...and you're just not sure.
I mean, I love chocolate, and bacon, but not totally sure about chocolate with bacon. But it MIGHT be good, if made the right way.
Anyways, that's the dilemma faced in the Roleplaying world with the announcement of this:
Yes, that's Mindjammer, the awesome transhumanist space opera setting by Sarah Newton being combined with Traveller, the old-school hard sci-fi RPG. It's part of a big kickstarter event going down for Mindjammer.
Now in theory, this should be great. Some Trav fans might find little use for it if they're big-time Imperium fans, but in my own case of all the Trav campaigns I've ever run only two have been set in the Imperium (including the totally nutty one I'm currently running).
But I can't be quite sure. Traveller's system works really great for a certain tech level; go too low or too high and then it still works but not quite as great. And what TL would the Commonality be anyways? Certainly way higher than the Imperium.
And then there's all the sci-fi stuff that has come down the tube in the last 40 years that Traveller never had to deal with because it could just flash its "geezer" card. There isn't even a good way to handle cyberspace in Traveller, much less stuff like the personality-warping shit (or indeed, society-warping shit) you see in the Transhumanist setting of Mindjammer.
I guess it's just like chocolate and bacon: whether it'll be any good or not will depend a lot on how its put together.
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