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Universes of science fiction are filled with vehicles ranging from the mundane to the exotic. A starport on a world far beyond the frontier may see a mix of pedal-powered rickshaws, horse-drawn wagons and anti-grav skimmers. A high-tech centralised and industrial world will have skies filled with the anti-grav equivalent of cars, trucks and buses, while its military will be able to deploy armoured tanks who can withstand bombardment from spacecraft in orbit above them. All of these, and many more, can be created with the Vehicle Handbook.

The Vehicle Handbook has been designed to be quick and easy to use, whether your Travellers are looking to quickly upgrade or modify their humble air/raft, or construct a massive battle-ready walker armed with city-crushing weaponry from scratch. Even a large, multi-turreted super-heavy battle tank will not take much longer than five minutes’ work.

The Vehicle Handbook comes complete with an immense catalogue filled with vehicles built using this system, allowing you to dive straight in and begin populating your worlds with vehicles the Travellers can ride, purchase and fight against.


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Jeffery K February 19, 2017 10:29 pm UTC
An Early Machinegun weighs 14 tons and takes up 1 space. Them's some dense bullets, no doubt.
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Philip G February 11, 2017 9:04 pm UTC
Battle dress options are more the territory of central supply catalog. It does have walkers (some of which remind me a bit too much of mechwarrior, but thats a good thing). As for cost, yeah it's a bit high but the options are pretty good for those who really like to tinker. If someone made a good spreadsheet/program for this book, that would be incredible.
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February 17, 2017 11:20 pm UTC
There is a plan, I believe to expand on the RPGSuite software - Traveller's character generation software - to be able to design spaceships and vehicles, electronically, based on the rules found in these books. May happen this year, hopefully.
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Jacob R February 11, 2017 7:34 pm UTC
Does this have battle dress ootions?
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John L February 11, 2017 1:26 pm UTC
At this price, Mongoose is making it very clear they want nobody to by their pdfs. Instead of taunting people with such outrageous pricing, they should just not offer the pdf versions.
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February 17, 2017 9:48 am UTC
And yet it's gone Silver, which means somebody must be buying it.
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February 11, 2017 4:46 am UTC
my question is
Will this be another beta like High Guard 2, where the book version does not show up for nearly a year after the pdf hits the market and there are updates to the pdf?
and 30$ for a 152 page pdf
that sounding more like a real book
not moved around and annoyed electrons
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Pierre S February 10, 2017 11:03 pm UTC
Getting expensive! To buy only the .pdf of this supplement, I would have to pay nearly 20 cents U.S. per page. The Traveller Core Rulebook was about 12-1/2 cents per page of .pdf.
As a comparison, the Shadowrun 5th-ed. Rulebook comes in at under 4 cents per page of .pdf.
Is it perhaps because of profuse artwork?
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Shawn D February 15, 2017 2:42 pm UTC
Shadowrun 5th is an older game. Traveller 2nd edition is pretty new.
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February 17, 2017 11:20 pm UTC
If you preorder the hardcopy from Mongoose, they throw in the pdf for free.
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February 17, 2017 11:26 pm UTC
50 bucks for a 152 page book
there better be more than a free pdf
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February 18, 2017 1:03 am UTC
As with all RPG books, there is the hours of fun you can get when using them for their intended purpose.
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