Scouts & Assassins

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Scouts & Assassins
Scouts and Assassins
Author Donald P. Rapp
Publisher Paranoia Press
Version Classic Traveller
Edition 2nd
Format Book (Digest)
Language English
Pages 12
Year Published 1981
Canonical No
Available from RPGNow
Also See Assassin
Dedicated to Andrew J. Offut.

Scouts & Assassins is a Paranoia Press product.

  • It is a source book designed for Classic Traveller.
  • It was a new treatment for Scouts, published before the official GDW version of Scouts.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

Contains an expanded character generation system for Scouts, deck plans for the Serpent class Scout vessel, an alternative mechanism for dealing with failed survival rolls, and a basic character generation system for Assassins.

Table of Contents[edit]

Classic Traveller:
Scouts & Assassins
Section Page/s
Scouting for Adventure 1
Serpent class Scout Plans Looseleaf
Unfit for Service 7
The Assassin in Traveller 8

Library Data Entries (Public)[edit]

  1. Assassin
  2. Assassin's Guild (AG)
  3. IISS
  4. Scout
  5. Scout Service Insignia

Library Data Entries (Automated)[edit]

Library data entries

Selected Equipment (Goods & Gear)[edit]

  1. Identidisk
  2. Scout Service Insignia
  3. Shaped Charge Explosive
  4. Transponder

Selected Ships[edit]

  1. Type A2 class Far Trader
    1. Avian class Far Trader
  2. Type S class Scout/Courier
    1. Serpent class Scout
  3. Type SX class Scout/Courier
    1. Wind class Scout/Courier

Meta-history & Background (Dossier)[edit]

It's an extremely short book with only 9 pages.

Edition Differences[edit]

Differences between the First and Second Editions:

  • The First Edition cover is significantly different. No Paranoia Press banner or logo, a different illustration, and a price of $3 in the upper right corner.
  • In the First Edition, the letter from Marc Miller has a red stripe on it, the Second Edition is monochrome.
  • The credits page is relocated to before the Marc Miller letter in the First Edition and has a different mailing address.
  • The Scout Service Insignia preceding page 1 in the Second Edition is not included in the First Edition.
  • There are major differences in the Scout and Assassin character generation systems, as well as in the Unfit for Service survival resolution system.
  • The illustration on page 7 is different and credited to Gregg Bender in the First Edition, Steve Eden in the Second Edition.
  • The Type "S" Scoutship Serpent Class deckplan is monochrome with a 1979 date in the First Edition, two color with a 1981 date in the Second Edition.
  • The First Edition includes a two color Delta Research booklet with company information, details of the Serpent class Scoutship, a list of all Serpent class ships built, and a TAS Form-2 for the founder of Delta Research, "Storm".

Credits (Primary Sources)[edit]

Credits (Primary Sources)
Credit Authors & Contributors
Author Donald P. Rapp
Illustrator Chuck Kallenbach II and Steve Eden

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