Founded in 2001 by Hunter Gordon, QuickLink Interactive was founded to produce and sell Generic Role-Playing for Internet Players (GRIP), a software package to allow groups to play RPGs over the internet.
A second version of GRIP came with a reprint of the Classic Traveller books 1-3 and a special Traveller box.
In 2001, Marc Miller granted Hunter and QuickLink Interactive a Traveller licence. Hunter's plan was to produce a Traveller version using the new Wizards of the Coast D20 game system under their D20 System licence. The Traveller's Handbook was published in 2002 with much fanfare and good reviews.
QuickLink produced a number Traveller products and had several more in the pipeline, including an adaptation of Twilight 2000, 2300, a source book for David Webber's Honor Harrington universe, and John Ringo's Legacy of the Aldenata all using the Traveller's Handbook as the core rule book.
These plans were put on hold when Hunter took a personal leave of absence from QLI between 2005 and 2007.