Is it just me or is Traveller suddenly being discussed more on the blogs and on G+? I seem to be seeing more posts and such about it.
Which is fine by me. Between all the posts and showing my oldest son Firefly for the first time, I am really in the mood for some Traveller. I got Traveller back in '82 I think. (That picture. Not my copy. My books have rusty staples from a stint in storage and have the occasional grease stain from food. The box top is flat and the box bottom is held together by yellowing masking tape.) To be truthful, I didn't get to play it with a group that often but I got a lot of entertainment out of it nonetheless. I spent hours rolling up characters (and watching some of them die [that's die as in death, not die as in dice]), creating subsectors and running a Free Trader between them solo, etc.
So, I reached for Traveller thinking it would be a good match for Firefly. After all, I read that Jos Whedon had based Firefly on his Traveller campaign. I fooled around with it a bit and started making a subsector intending to create a setting not connected to Traveller's official Imperial setting.
However, I've also been rereading and pondering Mini Six for the purpose of tweaking it for a sword & sorcery focused game. (More on that in a later post.) And what is tucked away in the back of Mini-Six? A setting called "Perdition". Firefly with the serial numbers badly filed off.
So, my conundrum is this: Traveller or Mini-Six? I think they would both do a fine job with a Firefly game but which should I choose?
I await your words of wisdom....