horus
 member, 876 posts
 Wayfarer of the
 Western Wastes
Thu 5 Sep 2019
at 05:27
Classic Traveller
This topic originates in a thread in Wanted - GMs to which I responded.

https://r.rpol.net/display.cgi?gi=3&ti=16873&date=1567421423

In that thread the originator and one other expressed interest in a game set in the Original Traveller Universe (OTU).  The thread was starting to verge on too long for its intended purpose, so I've decided to move further discussion here so we can refine the concept.

My idea so far is to use the three Little Black Books (GDW) as basic rules, aided and abetted by the character creation rules in Traveller Plus unless there is strenuous objection.

Traveller Plus is free and may be found at:  http://crucible.cc/traveller/tplus.htm

It has a point-buy system for character creation which allows for a more varied and customized character.

Since I'm talking about possibly starting a game:  I could manage a twice weekly posting rate with a smaller group (eight or less).

What say you?
helvorn
 supporter, 88 posts
Thu 5 Sep 2019
at 05:41
Classic Traveller
I am quite interested.  When and where would you set the game?
horus
 member, 877 posts
 Wayfarer of the
 Western Wastes
Thu 5 Sep 2019
at 06:14
Re: Classic Traveller
helvorn:
I am quite interested.  When and where would you set the game?


I would likely set it late in the reign of Emperor Strephon, say, the mid to late 1080s, just in time for the Fourth Frontier War to be over?  (I'd have to dig to be more specific - don't want to be too close to

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his, um, assassination
).

Since this is an introductory game for some interested parties, I thought I'd start with the Spinward Marches, maybe in Regina or one of the more Coreward sectors and branch out from there.  You know, someplace not too dangerous but not too boring either.
steel-eye
 member, 12 posts
Thu 5 Sep 2019
at 08:12
Re: Classic Traveller
Sounds great. Iíll do some reading on Traveller Plus. Twice weekly posting rate sounds ideal to me.
icosahedron152
 member, 982 posts
Thu 5 Sep 2019
at 11:18
Re: Classic Traveller
Looking for one more?

I'm pretty gamed-up, but I'm sure I can manage twice-weekly.

And the GM has a good rep...
Renik
 member, 33 posts
Thu 5 Sep 2019
at 13:42
Re: Classic Traveller
All of that sounds good to me. Honestly I would be super excited just to get to play. I have run a fair amount of mongoose traveller but have never been on the other  side of the table.
Alyse
 member, 676 posts
 Pretty, witty, and gay
 [married since 2011!]
Thu 5 Sep 2019
at 14:15
Re: Classic Traveller
I would enjoy a chance to play Traveller again, but I like the random character creation.
zagygthemad
 member, 102 posts
Thu 5 Sep 2019
at 15:57
Re: Classic Traveller
I can play CT or Mongoose 1 or 2, I know nothing about Traveller plus though.
horus
 member, 878 posts
 Wayfarer of the
 Western Wastes
Thu 5 Sep 2019
at 16:29
Re: Classic Traveller
Alyse:
I would enjoy a chance to play Traveller again, but I like the random character creation.

Okay... it's not settled yet.  Here's how we could do it:  Traveller Plus is my own personal preference, but it's our game we're talking about.  If you want to use the Book 1 rules, sure, go ahead.  Those who look at Traveller Plus and like it are free to use it.

I usually start folks off with 100 Character Points, but to maintain compatibility with the Book 1, we'll limit that to 75 points (that's what Ed Messina, who wrote Traveller Plus, recommends.  That way, this can be something of a test, and everyone can have their choice.

How's it sounding so far?  It's sounding like a game!  Let me think of a catchy name...

Okay...  How's A March Spinward sound?

https://r.rpol.net/game.cgi?gi=74146

I have the bare bones up for now, and will work to get more done this weekend.

This message was last edited by the user at 06:14, Fri 06 Sept.

zagygthemad
 member, 103 posts
Thu 5 Sep 2019
at 16:58
Re: Classic Traveller
I'd be VERY interested!
Knightsky
 member, 149 posts
Thu 5 Sep 2019
at 23:47
Re: Classic Traveller
I would also be interested.
horus
 member, 884 posts
 Wayfarer of the
 Western Wastes
Mon 9 Sep 2019
at 05:02
Re: Classic Traveller
Just to bring closure:  I have six players at this time, and have turned off the accepting players flag for the game.