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Aliens of Charted Space Vol. 4


Aliens of Charted Space: Volume Four explores four species within Charted Space – the nature-loving Suerrat, the pacifistic Za’tachk, the mercantile Gurvin, and the xenophobic Tezcat. Within these covers, you will discover the culture and society of these species as well as their physiology, psychology and societies.


The Suerrat are a human subspecies transplanted from Terra to Ilelish by the Ancients. They claim to be a Major Race, as they independently developed interstellar travel based on generation ships but as they had not developed jump technology, others do not accept their claim.


One of the oldest species associated with the Hive Federation, the Za’tachk are a peaceful (some would say cowardly) species. Their natural tendency to structure and organisation have made them invaluable to the Hivers in running the vast bureaucratic machine required for their federation.


The Gurvin are a hexapodal species resembling Terran otters and minks. They were the first sophonts encountered by early Hiver explorers, and their language was adopted as the primary form of communication in the federation. Consummate traders and merchants, the Gurvin are the commercial backbone of the Hive Federation.


A cat-like semi-humanoid species, the Tezcat are violent and warlike, with a xenophobic hatred for any sophont that does not resemble themselves. Much of their history has been marred with war and bloodshed, but through the unification of the Shaper Church, they have established a pocket empire and proven to their neighbours that they are too dangerous to cross.

This book also contains rules for creating Travellers from each species, along with High Guard and Central Supply Catalogue entries.

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Patrick S September 05, 2023 5:50 am UTC
The Mongoose Traveller books are quality stuff, no doubt. And i happily buy their physical stuff.
But two things hinder better digial sales here, i guess:
Their ridiculous PDF prices
This creepy super-fan lurking here, harassing people
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Roger M September 02, 2023 12:40 pm UTC
I've bought pretty much every MGT2 book so far but £28.59 is just too much for me.

Yes and I know all the arguments about VFM and applaud Mongoose for the step change they have made in the quality of their products and know that art that doesn't make your eyes bleed and actual editing costs money.

But there is such a thing as price elasticity and much as I love RPGs and Traveller I am of that generation who discovered RPGs in the seventies and are now living on a pension and for whom £30 or £40 for a pdf I may read just once is simply not within my means.

And I am unlikely to be alone in this and not just Mongoose but the likes of Chaosium and Cubicle 7 also need to start thinking about the segmentation of their market and how long this new high production value and high cost model is going to be sustainable in a world that is going to hell.
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Edward W September 01, 2023 4:13 pm UTC
Looks interesting!

There may be a typo on page 20 of the preview. In the language section on the left hand side of the page the first instance of Long Night is currently "Long Light" but the second time it is used it is correct.
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James N September 01, 2023 2:50 pm UTC
We can never have to many aliens, right?
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Rory H September 02, 2023 4:33 am UTC
Indeed. Traveller now seems to have one of the most diverse range of aliens (to play or not) of any spacefaring sci-fi game.
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