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I would like to use rules for Fatigue in my Classic Traveller game. Things like the immediate effects of radiation exposure, gravity shear, high-G effects, etc. Does Classic Traveller have that, or how would one house-rule for that? Just normal damage? Maybe clone your Endurance characteristic, track it as a 'Fatigue' track, and take -1 Fatigue for a 'hit'?
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The Mountain Environment and The Desert Environment had rules for fatigue in survival situations. Basically, give out Endurance Loss Points for various things (eg 3 ELPs for each day after the first without food, 0.5 ELPs per hour of hard work, and so on). When ELPs equal current Endurance stat, reduce Endurance by 1. Recovery takes time, taking 2D+(2xLost Endurance) days if Endurance is lost, and still taking hours to reverse ELPs before they cause Endurance losses (I think that it's 4 ELPs for 1 full hour rest, 10 ELPs for 6+ full hours' rest, 1 ELP for a 10+ minute rest per hour of travel).
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You have joined the Rebel Alliance -- but why? I'd love to hear your ideas on grievances against the Empire people may have that motivates them (your family was killed, your ship was confiscated, your brother conscripted by force to be a Stormtrooper, etc.). When done, I'll compile and post a table as I have in the past.
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I wanted to join the imperial navy, or be a stormtrooper, or something, y'know, that involved guns. I was rejected due to "antisocial tendencies" whatever those are. So I joined the rebels. The Rebel Alliance does cool stuff like blowing stuff up, shooting soldiers, and doesn't care if you break the law now and again. Rock on!
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You have joined the Rebel Alliance -- but why? I'd love to hear your ideas on grievances against the Empire people may have that motivates them (your family was killed, your ship was confiscated, your brother conscripted by force to be a Stormtrooper, etc.). When done, I'll compile and post a table as I have in the past.
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Well shucks, after the revenuers closed down our still there really weren't nothin to do BUT weld a blaster to the roof of my speeder truck and jump it off things while firin it in the air and hollerin and throwin empties out the side. What'd they expect? Anyway that's how me and all my cousins became the rebel alliance. Some people from another planet said they'd get us bigger guns to fight the revenuers but I can't rightly say if I can fit a bigger gun up on my ole truck...
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Adding a poll as a follow-up to my recent post regarding an Ultimate GM contest at a new DFW area RPG con next year, inspired by the http://www.irongm.com/ contest. What game system would you like to see for this contest? Idea is that the first night of the con we'd have a GM-only game to prep and teach gamemasters how to be an 'Ultimate GM' using improv and collaboratively story-building techniques. Then, the next day, the GM's run improv-style games and have opportunity to win prizes. 
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Savage Worlds
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Fate Accelerated Edition
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Lady Blackbird
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Apocalypse World Hack (2 pages of rules)
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Apocalypse World is wonderful for improvisational games.
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What iconic 'themes' are must-haves to make a campaign seem like the original trilogy Star Wars movies? Here's the list I'm thinking of. What else am I missing?

— Super weapons
— Monsters
— Family issues
— Hard personal moral choices
— Struggle with temptations / the Dark Side
— Fate of Galaxy at stake
— The Force 
— Alien landscapes
— Epic space battles
— Light saber duels
— Droid sidekick humor
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Romance?  As a GM, I personally don't feel PC to NPC romance would be fun to role-play, but it might be ok in a game if it were PC to PC.  I've never had that and maybe never will, but romance is a part of the classic trilogy and you asked.  In any case, I would not recommend incestuous love triangles in the game.
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I've always thought this art was cool -- the the original Star Wars trilogy reimagined as High School Drama

http://denism79.deviantart.com/art/STAR-WARS-80s-High-School-Re-Design-Gallery-328962786
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Some tables I compiled you might find useful: 20 Elements To Make Your Adventures Feel Like Star Wars (see http://goo.gl/fxvJqs) and 25 Reasons You Can Be A Jedi in the Star Wars Rebellion Era (see http://goo.gl/FKwZRw)
What iconic 'themes' can make your campaign feel like the original trilogy Star Wars movies? Here are some things to consider including in your Star Wars adventures: Super weapons; Monsters; Family issues; Struggle with temptations / the Dark Side; Fate of the Galaxy at stake; The Force ...
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Heh - does "torturing your daughter and cutting off your son's hand" fall under "family issues"? :)
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Some tables I compiled you might find useful: 20 Elements To Make Your Adventures Feel Like Star Wars (see http://goo.gl/fxvJqs) and 25 Reasons You Can Be A Jedi in the Star Wars Rebellion Era (see http://goo.gl/FKwZRw)
What iconic 'themes' can make your campaign feel like the original trilogy Star Wars movies? Here are some things to consider including in your Star Wars adventures: Super weapons; Monsters; Family issues; Struggle with temptations / the Dark Side; Fate of the Galaxy at stake; The Force ...
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I used the "frozen in carbonite" reason to have a Jedi Knight PC in a d20 Saga Dark Times game, and used hibernation sickness to explain why her skills had deteriorated to the point where she was a level 1 character. : D
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Some tables I compiled you might find useful: 20 Elements To Make Your Adventures Feel Like Star Wars (see http://goo.gl/fxvJqs) and 25 Reasons You Can Be A Jedi in the Star Wars Rebellion Era (see http://goo.gl/FKwZRw)
What iconic 'themes' can make your campaign feel like the original trilogy Star Wars movies? Here are some things to consider including in your Star Wars adventures: Super weapons; Monsters; Family issues; Struggle with temptations / the Dark Side; Fate of the Galaxy at stake; The Force ...
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Some tables I compiled you might find useful: 20 Elements To Make Your Adventures Feel Like Star Wars (see http://goo.gl/fxvJqs) and 25 Reasons You Can Be A Jedi in the Star Wars Rebellion Era (see http://goo.gl/FKwZRw)
What iconic 'themes' can make your campaign feel like the original trilogy Star Wars movies? Here are some things to consider including in your Star Wars adventures: Super weapons; Monsters; Family issues; Struggle with temptations / the Dark Side; Fate of the Galaxy at stake; The Force ...
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Thinking about setting up an Ultimate GM contest at a new DFW area RPG con next year, inspired by the http://www.irongm.com/ contest. Idea is that the first night of the con we'd have a GM-only game to prep and teach gamemasters how to be an 'Ultimate GM' using improv and collaboratively story-building techniques. Then, the next day, the GM's run improv-style games. An hour before the game you'd get 3 elements to include in your game and you'd need to build the game on the fly. Questions:

— What game system would you most like to see for something like the above? I'm thinking either Savage Worlds, Fate, or an indie-RPG like Apocalypse World or Lady Blackbird.
— What genre would you most like to see for these games? I am thinking Steampunk or Sci Fi but I'm open to ideas.
— Any other ideas or feedback on this concept?
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Let the GMs pick a system and setting. That would make the way they include the elements even more diverse and entertaining. 
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Pictures from a D&D one-shot game I ran at a friends house :-)
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Now that's a GM that's not afraid to do some prep work! Good job! 
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