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Author Topic: I'm really pissed and must vent  (Read 1219 times)

Dr Rotwang!

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« Reply #30 on: August 10, 2008, 03:30:55 PM »
Meh.  Following Trav canon is a fool's errand.  Me, I use of it what I want an make up the rest.
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« Reply #31 on: August 10, 2008, 03:34:41 PM »
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Meh.  Following Trav canon is a fool's errand.  Me, I use of it what I want an make up the rest.



And thats the best way to do it, pity that the hardcore grogs dont see it that way (well a small group of them that is).

Its been said before over and over again, canon is only really important to the designers of Traveller products, gamers dont have to toe the line and are free to do as they wish.

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« Reply #32 on: August 10, 2008, 03:37:56 PM »
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Meh.  Following Trav canon is a fool's errand.  Me, I use of it what I want an make up the rest.
So, you in?  Dynamo Joe for the setting, a bit of Blue Planet, Firefly and Star Frontiers thrown in?  Plus whatever else I can hammer together at the last minute?
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« Reply #33 on: August 10, 2008, 03:42:56 PM »
If you have a good game, hell yeah why not ;)

Ive played many a game of Traveller where ive "borrowed" one or two (or OK a whole movie) ideas from other sources in my time.
Thats the real difference, I play Traveller and can do what I want its MTU BUT well working on it I have to go with canon as its the OTU - dont mess with the mess ;)

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« Reply #34 on: August 10, 2008, 03:43:50 PM »
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Its been said before over and over again, canon is only really important to the designers of Traveller products, gamers dont have to toe the line and are free to do as they wish.

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Same with any game line, really.

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« Reply #35 on: August 10, 2008, 03:46:31 PM »
Very true, its just with Traveller (and some others) that it seems to draw in a hardened bunch of fans (re:fanatics).
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« Reply #36 on: August 10, 2008, 04:13:57 PM »
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Very true, its just with Traveller (and some others) that it seems to draw in a hardened bunch of fans (re:fanatics).
Well, it has always been touted as 'hard sci-fi', which I think plants that psychological bug of 'consistency uber alles'.
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« Reply #37 on: August 10, 2008, 04:19:00 PM »
There is that to it yes, it doesnt help that you get people quoting from text thats over 30 years old and regarding it as holy.
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« Reply #38 on: August 10, 2008, 06:44:38 PM »
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Very true, its just with Traveller (and some others) that it seems to draw in a hardened bunch of fans (re:fanatics).
That happens all the time with the MARP games. The much admired, rarely-played. You should see the old Ars Magica arguments... or Harn...