zagygthemad
 member, 146 posts
Wed 27 Jan 2021
at 14:06
Re: Interest Check: Traveller!
In reply to Alyse (msg # 3):

I'm interested! I run 2 Traveller 2e games and want to play in another one!

I'm in a Pirates of Drinax game, but am willing to try another if need be. All of your ideas are interesting! LOVE Traveller!
butter78
 member, 54 posts
Wed 27 Jan 2021
at 15:16
Re: Interest Check: Traveller!
The game idea sounds great, the mixing of several rules sets sounds less so. The only house rule I've ever found useful was limiting Jack-of-all-Trades to a maximum of 1.

I dislike merchant games because the speculative trade rules are so broken. I'd love an explorer game (bit like picard star trek - planet of the week), but I'm nothing if not flexible.
Anachronist
 member, 47 posts
Wed 27 Jan 2021
at 15:19
Re: Interest Check: Traveller!
Alyse:
Sounds like Pirates Of Drinax or something involving drifters, bounty hunters, or Vargr corsairs.


I've never played that module, but it looks great.

As does any of those ideas.
zagygthemad
 member, 147 posts
Wed 27 Jan 2021
at 15:40
Re: Interest Check: Traveller!
In reply to Anachronist (msg # 6):

Deepnight Revelations, an exploring adventure, was released today too. I'm up for anything, Ancients maybe?
Alyse
 member, 710 posts
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Wed 27 Jan 2021
at 15:56
Re: Interest Check: Traveller!
Deepnight Revelation is a possibility. So is post-Long Night or post-Collapse exploration. Heck, why not Mindjammer while we're at it?
zagygthemad
 member, 148 posts
Wed 27 Jan 2021
at 16:10
Re: Interest Check: Traveller!
In reply to Alyse (msg # 8):

I like Traveller, not Mindjammer.
Alyse
 member, 711 posts
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Wed 27 Jan 2021
at 16:41
Re: Interest Check: Traveller!
butter78:
...the mixing of several rules sets sounds less so.


It's little things like using MegaTraveller's task resolution system and the flux rules from Traveller5 (which uses the +5 to -5 range of 2D-7 in creative ways).

 ~ http://www.stormtiger.org/bob/...er_tasks_players.cgh
zagygthemad
 member, 149 posts
Wed 27 Jan 2021
at 16:43
Re: Interest Check: Traveller!
In reply to Alyse (msg # 10):

I'll try anything, count me in.
Alyse
 member, 712 posts
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Wed 27 Jan 2021
at 16:49
Re: Interest Check: Traveller!
In reply to zagygthemad (msg # 9):

The Traveller edition of Mindjammer offers some neat ideas, though.
Syrris
 member, 451 posts
Wed 27 Jan 2021
at 18:00
Re: Interest Check: Traveller!
Balance and compatibility concerns aside, mixing multiple rulesets will make the game less approachable (and maybe less understandable) to potential players, so I'd at least advise being careful about it.
RegisP
 member, 2 posts
Wed 27 Jan 2021
at 18:28
Re: Interest Check: Traveller!
I throw my hat in the ring! :)

Regarding the type of campaign (thanks for asking :)), here are my preferences :
- not the Frontier : every campaign I read take place in the Trojan Arm/Expanses...

- Sources : no preference, since I've not heard that Published adventures were particularly remarkable...

- I second butter78 in estimating the commerce rules are broken (you get rich too easily!) and am already playing in a military campaign started by Zagyg. That leaves the rest, which should not be limited to exploration and criminal! :) What about espionage, diplomacy, bounty/treasure-hunting, xeno-archeology and other mysteries? :)

EDIT : or just drifter/hobo with a different kind of adventure on every planet :)

- milieu : I'm new to Traveller, so I shall discover things in all :)

- rules : I'm bat at rules ('had to look what your malus is when you don't have the skill) and it's so much less important in a pbf, so I don't have any preference either

Hope it helps and thanks for the offer
Anachronist
 member, 48 posts
Wed 27 Jan 2021
at 18:38
Re: Interest Check: Traveller!
I'm fairly easy to please.

I would prefer a cohesive "theme" going in personally. I've seen the "grab bag" fail too many times, but who knows?
LaconicScout
 member, 3 posts
Wed 27 Jan 2021
at 22:01
Re: Interest Check: Traveller!
I am in a Traveller merchant game run by Zagyg. I would enjoy an exploration games. I got the Mindjammer rules for Traveller and I find some of the element fascinating.
helvorn
 supporter, 96 posts
Mon 1 Feb 2021
at 04:47
Re: Interest Check: Traveller!
Exploration is always a fun Traveller theme!
zagygthemad
 member, 150 posts
Mon 1 Feb 2021
at 15:27
Re: Interest Check: Traveller!
In reply to helvorn (msg # 17):

That would be Deepnight Revelation or something from 1st edition made anew!
Beolvine
 member, 33 posts
Mon 1 Feb 2021
at 16:35
Re: Interest Check: Traveller!
I'm keen to give this a shot, I've made Traveller characters but never had much of a chance to actually play.  Which rule set?
spongebobzp
 member, 1 post
Mon 1 Feb 2021
at 17:04
Interest Check: Traveller!
Was searching the web for a good PBP system for some of the games I favor. Traveller is on that list, so I joined the website specifically to say I am interested in this game.
Alyse
 member, 713 posts
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Mon 1 Feb 2021
at 23:26
Re: Interest Check: Traveller!
In reply to Beolvine (msg # 19):

Me, in OP:
I intend to use the second Mongoose edition, rules-wise, with possible tweaks from MegaTraveller and Traveller5.

Anachronist
 member, 49 posts
Mon 1 Feb 2021
at 23:44
Re: Interest Check: Traveller!
It sounds like this game is still a possibility Alyse?
Alyse
 member, 714 posts
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Tue 2 Feb 2021
at 00:18
Re: Interest Check: Traveller!
In reply to Anachronist (msg # 22):

Yep. Just trying to decide which of many possibilities to embrace.
Anachronist
 member, 50 posts
Tue 2 Feb 2021
at 00:19
Re: Interest Check: Traveller!
In classic Traveller fashion, I humbly suggest you take the most popular options voiced so far and roll between them. ;)

This message was last edited by the user at 00:21, Tue 02 Feb.

BugBearBash
 member, 6 posts
Tue 2 Feb 2021
at 05:40
Re: Interest Check: Traveller!
I would be thrilled to play in a Traveler game. I've completely fallen in love with this system and I have never even played it.
StarMaster
 member, 370 posts
Fri 5 Feb 2021
at 08:17
Re: Interest Check: Traveller!
I probably shouldn't be throwing more ideas at you, Alyse, at this point, but...

Military game where the ship and crew and sent on various exotic missions.

The PCs are all members of a rock group on tour... except they are really undercover spies.

Salvage company. Besides salvaging ships and wrecks and ruins and such, they also have to salvage reputations, careers, marriages, etc.

Troubleshooters. Wherever there's trouble, the PCs will shoot it! Somewhat of a cross between a private detective and the Equalizer.


These are all FTF games I've run successfully over the years. Each one provides an overlaying unity, plenty of opportunity for fun and variety.
zagygthemad
 member, 151 posts
Sat 6 Feb 2021
at 16:32
Re: Interest Check: Traveller!

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Alyse
 member, 718 posts
 Pretty, witty, and gay
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Sun 7 Feb 2021
at 23:38
Re: Interest Check: Traveller!
Thanks to everyone for your interest, but I've decided to run The Expanse.

Mods, I would be most grateful if you would close this thread. Y'all rock...