GURPS Traveller: Starports

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Gateways to Adventure
Author John M. FordJames D Maliszwski
Publisher Steve Jackson Games
Version GURPS Traveller
Edition 1st
Format Book (Softback)
Language English
Pages 128
Year Published 2000
Canonical Yes
Available from Warehouse23
Also See Starport
ISBN 1-55634-401-5 Stock 6610

GURPS Traveller: Starports is a Steve Jackson Games product.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

Anchors of the Imperium Patrol, trade, and XBoat routes are the lifelines of the Imperium, and starports are the anchors to which they are tethered. Serving as trade centers, customs offices, and outposts of civilization, starports play a central role in the lives of starfarers, and are a crucial source of goods, wealth, and in formation for even the most planetbound of souls. At the same time, they are havens for smugglers, fugitives, and black marketers.

Starports classifies standard starports and describes their facilities, organization, and functions. It includes plans of typical spaceports from the Spinward Marches (including Mora, Graniff Field on Raydrad, Rech, Dhian, and Alell) and guidelines for starport adventures and encounters. There are also character templates for starport denizen, descriptions and floor plans of key locations, and deckplans of customs, liaison, and emergency spacecraft and some common starport ground vehicles.

Starports is designed to complement the Far Trader and Starships supplements, and offers a rich and detailed setting for a wide variety of adventures and campaigns in the GURPS Traveller universe.

Table of Contents[edit]

GURPS Traveller: Starports
Section Page/s
Introduction 4
1. Outposts of the Imperium 6
2. Inside the Starport Authority 17
3. Planetary Relations 40
4. Starport Characters 48
5. Starport Design 56
6. Campaigns 88
Appendix A: Equipment 95
Appendix B: Port Samples 105
Index 127

Library Data Entries (Public)[edit]

  1. Bilateral Trade Number (BTN)
  2. Brubek's pg. 86-87
  3. CFR (Crash, Fire & Rescue)
  4. Cleon Doctrine pg. 40
  5. Contraband
  6. Control Rating (CR)
  7. Extraterritoriality (XT)
  8. Federation Development Agency
  9. Fresher pg. 81
  10. FOD (Foreign Object Debris)
  11. Ghi'rurrikara Ikuug'ri
  12. Ghost Port pg. 61
  13. Grand Central Port pgs. 60-61
  14. HAZMAT (Hazardous Material)
  15. Highport
  16. Imperial Research Station
  17. Kiisgashiim & Lanashraa Cargo Brokers
  18. LASH
  19. Lowport
  20. Maneuver Drive
  21. Meson Screen
  22. Naval Base
  23. Naval Depot
  24. Nuclear Damper
  25. Pan-Galactic Friends of Life pg. 43
  26. Port Royal pg. 60
  27. PyRoute
  28. Runway
  29. Scout Base
  30. Shipyard
  31. Spaceport
  32. Starport
  33. Starport Authority (SPA)
  34. Startown
  35. Tortuga Port pgs. 58-59
  36. Travellers' Aid Society (TAS)
  37. Way Station
  38. World Trade Number (WTN)
  39. Xboat Station

Library Data Entries (Automated)[edit]

Library data entries

Selected Equipment[edit]

  1. Kinetic Containment Blanket pg. 36
  2. Life Support Carrier pgs. 95-96
    1. Burn Carrier class Life Support Carrier pgs. 95-96
    2. Isolator class Life Support Carrier pgs. 95-96
  3. Sick Bay
  4. Space Dock pg. 27

Selected Ships[edit]

Largecraft & Bigcraft:

  1. Beowulf class Free Trader pg. 94
  2. Blakeway class First Response Vessel pgs. 96-97
  3. Empress Marava class Far Trader pg. 43
  4. Lighter
  5. Mercy class Rescue Vessel pg. 95
  6. Oiler pg. 73
  7. Siigiizun class Search & Rescue Vessel pg. 100
  8. Sulieman class Scout/Courier pg. 56
  9. Type R class Subsidized Merchant pg. 62, 93
  10. Type S pg. 24, 54, 75
  11. Type TC class Common Transport pg. 19, 49, 51, 69, 77-78, 85, 90
  12. Vargr Corsair pg. 20

Selected Smallcraft[edit]


  1. Customs Pinnace (TL-10) pg. 98
  2. Douane class Customs Cutter pgs. 97-98
  3. Fuel Skimmer pg. 73
  4. Gendarme class Armed Response Cutter pgs. 97-98
  5. Modular Cutter pg. 73
    1. Modular Cutter Module pg. 103
  6. Robotic Fuel Blimp pg. 73
  7. Shuttle pg. 9. 16
    1. Employee Shuttle pg. 66
  8. Tug pg. 81

Selected Vehicles[edit]


  1. Air/Raft
  2. Grav Truck (TL-10) pg. 101
  3. Heavy Utility Truck (TL-8) pg. 100
  4. Star class Grav Ambulance (G-Carrier)

Meta-history & Background (Dossier)[edit]

GURPS Traveller: Starports is a GURPS Traveller RPG book full of information about starports and associated data for use in Traveller adventure campaigns.

As part of the wiki's ongoing Astrography projects, rules from this publication were used by the Traveller PyRoute program, using the sector data from Traveller Map and the economics rules from GURPS Traveller: Far Trader, GURPS Traveller: Starports, GURPS Traveller: Ground Forces, and Trillion Credit Squadron.

Credits (Primary Sources)[edit]

Credits (Primary Sources)
Credit Authors & Contributors
Author John M. Ford & James D. Maliszewski
Editor Gene Seabolt and Gareth Skarka
Cover Jesse DeGraff
Illustrations Jesse DeGraff, and Glenn Grant
Maps and Deck Plans Andy Akins, and Mark Cook

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