Referee's Manual

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Referee's Manual
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Author Marc Miller
Publisher Game Designers Workshop
Version MegaTraveller
Edition 1st
Format Book (Softback)
Language English
Pages 98
Year Published 1987
Canonical Yes
Available from RPGNow
ISBN 0-943580-47-1

The Referee's Manual is a Game Designers Workshop product.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

The thousand-year empire has fallen in an instant. 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. By a curious twist of fate, the assassin himself controls three rebellious sectors. The Emperor's nephew, considered by many to be a murderer himself, has assumed the throne over the objections of the Imperial Assembly. Other pretenders have stepped forward. Star fleets battle throughout the disputed territories. Sectors are stripped of their fleets to fight in the rebellion, and imperial territory is invaded by alien forces sensing weakness and plunder. Sector after sector secedes from the Imperium to manage its own defense. Sector after sector falls to external forces.

And on this stage of rebellion and interstellar chaos, Traveller sets an ongoing drama of role-playing adventure .... Players travel from star system to star system, taking sides in the rebellion, fighting for their cause while fighting to stay alive. The dangers of the interstellar environment combine with the dangers of a shattered Imperium to challenge players and referees, and provide never-ending excitement in the far future.

The Referee's Manual: This book is intended as a rules reference for the Traveller referee. It includes coverage of vehicle and starship design, starship combat, world and star system generation and description, animal encounters, trade and commerce, detailed task resolution, and administration of adventures.

Table of Contents[edit]

Section Page/s
Domains of the Imperium Inside Front Cover
Factions of the Rebellion 4
Introduction 5
Resolving Tasks 11
Referee’s Guide to Tasks 12
Generating Star Systems and Worlds. 16
Universal World Profiles. 22
    Basic Mainworld Generation. 24
    Extended System Generation 26
Animals 30
    Producing Animal Encounter Tables 34
Encounters. 37
    Encounter Charts. 40
Interpersonal Tasks 44
Trade and Commerce 46
    Trade and Commerce Charts 50
Blank Subsector Map Grid. 55
Craft Design 56
    Basic Hull Design. 62
    Overall Craft Design 62
    Power Supply 64
    Locomotion 65
    Communicators 67
    Sensors and Electronics 68
    Weapons 71
    Screens 80
    Bridge 81
    Accommodations 82
    Fuel 83
Design Evaluation 84
Starship Combat 90
    Starship Combat Charts 97
Cultural Regions of the Imperium 102
Demolition Tables 103
The First Imperium 104
The Rule of Man Inside Back Cover

Library Data Entries (Public)[edit]

  1. Electromagnetic Masking

Library Data Entries (Automated)[edit]

Library data entries

Selected Form/s & Terms[edit]


  1. TBD


  1. Universal Craft Profile (UCP) [1]

Meta-history & Background (Dossier)[edit]

It is one of the core rule books for MegaTraveller.

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 David Deitrick
Interior Illustrations Tom Peters, Liz Danforth, Steve Crompton, Rob Caswell, Richard Hentz, Bryan Gibson
Typography Michelle Sturgeon

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