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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:Times">The Great Rift<span></span></span></p>

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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:Times">I found that I have used “On
the edge of the Great Rift” to convey the rural boondocks of the Imperium. Agent
of the Imperium does this several times:<span></span></span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:Times">“I made the excuse that I
was from the edge of the Great Rift…” to excuse an unfamiliarity with current
events at Capital.<span></span></span></p>

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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:Times">“<i>Medugar</i>, one of <i>Shigig’</i>s
sisters which I knew by records was assigned to the edge of the Great Rift, and
specifically not associated with the Spinward Marches.” Speaking of a ship
whose credentials would be hard to challenge because it is based so far away.<span></span></span></p>

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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:Times">“… idyllic Uiolksdah, a mere
seventeen direct parsecs from Vland itself, yet half way into the Great Rift
and rarely visited by any but home-returning natives and a few passing
traders.” Conveying the remoteness of the region.<span></span></span></p>

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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:Times">Now Mongoose is creating the
definitive work on the region: <span></span></span></p>

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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:Arial,sans-serif">We are very proud to announce<span class="gmail-apple-converted-space"> </span></span><span class="gmail-il"></span><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:Arial,sans-serif">the</span><span class="gmail-apple-converted-space"><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:Arial,sans-serif"> </span><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:Arial,sans-serif">Kickstarter for<span class="gmail-apple-converted-space"> </span></span><span class="gmail-il"></span><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:Arial,sans-serif">the</span></span><span class="gmail-apple-converted-space"><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:Arial,sans-serif"> </span><span class="gmail-il"></span><b><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:Arial,sans-serif">Great</span></b></span><span class="gmail-apple-converted-space"><b><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:Arial,sans-serif"> </span></b></span><span class="gmail-il"><b><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:Arial,sans-serif">Rift</span></b></span><span class="gmail-apple-converted-space"><b><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:Arial,sans-serif"> </span></b></span><b><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:Arial,sans-serif">and Deep Space Exploration</span></b><span class="gmail-apple-converted-space"><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:Arial,sans-serif"> </span><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:Arial,sans-serif">box set for<span class="gmail-apple-converted-space"> </span></span><span class="gmail-il"></span><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:Arial,sans-serif">the</span></span><span class="gmail-apple-converted-space"><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:Arial,sans-serif"> </span><b><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:Arial,sans-serif"></span>Traveller RPG</b></span><span class="gmail-apple-converted-space"><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:Arial,sans-serif"> </span><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:Arial,sans-serif">is now live - come and join us!</span></span><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:Arial,sans-serif"><br>
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<span>   This project has been
very close to our hearts: we have prepared to explore one of<span class="gmail-apple-converted-space"> </span><span class="gmail-il"></span>the</span><span class="gmail-apple-converted-space"><span> </span><span>most mysterious areas of<span class="gmail-apple-converted-space"> </span></span><span class="gmail-il"></span>the</span><span class="gmail-apple-converted-space"><span> </span><span>Official Traveller universe -<span class="gmail-apple-converted-space"> </span></span><span class="gmail-il"></span>the</span><span class="gmail-apple-converted-space"><span> </span><span class="gmail-il"></span>Great</span><span class="gmail-apple-converted-space"><span> </span><span class="gmail-il"></span>Rift</span><span>. Penned by fan-favourite<span class="gmail-apple-converted-space"> </span><b></b></span><b>M J Dougherty,</b><span class="gmail-apple-converted-space"><span> </span><span>this box set details not only<span class="gmail-apple-converted-space"> </span></span><span class="gmail-il"></span>the</span><span class="gmail-apple-converted-space"><span> </span><span>sectors of<span class="gmail-apple-converted-space"> </span></span><span class="gmail-il"></span>the</span><span class="gmail-apple-converted-space"><span> </span><span class="gmail-il"></span>Great</span><span class="gmail-apple-converted-space"><span> </span><span class="gmail-il"></span>Rift</span><span class="gmail-apple-converted-space"><span> </span><span>but also provides a comprehensive guide to deep space exploration and<span class="gmail-apple-converted-space"> </span></span><span class="gmail-il"></span>the</span><span class="gmail-apple-converted-space"><span> </span><span>mysteries that can be found far from<span class="gmail-apple-converted-space"> </span></span><span class="gmail-il"></span>the</span><span>shipping lanes.<span class="gmail-apple-converted-space"> </span><br>
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<span>      Want
to know what is in<span class="gmail-apple-converted-space"> </span><span class="gmail-il"></span>the</span><span class="gmail-apple-converted-space"><span> </span><span>empty hexes of a sector map?<span class="gmail-apple-converted-space"> </span></span><br>
</span><span>      Want
to know what happens when a Free Trader gets too close to a black hole (we have
some excellent art for that!)?<span class="gmail-apple-converted-space"> </span><br>
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<span>This box set will have all<span class="gmail-apple-converted-space"> </span><span class="gmail-il"></span>the</span><span class="gmail-apple-converted-space"><span> </span><span>answers: We are working on<span class="gmail-apple-converted-space"> </span></span><span class="gmail-il"></span>the</span><span class="gmail-apple-converted-space"><span> </span><span class="gmail-il"></span><b>Great</b></span><span class="gmail-apple-converted-space"><b> </b></span><span class="gmail-il"><b>Rift</b></span><span class="gmail-apple-converted-space"><span> </span><span>box set right now, and already have some preview materials to show you -
new ships, maps and sample chapters - all of which can be seen/downloaded from<span class="gmail-apple-converted-space"> </span></span><span class="gmail-il"></span>the</span><span class="gmail-apple-converted-space"><span> </span><span>link above. We'll have regular updates throughout<span class="gmail-apple-converted-space"> </span></span><span class="gmail-il"></span>the</span><span>Kickstarter process, showing you exactly what
new text and artwork is being created, and giving you all<span class="gmail-apple-converted-space"> </span><span class="gmail-il"></span>the</span><span class="gmail-apple-converted-space"><span> </span><span>chance to influence this exciting new box set.</span></span><br>
<span>Come visit this part of<span class="gmail-apple-converted-space"> </span><span class="gmail-il"></span>the</span><span class="gmail-apple-converted-space"><span> </span><span>Far Future - it's going to be a lot of fun!</span></span><br>
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<span>from Marc Miller. Thanks for listening.</span></span><span></span></p>

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