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Old June 10th, 2008, 06:53 PM
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Hmm, where to begin..? My DND group recently switched over to Traveller for a change of pace, and because a few members of our group had played the original game. My girlfriend and myself immediately fell in love with the system and game setting. After each session all I can do is think about next week to learn more of the game mechanics and to further the campaign. The entire character creation process was a blast, and everyone in the group has an excellent, and unique character. I don't recall ever having such a good time with an RPG game similar to this.
Being new I figured I would make an account here and try to learn as much as I can about the game, and the people who play it. So hello to everyone!
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Welcome, Howl, to the Traveller universe! There is tons of info here so you should find many answers to your questions. If not, just post 'em.

Again, welcome!
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Hmm, where to begin..? My DND group recently switched over to Traveller for a change of pace, and because a few members of our group had played the original game. My girlfriend and myself immediately fell in love with the system and game setting. After each session all I can do is think about next week to learn more of the game mechanics and to further the campaign. The entire character creation process was a blast, and everyone in the group has an excellent, and unique character. I don't recall ever having such a good time with an RPG game similar to this.
Being new I figured I would make an account here and try to learn as much as I can about the game, and the people who play it. So hello to everyone!
the player, ship and world creation alone are as fun as playing the game itself...
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welcome aboard.

just a head's up. almost everyone here has their own ideas about what the game is, how they want to run it, and what the game mechanics should be, and some will have decades of reasoning and work behind those ideas.

enjoy.
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welcome aboard.

just a head's up. almost everyone here has their own ideas about what the game is, how they want to run it, and what the game mechanics should be, and some will have decades of reasoning and work behind those ideas.

enjoy.

And their ideas still conflict.

But that's ok, because you can pick the specific ideas you like or make your own... we don't mind... this isn't "D&D 3.xx/4".

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Also, remember: there are LOADS of editions...

Official and Authoritative about the OTU:
CT aka LBB's, Classic Traveller.
MT, MegaTraveller, sometimes called MegaEratta. Mostly compatible with CT.
TNE, Traveller the New Era, Virus Era. Not compatible with any other Traveller edition.
T4, AKA Mark Miller's Traveller, MMT. Design systems derived from TNE. CHaracters and stats not compatible with TNE nor CT/MT
T20, AKA Traveller's Handbook (only setting authoritative)
Mgt, AKA MoTrav, aka RTT, aka Ricki Ticki Traveller, Mongoose Traveller.
T5, aka Vaporware Traveller. The "Any week now" version that was promised for LAST year, and still ain't out. Somewhat T4 compatible

Official but non-authoritative:
GT, GURPS Traveller, snarkily Loren's Traveller (for Loren Wiseman). It is an Alternate Traveller Universe, albeint one very close to the OTU. All equipment and characters incompatible with other traveller flavors
HT, H4T, HeroTraveller. All equipment and characters incompatible with other traveller flavors

Not OTU but labelled Traveller:
T2300, renamed 2300AD. Conceptually similar to CT/MT and TNE; almost bridge like...
2320AD (T20 supplement for the 2300 universe). T20 with tweaks.

Not Traveller, but useful for TNE, as the system's the 98% the same:
T2K, Twilight 2000 (2nd edition).
Dark Conspiracy
Cadilacs and Dinosaurs

Related system which is a precursor to T2K2E (which is the precursor to DC, which leads to TNE):
Space 1889 (S1889)

Unofficial conversions on the net (One's I've actually read; I wrote the first one)
Storyteller Traveller
AD&D Traveller
CORPS Traveller
The Fantasy Trip Traveller
FUDGE Traveller
1PG Traveller
Fantasy Traveller (several versions)


you'll find fans of all the above here on COTI. (Well, no one has claimed fandom of the AD&D traveller since 1999 or so... and I don't know any who have for HT...)

In print on dead tree: CT, MgT, GT, HT, T20, DarkConspiracy*, Space 1889*
In e-print: CT, MT, TNE, T4, 2300, HT, GT, T20, T2K**, MgT***

So, you can find just about any edition CURRENTLY

*Last I checked, at least.
** 1st ed, 2nd Ed, and 2nd ed revised. 2.2 is the most TNE-like.
*** well, not yet, but it's been announced that it will be.
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Welcome.

In short, we're a bunch of grumpy old men who all think our version is best, and the writers couldn't make their minds up either.

Fortunately most of us restrain ourselves and the moderators restrain the rest, so you won't find any flame wars here. Enjoy.

PS. CT is best.

What rules are you using?
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Welcome to the forum, HowlattheMoon!

Aramis, what do you mean "Fantasy Traveller (several versions)"?
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Unofficial conversions on the net (One's I've actually read; I wrote the first one)
Storyteller Traveller
AD&D Traveller
CORPS Traveller
The Fantasy Trip Traveller
FUDGE Traveller
1PG Traveller
Fantasy Traveller (several versions)
Does this mean Traveller adapted to AD&D rules? Hmmm...

Know of any URL's?
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Welcome.

In short, we're a bunch of grumpy old men who all think our version is best, and the writers couldn't make their minds up either.

Fortunately most of us restrain ourselves and the moderators restrain the rest, so you won't find any flame wars here. Enjoy.

PS. CT is best.

What rules are you using?
I resent that old remark! Just because I remember games like D and D when they were booklets I get called old? Oh wait a minute...

I guess I do resemble the "grumpy" part. Just ask anyone that knows me.

And CT is ok, but the gearhead in me prefers TNE (minus the background).
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