Smash & Grab

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Smash & Grab
TNE Smash and Grab.jpg
Star Viking Hot Recovery Operations
Author Frank ChadwickMark GelinasDave Nilsen
Publisher Game Designers Workshop
Version Traveller The New Era
Edition 1st
Format Book (Softback)
Language English
Pages 128
Year Published 1994
Canonical Yes
Available from RPGNow
ISBN 1-55878-165-X Product No 0305
Table of Contents
Introduction 4
Adventures 6
Equipment 111

Smash & Grab is a Game Designers Workshop product.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

Rebuilding an interstellar culture from the ruins of the Third Imperium involves a wide variety of activities, and each of these can form the basis of great adventures. The Reformation Coalition undertakes all of them - intelligence gathering, diplomacy, economic redevelopment, interstellar trade and commerce, and many more. But of all of them, the one operation that became synonymous with the Coalition, the one most closely linked to the Star Viking mystique, was called...

The Coalition is engaged in a frantic race against time, trying to rebuild its industrial and technological base before the tide of darkness and xenophobia becomes irreversible. To do so, it needs hardware and data bases, and to get them it raids the barbaric worlds of the Wilds, recovering technological artifacts. When these artifacts are defended, the operation is called a Hot Recovery, but is better known as Smash and Grab.

Smash and Grab is an adventure anthology dedicated to that most exhilarating and dangerous of Coalition activities. Each adventure is playable separately, and they can easily be integrated into ongoing campaigns. Here are some of the themes explored in this anthology:

  • Rescuing the crew of one of the original 12 Dawn League ships, long thought lost.
  • Meteoric assaults from orbit against a heavily defended base.
  • A rogue Dawn League agent now set up as a TED (technologically elevated dictator).
  • Adventures along the murderous Vampire Highway of the Promise Subsector.
  • Coordinated operations with local resistance groups.
  • An equipment section with all of the special equipment used in the adventure, including Droyne weapons and vehicles, Coalition remotely piloted vehicles and meteoric assault drop capsules, Star Viking heavy battle dress, and more.

Smash and Grab is a collection of sweat-in-your eyes, ozone-in-your nostrils combat adventures that will leave your player characters (those that survive, anyway) combat-hardened veterans when it's all over. It will leave them with the skills and experience they'll need for what comes next...

Table of Contents[edit]

Smash & Grab
Section Page/s
Introduction 4
Adventure: Presumed Destroyed 6
Adventure: Hit the Silk 32
Adventure: Outside Influence 52
Adventure: Power Play 72
Adventure: Shooting Star 92
Equipment 111

Library Data Entries (Public)[edit]

  1. ADA
  2. Aphech
  3. Aubani Navy
  4. Chirper
  5. Dawn League
  6. Iskyar
  7. RCES
  8. Reformation Coalition
  9. TED
  10. Wilds

Library Data Entries (Automated)[edit]

Library data entries

Selected Equipment[edit]

  1. Automated Sensor Unit
  2. Battle Dress
  3. Carbine
  4. Chemical Cartridge Squad Support Laser (SSL)
  5. CMWS-10
  6. Coyn
  7. Fusion Rifle
  8. General Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG)
  9. Grav-Assisted Collapsible Crane
  10. Heavy Battle Dress
  11. Light Battle Dress
  12. MFD
  13. Planetary Aerospace Defense (PAD)
  14. Rifle
  15. Squad Assault Weapon (SAW)
  16. Vacc Suit
  17. Warhead

Selected Organizations[edit]

  1. TBD

Selected Polities[edit]

  1. TBD

Selected Ships[edit]

  1. Clipper
  2. Etsokryu class Cruiser (1,000 ton Droyne Vessel)
  3. Free Trader
  4. Modular Cutter
  5. Multimission Scout
  6. Patrol Boat
  7. Vampire Ship

Selected Sophonts[edit]

  1. TBD

Selected Technology[edit]

  1. TBD

Selected Vehicles[edit]

  1. Air/raft
  2. ATV
  3. Aydih class attack Helicopter
  4. Drop Capsule
  5. G-Carrier
  6. Helicopter
  7. Mk I Drop Capsule
  8. Prairie Fire class Tank
  9. RPV

Meta-history & Background (Dossier)[edit]

It is an early period Traveller The New Era adventure book.

Credits (Primary Sources)[edit]

Credits (Primary Sources)
Credit Authors & Contributors
Presumed Destroyed Mark Gelinas
Hit the Silk Mark Gelinas
Outside Influence Greg Videll
Power Play Kevin Brennan
Shooting Star Frank Chadwick
Development Frank Chadwick and David Nilsen
Equipment Design Mark "Geo" Gelinas, David Nilsen, Greg Videll, and Loren Wiseman
Design Oversight David Nilsen
Art Direction Kirk Wescom
Cover Illustration Kirk Wescom
Interior Illustrations Bradley K. McDevitt and Kirk Wescom

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