Sunday, December 18, 2011

Traveller - the game I thought I had quit

Traveller is one of the icons in the hobby. For me the acronym LBB always meant Little Black Books, and referred to the three volumes of Classic Traveller from 1977. I have never seen the OD&D books in real life, so I maybe they look more brown than I think, but for me they have always looked more cream or khaki coloured, but I guess LBB looks better than LCB or LKB does.

I have a quite decent collection of Traveller books, from all the eras of the game. The first one I owned was MegaTraveller, and while I agree with




























7 comments:

  1. My last attempt turned into "accountants in space", and was a real bore for everyone.

    This has been my single biggest hurdle in playing or running Traveller... it's all about paying that mortgage, or doing cargo runs until everyone can afford a FGMP.

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  2. Precisely. Either you have to love economy and mortgages, or your sf is all about military. Something have been missing for me.

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  3. Well you could have the characters miss their mortgage and then have to work for some snotty or skeezy fellow who bought out their loans.

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  4. I would say that MegaTraveller is probably my favorite edition too though I really like Mongoose's effort on the system. I also enjoyed the gritty offshoot systems Traveller 2300 and 2300AD.

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  5. I bought the MGT recently, so help me god...

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  6. Mongoose Traveller is a close tie with GURPS Traveller for me. To me, both are better than other editions of Traveller.

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  7. MGT is growing on me. I'm tempted to try to run it. But, once burned twice shy, so we'll see about that.

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