Supplements and magazines produced during this era detailed the progression of the Rebellion from the initial assassination of the Emperor in to the collapse of large-scale interstellar trade in roughly the beginning of the supplement Hard Times.
Published in ,  this was the final edition published by GDW. Set in the former territory of the Third Imperium after interstellar government and society had largely collapsed.
TNE introduced Virus , a silicon chip-life form that infected and took over computers. The game used a more realism-centered approach to science fiction, doing away with reactionless thrusters, shortening laser ranges to a reasonable distance, etc.
Published by Imperium Games in , T4 is set in the early days of the Third Imperium Milieu 0 , with the small, newly formed empire surrounded by regressed or barbaric worlds.
Designed by Loren K. Steve Jackson Games produced numerous supplements for the line, including details for all of the major races, many of the minor races, interstellar trade, expanded world generation, the military forces of the Third Imperium, and starships.
Published by Quick Link Interactive in , this version uses the d20 System as its base and is set at the time of the Solomani Rim War around Imperial year , about a century before the era depicted in the original game.
The preferred setting is the Gateway Domain region of the Imperium. A port of the Traveller setting to the Hero System , produced under license by Comstar Games in Mongoose Publishing published this version both in a traditional format and as an open gaming SRD around which other games may be built.
It is adapted from Traveller, with updated careers and technology. The core rule book was released in April , with a regular series of supplements following.
In , Far Future Enterprises published a new set of rules by re-working and integrating concepts from earlier rulesets. The Traveller5 Core Rules book is a rules mechanics reference, pulled from Traveller adventures and toolbox material from supplements.
It has a "retro" black-and-white production style. It uses a full color production style while resembling the original Traveller rules in scope.
The second edition core rules include pre-career university and military academy education options. Skills specialization have been reorganized to reduce skill bloat.
Some equipment descriptions have been altered and spacecraft operations and combat now have a different approach. Additional supplements flesh out rules further, including a revision to High Guard to handle all starship design.
David Ritchie reviewed Traveller in Ares Magazine 1, rating it an 8 out of 9. For one thing, the Traveller rules are fairly consistent moreso than is usual for such games.
For another, unlike the first generation of role-playing games, this one requires no referee or gamesmaster. Traveller was added to the Origins Hall of Fame.
Traveller as either Traveller, Mega Traveller, or Traveller: The New Era was ranked 3rd in the reader poll of Arcane magazine to determine the 50 most popular roleplaying games of all time.
Everything from political intrigue to action-packed mercenary actions, trading or scientific exploration is possible, and a lot more besides.
The Imperial Data Recovery System is a computer program published by FASA in as a play aid to speed up bookkeeping for Traveller , and assist with sector maps, character and ship records, accounting, and encounters.
GDW licensee Paragon produced two video games based on the Traveller universe:. The strip spoofed Traveller and other space opera settings.
Originally published by GDW as an updated replacement for Traveller , eschewing classic space opera to take inspiration from the grittier contemporary hard science fiction media of the s.
The first edition was named Traveller: The second edition was renamed AD , and added some cyberpunk rules and adventures. In the AD setting, interstellar travel is relatively new, Earth is still divided into nation-states, and the most powerful nations are competitively exploring and colonizing the fifty light year sphere of surrounding space.
Mongoose Publishing released a sourcebook for the setting in that adapted it to their version of the Traveller rules.
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