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A Solo Trading Game for Traveller

Star Trader has recently been updated and rewritten and incorporated into SOLO, which allows solo roleplaying for ANY type of Traveller campaign or play style. Please have a look at SOLO. 

The aim of Star Trader is to travel from world to world buying cargoes as cheaply as possible then selling them elsewhere for as high a price as possible. But this is Traveller, not 'fantasy stocks and shares' and the great appeal of solo gaming is the interaction with Traveller's high technology, its starships, exotic planets and interesting NPCs. 

The Star Trader game fills the player's journey through the cosmos with these events and encounters, putting him into predicaments that his character will have to resolve before the game can continue. To some extent the encounters are sets and backdrops to the trading game, but frequent events force the character to respond and the player will need to refer to the task and combat rules in order to tackle these situations. Of course, it's this interaction with the Traveller setting that gets our juices flowing.

Star Trader includes:

  • A flowchart of activities
  • Options to decrease the accounting & book-keeping
  • Planetary Event Tables
  • Jumpspace Event Tables
  • Detailed Ship Encounter Tables
  • Fast-play Space Combat Rules (NEW!)
  • Rules for trading without a starship
  • Advice for creating dynamic & interesting ship crews
  • Fast-play Mission Resolution Rules
  • Lots of excuses for adventure!

Never be bored again...

Requires only the Traveller Main Book, available from Mongoose Publishing. 

“Traveller” and the Traveller logo are Trademarks owned by Far Future Enterprises, Inc. and are used with permission.  The Traveller Main Rulebook is available from Mongoose Publishing.

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August 23rd, 2018
This product and Solo have added a great deal to the Traveller Star trader campaign, which was always something amusing to do when stuck in the middle of nowhere or nowhere with people into RPG. There is substantial and intentional overlap with Solo, [...]
September 27th, 2014
Found this recommended on the Traveller Facebook group. Excellent value for money. A campaign framework with real solo play! Provides an excellent system for generating encounters and even crew problems on trading missions as well as a really good fram [...]
January 28th, 2014
I had picked up Trader a while back, just because the system interested me. Unfortunately, it wasn't capturing the interest of those who I typically game with (my family and friends). So there I was, holding an a amazing system in my hand and nothing [...]
October 24th, 2013
This is a great addition to a great game! Get Star Trader if you've ever wanted to play a merchants based game of Traveller... by your self. Heck! I bet it will even work well to play with a small group! (I'll have to try that...) [...]
October 7th, 2013
This product delivers what it says. You get a good framework for running solo adventures with Traveller. There is one enormous error: the starship maintenance fee is way too high. According to the core rules, it should be multiplied by 0.001. I [...]
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This title was added to our catalog on August 23, 2013.