Blacksteel recently referenced MegaTraveller in a comment, which got me briefly reminiscing about the one time I played another Traveller offshoot, Traveller: the New Era. Which got me thinking about games I've only played once, and why. Which got my thinking about making a regular column about games I've only played once. So, here we go...
RPG: Traveller the New Era
When: I'm guessing 1994 or thereabouts.
GM: Paul, a friend of mine
Capsule: As far as I can tell, the GM was angling for a gritty, noir-esque storyline featuring criminal underworld figures, helpless ingenues, etc. I played a doctor (the medical type).
What happened: my PC decided the best way to get information from one of the aforementioned ingenues was to go full-on Rico Suave, backed up by some pretty impressive social skill rolls. The GM was very uncomfortable roleplaying this, and even after some prolific hand-waving of the action never came back to this game.