List of Traveller Books

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Traveller is an Origins Award winning science fiction role-playing game published by Game Designers' Workshop (GDW) in 1977. It is a time when interstellar travel has become possible and Humaniti has met other starfaring races. Traveller: 2300 portrayed humans as technologically advanced, but having a level of civilization not very far above the present day. Later publishers introduced additional material along the Official Traveller Universe timeline. In 2008, Mongoose Publishing reintroduced GDW's popular look and indexing feature separating publications into familiar Books, Supplements, and Adventures. Far Future Enterprises (FFE), has republished GDW's Traveller publications.

Classic Traveller[edit]

There were four editions of the Classic Traveller rules sets:[1]

Books[edit]

The first three Books (1,2,3) in the Little Black Book format were part of Basic Traveller and not available separately. Folllowing those were books presenting additional rules on specific subjects, expanding on Traveller's basic concepts. They ran 48 to 56 pages and require the basic rules sets. In addition to the core books, six more were published.[1] FFE published all nine as a single volume in 2000.

Supplements[edit]

Supplements provide different types of data, including starships, starsystems, characters, and animals in pre-generated form. Thirteen were published, but Supplement 5 Lightning Class Cruisers was only available as part of the Azhanti High Lightning board game.[1] FFE published all thirteen as a single volume in 2000.

Special Supplements[edit]

Short presentations on specific topics, originally appearing in the Journal of the Travellers' Aid Society (JTAS). Four were produced.[1]

  • Special Supplement 1: Merchant Prince, by J. Andrew Keith, Marc Miller and Loren Wiseman (1982). JTAS #12
  • Special Supplement 2: Exotic Atmospheres, by J. Andrew Keith (1983). JTAS #17
  • Special Supplement 3: Missiles in Traveller, by Marc Miller (1984). JTAS #21
  • Special Supplement 4: The Lost Rules, by Don McKinney (2008).

Adventures[edit]

Adventures provided interesting and challenging situations through which more information about the setting would unfold. Thirteen were produced.[1] FFE published all thirteen as a single volume in 2000.

  • Adventure 1-The Kinunir, by Marc Miller (1979)
  • Adventure 2-Research Station Gamma, by Marc Miller (1980)
  • Adventure 3-Twilight's Peak, by Marc Miller (1980)
  • Adventure 4-Leviathan, by Bob McWilliams (1980)
  • Adventure 0-Introductory Adventure: The Imperial Fringe, by GDW (1981)
  • Adventure 5-Trillion Credit Squadron, by Marc Miller and John Harshman (1981)
  • Adventure 6-Expedition to Zhodane, by Marc Miller (1981)
  • Adventure 7-Broadsword, by Loren Wiseman (1982)
  • Adventure 8-Prison Planet, by Eric Wilson and Dave Emigh (1982)
  • Adventure 9-Nomads of the World Ocean, by J. Andrew Keith and William H. Keith (1983)
  • Adventure 10-Safari Ship, by Marc Miller (1984)
  • Adventure 11-Murder on Arcturus Station, by J. Andrew Keith (1983)
  • Adventure 12-Secret of the Ancients, by Marc Miller (1984)
  • Adventure 13 Signal GK, by Marc Miller (1985)
  • Classic Traveller: Classic Adventures (2000) ISBN 978-1558782020

Double Adventures[edit]

These combined two short adventures in a single 48-page book. Eight titles were produced, two in 2001, with one of those only a single adventure.[1] Their tête-bêche format was popularised by the Ace Double sci-fi novels of the 1950s. FFE published all eight, plus Special Supplements 1-3, as a single volume in 2001.

Alien Modules[edit]

Each introduced a new alien race to players and referees, complete with character generation, history and background, language material, and an adventure. Eight were produced.[1] FFE published all eight in two volumes volume in 2001.

Modules[edit]

Modules provided larger adventures and additional materials. Five were produced.[1]

Boardgames[edit]

GDW was a boardgame publisher long before it published Traveller, and as a result it published eight Traveller boardgames.[1] FFE published all eight as a single volume in 2000.

  • G0 Imperium [BOX SET: Rules booklet, 2 combat charts, terran/imperial counters, board/map], by Marc Miller, Frank Chadwick and John Harshman (1977)
  • G2 Snapshot-Close Combat Aboard Starships in the Far Future [BOX SET: Rules Booklet, Map, Dice Modifier Sheet, counters], by Marc Miller, Paul R. Banner and Frank Chadwick (1979)
  • G3 Azhanti High Lightning-Close Combat Aboard Starships in the Far Future [BOX SET: Rules Booklet, Supplement 5, 14 maps, Dice Modifier Sheet, counters], by Frank Chadwick and Marc Miller (1980)
  • G6 Dark Nebula [BOX SET: rules, 8 maps, counters], by Marc Miller (1980)
  • G1 Mayday [BOX SET: Rules booklet, 4 maps, counters] (1980)
  • G4 Fifth Frontier War: Battles for the Spinward Marches [BOX SET: rules, maps, charts, 3 counter sheets] by Marc Miller, Frank Chadwick, John M. Astell and Paul R. Banner (1981)
  • G5 Invasion: Earth The Final Battle of the Solomani Rim War [BOX SET: rules booklet, 480 die-cut counters, map, and charts], by Marc Miller, Frank Chadwick and John Astell (1981)
  • G7 Striker : Rules for 15mm Traveller Miniatures [BOX SET: rules booklet 1, 2, 3, sequence tables, useful tables 1 & 2] by Marc Miller, Frank Chadwick and John Harshman (1981)
  • The Classic Games 1-6+ FFE (2004)[3]

Specials[edit]

GDW produced a variety of support materials of Traveller.[1]

  • Understanding Traveller [Short overview booklet], by GDW (1981)

Fanzines[edit]

Traveller: 2300 (2nd edition renamed to 2300 AD)[edit]

  • Traveller: 2300 (version 1.0) [BOX SET: Player's manual, Referee's manual, Near Star List, The Tricolor's Shadow, forms], by Marc Miller, Tim Brown, Lester Smith, and Frank Chadwick (1987) GDW
  • 2300 AD (Traveller: 2300, version 2.0) [BOX SET: Adventurer's Guide, Director's Guide, Near Star Map, Playaids], by Marc Miller, Tim Brown, Lester Smith, and Frank Chadwick (1988) GDW
  • Star Cruiser [BOX SET: Naval Architect's Manual, Data Form Booklet, Rule and Scenario Booklet, 2 maps, Counter sheet (180 counters), 2 Combat charts], by Frank Chadwick

Sourcebooks

  • Aurore Sourcebook [1010] (K)
  • Colonial Atlas
  • Earth/Cybertech Sourcebook [1015] (E)
  • Equipment Guide
  • Ground Vehicle [1036]
  • Invasion (K)
  • Kafer Sourcebook (K)
  • Nyotekundu Sourcebook [1012]
  • Ships of the French Arm [1011]

Adventures

  • Bayern [1035]
  • Beanstalk [1030]
  • Deathwatch Program [1016] (E)
  • Energy Curve [1031]
  • Kafer Dawn [1032] (K)
  • Mission Arcturus [1033] (K)
  • Ranger [1038]
  • Rotten to the Core [1017] (E)

(E)-Earth (cyberpunk subgenre)
(K)-Kafer War

MegaTraveller[edit]

  • Megatraveller [BOX SET: Player's Manual [0211], Referee's Manual [0212], Imperial Encyclopedia [0213], Map of Spinward Marches], by GDW (1987)
  • Referee's Companion [0215] (1987)
  • Rebellion Source Book [0214] (1988)
  • COACC [0216] (1989)
  • Fighting Ships of the Shattered imperium [0218] (1990) [4]
  • Knightfall [0219] (1990)
  • Hard Times [0221] (1991)
  • Assignment Vigilante [0223] (1992)
  • Astrogators' Guide to the Diaspora Sector [0224] (1992)
  • Arrival Vengeance [0225] (1992)

Digest Group Publications[edit]

  • Grand Census (1987)
  • Grand Survey (1987)
  • 101 Robots (1987)
  • 101 Vehicles (1988)
  • The Early Adventures (1988)
  • Starship Operator's Manual (1988)
  • Referee's Gaming Kit (1989)
  • World Builders' Handbook (1989)
  • Alien - Vilani & Vargr (1990)
  • The Flaming Eye Campaign Sourcebook (1990)
  • Alien - Solomani & Aslan (1991)

Traveller: The New Era[edit]

  • Traveller: The New Era Core Rules, by GDW (1993)
  • TNE Deluxe, [BOX SET: Rulebook; Fire Fusion & Steel, upgrade booklet, green player cards, map subsector data cards], by GDW (1993)
  • Upgrade Booklet for Fire, Fusion, and Steel [0302/E1]
  • Battle Rider [0308] (1993)
  • Brilliant Lances [0303] (1993)
  • Fire, Fusion, & Steel [0304] (1993)
  • Survival Margin [0301] (1993)
  • Path of Tears [0309] (1994)
  • Reformation Coalition Equipment Guide [0310] (1994)
  • Star Vikings [0315] (1994)
  • Striker II [0313] (1994)
  • Smash & Grab [0305] (1994)
  • Traveller Players' Forms [0306] (1994 TBC)
  • Traveller Referee's Screen [0307] (1994 TBC)
  • World Tamer's Handbook [0311] (1994)
  • Aliens of the Rim [0318] (1995)
  • The Guilded Lilly [0330] (1995)
  • Regency Combat Vehicle Guide [0320] (1995)
  • The Regency Sourcebook [0314] (1995)
  • Vampire Fleets [0312] (1995)

T4: Marc Miller's Traveller[edit]

  • Marc Miller's Traveller: 4th ed., Imperium Games, Inc. (1996)
  • Alien's Archive (1996)
  • Central Supply Catalog (1996)
  • Fire, Fusion, & Steel (1996)
  • Game Screen (1996)
  • JTAS25 (1996)
  • Milieu 0-Memory Alpha (1996)
  • Milieu 0-Campaign (1996)
  • T4 Starships (1996)
  • Adventure 1: Long Way Home (1997)
  • Adventure 2: Gateway! (1997)
  • Adventure 3: Annililik Run (1997)
  • Anomalies (1997)
  • Emperors Arsenal (1997)
  • Emperors Vehicles (1997)
  • Imperial Squadrons (1997)
  • JTAS26 (1997)
  • Naval Architect's Manual (1997)
  • Pocket Empires (1997)
  • Psionics Institutes (1997)
  • T4 First Survey (1997)
  • Gateway to the Stars (1998)
  • Missions of State (1998)

GURPS Traveller[edit]

  • GURPS Traveller, by Loren Wiseman (1998) Steve Jackson Games
  • Alien Races 1 (1998)
  • Behind the Claw (1998)
  • Alien Races 2 (1999)
  • Far Trader (1999)
  • First In (1999)
  • GURPS Traveller, 2nd ed., by Loren Wiseman (1999)
  • Star Mercs (1999)
  • Starports (1999)
  • Alien Races 3 (2000)
  • Deck Plan 1-Beowulf Class Far Trader (2000)
  • Ground Forces (2000)
  • Planetary Survey 1-Kamsii (2000)
  • Rim of Fire (2000)
  • Alien Races 4 (2001)
  • Planetary Survey 2-Denuli (2001)
  • Deck Plan 2-Modular Cutter (2002)
  • Deck Plan 3-Empress Marava Class Far Trader (2002)
  • Deck Plan 4-Assault Cutter (2002)
  • Deck Plan 5-Sulieman-Class Scout/Courier (2002)
  • Deck Plan 6-Dragon Class System Defense Boat (2002)
  • GM's Screen (2002)
  • Heroes 1: Bounty Hunters (2002)
  • Planetary Survey 3-Granicus (2002)
  • Planetary Survey 4-Glisten (2002)
  • Planetary Survey 5-Tobibak (2002)
  • Planetary Survey 6-Darkmoon (2002)
  • Heroes 2: Fighter Jocks (2003)
  • Humanati (2003)
  • Starships (2003)
  • Modular Cutter (2004)
  • Nobles (2004)
  • Sword Worlds (2004)
  • Interstellar Wars (2006)
  • Droyne Coyn Set TBC

Traveller20[edit]

  • The Traveller's Handbook, by QLI/RPGRealms Publishing (2002)
  • T20 Lite
  • Traveller d20 Referee's Screen
  • Gateway to Destiny (2004)
  • Personal Weapons of Charted Space
  • Yiarn Caardee Vehicle Catalog (2004)
  • Traveller's Guidebook

Downloadable products

  • 2320 AD (PDF), by QuikLink Interactive (2007)
  • 2340 AD TBC
  • Traveller Guidebook
  • Personal Weapons of Charted Space (Traveller's Aide #1)
  • Grand Endeavor (Traveller's Aide #2)
  • On the Ground (Traveller's Aide #3)
  • 76 Gunmen (Traveller's Aide #4)
  • Objects of the Mind (Traveller's Aide #5)
  • Against Gravity (Traveller's Aide #6)
  • Fighting Ships (Traveller's Aide #7)
  • Through the Waves (Traveller's Aide #8)
  • Fighting Ships of the Solomani (Traveller's Aide #9)
  • Stoner Express (EPIC Adventure #1)
  • Into the Glimmer Drift (EPIC Adventure #2)
  • Chimera (EPIC Adventure #3)
  • Merchant Cruiser (EPIC Adventure #4)
  • Scout Cruiser (EPIC Adventure #5)
  • Mercenary Cruiser (EPIC Adventure #6)
  • Merc Heaven (EPIC Adventure #7)
  • The Forgotten War (Golden Age Adventure #1)
  • The Gabriel Enigma (Golden Age Adventure #2)
  • The Sydymic Outworlds Cluster (Special Supplement #1)
  • The Mahkahraik (Free Download)
  • Revelation Station (Scenes of Adventure #1)

Traveller Hero[edit]

  • Book 1: Adventurers in Charted Space: Character Creation, Psionics, Combat and Races, Rob Bruce, Kevin Walsh and Randy Hollingsworth (2007) Comstar Games
  • Book 2: Adventure in Charted Space: The Imperium, Gadgets, Vehicles, Robots and Starships (2007)
  • Golden Age Starships 1: Fast Courier
  • Golden Age Starships 2: SW Patrol cruiser
  • Golden Age Starships 3: Archaic Small Craft
  • Golden Age Starships 4: Boats and Pinnaces
  • Golden Age Starships 5: Cutters and Shuttles
  • Golden Age Starships 6: Corsair
  • Golden Age Starships 7: Modular Starship
  • Golden Age Starships 8: Armed Free Trader

Mongoose Traveller[edit]

  • Mongoose Traveller Core Rulebook, by Gareth Hanrahan (2008)
  • Character Record Pack, by Matthew Sprange and Richard Ford (2009)
  • Golden Age Starships Compilation, by Simon Beal and Martin J. Dougherty (2009)
  • Traveller Core Rulebook Pocket Edition, by Gareth Hanrahan (2009)
  • Referee's Screen, by Mongoose Publishing (2009)
  • Compendium 1, by Mongoose Publishing (2010)
  • Compendium 2, by Mongoose Publishing (2012)

Books[edit]

Little Black Books (LBB)

  • LBB 1-Mercenary (2010)
  • LBB 2-High Guard, by Mongoose Publishing (2010)
  • LBB 3-Scout, by Mongoose Publishing (2010)
  • LBB 4-Psion, by Mongoose Publishing (2010)
  • LBB 5-Agent, by Mongoose Publishing (2010)
  • LBB 6-Scoundrel, by Mongoose Publishing (2010)
  • LBB 7-Merchant Prince, by Mongoose Publishing (2010)
  • LBB 8-Dilettante, by Mongoose Publishing (2010)
  • LBB 9-Library Data, by Mongoose Publishing (2010)

Supplements

  • Supplement 1-760 Patrons, by Mongoose Publishing (2008)
  • Supplement 2-Traders and Gunboats, by Bryan Steele (2008)
  • Supplement 3-Fighting Ships, by Bryan Steele and Stuart Machin (2009)
  • Supplement 4-Central Supply Catalog, by Martin J. Dougherty and Bryan Steele (2009)
  • Supplement 5-Civilian Vehicles, by Simon Beal and Martin J. Dougherty (2009)
  • Supplement 6-Military Vehicles, by Simon Beal and Martin J. Dougherty (2009)
  • Supplement 7-1001 Characters, by August Hahn (2010)
  • Supplement 8-Cybernetics, by Lawrence Whitaker (2011)
  • Supplement 9-Campaign Guide, by August Hahn (2011)
  • Supplement 10-Merchants and Cruisers (2011)
  • Supplement 11-Animal Encounters, by August Hahn (2011)
  • Supplement 12-Dynasty, by Mongoose Publishing (2011)
  • Supplement 5 & 6-The Vehicle Handbook, by Colin Dunn, Matthew Sprange, Nick Robinson and Jonathan Goodyear (2012)
  • Supplement 13: Starport Encounters
  • Supplement 14: Space Stations
  • Supplement 15: Powers and Principalities
  • Supplement 16: Adventure Seeds

Adventures

  • Adventure 1-Beltstrike, by Lawrence Whittaker (2009)
  • Adventure 2-Prison Planet, Garth Hanrahan (2009)
  • Adventure 3 - Trillion Credit Squadron
  • Adventure 4 - Into The Unknown

Third Imperium

  • Spinward Marches, by Martin J Dougherty (2008)
  • Alien Module 1: Aslan, by Gareth Hanrahan (2009)
  • Alien Module 2: Vargr, by Simon Beal (2009)
  • Tripwire, by Simon Beal (2009)
  • Alien Module 3: Darrians, by Pete Nash 2010 ISBN 978-1907218613
  • Crowded Hours, by Mongoose Publishing (2010)
  • Reft Sector, by Martin J. Dougherty (2010)
  • Reign of Discordia, by Darrin Drader (2010)
  • Sector Fleet by Mongoose Publishing (2010)
  • Starports, by Mongoose Publishing (2011)
  • Alien Module 4: Zhodani, by Don McKinney (2011)
  • Alien Module 5: Solomani, by David Pulver (2012)
  • Aramis: The Traveller Adventure, by Marc Miller (2012)
  • Deneb Sector, by Rob Eaglestone (2012)
  • Sword Worlds, by Bryan Steele (2012)
  • Alien Module 6: Droyne
  • Armageddon 2089
  • Campaign 1: Secrets of the Ancients
  • Minor Alien Module 1: Luriani
  • Project Steel
  • The Spinward Marches Map Pack
  • The Trojan Reaches Map Pack
  • The Gvurrdon Map Pack

Traveller 2300

  • Traveller: 2300AD, by Colin Dunn (2012)
  • French Arm Adventures (2013)
  • Tools for Frontier Living (2013)
  • Ships of the French Arm
  • The Grendelssaga
  • Bayern (tbc)
  • Atlas of the French Arm (tbc)

Traveller5[edit]

  • Traveller5 Core Rulebook by Marc Miller, Far Future Enterprises (2013)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Miller, Marc (2010). Guide to Classic Traveller (1 ed.). USA: Far Futures.
  2. ^ "Traveller". Wayne's Books RPG Reference. Waynes Books. Retrieved 13 December 2020.
  3. ^ "Traveller: The Classic Games, Games 1-6+". BoardGameGeek. BoardGameGeek LLC. Retrieved 9 January 2021.
  4. ^ Miller, Marc W. (1990). [MegaTraveller]. Fighting ships of the shattered imperium. Bloomington, IL: GDW. ISBN 1-55878-050-5.