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Creation Date: June 20th, 2012 05:35 AM
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I thought I would start using this to share my major ideas about Traveller, post about gaming experiences, and provide links to web pages I like. I have two daughters, Harriet (12) and Charlotte (10) who I game with, along with 2 friends: Duncan who is my age and Mark who is their age. Other players their age may be added as well. I am finding it hard to access my copy of the T5 core rules because I can't get it out of Harriet's hands at the moment who is [i]fascinated[/i] with it.
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In Moot Member Blogs Using World Mapping in T5 (p. 445 ff.) Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #7 New April 26th, 2014 09:16 AM
Although this is overkill for a world that is little more than a stop-over while fleeing a crime scene, I thought I would map the world to give the mapping rules a go. It would also help with the next session being able to describe some details.

I have posted the map in the image gallery:

Forgive the very rough nature of the artwork - it is little more than laying out the elements required.

Randomly rolling for placement pr ...More Read More
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In Moot Member Blogs The players got safely off Aramis ... Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #6 New April 25th, 2014 09:15 AM
We had left the story with a confrontation on a public street between a Vemene agent, his stooge (a street kid he recruited call Ricky) and the players. The Vemene agent retreated when confronted by the players; they failed their "---- off" Command roll but I ruled that he walked away anyway, but resolved to eliminate Ricky as a risk to his operation. When they succeeded in a Persuade roll for more information, Ricky only revealed that he was hired by the other mysterious character and was de ...More Read More
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In Moot Member Blogs The March Harrier Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #5 New April 23rd, 2014 08:26 AM
I have mentioned in various posts I had a go at a T5 version of the March Harrier. I have laid out the design in spreadsheet format, that can be downloaded from here.

I like this design system, a lot easier to understand than MegaTraveller, but in going back to the spirit of Classic Traveller it has some nice things made explicit in the design notes such as crew and passenger lounge space, life support provision and a variety of quarters.

I chose TL9 as the ship only required Jump-1 and ...More Read More
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In Moot Member Blogs Colonizing Space 1970's style! Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #4 New April 19th, 2014 07:54 PM

This strongly reminded me of many Traveller journal articles - credible postulation of the future, even though it hasn't turned out that way. Traveller was originally a product of the 1970's! Frank Chadwick's drawings had that post-Vietnam War Film Noir grittiness about them; combine this with chunky "modern" technology for that Traveller feel.

Great ideas here for TL7 or TL8 space stations. No idea if this is even feasib ...More Read More
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In Moot Member Blogs Our first gaming session - T5! Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #3 New April 18th, 2014 10:19 AM
What struck me in the first session was how the Personals chapter (p. 184ff) can be really used to reshape the kind of game we can play in Traveller.

The characters had hidden Gvoudzon in their hotel room, and were unaware they were being tailed by Vemene agents, despite a tense encounter where they tailed Vemene agents tailing Gvoudzon. (They don't know about the Vemene yet, just that someone is following Gvoudzon, and Gvoudzon has said it's something to do with the brooch).

They decide ...More Read More
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In Moot Member Blogs T5 gaming - preparation! Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #2 New April 18th, 2014 09:37 AM
After reading the rule book, playing with world and system building, rolling up characters and generally having a solo play test, finally an actual gaming sessions to referee.

I decided to go with The Traveller Adventure, using the Classic Traveller version. I supplemented my T5 rulebook with advice from Johnn Four's excellent website, especially on quickly describing and animating NPCs and descriptions that put the focus back on the players, and bits and pieces I have picked up from intera ...More Read More
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In Moot Member Blogs Me and my gaming history Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #1 New June 20th, 2012 07:05 AM
The year 1982 was a big one for me. I was 11 years old. I started computer hobbying (on a friend's TRS-80), Dungeons and Dragons from school friends who played at lunch time, and my family lived in New Haven, Connecticut - my father had a research fellowship at Yale in that year.

Unfortunately for me, my parents were caught up in the whole "D&D is satanic" craze - despite both being fans of Tolkien (which I get from them). Fortunately for me, they were (are!) not spoil sports, and with th ...More Read More
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