Mongoose releases Traveller Companion in pdf

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  • #1508
    MasterVidar
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    Mongoose has released the Traveller Companion for Traveller 2. To somewhat mixed reviews. It is currently DriveThruRPG’s best seller.

    https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/262100/Traveller-Companion?src=hottest

    It is a book of optional rules for Traveller and includes 2 new Careers (Truther and Believer) a new Race, Bestiary of alien creatures, optional Stats, changes to how skills work, etc. It basically allows the GM to tailor the game for settings other than the 3rd Imperium.

    If you run your game in the Imperium, not a lot here to use unless you want more crunch in your game. And if you want more crunch, why not use Traveller 5?

    If you aren’t running in the Imperium ( @Stu ) there may be some useful stuff here.

    CONTENTS
    INTRODUCTION 2
    CHARACTERISTICS 3
    ALTERNATE TRAVELLER CREATION 11
    ALLIES, CONTACTS, RIVALS AND ENEMIES 24
    PRE-CAREER OPTIONS 30
    ADDITIONAL CAREERS 33
    TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE 38
    BROAD SKILLS AND SPECIALITIES 40
    ALTERNATE PLAY STYLES 44
    COMBAT 46
    GRAVITY AND RELATED EFFECTS 55
    ATMOSPHERE AND VACUUM 61
    DISEASES, TOXINS AND CHEMICALS 67
    STARVATION AND THIRST 75
    EFFECTS OF TEMPERATURE 77
    TERRAIN, CONDITIONS AND MOVEMENT 79
    ANIMAL ENCOUNTERS 87
    VEHICLE DAMAGE 104
    REFEREEING TRAVELLER 105
    INTERPRETING UWP DATA 112
    TRAVELLERMAP AND THE WIKI 117
    STARPORTS AND SPACEPORTS 125
    LEGALITIES AND LAWBREAKING 134
    SLOWER-THAN-LIGHT 139
    THE JUMP DRIVE 140
    TRAVELLING IN NORMAL SPACE 147
    MINE WARFARE 151
    GAS GIANT OPERATIONS 155
    TRANSPONDERS, REGISTRY AND MORTGAGES 158
    MISSILES AND TORPEDOES 160
    STARSHIP AUTOMATION 162
    GRAVITIC SHIELDING 163
    STARSHIP WEAPONRY 164
    INDEX 166

     

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    Provinto
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    Thanks for providing a copy/paste of the contents. That’s very helpful. I really like how they offer things for whether you’d want to use gravity, STL, etc. The idea of gravitics scrunches my nose sometimes. Hard Scifi usually pleases me most, which is why I was so thrilled by Orbital 2100 (initially MgT1, now Cepheus Engine).

    Do you have any idea what’s in the Pre-Career Options?

    I have to be honest, Truther and Believer sound incredibly strange and a little wonky. Makes me imagine people who spent 4 years as InfoWars maniacs or members of some extremist church. Of course, I guess there isn’t a way to scribble “Former Cult Member” onto your character sheet in Traveller otherwise…

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      MasterVidar
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      In the Main book you have the Pre-Career options of University and Military Academy, the Companion adds Colonial Upbringing, Merchant Academy, Psionic Community, School of Hard Knocks, and Spacer Community.

      Believer is part of a Religious Org.

      Truther is someone who Seeks to know or Claims to know the Truth about some fringe subject (The Ancients was given as an example)

      So, yeah, what you said.

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    I picked this up a few days ago. The two new careers are the most interesting thing, to me at least.

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    I’ve been looking at Mongoose Traveller and love Sci-Fi RPGs. I’ve played Stars Without Number which as you probably know is Old School D&D mixed with Traveller.

    Can’t wait till you run your next Traveller Game.

     

     

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