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Subject: Starter Traveller (Classic circa 1980's) is free at DTRPG rss

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It's worth noting that it's the original text, no upgrades, no modernizations since the original from the 1980's.

Essentially, this is edition 2.2 of Classic traveller.
(The Traveller Book is 2.1, and the 1981 Books 1, 2, & 3 comprise 2.0)
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dragoner3 wrote:


This is also the original "die in chargen" Traveller, you can see it here with this character generator:

https://devilghost.com/software/travellercharacter/



Tested the generator and died on the first try.

Man, this is brutal.
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dragoner3 wrote:
Classic "Starter Traveller" is free at drive thru RPG: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/80190/CTSTStarter-Trave...


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Jackasses? You let a whole column get stalled and strafed on account of a couple of jackasses? What the hell's the matter with you?
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Thanks for the heads up. Yeah, I picked it up as a bit of historical reference, too.
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Thanks aramis!

There's always the errata:
http://farfuture.net/errata.html <- fixed improper link
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Mallet wrote:
dragoner3 wrote:


This is also the original "die in chargen" Traveller, you can see it here with this character generator:

https://devilghost.com/software/travellercharacter/



Tested the generator and died on the first try.

Man, this is brutal.


Meanwhile...

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Army Captain Jacob Quinn 9A7293 Age 26
2 terms Cr40,000

Skills: Air/Raft-1, Foil-1, Mechanical-1, Rifle-1, SMG-1, Tactics-1

Service History:
Attempted to enlist in Army.
Enlistment accepted.
Commissioned during first term of service as Lieutenant.
Voluntarily reenlisted for second term.
Promoted to Captain.
Denied reenlistment after second term.


I want to know what happened during that second term...

Thanks for the heads up!
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I also had a mysterious 2nd term:

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Army Major Daniel Wang 8784B9 Age 26
2 terms Cr24,000

Skills: ATV-1, Mechanical-2, Rifle-1, SMG-2, Tactics-1

Service History:
Attempted to enlist in Army.
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Promoted to Captain.
Voluntarily reenlisted for second term.
Promoted to Major.
Denied reenlistment after second term.
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https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/80190/CTSTStarter-Trave...
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bobcatt wrote:
I just mentioned the cautionary tales, as a lot of people expect things at DTRPG to be current (which often is NOT the case) or at least include the errata as a tack-on (this one doesn't).

Dragoner, in his v2 account, noticed the freebie, and posted the thread. And that's good of him. But...

Then he deleted his account. (not the first time he's done such. Probably not the last, either.)
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bobcatt wrote:
Thanks aramis!

There's always the errata:
talestoastound.files.wordpress
That's an illegal rehost.

The current official errata is (and is likely to remain indefinitely) http://farfuture.net/errata.html
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Fixed! Sorry, I should have checked the provenance.
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This was harsh, not good enough to get into service, then killed in the draft.

† Victor Silva 63A866 Age 22
1 term

Service History:
Attempted to enlist in Merchants.
Enlistment denied.
Drafted into other.
Death in service.
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I think I won! Sure, no promotion to Lt Cmdr or anything, but I survived!


Merchant 2nd Officer Charles Díaz 654D56 Age 46
7 terms Cr60,000

Skills: Bribery-1, Cutlass-1, Electronics-1, Steward-1, Tracked Vehicle-1, Vacc Suit-2

Benefits: 8,000/yr Retirement Pay, Cutlass, Low Passage, Low Passage, Low Passage, Low Passage

Service History:
Attempted to enlist in Merchants.
Enlistment accepted.
Commissioned during first term of service as 4th Officer.
Voluntarily reenlisted for second term.
Promoted to 3rd Officer.
Voluntarily reenlisted for third term.
Voluntarily reenlisted for fourth term.
Voluntarily reenlisted for fifth term.
Promoted to 2nd Officer.
Voluntarily reenlisted for sixth term.
Voluntarily reenlisted for seventh term.
Mandatory retirement after seventh term.
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bobcatt wrote:
fixed improper link

The first link actually got you to the PDF, though apparently an improper host of it. The fixed link gets you to a list of links but the one for the errata doesn't work any more. Alas. Proper and nonfunctional.
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cjbowser wrote:
I think I won!

Benefits: 8,000/yr Retirement Pay,


Yep, this is what winning looks like.
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I’ll point directly to the “Citizens of the Imperium” forum's copy of the errata, but it requires signing up to download.

http://www.travellerrpg.com/CotI/Discuss/showthread.php?t=20...
 
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