Mike started up a game of Traveller. Which is an interesting game. As you create a character, you roll for events. This means that you can be denied entry in whatever field you tried for (which is bad). Or that you can even have nasty events happen to you which forces you to loose stats. I can see why some people complain that your character can die of old age before you even start the game.
The first session was interesting. Mike did a good job of keeping the game going by making some stuff up when we went past the areas that he had initially set up.