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PostPosted: Sat Mar 11, 2017 3:15 am 
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Anybody have any tips on converting GURPS 3e ships to Traveller?

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I doubt there's a direct conversion. The two systems have basically nothing in common.

Given that GURPS Traveller was written for GURPS 3e, if anywhere, the original GURPS Traveller book would have a system. Failing a system, it might be possible to reverse engineer what kind of framework the writers of GURPS Traveller used to convert Traveller ships to GURPS. I suspect the answer you'll find is "it was done by feel" though I could be wrong - it's been ages since I've looked at GURPS or GURPS Traveller.


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epicenter wrote:
I doubt there's a direct conversion. The two systems have basically nothing in common.

Given that GURPS Traveller was written for GURPS 3e, if anywhere, the original GURPS Traveller book would have a system. Failing a system, it might be possible to reverse engineer what kind of framework the writers of GURPS Traveller used to convert Traveller ships to GURPS. I suspect the answer you'll find is "it was done by feel" though I could be wrong - it's been ages since I've looked at GURPS or GURPS Traveller.


I have the original GURPS Traveller book here. No conversion system.

ThereĀ“s a ship design rule set in GURPS Traveller that seems to have been used to design the ships presented in the book - so, no conversion from classic Traveller rules.

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I think it's probably possible, but you'd have figure out what each GURPS subsystem is in Traveller terms. It would be incredibly time consuming. I'd have to become an expert in both systems. I've about decided to just design ships with similar functions using one of the Traveller rules sets.

Maybe some day....

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