Zhodani (Alien Module)

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Zhodani
Zhodani 200.jpg
Encounters with the Psionic Masters
Publisher GDW
Version Classic Traveller
Author J. Andrew KeithMarc MillerJohn Harshman
Format Book
Canonical 1
Edition 1st
Year Published 1985
Pages 48
Available from RPGNow
Product no. 258


The fourth in the series of Alien Modules for Classic Traveller looks at the Zhodani, the most alien of the three major star faring human races with a culture and society where Psionics are fully integrated.

Description[edit]

In a culture where psionics is an accepted talent, available to all with high enough potential, the very fabric of society is changed. Those with the talent are naturally the elite; those without are the proletariat. Such a society can naturally evolve to oppress the masses. But a psionic society also allows perfect communication, and can produce a better society for everyone. The Zhodani, humans who discovered and adopted psionics early in their history, had both choices, and took a little of each. The result is a psionic society where everyone is happy and content, because psionic re-education ensures the discontent are found and shown the error of their ways.

Zhodani, Traveller Alien Module 4, describes in detail this alien race, its homeworld, and its starfaring society.

This Alien Module includes:

  • Zhodani History and Culture: Detailed essays on the nature of the Zhodani, their culture, their behavior, and their society.
  • Zhodani Character Generation: Six basic careers adapted for Zhodani culture. Careers include Army, Navy, the elite Guards, Merchants, Government, and Proles.
  • Advanced Character Generation: Character and skill tables for Mercenary and High Guard (you must have Mercenary and High Guard to make full use of them).
  • World Generation: Tables and rules for creating Zhodani worlds.
  • Zhodani Encounters: Patrons and random encounter lists for ventures into Zhodani territory.
  • Weapons: Complete data tables for both basic Traveller and Mercenary personal weapons.
  • Zhodani Word Generation: fast and easy generation of Zhodani names and words - to add depth to any Zhodani adventure.
  • The Zhodani Consulate: Basic multi-sector map of Zhodani territory showing its relationship to the Imperium.
  • And Adventure: The scenario in this module allows players and referees to actually participate in an alien culture, using the background and data provided for role-playung with these alien creatures.

Credits[edit]

Authors
J. Andrew Keith, Marc Miller and John Harshman.
Cover Art
David Deitrick
Interior Illustrations
Steve Venters, Bryan Gibson, and David Deitrick
Art Direction
Paul R. Banner

Table of Contents[edit]

Sectors of the Zhodani Consulate IFC
Introduction 1
Zhodane 3
The History of the Zhodani 5
Zhodani Sectors 10
The Zhodani Consulate 11
Zhodani Society 12
Zhodani Combat Armor 15
Warbots 18
The Zhodani language 20
Zhodani Character Generation 23
Zhodani Mercenary Characters 30
Zhodani Naval Characters 31
Zhodani World Generation 35
Zhodani Encounters 39
Zhodani Starships 40
Weapons and Equipment tables 42
Psionics 44
Additional Game Rules 46
Vlezpridliashav (adventure) 47