Gurps Traveller [Steve Jackson Games] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The GURPS adaptation of the classic Traveller RPG. GURPS Traveller. I have been meaning to write this review for some time now, but was hoping to actually playtest it some before I did the review. No such luck. This is the game that got me back into gaming. I mean just look at it that sleek, understated cover. There's a space combat game in the back.


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I just had no idea…! That outfitting a simple Sulieman-class scout for play would take gurps traveller hours of digging through extraneous detail.

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I had no idea which of the character types were central the Traveller ethos and which ones were gurps traveller oddballs. I also had no idea how to handle it when players naturally gravitated toward the weird character types.

The throwaway rules for running space trading gigs here are utterly laughable given the completely autistic levels of detail everywhere else. The same thing gurps traveller out with the various aliens.

Games That Made Me Cry: GURPS Traveller –

gurps traveller In reality, the number of advantages and disadvantages needed to run these things in the fashion that was normal for GURPS players at that time was just too danged much for me to wrap my head around.

Steve Jackson Games has produced over 30 high-quality supplements for the line, including details for all of the major races, many of the minor races, interstellar tradeexpanded world generation, the gurps traveller forces of the Third Imperium, and starships. The game is often referred to as "GT".

In AugustMongoose Publishing announced changes in Traveller license and a strongly supported reintroduction of the Traveller system: Please help improve this section by adding citations to reliable sources.


Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. December Learn how and when to remove this template message Loren Wiseman gurps traveller Jon Zeigler have attempted to keep the information, gurps traveller, characters, style, and atmosphere of GT as close as possible to the original Classic Traveller universe.

GURPS point based system ensures that all characters in a group will be roughly equal in terms of abilities and skills, and that a player won't spend several hours of character creation only to end up with a useless or dead character.

Yes, in the original game it was in fact possible for your character to die during creation, through risks taken during his previous career.

Although in practice most referee's would just have gurps traveller character suffer a grievous injury and be gurps traveller from the service.

This is not to say, however, that all is well with the gurps traveller. A story without conflict is about as interesting as a telephone directory.

So, expect things to happen in this universe. The undercurrents and discontents that led to the Rebellion are still unresolved.

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Many of the original gurps traveller that detailed the history and background of the Third Imperium are long out of print.