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Traveller Core Rulebook

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A brand new edition of Traveller is now available - based on the original but tweaked, finessed and updated through a massive months-long beta playtest by you, the players!  

Traveller is a science fiction roleplaying game of bold explorers and brave adventurers. The Traveller Core Rulebook contains everything you need to create one of these adventurers and begin exploring the galaxy.

Spaceports, ancient civilisations, air/rafts, cold steel blades, laser carbines, far distant worlds, and exotic alien beasts – this is the futuristic universe of Traveller, the original and classic science fiction roleplaying game.

Come visit the future.

This digital edition includes the full colour Traveller Core Rulebook, a black and white printer-friendly version, and a PDF of 2D versions of deck plans for all the ships included in this title.

 
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Rafael L August 14, 2019 6:46 pm UTC
Would you please add the back cover to this product? I'm assuming the physical book has a back cover art, text, etc.
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YANN E August 09, 2019 4:40 pm UTC
I am lost about Traveller editions, this is not a judgment but a real question : it is 5th edition ? 6th ?
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Lamar H August 09, 2019 6:11 pm UTC
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The Mongoose versions of Traveller are outside the regular edition numbering. They are based on Classic Traveller with a great deal of original development.
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YANN E August 09, 2019 6:12 pm UTC
This is the most modern one ?
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Lamar H August 09, 2019 6:13 pm UTC
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Yes. This is most recent Mongoose version.
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YANN E August 09, 2019 6:16 pm UTC
How does it compare to other versions of Traveller or Cepheus Engine ?
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Lamar H August 09, 2019 6:25 pm UTC
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Cepheus Engine is basically just Mongoose Traveller first edition. Mongoose second edition is a modified version of Classic Traveller, especially if you're familiar with the rules expansions like Mercenary and High Guard. It's a great deal less complex than fifth edition, but then what isn't? Mongoose has done a lot of work to retain the feel of Classic while at the same time making the game extremely playable. It has a nice balance of simplicity and crunch. The biggest complaint I had with this version is that they separated the spaceship generation rules out into a separate supplement, but that's not that big of a deal. Overall, I found this version more than acceptable.
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Bruce G April 23, 2019 3:01 pm UTC
Just curious, but I see there's a full color version and printer friendly B&W version. Can you print the color version if you so choose?
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David T March 15, 2019 1:17 am UTC
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I did a video review of this book. Check it out and let me know what you think!

https://youtu.be/T0HOhmFrsZc
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Chris M September 19, 2018 4:09 pm UTC
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Anyone know if the last listed update (as of Sep 19th 2018) of "February 12, 2018" includes all of the discovered errata and typo corrections up to Feb 12th?
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Andrew M February 13, 2018 1:05 pm UTC
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What are the changes in the update, please?
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Janne P February 17, 2018 7:41 am UTC
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While we wait for official word, based on my comparison of the latest and previous Core Rulebook PDF versions, these are the two most notable differences:

1) Both the full-color and print-friendly Feb '18 version has a much more granular table of contents, making it easier to find a specific topic within a chapter

2) The resolution of illustrations in the full-color Feb '18 version has been cut down, making the PDF itself about 40 megabytes smaller. The resolution is still very good, so this should only serve to make the PDF more accessible on slower or memory-constrained devices
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February 12, 2018 4:55 pm UTC
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Is there a change log to the new updated version they just uploaded?
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Ralph T January 25, 2018 2:14 am UTC
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Just from looking at the preview the layout, design, graphics, and polish is a lot better than the first edition of Traveller from Mongoose, but they still have a long ways to go. Mongoose's 1st edition looks like it was designed and published in the 80s instead of 2008. There 2nd edition appears it was done in the 90s instead of 2016. Mongoose would seriously benefit from a professional layout and design company. I could then see paying their asking price of $29.99. I definitely look forward to seeing Mongoose producing superb Traveller products like Catalyst Labs, Wizards of the Coast, Paizo, and a lot of small publishing companies are able to do. I just hope we don't have to wait too long.
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Patrick H February 15, 2018 3:34 am UTC
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I'm sorry you consider products from Catalyst to be superb? Shadowrun is so mismanaged it's embarrassing.
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Philip S December 18, 2017 8:43 am UTC
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Are there going to be new career books coming for this addition?
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Chris L November 26, 2017 12:32 am UTC
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Is there any plans to optimize the color PDF? The rendering lags on my iPad compared to other PDF.
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Chip W December 06, 2017 12:40 am UTC
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I really wish they'd do this. The Monte Cook Games PDFs have way more color and images, but are buttery smooth on all my devices. The Mongoose Traveller 2 stuff is slow to load every page, even on an 8 core i7 (and my iPad, too).
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Damien L August 04, 2017 10:25 am UTC
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Love the character generation in Traveller so decided to 1. get everything and 2. bought some of the other physical books (HG and CSC) direct from Mongoose. I then read in a forum that I could request a pdf copy (no charge) direct from Matthew Sprange and a few hours later I get an email with the links to download from RPGNow. I actually bought the core rules from an online retailer (Amazon?) and let Matthew know and he still sent me a link to download the pdf! Yes the pdf's are probably expensive but the service is second to none. Now I just need to return the favour and get this game to the table.
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Pierre S July 24, 2017 3:55 pm UTC
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I notice that the .pdf for the Core rulebook version "erratajun2106" is 40 MB bigger than the other file. Why is there that big a difference? It starts to be unwieldy to read on a tablet with Adobe.
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Chris M August 28, 2017 6:59 pm UTC
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Where do you see this "erratajun2016". I ask as I just got the PDF and have noticed what I think is an error so I'm looking for official errata but so far have't found any such document.
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Pierre S August 30, 2017 3:16 am UTC
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When you buy this product, you get several versions of the book, different .pdfs. You get regular Traveller_Core_eBook.pdf, a .pdf that is printer friendly (illustrations are taken out), and a book with errata corrected, Traveller_Core_Rulebook_erratajun2016_Ebook.pdf Also a file of character sheets and another with deckplans.
If you don't see them, click your Account button up top and look under Updated Products. The "erratajun2016" update was in June 2016 but they still offer the original file because it matches the printed book.
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Michael G September 02, 2017 4:23 am UTC
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I just bought the package and noticed that there is a PDF called Traveller_Core_Rulebook_erratajun2016_Ebook.pdf which is the full colour version of the rules with all the images and Traveller_Core_Rulebook_BW_PRINTFRIENDLY.pdf which is the rule book without all the imagery to reduce the size I presume.

The problem that I have found is that they are not the same version of the rules and I am not sure which is supposed to be correct - I am hoping that its the Print Friendly version because the vehicle combat rules are seriously broken in the full colour version (ie a vehicle mounted 25mm auto cannon does less damage than an auto pistol and there are no weapons that can damage an armoured vehicle at all (with the exception of the vehicle mounted fusion cannon and starship scale missiles).
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Pierre S September 05, 2017 2:27 pm UTC
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You are right. The original .pdf (which corresponds to the printed book) and the Printer Friendly version say a Light Autocannon is 6D, but the erratajun2016 made changes everywhere and bumped it down to 1D. I am just a player but I suppose you might want to go with 6D.
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Pierre S September 13, 2017 3:48 pm UTC
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There is a new update showing up very recently, but I'm not sure of which of the books or sheets they have updated.
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July 09, 2017 8:50 pm UTC
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Also, does anyone know what font is used on the blank sector map?
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July 09, 2017 8:29 pm UTC
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Is there any chance that Blank_Sector_Map.pdf might be finished at some point? At present the map key is unfinished, lacking symbols for scout, research, and TAS bases, as well as red zone boundaries. I fixed my copy myself, but this just looks unprofessional.

I'd also like it if drivethrurpg were to separate the new stuff from the old stuff. I'm aware the old stuff is pretty much completely compatible, but since I do not own any legacy material (aside from an old copy of the core book), it would be nice to be able to tell at a glance which system a given supplement was actually designed for.
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James R June 26, 2017 4:24 pm UTC
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The shop page is saying I've bought this, but it doesn't have the normal "Click to get it" button and I can't find it in my library!

Something is wrong maybe? I'm not sure what's happened :(
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Andrew L April 30, 2017 10:02 pm UTC
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this is mongoose all over, look what they did to Runequest! this edition was unnessesary and is a cash-in. I got the PDF of the main book and see little to no real differance but lots of clored pages and clip art around the same game, Adventures are pretty much usable with the prior editions with a little tweek considering Classic Traveller IS Still available on Drive thruRpg go for that or Mongo Traveller 1st ed, I have payed Traveller in all its editions over 35 years since Classic and Snapshot and Classic is by far the best :) http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/80192/CTTTBThe-Traveller-Bookose
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