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AndyW June 12th, 2019 09:03 PM

Always a GM, never a player
 
I assume that this is a good place for intros.

Back in the golden age of RPGing, an unlikely group of misfits coalesced in a rural community of the northern Delmarva to futz around with this novel new pastime. Starting out with D&D, and later largely switching to Runequest, they tended to be sword and sorcery inclined.

However, one of them was an inveterate Trekkie, and discovered a curious game that came in little black books. Enter me. Soon I was designing subsectors, ships and other sunderies to augment my passion for sci fi. Even though I was, and still am, a Trekkie, I was looking for something a little grittier. Something more in the realm of Alien, where characters cussed, smoke, drank, etc. like real people tend to do. Traveller was a perfect fit for my vision of the far future.

MegaTraveller, and DGP books, took it to the next level, and while advancing "canon" materials had their influence, it was still a good fit with my vision.

Alas, time and the real world intruded and most of my players have now scattered to the winds or have passed on. In all the time we had, my recollection was that I was the designated sci fi referee, and have never played a single game as a PC. Though there are no players anymore, I still find myself designing the odd ship on occasion, and I'm in awe of the online tools that are available for gaming the Traveller universe. Would that I had such shiny baubles back in the day.

Thank you for having me here.

Shadow Shack June 12th, 2019 09:22 PM

Welcome aboard. Hopefully your account survived chargen or else you'll have to create a new one. :rofl:

vegas June 12th, 2019 09:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Shadow Shack (Post 602789)
Hopefully your account survived chargen or else you'll have to create a new one. :rofl:

It's only his first term. He has a ways to go until he's safe. :p

Oh, and Welcome AndyW!

Spenser TR June 13th, 2019 12:35 AM

Welcome to our little subsector of the internet... were an eclectic bunch, skewing older and left-brained Id wager. Happy to have another always-Referee here. I feel your pain :D

timerover51 June 13th, 2019 01:58 AM

I had the same problem when running D&D. I was always the Dungeon Master, and never a player. Welcome aboard.

gchuck June 13th, 2019 12:03 PM

Always a GM, never a player
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by AndyW (Post 602787)
In all the time we had, my recollection was that I was the designated sci fi referee, and have never played a single game as a PC.

Well! That pretty much sums up my experiences with Traveller!

Please! Give us your comments, concerns, and catcalls. This is got to be the most understanding group of contributors and lurkers I've ever come across on an online forum!

mike wightman June 13th, 2019 01:50 PM

I've always preferred refereeing/GMing, call it what you will, to playing.

AndyW June 13th, 2019 02:41 PM

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Originally Posted by mike wightman (Post 602815)
I've always preferred refereeing/GMing, call it what you will, to playing.

While I might have seemed to be lamenting the fact, I got to thinking about it this morning and decided that I preferred the universe I directed to any that I would play in. ;)

BlackBat242 June 14th, 2019 02:11 AM

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Originally Posted by AndyW (Post 602787)
I assume that this is a good place for intros.

Thank you for having me here.

Well, while it has fallen into disuse... and is no longer stickied - Who are we? [page 88] is the thread where the vast majority have introduced themselves (often long after they started posting).

And welcome to CotI.



* Scroll down to where someone has posted their particulars - we did use a fairly regular format, but different members have posted different items from time-to-time.

coliver988 June 14th, 2019 09:22 AM

Welcome! For my current group I too am the designated Traveller referee. But back in the day I did get to play, and hope that someone else will referee eventually.


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