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Old May 24th, 2019, 02:29 PM
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Originally Posted by GypsyComet View Post
Very much a product of the attitudes of the 60s and 70s, but even then it ignored the reality of things like brief military service.
That would be serving a term and then voluntarily or involuntary mustering out. The purpose of character generation is to show what you did prior to becoming a Traveller.

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My father, in Traveller terms, served a term in the Navy, THEN went to University, THEN spent a failed term in the Survey Department of the Scouts, only THEN settling into what CT would think of as a Scientist (Engineers didn't get their own career path until TNE), where he stayed.
And at which point did he go adventuring in the wild frontier to make his fortune, which is what a Traveller does? It is also possible to do a term in university after leaving your career just as long as you can pay for it.

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The single career conceit of CT is just that, a conceit.
I don't disagree, but it is intended to show the lifepath prior to Travelling, not the lifepath of someone who stays in the safety of constant employment.

Allowing for having multiple careers prior to your epiphany as a Traveller is a pretty common house rule, and is even part of some Traveller editions, but in CT/S:4 you can not have more than one career before the game starts.
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