Traveller Experience?

Discuss the Traveller RPG and its many settings

My Traveller Experience is:

None
3
4%
Mongoose Only
7
9%
Classic and Mongoose
17
21%
Non-Classic and Mongoose
4
5%
Classic, Others and Mongoose
38
47%
Classic and Others (non-MGT)
12
15%
Classic Only
0
No votes
 
Total votes: 81
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Traveller Experience?

Postby BP » Wed Nov 25, 2009 9:08 pm

So what is your traveller background?

Others refers to Traveller RPGs only (not other RPGs).
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Postby rust » Wed Nov 25, 2009 9:13 pm

No Hero Traveller and very few Traveller 20 and MegaTraveller, but
otherwise all of them. :wink:
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Postby BP » Thu Nov 26, 2009 1:26 am

I think that qualifies you as a fan :D
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Postby Junior » Thu Nov 26, 2009 1:34 am

I voted Non-Classic (it was T20) and Mongoose Traveller.
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Postby Matian » Thu Nov 26, 2009 7:34 am

All, although only incidental MegaTraveller and GURPS (they were swiftly converted to Classic or T20). LOVING the Mongoose approach so far.
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Postby Treebore » Thu Nov 26, 2009 8:21 am

CT, MegaT, GURPS, T20, and Mongoose T. I bought stuff from other versions, but never ran or played with it. I didn't play T20 for long either. Never came close to feeling "right".

I think Mongoose T is going to be my favorite, and I had become convinced nothing would replace MegaT for me.
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Postby rust » Thu Nov 26, 2009 12:29 pm

BP wrote:I think that qualifies you as a fan :D
Not really, I am a roleplaying bigamist, because there is also BRP (Call
of Cthulhu, Runequest ...), and I would find it impossible to decide for
ony one of them, Traveller or BRP. :lol:
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Postby BP » Sun Nov 29, 2009 6:52 am

Wow - the majority of poll responders have experience with CT!
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Postby G. K. Zhukov » Sun Nov 29, 2009 8:04 am

BP wrote:Wow - the majority of poll responders have experience with CT!
We're truly Ancient, you see... :lol:
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Postby TrippyHippy » Sun Nov 29, 2009 9:42 am

I've played Classic, T4, GURPS: Traveller and Mongoose Traveller. I've also read T:NE and T20, but not played either. I've never really had much experience of MegaTraveller, but some skimming and views from other gamers make it seem inaccessible and dated.

Mongoose's version is the most readily playable, and fun.
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Postby d(sqrt(-1)) » Thu Dec 03, 2009 1:51 pm

G. K. Zhukov wrote:
BP wrote:Wow - the majority of poll responders have experience with CT!
We're truly Ancient, you see... :lol:
...and we're justified...

sorry, old reference...

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Postby GJD » Thu Dec 03, 2009 2:13 pm

...and we drive an ice-cream van.

CT, TNE, G:T, T5, T20 and MongTrav.

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Postby Vile » Thu Dec 03, 2009 2:51 pm

Classic first (it was "Traveller" then), for a little while.

Then Classic with RuneQuest II rules (no, the other one) for a long time.

Briefly TNE, and then Classic with RuneQuest 3 rules.

Briefly GURPS Traveller, then Classic Traveller with RuneQuest 3 again.

These days, Mongoose Traveller. With BRP. :wink:

Managed to completely miss out on the existence of MegaTraveller and T4 while they were 'live', and no interest in T20.
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Postby Stuie » Thu Dec 03, 2009 3:13 pm

Started playing Classic in 1979 and switched to MegaTraveller when it came out. Somewhere during the MegaTraveller campaign I was running, the characters crashed on Harn and were converted to Harnmaster.

Haven't played Traveller since, but I'm now preparing a homebrew campaign using Mongoose Traveller as my kids are approaching the age I was when I started role playing (we already have a Castles and Crusades game going). Interesting to see the perspective they bring to the game compared to my own naivete back in the day - the video games they have played prepared them well for most of the mechanics.
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Postby pasuuli » Thu Dec 03, 2009 7:05 pm

CT, MegaTraveller, T4, MGT & T5.
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Postby Jame Rowe » Thu Dec 03, 2009 8:48 pm

TrippyHippy wrote:I've played Classic, T4, GURPS: Traveller and Mongoose Traveller. I've also read T:NE and T20, but not played either. I've never really had much experience of MegaTraveller, but some skimming and views from other gamers make it seem inaccessible and dated.

Mongoose's version is the most readily playable, and fun.
This is as for me, except that I've not played GURPS and have played Megatraveller. Mongoose's is the most like Classic, but playability depends a lot on the Referee.
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Postby Infojunky » Fri Dec 04, 2009 6:18 am

If this helps the thumbnail average age of Traveller fans was running to 38 years....

And i have been playing one version of the game or another since 77 or so...

The only editions I did really play were Mega Traveller, too broken to fix and T4 which sucked balls in new and unimaginative ways.

And to add I probably won't play T5 either, in a lot of ways they have managed to retain the ball suckyness of T4 and add even more "No we don't want any engineering" suckyness in place of stuff that wasn't broke....

Ok IMHO CT was a great game, MgT is very good in character creation (IMHO the best balance of the Skill/Terms ratio) and the two in liberal combination are outstanding.
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Postby Somebody » Fri Dec 04, 2009 1:09 pm

CT (Played once, GMed once, ditched)

MegaTraveller (Lengthy campaign, Short campaign, still like parts of it)

TNE (Lengthy campaign, used the rules engine(1) a lot, like most of it)

GT (One campaign, best system for certain campaigns, worst for others)

T20 (Used in single session games at conventions, nice pick-up system since D20 is common)


In many ways MgT is a lot closer to MegaTraveller than to Classic. Given that the three have similar rules engines that's to be expected. The two thing that is (IMHO sadly) missing are MT's Construction system and some chargen elements(2)

(1) It's the Twilight T2000 V2.2 engine and I played a lot of T2K/Merc2K

(2) Granted, I WOULD have prefered a Twilight-style system with added lifepath :)
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Postby BP » Fri Dec 04, 2009 11:29 pm

Wow - 13% non-MGT (of the first 70 votes)! Guess this is just an interesting forum!
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Postby Silvereye » Fri Dec 04, 2009 11:33 pm

CT, MT, T4, GT, MGT. I was thinking of getting Hero Traveller at one point, but the Mongoose version appeared on the horizon.
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