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    Tabletop RPG funtimes: Traveller

    I'm running tabletop RPG's again.

    Via mumble. Other information to follow, Traveller is a little like "Firefly THE TABLETOP RPG" except it was there first. I've got 4 spaces, I can push to five if demand is high.

    It'll be irregular, A two hour session a fortnight is likely - To fit when people aren't working. GMT evenings are the most likely timeframe.

    1. Draakon (Captain)
    2. MFToast (The ships mean dude. Ex UGP Combat Marine)
    3. Iceraiser (Pilot, Former PDL Navy.)
    4. Kadayi (Doctor)
    5. JesusPhish?
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    I shall be filling in as the brainiac of ships!

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    I'd be interested but I'm not familiar with the system and have only briefly played table top games with VoIP before.

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    Not a problem - If you have some experience with another system you'll find Traveller to be a little daunting at character creation, but afterwards pretty similar. [Death happens alot though.]
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    Which version of Traveller are you going to use? I think there's been like 8 of them, including a GURPS and a D20 flavour

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    I'll be using the Mongoose version of Traveller, from 2008. There are less deaths during character creation - and plenty of supplements.

    Oh, while I remember: I'll be answering one question a day about the flavour of the world - Might be worth continuing to check in if you're on the fence about joining. For today, let me lay out the start of the world.
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    The Galaxy, 500 years after the first FTL jump.

    Five hundred years after Humans left earth behind and took to space, the galaxy is continuing just fine. A war is being fought across the galaxy, a rumoured disagreement between two generals leading the one great "Earth Defence Force" shattering into two bickering sects, the Peoples Defence League and the Union of Galactic Protection. The PDL and the UGP have been at war for over 200 years - stalling technological progression and leaving civilians across the galaxy surprisingly unprotected, and mostly fending for themselves.

    Laws change from world to world, and people drift from planet to planet looking for work and food, while the more savvy run their own cargo ships, transporting passengers and goods around the system - if the price is right. Against the background of the war, many ships make their living transporting goods of all kinds, while Wardens run their individual planets and try to keep everyone alive.

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    Basically, you guys will, depending on your rolls - Own one of these ships or work on one of these ships. I'll come back and answer questions about the setting tomorrow.
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    I'd be up for this (love me the Travellers). I also have a mumble server available if required. Generally available after 7ish weekdays and I can make time at the weekend if given enough notice.

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    as per our PM's and mumblin': I'm in as the Pilot trying to break Draakons baby.

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    I will throw you out of the airlock if you do so!

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    I'll make sure to install that blastdoor leading to the bridge ;)

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    Kadayi, I've added you on steam - We'll try to arrange a chargen some point soon and see how you'll fit in to the crew. This is my first time GM'ing traveller, so you'll have to be forgiving on me, although GM's word is still law.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DWZippy View Post
    Kadayi, I've added you on steam - We'll try to arrange a chargen some point soon and see how you'll fit in to the crew. This is my first time GM'ing traveller, so you'll have to be forgiving on me, although GM's word is still law.
    Sounds good to me. I'm quite intrigued by the idea of doing RP through Mumble tbh, should be an interesting experience.

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    Ah, Traveller...the first time I played, I lost five characters before we even started. Really awesome character creation process. The CRPG was good, too, IIRC.

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    Join us....
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    Might be fun to give this a shot; done RPGs IRL and by forom. never VOIP; can i have a spot if someone drops out?; big fierfly fan.

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    "fierfly". FIERFLY!?!.

    Oh neat, we got ourselfs a murde-eeh Doctor! Welcome aboard!
    Now we just need a gunslinger(Toast) and a crazy person :D

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    Oh neat, we got ourselfs a murde-eeh Doctor! Welcome aboard!
    Now we just need a gunslinger(Toast) and a crazy person :D
    Gotta roll up tonight, so who knows maybe I'll be all 3 :)

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    SomeGuy, if jesusphish doesn't get back to us then sure - yeah.
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    Sure thing.

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    Sadly due to my increasingly hectic schedule I'll have to pass, so please, do give the spot so Some_Guy

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