Grand Survey (book)

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Grand Survey
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Exploring and Detailing Worlds
Publisher Digest Group Publications
Version Classic Traveller
Author Joe Fugate
Format Book (Paperback)
Canonical Yes
Edition 1st
Year Published 1986
Pages 48

The comprehensive guide to surveying and detailing an individual world.

Description[edit]

In the years 420 and 1065, the Imperial Interstellar Scout Service published the First and Second Grand Surveys. Some of their methods, and some of the results of their surveys, have been published before. But now, with the brand-new, state-of-the-art material in this book, you can have all the detail you ever wanted.

If you already use Scouts, Grand Survey continues where Scouts left off. And if you don't use Scouts, you can still use Grand Survey to learn more about a world. Starting with the basic Traveller UPP for the world, Grand Survey leads you step-by-step to detailed physical characteristics and an accurate map of the world.

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

Chapters include:

  • World Design: Extensive rules, charts, and tables to tell you everything about the physical characteristics of a world: details of atmosphere, volcanic activity, tectonic plates, mapping, minerals and other resources, climate and temperature, population demographics, starport locations, ice caps, deserts, and more. Complete with examples.
  • World Profile Form: The new Imperial Scout Form 20, to record all the physical details of a world. Also includes a full size world hex grid for precise mapping.
  • Imperial Scout Survey Procedures: How a survey of a world takes place, including new skills for Scout characters.
  • High-tech Survey Equipment: New equipment for Traveller, including remote sensor probes, self-precessing gyrocompass, and the multi-chronometer.
  • Starship Sensors: Detailed information on all the data gathering devices used during a survey, including handheld versions, and information for using sensors in starship combat.
  • Donosev Class Survey Scout Vessel: Complete plans of the ship that was the backbone of the Second Survey.
  • Vacc Suits: Detailed data, with illustrations, of vacc suits from tech level 9 to tech level 15.
  • Using World Data: Now that you have the world, all you need is the adventure. Guidelines and examples for turning world details into exciting situations for characters.
  • Index: Not only is everything you want in Grand Survey, 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:

Notes: Issue 10 of Travellers' Digest contained some additions and clarifications for Grand Survey.

Credits[edit]

Surveying a world
Joe Fugate, Robert Parker, Gary L. Thomas
Detailing a world
J. Andrew Keith, Joe Fugate
Additional Design
Gary L. Thomas, Nancy Parker
Examples
Gary L. Thomas, Robert Parker
Cover
Joe Fugate

Table of Contents[edit]

Introduction 1
Surveying a World 3
Detailing a World 26
Index 48