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Maksim-Smelchak is a Traveller artist, author, contributor, and fan.

  • He currently serves as chief gopher for FFE and as the master chronicler of Charted Space.

Description (Biography)

Maksim-Smelchak is a long-time Traveller player, fan, and playtester. Maksim very much enjoys the Traveller universe and has a large collection of 6mm sci-fi game miniatures including a number of Traveller forces, which he uses to play a variety of sci-fi mini games including Dirtside II.

  • While Maksim served in the US Air Force, an old friend gave him a cache of LBB's (Little Black Books). Maksim spent many a C-130 and C-5 transport plane ride pouring through LBB's in-between missions. Maksim currently lives in Northern California in the United States, and is a frequent enjoyer of all kinds of gaming goodness: RPG's (role-playing games), board games, miniature games, etc.
  • In the past, Maksim has contributed to a variety of gaming products as an author, playtester, magazine article writer, proofreader, illustrator, product reviewer, small press publisher, and in a variety of other roles.
  • He has previously contributed material to the Traveller RPG Wiki including creating new material, spellchecking, proofreading, Wiki code corrections, wordsmithing, and other additions.

External Links

This gentlesophont has the following external links available:

Three Biggest Traveller Influences

The three biggest influences on my Traveller works are as follows:

  1. Marc Miller
  2. Loren Wiseman
  3. Don McKinney

I base my Traveller community interactions on the standards and examples that they pioneered. Any of my personal shortcomings are my own and not theirs. I have been blessed to have known all three of them, communicated with them, although not as well as I might have liked.

History & Background (Dossier)

This person has been involved with Traveller in the following ways:

  • Artist
  • Author
  • Curator
  • Editor
  • Master Chronicler
  • Wiki Master

Traveller RPG Wiki Participation

This person has extensively participated at the wiki.

  • He will give permission to quote his writing or use his ideas if asked.

Maksim-Smelchak was editor of this wiki from 2015 to 2019

Bibliography-Ludography (Published Products)

This person has authored, contributed, playtested, or otherwise participated in the publication of the following products:

Publications where this person is mentioned in the credits

References & Contributions (Sources)

This list of sources was used by the Traveller Wiki Editorial Team and individual contributors to compose this article. Copyrighted material is used under license from Far Future Enterprises or by permission of the author. The page history lists all of the contributions.