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Traveller is a science-fiction role-playing game set in the distant future, when humanity has made the leap to the stars and interstellar travel is as common as international travel is today. This means that Traveller is set against a background drawn from adventure-oriented science fiction literature, and the scope and breadth of the game are limited only by the imagination and skill of the players and their referee. Players are no longer limited to wandering inside a single underground labyrinth, to exploring a single continent, or even a single world. In Traveller there is an entire universe to be explored. Almost any situation which occurs in any SF novel, movie, or short story can be recreated in Traveller with a little work on the part of the referee.

In Traveller, mankind has conquered the stars, and travels from one stellar system to another as easily as present day Terrans can travel from one continent to another. The tremendous distances involved, however, dictate that interstellar voyages can take weeks, months, and sometimes even years. A situation similar to earth in the eighteenth century is created, where communication is limited to the speed of travel, and the stage is set for adventure in a grand fashion, with all the trappings of the classic space opera: giant, star-spanning empires (good, evil, or both), huge starfleets, wily interstellar merchants (or pirates, depending upon your point of view), complex diplomatic maneuvers, larger than life heroes, heroines, and villains the mind boggles.

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I haven't played Traveller for a few years. I got it for my Birthday in 1977. The first thing I did was change sub sector maps to be 3 dimensional. I have just updated the design and provided an open office drawing version and a pdf version, including an example sub sector. Hope you enjoy it! I forgot to add a fast pace variant I use for assigning star systems to the map, instead of rolling d6 for each z hex in each x,y stack. For each x,y stack roll 2d6 and consult 2 - 3 No systems in stack 4 - 5 1 system in stack 6 - 7 2 systems in stack 8 - 9 3 systems in stack 10 - 4 systems in stack 11 - 5 systems in stack 12 - 6 systems in stack Distributing the systems to z coordinates 0 or 6 systems is fixed 1,2 or 3 systems - roll d6-1 for each to get its z coordinate. If a system is...
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