GURPS Traveller: Behind the Claw

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Behind the Claw
Gurps Behind the Claw.jpg
The Spinward Marches Sourcebook
Publisher Steve Jackson Games
Version GURPS Traveller
Author Martin DoughertyNeil Frier
Format Book (Paperback)
Canonical 1
Edition 1st
Year Published 1998
Pages 144
Available from Warehouse 23
ISBN 1-55634-353-1 Stock #6601

The GURPS Traveller sourcebook for the Spinward Marches Sector and nearby regions.


Behind the Claw: Slang phrase referring to those regions of the Third Imperium lying beyond the Great Rift. Almost a year from the Capital by XBoat, the Spinward Marches is a frontier region, scene of Five Frontier Wars and innumerable skirmishes. The Marches is one of the most troubled regions of the entire Imperium.

Behind the Claw details the Spinward Marches, a complete sector of space for GURPS Traveller. Over 400 star systems are described in detail, along with essays on the Imperial Nobility and system of government, a detailed history of the region, Game Master’s information, current events and a wealth of adventure material. The setting is rich and diverse, with unlimited scope for campaigns.

  • Seek your fortune as a free trader plying the Spinward Main
  • Lead your mercenary company to repulse Vargr raiders…
  • Salvage the wrecks left behind by the Fifth Frontier War
  • Engage in industrial espionage among the Megacorporations of the Imperium…
  • Explore ancient ruins on an airless moon…
  • Broker a peace settlement on the volatile Border Worlds
  • Join the stubborn landholders of District 268, holding on what’s theirs against alien invaders…
  • Race to the rescue of a distressed merchant vessel!

Meta-history & Background[edit]

GURPS Traveller: Behind the Claw has many contradictions with previous data for the Spinward Marches Sector and has parts of it have been declared non-canon for the FFE OTU.


Martin Dougherty, and Neil Frier
Loren K. Wiseman and Gene Seabolt
Randy Asplund-Faith

Table of Contents[edit]

Introduction 3
1. The Domain of Deneb 4
2. The Spinward States 24
3. Worlds 36
4. History in the Making 124
Spinward Marches Sector Map 142
Index 143