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It happens to every referee at one time or another. The players jump in-system, dock at a starport, offload passengers and cargo, and then ask a string of questions.

‘So, what other ships are in the port?’

‘This cargo of pharmaceuticals – which does it actually contain?’

‘I go to the bar for a few drinks. Who else is around right now?’

This book will allow you to answer those questions with the minimum of effort, giving every appearance to your players that you have created your universe down to the  very last detail. You come off looking like a World Class referee, while your players have the joy of experiencing a bustling universe where there are plenty of other people around who clearly have their own lives to lead, making it feel like a real, living, breathing place. 

Supplement 13: Starport Encounters provides you with hundreds of fellow travellers, cargoes and starcrews, any of which can lead to a brand new adventure.

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Byron G November 19, 2013 2:25 pm UTC
Jeffery K, I had the same issue. I've contacted RPgNow about it. We'll see what they say. Compendium 3 looks like good stuff, FWIW.
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Jeffery K November 23, 2013 4:50 pm UTC
I agree. They told me Mongoose hasn't sent the new file. I trust they'll update us when they get it. Patience is not a virtue of mine, however.
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Jeffery K November 12, 2013 1:51 pm UTC
I bought this and got a download link to Compendium 3, oddly enough. Has this happened to anyone else?
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Rory H October 26, 2013 10:15 am UTC
There seems to have been a bit of editing tidy up in the product which largely addresses some of the criticism below - the authors are fully credited which is obviously the important thing.

In terms of sheer utility, however, it's an excellent resource. It's possibly more accessible than some of the previous Supplements attempts at creating an instant campaign pack. Anybody who plays Traveller ought to find a massive amount of use from it, and as with all the best Traveller products, it's all done with the most economical efficacy of language and design. A top supplement.
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Simon S October 20, 2013 11:42 am UTC
I've got the BITS 101 Starcrews and 101 Cargos (both purchased from DriveThru), and from the previews this looks like the same content, just with added artwork, and possibly some tweaking to fit Mongoose Traveller. As the BITS originals were multi-Traveller (classic, Mega, etc), probably wasn't too much of a stretch ...
Might be worth getting if you've not got the BITS products, but unless you're a completist or they've added more than just pictures, maybe not otherwise.
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Robert C October 20, 2013 4:31 am UTC
The Authors are the same, can't say what the original is like, but this is adapted to mongoose rules; nice book though.
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Andrew K October 20, 2013 8:31 am UTC
Check out opening in character conversations in both this Page 3 and the preview for the 101 Starcrews [] on page 1 then look at page 6 on both.
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Robert C October 20, 2013 8:04 pm UTC
Yes, from what I hear: the old, plus new stuff, by the same authors, converted to mongoose. It is a quality supplement, but not owning any BITS stuff, I can't say what is exactly in them vs what is in this.
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Simon S October 20, 2013 8:58 pm UTC
Given my limited shopping self-control (resulting in the phrase "a shopping accident"), I might well end up getting a copy of this anyway - in which case I'll let you know how it compares. BITS products were renowned for being pretty high quality (embarrassingly, a better reputation for that than Mongoose's output), so even if it is a straight copy of their content, that's no bad thing (though giving them more credit wouldn't have hurt - they should be better remembered).
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Robert C October 20, 2013 10:29 pm UTC
Cool, thank you.
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Rory H October 22, 2013 4:09 am UTC
They may wish to adjust the cover to state Supplement 13 rather than 12.
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Andrew K October 19, 2013 10:05 am UTC
Wow, incredible. From what I have seen so far this is an almost exact word for word cut and paste from the BITS 101 series, and they don't even acknowledge it aside from a blip in the copyright fine print. Really expect something new or at least a warning that it's been done already before someone plunks down $15 for this.
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