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Referee's Lounge Discussion of how to (and not to) Referee Traveller and Cepheus Engine games. No edition warring allowed.

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Somewhere, perhaps in a parallel universe...

Kilemall: "What is your payoff in playing the role of Referee?"

Traveller Player/Referee: "Open space, a fleet ship, cargo in your hold, and starlight in your eyes."

Kilemall: "Wrong! Keklas, what is your payoff in playing the role of Referee?"

Keklas Rekobah: "To challenge your friends, see them playing before you, and to hear the lamentations of their characters."

Kilemall: "Hao! Dai ye! That is good!"


(With apologies to Kilemall, Genghis Khan, and Conan the Barbarian.)
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Somewhere, perhaps in a parallel universe...

Kilemall: "What is your payoff in playing the role of Referee?"

Traveller Player/Referee: "Open space, a fleet ship, cargo in your hold, and starlight in your eyes."

Kilemall: "Wrong! Keklas, what is your payoff in playing the role of Referee?"

Keklas Rekobah: "To challenge your friends, see them playing before you, and to hear the lamentations of their characters."

Kilemall: "Hao! Dai ye! That is good!"


(With apologies to Kilemall, Genghis Khan, and Conan the Barbarian.)
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Specifically in being the Ref - I get more direct control over how enjoyable things are. Certainly for me, but if I do my homework and pay attention I know what makes it fun for my players as well.

I definitely enjoy being a player... but lots of times I feel that old adage "if you want something done well, do it yourself."
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Referees, what is your payoff in playing the role of Referee?
I'm a fan of this guy's vids, and where I thought of posting the link in the Starship section, I believe this video is more fitting for this thread;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SKfU7S1wr30
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I just started running my first game of Traveller in 30 years or so.

Aside from what was already stated (primarily being able to play Traveller), I get a huge dose of enjoyment when my players take the reigns and start to actually direct the game, going in directions I never anticipated. Because that tells me that I have succeeded in drawing them into the universe, not just the adventure I've written.

We're not there yet (only had one session so far), but I'm hoping this game goes that way.
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Creating all the stuff that goes into making a scenario or game.
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Creating all the stuff that goes into making a scenario or game.
That is one of my favorite things, even if most of the stuff never really gets used. It is just a way to express my creativity and build worlds to share (after all, at its heart all role playing games are just a codified way of playing make believe, and I want to believe in Alsan, Droyne and Vargr, oh my!)
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That is one of my favorite things, even if most of the stuff never really gets used. It is just a way to express my creativity and build worlds to share (after all, at its heart all role playing games are just a codified way of playing make believe, and I want to believe in Alsan, Droyne and Vargr, oh my!)
I like to go outside on a clear night and wonder what it would be like if we could visit every star in the sky and there was something like a Traveller universe out there...
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I like to go outside on a clear night and wonder what it would be like if we could visit every star in the sky and there was something like a Traveller universe out there...
I thought it was just me ...

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