One of the guys in my Traveller group has been working to convert his old AD&D 1e/2e homebrew setting to 5e, and this past week we played our first game. I’m very happy that my wife is playing. I ran a 2e game for her and some friends in about 1993, so she has played before. The group is our Traveller groups plus my wife and the DM’s wife (who has played a lot, and is a good player).
I have to say there are some changes in 5e from the versions I’m familiar with that I really like. I would always be up for a 1e or 2e game, but honestly the first session was very fun and I’m looking forward to a long campaign. The books and materials are a lot slicker than the old versions. It is now a “media product” in many ways, but I think that like most RPGs the quality of play is dependent on the GM and players.
5e is a very combat-centered game, I think. And that’s fine. I’m playing a magic-user, and I’m trying to use trickery and whatnot to support the party more than throwing damage-causing spells. I’ll have to throw a few, because that’s just the nature of the game, but I think I can find a balance that I’ll enjoy.
After months of being busy and kind of preoccupied by home remodeling, I am finally running my Classic Traveller campaign again next month. Looking forward to that.