From the Publisher's Website:
Tim Traveller: A game where players try to keep their 60s time travel TV show on the air, against the odds.
Tim Traveller was a short-lived ABC TV series from 1968. During its brief run on prime time television it became popular with certain non-mainstream sections of the public, and could be said to have gained a cult following. Only 7 episodes were ever shown, however and the series today lies largely (if not totally) forgotten. The tapes of the show were destroyed in a freak fire in 1973 and so, sadly, no record at all of its existence remains.
Characters have three attributes: Acting, Looks, Beef. Much of the mechanics relates to character and show ratings, and as ratings drop then characters get sacked and the show may get cancelled. This game also includes perhaps one of the harshest rules from any role-playing game:
- Once you run three episodes which rate 6 or below then the show is cancelled. I don't care how much fun you're having, it's over. You have lost the chance to play Tim Traveller and may never GM it again, though you may play it as a player with a different group of players.