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Old 07-29-2017, 11:02 AM   #1
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I'm wondering if anyone has run or played in a GURPS Traveller campaign that used the GURPS Prime Directive books on the Romulans, Klingons and the Federation. If you did how did it go?

In planning for my new GURPS Traveller campaign (which will be solidly ATU) I am considering substituting Vulcans for the Zhodani, Klingons for the Aslan, and Romulans for either the Vargr, Hivers, K'kree.

I'm even considering substituting the Gorn for the Vilani with the rationale that they are as change-averse as "The Race" from Harry Turtledove's World War Series, which would account nicely for their technological stagnation and inability to innovate to face the "Terran Menace".

Wadda Ya Think?

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Could it work? Of course, although the result will not really quite be Traveller or Trek. For a merchants game, you really should add in the Ferengi.
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Could it work? Of course, although the result will not really quite be Traveller or Trek. For a merchants game, you really should add in the Ferengi.
Great idea! Since GURPS Prime Directive does not have them I'll have to search. Or the Orions would work as a substitute if needed.

And yeah, I'm building a hybrid that is neither Trek nor Traveller. <Shrug>

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GURPS:PD is only licensed for TOS and TAS, and only limited parts of that.
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The biggest drawback I've encountered so far in GURPS Prime Directive and its three supporting books; The Federation, The Klingons and The Romulans is the lack of info on the post-TOS Klingons. I found some here@ SJG Forums but would appreciate any leads y'all might have.

FYI -- The version of The Gorn I'm thinking of substituting for the Vilani of the Ziru Sirka are the ones from the Star Trek: Enterprise series -- much more like Velociraptor than T-Rex.

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The biggest drawback I've encountered so far in GURPS Prime Directive and its three supporting books; The Federation, The Klingons and The Romulans is the lack of info on the post-TOS Klingons.
You can't have missed that ADB is not able to legally include anything like that. If you want raw source material why not take it from the TV shows and movies?
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You can't have missed that ADB is not able to legally include anything like that. If you want raw source material why not take it from the TV shows and movies?
Yup I knew that. That's why I'm asking the hive-mind.

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Yup I knew that. That's why I'm asking the hive-mind.

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But what are you asking _for_? Are you hoping for someone who also used ADB's Klingons but made up their own canon for stuff outside ADB's timeframe? I don't think I've heard of anything like that. Most people who get the ADB books are coming from StarFleet Battles and want that undiluted.

If you wonder I only own 2 Prime directive books. One is a corebook and I was disappointed in the quality and an general expansion from a few years later just to see if they'd improved any and I decided they hadn't.
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But what are you asking _for_? Are you hoping for someone who also used ADB's Klingons but made up their own canon for stuff outside ADB's timeframe? I don't think I've heard of anything like that. Most people who get the ADB books are coming from StarFleet Battles and want that undiluted. If you wonder I only own 2 Prime directive books. One is a corebook and I was disappointed in the quality and an general expansion from a few years later just to see if they'd improved any and I decided they hadn't.
It's shiny, I was askin' if anyone had home-brewed their own versions of the post-TOS Klingons, and other races not included in GURPS Prime Directive. I got my own ideas about what should go where, but seeing what others have cooked up would be of great help.

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It's shiny, I was askin' if anyone had home-brewed their own versions of the post-TOS Klingons, and other races not included in GURPS Prime Directive. I got my own ideas about what should go where, but seeing what others have cooked up would be of great help.

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I don't think it'd be much likelier there but the main Gurps forum might be more on topic.
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