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Old February 1st, 2008, 03:30 PM
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Question 4th Edition Traveller

Ok, don't burn me for this question. I just thought I would ask since I have not found anything about this, and it could be that I have just missed the thread...

Is there any plans for there to be a 4th edition Traveller, with the new D20 system?
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No, but there is a d20 game being developed by QLI, called scifi20.
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Is there any plans for there to be a 4th edition Traveller, with the new D20 system?
With the way the 4e licensing is being handled, doing a 4e Traveller would be difficult.
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Very True, I have see very little of the licensing but it does seem that it is more restrictive than 3.5. But it would be challenging. Has the thought been thrown out to try and do it? And if it is even possible to do it?
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Well, there's an even bigger stumbling block. Marc W Miller has set up the licensing such that T20 will not be renewed. In a couple years more or less it'll only be GURPS Traveller, Mongoose Traveller, and Traveller 5.
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Very True, I have see very little of the licensing but it does seem that it is more restrictive than 3.5. But it would be challenging. Has the thought been thrown out to try and do it? And if it is even possible to do it?
From everything I have been able to gather basically you will not be able to duplicate any of the rules from 4e, only reference them in the appropriate book. This makes say altering combat to more suit a science-fiction genre much more difficult.

Also the 'free' licensing isn't going to be available until Jan '09, a full six-months after the release of 4e. We could get access and make products available sooner if we want to fork out $5k to WotC. For a 5 month head start on everyone else. That means I have to sell $12,500 worth of product in that period through distribution to make $5k. And that doesn't even consider my development costs, printing costs, etc...

If I were interested in doing Fantasy, I'd jump on it. But since I'm not, I'm not
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Ok, that is understandable. Well thanks for answering my questions.
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Besides, wouldn't it be better to wait for 4E Modern in 2009 anyway, if SciFi20 weren't coming around the bend? With 4E Modern, you'd get the best of both worlds, and you'd get around that whole 5K thing that WOTC is doing right now.

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I have enjoyed the setting so much, and I guess I was just hoping that Traveller was going to go 4th edition. But I understand with the Cost and Time that would needed to be involved. I also plan on getting Traveller 5.
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I am going to point out that the T20 rules work. There is no real need for an update. They definitely give you the feel of Classic Traveller with the D20 rule set. Just because a new edition comes out, that doesn't make your old rules, that work, useless.

I just ordered my Traveller Guidebook for Players, but as I recall the intention, when you combine the TGP and the Traveller's Handbook, that makes the system standalone anyway.
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