"Traveller is back. Based on the classic original and updated for the new millennium, within these covers you can find everything you require to explore the vast Third Imperium and the alien-controlled regions that surround it - or any other science fiction setting you can imagine!
This book contains all you need to create characters, equip them, design their starship, generate their missions and adversaries, and send them on interstellar adventure.
Whether you are new to Traveller or an old hand, the science fiction adventures you desire await within."
It should be noted that, while the book is intended to be able to play in the other editions' "Third Imperium Setting," it does not in fact include that setting, and also intends to be a generic ruleset. The included sample subsector map is generic, and not part of the Third Imperium universe; further, it has no listed worlds. In order to play, therefore, one needs to either buy or build a setting.
Some useful benchmarks:
2d6 for 8+ on Stat Mod + Skill Level + Difficulty Mod + equipment mods + other mods by GM.
9 discrete difficulty levels defined, encouragement to use the space between.
no minimum success/minimum failure chances built in.