GURPS Traveller: Behind the Claw

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Behind the Claw
Gurps Behind the Claw.jpg
The Spinward Marches Sourcebook
Publisher Steve Jackson Games
Version GURPS Traveller
Author Martin DoughertyNeil Frier
Format Book (Paperback)
Canonical No
Edition 1st
Year Published 1998
Pages 144
Available from Warehouse 23
ISBN 1-55634-353-1 Stock #6601

The GURPS Traveller sourcebook for the Spinward Marches Sector and nearby regions.

Description (Specifications)

Behind the Claw: Slang phrase referring to those regions of the Third Imperium lying beyond the Great Rift. Almost a year from the Capital by XBoat, the Spinward Marches is a frontier region, scene of Five Frontier Wars and innumerable skirmishes. The Marches is one of the most troubled regions of the entire Imperium.

Behind the Claw details the Spinward Marches, a complete sector of space for GURPS Traveller. Over 400 star systems are described in detail, along with essays on the Imperial Nobility and system of government, a detailed history of the region, Game Master’s information, current events and a wealth of adventure material. The setting is rich and diverse, with unlimited scope for campaigns.

  • Seek your fortune as a free trader plying the Spinward Main
  • Lead your mercenary company to repulse Vargr raiders…
  • Salvage the wrecks left behind by the Fifth Frontier War
  • Engage in industrial espionage among the Megacorporations of the Imperium…
  • Explore ancient ruins on an airless moon…
  • Broker a peace settlement on the volatile Border Worlds
  • Join the stubborn landholders of District 268, holding on what’s theirs against alien invaders…
  • Race to the rescue of a distressed merchant vessel!

Meta-history & Background

GURPS Traveller: Behind the Claw has many contradictions with previous data for the Spinward Marches Sector and many parts of it have been declared non-canon for the official FFE OTU.

Credits (Primary Sources)

Martin Dougherty, and Neil Frier
Loren K. Wiseman and Gene Seabolt
Randy Asplund-Faith

Table of Contents

Introduction 3
1. The Domain of Deneb 4
2. The Spinward States 24
3. Worlds 36
4. History in the Making 124
Spinward Marches Sector Map 142
Index 143

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