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Traveller Core Rulebook

Traveller Core Rulebook

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The Traveller Core Rulebook, a timeless and immersive science fiction tabletop role-playing experience that has captivated players since its inception in 1977. This version is the popular 2008 edition, commonly referred to as "Mongoose Traveller," and is a great entry point for players new to the system and setting.

Embark on a Cosmic Journey: Traveller unfolds in a vast cosmos where characters explore star systems, partake in ground and space battles, and engage in interstellar trading. As a player, assume diverse roles ranging from humans and robots to aliens and genetically engineered species. The game's setting revolves around the human-dominated Third Imperium, a feudalistic interstellar empire, offering a rich backdrop for your adventures.

A Tapestry of Influences: Inspired by literary works like Dorsai, Dumarest of Terra saga, Hammer's Slammers, and more, Traveller weaves a narrative that emphasizes commerce, sociological stratification, and a blend of low and high technology. The game's roots in classic science fiction contribute to a rich and engaging storytelling experience.

Character Generation and Development: Utilizing a lifepath-style system, characters evolve through achievements, discoveries, and wealth. Be it a human, robot, alien, or genetically engineered species, each character's path is unique. With a sophisticated character generation system and consistent rules, Traveller offers a dynamic and immersive role-playing experience.

A Universe of Diversity: Despite a focus on humans, the Traveller universe is cosmopolitan, featuring major races like Aslan, Droyne, Hivers, K'kree, Vargr, and numerous minor races. Societal stratification, independent nobility, and classic titles like Baron and Duke add depth to interstellar affairs.

Weapons and Technology: Traveller spans the spectrum of technology, from low-tech worlds with swords and shields to high-tech realms with cybernetics and non-sentient robots. The inclusion of slug-throwing weapons alongside energy weapons adds a hard sci-fi flavor, ensuring a diverse range of equipment for your adventures.

Starships and Worlds: Starships come in all shapes and sizes, from small scouts to giant colony ships. World generation rules produce a random mix of environments, from barren moons to densely populated planets. The setting features the remnants of the highly advanced Ancients, leaving behind ruins and artifacts scattered throughout charted space.

Recognized Excellence: Traveller has earned acclaim for its production value, sophisticated character generation, and consistent rules. Winner of multiple Origins Awards and inducted into the Origins Hall of Fame, Traveller remains a classic in the role-playing hobby.

Embark on a journey through the stars, where every decision shapes your destiny. The Traveller Core Rulebook invites you to explore, engage, and immerse yourself in a timeless sci-fi adventure.

190 page, 8.5 x 11, black & white, hardcover. Second printing.
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