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Default "Orville" the role playing game - which rules system?

"The Orville" is a new science fiction adventure show on the Fox network in America.

If you were going to adapt as a role playing game setting for friends - would you use GURPS, Savage Worlds, or the TRAVELLER system?

In the show their faster than light drive is called a 'Quantum Drive' and its set in the early 25th century - mostly in 2419.
Wikipedia link through: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Orville


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Default Re: "Orville" the role playing game - which rules system?

For my tastes, and only reading synopses of the show (it's not on streaming services that I'm aware of yet), I'd go with either GURPS or Cortex (classic or plus, either works).
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Default Re: "Orville" the role playing game - which rules system?

GURPS.

If I were to run it, I'm certain I'd pillage the heck out of Traveller, Prime Directive, and Farscape which are the space games I own.


Also, I really like the show. I've called it "Low Protocol Star Trek" more than once. No real reason why you couldn't use any Star Trek RPG system to run it. The only real changes are story based, not mechanics based.

But yeah, GURPS.
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"The Orville" is a new science fiction adventure show on the Fox network in America.

If you were going to adapt as a role playing game setting for friends - would you use GURPS, Savage Worlds, or the TRAVELLER system?

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That's an easy choice. I find Savage Worlds to use complex mechanics to yield low resolution results. I borrowed a friend's copy of Savage Rifts and found that I like the original better. I also believe none of the systems used by the Traveler game to be very good in their own right.

As for Gurps it's easier than straight Star Trek because of several technical choices. Their hand weapons seem to be what Gurps calls "Omni-blasters" with no overpowered "disintegrate" setting. No problematic transporters either. Call it TL11^ with replicators for at least some things.
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"The Orville" is a new science fiction adventure show on the Fox network in America.

If you were going to adapt as a role playing game setting for friends - would you use GURPS, Savage Worlds, or the TRAVELLER system?

In the show their faster than light drive is called a 'Quantum Drive' and its set in the early 25th century - mostly in 2419.
Wikipedia link through: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Orville


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I certainly wouldn't use Traveller. Too many different tech assumptions baked into the mix.
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