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Valeria One to Valeria Two, increase thrust…
Nail Beowulf before he leaves the gravity well and jumps…
Good shot! Target’s main drive is hit, acceleration has ceased…
Prepare boarding party. Tell them to watch out for any heroes…
Matching velocity and rotation. This is going to be a good payday…

…Commence boarding…


Traveller is a science fiction roleplaying game of bold explorers and brave adventurers. The Traveller Starter Set 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.


The Traveller Starter Set contains:

Book 1: Characters and Combat
Book 2: Worlds and Spacecraft
Book 3: The Fall of Tinath
Giant blank Sector Maps
6 Pre-generated Character Cards

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Sebastian D July 16, 2020 12:42 pm UTC
I know that's possibly quite a bit of work, but I hope at some point we'll see optimized PDFs for this. The complexity of the layout (I suspect especially the background graphics and shaded bars at the top and the bottom of the page) seems to be far too much for iBooks - most pages take multiple seconds to build up (often being completely white when turning the page).
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Daniel E July 26, 2018 10:29 pm UTC
Since this is the pdf version of the boxed set, does it also include print friendly pdf versions of each book?
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Francisco P July 27, 2018 6:22 am UTC
Unfortunately it doesn't.
But yeah, it should.

This is the list of files:
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Francisco P March 30, 2018 8:44 pm UTC
The Starter Set is very cool, but being it a pdf and not even having an index, good bookmark are essential for a digital product, especially at a so high price.
Is it possible to see an update with better bookmarks?
I'm pretty sure the Main Corebook has them, while the Sarter Set ones are very poor.
Thank you!
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Randall O April 25, 2017 5:30 pm UTC
Does this new release have starship creation rules included?
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Ian S April 26, 2017 4:28 pm UTC
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Rory H April 26, 2017 7:34 pm UTC
All the starship creation rules are in High Guard. The core rules provide templates and stats for iconic starcraft in the Imperium along with rules for starship operations and world generation.
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MICHAEL M April 25, 2017 2:09 am UTC
Book 1 will not open on Mac Sierra with either Preview or Adobe Reader. "There was an error opening this document. The root object is missing or invalid." Tried the download with both Firefox and Safari.
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MICHAEL M April 25, 2017 3:58 pm UTC
Tried it again today and the file is good now!
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Andrew P April 24, 2017 4:05 pm UTC
This is the product I've been waiting for from Mongoose, but I am old school, so I will wait a little longer for the print edition.
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Benjamin S April 23, 2017 11:15 pm UTC
I don't understand what this product is. If it contains the core rules, why doesn't it says so, instead it lists Book 1 and 2... The description should be more specific, and you might have put a table of contents in the preview.
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Rory H April 26, 2017 7:41 pm UTC
The Starter Set is an alternative form of the core rules along with a starter campaign. It's aimed, not surprisingly, at Starter players in the same way that D&D/Pathfinder/Star Wars has a Starter set/Beginner box. The Traveller Starter set has complete rules, however, and is a complete core game. It won't be an essential purchase to anyone who owns the Core rules already, as they are largely replicated from them (but formatted into two books). You do get a whole new Campaign book though, along with a big map, so this may be useful to any gaming group regardless.
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Marc M April 23, 2017 8:50 pm UTC
would really appreciate an option to purchase the added stuff without the corebook for those who already are Mongoose customers :)
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Neil M April 23, 2017 1:39 am UTC
Hi Matthew,
I have purchased most of the Mongoose Traveller material already.
What is there in this product that I will need that may not have already obtained?
In other words, sell this product to me... I just cannot see any compelling reason for me to purchase this.
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richard H April 22, 2017 10:10 am UTC
Can you provide a summary of what benefits this set would provide if someone already has the core rulebook, etc.
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Ronald B April 22, 2017 8:17 am UTC
Will there be a Print On Demand edition?
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Matthew S April 22, 2017 11:09 pm UTC
Not POD, but there will be a boxed printed version in 2-3 months.
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Tim L April 22, 2017 6:57 am UTC
Any chance the campaign and/or sector map will be sold separately in the future for those who already own all the core books? Pretty please? :)
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Matthew S April 22, 2017 7:52 am UTC
We had no plans to, but I'll look into it!
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Tim L April 22, 2017 11:46 am UTC
That would be wicked awesome! :)
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Dani J April 21, 2017 7:05 pm UTC
Similar content as core rulebook except for the scenario I presume?
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Matthew S April 21, 2017 11:56 pm UTC
Indeed, all the core rules are present - added is a full campaign and a HUGE blank sector map! Basically, everything you need to get going.
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Anatoly K April 28, 2017 5:46 pm UTC
Can you please confirm that this release have exact same copy as the core rulebook (+- typos and moving stuff around)?
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