Traveller: New Careers Coming Your Way
Careers form the basis of characters in Traveller. They help determine the experiences our characters have, the trials that the PCs face. The core book covers a broad range of careers, but none of them in depth. More so, they have a number of gaps that need to be filled. That is why we at JBE created five new careers for your game. Today we are talking about two of them.
What are these new careers? First up we have the Medical Professional. The Traveller Core Rulebook already has a physician as an assignment of the Scholar career. The medical field, however is vastly larger than this one sub-career, and we wanted to give this field more depth. Assignments include Surgeon/Nurse, Long Term Caregiver, and Physical Therapist. We felt these three need to be covered first. Now you can be more than just “the doctor” character; now you have a wider range of choices. There are many other medical possibilities that we may explore in the future.
Next up is the Athlete. Whenever I thought of being a retired sports professional, I looked to see if there was anything similar in the main rulebook and was surprised to see there was not. The Entertainer assignment Performer is supposed to cover this, but it also covers actor, dancer, and acrobat. The experiences of these are very different, and each should have their own career. So we decided to do exactly that, starting with sports. Naturally, we can’t cover every individual sport as an assignment especially since it is a big galaxy, and they will have sports in the future we haven’t conceived of yet. So we decided to cover this in three groups: Electronic Sports, Physical Sports, and Vehicle Sports. The first covers playing video or (more likely in the future) holographic games. E-sports are big today and will only get more popular in the future. Physical Sports covers everything from football and basketball to ninja warrior to the lumberjack games. Sports like Formula 1 and NASCAR where you are either in or on a fast moving machine and race to the finish or otherwise complete for points are all covered by Vehicle Sports.
We have three more careers to tell you about. Stay tuned for more.
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