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Post Posted: Tue Mar 27, 2007 8:11 am 
 

Sorry if there is a more appropriate place for this question, as it relates to a non-D&D item...  Does anyone know (roughly) how much the original Traveller box set might be worth?  The condition is Good+/VG for the box, probably Fine for the three booklets, plus I have "Double Adventure 4".  Came across this one in my storage; it's one of the few non-D&D/AD&D items I own from the early days.

  

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Post Posted: Tue Mar 27, 2007 8:47 am 
 

Not much.  You can expect $10 - $15 for the set.

  


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Post Posted: Tue Mar 27, 2007 9:07 am 
 

That's what I thought.  I once put it on eBay and if I recall correctly it sold for about $10, but the buyer never coughed up payment so I still have it.  Just wondering if it was worth trying to sell again, but I think I'll keep it.  I didn't play much Traveller back in the day, but ya gotta love a character generation system that can result in the character's death before play even begins, LOL.

  

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Post Posted: Tue Mar 27, 2007 11:58 am 
 

If you're looking to actually play, you might want to find out if you have the original or the revised version of the rules.  There are significant differences in rules and presentation.



  


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Post Posted: Tue Mar 27, 2007 1:22 pm 
 

Uh, no...  I haven't played Traveller since about 1982.  But just out of curiosity, how would I determined which version I have?  All I know is that it's a small, black box (same size as the OD&D OCE box), with "Mayday, mayday, this is free trader Beowulf....yada yada" on it.

  


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Post Posted: Tue Mar 27, 2007 9:11 pm 
 

Radovarl wrote:"Mayday, mayday, this is free trader Beowulf....yada yada" on it.

Love that little block of text ... and it's part of our shared gaming history, too. Say "Mayday, mayday ... " to folks of a certain age group at a gaming or SF con and you can actually watch their eyes light up with recognition.

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Post Posted: Wed Mar 28, 2007 1:06 am 
 

Radovarl wrote:Uh, no...  I haven't played Traveller since about 1982.  But just out of curiosity, how would I determined which version I have?  All I know is that it's a small, black box (same size as the OD&D OCE box), with "Mayday, mayday, this is free trader Beowulf....yada yada" on it.

Check out "Science-Fiction Adventure in the Far Future" on the front cover.  If the line break is between the words "Adventure" and "in", you have the revised version.  Also, if the three books have text on their back covers, you have the revised version.

Now, internally, I could go through all the various ways you could tell whether you have the original version or revised version, but the biggest changes occur in combat and starship construction.  In the original version of the rules, certain weapons could in fact do less than zero damage.  Die ranges for example would be 1D-3, meaning that the weapon in question would in fact do -2 points of damage if a one on the die were rolled.  In starship construction, maneuver drive ratings in the original edition could exceed the drive ratings of the jump drive.  The revision limits maneuver drives to being equal to or less than the jump drive rating.



  


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Post Posted: Wed Mar 28, 2007 7:31 am 
 

Mine is the revised edition, based on your description of the differences.

  
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