GURPs Fourth Edition Traveller Interstellar Wars (IW) contains exactly what I was looking for in a sci-fi roleplaying game. And yes, that’s the title. GURPS Traveller: Interstellar Wars is an official GURPS Fourth Edition source- book for the Traveller universe. It includes a detailed timeline, along with rules for . GURPS Traveller: Interstellar Wars is the first and only book of its kind published in the GURPS Traveller role-playing game series, by Steve Jackson Games, set.
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Although the book includes updated versions of the starship design and combat rules found in earlier GURPS: Traveller books, it does not include any rules for converting characters, vehicles, or other rules systems directly into the 4th edition. Views Read Edit View history. This sector map will help keep your space jockeys from making embarassing left turns on a cosmic scale.
A large map of ” Known Space ” shows the nine subsectors immediately surrounding Terrawhich are detailed in the book. Feb 14, Dom Mooney rated it it was amazing. Rules for generating characters for the setting, starship design, interstellar trade, exploration, and ship-to-ship combat, all updated for the 4th edition of GURPS, are provided.
GURPS Traveller: Interstellar Wars by Paul Drye
The default year of the setting is A. Skut L rated it liked it Aug 02, Interstellar Wars Designer s Jon F.
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Gjrps resulting Interstellar Wars, characterized by Earth successfully taking advantage of the internal divisions of the Ziru Sirka to fight limited wars, gaining allies until it can finally challenge the Ziru Sirka, come off as actually plausible.
Much of the book is tailored towards intrestellar Terran-centered campaign. Noticeably absent are any statistics for weaponswith the quote; “The lists of melee and ranged weapons found in the Basic Set are adequate for the Interstellar Wars setting” being the bulk of the book’s treatment of them.
GURPS Traveller: Interstellar Wars
Tim Morgan rated it really liked it Feb 09, It covers spaceship design, travel, and operations, along with a mapless space combat system. This page was last edited on 10 Marchat Cal Godot rated it liked it Apr 07, Now, for the first time in any game system, Traveller players can explore this rich setting.
The Ziru Sirka is portrayed as a complex society, with its own quite viable traditions and mores, and its own internal divisions Vilani dissidents versus the Vilani norm, Vilani versus subject races, et cetera. The book provides RPGers with all kinds of non-military adventure seeds, ranging from the exploration and colonization of distant worlds to the integration of already-established worlds Earth-founded and otherwise into the Terran economic community to the exploration of a recognizable future Earth with its own challenges.
IW includes an overview of the Interstellar wars era, along with a large amount of background on the Terran Confederation, the Vilani Imperium, and the alien races likely to be encountered near Terra. Thanks for telling us about the problem.
Additional details are required to complete the article. Retrieved from ” http: Danel rated it liked it Jan 29, Eugene Nomura rated it liked it Jan 19, intrrstellar Ben Krutko rated it liked it Apr 18, Much of the book is tailored towards a Terran-centered campaign. Books by Paul Drye. You can help the Traveller Wiki by expanding it. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.
As the authors recognize, the particular future history of Traveller with Earth’s eventual interstfllar and gravitics-aided colonization of space isn’t the most plausible future history, but again, they make it work.
In short, this book is a great accomplishment. It includes a detailed timeline, along with rules for starship design, interstellar trade, exploration, ship-to-ship combat, and tailoring characters to the last days of the First Imperium. IW does mention the importance of gas giantsand wilderness refueling from them, there is no mechanic in the world-generating system for deciding if a gas giant is present in a system.
Rich rated it it was amazing Apr 29, This time of conflict presents many opportunities for adventure: A large map of “Known Gurs shows the nine subsectors immediately surrounding Terra, which are detailed in the book.
The default year of the setting is A. Interstellar Wars was published ina new core book for fourth edition for one of the science-fiction lines of Steve Jackson Games.