Tomorrow we are making characters and deciding on a campaign style for my Traveller game. I doubt very much we'll actually get any playing time in. I've not mapped the subsector entirely, though I do have a number of planets. I have my alien races partially done, but nobody seems to want to play an alien, so I didn't want to commit the time. What I have will work for now, though. Of my five players, one of them never got back to me with a definite yea or nay, and one (who will be playing remotely via Skype) cannot start until February, leaving me with a three person party.
I think we're just going to roll with it anyway.
If I have learned anything from my profession that applies to my hobby, it is this: one can benefit only so much from preparation; there comes a time when you just have to jump in and roll with it. (Eeew...no pun intended there)
If nothing else, it will be nice to get the band back together.