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The Traveller Book consolidated the core rules (Books 1-2-3) into a single 8.5 x 11 book and added additional material on how-to-play the game. It also added the short adventures Shadows (from Double Adventure 1) and Exit Visa. 160 pages.

Classic Traveller (indeed, all of the Traveller editions including later editions) was inducted into the Adventure Gaming Hall of Fame in 1997 (on its 20th anniversary of its publication. Designer Marc Miller was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1982.

Traveller was featured as part of Games Magazine's Games 100 in 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, and 1991.

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Gregory M March 29, 2022 3:49 pm UTC
Which edition is it? 1977 or 1981?
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Thomas H March 30, 2022 6:10 pm UTC
The Traveller Book most resembles the 1981 version, but has a few changes even from that version. This document highlights almost all of the differences between CT 77, 81, TTB (this book), and Starter Traveller:
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Scott N December 06, 2021 9:35 pm UTC
Is just me or does it make any sense to buy the pdf at all, when for another $1 you get a book?
I think something is really wrong here as the pdf+book combo is $28, so either the pdf is $8 really or somebody doesn't know how to do math or is a greedy SOB.
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Scott F February 19, 2022 2:00 am UTC
It's one cent more currently.
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Scott N February 22, 2022 6:29 pm UTC
It wasn't before.
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Martin M October 26, 2020 2:04 pm UTC
Does anyone know how this compares to the 2008 Mongoose version? Is it worth getting if I already have that one? Thanks.
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Don M December 29, 2020 2:52 pm UTC
This is a reprint of the original game. First Edition Mongoose Traveller is a cleaned up version of these rules so it's pretty much backwards compatible. I can' speak for Mongoose 2nd as I don't own that.
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Brandon G June 21, 2020 3:21 pm UTC
Confused as to why in the Character Creation Example, Alexander Jamison gets only 2 benefits for mustering out for rank when he’s rank 5, which should be 3 benefits?
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Luigi C July 06, 2019 11:41 am UTC
More reprints of this line would be awesome
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Gary M May 27, 2016 9:26 am UTC
Had an original of this book many moons ago and delighted that its back in POD form.
To me the classic Traveller game is still the best (sorry but Mega Traveller was doomed when they created the rebellion story line and TNE was just as poor) Scifi Rpg ever and the first time I fell in love with a games background.

What I really want to know is can we see the rest of the Classic Traveller cannon in POD? Hell the FFE reprints of the Alien modules/supplements and double adventures alone would be on my Kerching (sound of a wallets instant purchase) list, as getting the originals via ebay or specialist shops etc is getting harder and harder as no one wants to part with the stuff.

So please, pretty please with sugar on top, please start reprinting the rest of this wonderful game POD so that obsessive compulsives like me can complete their collections!!
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Sean T July 07, 2021 1:03 am UTC
Used to play this back in the late '70s/early '80s with friends in the Corps. Have not even thought about the game in decades but, yes, would kill to get my hands on an original set of the three basic books with High Guard and Mercenary.
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Todd L May 14, 2016 12:07 pm UTC
I was wondering if the interior of this book is an exact replica (scan) of the original (text, pictures, layout, etc). I'm just a bit cautious because the cover has been changed, so have they changed anything else? The preview only shows the table of contents, which does not help much.
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Neal S August 18, 2016 12:01 am UTC
The cover has not been changed, it's the same as the hardcover (I just checked my shelf to make sure). The Keith painting you're probably thinking of was the dust jacket, and reused for the softcover edition.
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James J May 03, 2020 12:11 pm UTC
There was also a softback release with the hardback's dust jacket AS the cover of the softback.
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Thomas S October 15, 2015 1:13 am UTC
What is the quality of the hard cover color book standard?
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Shawn D November 12, 2015 6:15 am UTC
Just like any other book made. Pages are plain paper.
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March 18, 2016 4:36 pm UTC
Is the cover glossy, or matte?
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