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T5 Core Rules
T5 Cover.jpg
Traveller 5th edition
Hardback Edition
(Kickstarter)
Publisher Far Future Enterprises
Author Marc Miller
Version Traveller 5th
Edition 1st
Format Book (Hardback) / CD-ROM
Pages 658
Year Published 2013
Language English
Canonical Yes
Available from FFE Home
ISBN 978-155878000-2
Table of Contents
TBD

The T5 Core Rules book is the 5th of the direct line of the Traveller game system.

  • It is ambitiously intended as the ultimate science fiction role-playing system covering nearly everything in role-playing and capable of managing situations across a variety of eras and technology levels.
T5 Core Rules
EDITIONS
Edition Hardback CD-ROM Electronic Remarks
5.00 Yes Yes Yes Circa 2013 CE. Kickstarter edition. Original production. Possesses typos. Still, great content. Electronic updates available. Please contact FFE.
5.09 No Yes Yes Circa 2016 CE. Available to all 5.0 owners in electronic edition. Please contact FFE. Includes an index, updated contacts, and different pagination. No hardback edition exists at this time.
5.10 TBD TBD TBD Errata in playtest and review as of 2019 CE.

NOTES: All pagination on this wiki page is for the T5 5.00 hard back edition.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

The T5 Core Rules are the ultimate development of the Traveller RPG system, a compilation and grand development of Marc Miller and the ultimate expression of his OTU.

Table of Contents[edit]

Traveller 5th Edition:
T5 Core Rules
Section Page/s
T5-001 Character Card IFC
Coat of Arms of the Third Imperium
(Book Plate)
Signum Imperius
Definition of Deraabelar 1
Cover Sheet 3
Edition Guide 4
Dedication 5
Title Sheet 7
Contents 9
Introductions 10 to 21
Absent Friends 10
Traveller is About... 11
Traveller is a Role-Playing Game 12 to 13
The Galaxy 14
A Brief History of the Universe 15 to 17
Foundations of the Universe 18 to 21
Basic Information 22 to 57
Dice 22 to 33
Ehex 34
The Ton 35
Range and Distance 36 to 47
Benchmarks 48 to 51
Costs 52
Values 53
Size 54
Hot and Cold 55
Money 56
Humanity 57
Characters and Life 58 to 209
Characteristics 58 to 67
Characters 68 to 77
Careers 78 to 95
Craftsman 83
Scholar 84
Entertainer 85
Citizen 86
Scout 87
Merchant 88
Spacer 89
Soldier 90
Agent 91
Rogue 92
Noble 93
Marine 94
Functionary 95 to 109
Life Pursuits and Experience 110 to 111
Genetics 112 to 117
Clones 118 to 121
Chimeras 122 to 123
Androids and Synthetics 124 to 127
Tasks 128 to 141
Skills 142 to 183
Personals 184 to 189
QREBS 190 to 196
The Senses 197 to 209
Combat 210 to 303
Personal Combat 210 to 235
The Armory 236 to 239
GunMaker 240 to 260
ArmorMaker 261 to 279
VehicleMaker 280 to 303
Starports and Starships 304 to 417
Starports 304 to 311
Starship Design 312 to 351
ShipSheets 352 to 357
Adventure Class Ships 358 to 359
Fuel Benchmarks 360 to 362
How Starships Work 363 to 403
Maneauver 363 to 365
Jump 366 to 376
Power Systems 376 to 378
Sensors 379 to 385
Weapons 386 to 393
Defenses 394 to 403
Starship Combat 404 to 417
Stars and Worlds 418 to 526
Sectors and Subsectors 418 to 419
Charting the Stars 420 to 425
Star Systems and Worlds 426 to 443
Mapping Worlds 444 to 476
Trade and Commerce 477 to 496
Technology 497 to 513
Computers and Consoles 514 to 521
Personalities and Brains 522 to 526
Adventures 527 to 640
Psionics 527 to 536
Sophonts 537 to 559
Robots 560 to 573
BeastMaker 574 to 585
BeastMaker Events 586 to 587
The Beastiary 588 to 595
ThingMaker 596 to 607
ThingMaker Equipment 608 to 630
Adventures 631 to 634
EPIC Adventures 635 to 640
The Traveller's Guide to Starships
(Color Insert)
641 to 656
Map of Charted Space IBC

Library Data Entries (Public)[edit]

  1. Adventure Class Ship (ACS)
  2. Android [1]
  3. Archeological
  4. Artifact
  5. Aslan
  6. Aslan Border Wars
  7. Armor
  8. The Armory
  9. Astrography
  10. Battle Class Ship (BCS)
  11. Beast
  12. Bureaux
  13. CharGen
  14. Charted Space
  15. Charting the Stars
  16. Climate [2]
  17. Console
  18. Consolidation Wars
  19. Credit (Cr) [3]
  20. Cultural Extension AKA Cx
  21. Dakhaseri [4]
  22. Deraabelar [5]
  23. Droyne
  24. Economic Extension AKA Ex
  25. Empress Wave
  26. First Contact
  27. Flux
  28. Fuel Benchmarks
  29. FTL [6]
  30. Galaxy / Galaxias [7]
  31. Gas Giant
    1. Ice Giant
    2. Large Gas Giant
    3. Small Gas Giant
  32. Grandfather [8]
  33. Gun
  34. Habitable Zone (HZ)
  35. Hiver
  36. Humaniti
  37. Importance Extension AKA Ix
  38. Inertial Damper
  39. Inferno World
  40. Interstellar Wars
  41. KiloCredit (KCr)
  42. Kinunir
  43. Kursae [9]
  44. Lifters
  45. Long Night
  46. MegaCredit (MCr) [10]
  47. Mileau [11]
  48. Money
  49. NAFAL [12]
  50. Patrol Corvette
  51. Psionic Supressions
  52. QREBS [13]
  53. Rad World
  54. Resource Unit (RU or Aryu) [14]
  55. Rule of Man
  56. Scout/Courier
  57. Solomani [15]
  58. Solomani Rim Wars
  59. Sophont [16]
  60. Star
  61. Star System
  62. Starport Defense Establishment AKA (SDE)
  63. Starship
  64. Starship Design
  65. Starport
  66. Storm World
  67. Strange World AKA Strangeworld [17]
  68. Terran
  69. Terran Confederation
  70. Third Imperium
  71. TNAS
  72. ToolSet
  73. Trade and Commerce
  74. Traveller [18]
  75. Travellers' Aid Society
  76. Vargr
  77. Vilani [19]
  78. Vilani Empire
  79. World
  80. Yaskoydray [20]
  81. Zhodani [21]
  82. Ziru Sirka

Selected Corporations[edit]

Megacorporations:

  1. Delgado Trading
  2. GSbAG
  3. General Products
  4. Hortalez et Cie
  5. Instellarms
  6. LSP (not mentioned)
  7. Makhidkarun
  8. Naasirka
  9. Sharurshid
  10. Sternmetal (not mentioned)
  11. SuSAG
  12. Tukera Lines
  13. Zirunkariish

Corporations:

  1. Imperial Lines

Selected Form/s & Terms[edit]

Forms:

Terms:

  1. ACS [23]
  2. ANM AKA (Army, Navy & Marines)
  3. BCS [24]
  4. Ehex AKA Expanded Hexidecimal Notation
  5. Flux [25]
  6. FTL
  7. G-Drive
  8. Ehex [26]
  9. J-Drive
  10. M-Drive
  11. MSL AKA Master Ship List [27]
  12. NAFAL
  13. NIL
  14. P-Drive
  15. QREBS [28]
  16. QSDS AKA Quality Ship Design Scheme [29]
  17. QSP AKA Quick Ship Profile [30]
  18. Sapient
  19. SDE AKA Starport Defense Establishment
  20. Sentient
  21. Sophont
  22. Starport Defense Establishment AKA (SDE)
  23. Strangeworld [31]
  24. TIJ AKA Time In Jump [32]
  25. TNAS AKA Travellers' Naval Architecture Society [33]
  26. TSCS AKA Traveller Sophont Creation System AKA SophontMaker
  27. Ton [34]
  28. Universal Personality Profile (UPP) [35]
  29. Universal World Profile (UWP)

Selected Major Race Polities[edit]

Big Nine (Major Race Polities):

  1. Aslan
    1. Aslan Hierate
  2. Droyne
    1. Droyne Oytrip Yatroy
  3. Hiver
    1. Hive Federation
  4. Imperials
    1. Third Imperium
  5. K'kree
    1. Two Thousand Worlds
  6. Solomani (Humaniti)
    1. Solomani Confederation
  7. Vargr
    1. Vargr Extents
  8. Vilani
    1. Ziru Sirka (subsumed)
  9. Zhodani
    1. Zhodani Consulate

Selected Minor Race Polities[edit]

(Minor Race Polities):

  1. Federation of Arden

Selected Organizations[edit]

  1. The Merchant Service [36]
  2. The Trader's Guild
  3. Travellers' Aid Society
  4. Travellers' Naval Architecture Society AKA TNAS

Selected Ships[edit]

  1. Corsair (P-DA42) [37]
  2. Corvette (E-EA53) [38]
    1. Lurushaar Kilaalum class Corvette [39]
  3. Cruiser (C-VS23) [40]
  4. Far Trader (A2-BS12) [41]
  5. Free Trader (A-BS11) [42]
  6. Frigate (G-FB43) [43]
  7. Laboratory Ship (L-DC12) [44]
  8. Scout/Courier (S-AL22) [45]
  9. Yacht (Y-EU42) [46]

Selected Sophonts[edit]

Big Nine (Major Races):

  1. Aslan (Primarily Aslan Population)
  2. Droyne (Primarily Droyne Population)
  3. Hiver (Diverse Sophont Population)
  4. Imperials (Diverse Sophont Population)
  5. K'kree (Primarily K’kree Population)
  6. Solomani (Primarily Humaniti Population)
  7. Vargr (Primarily Vargr Population)
  8. Vilani (Primarily Humaniti Population)
  9. Zhodani (Primarily Humaniti Population)

All Other Sophonts: (Minor & Other Races):

  1. Abbysal [47]
  2. Amindii
  3. Ancients
  4. Bwap AKA Newt
  5. Darrian AKA Daryen
  6. Denizen [48]
  7. Dushis Khurisi [49]
  8. Essaray [50]
  9. Geonee
  10. Kisthdra [51]
  11. Kursae
  12. Llellewyloly
  13. Mirani [52]
  14. Plexxan [53]
  15. Qliq
  16. Suerrat
  17. Sylean
  18. Tahavi [54]
  19. Tripod AKA Threep
  20. Virushi

Selected Technology[edit]

  1. Antimatter Battery (artifact)
  2. Black Globe
  3. Brain
  4. Chimera
  5. Clone
  6. Collector
  7. Computer
  8. Frozen Watch
  9. Fusion Power
  10. Genetics
  11. Grav Platforms (artifact)
  12. Gravitics [55]
  13. Grey Goo
  14. Jump Drive
  15. Maneuver Drive
  16. Mindwipe
  17. Nanotechnology
  18. Personality
  19. Personality Overlay
  20. Planetary Core Tap (artifact)
  21. Pocket Universe (artifact)
  22. Portal (artifact)
  23. Power Systems
  24. Psionics
  25. Reality Manipulation
  26. Robot
  27. Shimmersuit (artifact)
  28. Sensors
  29. Sophontoid [56]
  30. Starport
  31. Synthetic AKA Synthetic Race
  32. Technology
  33. Time Manipulation Mastery
  34. Tool
  35. Vehicle
  36. White Globe

Selected Traveller Versions[edit]

Selected Vocations[edit]

Vocation:

  1. Agent [64]
  2. Citizen [65]
  3. Craftsman [66]
  4. Entertainer [67]
  5. Functionary [68]
  6. Marine [69]
  7. Merchant [70]
  8. Noble [71]
  9. Rogue [72]
  10. Scholar [73]
  11. Scout [74]
  12. Soldier [75]
  13. Spacer [76]

Selected Worlds[edit]

Meta-history & Background (Dossier)[edit]

T5 was developed with huge fan participation and through the use of a Kickstarter.

  • It is a living project and still in development even though the core rules have been released.
  • As of 2018 CE, errata is in playtesting and review.

Credits (Primary Sources)[edit]

Credits (Primary Sources)
Credit Authors & Contributors
Authors Robert Eaglestone, Don McKinney, and Marc Miller
Shipwrights Craig A. Glesner, Andrew Hartman, and Michael Morgan

External Link/s[edit]

COMMENTARY & DATA ARTICLES:

  1. EXTERNAL LINK: RPG GEEK Article
  2. EXTERNAL LINK: RPG NET Article

REVIEWS:

  1. EXTERNAL LINK: Zhodani Base Review by Jonathan Sherlock
  2. EXTERNAL LINK: The Douchey DM
  3. EXTERNAL LINK: Traveller Character Generation… Perfected
  4. EXTERNAL LINK: Traveller 5 review: second impressions
  5. EXTERNAL LINK: Is Traveller 5 ship building compatible with Mongoose Traveller?
  6. EXTERNAL LINK: Traveller 5 anyone?
  7. EXTERNAL LINK: Traveller 5 Review
  8. EXTERNAL LINK: Traveller-5: How is it different from Mongoose Traveller?
  9. EXTERNAL LINK: RPG NET REVIEW OF TRAVELLER5 CD-ROM

VIDEO:

  1. EXTERNAL LINK: VIDEO How to generate a character in Traveller 5

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