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Classic Traveller Facsimile Edition

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This is the original text of the 1981 edition of Classic Traveller based on page image Scans.

It includes Books 1-2-3, with errata and corrections inserted (where possible; and additional material in an errata appendix). This text is essentially an errata corrected edition faithful to the original Classic Traveller of the early 1980's.

The PDF has been OCR'ed. Margins are upgraded to 6x9 (from 5-1/2 x 8-1/2) for better margins.

 
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Christian E May 27, 2022 9:09 pm UTC
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Hello everyone!
Item D, in the world generation checklist (Book 3, page 12), states that if atmosphere is 0, 1, or 1+, apply a DM -4. Does this mean that we just always apply a -4 DM for hydrographics rolls? Does it become 2D-11 + atmosphere?
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Christian E May 28, 2022 8:34 am UTC
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Nevermind! Looking at the old Book 3, I think it's supposed to be "if atmosphere is 0, 1, or A+".
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Stéphane A May 04, 2022 9:43 am UTC
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Is there a re-typeset edition [1] planned? If yes, when would it be expected?

[1] https://wiki.travellerrpg.com/Little_White_Book
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David G February 24, 2022 11:21 am UTC
Can any buyers of the hardcopy confirm what cover it has? Hoping for a classic black cover with appropriate editing.
Also, sign me up for the 1977 version!
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Simon B March 08, 2022 9:56 pm UTC
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It's the same cover as in the preview image. White with red stripe.
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Chris J January 17, 2022 10:04 pm UTC
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Please allow us to order this as a hardcover!
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David G February 24, 2022 11:23 am UTC
Agree! Hardcover, and also the 1977 version in PoD!!
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Simon B January 12, 2022 11:19 am UTC
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I've got a notification today of an updated file. Are there any changes I should note for my print copy?
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Zachary Z January 09, 2022 6:25 pm UTC
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I'll start by acknowledging this PDF was $1 (I bought the print version with the PDF), so take this with a grain of salt at that price. The PDF is a mess. Fuzzy scan throughout. The big issue foe me is that MANY of the pages are NOT OCR'ed. Feel free to check this if your PDF client lets you ctrl+a on the whole book (PDF-X-Change Viewer does). This leaves entire sections unsearchable. Which greatly reduces the utility of this PDF. There's also some weird glitches where some sections of a page was re-typeset (for what ever reason) and it's alignment is off. This isn't a "Facsimile", it's just a poorly put together non-exact copy of CT 81 Book 1-3. I expected better quality. Lets hope the print at least looks nicer than the PDF does. Unless you're going for the print copy, I'd avoid this at full price if it goes back to $20.

Marc, if you're listening: I would repurchase this again and at full price if you had someone typeset the entire text.

Oh, and to Justin M: The cover looks...See more
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Justin M December 23, 2021 3:11 am UTC
Interested in the softcover. So A5, but how many pages? What does the cover look like?
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Antonio C December 13, 2021 1:18 am UTC
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Is there a difference in content between this edition and The Traveller Book (https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/80192/CTTTBThe-Traveller-Book) ?
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William H December 17, 2021 9:54 pm UTC
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Yes, it is different, in content and in layout. This is the 1981 little black books from the Traveller boxed set. There are a number of minor wording changes in The Traveller Book, which was later, and it can result in some discrepancies in play. Also, the layout is on classic digest size (5.5×8.5") rather than TTB and Starter's letter sized (8.5×11") pages. Further, this has the margin notes for the errata, with the errata in the appendix.
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John D December 12, 2021 4:51 pm UTC
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Kind of odd that the PDF lacks a “cover”. (Yes, I know - cover art serves little purpose in an ebook, and classic Traveller books often had mostly plain black covers anyway, but still…)
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Benjamin S December 29, 2021 8:27 pm UTC
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Does the POD version have a standard Traveller cover?
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Ms S November 19, 2021 12:10 pm UTC
Is there any chance of a 1977 edition?
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Shawn M December 12, 2021 7:32 pm UTC
Same question. Would greatly prefer the 1977 edition rules because the scale of the game is very different (smaller ships, less Imperium influence, etc.)
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Jeffery L December 13, 2021 7:42 am UTC
I will be third on the list, would like to see this in 77 edition to match my LBB. Is the erata the same on the 77 & 81 in the corrections?
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Brendan F December 15, 2021 2:59 pm UTC
I'd be interested in this too, I'm looking to preserve my original books from further use.
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R. C January 11, 2022 7:14 pm UTC
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Going to pick this up, but would also love to see CT77 getting the same treatment.
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Chris J January 18, 2022 10:59 pm UTC
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Sign me up for '77 too please. As well as a PoD of Starter Traveller!
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Brandon G October 30, 2021 5:17 pm UTC
The preview says “taxt” instead of “text” in the section about errata.

Mr. Miller, can you please make The Traveller Adventurer available in POD? I’d order it immediately upon availability. I’d rather give you money than track down an original used copy on EBay.
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Marc M December 12, 2021 4:28 pm UTC
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Actually, I am working on just that. (among my many projects).
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Geoff H December 12, 2021 5:42 pm UTC
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That is fantastic news!
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Brandon G December 12, 2021 5:56 pm UTC
Thank you so much!
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Jeffery L December 13, 2021 7:56 am UTC
cool. I will drop it into the shopping basket, maybe the update will post before I run the check out.
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Benjamin S December 29, 2021 8:25 pm UTC
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+1 to reprinting POD the Traveller Adventure!
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Shaun S May 24, 2022 4:19 pm UTC
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I would be very pleased to buy PoD copies of The Traveller Book and The Traveller Adventure.
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This title was added to our catalog on April 26, 2021.