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Snapshot, small box and large box
Author Marc Miller
Publisher Game Designers Workshop
Version Classic Traveller
Edition 2nd
Format Game (6x9 box, 8.5x11 box)
Language English
Pages 26
Year Published 1979
Canonical Yes
Available from DriveThru RPG
Also See Beowulf class Free Trader
Product no 307, 602

Snapshot is a Game Designers Workshop product.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

As the free trading ship Beowulf jumps between the stars, a small band of passengers quietly assemble pistols from parts concealed in their luggage, and then make their way stealthily to the crew's quarters and the bridge... As they near the entrance to the control room, an alarm trips, and shots ring out - the situation instantly becomes a life and death struggle for the control of the ship.

This clash is but one of many possible scenarios in Snapshot, a detailed game of close combat aboard the starships of the far future. Almost any plot is possible: mutiny, boarding parties, hijackings, even piracy. And almost any outcome is conceivable, from ignominious defeat to total victory.

Snapshot is an expansion of the basic personal combat rules in Traveller, enhanced for use with a square grid, and adapted to allow play without a referee. Rules additions make the game completely playable on its own; yet entirely mutable with Traveller adventures and campaigns.

Components include 120 die-cut counters (marked with personal silhouettes from various technological levels), detailed ship plans for both the Traveller Type S Scout/Courier, and the Type A Free Trader. Rules, charts, and scenarios make the game easy-to-play with or without Traveller.

Table of Contents[edit]

Snapshot (Game)
Section Page/s
Introduction 1
The Game 3
Combat 8
Special Rules 12
Characters 15
Scenarios 16
Weapons 20
Armor 25
Ship Plans 26

Library Data Entries (Public)[edit]

  1. Bridge
  2. Crew
  3. Free Trader
  4. Personal Armor
  5. Pistol
  6. Scout
  7. Ship Plan
  8. Smallarms
  9. Star
  10. Type A class Free Trader
  11. Type S class Scout/Courier

Library Data Entries (Automated)[edit]

Library data entries

Meta-history & Background (Dossier)[edit]

No information yet available.

Early Classic Traveller Game Modules[edit]

These games helped to set the setting of the very early Third Imperium in the early 1980's:

  1. Asteroid (game)
  2. Azhanti High Lightning
  3. Dark Nebula (game)
  4. Fifth Frontier War (game)
  5. Imperium
  6. Invasion Earth
  7. Mayday
  8. Snapshot
  9. Striker

Credits (Primary Sources)[edit]

Credits (Primary Sources)
Credit Authors & Contributors
Game Design Marc Miller
Technical and General Advice, Assistance and Playtesting Frank Chadwick, John M. Astell, Tim Brown, and John Harshman
Illustrations Dick Hentz and Paul R. Banner

External Link/s[edit]

Commentary & Data articles:



  1. INTERNAL LINK: White Dwarf - Issue 16

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