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Star Trader
Publisher: Zozer Games
by Geir L. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 08/23/2018 21:16:19

This product and Solo have added a great deal to the Traveller Star trader campaign, which was always something amusing to do when stuck in the middle of nowhere or nowhere with people into RPG. There is substantial and intentional overlap with Solo, but Star Trader is worth the money just for the Events Tables and the hints and ideas it presents.



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Star Trader
Publisher: Zozer Games
by Glen P. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 09/27/2014 05:02:02

Found this recommended on the Traveller Facebook group. Excellent value for money. A campaign framework with real solo play! Provides an excellent system for generating encounters and even crew problems on trading missions as well as a really good framework for playing a merchant captain. Highly recommended



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Star Trader
Publisher: Zozer Games
by Geoff O. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 01/28/2014 06:37:08

I had picked up Trader a while back, just because the system interested me. Unfortunately, it wasn't capturing the interest of those who I typically game with (my family and friends). So there I was, holding an a amazing system in my hand and nothing to do with it. I searched for a satisfactory way to solo this system, and it kept falling apart as being to bogged down or to fluffy. Then I saw a review of this book and was intrigued. I haven't been this happy with a purchase in a long time. The book reads like a guy wrote down his most successful attempt to achieve what I was looking for, and it works great! I've been happily running my crew around the Regina sub-sector for about a week now. Thanks for the effort, and for publishing what obviously could have stayed your own secret homebrew jewel.



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Star Trader
Publisher: Zozer Games
by Thad H. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 10/24/2013 14:44:34

This is a great addition to a great game! Get Star Trader if you've ever wanted to play a merchants based game of Traveller... by your self. Heck! I bet it will even work well to play with a small group! (I'll have to try that...)



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Star Trader
Publisher: Zozer Games
by Jacob R. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 10/07/2013 10:52:17

This product delivers what it says. You get a good framework for running solo adventures with Traveller. There is one enormous error: the starship maintenance fee is way too high. According to the core rules, it should be multiplied by 0.001.

I want there to be expansions; I'd like to see naval and scout books.



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Creator Reply:
Thanks for the review Jacob, and for the errata ... I noticed it says 1/12 and also 0.1% in my rulebook, I've corrected the text. Thanks again. I am working on a Solo Explorer game in the same spirit, it's a tough proposition however, and there have to be certain assumptions straight off the bat.
Star Trader
Publisher: Zozer Games
by Megan R. [Featured Reviewer]
Date Added: 08/25/2013 11:18:27

Traveller is a strange game. Its fans get as much pleasure from rolling up characters, creating equipment and designing planets as they do from actually playing... and this work is a touch of genius combining the solitary approach with actually PLAYING Traveller rather than merely messing about with the system (and yes, I have spent many an hour tinkering with characters and planets... never been that good on gear).

The basis, the core of this sub-game is trading. Now, the rules have - from the beginning of the game - accommodated the concept of interstellar trade and the mechanics of this have been developed to a high degree. Many a full-blown Traveller game revolves about a bunch of merchant spacers and the adventures they get up to... but for other folks the idea of being a merchant is not why they get their dice out, so if this is your pleasure you may not find a group with which to play. So, mess around with the trading system on your own, or go play Traveller but doing something else that suits the rest of the party?

Or pick up this book, which blends trading and all the other stuff that makes Traveller fun into a workable solo game. It is more than coping with the vissitudes of interstellar trade, more than a bookkeeping exercise in paying the running costs of your spaceship, although it incorporates these things at its heart. You can develop the crew with whom you travel, or even choose not to have a ship but book passage for yourself and your trade goods. You can even engage in space combat if you want to (or have it forced upon you).

You will need to take account of your route and the planets that lie along it... and you can have adventures on them too. Even selling your goods and stocking up with your next cargo can get exciting. Oh, and events can happen in space too.

To accommodate all this, there is a wealth of tables to roll on and advice to heed. Keep notes as you go and you will find out how exciting it can all be. It's also a good way of getting your head around the system preparatory to running it, and have fun whilst you're learning.

Um. I think this will be the last review today... I'm off Travelling!



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