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You are Traveller # since May 28, 2000
||This is a direct copy from Marc Miller's homepage
that sums up just what Traveller really is, I certainly could not say it any better:THE PREMIER SF RPG
decided in 1976 that GDW ought to get into role-playing in a big way. Because Dungeons
& Dragons dominated the fantasy market, Marc thought there was an opportunity in
the science-fiction market. He worked through May of 1977 creating a three book set
detailed Characters & Combat, Starships and Worlds and Adventures.
set is now called Classic Traveller or the Little Black Books (the LBBs).
In the next several years, Traveller became the pre-eminent SF RPG. The GDW Traveller
series included more than 40 LBBs (9 Books, 13 Adventures, 13 Supplements, 6 Double
Adventures, and a miniatures system. In addition, GDW produced several boardgames and a
line of Alien Modules.
In 1987, GDW introduced its second edition titled MegaTraveller. It moved
the era forward to the assassination of the Emperor Strephon and the beginning of the
Rebellion. The system also introduced Tasks and revised much of the rules.
In 1993, GDW attempted to unify the Traveller and Twilight: 2000
rules systems. In doing so, the era was again moved forward to the aftermath of the
Rebellion. This system was titled Traveller: The New Era.
In 1996, when GDW closed its doors, Imperium Games picked up the license for the
system and produced T4 (Traveller 4th edition).
In 1998, Steve Jackson Games introduced GURPS Traveller. This system is
remarkable in that it uses the GURPS rules system against a background of the Classic
Traveller era... one in which the Emperor Strephon was not assassinated. Steve Jackson Games
In 1999-2000, Far Future Enterprises intends to bring to market T5 (Traveller
5th Edition), the latest edition of Traveller. T5 is currently in draft
form and in playtesting
||I finally got a scanner and actually found
some stuff from when I first started playing. There are a few pictures that I drew, dated
from the early 80's including a self portrait. I don't have much hair left these days
There are my first ship renderings and a
portrait of my first really successful character. The pictures are really old and were
done in pencil. I tried to enhance them as much as I could, but they might be a little
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