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Starports

Postby Big Orc » Sun Aug 07, 2011 12:54 am

Has everybody read this yet? If not, why not? This surely is a must for all Traveller fans. Can we have more from Mr Warmsley?
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Re: Starports

Postby rust » Sun Aug 07, 2011 12:59 am

Big Orc wrote: If not, why not? This surely is a must for all Traveller fans.
Because GURPS Traveller Starports already answered all questions about
starports I ever had. :wink:
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Re: Starports

Postby DFW » Sun Aug 07, 2011 1:05 am

rust wrote: Because GURPS Traveller Starports already answered all questions about
starports I ever had. :wink:
Same here
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Postby Aneirin » Sun Aug 07, 2011 12:44 pm

I have been looking to get into a game of traveller and this book may just be the push I need to see if I can find a game, or convince my current group to give it a whirl.
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Postby middenface » Sun Aug 07, 2011 1:45 pm

Though Gurps: Starports is now out of print.

Alas I've never read the Gurps version. I do like this book. Got pretty spaceships in it :wink:
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Re: Starports

Postby IanBruntlett » Sun Aug 07, 2011 3:41 pm

Big Orc wrote:Has everybody read this yet? If not, why not? This surely is a must for all Traveller fans. Can we have more from Mr Warmsley?
I'm still reading my copy. I am finding it useful. Its the first book I've read on Star Ports. Now, when I'm running a game, I will have a better idea what a particular class of Star Port is like.
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Postby rust » Sun Aug 07, 2011 4:09 pm

middenface wrote:Though Gurps: Starports is now out of print.
You can still get the PDF:

http://e23.sjgames.com/item.html?id=SJG30-6610
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Postby Liam Devlin » Sun Aug 07, 2011 4:28 pm

I like (& own) both. GURPS Starports is one of the few GURPS products I do own and peruse. Its a gearhead's dream for making a highport & downport. I used it two years ago last when making up the Mertactor/ D-268 B-class Imperial port as a jumping off site for my players.

There is a gearheaded portion in MgT's Starports, but I haven't yet used it. It IS well illustrated with common port-vessels, & a few unique to a certain junk-starport as Mssr Middenface has stated! :wink: 8) 8) 8) 8) 8)

But the GURPS book is deep in detail, perhaps more so than MgT's, and hence its favoritism. MgT's is a recent addition, and has to compete in the niche RPG market. Personally, the MgT one is easier to read, but with the GURPS version out, I find myself looking back for corroboration often, although one of the differences is minor--the GTL vs MgT TL baseline of IMperial Starports varies. GTL its TL-10, MgT TL its TL-12.

Final analysis (& MHO), GURPS Starports more for the GM & Gearhead; MgT Starports more player-friendly.

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Postby stewint » Sun Aug 07, 2011 4:31 pm

Not had chance to look at the book yet, sounds like something I should peruse, Im looking at running Traveller in the future and a book of this type could be what I'm looking for. Can folks out there give me some details of their own traveller campaigns.

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