Difference between revisions of "Referee"

From Traveller Wiki - Science-Fiction Adventure in the Far future
Jump to navigation Jump to search
(Created page with "right No information or synopsis yet available. == Description (Specifications) == No information yet available. ==...")
 
 
(9 intermediate revisions by 2 users not shown)
Line 1: Line 1:
 
[[File: Imperial Sunburst-Sun-IISS-Traveller.gif|right]]
 
[[File: Imperial Sunburst-Sun-IISS-Traveller.gif|right]]
No information or synopsis yet available.  
+
A [[Referee]] is the person that oversees and runs the [[RPG|Role-playing game]] experience.  
   
+
* Traveller has very consistently called its gamemaster a referee over its many editions since 1977 CE. There has been a little variation.
 +
 
 
== Description ([[Specifications]]) ==
 
== Description ([[Specifications]]) ==
No information yet available.  
+
The referee guides a set of players or player characters ([[PC]]'s) through an adventure scenario, often having to improvise or make changes to an established product's setting and gameplay on the fly. They typically started with a published adventure or scenario as a game starting point and have to go from there, changing [[setting]]s, creating new non-player characters ([[NPC]]'s), and otherwise creatively writing the ongoing collaborative story that the referee and players create together.
  
 
== History & Background ([[Dossier]]) ==
 
== History & Background ([[Dossier]]) ==
No information yet available.  
+
What [[Traveller]] calls a referee is known by a number of other terms by other [[RPG]]'s:
 +
* Dungeon Master (DM)
 +
* [[Game Master]] ([[GM]])
 +
* Game Operations Director
 +
* Hollyhock God
 +
* Judge
 +
* Keeper of Arcane Lore
 +
* Narrator
 +
* Story Master
 +
* Storyteller
 +
* [[etc.]]
  
== References & Contributors (Sources) ==
+
== References & Contributors ([[Sources]]) ==
 
{{Intermediate}}
 
{{Intermediate}}
{{Detail}}
 
 
{{Sources
 
{{Sources
|S1= TBD
 
 
|S2= [[Traveller Wiki Editorial Team]]
 
|S2= [[Traveller Wiki Editorial Team]]
|S3= Author & Contributor: Lord (Marquis) and Master of Sophontology [[User:Maksim-Smelchak|Maksim-Smelchak]] of the [[Ministry of Science]]  
+
|S3= Author & Contributor: Lord (Marquis) and Master of Sophontology [[Maksim-Smelchak]] of the [[Ministry of Science]]  
 
}}
 
}}
  
  
{{LEN|}}
+
{{MET|Game Mechanic}}

Latest revision as of 13:59, 28 February 2019

Imperial Sunburst-Sun-IISS-Traveller.gif

A Referee is the person that oversees and runs the Role-playing game experience.

  • Traveller has very consistently called its gamemaster a referee over its many editions since 1977 CE. There has been a little variation.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

The referee guides a set of players or player characters (PC's) through an adventure scenario, often having to improvise or make changes to an established product's setting and gameplay on the fly. They typically started with a published adventure or scenario as a game starting point and have to go from there, changing settings, creating new non-player characters (NPC's), and otherwise creatively writing the ongoing collaborative story that the referee and players create together.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

What Traveller calls a referee is known by a number of other terms by other RPG's:

  • Dungeon Master (DM)
  • Game Master (GM)
  • Game Operations Director
  • Hollyhock God
  • Judge
  • Keeper of Arcane Lore
  • Narrator
  • Story Master
  • Storyteller
  • etc.

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

This list of sources was used by the Traveller Wiki Editorial Team and individual contributors to compose this article. Copyrighted material is used under license from Far Future Enterprises or by permission of the author. The page history lists all of the contributions.