GURPS Traveller: Modular Cutter

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GURPS Traveller: Modular Cutter:
Workhorse of the Imperium
Author Loren WisemanAndy Akins
Publisher Steve Jackson Games
Version GURPS Traveller
Edition 1st
Format Book (Softback)
Language English
Pages 128
Year Published 2001
Canonical Yes
Available from TBD
Also See Utility Craft
ISBN 1-55634-434-1 Stock #6616

GURPS Traveller: Modular Cutter is a GURPS Traveller supplement.

  • Often dubbed "the workhorse of the Imperium," the modular cutter is the primary ship design for intrasystem transport. Its flexibility made it popular; its durability made it essential.
  • In Modular Cutter, you'll find designs for vessels ranging from 40 to 800 tons, as well as dozens of designs for ship modules that can be swapped out at a moment's notice. You'll also find new ideas for using the modules, from space stations to interstellar cargo ships. Traveller fans have been asking for this book for years!

Description (Specifications)[edit]

The ship of a thousand uses. With its legendary utility and flexibility, the 50-ton modular cutter has spread across the Imperium. Its interchangeable payloads can turn cargo hauler into battle craft or research vessel in the time it takes to unlock one module and load the next.

For the first time ever, GURPS Traveller Modular Cutter details the options for this ubiquitous vessel. Discover:

  • The inner workings of modular shipping ... including the unpleasant consequences of haphazard module-handling.
  • A wide variety or alternate module-carrying ships, from the small Hiver version of the cutter to huge container starships.
  • Scores of alternate modules to make the modular cutter fit any mission profile.
  • Information on designing custom modular vessels using the starship-construction rules in GURPS Traveller

Table of Contents[edit]

GURPS Traveller:
Modular Cutter
Section Page/s
Introduction 4
1. History 5
2. Technology and Operations 7
3. Characters 14
4. Equipment, Vehicles, and Vessels 17
Deck Plans (cutters) 35-45
5. Modules 46
Deck Plans (modules) 65-125
Appendix: Vessel Performance 126
Index 127

Library Data Entries (Public)[edit]

  1. Fifth Frontier War
  2. General Products
  3. GSbAG
  4. Imperial Marines
  5. Imperial Navy
  6. Kelso Starworks
  7. LSP
  8. Modular Cutter Module
  9. Robotic Brain
  10. Third Frontier War

Library Data Entries (Automated)[edit]

Library data entries

Selected Equipment[edit]

  1. TBD

Selected Ships[edit]

Largecraft & Bigcraft:

  1. Broadsword class Mercenary Cruiser pg. 9
  2. Donosev class Survey Vessel pg. 6
  3. Kdorik class Jump Ship
  4. K-Series class Modular Frame
  5. Ling MSH-J1 class Modular Ship
  6. Ling MSH-J2 class Modular Ship
  7. Ling MSL-J1 class Modular Ship
  8. Ling MSL-J2 class Modular Ship
  9. Ling MSM-J1 class Modular Ship
  10. Ling MSM-J2 class Modular Ship
  11. Naakil class Jump Cutter pgs. 30-31
  12. Plankwell class Battleship pg. 11
  13. Remora class Modular Lighter pg. 30
  14. Shidar class Modular Frigate

Selected Smallcraft[edit]


  1. Cutter AKA Modular Cutter
    1. Columbia class Advanced Cutter pg. 28
      1. LSP/CM2-50 class Modular Cutter
    2. Fast Cutter (Skiff)
      1. LSP/CR-60 class Modular Cutter pg. 27
    3. Hiver Modular Cutter
    4. Hiver Modular Pinnace pg. 30
    5. Inthe class Modular Cutter
    6. KS class Moducraft pg. 10, 13
    7. Lowalaa class Assault Cutter
      1. LSP/CA-50 class Assault Cutter
    8. LSP/CM-50 class Modular Cutter pg. 27
    9. MD-893 class Modular Cutter pg. 10
    10. Multi-Cutter
      1. LSP/CC-90 class Modular Cutter pg. 28
    11. Sirigerkhe class Stealth Cutter pg. 29
      1. LSP/CS-50 class Modular Cutter
    12. Slow Cutter (Runabout)
      1. LSP/CU-45 class Modular Cutter pg. 27

Selected Vehicles[edit]


  1. Grav Module Mover (GMM)
  2. Military Module Mover (M3)
  3. Tracked Module Mover (TMM)

Meta-history & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Many more variants than in Deck Plan 2: Modular Cutter.

GURPS Traveller Deck Plan Series[edit]

GURPS Traveller produced a number of ship books with deck plans:

  1. Deck Plan 1: Beowulf
  2. Deck Plan 2: Modular Cutter
  3. Deck Plan 3: Empress Marava
  4. Deck Plan 4: Assault Cutter
  5. Deck Plan 5: Sulieman
  6. Deck Plan 6: Dragon
  7. GURPS Traveller: Modular Cutter

Credits (Primary Sources)[edit]

Credits (Primary Sources)
Credit Authors & Contributors
Authors Andy Akins and Loren Wiseman
Editor Andrew Hackard and Gene Seabolt
Additional material Tom Bont, Andrew Brown, Kurt Brown, Brandon Cope, Nelson Cunningham, Juliean Galak, Bob Kondrk, and Christopher Thrash
Illustrator Jesse DeGraff and Zach Howard
Deck Plans Andy Akins
Cover Rick Achberger, Jesse DeGraff, and Alex Fernandez

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