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White Dwarf is a gaming magazine published by Games Workshop, and first published in June/July 1977 CE.

  • Some of the early editions featured articles about Traveller.
  • The last regular issue of White Dwarf to feature Traveller content material was issue 82 in 1986 CE. Occasional product reviews occurred after this date.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

The full title is "White Dwarf, the Science Fiction and Fantasy Games Magazine".

  • According to Ian Livingstone, one of the founders of Games Workshop, the name White Dwarf was chosen because it refers to fantasy (...a Dwarf is a Tolkienesque character) but also to science fiction (...a white dwarf is a dense star).

Traveller Articles in White Dwarf Magazine[edit]

This is a list of articles specific or applicable to Traveller in the first 100 issues of White Dwarf, along with their issue number.

White Dwarf Magazine Articles
Title Author Issue Date Page Remarks
Traveller: The New Game Reviewed Don Turnbull Issue 6 April/May 1978 16-18 "Its appeal is immediate, its attraction compelling and its topicality apposite, but my guess is that it will occupy shelves rather than players' minds."
The Experienced Traveller: Continued Improvement of (current) Skills Mike Ferguson Issue 9 Oct/Nov 1978 6-7 TBD
The Experienced Traveller: Part II: Gaining New Skills Mike Ferguson Issue 10 Dec/Jan 1978/1979 18-19 TBD
Fire-Arms: 3000AD: Weapons additions Brian Asbury Issue 11 Feb/Mar 1979 6-7 TBD
Expanding Universe: Additions to Traveller rules part 1 Andy Slack Issue 13 Jun/Jul 1979 14-16 Skills and their Use, Poison and Chemical Warfare
Expanding Universe: Additions to Traveller rules part 2 Andy Slack Issue 14 Aug/Sept 1979 8-11 Starships, Computers, Engineering, Gunnery and Missiles, Effects of Nuclear Weapons, Effects of Explosives, Artillery
Expanding Universe: Additions to Traveller rules part 3 Andy Slack Issue 15 Oct/Nov 1979 10-13 Campaign Location, Stellar Systems, Planets, Alien Life, Robots
Expanding Universe: Additions to Traveller rules part 4 Andy Slack Issue 16 Dec/Jan 1979/1980 11-12 Social Status, Psionic Special Talents
The Sable Rose Affair: scenario Bob McWilliams Issue 17 Feb/Mar 1980 16-20 "A Task Force Traveller Mini-Adventure"
Criminals: An additional livelihood for Travellers Trevor Graver Issue 19 Jun/Jul 1980 8-9 TBD
Star Patrol: Scout Service in Traveller Andy Slack Issue 20 Aug/Sept 1980 12-13 An expanded generation system procedure
Starbase: Setting up Traveller Campaigns Bob McWilliams Issue 20 Aug/Sept 1980 25 First installment of a regular column
Starbase: The Lift Bob McWilliams Issue 21 Oct/Nov 1980 26-27 A mini-scenario
Robe and Blaster: Upgrading Aristocracy in Traveller Rick D. Stuart Issue 22 Dec/Jan 1980/1981 11-12 TBD
Starbase: Port Facilities S. L. A. McIntyre Issue 22 Dec/Jan 1980/1981 23 TBD
An Interview with Marc Miller, the Creator of Traveller TBD Issue 23 Feb/Mar 1981 10-11 TBD
Starbase: Khazad-Class Seeker Starship Roger E. Moore Issue 23 Feb/Mar 1981 24 TBD
Setting up Traveller Campaigns: Backdrop of Stars Andy Slack Issue 24 Apr/May 1981 12-13 Reprinted in Best of the White Dwarf, V1
Starbase: Laser Swords and Foil Bob McWilliams Issue 24 Apr/May 1981 24 TBD
The Self-Made Traveller: Optional Skill Acquisition Trevor Graver Issue 25 Jun/Jul 1981 11 TBD
Blowout!: Vacc Suits in Traveller Andy Slack Issue 25 Jun/Jul 1981 21 TBD
Starbase Bob McWilliams Issue 25 Jun/Jul 1981 25 TBD
Starbase: Jump Drive Problems Bob McWilliams Issue 26 Aug/Sept 1981 14 TBD
Amber to Red: Scenario Neil Cheyne Issue 26 Aug/Sept 1981 17-19 The Prizewinning Traveller Scenario
The Imperial Secret Service Robert McMahon Issue 27 Oct/Nov 1981 10 Imperial Bureaucracy
Starbase: On the Cards: Reference system for weapons Bob McWilliams Issue 27 Oct/Nov 1981 21 TBD
Starbase: Sorry! Bob McWilliams Issue 28 Dec/Jan 1981/1882 12-13 A Traveller Mini-scenario
On Target: Critical hit system Stephen Cook Issue 28 Dec/Jan 1981/1882 19 TBD
Starport: The Mudskipper: A multi-terrain vehicle Dryden Badenoch Issue 29 Feb/Mar 1982 16 Reprinted in Best of the White Dwarf Vol 1
Weed War: Dinorian S. McIntyre Issue 29 Feb/Mar 1982 20-23 A Traveller Scenario
Androids in Traveller Roger E. Moore Issue 30 Apr/May 1982 10-11 A Bio-engineered Career for Traveller
Starport: Ideas for Traveller Bob McWilliams Issue 30 Apr/May 1982 23 TBD
Prior Service in Traveller: Alternative character generation TBD Issue 31 TBD TBD TBD
Additional Detector Systems for Traveller Starships TBD Issue 31 TBD TBD TBD
STL: Slower than Light Ships TBD Issue 32 TBD TBD TBD
Striker: Design of Civilian Vehicles TBD Issue 32 TBD TBD TBD
Weapons for Traveller TBD Issue 33 TBD TBD TBD
Guns for Sale: Buying weapons in Traveller TBD Issue 33 TBD TBD TBD
Droids: Robots for Traveller TBD Issue 34 TBD TBD TBD
Morality in Traveller TBD Issue 34 TBD TBD TBD
We Have a referee Malfunction: Tips for refereeing TBD Issue 35 TBD TBD TBD
An Introduction to Traveller Part 1 TBD Issue 36 TBD TBD TBD
An Introduction to Traveller: Part 2: Refereeing TBD Issue 37 TBD TBD TBD
Starbase: New vehicles TBD Issue 37 TBD TBD TBD
An Introduction to Traveller: Part 3: Scenarios TBD Issue 38 TBD TBD TBD
An Introduction to Traveller: Part 4: Campaigns TBD Issue 39 TBD TBD TBD
Stand by to repel boarders: Starship security TBD Issue 39 TBD TBD TBD
Explorer Class Scoutships TBD Issue 40 TBD TBD TBD
The Snowbird Mystery: Scenario TBD Issue 41 TBD TBD TBD
The covert Survey Bureau: Imperial intelligence agency TBD Issue 41 TBD TBD TBD
...to catch a thief: Crime Prevention TBD Issue 42 TBD TBD TBD
Careers in Traveller: Basic program TBD Issue 42 TBD TBD TBD
Vehicle Combat TBD Issue 43 TBD TBD TBD
Happy Landings: Starport Design in Traveller Thomas M. Price Issue 43 TBD TBD TBD
Interstellar Charter Enterprises: An organisation for campaigns TBD Issue 44 TBD TBD TBD
Gateway to Adventure: An introduction to Traveller scenarios TBD Issue 45 TBD TBD TBD
Worldy Power: Additional government types TBD Issue 46 TBD TBD TBD
Aliens: New monsters TBD Issue 47 TBD TBD TBD
Database: Computers in Traveller Marcus L. Rowland Issue 48 TBD TBD TBD
Shuttle Scuttle: A Traveller scenario for two opposing groups Thomas M. Price Issue 49 TBD TBD TBD
A Fleeting Encounter: Book 2 Fleets TBD Issue 49 TBD TBD TBD
A Few Small Formalities: Red Tape in Traveller TBD Issue 50 TBD TBD The complications, trials, and tribulations of bureaucracy at its worst.
Extending UPPs for NPCs TBD Issue 51 TBD TBD TBD
To Live Forever: immortallity in Traveller TBD Issue 52 TBD TBD TBD
Three of a Kind: NPCs for Traveller TBD Issue 53 TBD TBD TBD
The Edge of Infinity: Universes in Traveller TBD Issue 55 TBD TBD TBD
Plying the Spacelanes: Ship encounters in Traveller TBD Issue 56 TBD TBD Adventure encounters of starships.
Skyrig: Traveller scenario TBD Issue 57 TBD TBD TBD
The Staurni: An alien race for Traveller TBD Issue 57 TBD TBD A sophont species.
For a Few Credits More: Money in Traveller TBD Issue 58 TBD TBD The specie or currency of interstellar commerce.
CORE: Consulary Office of Reconnaisance and Exploration Edited by Bob McWilliams Issue 59 38 Nov 1984 Mysterious Zhodani scout / intelligence agency.
The Motivated Traveller: Column for Traveller TBD Issue 61 TBD TBD TBD
An Alien Werewolf in London: Traveller scenario TBD Issue 62 TBD TBD TBD
Arms and the man: How to kill vehicles TBD Issue 63 TBD TBD TBD
Imperial Trooper: New characters TBD Issue 63 TBD TBD TBD
Smile Please: A unique Traveller adventure TBD Issue 65 TBD TBD TBD
The Other Imperium: Civilian Organisations in Traveller TBD Issue 65 TBD TBD TBD
Worldy Wiles: Social customs in Traveller TBD Issue 67 TBD TBD TBD
Lone Dragon: A Traveller scenario TBD Issue 68 TBD TBD TBD
Battle Stations: Ship combat damage TBD Issue 69 TBD TBD TBD
Dead or Alive: The Bounty Hunter career in Traveller Nic Week Issue 70 TBD TBD Type HT class Bounty Hunter
Avionics Failures: Traveller space problems TBD Issue 71 TBD TBD TBD
Tower Trouble: Traveller scenario TBD Issue 71 TBD TBD TBD
3-D Space: Traveller discussion of space TBD Issue 73 TBD TBD TBD
Mass Media: Communication in Traveller TBD Issue 75 TBD TBD TBD
Mercy Mission: Traveller adventure TBD Issue 82 TBD TBD TBD

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Starting with issue 100 (May 1988) Games Workshop announced that all future White Dwarf issues would be devoted exclusively to in-house Games Workshop games.

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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