[Gypsy Knights Games] Career Track 1: Medic

Discuss the Traveller RPG and its many settings
User avatar
Gypsy Knights Games
Greater Spotted Mongoose
Posts: 1136
Joined: Mon Feb 28, 2011 7:26 pm
Location: Ringgold, GA

[Gypsy Knights Games] Career Track 1: Medic

Postby Gypsy Knights Games » Tue Mar 08, 2011 3:52 am

Is there a doctor in the house? In the starship?

Travellers get hurt. Travellers get sick. Will there be someone to help them get through it all?

Now there can be with a new career chart to make three different types of doctors: Private Physicians, Ship's Doctors, and Emergency Medical Technicians.

And for just $0.99. Available at DriveThru RPG.

Look for more in the Career Track line from Gypsy Knights Games.

"Traveller" and the Traveller logo are Trademarks owned by Far Future Enterprises, Inc. and are used by permission. The Traveller Main Rulebook is available from Mongoose Publishing.
John Watts
Independence Games

Home of Clement Sector, Earth Sector, and Action Movie Physics.

Our website.
nats
Lesser Spotted Mongoose
Posts: 444
Joined: Sun Sep 27, 2009 5:34 pm
Location: Pocklington, East Riding of Yorkshire

Postby nats » Wed Mar 09, 2011 2:58 pm

Who on earth would want to play a medic in Traveller? No guns, healing people all the time, keeping at the back every fight, making nothing but wise cracks like "Im a doctor not a magician". No fear. What happend to interesting careers like colonists, bounty hunters, assassins, smugglers/blockade runners, moisture farmers, alien vets/zoologists, salvage collectors, starship rescue technicians, tomb raiders, detectives, etc etc. Most of these have not seen any or much development in Traveller to date. If you want anything done you have to do it yourself....
6A6AB9, Citizen(Corporate), 8th Term, Rank 3, Cr Enough
Trade(Architecture)3, Art(3d Illustration)2, Computers2, Admin2, Leader1, Drive(Wheeled)1, Advocate1, Art(Painting)1, Flyer0
Comm(TL7), Computer(TL8), Binoculars(TL6), Tent(TL7), Ground Car(TL7)
phavoc
Cosmic Mongoose
Posts: 4921
Joined: Tue Nov 04, 2008 6:13 pm

Postby phavoc » Wed Mar 09, 2011 3:29 pm

Personally I'm waiting for combat cook. Nothing like scrambling eggs and picking off annoying aerial targets in the morning with a shoulder-launched SAM.

:)

But I can see some interest in this. You may not run it as a PC, but its still useful background info as an NPC. Besides, maybe you'll need to lure some girls into your gaming group and you can tell them they can play a nurse!

(ducking for cover...)
User avatar
DFW
Cosmic Mongoose
Posts: 2956
Joined: Mon Jun 07, 2010 7:24 pm

Postby DFW » Wed Mar 09, 2011 3:32 pm

nats wrote:Who on earth would want to play a medic in Traveller?
About the only thing I could see would be a combat medic. Maybe.
rust
Chief Mongoose
Posts: 5941
Joined: Sun Feb 17, 2008 10:17 pm
Location: Sonthofen / Germany

Postby rust » Wed Mar 09, 2011 4:01 pm

nats wrote:Who on earth would want to play a medic in Traveller?
Well, in the real world combat medics have the highest percentage of
losses of all military branches, making combat medic the most dange-
rous job in the world ... :wink:
User avatar
barnest2
Greater Spotted Mongoose
Posts: 1104
Joined: Thu May 28, 2009 9:38 am
Location: Northern England

Postby barnest2 » Wed Mar 09, 2011 4:02 pm

rust wrote:
nats wrote:Who on earth would want to play a medic in Traveller?
Well, in the real world combat medics have the highest percentage of
losses of all military branches, making combat medic the most dange-
rous job in the world ... :wink:
yeah but thats combat medic rather than just paramedic or something...
rust
Chief Mongoose
Posts: 5941
Joined: Sun Feb 17, 2008 10:17 pm
Location: Sonthofen / Germany

Postby rust » Wed Mar 09, 2011 4:12 pm

barnest2 wrote: yeah but thats combat medic rather than just paramedic or something...
True, although I would not find it difficult to write a couple of adventures
for a more normal paramedic, too.

In my view the problem would be the same with any other specialist, an
engineer or a shuttle pilot or a scientist can be just as boring as a medic
if they are judged only by their opportunities to use their core professio-
nal skills.
User avatar
far-trader
Greater Spotted Mongoose
Posts: 1159
Joined: Sun Sep 02, 2007 1:15 am

Postby far-trader » Wed Mar 09, 2011 4:28 pm

DFW, nats and phavoc, you seem to have forgotten your "JK"s and <sarcasm> notes. At least I hope you're not so unimaginative and chauvinistic.

I'm playing a Doctor in a PBP right now and so far it's great. The coincidence of this supplement is interesting but I'm debating the value since I've already done the char-gen (HG) and really found little or nothing lacking. Even the Core rules seem complete enough. I need to poke around the preview of this supplement and see if there is more utility to it before I'd be interested.

...but then I don't really get the need for a lot (or all) of the char-gen supplements and expansions.

I know you were joking about the Combat Cook supplement (shades of Segal ;) ), but seriously, it could be done with Core and be great fun. Ditto any of the other many char-gen supplements I've seen. I see value in them in firing the imagination for those who maybe never considered developing their basic character through role-playing or out of character skill choices. Players, probably new to the game, who think (wrongly) that if it is not listed in a book then it can't be done.

...colonists, bounty hunters, assassins, smugglers/blockade runners, moisture farmers, alien vets/zoologists, salvage collectors, starship rescue technicians, tomb raiders, detectives, etc etc. are all easily doable with Core imo. They are mostly names for what one does with certain skill sets. Do you really need a book to tell you that? Or guide you in creating one by choosing the right skills if that is what you want?

Now that I've got the publishers of many such burning to tear me a new one for suggesting their work isn't needed, I'm not. As mentioned it is a boon for neophytes who might not realize they can do it. And those who don't have the prep time to lay the groundwork. And if you include additional utility in it for the rest then you expand your market and usefulness.

Anyway, for a Medic (or any character) to work in a game takes only two things; a willing imaginative player, and a willing imaginative referee. And without both of those it simply won't work no matter how brilliant the rules or supplements :)

My next PC is gonna be a Lion Tamer...

;) JK, but it could be done, with Core, so no I don't need or will wait with gleeful anticipation for "Career Book 117 - Lion Tamer"
Dan "far-trader" Burns

Original material in this post may be employed for personal non-profit use with the origin noted. Any other use is subject to permission from the author. Contact me through the private message feature of this board.
User avatar
DFW
Cosmic Mongoose
Posts: 2956
Joined: Mon Jun 07, 2010 7:24 pm

Postby DFW » Wed Mar 09, 2011 4:58 pm

far-trader wrote:DFW, nats and phavoc, you seem to have forgotten your "JK"s and <sarcasm> notes. At least I hope you're not so unimaginative and chauvinistic.
CHAUVINISM: an attitude of superiority toward members of the opposite sex;

Ya just jumped the shark there buddy. Maybe more coffee?
User avatar
barnest2
Greater Spotted Mongoose
Posts: 1104
Joined: Thu May 28, 2009 9:38 am
Location: Northern England

Postby barnest2 » Wed Mar 09, 2011 5:12 pm

far-trader wrote:
My next PC is gonna be a Lion Tamer...
I cannot wait to see your write-up for lieutenant bloggs, lion-tamer, and why he would be needed aboard ship :D

I hope I count as one of these willing and imaginative referee's :D
User avatar
far-trader
Greater Spotted Mongoose
Posts: 1159
Joined: Sun Sep 02, 2007 1:15 am

Postby far-trader » Wed Mar 09, 2011 5:16 pm

DFW wrote:
far-trader wrote:DFW, nats and phavoc, you seem to have forgotten your "JK"s and <sarcasm> notes. At least I hope you're not so unimaginative and chauvinistic.
CHAUVINISM: an attitude of superiority toward members of the opposite sex;
Yeah?
phavoc wrote:...Besides, maybe you'll need to lure some girls into your gaming group and you can tell them they can play a nurse!
Besides; CHAUVINISM: Prejudiced belief in the superiority of one's own gender, group, or kind.

I has a dictionary too :P Chauvinism is not just the (more properly termed) Gender Chauvinism you picked to define for your ill considered reply. And yes all three of you exhibit a lack of imagination and/or chauvinism in your replies above if you weren't engaged in humour.
DFW wrote:Ya just jumped the shark there buddy. Maybe more coffee?
LOL, caffeine levels fine here buddy, and no sharks this far inland. You just mind the ones you keep jumping don't take a bite out of you...
Dan "far-trader" Burns

Original material in this post may be employed for personal non-profit use with the origin noted. Any other use is subject to permission from the author. Contact me through the private message feature of this board.
User avatar
DFW
Cosmic Mongoose
Posts: 2956
Joined: Mon Jun 07, 2010 7:24 pm

Postby DFW » Wed Mar 09, 2011 5:17 pm

far-trader wrote:
DFW wrote:
far-trader wrote:DFW, nats and phavoc, you seem to have forgotten your "JK"s and <sarcasm> notes. At least I hope you're not so unimaginative and chauvinistic.
CHAUVINISM: an attitude of superiority toward members of the opposite sex;
Yeah?
I suggest no more decaf. ;)
User avatar
far-trader
Greater Spotted Mongoose
Posts: 1159
Joined: Sun Sep 02, 2007 1:15 am

Postby far-trader » Wed Mar 09, 2011 5:18 pm

barnest2 wrote:
far-trader wrote:
My next PC is gonna be a Lion Tamer...
I cannot wait to see your write-up for lieutenant bloggs, lion-tamer, and why he would be needed aboard ship :D
Well who else is gonna keep the Enemy Border Repelling Lions in top form? Marines ain't got nothing on my unit!

;) (no, that's just silly... )
barnest2 wrote:I hope I count as one of these willing and imaginative referee's :D
I thought I was clear about that? In a word, yes!
Dan "far-trader" Burns

Original material in this post may be employed for personal non-profit use with the origin noted. Any other use is subject to permission from the author. Contact me through the private message feature of this board.
Fovean
Mongoose
Posts: 134
Joined: Mon Dec 14, 2009 4:15 am
Location: NOLA

Postby Fovean » Wed Mar 09, 2011 5:21 pm

I've been having great fun with Spica's Career Books, especially the 'behind-the-scenes' careers like Cosmonaut, Space Patrol and Port Authority. While they could be created with Core and some minor tweaks, the expanded and specific events and bennies tables are really nice and save a lot of work. And the fact that these careers 'exist' adds color to a campaign where before there may not have been as much.

I say kudos to Gypsy Knights - the more the merrier!
AndrewW
Cosmic Mongoose
Posts: 4392
Joined: Fri Dec 19, 2008 11:57 pm

Postby AndrewW » Wed Mar 09, 2011 5:25 pm

barnest2 wrote:I cannot wait to see your write-up for lieutenant bloggs, lion-tamer, and why he would be needed aboard ship :D
Might find one aboard the Big Top ship...
User avatar
barnest2
Greater Spotted Mongoose
Posts: 1104
Joined: Thu May 28, 2009 9:38 am
Location: Northern England

Postby barnest2 » Wed Mar 09, 2011 5:29 pm

... :P....
HMSS Big Top, the only circus ship run by the Royal Navy...
I may stat this :o
User avatar
DFW
Cosmic Mongoose
Posts: 2956
Joined: Mon Jun 07, 2010 7:24 pm

Postby DFW » Wed Mar 09, 2011 5:40 pm

barnest2 wrote:... :P....
HMSS Big Top, the only circus ship run by the Royal Navy...
I may stat this :o
These are the voyages of the Star ship Big Top. Its mission ; to.. :D
AndrewW
Cosmic Mongoose
Posts: 4392
Joined: Fri Dec 19, 2008 11:57 pm

Postby AndrewW » Wed Mar 09, 2011 6:32 pm

DFW wrote:These are the voyages of the Star ship Big Top. Its mission ; to.. :D
seek out and tame lions.
User avatar
DFW
Cosmic Mongoose
Posts: 2956
Joined: Mon Jun 07, 2010 7:24 pm

Postby DFW » Wed Mar 09, 2011 6:40 pm

AndrewW wrote:
DFW wrote:These are the voyages of the Star ship Big Top. Its mission ; to.. :D
seek out and tame lions.
Just hope is doesn't think the Aslan are lions. :shock:
AndrewW
Cosmic Mongoose
Posts: 4392
Joined: Fri Dec 19, 2008 11:57 pm

Postby AndrewW » Wed Mar 09, 2011 7:06 pm

DFW wrote:
AndrewW wrote:
DFW wrote:These are the voyages of the Star ship Big Top. Its mission ; to.. :D
seek out and tame lions.
Just hope is doesn't think the Aslan are lions. :shock:
But Aslan is a lion. Although he's not a tame one.

Oh wait, you meant the Traveller Aslan race...

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 62 guests