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Old January 26th, 2009, 10:29 PM
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Default New guy with questions - help me please! :)

Hey all, I was given a link here by someone over at, they pointed me in the right direction because this place looks like where I need to be.

To make a long story short, I have been a gamer since the early 80's and one of my favorite games back then was Traveller. We had so many months/years of fun back in High School adventuring all over the Traveller universe. In the early 90's when I got married, started having kids, etc., and got out of gaming, I sold all my stuff... Now my two oldest sons are getting into gaming and we've been playing 4e D&D, but I'd love to get back into Traveller, especially with how much they love Sci-Fi.

So I've been poking around the internet the last few weeks, trying to get a grasp on what's been happening with Traveller, and to say I am confused is an understatement.

Ok, there is the Classic Traveller (which is what they are calling what I used to play in the early 80's, right?), then there is MegaTraveller, D20 Traveller, Gurps Traveller, something called Traveller 5 I think? And Mongoose Traveller? One other I think I am missing too?

HELP! haha.

Ok, so I found a site online that is reprinting the original Traveller (Marc Miller), and I found Mongoose is currently coming out with new material. So I THINK I have narrowed my choice down to one of those two versions, but since I have no real clue having been out of it for so long, I'd like to get opinions here...

Is the Mongoose version good? I have heard a few good things about it, how does it differ from what I played originally? Would it be compatible (in any way) with the Classic? From what I understand, the Gurps, d20, etc., are completely different systems, so they would be out, unless there are any good fluff books that have good info in them.

Can anyone give me a quick rundown? I would enjoy reading some kind of summary on the history of Traveller so I can get up to speed, anyone have a link?

Hopefully some of you can give me some good info and I can get myself back into the game and share some of the amazing adventures I had with my boys now!

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