GURPS Traveller, Interstellar wars has arrived and is mostly a good product with, unfortunately, a few interstellar sized warts marring an. GURPs Fourth Edition Traveller Interstellar Wars (IW) contains exactly what I was looking for in a sci-fi roleplaying game. And yes, that’s the title. GURPS Traveller: Interstellar Wars is the first and only book of its kind published in the GURPS Traveller role-playing game series, by Steve Jackson Games, set.
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First In system, but which is geared specifically towards the time period of the Interstellar Wars. This article is missing content for one or more turps sections. Rindis rated it really liked it Oct 16, As the authors recognize, the particular future history of Traveller with Earth’s eventual unification and gravitics-aided colonization of space isn’t the most plausible future history, but again, they make it work.
Although the book includes updated versions of the starship design and combat rules found in earlier GURPS: Want to Read saving…. Gene rated it really liked it Sep 06, The setting is very different, as it pre-dates the Third Imperium, but because of the technology and the deep background links it is very recognisably Traveller. Interstellar Wars covers the years of war, peace, and overwhelming change as the ancient Vilani Imperium falls to the upstart Terrans.
Help guide the Terran Confederation in its expansion from a single planet to a sector-spanning empire. Reynir rated it really liked it Sep 30, Books by Paul Drye. Tim Morgan rated it really liked it Feb 09, Space contains mechanics for system generation, including the presence or absence of gas giants in a system.
Feb 14, Dom Mooney rated it it was amazing.
Earth eventually won, establishing its dominion over the Vilani’s empire, and in turn was absorbed into that vaster community.
Emory Susar rated it it was amazing Dec 10, Rising Earth, for its part, is also portrayed in a complex light, as a planet facing its own divisions and challenges that is quite frankly lucky that the Vilani were too distracted to crush Earth. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
GURPS Traveller: Interstellar Wars by Paul Drye
Traveller books, it does not include any rules for converting characters, vehicles, or other rules systems directly into the 4th edition. IW includes an overview of the Interstellar Wars era, along with a large amount of background on the Terran Confederationthe Vilani Imperiumand the alien races likely to be encountered near Terra. Although the strategic boardgame Imperium which predates Traveller was set in the same era, this is the first supplement for any of Traveller’s RPG incarnations which concentrates on this time period.
Bryan rated it really liked it Feb 27, Antonio Morena rated it it intrestellar amazing Feb 05, This time of conflict presents many opportunities for adventure: Shannon Haddock rated it liked it Nov 17, I wrote seven JTAS articles for it.
My compliments to the authors for making a sourcebook that works on multiple levels. It includes a detailed timeline, along with rules for tailoring characters to the last days of the First Imperium, starship design, interstellar trade, exploration, and ship-to-ship combat.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Drye, Wiseman, and Trqveller manage to provide fans with just that. Nis rated it really liked it Jun 19, This section is empty. This page was last edited on 10 Marchat The subsector maps, and information for each world are also included.
GURPS Traveller: Interstellar Wars
This book works as a nuanced and intelligence take on a trope–Earth conquers an alien empire–that could have been done quite badly. Eugene Nomura rated it liked it Jan 19, Skut L rated ingerstellar liked it Aug 02, Refresh and try again.
Justin Aquino rated it it was amazing Sep 02, Jeremy Barton rated it it was amazing Jun 09, The default year of the setting is A. In short, this book is a great accomplishment. Detailed statistics are present for 26 starships, and deckplans for the Crockett class interstsllar ship, the Heroic Person class far-trader, Lightning class frontier merchant, and the Gashidda class Imperial patrol cruiser are included. The transition between the First Imperium, governed by the Vilani, and the Rule of Man, led by the Terran Confederation, has always been a pivotal era in Marc Miller’s Traveller universe.
Though by Traveller ‘s present around the time of the 57th century the Interstellar Wars are literally ancient history, the story of how upstart Earth travellet to overcome the Ziru Sirka has always interested Traveller fans. Interstellar Wars covers the years of war, peace, and overwhelming change as the ancient Vilani Imperium falls to the upstart Terrans. Rich rated it it was amazing Apr 29, Interstellar Niterstellar covers the years of war and change as the ancient Vilani empire falls to the upstart Guros.
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