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High Guard Update 2022 is a major expansion to the Traveller roleplaying game with rules for designing, building and operating spacecraft found throughout the galaxy. From small and nimble fighter craft to the adventure-class ships that Travellers fly, from gargantuan megafreighters to military capital ships, this book provides everything the aspiring naval architect needs to populate their universe with ships that ply the spacelanes.

This book also provides rules for designing space stations and starports, customising ships, and exotic technologies found in popular science fiction novels and movies that can be incorporated into your universe. There are also advanced rules for sensors, detailed descriptions of starship crew roles, how to conduct violent boarding actions, and detailed guidelines for battles between fighter squadrons and enormous fleet battles.

Finally, High Guard Update 2022 presents dozens of ship designs for the Charted Space universe, including small craft and fighters, traders, gunboats, scout ships and battleships ranging from lethal destroyers to colossal battleships, carriers and dreadnoughts. The revised design system provides a new approach to armour and armaments, making space combat scalable for anything from small skirmishes to devastating clashes between dozens or even hundreds of warships.

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Stephen G August 12, 2022 6:48 pm UTC
Latest update lost the cover and 1rst page background.
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Shane L August 06, 2022 3:57 am UTC
For $30.00, I'll just buy the print copy from Gamenerdz.
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Rory H August 07, 2022 4:16 am UTC
Good luck with that. The print copy hasn’t been released yet (it is projected to come out in December).

You could pre-order on the Mongoose site, who do offer the PDF for free whenever you purchase a physical copy.
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Scott R August 13, 2022 3:11 pm UTC
Is it out in print?
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Tal O August 03, 2022 11:49 pm UTC
Yes, I want this.
No, I won't pay $30 for a PDF.

See you on sale?
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Daniel G August 02, 2022 3:48 pm UTC
Is there any discount for those who purchased the older version two weeks ago? :)
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Mark H August 02, 2022 4:53 pm UTC
Good luck with that
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Tal O August 03, 2022 11:50 pm UTC
You should wait on a sale, then.
I have the original book, too, and will just keep using that until then, myself.
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Daniel Douglas C July 31, 2022 6:18 pm UTC
When will a printed version be available? And will it be possible to order it via DriveThruRPG?
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Mark H July 31, 2022 6:42 pm UTC
Don't hold your far as I'm aware Mongoose don't do POD on here as they have their own distribution...this is £45 on their website for a printed version, albeit with a free pdf....but it's still only an update!
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Rory H August 01, 2022 9:53 am UTC
The ‘Update' is a complete, newly revised version of the old High Guard book.
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Dirk W July 30, 2022 12:32 pm UTC
Nice PDF. But one question to the subsidised Liner Page 201. Where is the Bridge and cockpit located?
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Christopher K July 29, 2022 10:47 pm UTC
Is there a list of updates from the original High Guard to this version?
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Christopher G July 30, 2022 12:39 am UTC
Here's a pretty decent summary:

• Big ships (over 5,000 tons) can now pack on some serious armour provided they specify a Military hull. Also, we scaled limitations that make it tough for little ships (think fighters) to have heavy armour, but exceedingly easy for big ones. Adventure-class ships remain the same.
• Weapons: We introduce Damage Multiples, which provides a more linear scale from turret to spinal mount.
• The Spacecraft Options section significantly altered and supplemented.
• Customising Ships: Combines a variation of the Trillion Credit Squadron ship modification rules with updates to the 'Primitive and Advanced Technology' section into one cohesive chapter.
• Computers: Not much changed, but introduces the new Battle Network software which goes hand in hand with new rules in the Sensors chapter.
• Space Stations: Reduced to a simpler flow chart with page-back instructions for the various components. Updated and optimized some station-specific...See more
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Brian M July 31, 2022 2:43 am UTC
Super comprehensive and helpful! Thank you!
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CD F August 02, 2022 7:04 pm UTC
Thanks! I have it and you really outline the changes well.
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