Zhodani PCs?

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Zhodani PCs?

Post by Havard » Fri Sep 27, 2013 12:30 pm

How about these Psionically inclined humans? From the Vilani thread it was suggested that they are default bad-guys. Have you ever allowed them as PCs?

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Re: Zhodani PCs?

Post by Boneguard » Fri Sep 27, 2013 1:09 pm

Yes, you could: Classic Traveller, GURP Traveller and Mongoose Traveller all have a Zhodani sourcebook which can be used to make a Zhodani PC.

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Re: Zhodani PCs?

Post by Havard » Mon Oct 07, 2013 11:03 am

Cool, thanks!

I always got the impression that the Zhodani were too weird to play :)

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Re: Zhodani PCs?

Post by Boneguard » Mon Oct 07, 2013 12:51 pm

Well they are weird, but not as bad as a Hiver for exemple. And I played a game where we were 3 Vilani and a Hiver...that was pretty interesting. The Hiver had a Male name but his voicebox was female. Pretty hilarious and disturbing.
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Re: Zhodani PCs?

Post by Dread Delgath » Sat Apr 23, 2016 7:54 pm

The Zhodani was presented in one of the Traveller "Alien" books, meant to be role-played as characters or background for NPCs.

I'd only allow a Zhodani character under two conditions: either the player is playing a Zhodani sleeper agent, or all the players are playing Zhodani in a Zhodani focused campaign.

A Zhodani sleeper agent in a group of players adventuring around the Spinward Marches, this could go several ways, mostly badly, should the Zhodani sleeper be discovered. Not necessarily bad between non-Zhodani players & the Zhodani player, but the powers-that-be in the Marches would probably equate that the entire party is guilty by association!

As for a sleeper agent, this might be very interesting having a Zhodani sleeper agent in the Solomani Rim, part of an adventuring group searching for Lost Terra! The other players probably wouldn't even care if/when the Zhodani character is discovered in their midst, unless they're very anti-psionic Imperial types.

The way I play the Solomani humans, they're not as uptight about psionics as the Imperials are.

Perhaps the Zhodani character is searching for any Imperial Psionics Institutes to recruit psions for Zhodane, or looking for one to hone his/her skills, or, using his/her considerable psionic skills to actually found or teach at a Psionics Institute!
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