Martin Dougherty

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Martin Dougherty is a Traveller author, contributor, and fan.

  • Martin J Dougherty is a professional writer hailing from Northeast England. His works include over 100 non-fiction books in addition to novels and game materials.
  • Martin is currently President of the British Federation for Historical Swordplay (BFHS), and regularly teaches at Historical Martial Arts events. In the past he has competed to national level as a fencer, and was coach to the University of Sunderland team 1989-2008. He holds four black belts at 1st-3rd Dan and was formerly a Senior Assessor with the Self-Defence Federation.
  • Martin has has addressed international conferences on anti-shipping missiles and homeland security issues.

Description (Biography)[edit]

Martin J Dougherty has been at times a games designer, an engineer, a self-protection instructor, a teacher and a defence analyst although he has always been first and foremost a writer. His earliest published work was in 1984, progressing to full-time employment as an author in 1999.

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History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

This person has been involved with Traveller in the following ways:

  • Author

Traveller RPG Wiki Participation[edit]

This person has participated at the wiki.

Bibliography-Ludography (Published Products)[edit]

This person has authored, contributed, playtested, or otherwise participated in the publication of the following products:

Publications where this person is mentioned in the credits

Non-gaming Materials[edit]


  • Martin has published a range of books covering topics as diverse as self-protection, medieval warfare and space flight. He writes on average 3-4 non-fiction books per year for mainstream publishers in the USA and UK.


  • Martin has published several novels including game-related fiction for Traveller and Armageddon 2089.


  • In addition to being the lead researcher for the TV show Triggers: Weapons That Changed The World, Martin has thus far appeared in two episodes of the show. He also worked as a consultant on the show Ultimate Soldier Challenge from Morningstar Entertainment and is involved in the development of new shows.

Gaming Materials[edit]


  • Novel commission & fiction

Imperium Games

  • Nobles book contributor

GURPS Traveller: Steve Jackson Games

  • Behind the Claw & Star Mercs

Quiklink Interactive

  • Traveller line editor. Wrote most publications, contributed to all but one.

Avenger Enterprises

  • Numerous adventures and supplements

Terra/Sol Games

  • Adventures and supplements

Mongoose Publishing

  • Numerous adventures, supplements and other products.

FarFuture Enterprises

  • Adventures, Novel Shadow of the Storm

References & Contributions (Sources)[edit]

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.