Traveller Revamp

   Posted by: Jim   in Role-playing games

[From Purple Pawn] Mongoose Publishing, current publisher of Paranoia and RuneQuest, has just released a new version of the classic space trading RPG, Traveller. I haven’t taken a look at it myself, but they have previews on their site, including looks at character creation (hopefully you can’t roll a dead character), combat, and world creation. They’re also planning to expand the settings supported to include other space opera, such as Judge Dredd and Starship Troopers.

For those who want to play the original Traveller, QLI/RPGRealms has a single book that reprints the first three “little black books”, plus many other reprints and Classic Traveller-related items. They also have a d20 version of Traveller, but really, why bother…


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5 comments so far


Very cool… I may have to peruse that. Traveller was my first RPG. In fact, I have the original three “little black books” tucked away in a box downstairs.

I may have to peek at them for nostalgia’s sake… Darn you, Van Verth!

May 2nd, 2008 at 10:21 pm

I wonder if it’s possible to do a Traveller “one shot”. I don’t think I have time to do a full campaign, but it’s been a while…

May 5th, 2008 at 8:52 am
Eduardo Alvarez

Aw, come on…what’s the fun in character generation if there’s no risk of dying? ๐Ÿ˜‰

May 6th, 2008 at 2:39 pm

They don’t kill you during CC, but you do have to make a ‘Survival’ roll, and if you fail, Bad Things Happen, and you are ejected from your career. Also, they do make a nod to the old game, and note an Iron Man option where you can use the Survival roll in the old fatally familiar way.

August 31st, 2008 at 2:38 pm

I was actually just looking over an upcoming Judge Dredd RPG that was based on the Traveller ruleset. It looks… interesting.

@Jim: yes, I’ve seen Traveller one-shots. They require some tender care, though.

September 24th, 2009 at 6:53 am

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