From Traveller Wiki - Science-Fiction Adventure in the Far future
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Gimmicks are interesting pieces of equipment which can be useful to the player characters in their pursuit of their goals, but which are not required.[1]

Description (Specifications)[edit]

Gimmicks can include unusual weapons, vehicles, vessels, or other special items not normally available for purchase.[2]

Gimmicks may also include a mystery resource that is fought over, but often isn't very well defined such as Handwavium.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Often gimmicks can be momentary diversions which keep the player's interest.[3]

Selected Gimmicks[edit]

Some gimmicks featured over the years have included:

  1. Affas
  2. Apocalypse Package
  3. Handwavium
  4. Idkurkian Big Gun
  5. Miller Milk Bottle
  6. Onnesium
  7. Shimmersuit

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

Smallwikipedialogo.png This page uses content from Wikipedia. The original article was at MacGuffin. The list of authors can be seen in the page history. The text of Wikipedia is available under the Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
This list of sources was used by the Traveller Wiki Editorial Team and individual contributors to compose this article. Copyrighted material is used under license from Far Future Enterprises or by permission of the author. The page history lists all of the contributions.
  1. Marc Miller. "Gimmicks." Secret of the Ancients (1984): 48.
  2. Marc Miller. "Gimmicks." Secret of the Ancients (1984): 48.
  3. Marc Miller. "Gimmicks." Secret of the Ancients (1984): 48.