What Traveller Setting are You Most Excited About

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What Traveller Setting are You Most Excited About

OTU
39
46%
Starship Troopers
6
7%
Strontium Dog
10
12%
Judge Dredd
3
4%
Travellon 5 (ported over Babylon 5)
6
7%
A pre-published setting with rules ported over
2
2%
Homebrew
11
13%
Other
7
8%
 
Total votes: 84
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What Traveller Setting are You Most Excited About

Postby dmccoy1693 » Tue Apr 22, 2008 8:53 pm

With Traveller being released soon, I'd like to hear what kind of setting you'd like to play with the game
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Postby rust » Tue Apr 22, 2008 9:23 pm

My good old Pharos IV water world colony setting, now almost 80 game-
time years old, and still doing quite well ... :D
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Postby Jame Rowe » Tue Apr 22, 2008 10:14 pm

OTU gets my actual vote. My preferences are OTU, homebrew and "other."
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Postby -Daniel- » Tue Apr 22, 2008 10:43 pm

Jame Rowe wrote:OTU gets my actual vote. My preferences are OTU, homebrew and "other."
I agree, given only one vote I went with OTU. But in my plans I like OTU and Homebrew both.

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Postby TrippyHippy » Tue Apr 22, 2008 11:19 pm

What I will probably run is a homebrew, making use of whatever material I get from any source.

What I'm excited about, however, are all the alternative settings - particularly the 2000AD titles. These were written in about the same era as original Traveller (late 70s/early 80s) and so capture some of the spirit of the game in an indirect way. Moreover, they ought to push the boundries a little more, with the expectations of what the Traveller game can actually do.

At the moment, too many gamers have a fixed idea about what Traveller is, as a setting, when in fact the rule-set should be adaptable towards any type of sci-fi.
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Postby Dyrewulf » Wed Apr 23, 2008 12:10 am

My playtesters and I are planning on creating a completely new setting. We have played many games using the traveller rules over the years.
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Postby Emperor Herdan » Wed Apr 23, 2008 12:27 am

dafrca wrote:
Jame Rowe wrote:OTU gets my actual vote. My preferences are OTU, homebrew and "other."
I agree, given only one vote I went with OTU. But in my plans I like OTU and Homebrew both.

Daniel
Aye, well with my one vote I went for Other.

I'll shamessly beg,borrow (and the occasional brazen heist) from other sources as I see fit. OTU based, but with a few IMTU twists and turns...

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Postby Klaus Kipling » Wed Apr 23, 2008 12:37 am

I voted Strontium Dog. I tried to make my own SD rpg back when I was 9 and had just discovered ADnD.

But of course the OTU is on the list. My version feels like Stronty Dog anyhow. Be nice to have some fun, game driving bounty hunter rules, though.
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Strontium Dog?

Postby towerwarlock » Wed Apr 23, 2008 3:03 am

I have never heard of Strontium Dog. As for myself, I prefer Starship Troopers, but the original Robert Heinlen Book not the malfed up movies, although the TV cartoon was not too bad.
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Re: Strontium Dog?

Postby Sturn » Wed Apr 23, 2008 3:09 am

towerwarlock wrote:As for myself, I prefer Starship Troopers, but the original Robert Heinlen Book not the malfed up movies.....
I completely agree, the book is a classic, the movie just made my laugh then cry thinking what COULD have been done. Where the hell was the "battledress" the book was centered upon!
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Postby Golan2072 » Wed Apr 23, 2008 6:49 am

I will probably run a homebrew (though I haven't begun to build my new ATU yet); the alternative would be to run OTU's TNE:1248, which I like as well.
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Re: Strontium Dog?

Postby Tathlum » Wed Apr 23, 2008 8:13 am

Sturn wrote:Where the hell was the "battledress" the book was centered upon!
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Re: Strontium Dog?

Postby Gruffty the Hiver » Wed Apr 23, 2008 8:38 am

Tathlum wrote:
Sturn wrote:Where the hell was the "battledress" the book was centered upon!
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Re: Strontium Dog?

Postby TrippyHippy » Wed Apr 23, 2008 12:50 pm

towerwarlock wrote:I have never heard of Strontium Dog. As for myself, I prefer Starship Troopers, but the original Robert Heinlen Book not the malfed up movies, although the TV cartoon was not too bad.
Without starting an argument, I have always thought that the movie was a great satire on gung-ho militarism, which was highly prescient when you consider what has happened in international politics in the decade that followed it's release in 1998. It was very funny too.

The book, well, I know it's considered a seminal sci-fi novel, but I do think some of the politics it espoused deserved to be lampooned in such an irreverant way (as the movie did).

The cartoon, was just a cartoon though.

I voted for Judge Dredd, by the way.
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Postby broken serenity » Wed Apr 23, 2008 2:09 pm

im planning to homebrew either a battlestar galactica or firefly style setting eventually, but of the ones listed im not sure i can make my mind up atm coz im unfamiliar with the OTU and although judge dredd and strontium dog sound cool i'll have to wait till the setting books turn up before i'll decide on either, travellon 5 sounds cool though :)
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Postby dmccoy1693 » Wed Apr 23, 2008 2:14 pm

I voted homebrew. I preordered the Spinward Marches book, but I plan to run a rebellion based homebrew. I might take the traveller aliens and totally reimagine them or I might just come up with new ones (definitely stealing Star Trek's Gorn and removing Roddenberry's finger prints).
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Postby Shane_Mclean » Wed Apr 23, 2008 4:45 pm

Hi folks,

I've voted OTU, because I hope to see the 1200 Traveller New Era setting redone sometime in the future (in the meantime I'll have to work on it myself), or 1248.

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Hmm. . . .

Postby towerwarlock » Wed Apr 23, 2008 4:53 pm

Here is a thought, a traveller universe based off of the various minis at www.Alphaforge.com such as the Hydrissians, Maphalians, and such. Their HADES Battlearmour would make some wicked Battledress. :twisted:
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Postby AKAramis » Thu Apr 24, 2008 6:44 am

I'm most likely to run Judge Dredd.
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Re: Strontium Dog?

Postby rust » Thu Apr 24, 2008 9:32 am

TrippyHippy wrote: Without starting an argument, I have always thought that the movie was a great satire on gung-ho militarism, which was highly prescient when you consider what has happened in international politics in the decade that followed it's release in 1998. It was very funny too.
Paul Verhoeven, the director of Starship Troopers, served with the Dutch
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marines. He produced Starship Troopers more or less as a satire both
on militarism and on military propaganda.

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