Grand Census

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Grand Census
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Creating and Detailing Cultures.
Publisher Digest Group Publications
Version Classic Traveller
Author Gary L. Thomas
Format Book (Paperback)
Canonical 1
Edition 1st
Year Published 1987
Pages 48
Product No. 863


The comprehensive guide to contacting and detailing cultures.

Description[edit]

Looking for Adventure? New cultures? Strange new socities with unusual customs? Travel can be a broadening experience, as long as you go where things are different.

Here, in one book, is all the information that players and fererees need to discover the diversity in the 11,000 worlds of the Imperium. Starting with the basic UWP for a world, Grand Census leads you step-by-step to detailed cultural characteristics, including details of the social structures, government institutions, languages, and technology.

Whether you're a Traveller player or a referee, Grand Census tells what you want to know when you arrive at a new world.

Chapters include:

  • Cultural Design: Extensive rules, charts, and tables to tell you everything about the cultural characteristics of a world: details of social outlook, types of government, organizational structures, detailed law levels, unusual customs, and intelligent native life.
  • Detailed Tech Levels: A complete, official breakdown of tech levels, with different classifications for energy, computers/robotics, communications, medicine, environmental control, transport systems, weapons, and more.
  • Cultural Profile Form: The new Imperial Scout Form 22, to record all the cultural details of a world.
  • Landing Party Contact Procedures: How contacts with alien civilizations are made. Including new skills for Scout characters.
  • High-tech Exploration Equipment: New equipment for Traveller, including the pocket medical scanner and med scanner-computer, a portable neural activity sensor and handset, pocket communicators and commdots, a data-display/recorder headpiece, and high-tech field glasses, with an illustration for every item.
  • New Vessels: Illustrated descriptions of the four-man air/raft, the survey G-Carrier, the enclosed two-man G-Tube, the grav bike, and the tech level 15 grav belt.
  • Index: Not only is everything you want in Grand Census, but you can find it fast.

Meta-history & Background[edit]

Classic Traveller Book 3 Worlds and Adventures (1977) created the UWP, which was later expanded with "Extended UWP Statistics", and was continued with the following products:

Credits[edit]

Exploring a World
Gary L. Thomas, Nancy Parker
Detailing a Culture
Gary L. Thomas, Joe Fugate, J. Andrew Keith, Ed Edwards
Additional Design
Gary L. Thomas
Examples
Gary L. Thomas, Joe Fugate
Equipment Designs
Joe Fugate, Rob Caswell
Cover Painting
Joe Fugate
Interior Illustrations
Rob Caswell

Table of Contents[edit]

Introduction 1
Exploring a World 3
Landing Party Equipment 10
Detailing a Culture 22
Index 48