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Offline bigwad73Topic starter

Traveller
« on: June 14, 2014, 11:16:55 AM »
I'm looking for three to five people who would be interested in playing an adventure using some basic Traveller rules being developed by a German firm named 13Mann.  The rules are in English, and are under playtest, but the general idea is there.

You don't need to know Traveller to play, obviously--these are introductory rules!  But if you do play, you're welcome to come along, too!

I'm looking to build a ship crew, plus an infiltrator, a gun-fu type, and a face, perhaps in a Scoutship, serving as for-hire troubleshooters.  I could put perhaps one NPC up to serve as an engineer or gunner for the ship, but I'd like to limit it to just that.

Here's the link to the description:
http://www.13mann.com/index.php/en/traveller-starter-set

And here's the link to the rules under playtest:
http://www.13mann.com/index.php/en/traveller-starter-set/downloads

We're be posting in the non-adult section, so there won't be any kind of in depth sexual content, though there will be combat and perhaps some romance (if players want it).

Feel free to ask questions and respond here!

Thanks!

Oh, and besides the character template options in the rules, I've also found a Naval career template and an Upper Class career template that are available on the discussion boards on the 13Mann site.
« Last Edit: March 28, 2016, 06:06:39 PM by bigwad73 »

Offline bigwad73Topic starter

Traveller
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2016, 06:05:45 PM »
Mongoose just released a new version of Traveller (sort of an update, really, pretty much the same ruleset.) 

If you are interested in either a one on one or small group (3-4 people) adventure, respond here!  For now, let's assume it's non-adult, and set in the Spinward Marches well prior to the Fifth Frontier War (if either of those mean anything to you, you get bonus karma points!).

Offline Riveda

Re: Traveller
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2016, 12:07:53 AM »
Severe Traveller grognard here. Are we talking about a free trader campaign, or what?

Offline bigwad73Topic starter

Re: Traveller
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2016, 12:11:27 AM »
Severe Traveller grognard here. Are we talking about a free trader campaign, or what?
 
You're the first responder!  I'm not sure!  If it's just you, maybe so, and you could generate a couple of characters (a ship captain and the first officer?) and then get to travelling and trading.

Offline Riveda

Re: Traveller
« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2016, 12:15:42 AM »
If it's just me, a retired scout with a Type S ship might be a better fit—or a dilettante with a yacht.

Offline bigwad73Topic starter

Re: Traveller
« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2016, 12:21:10 AM »
If it's just me, a retired scout with a Type S ship might be a better fit—or a dilettante with a yacht.

Those are good choices too.  Maybe a noble (and a traveling troubleshooter for a subsector duke)?

You had seen Mongoose's new release, right?  It's here:  http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/171643/Traveller-Core-Rulebook?src=slider_view
« Last Edit: March 29, 2016, 12:22:39 AM by bigwad73 »

Offline Riveda

Re: Traveller
« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2016, 12:24:06 AM »
Or a remittance man who somehow always stumbles upon Dark Doings everywhere he goes…

Offline bigwad73Topic starter

Re: Traveller
« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2016, 12:28:01 AM »
Ah, the fate of a third son, or a bastard child.  He might need a good valet, a la Alfred or Jarvis.

Offline Riveda

Re: Traveller
« Reply #8 on: March 29, 2016, 12:42:54 AM »
Ah, the fate of a third son, or a bastard child.  He might need a good valet, a la Alfred or Jarvis.
Indeed.

Offline Riveda

Re: Traveller
« Reply #9 on: March 29, 2016, 01:07:07 AM »
Rolled my character's stats.

Yowza.

BertieWooster: repeat 6 2d6 → 3; 12; 12; 3; 10; 6(1 +2);(6 +6);(6 +6);(2 +1);(4 +6);(3 +3)

EDIT: completely rolled-up character is here; all dice were rolled using rolz.org and are logged here.
« Last Edit: March 29, 2016, 03:37:56 AM by Riveda »

Offline wander

Re: Traveller
« Reply #10 on: March 29, 2016, 05:30:50 PM »
Keeping an eye on this, I don't own the new Mongoose Traveller, but I love the first edition of Mongoose Trav (and have a whole load of the supplement books) and would love to roll some bones again with the game.

Offline bigwad73Topic starter

Re: Traveller
« Reply #11 on: March 30, 2016, 09:58:07 AM »
Riveda:  Why don't you roll up a bodyguard for your noble?  Maybe a soldier, marine, or law enforcer with a couple of terms in?

Wander:  PM-ing you.

Offline Ramblin Man

Re: Traveller
« Reply #12 on: March 31, 2016, 11:55:05 AM »
Can I ask about this? What it is and if you're still looking? Is it a system game? I've never done anything like that before though...

Offline bigwad73Topic starter

Re: Traveller
« Reply #13 on: March 31, 2016, 01:16:10 PM »
Traveller is a science fiction role-playing game (tabletop). Feel free to Google it.  😀

Everyone would play a character and either be in several single player games, or one big game.  The setting would be at the edge of a large empire that is fairly benevolent, at least compared to the Empire in Star Wars.

It's got an interesting character development system--you roll for his or her background, including the job history and any special events in their past.

If you are interested, I can work with you to build a character or two.

Offline Voidknight

Re: Traveller
« Reply #14 on: March 31, 2016, 01:45:19 PM »
Massive traveller fan, have a bunch of first ed books but more recent poverty just means I have the first edition of mongoose and the High Guard book. Would love to play in a game in general, but have no strong thoughts on a character just yet!

Offline bigwad73Topic starter

Re: Traveller
« Reply #15 on: March 31, 2016, 02:10:14 PM »
Okay!  Interest is picking up!  Only really have one character so far, a noble.  Everything is still open.

Offline Voidknight

Re: Traveller
« Reply #16 on: March 31, 2016, 02:13:02 PM »
Perhaps a pureblood solomani pilot uninterested with the party agenda? What era are you thinking?

Offline bigwad73Topic starter

Re: Traveller
« Reply #17 on: March 31, 2016, 02:20:53 PM »
1105ish, Spinward Marches.  Would a Sword Worlder be an acceptable substitute?

Offline Voidknight

Re: Traveller
« Reply #18 on: March 31, 2016, 02:25:22 PM »
Sure, I'm not overly attached to the concept! Thinking it might be interesting to actually play Zhodani now I think on it, very alien mindset with the whole lying and control is okay thing.

Offline bigwad73Topic starter

Re: Traveller
« Reply #19 on: March 31, 2016, 02:29:29 PM »
*hopes you don't notice the imperial security bureau agents following you around*

*readies the liquid hydrogen boarding implements*
« Last Edit: March 31, 2016, 02:30:52 PM by bigwad73 »

Offline Voidknight

Re: Traveller
« Reply #20 on: March 31, 2016, 02:30:47 PM »
*Doesn't understand why they're hiding. Offers to disclose their current plans and motivations*

Offline Riveda

Re: Traveller
« Reply #21 on: March 31, 2016, 04:54:29 PM »
Riveda:  Why don't you roll up a bodyguard for your noble?  Maybe a soldier, marine, or law enforcer with a couple of terms in?

Meet Hal Gordon, ex-law enforcer, ex-colonist. I figure when he lost an eye in the line of duty, even though they paid to grow him a new one, he decided to do something less hazardous like colonizing an undeveloped world; after a couple of terms of that, though, he got footloose and signed on with Lord Nigel's traveling madhouse retinue. His Ally is Lord Nigel's Rival, so maybe he's spying on Lord Nigel secretly…

Offline Voidknight

Re: Traveller
« Reply #22 on: April 02, 2016, 07:39:37 PM »
I have to confess at this point, turns out I lack the rules books for making a Zhodani, wanting me to rethink the concept or...?
Also as a curiosity, how will generation go, you'll have to bear with me here, despite having been a member for too long, not actually made a character here before!

Offline AnnieSatin

Re: Traveller
« Reply #23 on: April 02, 2016, 09:54:00 PM »
I would be interested in working with someone to make a character for the game as well. I've never played traveler but I've done table tops before in general.

Offline bigwad73Topic starter

Re: Traveller
« Reply #24 on: April 02, 2016, 11:37:04 PM »
I'm a bit busy tomorrow, but I will work with everyone interested to make a character.