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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP24 Feb 2021 1:20 p.m. PST

"Waaaay back in 1982, the wargames industry was reeling from the death of SPI. Meanwhile, roleplaying games were the new hotness as TSR was hitting its stride. Dungeons and Dragons had firmly usurped the time and dollars of the gaming public and Gary Gygax sat perched on the teetering throne called TSR…"

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Armand

Personal logo PaulCollins Supporting Member of TMP24 Feb 2021 6:04 p.m. PST

That was a fun article.

dilettante Supporting Member of TMP24 Feb 2021 6:33 p.m. PST

Yes, it was!

Norrins25 Feb 2021 9:53 a.m. PST

Thanks for sharing. Just bought a copy from The Game Crafter.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP25 Feb 2021 12:56 p.m. PST

Happy you enjoyed it my friends! (smile)

Sadly maybe the last I post here and TMP….


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Armand

Personal logo PaulCollins Supporting Member of TMP25 Feb 2021 1:04 p.m. PST

I saw you say this in another post also. I truly hope that this is not the case.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP25 Feb 2021 4:14 p.m. PST

Unfortunately … it is…


Amicalement
Armand

Sargonarhes27 Feb 2021 4:12 p.m. PST

So then sometime after that TSR created Star Frontiers, but wasn't Traveler already around at that time?

Personal logo PaulCollins Supporting Member of TMP27 Feb 2021 5:39 p.m. PST

I think that this is more of a tabletop game with rpg elements as opposed to a straight role playing game, Sargonarhes. I could be reading that wrong, but that was my impression from the write up.

Norrins28 Feb 2021 10:44 a.m. PST

Read a few reviews on BoardGameGeek and watched a game on YouTube.

This is a board game that lends itself to solitaire play. Essentially, you command a starship and explore 4 planets in a sector. There's the potential for random encounters while travelling. Once at a planet you roll for the type of missions and assign landing parties to complete those missions.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP28 Feb 2021 4:23 p.m. PST

Thanks!

Amicalement
Armand

Norrins01 Mar 2021 4:46 a.m. PST

Here's a session report on the gameplay.

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Because of this, I took the plunge to buy the game. So thanks Tango for the original post (my wallet does not thank you though!).

zircher01 Mar 2021 11:12 a.m. PST

Wow, that is pretty tempting. I like the ship's log format for a session report.

Personal logo PaulCollins Supporting Member of TMP02 Mar 2021 7:23 p.m. PST

Norrins, once you get it and get around to playing it post on TMP. I'd like to know what you think.

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