Morgan did his public twitter chargen and he rolled up a Traveller Noble and prodded at me to think about knife fights in space.
And we did.
Dozens of moons surrounding a gas giant with a satanic storm eye moving to and fro. The gas giant is called Leviathan with dozens of moons and enough asteroids in its rings that new moons are still discovered.
There are 4 major houses: Job, Triton, Rangomai and Mizuchi charged with defending the ducal moons with the finest atmospheres with a dozen more houses minor picking up the scraps. Those with noble titles and their knights can wield fighting knives. They are trained with rifle and pistol but the ammunition is controlled by the Unions – laborers, crafters, and engineers who make sure those with title don’t drag everyone into frivolous wars.
War Mechs and Battlecruisers are only unlocked if there is an outside threat.
Alien artifacts on the solid planets closer to the system’s sun.
A science-station observatory at the edge of the system; this is where aging nobles who are found to be too warlike are exiled to.
- Noble houses are named after ocean deities.
- Moons are named after Olde Earth ports.
- Orbital bases and smaller asteroid forts and refueling stations are named after Olde Earth bridges.
- A list of sailors will likely be useful.
- As will a list of sea captains.
Oddly, I have two copies of LBB Traveller on my shelves.
How long would I be able to run Traveller before hacking in some Apocalypse World moves?
Morgan, I salute you.