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Old February 9th, 2010, 12:31 AM
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I posed a question in the CT forum and was redirected here, namely how different is Traveller 5 from Classic Traveller? Is there any documentation that elucidates the general architecture of the ruleset?
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Old February 9th, 2010, 10:48 AM
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It's different, but no more so than any other edition.
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Old February 9th, 2010, 06:38 PM
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From what I've seen (and that's not much--I'm not a playtester), T5 reminds me of a "fixed" T4.

So...I'd say it's closest to T4, especially with mechanics. In theme and atmosphere, it seems closest to CT, more so than MGT.

That's just my impression so far, though. It could flip 180 degrees once I actually see the thing--if it ever hits print.
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Thumbs up T5... and Goodness

Bought the CD, printed it up (never liked reading from a screen) - and I like it.... Once the errata gets all cleaned up (of course, I didn't look too close, know that others are working quite hard on that) -

I see no reason to "Go Mongoose" (although, it is a cool name)....

The only thing I don't like (and it's MY problem and no one else's) - I prefer MARINES to to what they got changed to... but then again, it's also not worth fighting about (IMTU-T5!)

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If I buy T5 as it is now, will I get an update when it is officially released? Or will that be another product?
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The only thing I don't like (and it's MY problem and no one else's) - I prefer MARINES to to what they got changed to...
Just what did Marines got turned into exactly?
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If I buy T5 as it is now, will I get an update when it is officially released? Or will that be another product?
You'll get the updated files.
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One last question. Does T5 use lots of references to other products in its rules, or does T5 assume the player has never heard of or has never played Traveller before? I don't think D&D 4 refers to 1974 D&D or to D&D 2nd Edition in its rules does it?
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I can't think of any references to an other Traveller products except in the introductions or preliminaries chapters, one or the other, or maybe both. I could have forgotten some, though.
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One last question. Does T5 use lots of references to other products in its rules, or does T5 assume the player has never heard of or has never played Traveller before?
T5 as written pretty much assumes you're new to the Traveller universe. Each chapter starts off with basic descriptions of the concept proposed, then gets into mechanics and sometimes examples.

It's actually very cool, but it's huge and extremely comprehensive. A certain other sci-fi RPG board had a post that described it as "anal" but I disagree - T5 is taking on everything from genetics to visual spectra to slug throwers to TL manufacturing differences. Two of those four examples have never been addressed under Traveller rules before, at least to my knowledge.

The rules are kinda rough right now, as they are still in development, but man - there is some sweet stuff in there.
 

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