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Fri Jan 13, 2012, 03:20 PM

Anyone remember/enjoy the RPG Traveller?

I always liked it more than D&D, but none of my friends agreed and we always ended up playing D&D. Any modern equivalent to Traveller? Any comparable game, computer, turn based, or RPG?

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Reply Anyone remember/enjoy the RPG Traveller? (Original post)
FSogol Jan 2012 OP
lazarus Jan 2012 #1
FSogol Jan 2012 #2
NuttyFluffers Jan 2012 #5
Ian David Jan 2012 #3
NuttyFluffers Jan 2012 #4
Sherman A1 Jan 2012 #6
eShirl Jan 2012 #7
Shagman May 2012 #8
uriel1972 May 2012 #9

Response to FSogol (Original post)

Fri Jan 13, 2012, 03:27 PM

1. vague memories

it was a sort of SF/post nuclear apocalypse thing, right? I think we only played it a time or two in college, most of them were D&Ders. A few got into DragonQuest, I got into Rolemaster a year or two later.

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Response to lazarus (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 13, 2012, 03:29 PM

2. SF, yes, but not post apocalypse. More of a hard space opera. n/t

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Response to FSogol (Reply #2)

Fri Jan 13, 2012, 03:45 PM

5. there was post apocalypse, but it was another edition

you might be thinking of classic. there's another where it's pre-3rd Imperium collapse and another with post-Imperium collapse.

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Response to FSogol (Original post)

Fri Jan 13, 2012, 03:30 PM

3. I had the game, but could never find anyone else to actually play it with.

Even with an active D&D group, nobody else wanted to do Traveler.

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Response to FSogol (Original post)

Fri Jan 13, 2012, 03:41 PM

4. still available, under Mongoose publishing.

Mongoose did Traveller Classic relatively recently, which is more space opera.

5e is still in beta, but available, and that's more hard science.

and there's still grittier more punk Traveller 2300.

i was more of a space opera person myself. i preferred WEG Star Wars or Holistic's Fading Suns.

if i wanted more hard science Traveller would do, but i found Blue Planet offered enough cultural ramification issues to hold my attention more. Blue Planet is on its second edition now and under RedBrick.

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Response to FSogol (Original post)

Fri Jan 13, 2012, 04:33 PM

6. Oh, yes!

Loved Traveller. Used to play it weekly with a group of folks. Had the original 3 book boxed set and many supplements.

Great Game!

Don't know if there is anything out there that is comparable (I've been out of the game industry for many years, but still know a few folks that might be able to find the answer if you come up empty).

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Response to FSogol (Original post)

Fri Jan 13, 2012, 11:44 PM

7. Steve Jackson Games has GURPS Traveller

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Response to FSogol (Original post)

Sat May 26, 2012, 09:53 PM

8. played for a while

What I remember best is the anal-retentive attitude. To create a character with the original rules, you had to roll for skills picked up during each 4-year tour of duty. Then you had to roll for survival at the end of the tour. You could get thru six tours, have a powerful and/or interesting character, and then lose him. And then you'd have to start from scratch. Of course the first thing I did as GM was to drop that rule.

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Response to FSogol (Original post)

Sun May 27, 2012, 01:44 AM

9. Got the shattered imperium rule set

but never had a chance to play it. I have no rpg friends

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