QuikLink Interactive was founded in 2001 AD by Hunter Gordon 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.
- Please also see: QuikLink Interactive List
QuikLink Interactive turned out a number of important Traveller products and kept the flame burning after the GURPS Traveller line began to dwindle. It really helped establish Martin Dougherty as one of the most prolific of Traveller authors. Hunter's embrace of new technologies helped to launch several forums and formed the foundation of the Traveller RPG Wiki.
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.
Meta-history & Background
QuickLink produced a number Traveller products and had several more in the pipeline all using the T20 Traveller's Handbook as the core rule book, including:
- An adaptation of Twilight 2000
- Traveller 2300
- A source book for David Webber's Honor Harrington universe
- John Ringo's Legacy of the Aldenata
Those plans were put on hold when Hunter took a personal leave of absence from QLI between 2005 and 2007. The plans never came to fruition.
Bibliography-Ludography (Published Products)
QI produced and sold the following products:
CORE BOOKS / PRODUCTS:
- Gateway to Destiny
- The Traveller's Handbook / T20
- The Traveller's Guidebook for Players
- Traveller20 Referee's Screen
TRAVELLER'S AIDE SERIES:
- Traveller's Aide #1 Personal Weapons of Charted Space
- Traveller's Aide #2 Grand Endeavor
- Traveller's Aide #3 On the Ground
- Traveller's Aide #4 76 Gunmen
- Traveller's Aide #5 Objects of the Mind
- Traveller's Aide #6 Against Gravity
- Traveller's Aide #7 Fighting Ships (TA 7)
- Traveller's Aide #8 Through the Waves
- Traveller's Aide #9 Fighting Ships of the Solomani
GOLDEN AGE ADVENTURE SERIES:
- EPIC Adventure #1 The Forgotten War
- EPIC Adventure #2 The Gabriel Enigma
- EPIC Adventure #3 Chimera (book)
- EPIC Adventure #4 Merchant Cruiser (book)
- EPIC Adventure #5 Scout Cruiser (book)
- EPIC Adventure #6 Mercenary Cruiser (book)
- EPIC Adventure #7 Merc Heaven
TNE ADVENTURE SERIES:
- TNE Adventure #1 Guilded Lilly 1: Virus Redux
- TNE Adventure #2 Guilded Lilly 2: Belly of the Beast (Avenger)
- TNE Adventure #3 Guilded Lilly 3: Into the Darkness (Avenger)