GURPS Traveller: Sword Worlds

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Sword Worlds
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The Day After Ragnarok
Author Paul DryeHans Rancke-MadsenRobert Prior
Publisher Steve Jackson Games
Version GURPS Traveller
Edition 1st
Format Book (Softback)
Language English
Pages 144
Year Published 2004
Canonical Yes
Available from TBD
ISBN 1-55634-725-1 Stock #6631
Table of Contents

GURPS Traveller: Sword Worlds brings this unique culture to life for the player and GM.

  • Every world in the area is described in detail, as are local history, social features, special technologies, and important people. A wealth of adventure seeds gives the GM plenty of starting points, for any campaign set in this distinctive region of the Traveller setting.

Publisher's Description[edit]

The Day After Ragnarok

The Sword Worlds stand at the border of the Third Imperium, a small but proud civilization descended from ancient Terran migrants. Their inhabitants have spent centuries fighting for independence - from the Imperium, from the other great empires, even from each other.

A decade ago, the Sword Worlds went to war against the Third Imperium. They lost. Today, the Sword Worlders are in search of a new destiny, in a universe where their fierce pride seems headed for an inevitable fall. GURPS Traveller: Sword Worlds brings this unique culture to life. Within these pages, you'll find:

  • A history of the Sword Worlds as a whole, from the first colony to the last disastrous war with the Third Imperium.
  • In-depth information on the present-day political situation, in which the Third Imperium, two Sword Worlder alliances, the Darrian Confederation, and other regional powers all vie for dominance.
  • Detailed descriptions of the individual Sword Worlds - local history, geography, politics, organizations, and important personages.
  • Extensive Library Data, covering the important concepts of Sword Worlder society.
  • Character design guidelines, along with sketch biographies and character write-ups for a number of interesting figures.
  • Spaceships, vehicles, and technology specific to the Sword Worlds civilization.

Cling to honor and tradition in a universe turned upside down - live the Sword Worlds today!

Table of Contents[edit]

GURPS Traveller: Sword Worlds
Section Page/s
Introduction 4
1. History 6
2. Worlds 22
3. The Noble Life 74
4. Characters and Equipment 107
5. Campaigns 127
Index 143

Library Data[edit]

Library data entries


GURPS Traveller: Sword Worlds is widely regarded as one of the most comprehensive volumes ever written about the Sword Worlds. It aggregated previous lore and expanded the existing storyline.


Role Contributor(s)
Author Paul Drye, Hans Rancke-Madsen and Robert Prior
Editor Kimara Bernard
Cover Wayne Peters
Illustrations Chuck Bordell, Jesse DeGraff, Glen Grant, and Alex McVey
Cartography Scott Reeves