|Publisher||Game Designers Workshop|
|ISBN 0-943580-38-2 Stock #0211|
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The Players' Manual is a core reference book for MegaTraveller.
- It contains the basic information any player needs to prepare for and participate in Traveller situations, scenarios, and adventures.
- Intended as a reference for every participant, it includes: character generation, enhanced character generation, skills, task resolution, experience, personal combat, and psionics.
In less than a minute, the fortunes of the Imperium have turned. An assassin has cut down the emperor and his heirs in one bold stroke and thrown the largest, most stable interstellar empire in history into chaos. There are many candidates for the empty throne, and without agreement on their qualifications, the worlds of the Imperium are divided in their allegiances. The assassin himself controls three rebellious sectors. The emperor's nephew has assumed the throne. Fleet battles rage throughout the empire. Alien forces, sensing weakness, have crossed the Imperium's borders. Sector after sector falls to the chaos of rebellion and invasion.
Traveller sets an ongoing drama of role-playing adventure in this shattered Imperium. Players travel between star systems, taking sides in the rebellion, fighting for their cause while fighting to stay alive. The dangers of space and the dangers of a shattered Imperium provide never-ending excitement in the far future.
The Player's Manual: This book is a basic compilation of Traveller rules and concepts for the individual player. It includes character generation, combat resolution, psionics, and tasks (the key to using all of Traveller's rules systems).
Table of Contents
The Spinward Marches Sector Inside Front Cover Introduction 5 Basic Definitions 7 Tasks 9 Characters 10 Traveller Character Types 12 Common Character Tables 13 Character Generation Examples 18 Tables for Navy. Marines. Army. Scouts. Flyers. Sailors 20 Tables for Law Enforcers, Doctors, Diplomats, Bureaucrats, Scientists, Nobles 22 Tables for Merchants, Belters, Pirates, Rogues, Hunters, Barbarians 24 Character Formats 26 Skills 27 Skill List 28 Character Improvement 41 Advanced Character Generatlon 44 Common Advanced Character Tables 47 Mercenary Characters 48 Mercenary Character Tables 50 Navy Characters 52 Navy Character Tables 54 Scout Characters 56 Scout Character Tables 58 Merchant Prince Characters 60 Merchant Character Tables 62 Advanced Character Generation Checklists 64 MegaTraveller Combat 66 Direct Fire Difficulty Profiles 72 Combat Charts 74 Assessing Damage 75 Personal Slug Throwers 76 Crew-Served Slug Throwers 77 Personal Energy Weapons 77 Hand-Thrown Grenades 78 Grenade Launchers 78 Rifle Grenades 79 Recoilless Rifles 79 Heavy Energy Weapons 80 Starship Weapons 80 Archaic Weapons 81 Special Rules 83 Psionics 96 TAS Form 2 Personal History and Data 104 Third Imperium Sector Map Inside Back Cover
Also one of the components of the Megatraveller [Box Set] (1987).
Credits (Primary Sources)
- Marc W Miller
- Additional Design
- Frank Chadwick, Joe D. Fugate Sr., Gary L. Thomas
- Joe D Fugate Sr., Gary L. Thomas
- Loren Wiseman, J. Andrew Keith, John Harshman, Timothy B. Brown
- Art Director
- Barbie Pratt
- Sr. Graphic Designer
- Lauretta Oblinger
- Graphic Designer
- Dana Reischauer
- Cover Painting
- James Holloway
- Interior Illustrations
- Bryan Gibson, Tom Peters, Liz Danforth, Steve Crompton, D.J. Barr
- Michelle Sturgeon
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