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29th Sep '16 7:09:26 AM Bense
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* FuturisticPyramid:
** Double Adventure 1 "Shadows". The [=PCs=] must investigate a pyramid to free their spaceship from a death trap.
** Journal of the Traveller's Aid Society #13, adventure "Thought Waves". The [=PCs=] are trapped inside an underwater alien pyramid that's actually an ancient spacecraft.
20th Sep '16 12:22:16 PM Bense
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* VestigialEmpire: Obviously all empires become this sooner or later. But a well described one was the Vilani Imperium had been this for thousands of years, its organization ran effectively on autopilot and survived because it hadn't had a competitor in ages. When they met the Terrans they were in for a big surprise. Not least because Terrans were only recently united and still [[HumansAreWarriors remembered how to fight]].

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* VestigialEmpire: Obviously all empires become this sooner or later. But a well described one was the The Vilani Imperium had been this for thousands of years, years with its organization ran effectively on autopilot and survived only because it hadn't had a competitor in ages. When they met the Terrans they were in for a big surprise. Not least because Terrans were only recently united and still [[HumansAreWarriors remembered how to fight]].
18th Aug '16 10:05:49 AM Bense
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* ''[=MegaTraveller=]'' (1987-92): An update to the original rule system, complete with a controversial {{metaplot}} shift involving the assassination of the Emperor and collapse of the [[TheFederation Imperium]] into civil war, called "The Rebellion". ''[=MegaTraveller=]'' was mostly created by Digest Group Publications[[note]]Producers of the popular ''Travellers' Digest'' magazine for ''Classic Traveller''[[/note]] rather than [=GDW=] itself. Incompatible production methods between the two companies produced a lot of typos in this version. Despite the production problems and the controversial Rebellion it was successful. Digest Group's own supplements to the line, produced under license, are still quite renowned among ''Traveller'' fans for their quality.

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* ''[=MegaTraveller=]'' (1987-92): An update to the original rule system, complete with a controversial {{metaplot}} shift involving the assassination of the Emperor and collapse of the [[TheFederation Imperium]] into civil war, called "The Rebellion". ''[=MegaTraveller=]'' was mostly created by Digest Group Publications[[note]]Producers of the popular ''Travellers' Digest'' magazine for ''Classic Traveller''[[/note]] rather than [=GDW=] itself. Incompatible production methods between the two companies produced a lot of typos in this version. Despite the production problems and the controversial Rebellion it was successful. Digest Group's own supplements to the line, produced under license, are still quite renowned among ''Traveller'' fans for their quality.quality, though they have [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes never been reprinted]].
6th Jul '16 3:46:28 AM Morgenthaler
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* CopsNeedTheVigilante: The adventure ''The Argon Gambit''. Part of Grant's plan is to have the {{PC}}s arrested by the local police after they've broken into Kashkanun's villa and stolen some documents. The police don't have enough evidence to get a search warrant for the villa, but if the documents are seized in the course of an arrest they will become valid evidence.
19th May '16 8:04:31 PM erforce
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Not to be confused with [[UsefulNotes/IrishTravellers the Irish Traveller community]]. Or one of the titles for [[Film/{{Ghostbusters}} Gozer]].

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16th May '16 9:30:43 AM Bense
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* ''[=MegaTraveller=]'' (1987-92): An update to the original rule system, complete with a controversial {{metaplot}} shift involving the assassination of the Emperor and collapse of the [[TheFederation Imperium]] into civil war ,called "The Rebellion". ''[=MegaTraveller=]'' was mostly created by Digest Group Publications[[note]]Producers of the popular ''Travellers' Digest'' magazine for ''Classic Traveller''[[/note]] rather than [=GDW=] itself. Incompatible production methods between the two companies produced a lot of typos in this version. Despite the production problems and the controversial Rebellion it was successful. Digest Group's own supplements to the line, produced under license, are still quite renowned among ''Traveller'' fans for their quality.

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* ''[=MegaTraveller=]'' (1987-92): An update to the original rule system, complete with a controversial {{metaplot}} shift involving the assassination of the Emperor and collapse of the [[TheFederation Imperium]] into civil war ,called war, called "The Rebellion". ''[=MegaTraveller=]'' was mostly created by Digest Group Publications[[note]]Producers of the popular ''Travellers' Digest'' magazine for ''Classic Traveller''[[/note]] rather than [=GDW=] itself. Incompatible production methods between the two companies produced a lot of typos in this version. Despite the production problems and the controversial Rebellion it was successful. Digest Group's own supplements to the line, produced under license, are still quite renowned among ''Traveller'' fans for their quality.
16th May '16 9:30:07 AM Bense
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* ''[=MegaTraveller=]'' (1987-92): An update to the original rule system, complete with a controversial {{metaplot}} shift involving the assassination of the Emperor and collapse of the [[TheFederation Imperium]] into civil war (called "The Rebellion"). ''[=MegaTraveller=]'' was mostly created by Digest Group Publications[[note]]Producers of the popular ''Travellers' Digest'' magazine for ''Classic Traveller''[[/note]] rather than [=GDW=] itself. Incompatible production methods between the two companies produced a lot of typos in this version. Despite the production problems and the controversial Rebellion it was successful. Digest Group's own supplements to the line (produced under license) are still quite renowned among ''Traveller'' fans for their quality.

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* ''[=MegaTraveller=]'' (1987-92): An update to the original rule system, complete with a controversial {{metaplot}} shift involving the assassination of the Emperor and collapse of the [[TheFederation Imperium]] into civil war (called ,called "The Rebellion").Rebellion". ''[=MegaTraveller=]'' was mostly created by Digest Group Publications[[note]]Producers of the popular ''Travellers' Digest'' magazine for ''Classic Traveller''[[/note]] rather than [=GDW=] itself. Incompatible production methods between the two companies produced a lot of typos in this version. Despite the production problems and the controversial Rebellion it was successful. Digest Group's own supplements to the line (produced line, produced under license) license, are still quite renowned among ''Traveller'' fans for their quality.
16th May '16 9:28:21 AM Bense
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* ''[=MegaTraveller=]'' (1987-92): An update to the original rule system, complete with a controversial {{metaplot}} shift involving the collapse of the [[TheFederation Imperium]]. ''[=MegaTraveller=]'' was mostly created by Digest Group Publications[[note]]Producers of the popular ''Travellers' Digest'' magazine for ''Classic Traveller''[[/note]] rather than [=GDW=] itself. Incompatible production methods between the two companies produced a lot of typos in this version. Despite the production problems and the controversial Rebellion it was successful. Digest Group's own supplements to the line (produced under license) are still quite renowned among ''Traveller'' fans for their quality.

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* ''[=MegaTraveller=]'' (1987-92): An update to the original rule system, complete with a controversial {{metaplot}} shift involving the assassination of the Emperor and collapse of the [[TheFederation Imperium]].Imperium]] into civil war (called "The Rebellion"). ''[=MegaTraveller=]'' was mostly created by Digest Group Publications[[note]]Producers of the popular ''Travellers' Digest'' magazine for ''Classic Traveller''[[/note]] rather than [=GDW=] itself. Incompatible production methods between the two companies produced a lot of typos in this version. Despite the production problems and the controversial Rebellion it was successful. Digest Group's own supplements to the line (produced under license) are still quite renowned among ''Traveller'' fans for their quality.
16th May '16 9:11:43 AM Bense
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* ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}} Traveller'' (1998-2015): by Steve Jackson Games. ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin, complete with a timeline reboot in an ultimately unsuccessful attempt to [[BrokenBase unbreak the base.]] The last book in the line, ''Interstellar Wars'', released in 2006, presented the initial contact between Earth and the First Imperium from the BackStory for the first time. This was a well-produced version, with several of the same people who worked on the original ''Traveller'', and was quite popular in its time. Although as with the other licensed versions no new materials were created for the line after ''Mongoose Traveller'' was released in 2008, the GURPS license was still technically active until the end of 2015, when Steve Jackson games allowed it to expire.

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* ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}} Traveller'' (1998-2015): by Steve Jackson Games.Creator/SteveJacksonGames. ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin, complete with a timeline reboot in an ultimately unsuccessful attempt to [[BrokenBase unbreak the base.]] The last book in the line, ''Interstellar Wars'', released in 2006, presented the initial contact between Earth and the First Imperium from the BackStory for the first time. This was a well-produced version, with several of the same people who worked on the original ''Traveller'', and was quite popular in its time. Although as with the other licensed versions no new materials were created for the line after ''Mongoose Traveller'' was released in 2008, the GURPS license was still technically active until the end of 2015, when Steve Jackson games allowed it to expire.
16th May '16 9:07:55 AM Bense
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* ''Classic Traveller'' (1977-86): The original. Then just called ''Traveller'' but it has since acquired the "Classic" qualifier to distinguish it from the later editions. It has also been called the [[AscendedMeme "Little Black Books"]] because of the printing format and minimalist covers used.[[note]]The books were nearly all half-size "pamphlets" featuring a mostly black cover with a narrow colored stripe[[/note]] The line began as a rather generic sci-fi system, and added detail to the setting as it went. Several other game companies also produced materials for the line under license, including [=FASA=][[note]]Which got its start producing ''Traveller'' materials[[/note]], Gamelords, Judges Guild, Paranoia Press, and even Creator/GamesWorkshop.

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* ''Classic Traveller'' (1977-86): The original. Then just called ''Traveller'' but it has since acquired the "Classic" qualifier to distinguish it from the later editions. It has also been called the [[AscendedMeme "Little Black Books"]] because of the printing format and minimalist covers used.[[note]]The books were nearly all half-size "pamphlets" featuring a mostly black cover with a narrow colored stripe[[/note]] The line began as a rather generic sci-fi system, and added detail to the setting as it went. Several other game companies also produced materials for the line under license, including [=FASA=][[note]]Which {{Creator/FASA}}[[note]]Which got its start producing ''Traveller'' materials[[/note]], Gamelords, Judges Guild, Paranoia Press, and even Creator/GamesWorkshop.
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