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Old February 11th, 2018, 03:59 PM
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Wrote this up this afternoon about why I like GURPS Traveller: http://travellersandbox.blogspot.com...sday-post.html
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I rather liked the presentation of the materials, and I used the deck plans quite a bit. Behind the Claw is supposedly notoriously bad, and Ground Forces took a canonically questionable view of the Imperial Army, but Sword Worlds is apparently very well done (I don't own it).

Never got the chance to get into the actual GURPS system though.
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Get "Sword Worlds" on PDF. It was a later book, released right before GURPS 4e came out. It's a fantastic look at the society of a single subsector.
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I liked a lot of the GT books, and GURPS itself, but I just couldn't really get into the idea of running Traveller with GURPS rules. I liked GTISW so much I made an effort to try to learn the G4T system well enough to run it, but alas, no one in my group at the time had an interest in it, and now that I have a group which would be interested, I have lost all interest in learning the system.

I might, however, if I can find or make a simple enough RP system, still run it one day.
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I might, however, if I can find or make a simple enough RP system, still run it one day.
I had little problem running Traveller with GURPS 3E as early as 1991.

If you want a simpler system, perhaps Fudge might fit your needs.
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I used to play GURPS Traveller until around 2005. When Mongoose Traveller game out, I switched systems over-night. I have all the Traveller books for GURPS, but only use them as reference for my Mongoose gaming.
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Ground Forces and Star Mercs; would have liked to see their take on the Imperium Navy.
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Seconded on Sword Worlds; it's about as close to a Golden Standard of Canon as you can get. Hans loved the Sword Worlds and it shows.
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Seconded on Sword Worlds; it's about as close to a Golden Standard of Canon as you can get. Hans loved the Sword Worlds and it shows.
Hans was one of the most regular contributors to the SJ Games JTAS. His output was consistent in voice.
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Wrote this up this afternoon about why I like GURPS Traveller: http://travellersandbox.blogspot.com...sday-post.html
I did a lot with GURPS Traveller. I appreciate it more now that I'm delving into the other Traveller games. To me GURPS was carefully consistent in stats and skills and characterization in ways no other Traveller game has been.
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