MegaTraveller

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MegaTraveller (1987-1991) was published by Game Designers' Workshop but designed by Digest Group Publications which published the popular Travellers' Digest (later the MegaTraveller Journal) Traveller support magazine.

MegaTraveller Game Version (Edition)
Pub. Dates Edition Game Primary Publisher
1986-1991 2nd Edition MegaTraveller Game Designers Workshop

MegaTraveller was replaced in 1993 by Traveller: The New Era.

The game system used revised versions of the Classic Traveller mechanics with ideas first developed in the Traveller's Digest (and later also adapted to Traveller: 2300).

The game was set during the Rebellion era which shattered the Imperium. Supplements and magazines produced during this era detailed the progression of the Rebellion from the initial assassination of the Emperor in 1116 to the collapse of large-scale interstellar trade in roughly 1124 (the beginning of the supplement Hard Times). The system is often referred to as "MT".

Meta-history & Background[edit]

Digest Group Publications also produced a number of top-quality MegaTraveller supplements, including alien modules detailing the Aslan, Vargr, Vilani and Solomani for MegaTraveller and the World Builders' Handbook, which expanded greatly on the world-building system found in the main rulebooks.

Bibliography & Ludography Selection (Game Books)[edit]

MegaTraveller Ludography Table (Game Products)
Game Book Publisher Format Date of Publication Author/s Canon Notes
MegaTraveller CD-ROM (Far Future Enterprises) Game Book/s 2005 Various Canon Contains most of the MegaTraveller product line on a CD Rom disk or in PDF format as an electronic file.
Megatraveller [Box Set] (GDW) Boxed Set 1987 Various Canon Contained the Player's Manual, Referee's Manual, Imperial Encyclopedia, and a poster map of the Spinward Marches Sector.
Arrival Vengeance - The Final Odyssey (GDW) Game Book 1992 Greg Videll Canon None
Assignment: Vigilante (GDW) Game Book 1992 Charles E. Gannon Canon None
Astrogators' Guide to the Diaspora Sector (GDW) Game Book 1992 Charles E. Gannon Canon None
COACC: Close Orbit and Airspace Control Command (GDW) Game Book 1989 Terry McInnes Canon None
Fighting Ships of the Shattered Imperium (GDW) Game Book 1990 Marc Miller Canon None
Hard Times (GDW) Game Book 1991 Greg Videll Canon None
Imperial Encyclopedia (GDW) Game Book 1987 Marc Miller Canon Included in the MegaTraveller boxed set.
Knightfall (GDW) Game Book 1990 Joe D. Fugate, Sr. Non-canon (Semi-canon) Many plot and story elements, such as the Primordials, have been declared non- or semi-canon by Marc Miller
Player's Manual (GDW) Game Book 1987 Marc Miller Canon Included in the MegaTraveller boxed set.
Rebellion Sourcebook (GDW) Game Book 1988 Marc Miller Canon None
Referee's Companion (GDW) Game Book 1988 Marc Miller Canon None
Referee's Manual (GDW) Game Book 1987 Marc Miller Canon Included in the MegaTraveller boxed set.
Challenge Issues #25-79 (GDW) Periodical (Official) 1988-1993 Various Canon Issues #34-70 covered MegaTraveller. An official Traveller magazine, but considered widely non- or semi-canon.
The Travellers' Digest Issues #11-21 (DGP) Periodical (Official) 1985-1990 Various Non-canon An official Traveller magazine, but considered widely non- or semi-canon. Had some overlap with GDW products.
101 Vehicles (DGP) Game Book 1988 Rob Caswell, Joe Fugate & Bryan Gibson Canon None
MegaTraveller Alien Volume 1 - Vilani & Vargr: The Coreward Races (DGP) Game Book 1990 Joe D. Fugate, James Holden & Terry McInnes Canon None
MegaTraveller Alien Volume 2 - Solomani & Aslan: The Rimward Races (DGP) Game Book 1991 Peter G. Celella & James Holden Canon None
The Early Adventures (DGP) Game Book 1988 Joe Fugate, Nancy Parker, Robert Parker, & Gary L. Thomas Non-Canon None
The Flaming Eye (MegaTraveller Campaign Sourcebook - The Flaming Eye) (DGP) Game Book 1990 J. Andrew Keith Canon None
Referee's Gaming Kit (DGP) Paperback Folio 1988 Various Canon None
Starship Operator's Manual - Volume 1 (DGP) Game Book 1988 Rob Caswell, William W. Connors, Joe D. Fugate, Sr. & Gary L. Thomas Canon None
World Builder's Handbook (DGP) Game Book 1989 Joe Fugate, J. Andrew Keith & Gary L. Thomas Canon None
Gvurrdon Sector Campaignbook (Roger Malmstein) Game Book (Fan Publication) 2002-2008 Roger Malmstein Non-canon A fan-produced publication covering Vargr parts of Known Space.
Far & Away Issues #1-3 (Pacific Rim Publishing) Periodical (Fanzine) 1990-1991 Jeffry Tibbetts Non-canon Unoffical and non-canon Traveller magazine (fanzine)
Jumpspace Issues #1-6 (Starlance Publications) Periodical (Fanzine) 1987-1988 Various Non-canon Unoffical and non-canon Traveller magazine (fanzine). Jumpspace was transformed into the Voyager magazine after Issues #1-6, addressing a wide array of games, which was published for 10 more issues.
Security Leak Issues #1-5 (Gregg Giles) Periodical (Fanzine) 1987-1988 Various Non-canon Unoffical and non-canon Traveller magazine (fanzine)
Signal GK Books Issues #1-13 (Signal-GK) Periodical (Fanzine) 1989-1997 Various Non-canon Unoffical and non-canon Traveller magazine (fanzine). Not all issues were written for MegaTraveller.
Megatraveller 1: The Zhodani Conspiracy (Paragon) PC Game 1990 Various Canon Computer Software (Game)
Megatraveller 2: Quest for the Ancients (Paragon) PC Game 1991 Various Canon Computer Software (Game)


100 publications for MegaTraveller