Spinward Traveller is a Kickstarter campaign set to launch on June 1 that aims to do for the Traveller RPG universe what the recent Knights Of The Dinner Table Kickstarter is doing for that franchise - ie. bring it to life as a web serial.
With Traveller creator Marc Miller acting as executive producer, d20 Entertainment aims to tell the story of the voyages of the Free Trader Beowulf (famously enshrined on the cover of the original Traveller box set):
Jonathan Spinward, bookish starship cargo broker extraordinaire, wakes up kidnapped aboard a ship full of lady pirates. They want to go straight, and they have decided he can teach them. Now Jon must astrogate the daily drama of a crew of misfits and rogues as he instructs them in good merchant practices while dodging competing pirates, a labyrinthine of Imperial bureaucracy, and the dangers of the empire’s border sector. If they can turn enough profit, maybe his captors will give him that passage ticket back home. Or maybe he might discover something more important than money out there in the frontier.Written and produced by Ken Whitman (who is also responsible for the Knights Of The Dinner Table Live Action show), Spinward Traveller will feature Samantha Swords, Brian Lewis, John Wells, Kristin Pelletier, Alexandra Whitman, Jenny Simmons, Sawyer Krause and Jessica Russo.