Zhodani (Alien Module)

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Encounters with the Psionic Masters
Author J. Andrew KeithMarc MillerJohn Harshman
Publisher Game Designers Workshop
Version Classic Traveller
Edition 1st
Format Book (Softback)
Language English
Pages 48
Year Published 1985
Canonical 1
Available from DriveThru RPG
Also See Zhodani Consulate
Product no. 258

Zhodani (Alien Module) is a Game Designers Workshop sophont source book written for Classic Traveller.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

In a culture where psionics is an accepted talent, available to all with high enough potential, the very fabric of society is changed. Those with the talent are naturally the elite; those without are the proletariat. Such a society can naturally evolve to oppress the masses. But a psionic society also allows perfect communication, and can produce a better society for everyone. The Zhodani, humans who discovered and adopted psionics early in their history, had both choices, and took a little of each. The result is a psionic society where everyone is happy and content, because psionic re-education ensures the discontent are found and shown the error of their ways.

Zhodani, Traveller Alien Module 4, describes in detail this alien race, its homeworld, and its starfaring society.


This Alien Module includes:

  • Zhodani History and Culture: Detailed essays on the nature of the Zhodani, their culture, their behavior, and their society.
  • Zhodani Character Generation: Six basic careers adapted for Zhodani culture. Careers include Army, Navy, the elite Guards, Merchants, Government, and Proles.
  • Advanced Character Generation:' Character and skill tables for Mercenary and High Guard (you must have Mercenary and High Guard to make full use of them).
  • World Generation: Tables and rules for creating Zhodani worlds.
  • Zhodani Encounters: Patrons and random encounter lists for ventures into Zhodani territory.
  • Weapons: Complete data tables for both basic Traveller and Mercenary personal weapons.
  • Zhodani Word Generation: fast and easy generation of Zhodani names and words - to add depth to any Zhodani adventure.
  • The Zhodani Consulate: Basic multi-sector map of Zhodani territory showing its relationship to the Imperium.
  • And Adventure: The scenario in this module allows players and referees to actually participate in an alien culture, using the background and data provided for role-playing with these alien creatures.

Table of Contents[edit]

Zhodani (Alien Module)
Section Page/s
Sectors of the Zhodani Consulate IFC
Introduction 1
Zhdant 3
The History of the Zhodani 5
Zhodani Sectors 10
The Zhodani Consulate 11
Zhodani Society 12
Zhodani Combat Armor 15
Warbots 18
The Zhodani language 20
Zhodani Character Generation 23
Zhodani Mercenary Characters 30
Zhodani Naval Characters 31
Zhodani World Generation 35
Zhodani Encounters 39
Zhodani Starships 40
Weapons and Equipment tables 42
Psionics 44
Additional Game Rules 46
Vlezpridliashav (adventure) 47

Library Data Entries (Public)[edit]

  1. Addaxur
  2. Ancients
  3. Artifact
    1. Star Map Projector
  4. Battledress
  5. Chirpers
  6. Consular Guard
  7. Core Expedition
  8. Droyne
  9. Fifth Frontier War
  10. Final War
  11. Flicking
  12. Forbidden World
  13. Legion of Merit
  14. Outworld Coalition
  15. Psionic Games
  16. Psionics
  17. Qiknavrats
  18. Qlomdlabr
  19. Tavrchedl'
  20. Unabsorbed World
  21. Viepchakl
  22. Viepchakliashtie
  23. Viepchakliashtie Empire
  24. Vlezpridliashav
  25. Zhdant (world)
  26. Zhdant City
  27. Zdetl
  28. Zhodani
  29. Zhodani Combat Armor
  30. Zhodani Consulate
  31. Zhodani Hero Medal
  32. Zhodani Navy
  33. Zhodani Wound Badge

Library Data Entries (Automated)[edit]

Library data entries

Selected Robots[edit]


  1. Beeper Unit
  2. Warbot
    1. Anti-Armor Warbot
    2. Reconnaissance Warbot
    3. Zero-G Warbot

Selected Ships[edit]

Largecraft & Bigcraft:

  1. Type ZC class Courier
    1. Yetsasl class Courier
  2. Type ZE class Escort
    1. Tletlkizhia class Escort
  3. Type ZF class Council Cruiser
    1. Echtovr Dazhia class Council Cruiser
  4. Type ZM class Trader
    1. Zdebr class Trader
  5. Type ZR class Liner
    1. Shianjo class Liner
  6. Type ZS class Scout
    1. Ninz class Scout

Selected Smallcraft[edit]


  1. Fighter
  2. Launch
  3. Ship's Boat
  4. Slow Pinnace

Selected Vehicles[edit]


  1. Air/Raft
  2. Gravitic Speeder
  3. Tracked Truck

Meta-history & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Zhodani is the fourth in the series of Alien Modules for Classic Traveller looks at the Zhodani, the most alien of the three major star faring human races with a culture and society where Psionics are fully integrated.

Credits (Primary Sources)[edit]

Credits (Primary Sources)
Credit Authors & Contributors
Authors J. Andrew Keith, Marc Miller and John Harshman.
Development Marc Miller
Cover Art David Deitrick
Interior Illustrations Steve Venters, Bryan Gibson, and David Deitrick
Art Direction Paul R. Banner

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