Long time lurker here. Finally pulled the trigger and decided to purchase Covert Ops (after re-reading the Top Secret module "Lady in Distess" and wanting to run it at a con. So, a little background as to why I am really keen on d00 Lite:
1. I've been a Savage Worlds fan for ~ 10 years. Before that I was a D6 System fan since Ghostbusters. In fact, it was due to West End Games' orbiting mind-reading satellite that they got the idea for Star Wars d6 - I had been using Ghostbusters to run all sorts of games and thought one day "They should do a sci-fi game based on this." So you can all thank me for that! :) As you see, I like to find the right system and stick with it.
2. As I am OLD, I can only run games at conventions. Career, mortgage, marriage, you know. So I need a game that is fast to prep, easy to run etc. Savage Worlds, while lovely, is quite gimmicky ... and I've found when I run into players with system mastery, my GMing takes a nosedive. Mostly cause I only run every 6 months and need to relearn the system.
3. I love percentile games (when done well. I mean, Top Secret was brutally hard to understand, and Boot Hill was lethal in play) because they are easy to run. Even an idiot like me can get "you have x% chance."
4. Sometime, when I have time/energy, I'd like to write. I have 4 binders of material. 4" thick binders. Just need to get it going. So I need a system that will allow me to either publish on my own or contribute.
THAT being said, was there ever a 'conversion' of Star Frontiers to d00 Lite? I'm especially keen on the skills. Covert Ops' use of classes/professions AS skills is awesome.
I like to use the term 'elegantly simply.'
Personally, I was noodling around the idea of using the NPC hiring table names (pp. 60 Alpha Dawn rules) as skills (i.e. Computer Operator, Demolitions Expert, Sharpshooter, Star Soldier, etc.)
Has there been any discussion, or any formal or even informal work on this (esp. skills). I am aware of FrontierSpace, but it seems stalled.
Any thoughts/information is much appreciated. When I run at my usual con game here in Detroit this summer, I will certainly post back.