Players' Manual

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Players' Manual
MT Players Manual.JPG
Author Marc Miller
Publisher Game Designers Workshop
Version MegaTraveller
Edition 1st
Format Book (Softback)
Language English
Pages 104
Year Published 1987
Canonical Yes
Available from RPGNow
Also See MegaTraveller
ISBN 0-943580-38-2 Stock #0211

The Players' Manual is a core reference book for MegaTraveller.

  • It contains the basic information any player needs to prepare for and participate in Traveller situations, scenarios, and adventures.
  • Intended as a reference for every participant, it includes: character generation, enhanced character generation, skills, task resolution, experience, personal combat, and psionics.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

In less than a minute, the fortunes of the Imperium have turned. An assassin has cut down the emperor and his heirs in one bold stroke and thrown the largest, most stable interstellar empire in history into chaos. There are many candidates for the empty throne, and without agreement on their qualifications, the worlds of the Imperium are divided in their allegiances. The assassin himself controls three rebellious sectors. The emperor's nephew has assumed the throne. Fleet battles rage throughout the empire. Alien forces, sensing weakness, have crossed the Imperium's borders. Sector after sector falls to the chaos of rebellion and invasion.

Traveller sets an ongoing drama of role-playing adventure in this shattered Imperium. Players travel between star systems, taking sides in the rebellion, fighting for their cause while fighting to stay alive. The dangers of space and the dangers of a shattered Imperium provide never-ending excitement in the far future.

The Player's Manual: This book is a basic compilation of Traveller rules and concepts for the individual player. It includes character generation, combat resolution, psionics, and tasks (the key to using all of Traveller's rules systems).

Table of Contents[edit]

Players' Manual
Section Page/s
The Spinward Marches Sector Inside Front Cover
Introduction 5
    Basic Definitions 7
Tasks 9
Characters 10
    Traveller Character Types 12
    Common Character Tables 13
    Character Generation Examples 18
    Tables for Navy. Marines. Army. Scouts. Flyers. Sailors 20
    Tables for Law Enforcers, Doctors, Diplomats, Bureaucrats, Scientists, Nobles 22
    Tables for Merchants, Belters, Pirates, Rogues, Hunters, Barbarians 24
    Character Formats 26
Skills 27
    Skill List 28
Character Improvement 41
Advanced Character Generatlon 44
    Common Advanced Character Tables 47
Mercenary Characters 48
    Mercenary Character Tables 50
Navy Characters 52
    Navy Character Tables 54
Scout Characters 56
    Scout Character Tables 58
Merchant Prince Characters 60
    Merchant Character Tables 62
Advanced Character Generation Checklists 64
MegaTraveller Combat 66
    Direct Fire Difficulty Profiles 72
    Combat Charts 74
Assessing Damage 75
    Personal Slug Throwers 76
    Crew-Served Slug Throwers 77
    Personal Energy Weapons 77
    Hand-Thrown Grenades 78
    Grenade Launchers 78
    Rifle Grenades 79
    Recoilless Rifles 79
    Heavy Energy Weapons 80
    Starship Weapons 80
    Archaic Weapons 81
Special Rules 83
Psionics 96
TAS Form 2 Personal History and Data 104
Third Imperium Sector Map Inside Back Cover

Library Data Entries (Automated)[edit]

Library data entries

Meta-history & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Also one of the components of the Megatraveller [Box Set] (1987).

Credits (Primary Sources)[edit]

Credits (Primary Sources)
Credit Authors & Contributors
Design Marc W Miller
Additional Design Frank Chadwick, Joe D. Fugate Sr., Gary L. Thomas
Editing Joe D Fugate Sr., Gary L. Thomas
Contributions Loren Wiseman, J. Andrew Keith, John Harshman, Timothy B. Brown
Art Director Barbie Pratt
Sr. Graphic Designer Lauretta Oblinger
Graphic Designer Dana Reischauer
Cover Painting James Holloway
Interior Illustrations Bryan Gibson, Tom Peters, Liz Danforth, Steve Crompton, D.J. Barr
Typesetting Michelle Sturgeon

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