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Traveller Companion Chargen Question

Postby JRoss » Thu Jul 02, 2020 4:54 am

Finally broke down and bought the Traveller Companion. Glad that I did. I really like the alternate Chargen methods. One question, though.

For the section on Page 21, under the Careers heading of Finalising the Traveller, there are three options. The first two options I get. They offer good mechanical bonuses.

What I don't get is the third option, the one to end your career at rank 4 instead of rank 2. It specifically states that it gives you no new skills. So what's the benefit? Thanks.
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Re: Traveller Companion Chargen Question

Postby M J Dougherty » Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:49 am

Higher rank opens doors for the Traveller, impresses people, creates roleplaying opportunities for those who wanted to have a more senior background.
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Re: Traveller Companion Chargen Question

Postby Annatar Giftbringer » Thu Jul 02, 2020 11:17 am

M J Dougherty wrote:
Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:49 am
Higher rank opens doors for the Traveller, impresses people, creates roleplaying opportunities for those who wanted to have a more senior background.
Aye, the subtle difference between having been second backup pilot on a cruiser or commanding officer of said ship.
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Re: Traveller Companion Chargen Question

Postby JRoss » Thu Jul 02, 2020 2:33 pm

Thank you, Michael and Annatar. That is in line with what I thought, but it is good to get confirmation.

Michael, I really like the book. Chargen is somuch easier. Oh, the new characteristics are all very interesting.
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Re: Traveller Companion Chargen Question

Postby M J Dougherty » Thu Jul 02, 2020 3:35 pm

It's amazing how often people want me to be a Michael. I'm actually a Martin.
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Re: Traveller Companion Chargen Question

Postby Annatar Giftbringer » Thu Jul 02, 2020 3:39 pm

I am a Michael, so imagine my surprise when I thought I was referred to by real name rather than the made-up one - until I read the whole post :)
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Re: Traveller Companion Chargen Question

Postby JRoss » Thu Jul 02, 2020 6:21 pm

M J Dougherty wrote:
Thu Jul 02, 2020 3:35 pm
It's amazing how often people want me to be a Michael. I'm actually a Martin.
Oh. Yeah, I don't know why I wrote that. I KNOW your name is Martin. Sorry.
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Re: Traveller Companion Chargen Question

Postby M J Dougherty » Fri Jul 03, 2020 8:01 am

It's because you secretly want me to be a Michael. Many people do.
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Re: Traveller Companion Chargen Question

Postby Old School » Fri Jul 03, 2020 1:13 pm

While we have Michael/Martin here with us, I’d like to add that I finished his “Shadow of the Storm: A Story of the Solomani Rim” last night. Enjoyable Traveller fiction. Highly recommend.

https://www.amazon.com/Shadow-Storm-Sto ... oks&sr=1-1
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Re: Traveller Companion Chargen Question

Postby NOLATrav » Fri Jul 03, 2020 3:35 pm

And also can I say this tome is quite wonderful...

https://www.amazon.com/Small-Visual-Enc ... 1907446982

We're lucky to have you, Martin. Cheers

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