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Old June 3rd, 2006, 11:32 PM
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Just to be seen to be being impartial

I loved the simplicity of the rules - you could build a starship without having to do shed-loads of maths;
The canon background wasn't "welded in" to the rules like later versions;
I love random CharGen. You never knew what you'd end up with.
And yes, when I Ref'd players rolling up their characters I enforced the the "fail the survival throw and the character *dies*" rule.
Cos I was a git like that, see....

The guy who sold me my first set of LBBs (in the box, of course) said:

"There ya go mate, a whole universe in a box."

And he meant it too.
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Just to be seen to be being impartial

I loved the simplicity of the rules - you could build a starship without having to do shed-loads of maths;
The canon background wasn't "welded in" to the rules like later versions;
I love random CharGen. You never knew what you'd end up with.
And yes, when I Ref'd players rolling up their characters I enforced the the "fail the survival throw and the character *dies*" rule.
Cos I was a git like that, see....

The guy who sold me my first set of LBBs (in the box, of course) said:

"There ya go mate, a whole universe in a box."

And he meant it too.
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The LBBs could be hidden inside a school textbook.
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The LBBs could be hidden inside a school textbook.
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LBBs also work great as bathroom readers!
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LBBs also work great as bathroom readers!
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Pretty much everything!

What I especially love is the fact it still has such loyal, die-hard fans even in the face of new systems (a fact which a certain person [img]graemlins/file_23.gif[/img] on these boards often berates and belittles as being insignificant and misplaced). [img]smile.gif[/img]
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Pretty much everything!

What I especially love is the fact it still has such loyal, die-hard fans even in the face of new systems (a fact which a certain person [img]graemlins/file_23.gif[/img] on these boards often berates and belittles as being insignificant and misplaced). [img]smile.gif[/img]
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The CharGen in itself is a game. I was always fascinated by the results - sometimes you'd get a really balanced character, good overall spread of skills, reasonable age, decent mustering out benefits.

Other times you'd end up with a character with Computer-4, Jack-of-All-Trades-8, Bribery-1 and a dagger. Or even worse (and yes, I did once roll up this character ) Broker-6 and Brawling-1.

Then there were the ones that died in generation....
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The CharGen in itself is a game. I was always fascinated by the results - sometimes you'd get a really balanced character, good overall spread of skills, reasonable age, decent mustering out benefits.

Other times you'd end up with a character with Computer-4, Jack-of-All-Trades-8, Bribery-1 and a dagger. Or even worse (and yes, I did once roll up this character ) Broker-6 and Brawling-1.

Then there were the ones that died in generation....
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