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by OddjobXL
Sun Mar 11, 2012 10:40 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: [Mass Effect] I figure, Traveller's gotta fit, right?
Replies: 5
Views: 944

Re: [Mass Effect] I figure, Traveller's gotta fit, right?

I think that's probably the best bet for Traveller. Borrow the grand scope, theatrical flair and narrative style of Mass Effect but retool it to fit the system. The problem with highly structured campaigns remains, the tendency for players to want to buck off in their own directions and bust up any ...
by OddjobXL
Sat Mar 10, 2012 12:49 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: [Mass Effect] I figure, Traveller's gotta fit, right?
Replies: 5
Views: 944

Re: [Mass Effect] I figure, Traveller's gotta fit, right?

Some factors to consider would include how you'll handle unconventional abilities (tech and biotic) and aliens. For the most part friendly aliens seem not very alien, short of the Hanar perhaps, and essentially humans with some quirks and traits however different they may look. Two products I might ...
by OddjobXL
Wed Mar 07, 2012 1:08 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Solo Traveller - What do You Want?
Replies: 62
Views: 14698

Re: Solo Traveller - What do You Want?

Another way to think of it might be to see the Mythic, suggestive/evocative, freeform approach as the connective narrative tissue for more concrete systems that structure conflict at decision points. That's a good question "how do you balance opposition but still make conflict varied"? A bunch of sh...
by OddjobXL
Tue Mar 06, 2012 1:54 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Solo Traveller - What do You Want?
Replies: 62
Views: 14698

Re: Solo Traveller - What do You Want?

I'm of a different school of thought. I look to products like the Mythic Game Master Emulator and see a flexible structure that leverages the single most powerful attribute of tabletop RPGs: the imagination of those present. We're talking about a system that basically answers yes and no questions li...
by OddjobXL
Tue Mar 06, 2012 12:09 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Campaign Guide now on PDF
Replies: 82
Views: 13394

Re: Campaign Guide now on PDF

I have to say there is quite a bit of content that's useful, in its own way, for a GM and some thoughts about how to structure the flow of a campaign that may be old hat for Traveller vets but are good ideas for new GMs. The fundamental problem for me is described in this quote. And it does pain me ...
by OddjobXL
Fri Mar 02, 2012 2:49 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: New to Traveller
Replies: 42
Views: 4532

Re: New to Traveller

Scoundrel is probably the single most useful book aside from the Core for a Firefly style campaign. While the Serenity was a smuggling ship, and did some lawful trade when they could come by it, most of the adventures revolved around the action, and interesting characters/dialogue, stemming from var...
by OddjobXL
Fri Mar 02, 2012 1:01 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: [Gypsy Knights Games] GMs Day Sale March 1-7
Replies: 8
Views: 1089

Re: [Gypsy Knights Games] GMs Day Sale March 1-7

Thanks for the compliment. I may be uneasy about the prospect of my skills as a GM but back in the day I was always one of the best roleplayers in my groups. It'd been many years since I'd had a chance to flex my muscles in a live RP situation. Online, as cool as it can be with good folks, is not th...
by OddjobXL
Thu Mar 01, 2012 1:28 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: [Gypsy Knights Games] GMs Day Sale March 1-7
Replies: 8
Views: 1089

Re: [Gypsy Knights Games] GMs Day Sale March 1-7

Hey, this is Brian from Mysticon. I told ya I post here. That was some mighty fine GMing. Had a ball roaming about Cascadia with the other players. I'm more sure than ever that Traveller will be the perfect RPG for me to cut my teeth running and Cascadia, a fully fleshed out subsector, is a colorful...
by OddjobXL
Sat Feb 11, 2012 1:33 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Campaign Guide - It Is HERE!!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 1270

Re: Campaign Guide - It Is HERE!!!!

Excellent news!
by OddjobXL
Wed Jan 25, 2012 6:34 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Traveller With & Without Miniatures
Replies: 11
Views: 1491

Re: Traveller With & Without Miniatures

Maybe we can stage an intervention? Form a 12-step group?
by OddjobXL
Wed Jan 25, 2012 4:21 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Book X and Supplement X - Comments Wanted!
Replies: 69
Views: 5604

Re: Book X and Supplement X - Comments Wanted!

They're actually more than that. I picked up Behind The Claw and it's very useful as a supplement to Mongoose Spinward Marches because you can just take a quick eyeballing of a sector and immediately get a useful handle on what, and who, is there without having to invent it all yourself. But there's...
by OddjobXL
Wed Jan 25, 2012 4:18 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Traveller With & Without Miniatures
Replies: 11
Views: 1491

Re: Traveller With & Without Miniatures

Kids these days. No imagination. :D

But with the coming 5th Edition of D&D we might see WotC getting away from RPG as minis marketing tool. That can only help.
by OddjobXL
Tue Jan 17, 2012 5:55 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Book X and Supplement X - Comments Wanted!
Replies: 69
Views: 5604

Re: Book X and Supplement X - Comments Wanted!

I'd say combine a new version of Scouts with Scientists. There's just so much potential overlap there. Get scouts away from the whole espionage thing, we've got spies for that, and back into actual exploration, surveying, experimenting and so on. The "adventuring" scientist is probably more like Ind...
by OddjobXL
Tue Jan 17, 2012 5:41 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Second Edition - Comments Wanted!
Replies: 101
Views: 13206

Re: Second Edition - Comments Wanted!

You've certainly hit the three titles I'd most like to see new editions of and addressed the content improvements I'd want to see. Heck, can we just set up direct deposits so I can just get this stuff when you publish it?

I kid.

A little.
by OddjobXL
Wed Dec 07, 2011 10:09 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: FTL: A Game About Managing A Spaceship
Replies: 0
Views: 931

FTL: A Game About Managing A Spaceship

Not exactly Traveller but looks like it's right up our alley here. And hey, this ship kinda has a passing resemblance to a Beowulf Freetrader doesn't it?!

http://www.pcgamer.com/preview/ftl-a-ga ... te-galaxy/
by OddjobXL
Fri Dec 02, 2011 1:09 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Campaign Guide Preview
Replies: 18
Views: 2631

Re: Campaign Guide Preview

Made my day!
by OddjobXL
Tue Nov 29, 2011 6:23 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: News on New Traveller Books!
Replies: 35
Views: 5875

Re: News on New Traveller Books!

Both sound very good indeed! Still itching for the Campaign Guide. And twitching. Just a little. Pretend you don't notice.
by OddjobXL
Mon Nov 21, 2011 3:02 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Mongoose Alien Module 4 - Zhodani
Replies: 93
Views: 7397

Re: Mongoose Alien Module 4 - Zhodani

I still really don't know what to make of them. Soviet style party control, eastern caste-based exoticism, the penultimate Star Trek Federation run entirely by benevolent mind-melded Vulcans? The art with the goofy Carnac turbans really doesn't help either. The whole race just feels cobbled together...
by OddjobXL
Thu Nov 17, 2011 2:59 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Best Mongoose Traveller Product
Replies: 21
Views: 2603

Re: Best Mongoose Traveller Product

msprange wrote:Fairly predictable results, I think - though when the Campaign Guide and Vehicle Handbook both turn up (very soon now!), they may upset the cart :)
Really need that Campaign Guide. That and the Core are the twin suns around which everything else will revolve!
by OddjobXL
Mon Nov 14, 2011 3:20 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Spinward Encounters
Replies: 29
Views: 3384

Re: Spinward Encounters

So when's the sequel coming out?