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White Dwarf is a gaming magazine published by Games Workshop, and first published in June/July 1977 CE.

  • Some of the early editions featured articles about Traveller.
  • The last regular issue of White Dwarf to feature Traveller content material was issue 82 in 1986 CE.
  • Occasional product reviews occurred after this date.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

The full title is "White Dwarf, the Science Fiction and Fantasy Games Magazine".

  • According to Ian Livingstone, one of the founders of Games Workshop, the name White Dwarf was chosen because it refers to fantasy (...a Dwarf is a Tolkienesque character) but also to science fiction (...a white dwarf is a dense star).

Traveller Articles in White Dwarf Magazine[edit]

This is a list of articles specific or applicable to Traveller in the first 100 issues of White Dwarf, along with their issue number.

White Dwarf Issues 1 to 25[edit]

White Dwarf Magazine Articles
Title Author Issue Date Page Remarks
Traveller: The New Game Reviewed Don Turnbull Issue 6 April/May 1978 16-18 "Its appeal is immediate, its attraction compelling and its topicality apposite, but my guess is that it will occupy shelves rather than players' minds."
The Experienced Traveller: Continued Improvement of (current) Skills Mike Ferguson Issue 9 Oct/Nov 1978 6-7 TBD
The Experienced Traveller: Part II: Gaining New Skills Mike Ferguson Issue 10 Dec/Jan 1978/1979 18-19 TBD
Fire-Arms: 3000AD: Weapons additions Brian Asbury Issue 11 Feb/Mar 1979 6-7 TBD
Expanding Universe: Additions to Traveller rules part 1 Andy Slack Issue 13 Jun/Jul 1979 14-16 Skills and their Use, Poison and Chemical Warfare
Expanding Universe: Additions to Traveller rules part 2 Andy Slack Issue 14 Aug/Sept 1979 8-11 Starships, Computers, Engineering, Gunnery and Missiles, Effects of Nuclear Weapons, Effects of Explosives, Artillery
Expanding Universe: Additions to Traveller rules part 3 Andy Slack Issue 15 Oct/Nov 1979 10-13 Campaign Location, Stellar Systems, Planets, Alien Life, Robots
Expanding Universe: Additions to Traveller rules part 4 Andy Slack Issue 16 Dec/Jan 1979/1980 11-12 Social Status, Psionic Special Talents
The Sable Rose Affair: scenario Bob McWilliams Issue 17 Feb/Mar 1980 16-20 "A Task Force Traveller Mini-Adventure"
Criminals: An additional livelihood for Travellers Trevor Graver Issue 19 Jun/Jul 1980 8-9 TBD
Star Patrol: Scout Service in Traveller Andy Slack Issue 20 Aug/Sept 1980 12-13 An expanded generation system procedure
Starbase: Setting up Traveller Campaigns Bob McWilliams Issue 20 Aug/Sept 1980 25 First installment of a regular column
Starbase: The Lift Bob McWilliams Issue 21 Oct/Nov 1980 26-27 A mini-scenario
Robe and Blaster: Upgrading Aristocracy in Traveller Rick D. Stuart Issue 22 Dec/Jan 1980/1981 11-12 TBD
Starbase: Port Facilities S. L. A. McIntyre Issue 22 Dec/Jan 1980/1981 23 TBD
An Interview with Marc Miller, the Creator of Traveller TBD Issue 23 Feb/Mar 1981 10-11 TBD
Starbase: Khazad-Class Seeker Starship Roger E. Moore Issue 23 Feb/Mar 1981 24 TBD
Setting up Traveller Campaigns: Backdrop of Stars Andy Slack Issue 24 Apr/May 1981 12-13 Reprinted in Best of the White Dwarf, V1
Starbase: Laser Swords and Foil Bob McWilliams Issue 24 Apr/May 1981 24 TBD
The Self-Made Traveller: Optional Skill Acquisition Trevor Graver Issue 25 Jun/Jul 1981 11 TBD
Blowout!: Vacc Suits in Traveller Andy Slack Issue 25 Jun/Jul 1981 21 TBD
Starbase Bob McWilliams Issue 25 Jun/Jul 1981 25 TBD

White Dwarf Issues 26 to 50[edit]

White Dwarf Magazine Articles
Title Author Issue Date Page Remarks
Starbase: Jump Drive Problems Bob McWilliams Issue 26 Aug/Sept 1981 14 TBD
Amber to Red: Scenario Neil Cheyne Issue 26 Aug/Sept 1981 17-19 The Prizewinning Traveller Scenario
The Imperial Secret Service Robert McMahon Issue 27 Oct/Nov 1981 10 Imperial Bureaucracy
Starbase: On the Cards: Reference system for weapons Bob McWilliams Issue 27 Oct/Nov 1981 21 TBD
Starbase: Sorry! Bob McWilliams Issue 28 Dec/Jan 1981/1882 12-13 A Traveller Mini-scenario
On Target: Critical hit system Stephen Cook Issue 28 Dec/Jan 1981/1882 19 TBD
Starport: The Mudskipper: A multi-terrain vehicle Dryden Badenoch Issue 29 Feb/Mar 1982 16 Reprinted in Best of the White Dwarf Vol 1
Weed War: Dinorian S. McIntyre Issue 29 Feb/Mar 1982 20-23 A Traveller Scenario
Androids in Traveller Roger E. Moore Issue 30 Apr/May 1982 10-11 A Bio-engineered Career for Traveller
Starport: Ideas for Traveller Bob McWilliams Issue 30 Apr/May 1982 23 TBD
Prior Service in Traveller: Alternative character generation John Conquest Issue 31 Jun/Jul 1982 14-15 TBD
Additional Detector Systems for Traveller Starships Antony Cornell and Martin Barrett Issue 31 Jun/Jul 1982 23 TBD
STL: Slower than Light Ships Marcus L. Rowland Issue 32 Aug 1982 12 Slower-Than-Light Ships in Traveller
Striker: Design of Civilian Vehicles Bob McWilliams Issue 32 Aug 1982 23 A Strike Design competition
Weapons for Traveller Bob McWilliams Issue 33 Sep 1982 10 TBD
Guns for Sale: Buying weapons in Traveller Bob McWilliams Issue 33 Sep 1982 17 TBD
Droids: Robots for Traveller TBD Issue 34 TBD TBD TBD
Morality in Traveller TBD Issue 34 TBD TBD TBD
We Have a referee Malfunction: Tips for refereeing TBD Issue 35 TBD TBD TBD
An Introduction to Traveller Part 1 TBD Issue 36 TBD TBD TBD
An Introduction to Traveller: Part 2: Refereeing TBD Issue 37 TBD TBD TBD
Starbase: New vehicles TBD Issue 37 TBD TBD TBD
An Introduction to Traveller: Part 3: Scenarios TBD Issue 38 TBD TBD TBD
An Introduction to Traveller: Part 4: Campaigns TBD Issue 39 TBD TBD TBD
Stand by to repel boarders: Starship security TBD Issue 39 TBD TBD TBD
Explorer Class Scoutships TBD Issue 40 TBD TBD Explorer class Scoutship
The Snowbird Mystery: Scenario TBD Issue 41 TBD TBD TBD
The covert Survey Bureau: Imperial intelligence agency TBD Issue 41 TBD TBD TBD
...to catch a thief: Crime Prevention TBD Issue 42 TBD TBD TBD
Careers in Traveller: Basic program TBD Issue 42 TBD TBD TBD
Vehicle Combat TBD Issue 43 TBD TBD TBD
Happy Landings: Starport Design in Traveller Thomas M. Price Issue 43 TBD TBD TBD
Interstellar Charter Enterprises: An organisation for campaigns TBD Issue 44 TBD TBD TBD
Gateway to Adventure: An introduction to Traveller scenarios TBD Issue 45 TBD TBD TBD
Worldy Power: Additional government types TBD Issue 46 TBD TBD TBD
Aliens: New monsters TBD Issue 47 TBD TBD TBD
Database: Computers in Traveller Marcus L. Rowland Issue 48 TBD TBD TBD
Shuttle Scuttle: A Traveller scenario for two opposing groups Thomas M. Price Issue 49 TBD TBD TBD
A Fleeting Encounter: Book 2 Fleets TBD Issue 49 TBD TBD TBD
A Few Small Formalities: Red Tape in Traveller TBD Issue 50 TBD TBD The complications, trials, and tribulations of bureaucracy at its worst.

White Dwarf Issues 51 to 100[edit]

White Dwarf Magazine Articles
Title Author Issue Date Page Remarks
Extending UPPs for NPCs TBD Issue 51 TBD TBD TBD
To Live Forever: immortallity in Traveller TBD Issue 52 TBD TBD TBD
Three of a Kind: NPCs for Traveller TBD Issue 53 TBD TBD TBD
The Edge of Infinity: Universes in Traveller TBD Issue 55 TBD TBD TBD
Plying the Spacelanes: Ship encounters in Traveller TBD Issue 56 TBD TBD Adventure encounters of starships.
Skyrig: Traveller scenario TBD Issue 57 TBD TBD TBD
The Staurni: An alien race for Traveller TBD Issue 57 TBD TBD A sophont species.
For a Few Credits More: Money in Traveller TBD Issue 58 TBD TBD The specie or currency of interstellar commerce.
CORE: Consulary Office of Reconnaisance and Exploration Edited by Bob McWilliams Issue 59 38 Nov 1984 Mysterious Zhodani scout / intelligence agency.
The Motivated Traveller: Column for Traveller TBD Issue 61 TBD TBD TBD
An Alien Werewolf in London: Traveller scenario TBD Issue 62 TBD TBD TBD
Arms and the man: How to kill vehicles Michael Holman Issue 63 March 1985 6-8 TBD
Imperial Trooper: New characters Nic Weeks Issue 63 March 1985 43 TBD
Smile Please: A unique Traveller adventure TBD Issue 65 TBD TBD TBD
The Other Imperium: Civilian Organisations in Traveller TBD Issue 65 TBD TBD TBD
Worldy Wiles: Social customs in Traveller TBD Issue 67 TBD TBD TBD
Lone Dragon: A Traveller scenario TBD Issue 68 TBD TBD TBD
Battle Stations: Ship combat damage TBD Issue 69 TBD TBD TBD
Dead or Alive: The Bounty Hunter career in Traveller Nic Week Issue 70 TBD TBD Type HT class Bounty Hunter
Avionics Failures: Traveller space problems TBD Issue 71 TBD TBD TBD
Tower Trouble: Traveller scenario TBD Issue 71 TBD TBD TBD
3-D Space: Traveller discussion of space TBD Issue 73 TBD TBD TBD
Mass Media: Communication in Traveller TBD Issue 75 TBD TBD TBD
Mercy Mission: Traveller adventure TBD Issue 82 TBD TBD TBD

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Starting with issue 100 (May 1988) Games Workshop announced that all future White Dwarf issues would be devoted exclusively to in-house Games Workshop games.

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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