Split from this thread: http://www.burningwheel.org/forum/showthread.php?14362-How-would-you-use-BE-to-play-it-like-BW -stormy
This is an old thread… but strangely, just this morning, I emailed two friends who are very familiar with both BW and BE this very question!
I did some more digging around on the top and found this thread from 2013.
In the thread the consensus, from both Luke and Thor, is that BE would be the perfect choice for converting to a BW-as-SF game, and that Burning Sands is the one that is too specific.
Specifically two posts caught my eye on the second page.
In the first, StanTheMan writes:
And then Luke replies:
This is sort what what I had assumed. To be clear, I’m not looking to play Traveller. More of a Traveller Imperium spliced with an emphasis on Dune-like noble-shenanigans focused on a noble house. (So, it’s not really Traveller I’m after. But, if Luke is saying it’s trivial, it’ll apparently get me very close very quickly!)
I’m looking forward to cracking open BE and seeing if this holds true.