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I like CE because it's clean and easy to use. I come from a GURPS background, and have some experience with CT. For me, CE is the preferred system because it's 1) OGL, meaning it's not stuck by what "the boss" thinks it should be. It's in the wild, and in very good hands. It's also cheap. You don't have to pay exorbitant prices for what you don't want. 2) the rules within CE are easier to use than CT, but still play nice with CT. It's easy to convert and use all that great CT material. CE is more streamlined and easier to use than Mongoose.
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I like CE because it's clean and easy to use. I come from a GURPS background, and have some experience with CT. For me, CE is the preferred system because it's 1) OGL, meaning it's not stuck by what "the boss" thinks it should be. It's in the wild, and in very good hands. It's also cheap. You don't have to pay exorbitant prices for what you don't want. 2) the rules within CE are easier to use than CT, but still play nice with CT. It's easy to convert and use all that great CT material. CE is more streamlined and easier to use than Mongoose.
It works both ways. Material for CE can be used for CT as well, if you are careful with writing it. I am working on some equipment lists for CE and making sure that they will work with Classic as well.
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It works both ways. Material for CE can be used for CT as well, if you are careful with writing it. I am working on some equipment lists for CE and making sure that they will work with Classic as well.
Yes, that's true. It's an easy conversion to pull off. All those years of collecting CT stuff are not wasted.
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Yes, that's true. It's an easy conversion to pull off. All those years of collecting CT stuff are not wasted.
Collecting Traveller is never wasted time!

I've a few Cepheus supplements, and a lot of CT and Mongoose. When I do get to play we're not tightly coupled to the rules so I use whatever fits best at the time. Even T5 has its good points buried in there that I borrow.

But I do really like that everything is pretty interchangeable between Classic & Cepheus. It really opens things up.
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...But I do really like that everything is pretty interchangeable between Classic & Cepheus. It really opens things up.
Yeah, my books are pushing me out of my house, and my HD is ready for an upgrade. I don't care. Some people golf, I collect RPGs.

But seriously, the nice thing about CE is it "feels" like the game industry in the 1980s. It's fun, it's wild, it's organic. There's no corporate pressure to make a profit at all costs as much as there is someone writing to their interests. That makes better books, imo. It's exciting.
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I'm looking at converting CE Vehicle Design to Striker armor and weapon values, just cause its a LOT easier to make up a CE version then go through the full Striker creation method.
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I'm looking at converting CE Vehicle Design to Striker armor and weapon values, just cause its a LOT easier to make up a CE version then go through the full Striker creation method.
I spent a lot of college building vehicles in Striker. Never really used them, but it was fun (like most of my experience with Traveller, it really lends itself to solo play just to generate worlds, cultures, ships, vehicles, even the character generation is a game that can be played solo).

I even kept starting to write some software to aid in that but it always got bogged down.
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In my opinion, the differences are very subtle and almost not a big deal. I believe the CE and CT and Mongoose 1e are all places I can mine for things to use in my games.

I do need to thank Mongoose 2e for pushing me toward CE though. I like what the folks are creating for CE quite a bit.
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In my opinion, the differences are very subtle and almost not a big deal. I believe the CE and CT and Mongoose 1e are all places I can mine for things to use in my games.

I do need to thank Mongoose 2e for pushing me toward CE though. I like what the folks are creating for CE quite a bit.
What were the big crunch changes in Mongoose 2e from Mongoose 1e?
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What were the big crunch changes in Mongoose 2e from Mongoose 1e?
Id like to know as well.
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