Imperial Encyclopedia

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Imperial Encyclopedia
MT 0213 Encyclopedia.jpg
MT Imperial Encyclopedia
Publisher Game Designers Workshop
Version MegaTraveller
Author Marc Miller
Format Book (Paperback)
Canonical 1
Edition 1st
Year Published 1987
Pages 98
Available from RPGNow
ISBN 0-943580-48-X Stock #0213

The MegaTraveller Imperial Encyclopedia is the basic reference for every Traveller participant.

  • It deals with library data, maps, world data, and equipment. The Encyclopedia includes all of the raw information necessary to learn about the Shattered Imperium and role play within it.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

The Imperium survived for more than a thousand years. In less than a minute, it has shattered. An assassin has cut down the emperor and his heirs in one bold stroke, throwing the largest interstellar empire in history into chaos. there are many candidates for the empty throne, and the worlds of the Imperium are divided in their allegiances. By a curious twist of fate, the assassin himself now controls three rebellious sectors. The emperor's nephew, considered by many to be a murderer himself, has assumed the throne over the objections of the Imperial Assembly. Star fleet battles rage throughout the disputed territories. As sectors are stripped of their fleets to fight in the rebellion, imperial territory is invaded by alien forces, sensing weakness and plunder. Sector after sector secedes from the Imperium to manage its own defense. Sector after sector falls to external forces.

And on this stage of rebellion and interstellar chaos, Traveller sets an ongoing drama of role-playing adventure .... Players travel from star system to star system, taking sides in the rebellion, fighting for their cause while fighting to stay alive. The dangers of the interstellar environment combine with the dangers of a shattered Imperium to challenge players and referees, and provide never-ending excitement in the far future.

The Imperial Encyclopedia: This book is a reference for both players and referees. It includes essays on the Imperium and other interstellar empires, descriptions of starships and vehicles in common use throughout known space, lists of equipment available on the open market and its prices, maps, and other information valuable to players and referees alike.

Meta-history & Background[edit]

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Marc W. Miller
Additional Design
Frank Chadwick, Joe D. Fugate Sr., Gary L. Thomas
Loren Wiseman, J. Andrew Keith, John Harshman, Timothy B. Brown
Cover Painting
Steve Venters
lnterior Illustrations
Bryan Gibson, Tom Peters, Liz Danforth, Steve Crompton, William H. Keith, Jr., Rob Caswell, Tim Bradstreet

Table of Contents[edit]

Wars of the Imperium IFC
Battlefields of the Rebellion 4
Chronology of Recorded History 6
The Emperors' List 8
Nobles 12
Library Data 16
Library Data: Referee's Introduction 48
Equipment 52
  Drugs 67
  Vacc Suits 68
Combat Equipment. 69
  Weapons Chart 75
Starships, Spacecraft, and Vehicles 76
Travelling 86
  Starship Encounters 91
  Starship Operating Procedures 92
The Spinward Marches 94