What's Traveller5 like?

Discuss the Traveller RPG and its many settings
Moppy
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Re: What's Traveller5 like?

Postby Moppy » Fri May 24, 2019 11:09 pm

I wouldn't say that many early illustrators didn't take RPG art seriously. I believe it's more a case that the style of art was new, and the artists had to develop it.

It might have crossed over into printing technology.

Have a look at old sci-fi/fantasy book covers (original editions) and magazines like Weird Tales or Amazing Stories. The style was very different and color quality was poor, and artists would not have had the art and movies of today to take inspiration from - in those days you could write about "indescribable horrors" and get away with it, like every Lovecraft book. That wouldn't work today. The things we would recognise as "fantasy art" start around the 70s with artists like Vallejo and evolved in parallel with D&D.

edit: My artist friend tells me there was a Frazetta book from the late 60s that started off the whole fantasy art genre in the 70s.
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Re: What's Traveller5 like?

Postby ShawnDriscoll » Sat May 25, 2019 5:07 am

Gamerguy wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 10:02 pm
Ok, let’s say 5.10 is cool. It needs support material. The background of the game needs supplements.
And they would all need to be cool as well. So far, it's just TAS that has the cool Traveller support books.
Moppy wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 11:09 pm
My artist friend tells me there was a Frazetta book from the late 60s that started off the whole fantasy art genre in the 70s.
These books:
https://www.bing.com/images/search?q=Fr ... E1861E3802
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Re: What's Traveller5 like?

Postby Condottiere » Sat May 25, 2019 8:01 pm

Marvel's Savage Sword of Conan may predate Dungeons and Dragons.

The Seventies was also the breakout of independent comic publishers.
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Re: What's Traveller5 like?

Postby Reynard » Sun May 26, 2019 1:26 am

I still have many of the Conan comics and graphic novels from Marvel when they were originally published in the 70s. Those graphic definitely predated D&D.
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Re: What's Traveller5 like?

Postby ShawnDriscoll » Sun May 26, 2019 3:18 am

Reynard wrote:
Sun May 26, 2019 1:26 am
I still have many of the Conan comics and graphic novels from Marvel when they were originally published in the 70s. Those graphic definitely predated D&D.
Barry Windsor-Smith was a god. Maybe still is.
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Re: What's Traveller5 like?

Postby TrippyHippy » Fri May 31, 2019 8:51 pm

ShawnDriscoll wrote:
Thu May 23, 2019 8:39 am
Condottiere wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 11:11 pm
Pretty pictures attracts nubes
D&D is played by nubes then.
D&D has pretty pictures, intuitive rules and a bunch of different settings to choose from. It's played by the majority of gamers.
Outtasight!
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Re: What's Traveller5 like?

Postby Reynard » Fri May 31, 2019 10:21 pm

Going to the officially sanctioned weekly games for many years, I hear all the ranting and moaning by the players. Lame rules, not enough rules, too many rules, not my awesome homebrew rules. I've been involved with RPGs for decades. Heard and seen it all. Seriously, no game is ever good enough.

Love the one your with.
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Re: What's Traveller5 like?

Postby Sigtrygg » Sun Jun 02, 2019 12:05 pm

Over a thousand backers now, with a few days still to go.

The T cards and ship crew cards are an interesting development. Lots of retail potential in collectable equipment cards and the like...

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