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Venjenz July 11th, 2019 10:49 AM

Looking to start a local game, need books
 
All,

I am hoping to get some kind of Traveller game going with my local group, and my last big dive into the system was with MegaTraveller. I missed the recent Kickstarter thing for 5.10 big books.

With that in mind, what is a good version to play that offers actual printed/published materials and a wide array of resources? It's been so long, and Traveller is so famous for being fragmented and sketchy with publication, I am feeling kind of lost. Have no issue spending money, but even finding a spot to start that spending is proving kind of daunting atm.

Any and all advice is greatly appreciated.

aramis July 11th, 2019 03:41 PM

Mongoose Traveller 2E is also in print.

To be blunt: MGT2 is a relatively good set of mechanics, but anything Third Imperium they've done has big issues with prior canon.

vegas July 11th, 2019 03:51 PM

Actual printed books and a wide array of resources means Mongoose Traveller. T5 would disappoint you.

Only Traveller grognards (and only a subset of them) care about differences in canon between versions. If you are coming back to Traveller after a long absence, then MgT canon is as good as any to base your game on.

FYI - MgT is set in the Classic era, before the MegaTraveller rebellion.

mike wightman July 11th, 2019 04:04 PM

Visit drivethru.rpg and download the free edition of CT Starter edition.
Link
https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product...?cPath=21_4767
If you like it you can order the print on demand version of The Traveller Book to get a real book of pretty much the same rules but with a little bit extra.
Link
https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product...ttest_filtered
I would then recommend you visit the Far Future Enterprises website store and purchase the Classic Traveller cd rom, which has every GDW rulebook, supplement, game and adventure in electronic format.
Link
http://www.farfuture.net/

whulorigan July 11th, 2019 04:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Venjenz (Post 604024)
All,

I am hoping to get some kind of Traveller game going with my local group, and my last big dive into the system was with MegaTraveller. I missed the recent Kickstarter thing for 5.10 big books.

With that in mind, what is a good version to play that offers actual printed/published materials and a wide array of resources? It's been so long, and Traveller is so famous for being fragmented and sketchy with publication, I am feeling kind of lost. Have no issue spending money, but even finding a spot to start that spending is proving kind of daunting atm.

Any and all advice is greatly appreciated.

I know you mentioned actual printed/published materials, but if you can live with PDFs, the CDROMs put out by FFE contain everything published for a given ruleset, and can't be beat for the value:
http://www.farfuture.net/

kilemall July 11th, 2019 04:24 PM

Cepheus Engine is another option, with a lot of flourishing third party material. It is based on MgT 1E under an OGL, but has all proprietary IP stripped out which would include the 3I stuff. Scouts are called Explorers, TAS is called something else, etc.

timerover51 July 11th, 2019 08:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mike wightman (Post 604030)
Visit drivethru.rpg and download the free edition of CT Starter edition.
Link
https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product...?cPath=21_4767
If you like it you can order the print on demand version of The Traveller Book to get a real book of pretty much the same rules but with a little bit extra.
Link
https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product...ttest_filtered
I would then recommend you visit the Far Future Enterprises website store and purchase the Classic Traveller cd rom, which has every GDW rulebook, supplement, game and adventure in electronic format.
Link
http://www.farfuture.net/

I would echo mike wightman's comment, and add that you can use the published adventures for Classic from GDW with both the Starter Edition and the Traveller Book. You might also look online for used copies of both the rule sets and the various adventures. The Far Future CD's are worth every penny spent on them.

ShawnDriscoll July 12th, 2019 01:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Venjenz (Post 604024)
All,

I am hoping to get some kind of Traveller game going with my local group, and my last big dive into the system was with MegaTraveller. I missed the recent Kickstarter thing for 5.10 big books.

With that in mind, what is a good version to play that offers actual printed/published materials and a wide array of resources? It's been so long, and Traveller is so famous for being fragmented and sketchy with publication, I am feeling kind of lost. Have no issue spending money, but even finding a spot to start that spending is proving kind of daunting atm.

Any and all advice is greatly appreciated.

What style of RPG rules does your group prefer?

Spenser TR July 12th, 2019 07:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ShawnDriscoll (Post 604064)
What style of RPG rules does your group prefer?

...the question I was waiting/hoping for :)

AndyW July 12th, 2019 06:24 PM

If I were starting up a game, after a long hiatus, I would (and I am) look real hard at the CT CD ROM that FFE puts out. Yeah, it's PDF and not printed books, but I find that I prefer that to putting wear and tear on my precious book collection these days. All the new RPG books I've bought lately have been Chaosium's RQ reboot, and I love that it includes PDFs and I use them almost exclusively, while books get enshrined.


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