MegaTraveller (1987-1991) was published by Game Designers' Workshop, but was designed by Digest Group Publications which published the popular Travellers' Digest (later the MegaTraveller Journal) Traveller support magazine.
- It is popularly referred to as MT.
- The base years on the Imperial Calendar for many adventures in this setting are 1116 to 1125.
- It is also known as the Divided Imperium or Shattered Imperium timeline.
- Please also see Versions of Traveller.
The game was set during the Rebellion era which shattered the Imperium. Supplements and magazines produced during this era detailed the progression of the Rebellion from the initial assassination of the Emperor in 1116 to the collapse of large-scale interstellar trade in roughly 1124 (the beginning of the supplement Hard Times). The system is often referred to as "MT".
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History & Background (Dossier)
MegaTraveller was replaced in 1993 by Traveller: The New Era.
Meta-history & Background
Digest Group Publications also produced a number of top-quality MegaTraveller supplements, including alien modules detailing the Aslan, Vargr, Vilani and Solomani for MegaTraveller and the World Builders' Handbook, which expanded greatly on the world-building system found in the main rulebooks.
Bibliography-Ludography (Published Products)
This edition is best known for the following products:
MegaTraveller Bibliography Game Book Publisher Format Date of Publication Author/s Canon Notes MegaTraveller CD-ROM (Far Future Enterprises) Game Book/s 2005 Various Canon Contains most of the MegaTraveller product line on a CD Rom disk or in PDF format as an electronic file. Megatraveller [Box Set] (GDW) Boxed Set 1987 Various Canon Contained the Player's Manual, Referee's Manual, Imperial Encyclopedia, and a poster map of the Spinward Marches Sector. Arrival Vengeance - The Final Odyssey (GDW) Game Book 1992 Greg Videll Canon None Assignment: Vigilante (GDW) Game Book 1992 Charles E. Gannon Canon None Astrogators' Guide to the Diaspora Sector (GDW) Game Book 1992 Charles E. Gannon Canon None COACC: Close Orbit and Airspace Control Command (GDW) Game Book 1989 Terry McInnes Canon None Fighting Ships of the Shattered Imperium (GDW) Game Book 1990 Marc Miller Canon None Hard Times (GDW) Game Book 1991 Greg Videll Canon None Imperial Encyclopedia (GDW) Game Book 1987 Marc Miller Canon Included in the MegaTraveller boxed set. Knightfall (GDW) Game Book 1990 Joe D. Fugate, Sr. Non-canon (Semi-canon) Many plot and story elements, such as the Primordials, have been declared non- or semi-canon by Marc Miller Player's Manual (GDW) Game Book 1987 Marc Miller Canon Included in the MegaTraveller boxed set. Rebellion Sourcebook (GDW) Game Book 1988 Marc Miller Canon None Referee's Companion (GDW) Game Book 1988 Marc Miller Canon None Referee's Manual (GDW) Game Book 1987 Marc Miller Canon Included in the MegaTraveller boxed set. Challenge Issues #25-79 (GDW) Periodical (Official) 1988-1993 Various Canon Issues #34-70 covered MegaTraveller. An official Traveller magazine, but considered widely non- or semi-canon. The Travellers' Digest Issues #11-21 (DGP) Periodical (Official) 1985-1990 Various Non-canon An official Traveller magazine, but considered widely non- or semi-canon. Had some overlap with GDW products. 101 Vehicles (DGP) Game Book 1988 Rob Caswell, Joe Fugate & Bryan Gibson Canon None MegaTraveller Alien Volume 1 - Vilani & Vargr: The Coreward Races (DGP) Game Book 1990 Joe D. Fugate, James Holden & Terry McInnes Canon None MegaTraveller Alien Volume 2 - Solomani & Aslan: The Rimward Races (DGP) Game Book 1991 Peter G. Celella & James Holden Canon None The Early Adventures (DGP) Game Book 1988 Joe Fugate, Nancy Parker, Robert Parker, & Gary L. Thomas Non-Canon None The Flaming Eye (MegaTraveller Campaign Sourcebook - The Flaming Eye) (DGP) Game Book 1990 J. Andrew Keith Canon None Referee's Gaming Kit (DGP) Paperback Folio 1988 Various Canon None Starship Operator's Manual - Volume 1 (DGP) Game Book 1988 Rob Caswell, William W. Connors, Joe D. Fugate, Sr. & Gary L. Thomas Canon None World Builder's Handbook (DGP) Game Book 1989 Joe Fugate, J. Andrew Keith & Gary L. Thomas Canon None Gvurrdon Sector Campaignbook (Roger Malmstein) Game Book (Fan Publication) 2002-2008 Roger Malmstein Non-canon A fan-produced publication covering Vargr parts of Known Space. Far & Away Issues #1-3 (Pacific Rim Publishing) Periodical (Fanzine) 1990-1991 Jeffry Tibbetts Non-canon Unoffical and non-canon Traveller magazine (fanzine) Jumpspace Issues #1-6 (Starlance Publications) Periodical (Fanzine) 1987-1988 Various Non-canon Unoffical and non-canon Traveller magazine (fanzine). Jumpspace was transformed into the Voyager magazine after Issues #1-6, addressing a wide array of games, which was published for 10 more issues. Security Leak Issues #1-5 (Gregg Giles) Periodical (Fanzine) 1987-1988 Various Non-canon Unoffical and non-canon Traveller magazine (fanzine) Signal GK Books Issues #1-13 (Signal-GK) Periodical (Fanzine) 1989-1997 Various Non-canon Unoffical and non-canon Traveller magazine (fanzine). Not all issues were written for MegaTraveller. Megatraveller 1: The Zhodani Conspiracy (Paragon) PC Game 1990 Various Canon Computer Software (Game) Megatraveller 2: Quest for the Ancients (Paragon) PC Game 1991 Various Canon Computer Software (Game)
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