Tuesday, September 27, 2011

New blog idea

Tradgardmeister's recent posting about his early RPG days had me thinking. I also dabbled in AD&D in the heady days of my youth. Now in the heady days of approaching middle-age, I'm contemplating a return to another RPG I played back in the day - probably my favorite - Traveller

Science-fiction roleplaying has had its ups and downs over the years. GDW published Traveller in various forms from the late 70's up to the early 90's. TSR came out with Star Frontiers, which I think of as Traveller-lite, in the early 80's. Both are still around and have their devoted followers, even if they didn't quite catch on to the extent D&D did. Traveller is currently available in its various forms through Far Future Enterprises.

Since there doesn't appear to be much interest in Traveller locally in St. Louis, I'm involved in an online Travelleresque game at RPOL, an online RPG site. It's fine in its way, but I do feel the urge to create something in the genre off my own bat. That's why I'm contemplating starting a blog devoted to Traveller.

My thought is to post the occasional idea for worlds, settings, characters, ships, etc. Since my gaming time is restricted at the moment and likely to be more so for a couple of months, it will allow me to give my creativity an outlet. Some posts will have a bearing on gaming. As anyone who has read this blog from the earliest days will remember, I have a small collection of sci-fi skirmish figures, and the game setting of the colonial planet Fomor. These will also get an airing from time to time.

So, that's my aim. Thoughts, opinions welcome, as always.


Bluebear Jeff said...

I still have all of the "little black books" as well as Megatraveller, and some odds and ends from various versions thereafter.

Sadly I only got to play once and that was with a group whose motto was "shoot it whether it moves or not" and that included planetary police . . . not the sort of thing I was interested in.

Please DO let me know when you start your T-blog, sir.

-- Jeff

A J said...

I will, Jeff. I've got the LBBs too, MegaTraveller and The New Era, plus a few supplements. I really don't expect to buy T5 when it comes out as I feel everything is there in some form amidst what I've already got.

Most of the time I ran games, although I would've preferred to have played more. I know your experience with the "shoot it whether it moves or not" crowd.


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