Someone did that years ago, and called it USS High Guard. Beside the fact I don't want to duplicate someone else's work, I want to avoid as many Traveller tropes as possible.
I saw that right after I posted my message. It's written by the same guy who wrote Orbital
. It's exactly what I was talking about. I would've done it a little differently, but it's almost perfect. I don't know why you wouldn't
It seems to me that character generation would be the easiest part. The Traveller
combat rules would be a much bigger problem. If you actually follow the rules, characters tend to die quickly. That might be ok for Red Shirts, but Starfleet Command is going to have a problem with your Bridge Crew getting killed every week.