" to "Tavonni Repair Bays" and linked to it from the main contents page as well as the "Specialities" page.
22 September 1999
Added the Scotian Deep-class Type R3 Deep Trader to Lone Scout Enterprises, and added more taglines.
19 September 1999
Site hit counter passed 10,000!! Published Beowulf Down - Phase 1!
18 September 1999
Finalised Phase 1 of new-look "Beowulf Down" site.
31 July 1999
Site hit counter passed 9500.
19 June 1999
Site hit counter passed 9000.
21 May 1999
Created trendi's logo.
7 May 1999
Site hit counter passed 8500.
6 April 1999
Site hit counter passed 8000.
18 March 1999
Began revamp of site, re-creating it as "Beowulf Down".
1 March 1999
Site hit counter passed 7500.
25 January 1999
Site hit counter passed 7000.
5 January 1999
Added the Unresolved-class G-Carrier and the MT Vehicle Armour Remodelling spreadsheet.
19 December 1998
Site hit counter passed 6500.
6 December 1998 (and earlier)
Still adding more links.
8 November 1998
Site hit counter passed 6000.
5 October 1998
Added "Key to Traveller Jump Points" page, plus more links.
30 September 1998
Site hit counter passed 5555. Added more links and discovered the DECKPLAN Webring!! Updated GURPS Traveller link - the sourcebook is now out!!
25 September 1998
Site hit counter passed 5500.
20 September 1998
Added "Whither Traveller" page.
4 September 1998
Reworked pages in the site, changing some names here and there. Added Marc's FAQ on publishing rights.
3 September 1998
Altered the Imperial Flag on the Imperial Sunburst entry. Added sunbursts on the various Imperial armed forces entries. Added Norris' family crest to his and the "Bridled Steed" entries. Added pictures of "Imperial Stationery" and "Imperial Warrant". Uploaded but haven't linked the Rebellion factional logos.
3 August 1998
Fixed a few buggy Library Data links, especially in some of the minor index pages. Invited various Trav personalities to view the new Library Data site.
2 August 1998
Finalised the posting of the updated Library Data. This includes: Some problems still exist, I know, but I thought I better post the 95% majority of changes here rather than waiting until the year 2000 to get everything right... ;-)
June 1998 sometime
Site hit counter passed 5000!
30 June 1998
Added the "List Sites" option for the Webring.
22 June 1998
Began another pass thru Trav links page to verify references.
19 June 1998
Began creating new Library Data site, changing the "look-and-feel". Posted it to a testbed location.
31 January 1998
Added a few bookmarks and reformatted the layout.
20 January 1998
Finally posted the Luggage and created links to the page. Published "Traveller as AD&D". Published the different versions of Tavonni, including the TPN, Factors & Jump Routes, the Bonaventure, and the Caradoc Task Force.
19 January 1998
Finalised and published the K9 Papers.
2 November 1997
Further updated Personal Info page, tidied up other links, and posted the results.
31 October 1997
Updated Personal Info page, adding comments and PICTURES!
21 October 1997
Finally bit the bullet and created this page.
Mid 1997
Joined the WebRing.
Early 1997
Initial intro page grew to over 36k, so I decided to split it into smaller, bite-sized pieces (then added frames!).
24 November 1996
Added a counter to my Library Data homepage.
20 November 1996
Added a counter for the first time.
23 August 1995
Uploaded my first home page.

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