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Old February 20th, 2001, 10:14 PM
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I also like the T4 mechanics, however, perhaps because of the long use, I still prefer the 2d6 system. I have two complaints on the T4 system: 1) the character generation is boring, I would rather use the advanced mode presented in Books 4-7 and MT; and 2) the starship design was too complex. Book 2 has the best starship design in all Traveller editions. There are a lot of nice ideas in latter books such as High Guard and MT, however, almost anything necessary for roleplaying is covered by the B2 system. Kurt Brown published a nice piece about several Traveller design systems <http://www.rpgaction.com/articles/columns.asp?id=62> and I agree almost interely with him. An improved B2 system could be presented in the core book, addressing the roleplaying requirements, while a supplement book could be published to satisfy the gearheads.