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Old July 20th, 2019, 11:13 PM
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still hopin' ....
I'm thinkin'. Quit staring. it's rude.

So let's quantify this, hypothetically:
  • tagline: stewards. in spaaaaaaace!
  • rules: CT, CE, or CEFTL, with unrepentant artistic liberties
  • mode: PbP, ideally broken into acts and scenes
  • players: one to three. More than that, and
  • pace: relaxed (my free time is sporadic)
  • setting: luxury passenger liner, and its ports of call

Questions, I'd have some:
  • PC(s) is (are all) steward(s)?
  • What's the tone? Hijinks Ensue, or GrimDark? I'd prefer a reduced emphasis on armed/ranged combat, so high law levels in port
    • adventure
    • thriller
    • mystery
    • comedy
    • horror
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I have written up a murder mystery set on a passenger liner, though it's only 300 tons. Three of the characters (1 PC + 2 NPCs) are chefs, and meant to be able to talk shop - especially when those skills let them play forensic analysts (the body was prepared for consumption). Other stewardly details come into play as well.
"Who is Killing the Great Chefs of Corridor Sector?"
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(the vargr did it in the kitchen ....)
Actually, one of the chefs is an aslan, and the setup may lead some to suspect he did it in the kitchen (while the other chefs were asleep, or otherwise occupied).

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ew. though perhaps, given some of the scenarios I have in mind for my rescue team, I'm not one to say anything ....
The murder victim is one of a pair of k'kree, who were barely keeping it together with each other's help. K'kree rapidly sicken and die when all alone.

In other words, depending on how the scenario goes, the second k'kree may be indirectly murdered via murder (of the first k'kree).

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"Who is Killing the Great Chefs of Corridor Sector?"
Iron Chef: Survivor.

...two things that can probably never be tastefully mixed.
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Stick it on the King Richard - nice big luxury liner. And at a guess, most of us probably have the deck plans already.

A sort of murder on the Love Boat. And one of the stewards is nicknamed Gopher
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This should be fun....my character in current adventure is a STEWARD serving nobles aboard ship and land adventure...

Yes...I need to attend to their needs in general and make sure they are happy with the meals and food prepared...

Any other thoughts or detail out there....articles written????? I have searched for a menu item or two to "spice" things up a bit....have checked the WIKI...

anyone recall COTI having a thread in past?
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http://wiki.travellerrpg.com/Steward

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Actually, one of the chefs is an aslan, and the setup may lead some to suspect he did it in the kitchen
I always liked Larry Niven's nostrum that dining, hygeine, and reproduction/sexytimes are things that should not be on display between sophont species.

Sometimes stewardship demands open minds, closed mouths, and a strong stomach.
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tagline: stewards. in spaaaaaaace!
rules: CT, CE, or CEFTL, with unrepentant artistic liberties
mode: PbP, ideally broken into acts and scenes
players: one to three. More than that, and
pace: relaxed (my free time is sporadic)
setting: luxury passenger liner, and its ports of call
sounds good to me. I'd suggest two or three players rather than just one, group interactions greatly increase game dynamics.

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depends on the workload you can handle. all stewards would be more cohesive and make for a cleaner story line, but a mix of characters would enable more dynamic opportunities. I've heard of games where players run multiple characters - (say) a group of steward characters, and a group of of ship's working-class personnel characters, and a group of officer characters, with the players switching between them as the action develops. sort of an upstairs/downstairs thing.

you could start with all stewards, and then expand later if the storyline calls for it and the players are up to it.

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What's the tone? Hijinks Ensue, or GrimDark?
could go with both. have to make clear though which mode you're in.

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I don't. where is it?
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I don't. where is it?
It is on the 1st Apocrypha CD from Far Future.
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Stick it on the King Richard - nice big luxury liner. And at a guess, most of us probably have the deck plans already.
Looking back, I'm surprised at how entirely uncritical I was of a SWIMMING POOL on a starship. Every idea I have nowadays about that pool turns into an Irwin Allen movie.

But three theaters, a casino, an arboretum (in SPAAAAACE), and the Promenade... gotta be several somethings I could do there to vex the "help". And no "service corridors". None. Nada. That makes some tasks deliciously delicate to handle.

And I need to re-read "Kitchen Confidential".

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The only murder I've thought about would occur... wait, can't tell.
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