Signs & Portents

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Signs & Portents was a periodical that published a number of Traveller-related articles over the years.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

Signs & Portents was the home magazine of Mongoose Publishing, that since issue #55 (April 2008) was featuring regular articles in support of their Mongoose Traveller edition.

External Link/s[edit]

This periodical has the following external links available:

Selected Traveller Articles[edit]

Signs & Portents Traveller Articles
Name Author Date Issue Remarks
The Road Travelled so Far ... Gareth Hanrahan April 2008 Signs & Portents 55 None
The Rescue (Adventure) Gareth Hanrahan April 2008 Signs & Portents 55 None
An Introduction to 760 Patrons (Review) Bryan Steele <May 2008 Signs & Portents 56 None
Starchild part 1 (Adventure) Courtney Parsons June 2008 Signs & Portents 57 None
The Reptii Assault Triax (Ship) Bryan Steele and Nick Robinson June 2008 Signs & Portents 57 None
Starchild part 2 (Adventure) Courtney Parsons July 2008 Signs & Portents 58 None
Fair Game (Adventure) Carl Walmsley August 2008 Signs & Portents 59 None
Adapt and Overcome (Adventure) Carl Walmsley October 2008 Signs & Portents 61 None
Jury-Rigging #2 (Optional rules) Gareth Hanrahan October 2008 Signs & Portents 62 None
The Fall of Rigella Namsey (Adventure) Nick Robinson October 2008 Signs & Portents 62 None
Medic! part 1 (Supplement) Alan Greene December 2008 Signs & Portents 63 None
Medic! part 2 (Supplement) Alan Greene January 2009 Signs & Portents 64 None
Zephnil (Planet) Dale McCoy Jr. January 2009 Signs & Portents 64 None
Missile Systems Defence Boat (Ship) Bryan Steele February 2009 Signs & Portents 65 None
Systems Defence Command Frigate (Ship) Bryan Steele February 2009 Signs & Portents 65 None
The Type-S Scout Deckplan (Review) Bryan Steele March 2009 Signs & Portents 66 None
The Sad Death of Sadder Villin (Adventure) Gareth Hanrahan March 2009 Signs & Portents 66 None
The Levall Affair (Adventure) Paul Dutton April 2009 Signs & Portents 67 None
Hammer's Slammer Art (Preview) TBD April 2009 Signs & Portents 67 None
Beltstrike Errata (Errata) Lawrence Whitaker May 2009 Signs & Portents 68 None
Kresdekka I (Supplement) Dale McCoy Jr. May 2009 Signs & Portents 68 None
The Arhiyao Clan (Aslan supplement) Gareth Hanrahan June 2009 Signs & Portents 69 None
Ships Locker (Supplement) Alex Greene June 2009 Signs & Portents 69 None
Ship Locker (Supplement) Alex Greene July 2009 Signs & Portents 70 None
Victory Class Advanced Destroyer (Ship) Bryan Steele & Stuart Machin August 2009 Signs & Portents 71 None
Creating Kinships (Aslan supplement) Simon Beal September 2009 Signs & Portents 72 None
Ships Locker (Supplement) Alex Greene September 2009 Signs & Portents 72 None
The Derelict (Adventure) Paul Dutton September 2009 Signs & Portents 72 None
In Potters Fields (Adventure) Gareth Hanrahan October 2009 Signs & Portents 73 None
Psionic Healing (Supplement) Richard Hazlewood October 2009 Signs & Portents 73 None
A Friend in Need (Patrons) August Hahn November 2009 Signs & Portents 74 None
Heavy Systems Defense Boat (Ship) Nick Robinson November 2009 Signs & Portents 74 None
A Gane of Worlds part 1 (Adventure) Gareth Hanrahan December 2009 Signs & Portents 75 None
A Friend in Need (Patrons) August Hahn December 2009 Signs & Portents 75 None
Fuel Efficency in Traveller (Optional rules) Benjamin Pew January 2010 Signs & Portents 76 None
Duellist (Career) James Desborough January 2010 Signs & Portents 76 None
Military Specialist (Career) James Desborough January 2010 Signs & Portents 76 None
TL-7+ Conditioned Soldier (Career) James Desborough February 2010 Signs & Portents 77 None
Information Warfare Specialist (Career) James Desborough February 2010 Signs & Portents 77 None
Gods of the Space Age (Supplement) Uri Kurlianchik March 2010 Signs & Portents 78 None
SF Ref's Emergency Toolkit (Optional rules) Alan Oliver March 2010 Signs & Portents 78 None
The Gangsta (Career) Alan Oliver March 2010 Signs & Portents 78 None
Xenologist (Career) Uri Kurlianchik April 2010 Signs & Portents 79 None
A Gallery of Outsiders (Characters) Bryan Steele April 2010 Signs & Portents 79 None
Availability (Optional rules) Matthew Sprange May 2010 Signs & Portents 80 None
The Sword Worlders (Characters) Shannon Appelcline May 2010 Signs & Portents 80 None
Planet Choxlatl (Planet) Harry C. Kruger III June 2010 Signs & Portents 81 None
Chthonian Stars (Preview) TBD June 2010 Signs & Portents 81 None
Darrian Characters (Characters) Pete Nash July 2010 Signs & Portents 82 None
Augumetics and Prosthetics (Supplement) Alan Oliver July 2010 Signs & Portents 82 None
Preview of the Planets (Preview) Christooher Doren, Fraser McKay, Matthew Grau & Robert Grass July 2010 Signs & Portents 82 None
Armed Free Trader (Ships) Ian Stead July 2010 Signs & Portents 82 None
Ships for Traveller (Ships) Andrew Welty August 2010 Signs & Portents 83 None
800T Centaur Mercenary Carrier (Ships) Ian Stead August 2010 Signs & Portents 83 None
Ships for Traveller (Ships) Andrew Welty September 2010 Signs & Portents 84 None
Ships for Traveller (Ships) Andrew Welty October 2010 Signs & Portents 85 None
Ships for Traveller (Ships) Andrew Welty November 2010 Signs & Portents 86 None
Death Station (Adventure) Marc W. Miller December 2010 Signs & Portents 87 None
Chupucabra (Creatures) TBD December 2010 Signs & Portents 87 None
Old Flames (Characters) Alex Greene December 2010 Signs & Portents 87 None
Taking the Law to the Lawless (Careers) John White December 2010 Signs & Portents 87 None
Parallel Dimensions (Optional rules) Jacob D. C. Ross January 2011 Signs & Portents 88 None
Space Bazaar (Supplement) Carl Walmsley January 2011 Signs & Portents 88 None
Red in Tooth and Claw (Creatures) John R. White January 2011 Signs & Portents 88 None
The Clock's Ticking (Adventure) John R. White February 2011 Signs & Portents 89 None
Ashton Ramsey, Human Scientist/Researcher (Character) August Hahn February 2011 Signs & Portents 89 None
The Thing in the Pit (Adventure) Alex Greene February 2011 Signs & Portents 89 None
Kian (Creatures) Roger E. Moore February 2011 Signs & Portents 89 None
Springer (Creatures) Liz Danforth & Loren K. Wiseman February 2011 Signs & Portents 89 None
Annic Nova (Adventure) Marc W. Miller June 2011 Signs & Portents 93 None
Apologies for Absence Linsday Jackson June 2011 Signs & Portents 93 None

Library Data Entries (Public)[edit]

  1. TBD

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

The first 24 issues were were released as a printed magazine, thereafter in PDF format only. From issues 26 through to 53 each issue contained two separate magazines sharing the same issue number, one titled "Signs & Portents Wargamer" and the other "Signs & Portents Roleplayer": from issue 54 both wargame and roleplay contents returned to be published together. The last published issue was #93, but issues #90, 91 and 92 were never published.

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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