Total Members: 272
Current Members: ~30
USA, UK, NZ, Australia, Norway, Canada
Ed Edwards and
Mike Mikesh started HIWG in 1987 when MegaTraveller came out.
It was originally to develop Imperial history through the Rebellion.
It did a lot of this, and many ideas went into Rebellion Sourcebook
and other products. It outgrew this focus, though, as people
exchanged programs, wrote up sectors, and developed races.
is a list of people who joined HIWG, wrote some documents, and
developed their ideas enough that GDW (or DGP) chose to publish
them. Note that HIWG was credited in general in several DGP products.
In the New Era rulebook, Hubworlds was created by HIWGers (GDW
liked the draft, and included the finished product in the rulebook)
and all the "Helpful Comments" credits but two belong
ownership and friendly competition, we allocated sectors and
areas to "analysts." (This paralleled a GDW practice
with licensees, a practice they have moved away from.) Some of
this material has seen print as library data, some published
sectors have had their worlds named by HIWGers, and others are
very sketchy. HIWG got credits, but Fugate did end MTJ4 with
a note that HIWG material was too much "why" and not
enough start-adventure-here. Nevertheless, much of HIWG's library
material is organized around detailing sectors and their inhabitants.
HIWG has copies
of the various files that DGP and GDW released into the GEnie
library for comment. Most of these are sector files; the HIWG
versions have most of the worlds named due to member input. Besides
these, there are many draft documents written by HIWGers ranging
from comments of ship design to ship designs to Contact! alien
Bryan Borich, 3890 50th Street; San Diego, CA 92105-3005.
THE FUTURE OF HIWG
HIWG has been
in search of a new direction to head in.
If you send a SASE (self-addressed, stamped envelope), please send the regular letter size envelopes. If you send the small, cheaper envelopes then I can't stuff much in to send back to you.