System of the Day #52 – Anfisa


C98A623-5 Climate= T PBG= 822

Ix= -2 Ex= A54(-1) RU= -90 Cx= 4446


Anfisa is a backwater, low tech water world. Its participatory democracy-based government has been hamstrung for generations regarding expansion of the population base (i.e., asking for settlers), and its 8.7 million citizens are fed up with the lack of progress. Indeed, there is open talk, claiming some outside (non-local) entity is interfering with progress on the world, though investigations have turned up no evidence of wrong-doing or collaboration. Detractors state this is an obvious result, as the investigations were probably rigged. The situation is starting to heat up, and local officials are becoming worried.

Anfisa’ surface is less than 1% land, which severely limits growth potential, especially at its current level of development. Anfisa facees a quandary: it needs a greater population level to improve technology, but it needs technology to improve its population base, due to the local environment. Until some workaround is achieved, it seems unlikely conditions will improve to evryone’s satisfaction.

Meanwhile the rest of the system, settled around the same time as Anfisa, continues to progress. There are two other settlements in the system. Both have greater technology, but far lower population levels, and Anfisa remains the dominant economic “power” in the system.

The belter communities in the primary system’s planetoid belt have formed a representative government, “loosely modeled on ancient forms”, complete with a President, Assembly, and various other governmental branches. This society is not concerned with Anfisa’s “dominance” of the system, and goes about its own business, following its own agenda.

Another belter community, located in the far distant companion system, has long been independent. Its citizens are known to be opposed to Anfisa’s society, if not outright hostile towards them. Some locals will mention “ancient grievances”, but will be hard pressed to provide specifics when asked about the issue. While there may be differences between the societies, the fact remains they are so far apart there is little reason for disagreement. Certainly, the government of Anfisa does not have the capability to start any sort of conflict with these belters, and the belters, while they do have the capability, don’t have the population or resources to prosecute any sort of conflict.

The situation looks to remain static for years to come.


System Details

Orbit – Component/Name – UWP

P PRIMARY STAR F9V + MD Close Companion

0 StormWorld Y340000-0 De Tz

1 StormWorld Y6D5000-0 Tz

3 ———- Jump Limit ———-

4 RadWorld YBC4000-0 Fl

5 ANFISA C98A623- 5 HZ Ni Wa

7 LGG Size = V (29)

13 Belt H000544-8 As Ni PM=7


__0 RadWorld Y960000-0 De Tz

__1 ———- Jump Limit ———-

__4 Belt F000599-9 As Ni PM=9

__5 LGG Size = S (26) Ring 1 Moon

__7 IceWorld Y434000-0

__11 BigWorld YFEA000-0 Fr Oc


This is my 52nd hand-generated “System of the Day” entry, using the Traveller5 (T5) rules, from Far Future Enterprises. My goal is to publish one random system per day in 2020,


This world’s name was taken from that great scifi book series, The Dumarest Saga, written by E.C. Tubb, and published from1967 to 2008. I make no claim to this world name; I use it only as an homage to a series which heavily influenced me (and, according to legend, Traveller itself).


This system was generated by hand, using a set of dice I have owned for over 30 years, and using the Traveller5 (T5) rules set. Feel free to use this system in your own campaigns. Permission is granted to publish these results, as long as the copyrights of Far Future Enterprises are not violated, and no money is charged for them.


As always, comments and input are appreciated.


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