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Imperial Encyclopedia
MT 0213 Encyclopedia.jpg
MT Imperial Encyclopedia
Publisher Game Designers Workshop
Version MegaTraveller
Author Marc Miller
Format Book (Softback)
Language English
Edition 1st
Year Published 1987
Pages 98
Available from RPGNow
Canonical Yes
ISBN 0-943580-48-X Stock #0213
Table of Contents
TBD
Imperial Encyclopedia is one of the foundational works of MegaTraveller.
  • 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 Third 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.

Table of Contents[edit]

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

Library Data Entries (Public)[edit]

Library Data Entries (Public)
1 to 56 57 to 111 112 to 167
Column 1:
  1. AAB
  2. Amber Zone
  3. Ancients
  4. Andory
  5. Anglic
  6. Antares
  7. Antares, League of
  8. Ansing Expedition
  9. Antebellum
  10. Antiquity
  11. Artifact
  12. Aslan
  13. Aslan Border Wars
  14. Aslan Hierate
  15. Assassination, Right of
  16. Astrography
  17. Barracks Emperors
  18. Behind the Claw
  19. Belt Mining
  20. Belter
  21. Bilstein Yards
  22. Brzk
  23. Capital
  24. Centaurs
  25. Chirper
  26. Church of the Chosen Ones
  27. Ciencia Iphegenia
  28. Civil War
  29. Client State
  30. Confederation
  31. Corridor
  32. Coyns
  33. Crisis of '99
  34. Currency, Imperial
  35. Darmine
  36. Darrian Confederation
  37. Deneb
  38. Digest Touring Award
  39. Directions, Galactic
  40. Domain
  41. Droyne
  42. Dulinor
  43. Emperors of the Flag
  44. Express Boats
  45. False War
  46. Federation
  47. Fifth Frontier War
  48. First Frontier War
  49. First Imperium
  50. First Interstellar War
  51. The Forboldn Project
  52. Fourth Frontier War
  53. Galanglic
  54. Gas Giant
  55. General Shipyards
  56. Glea
  57. Good War / Bad War
Column 2:
  1. Grand Prince
  2. Great Rift
  3. Guaran
  4. Hiver
  5. Hive Federation
  6. Holiday Year
  7. Humaniti
  8. Humans
  9. Imperial Calendar
  10. Imperial Research Station
  11. Imperial Research
  12. Imperial Rules of War
  13. Imperial Stationery
  14. Imperial Sunburst
  15. Imperial Warrant
  16. Interdiction
  17. Iolanthe
  18. Iridium Throne
  19. Jump Dimming
  20. Jumpspace
  21. Kedzudh, Commonality of
  22. Kirur
  23. K'kree
  24. Kuzu
  25. Lair
  26. Lancia
  27. Lanthanum
  28. Lesser Rift
  29. Llellewyloly
  30. Loeskalth
  31. Main
  32. Major Race
  33. Mercenary
  34. Minor Race
  35. Moot
  36. Monadium
  37. Naval Base
  38. Naval Depot
  39. Nobility
  40. Nth Interstellar War
  41. Octagon Society
  42. Oort Cloud
  43. Outworld Coalition
  44. Pacification Campaigns
  45. Peerage
  46. Phoenix Project
  47. Postal Union
  48. Psionics
  49. Psionics Institute
  50. Psionic Suppressions
  51. Psychohistory
  52. Rachele Society
  53. Rachelean Revolts
  54. Ramshackle Empire
  55. Red Zone
  56. Repatriation Bond
Column 3:
  1. Rule of Man
  2. Rule of Terra
  3. Scout Base
  4. Second Frontier War
  5. Second Imperium
  6. Sector
  7. Shudusham Concords
  8. Signal GK
  9. Six Races
  10. Soegz
  11. Solomani
  12. Solomani Autonomous Region
  13. Solomani Confederation
  14. Solomani Hypothesis
  15. Solomani Movement
  16. Solomani Rim War
  17. Solomani Security
  18. Solomani Sphere
  19. Sophont
  20. Sophontology
  21. Spinward Marches
  22. Starports
  23. Strephon
  24. Subsector
  25. Superheavy Elements
  26. Survey, First
  27. Survey, Second
  28. Sword Worlds Confederation
  29. Sylean Federation
  30. System
  31. System Defense Boat
  32. Terra
  33. Terran Confederation
  34. Third Frontier War
  35. Third Imperium
  36. Thoengling Empire
  37. Trade Routes
  38. Travel Zone
  39. Trojan Points
  40. Twilight
  41. Twilight's Peak
  42. Two Thousand Worlds
  43. Vargr
  44. Vargr Campaigns
  45. Vargr Extents
  46. Vegan
  47. Vegan Autonomous District
  48. Vilani
  49. Vland
  50. War
  51. Way Station
  52. Xboat
  53. Xboat Station
  54. Year Zero
  55. Zhdant
  56. Zhodani

Library Data Entries (Restricted)[edit]

  1. Ancients
  2. Aslan
  3. Assassination, Right of
  4. Chirper
  5. Church of the Chosen Ones
  6. Coyns
  7. Droyne
  8. Express Boats
  9. Hive Federation
  10. Imperial Rules of War
  11. Imperiallines
  12. K'kree
  13. Moot, The
  14. Phoenix Project
  15. Psionics Institute
  16. Psionic Suppressions
  17. Psychohistory
  18. Psionics Suppressions
  19. Rachele Society
  20. Six Races
  21. Solomani Hypothesis
  22. Solomani Security
  23. Strephon
  24. Travel Zone
  25. Twilight's Peak
  26. Vargr
  27. War, Imperial Rules of
  28. Zhdant
  29. Zhodani

Selected Astrography[edit]

Settings

  1. Charted Space
    1. Imperial Space
      1. Spinward Marches Sector

Astrographic Phenomena

  1. Gas Giants
  2. Oort Clouds
  3. Rings
  4. Ringworlds
  5. Rosettes
  6. Sphereworlds
  7. Trojan Points

Selected Equipment (Combat)[edit]

Armor[edit]

  1. Ablat Armor
  2. Battle Dress-13
  3. Battle Dress-14
  4. Chameleon Suit
  5. Cloth Armor
  6. Combat Armor-11
  7. Combat Armor-12
  8. Combat Armor-14
  9. Combat Environment Suit
  10. Flak Jacket
  11. Jack Armor
  12. Mesh Armor
  13. Reflec Armor

Ironmongery[edit]

Archaic Ranged Weapons[edit]
  1. Blowgun
  2. Bola
  3. Boomerang
  4. Heavy Crossbow
  5. Light Crossbow
  6. Long Bow
  7. Repeating Crossbow
  8. Short Bow
  9. Sling
Early Firearms[edit]
  1. Flintlock Pistol
  2. Flintlock Musket
  3. Hand Cannon
  4. Percussion Revolver
  5. Percussion Rifle
Hand-to-Hand Weapons[edit]
  1. Battle Axe
  2. Bayonet
  3. Blade
  4. Broadsword
  5. Club
  6. Cutlass
  7. Dagger
  8. Foil
  9. Halbred
  10. Hand Axe
  11. Machete
  12. Pike
  13. Plastic Knife
  14. Spear
  15. Staff / Cudgel
  16. Sword
Personal Slugthrowers[edit]
  1. Accelerator Rifle 6mm
  2. Advanced Combat Rifle 7mm
  3. Advanced Combat Rifle 9mm
  4. Assault Rifle 5mm
  5. Assault Rifle 7mm
  6. Assault Rocket Launcher lOmm
  7. Autopistol 7mm
  8. Autopistol 9mm
  9. Autorifle 7mm
  10. Autoshotgun 18mm
  11. Body Pistol 5mm
  12. Carbine 7mm
  13. Gauss Pistol 4mm
  14. Gauss Rifle 4mm
  15. Hunting Rifle 13mm
  16. Light Assault Gun (LAG) 20mm
  17. Magnum Snub Pistol lOmm
  18. Revolver 5mm
  19. Revolver 7mm
  20. Revolver 9mm
  21. Revolver 9mm Magnum
  22. Rifle 7mm TL-4
  23. Rifle 7mm TL-5
  24. Rifle 9mm
  25. Shotgun 18mm
  26. SMG 9mm
  27. Snub Pistol l0mm Auto
Laser Weapons[edit]
  1. Laser Carbine-8
  2. Laser Carbine-13
  3. Laser Pistol-9
  4. Laser Pistol-13
  5. Laser Rifle-9
  6. Laser Rifle-13
High-Energy Weapons[edit]
  1. FGMP-14
  2. FGMP-15
  3. FGMP-16
  4. Neural Pistol
  5. Neural Rifle
  6. PGMP-12
  7. PGMP-13
  8. PGMP-14
  9. Plasma Rifle-16

Accessories[edit]

  1. Electronic Sights
  2. Folding Stocks
  3. Integral Laser Pistol-14
  4. Silencer
  5. Shoulder Stocks
  6. Tangle Net
  7. Telescopic Sights
  8. Tranq Spray

Ammunition[edit]

  1. Ammo Belt
  2. Arrow
  3. Blowgun Pellet
  4. Bolt
  5. Flintlock Musket Ball
  6. Flintlock Pistol Ball
  7. Hand Cannon Ball
  8. Magazine
  9. Percussion Revolver Balls x6
  10. Percussion Rifle Ball
  11. Sling Stone
  12. Stripper Clip

Selected Equipment (Non-combat)[edit]

  1. Airlock, Portable
  2. Air Tanks
  3. Air Tanks, Underwater
  4. Atmosphere Tester
  5. Attache Case
  6. Axe, Ice
  7. Backpack
  8. Ball, Rescue
  9. Base, Advanced
  10. Battle Computer
  11. Beacon, Emergency
  12. Binoculars
  13. Binoculars, Electronic
  14. Binoculars, Image Converter
  15. Binoculars, PRIS
  16. Boots, Climbing
  17. Bugs and Detectors
  18. Bullhorn
  19. Cabin, Prefabricated
  20. Cable
  21. Calculator, Hand
  22. Camera
  23. Carpentry Tool Set
  24. Charges, Breaching
  25. Clothing, Cold Weather
  26. Clothing, Desert
  27. Commdots
  28. Communicator/Recorder
  29. Communicator
  30. Communicator, Laser
  31. Communicator, Video
  32. Compass, Magnetic
  33. Computer, Hand
  34. Counter, Radiation
  35. Crampons
  36. Data-Display/Recorder Headpiece
  37. Densitometer, Handheld
  38. Desert Survival Kit
  39. Detector, Metal
  40. Detector, Stress
  41. Disguise Kit
  42. Dye, Water
  43. Echo Sounder
  44. Electronic Tool Set
  45. Filter Respirator Combination
  46. Flare, Smoke
  47. Flare Gun
  48. Signal Flare
  49. Illumination Flare
  50. Gauge, Depth
  51. Gauge, Tank Pressure
  52. Gill, Artificial
  53. Gill, Bionic
  54. Gill, Powered
  55. Goggles
  56. Goggles, Combination IRRI
  57. Goggles, Infrared
  58. Goggles, Light Intensifier
  59. Grapnel
  60. Grapnel Gun
  61. Grav Belt
  62. Hammer, Rock
  63. Heatsuit
  64. Heatsult Battery
  65. Heatsuit Power Pack
  66. Helmet, Transparent
  67. Hoist, Climbing
  68. Hoist, Jumar
  69. Hoist, Mechanical
  70. Hoist, Powered
  71. Lamp, Gas or Oil
  72. Lantern, Cold Light
  73. Locator, Inertial
  74. Lockpick Set
  75. Locks, Combination
  76. Locks, Electronic
  77. Locks, Tumbler
  78. Machete
  79. Map, Electronic
  80. Mask, Face
  81. Mask, Filter
  82. Mask, Protective
  83. Mechanical Tool Set
  84. Medical Kit
  85. Medical Scanner, Computer
  86. Medical Scanner, Pocket
  87. Metalwork Tool Set
  88. Mirror, Return
  89. Mirror, Signal
  90. Mountaineer's Kit
  91. Navigator, Inertial
  92. Oxygen Rebreather
  93. Parachute
  94. Parachute, Grav
  95. Parawing
  96. Pitons
  97. Psionic Shield Helmet
  98. Respirator
  99. Rope
  100. Satellite, Navigational
  101. Sensor, NAS, Portable & NAS Handset
  102. Shoes, Rock
  103. "Sniffer" Bioscanner
  104. Snorkel
  105. Snowshoes
  106. Solar Vaporator
  107. Still, Fusion
  108. Suit Air Conditioner
  109. Suit, Desert Survival
  110. Suit, Dry
  111. Suit, Heated
  112. Suit, Heated Dry
  113. Suit Heater
  114. Suit, Protective
  115. Suit, Protective, Heavy
  116. Suit, Wet
  117. Survival Bubble
  118. Swim Fins
  119. Swimming Equipment
  120. Tarpaulin
  121. Tarpaulin, Reflectorized
  122. Tent
  123. Tent, Pressure
  124. Torches
  125. Torches, Electric
  126. Translators, Language
  127. Wall Patches
  128. Water Filtration / Distillation Unit
  129. Water Purification Kit
  130. Weight Belt

Selected Pharmaceuticals (Drugs)[edit]

Medicinal Drugs

  1. Antibiotics
  2. Antitoxins
  3. Metabolics
  4. Vaccines

Nonmedicinal Drugs

  1. Anagathics
  2. Combat Drug
  3. Fast Drug
  4. Fast Drug Antidote
  5. Medical Slow Drug
  6. Slow Drug
  7. Slow Drug Antidote
  8. Truth Drug

Selected Ships[edit]

  1. Close Escort
  2. Corsair
  3. Far Trader
  4. Free Trader
  5. Laboratory Ship
  6. Broadsword class Mercenary Cruiser
  7. Patrol Cruiser
  8. Safari Ship
  9. Scout/Courier
  10. Seeker
  11. Subsidized Merchant
  12. System Defense Boat
  13. Yacht

Selected Smallcraft & Spacecraft[edit]

  1. Fighter
  2. Gig
  3. Launch
  4. Modular Cutter
  5. Pinnace
  6. Ship's Boat
  7. Shuttle
  8. Slow Boat
  9. Slow Pinnace

Selected Suits[edit]

  1. Body Pressure Suit
  2. General Purpose Vacc Suit
  3. Hard Bubble Helmet
  4. Hard Helmet
  5. High-pressure Oxygen Tank
  6. Hostile Environment Vacc Suit
  7. Long Range Thruster Pack (LRTP)
  8. Magnetic Grips
  9. Portable Life Support System (PLSS)
  10. Pressure Suit Gloves
  11. Pressure Suit Helmet
  12. Pressure Suit Vacuum Belt
  13. Standard Oxygen Tank
  14. Suit Patches
  15. Tailored Vacc Suit
  16. Thermal-Meteoroid Garment
  17. Ultra High-pressure Oxygen Tank

Selected Vehicles[edit]

  1. Enclosed Air/Raft
  2. G-Carrier
  3. Ground Car
  4. Open-Top Air/Raft
  5. Speeder
  6. Tracked ATV
  7. Wheeled ATV

Meta-history & Background (Dossier)[edit]

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

Credits (Primary Sources)[edit]

Credits (Primary Sources)
Credit Authors & Contributors
Design Marc W. Miller
Additional Design Frank Chadwick, Joe D. Fugate Sr., Gary L. Thomas
Contributions Loren Wiseman, J. Andrew Keith, John Harshman, Timothy B. Brown
Cover Painting Steve Venters
Interior Illustrations Bryan Gibson, Tom Peters, Liz Danforth, Steve Crompton, William H. Keith, Jr., Rob Caswell, Tim Bradstreet

External Link/s[edit]

Commentary & Data articles:

  1. EXTERNAL LINK: Good Reads Entry
  2. EXTERNAL LINK: Library Thing Entry
  3. EXTERNAL LINK: RPG GEEK Entry

Reviews:

  1. EXTERNAL LINK: RPG NET Review

Other Articles:

  1. EXTERNAL LINK: TBD

References & Contributions (Sources)[edit]

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