Universal World Profile
The Universal World Profile (UWP) is a set of codes describing the the qualities and characteristics of a world.
- In some older, early Imperial circles, it has been known as the UPP or Universal Planetary Profile.
Please see the following AAB articles for more information:
- Observing Charted Space
Description / Specifications
UWP Typical Format under T5SS Name Hex Physical Stats Base Code/s Trade Classifications Extended Stats Allegiance Code Roup 0407 C77A9A9-6 S Hi In Wa A323 Im or ImDa (2 or 4 digit)
Thus the planet Roup is located in hex 0407 in the sector, it has physical stats of C77A9A9-6, a base code of S(cout) and has trade classification of "Hi In Wa", the extended data is A323, and has allegiance to the Im(perium).
The extended stats include:
Basic UWP Stats
Physical Stats (...the entire sequence):
SAH Sequence (planetology):
PGL Sequence (socioeconomics):
UWP Format Dictionary # Category Explanation Remarks 1. Starport A Starport is an establishment for the landing, servicing, refueling, launching, and control of starships. Stand-alone qualifier. 2. Size Worlds are classified according to their physical size (Planetary Size). Part of SAH sequence. 3. Atmosphere The Atmosphere code is a UWP code to represent the breathing environment encountered on the world. Part of SAH sequence. 4. Hydrographics The Hydrosphere represents (Hydrographics) or the liquid content of a world, usually water on a conventional life-supporting world (planet). Part of SAH sequence. 5. Population The Population UWP code is an indicator of the world's population of Sophonts. Part of PGL sequence. 6. Government Government is the method by which a subplanetary (...smaller than a world), planetary (world), or interstellar (multi-system) state or community, leads (governs) itself.
- Standard UWP codes exist to explain most of the most common government types.
- The study of governments, governance, and other related subjects is known as political science, a type of social science.
Part of PGL sequence. 7. Law level Law Level is an indication of the relative oppressiveness of the world (planet) of whom the law serves more: the inhabitants (...and visitors) [distributed power] or the government and politicians of a planet (...or polity) [centralized power]. Part of PGL sequence. 8. Tech level Technology Level or Tech Level, commonly abbreviated TL, is a measure of technological capability. Stand-alone qualifier.
Extended UWP Stats
The Expanded UWP Stats for a system may include:
COG Sequence (habitability):
Other System Data
History & Background / Dossier
Systems information is also available as full astrographic charts (holocrystal), or the summarized Extended System Profile which does not have projected orbital postions, navigational and approach codes and frequencies.
- Systems without gas giants may become important defensive positions for interstellar navies.
- Two codes, SGG and LGG, are in common use by everyday starfarers, although scientists and astrographers often use far more complex codes.
UWP System Format Non-Mainworld Code Expanded Remarks LGG Large Gas Giant Not for mainworlds. SGG Small Gas Giant Not for mainworlds.
References & Contributors / Sources
- Marc Miller. Worlds and Adventures (Game Designers Workshop, 1977), .
- Classic Traveller DGP Grand Census
- Classic Traveller DGP Grand Survey (book)
- MegaTraveller Referee's Manual
- MegaTraveller DGP World Builder's Handbook
- Traveller: The New Era World Tamer's Handbook
- Traveller: The New Era Main Rulebook (pg. 180)
- Author & Contributor: Lord (Marquis) and Master of Sophontology Maksim-Smelchak of the Ministry of Science