Starship Operator's Manual

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Starship Operator's Manual
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The lanthanum grid in the starship's hull lights up only seconds before a Free Trader goes into jump.
Author Rob CaswellWilliam W. ConnorsJoe FugateGary L. Thomas
Canonical Yes
Edition 1st
Format Book (Softback)
Language English
Pages 66
Publisher Digest Group Publications
Version MegaTraveller
Year Published 1988
Available from No (Aftermarket)
Also See Ship Equipment
Product no. 872
DGP-872-0895

The Starship Operator's Manual is a Digest Group Publications product.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

Whether you're stationed on a merchant ship, a Navy cruiser, or a corsair ...

Whether you're a captain, an engineer, a pilot, a broker, or just a hand who swabs the deck ...

Whether you want to travel from world to world, start up a maneuver drive, or scoop fuel from a gas giant...

... You need to read the Starship Operator's Manual Vol. 1.

Everything you've ever wanted to know about starship operations.

Contents include -

Table of Contents[edit]

MegaTraveller:
Starship Operator's Manual
Section Page/s
Introduction 1
Maneuver Drive 2
Flight Controls 5
Jump Drive 10
Power Plant and Fuel 15
Sensors, Communicators and Transponders 18
Main Computer and Security 23
Hull and Environment 27
Ship Tour (including viewpoint diagrams) 35
Cargo and Passengers 45
Weapons and Screens 50
Crew Duties 55
Game rules for Starship operations 59
Index 66

Library Data Entries (Public)[edit]

  1. Cargo
  2. Cargo Hold
  3. Communicator
  4. Corsair
  5. Crew
  6. Free Trader
  7. Fuel Scoop
  8. Hull
  9. Jump Drive
  10. Maneuver Drive
  11. Old Timer
  12. Passenger
  13. Power Plant
  14. Screen
  15. Sensor
  16. Ship’s Computer
  17. Ship Fuel
  18. Transponder
  19. Type A class Free Trader
  20. Weapon

Library Data Entries (Automated)[edit]

Library data entries
Alphabetical List


Selected Ships[edit]

  1. Akkigish class Subsidized Merchant [1]
  2. Animal class Safari Ship [2]
  3. Beowulf class Free Trader [3]
  4. Broadsword class Mercenary Cruiser [4]
  5. Dragon class System Defense Boat [5]
  6. Empress Marava class Far Trader [6]
  7. Gazelle class Close Escort [7]
  8. Kugashin class Laboratory Ship [8]
  9. Lady of Shallott class Yacht [9]
  10. Lurushaar Kilaalum class Patrol Cruiser [10]
  11. Nishemani class Corsair [11]
  12. Suleiman class Scout/Courier [12]

Selected Smallcraft[edit]

  1. 10 ton Iramda Class [13]
  2. 10 ton Launch [14]
  3. 50 ton Modular Cutter [15]
  4. 40 ton Pinnace [16]
  5. 30 ton Ship's Boat [17]
  6. 95 ton Shuttle [18]
  7. 30 ton Slow Boat [19]
  8. 40 ton Slow Pinnace [20]

Meta-history & Background (Dossier)[edit]

The Starship Operator's Manual is a Traveller RPG book, providing background (story) material and detailing what it might be like to operate a starship in the Traveller RPG universe. These kinds of details can really help players to get in the right mood for a Traveller RPG adventure campaign.


The Starship Operator's Manual is a fan favorite and a very well-developed piece of speculative fiction, detailing what it might be like to operate a starship in the Traveller RPG universe.

  • Since the legal ownership of DGP is still in question or unavailable, FFE and Marc Miller have not been able to gain ownership or licenses over this product so it can be difficult to find and sometimes reaches artificially high prices on auction sites.

Credits (Primary Sources)[edit]

Credits (Primary Sources)
Credit Authors & Contributors
Design & Development Rob Caswell, William W. Connors, Joe D. Fugate Sr. and Gary L. Thomas.
Additional Design: Tom Peters, David McCoy, Karl JM Martin, Michael R. Mikesh, Nancy Parker, Robert Parker, Ed Edwards and Bill Hezeltine.
Artwork: Rob Caswell, Bryan Gibson, Joe D. Fugate Sr., Patty Fugate, William H. Keith, Jr., and Tom Peters.

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References & Contributions (Sources)[edit]

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  1. Rob CaswellWilliam W. ConnorsJoe FugateGary L. Thomas. Starship Operator's Manual (Digest Group Publications, 1988), 58.
  2. Rob CaswellWilliam W. ConnorsJoe FugateGary L. Thomas. Starship Operator's Manual (Digest Group Publications, 1988), 58.
  3. Rob CaswellWilliam W. ConnorsJoe FugateGary L. Thomas. Starship Operator's Manual (Digest Group Publications, 1988), 58.
  4. Rob CaswellWilliam W. ConnorsJoe FugateGary L. Thomas. Starship Operator's Manual (Digest Group Publications, 1988), 58.
  5. Rob CaswellWilliam W. ConnorsJoe FugateGary L. Thomas. Starship Operator's Manual (Digest Group Publications, 1988), 58.
  6. Rob CaswellWilliam W. ConnorsJoe FugateGary L. Thomas. Starship Operator's Manual (Digest Group Publications, 1988), 58.
  7. Rob CaswellWilliam W. ConnorsJoe FugateGary L. Thomas. Starship Operator's Manual (Digest Group Publications, 1988), 58.
  8. Rob CaswellWilliam W. ConnorsJoe FugateGary L. Thomas. Starship Operator's Manual (Digest Group Publications, 1988), 58.
  9. Rob CaswellWilliam W. ConnorsJoe FugateGary L. Thomas. Starship Operator's Manual (Digest Group Publications, 1988), 58.
  10. Rob CaswellWilliam W. ConnorsJoe FugateGary L. Thomas. Starship Operator's Manual (Digest Group Publications, 1988), 58.
  11. Rob CaswellWilliam W. ConnorsJoe FugateGary L. Thomas. Starship Operator's Manual (Digest Group Publications, 1988), 58.
  12. Rob CaswellWilliam W. ConnorsJoe FugateGary L. Thomas. Starship Operator's Manual (Digest Group Publications, 1988), 58.
  13. Rob CaswellWilliam W. ConnorsJoe FugateGary L. Thomas. Starship Operator's Manual (Digest Group Publications, 1988), 58.
  14. Rob CaswellWilliam W. ConnorsJoe FugateGary L. Thomas. Starship Operator's Manual (Digest Group Publications, 1988), 58.
  15. Rob CaswellWilliam W. ConnorsJoe FugateGary L. Thomas. Starship Operator's Manual (Digest Group Publications, 1988), 58.
  16. Rob CaswellWilliam W. ConnorsJoe FugateGary L. Thomas. Starship Operator's Manual (Digest Group Publications, 1988), 58.
  17. Rob CaswellWilliam W. ConnorsJoe FugateGary L. Thomas. Starship Operator's Manual (Digest Group Publications, 1988), 58.
  18. Rob CaswellWilliam W. ConnorsJoe FugateGary L. Thomas. Starship Operator's Manual (Digest Group Publications, 1988), 58.
  19. Rob CaswellWilliam W. ConnorsJoe FugateGary L. Thomas. Starship Operator's Manual (Digest Group Publications, 1988), 58.
  20. Rob CaswellWilliam W. ConnorsJoe FugateGary L. Thomas. Starship Operator's Manual (Digest Group Publications, 1988), 58.