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Ship Book:Type A Free Trader

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The Type A free trader is a common classification for a myriad of similar specification vessels in use throughout the vast Third Imperium. This publication details probably the most common class of the Free Trader, the ubiquitous Beowulf class and two variants, the A-P and A-J2.

It is neither a primer on the upkeep of the Beowulf Type A free trader nor a detailed tutorial on how to engage in trade using it.


  • A Description and guided tour of each vessel.
  • Full colour profiles of several ships currently in service.
  • A sample crew along with complete character information and backgrounds.
  • Complete deck plans, specifications and ship data for the Type A and the two Variants.
  • A3 size deck plans of each ship are included as separate files. (25mm Scale) Play Sheets for each version.

This book is for the Mongoose edition of Traveller and set in the Third Imperium, although it could fit in just about any other setting.

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Todd W September 02, 2017 3:42 am UTC
Not a problem with the title but the .pdf preview does not link. Looks cool though!
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Ian S September 02, 2017 10:41 am UTC
Odd, the quick preview works but not the other. Could just be a site glitch, I'll keep an eye on it.
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Wesley M October 05, 2016 1:09 pm UTC
The group I play with recently decided start a Traveller campaign using Mongoose 2nd Edition. Will a 2nd Edition version of this product be made at some point?
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Kevin M October 21, 2015 1:45 pm UTC
3 deck plans, classic maps. I have the Starship book from the Classic Traveller, which can compliment this a lot, and has another deck plan. A lot of work went into this. Would loved to have seen classic Traveller stats in it as a nod to the original game and High Guard stats from the original game. Clean and simple. A lot of work for the price. Will immediately apply it to the deck plans and game play underway as optional deck plans. Now I see what quality of work comes out from the group I am looking forward to more work coming out.
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