Favorite Traveller RPG Version?

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Favorite Traveller Version

Classic Traveller (CT)
9
39%
MegaTraveller (MT)
2
9%
Traveller: The New Era (TNE)
3
13%
Traveller 4 (T4)
0
No votes
Gurps Traveller (GT)
1
4%
Traveller D20 (T20)
0
No votes
Traveller HERO (TH)
0
No votes
Mongoose Traveller (MgT)
7
30%
Traveller 5 (T5)
1
4%
 
Total votes: 23

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Favorite Traveller RPG Version?

Post by Horizon Jeff » Wed Jan 24, 2018 3:41 pm

What's your favorite version of the Traveller RPG? And is your favorite setting and rules set the same, or do you use one rules set in another setting?

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Re: Favorite Traveller RPG Version?

Post by Fovean » Sun Jan 28, 2018 10:16 am

MGT in my own ATU. I also run a MGT Trojan Reach campaign set during the 4FW but the 3I is a lot darker and less monolithic IMTU :infamy

I like to pick and pluck things from T5 occasionally to spice it up :av

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Re: Favorite Traveller RPG Version?

Post by unseen giraffe » Tue Jan 30, 2018 12:58 pm

Must say we as a group have been loving the new look Mongoose version. Very pretty and some great rule tweaks. And streamlined to make play easy.

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Re: Favorite Traveller RPG Version?

Post by Horizon Jeff » Tue Jan 30, 2018 3:47 pm

I like the Mongoose version quite a bit too. Familiar, but with enough new stuff to make it interesting. Central Supply Catalog is one of my favorites, I like all the art.

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Re: Favorite Traveller RPG Version?

Post by Rraurgrimm » Fri Feb 02, 2018 1:59 am

I chose GURPS Traveller, mostly due to the fact that it is the only campaign (set in the Reft - Islands Cluster of Trillion Credit Squadron fame) we are currently playing, on- and off-ish. Still love my old Traveller and MegaTraveller books, though - and would give newer versions a chance if there was a group around.
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Re: Favorite Traveller RPG Version?

Post by Horizon Jeff » Sat Feb 03, 2018 5:14 pm

Rraurgrimm wrote:
Fri Feb 02, 2018 1:59 am
I chose GURPS Traveller, mostly due to the fact that it is the only campaign (set in the Reft - Islands Cluster of Trillion Credit Squadron fame) we are currently playing, on- and off-ish. Still love my old Traveller and MegaTraveller books, though - and would give newer versions a chance if there was a group around.
Over the years I've tried GURPS once or twice (don't think I've ever tried to play Traveller with GURPS though). The system definitely has a lot of potential, but I never sat down and really learned it.

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Re: Favorite Traveller RPG Version?

Post by hemulen » Sun Feb 04, 2018 1:54 am

I always end up going back to CT and using the Striker tables for weapons etc, with a slight tweak to the damage table so that instead of 3d6 or 6d6 damage only, you can take 1d6 - 6d6.

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Re: Favorite Traveller RPG Version?

Post by Bezmozgu » Wed Feb 07, 2018 1:32 pm

I've only ever played CT, but that was back in the 80s and 90s. I ordered the Mongoose Starter Set over the weekend and hope to introduce my adult kids and their friends to the Traveller universe through it in the coming weeks.

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Re: Favorite Traveller RPG Version?

Post by Horizon Jeff » Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:13 pm

Bezmozgu wrote:
Wed Feb 07, 2018 1:32 pm
I've only ever played CT, but that was back in the 80s and 90s. I ordered the Mongoose Starter Set over the weekend and hope to introduce my adult kids and their friends to the Traveller universe through it in the coming weeks.
I really feel MgT is a good compromise between being simple, and yet having enough game elements to be interesting and expandable.

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Re: Favorite Traveller RPG Version?

Post by Wargfn » Sun Feb 18, 2018 12:20 pm

I only have ever played Traveller Classic and only briefly in the early 80s. We used to generate characters, just to see what would come out of character creation.

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