My brother and some of our friends have considered learning an RPG and playing some games, but we have no idea where to start. I played Megatraveller for DOS a loong time ago, so know that it was based on a pen-and-paper version, but beyond that I know only what's on Wikipedia.
So I thought I'd turn here, to all you experts on stuff.
Has anybody had any experience with any of the Traveller games, can you recommend a good version for a bunch of beginners to learn (preferably a cheaper one), and seeing all the books available, which ones are necessary for just a basic game? How about any other sci-fi RPGs?
Any information would be appreciated.