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Welcome to High Guard.

This book is a major expansion to the Traveller roleplaying game, enabling you to design, build and fly spacecraft of all types found throughout the galaxy. You will find rules to modify existing ships, design high performance space superiority flyers, and construct the largest capital ships to travel the space lanes.

High Guard also presents new approaches to handle spacecraft operations, from engaging in vicious boarding actions to spacecraft security, from employing a range of warheads in missiles to accessing technologies seen in science fiction settings beyond the Third Imperium. Your warp drives await.

With more options and more powerful weapons, High Guard returns to space combat and provides a rules framework to use in epic space battles, from spiralling dogfights involving just a handful of lightweight fighters to the clash of heavily armed battleships across a front stretching through an entire star system.

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Louis B July 29, 2022 7:25 pm UTC
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https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/404612/High-Guard-Update-2022 There's a new edition here.
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Scott A November 27, 2020 2:45 pm UTC
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No back cover in this file. The PDF is incomplete.
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Roy M May 31, 2020 6:46 pm UTC
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Like the quality of the book, but disappointed that the password protections on the pdf doesn't allow me to create new bookmarks. The ones included are not nearly adequate. For example, I want to bookmark each ship so I don't have to scroll around looking for the one I want each time. This is an issue with all the Mongoose pdfs I have bought. I'm not sure what they are trying to prevent by locking it down.
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J. Scott Z May 31, 2020 10:13 pm UTC
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This is common with PDFs on DTRPG. Do a google search for "i love pdf unlock"
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Abdul Rahman R June 20, 2018 4:24 pm UTC
What previous star ship generation system is this most like CT, MT, TNE, or T4? I'm looking for something crunchy and flexible in terms of options (types of power plant, M and J Drive for example) to replace TNE and T4 which both have their problems.
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Travis R August 05, 2018 12:03 pm UTC
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I haven’t played the others enough to know, but Mongoose v2is very flexible. Different drives available for different tech levels, and design specs csn be changed according to tech level for drives and engines.

There is a google sheets spreadshert called “New MgT2 Ship Design v1.9” that you can download for free if you can find it ( on reddit I think) that will show you the different design options). Highly recommend both the free spreadsheet and the pricey High Guard.
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Yamil G February 15, 2018 12:38 am UTC
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I just got this and was wondering if there was a print-friendly copy like the Core Rulebook??
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Philip S December 20, 2017 7:28 am UTC
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So the core book says there would be detailed rules on boarding actions in High Guard. There do not appear to be rules. I bought the deployment shuttle and aslan book to find it. still no detailed rules I can see. Where are the boarding rules that core promised in High Guard or did I somehow miss them?
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Damien L August 04, 2017 10:22 am UTC
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Love the character generation in Traveller so decided to 1. get everything and 2. bought physical book from direct 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. 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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Andrew L April 30, 2017 9:42 pm UTC
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 Mongoose 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 :)

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Brian J February 23, 2017 9:52 pm UTC
So, my question is... If you own the 1st edition, what exactly has changed in the second edition?
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Jamie H February 05, 2017 7:39 am UTC
Most of the comments below were from last summer. Does anybody know when this High Guard PDF was last updated to address all the issues below and on the High Guard thread on the Mongoose forums? High Guard has now been out for more than 6 months. Have all the issues been fixed?
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Sharon L December 08, 2016 11:06 pm UTC
Any chance of POD before Xmas?
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Jason T October 01, 2016 11:53 pm UTC
When is the hardcover coming out?
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Bruce M October 02, 2016 12:59 am UTC
You can already get the hardcover on their website for about $40. Which makes the PDF purchase at $30 seem outrageous The website is http://www.mongoosepublishing.com.
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Jason T October 02, 2016 2:33 am UTC
Thanks, but it looks like it's on preorder only, so it must not actually be out yet.
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Rory H October 03, 2016 12:43 pm UTC
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Hardcover comes out in November.
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John L September 10, 2016 4:39 pm UTC
$30? Is Mongoose trying to sabotage the line?
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Scott N September 04, 2016 5:52 pm UTC
I can get the hardback for $34 why pay for a crap test PDF?
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Bruce M September 04, 2016 6:58 pm UTC
I'd wait to get the hardback as there is still errata in the PDF so you know the hardcopy is still screwed up.
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Rory H September 05, 2016 8:14 am UTC
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Because it isn't a crap test PDF. It's an awesome supplement, and I cannot wait for the final hardback.
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Rachael S September 01, 2016 5:07 pm UTC
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Price gouging prompts black marketing and piracy. At least my marketing class textbook says so.
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Trenton A September 11, 2016 6:53 pm UTC
The textbook that probably costs $200 used too
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J. Scott Z August 27, 2016 3:15 am UTC
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Is chapter six missing or were they miss numbered? Space Stations is labeled as Five and The Ship's Computer is labeled as Seven.
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