Grand Survey (book)

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Grand Survey
Exploring and Detailing Worlds
Author Joe Fugate
Publisher Digest Group Publications
Version Classic Traveller
Edition 1st
Format Book (Softback)
Language English
Pages 48
Year Published 1986
Canonical Yes
Available from TBD

Grand Survey (book) is a Digest Group Publications product.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

In the years 420 and 1065, the Imperial Interstellar Scout Service published the First and Second Grand Surveys. Some of their methods, and some of the results of their surveys, have been published before. But now, with the brand-new, state-of-the-art material in this book, you can have all the detail you ever wanted.

If you already use Scouts, Grand Survey continues where Scouts left off. And if you don't use Scouts, you can still use Grand Survey to learn more about a world. Starting with the basic Traveller UPP for the world, Grand Survey leads you step-by-step to detailed physical characteristics and an accurate map of the world.

Whether you're a Traveller player or a referee, Grand Survey tells you what you want to know when you arrive at a new world.

Chapters include:

  • World Design: Extensive rules, charts, and tables to tell you everything about the physical characteristics of a world: details of atmosphere, volcanic activity, tectonic plates, mapping, minerals and other resources, climate and temperature, population demographics, starport locations, ice caps, deserts, and more. Complete with examples.
  • World Profile Form: The new Imperial Scout Form 20, to record all the physical details of a world. Also includes a full size world hex grid for precise mapping.
  • Imperial Scout Survey Procedures: How a survey of a world takes place, including new skills for Scout characters.
  • High-tech Survey Equipment: New equipment for Traveller, including remote sensor probes, self-precessing gyrocompass, and the multi-chronometer.
  • Starship Sensors: Detailed information on all the data gathering devices used during a survey, including handheld versions, and information for using sensors in starship combat.
  • Donosev class Survey Scout Vessel: Complete plans of the ship that was the backbone of the Second Survey.
  • Vacc Suits: Detailed data, with illustrations, of vacc suits from tech level 9 to tech level 15.
  • Using World Data: Now that you have the world, all you need is the adventure. Guidelines and examples for turning world details into exciting situations for characters.
  • Index': Not only is everything you want in Grand Survey, but you can find it fast.

Table of Contents[edit]

Grand Survey
Section Page/s
Introduction 1
Surveying a World 3
Detailing a World 26
Index 48

Library Data Entries (Public)[edit]

  1. TBD

Library Data Entries (Automated)[edit]

Library data entries

Meta-history & Background (Dossier)[edit]

It is a comprehensive guide to surveying and detailing an individual world.

World-building & Colonization Series[edit]

Marc Miller. Worlds and Adventures (Game Designers Workshop, 1977), .Marc MillerRobert EaglestoneDon McKinney. Worlds and Adventures (Far Future Enterprises, 2019), .(1977) created the UWP, which was later expanded with "Extended UWP Statistics", and was continued with the following products:

Credits (Primary Sources)[edit]

Credits (Primary Sources)
Credit Authors & Contributors
Surveying a world Joe Fugate, Robert Parker, Gary L. Thomas
Detailing a world J. Andrew Keith, Joe Fugate
Additional Design Gary L. Thomas, Nancy Parker
Examples Gary L. Thomas, Robert Parker
Cover Joe Fugate

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