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Old 12-08-2016, 06:22 AM   #7
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Default Re: Traveller and modern electronics

Originally Posted by warellis View Post
In what ways would Traveller have changed if its computers or electronics had been designed with modern ideas and experiences of computers and electronics? I mean I imagine you could easily keep the slow FTL & no FTL comms Traveller has but would Traveller with modern ideas on electronics or computers change things a lot?
I think not much. Traveller is about star faring, free traders and mercenaries. The big things that define the game are star ships, aliens and the third empire, not computers or AI. Maybe the ship design had changed a little, "computers are free" or some thing like that.

On the other hand - I wonder if GDW had a computer in their office when the game came out in... 1977?

Man, the game turns 40 next year.
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