World Builder's Handbook

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World Builder's Handbook
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Publisher Digest Group Publications
Version MegaTraveller
Author Joe FugateJ. Andrew KeithGary L. Thomas
Format Book (Paperback)
Canonical Yes
Edition 1st
Year Published 1989
Pages 96
Product no. 875

The World Builder's Handbook is a comprehensive guide to surveying and detailing worlds.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

Learn how the Imperial Scouts survey and explore new worlds ...

And learn how to build exciting and interesting new worlds of your own with these extensive rules!

Contents include -

  • Survey Procedures: Procedures used by the Scouts to survey and explore worlds.
  • Survey Equipment: Thirty pages of detailed equipment sheets for players to use on survey and exploration missions. Includes sensors, personal-assist hardware, clothing and protective gear, vehicles, and complete plans of the Donosev Survey Starship used by the Scouts.
  • Sensor Readout Panel: Comprehensive sensor readout panel for use with all manner of sensory equipment, from lowly handheld sensors all the way to powerful starship sensor arrays.
  • Extensive World Building Section: Detail your worlds to a level of detail you never thought possible. Create new environments with exotic alien cultures. Includes rules for detailing not only Terran-like worlds, but also more unusual locations such as:
  • Asteroid Worlds
  • Gas Giants
  • Tidally-locked Worlds
  • Mapping a World: Guidelines on how to properly map the world you have built.

Meta-history & Background[edit]

No information yet available.

World-building & Colonization[edit]

Classic Traveller Book 3 Worlds and Adventures (1977) created the UWP, which was later expanded with "Extended UWP Statistics", and was continued with the following products:


Design and Development
Joe D. Fugate Sr., J. Andrew Keith, Gary L. Thomas
Additional Design
Robert Parker, Nancy Parker, James Holden, Rob Caswell, Ed Edwards
Cover Artwork
[[A. C. Farley]
Interior Artwork
Rob Caswell, Joe D. Fugate Sr.

Table of Contents[edit]

World Detail Sheet IFC
Survey and Exploration 2
Survey Equipment 17
Survey Vehicles 43
Donosev class Survey Starship 48
Building a World 52
Tables 59
Mapping a World 87
Using World Data 92
World Map Grid IBC