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Thanos February 14th, 2019 06:54 PM

1981 Three little books or the Traveller Book
 
So I've been asked, no really, to run Traveller for some friends. Well, OK. They wanted Firefly but I convinced them to go for Trav as it's basically the same thing. So I'm gearing up but my question is which would you used the 1981 printing of the three books or the Traveller Book?

Spinward Scout February 14th, 2019 09:11 PM

I've suspected that Joss Whedon owned both The Traveller Book and The Traveller Adventure, so I'd go with The Traveller Book.

timerover51 February 14th, 2019 10:31 PM

I would go with The Traveller Book as well. There are some cascades in the Skills area that make a character more interesting, as you can have Wet Navy types and atmosphere pilot types. It also picks up laser weapons if your players want them.

Fovean February 14th, 2019 10:41 PM

Another +1 for the Traveller Book. It also includes a couple of straightforward adventures that could be opening scenarios for your group.

ShawnDriscoll February 14th, 2019 10:46 PM

The Traveller Book (hardcover) is only $20 at DriveThruRPG.

Thanos February 15th, 2019 09:03 PM

Do High Guard, Mercenaries, Scouts, and Merchant Princes all work pretty good with the Traveller Book?

McPerth February 15th, 2019 09:14 PM

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Originally Posted by timerover51 (Post 599077)
I would go with The Traveller Book as well. There are some cascades in the Skills area that make a character more interesting, as you can have Wet Navy types and atmosphere pilot types. It also picks up laser weapons if your players want them.

I'm afraid you're wrong. Sailors and Flyers are not in TTB, and, IIRC, the skills are the same than in LBB1...

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Originally Posted by Thanos (Post 599104)
Do High Guard, Mercenaries, Scouts, and Merchant Princes all work pretty good with the Traveller Book?

As good as with the LBBs

robject February 15th, 2019 11:35 PM

TTB

aramis February 16th, 2019 12:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Thanos (Post 599104)
Do High Guard, Mercenaries, Scouts, and Merchant Princes all work pretty good with the Traveller Book?

Just as well as with Bk 1-3.

Plus, it has 1/16 of Supp 3, and about half of Bk 0.

Essentially, CT-'77 is 1E
CT-'81 is 2E
TTB is 2.1E
Starter is 2.2E.

There are several subtle but important differences between CT-81 and TTB. Some are in damage and healing. None of them affect Bks 4-8 nor Supp 4

mike wightman February 16th, 2019 03:17 AM

I would recommend you take advantage of the current offer on drivethru to get the Traveller Starter Edition for free, and while you are there get the print on demand version of The Traveller Book :)

Here's the link to starter:

https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product...rter-Traveller


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