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GURPS Traveller, Interstellar wars has arrived and is mostly a good product with, unfortunately, a few interstellar sized warts marring an. 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 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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Antonio Morena rated it it was amazing Feb 05, Between the 22nd century and the 24th, the upstart interstellar community of Earth tarveller a series of wars with the established empire of the Ziru Sirka founded by the Vilani, a human population anciently transplanted to a distant world and since grown to empire.

GURPS Traveller: Interstellar Wars

The 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. Want to Read saving….

Jeremy Barton rated it it was amazing Jun 09, Now, for the first time in any game system, Traveller players can explore the depths of this rich setting. This time of conflict presents many opportunities for adventure: Justin Aquino rated it it was amazing Sep 02, This article is missing content for one or more detailed sections.

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GURPS Traveller: Interstellar Wars – Traveller

Gene rated it really liked it Sep 06, interstwllar The transition between the First Imperiumgoverned by the Vilaniand the Rule of Manled by the Terran Confederationhas always been a pivotal era in Marc Miller ‘s Traveller universe. Feb 22, Randy Mcdonald rated it it was amazing Shelves: My compliments to the authors for making a sourcebook that works on multiple levels.

This book works as a nuanced and intelligence take on a trope–Earth conquers an alien empire–that could have been done quite badly. Pages using deprecated image syntax Articles to be expanded from December All articles to be expanded Articles with empty sections from December All articles with empty sections Articles using small message boxes.

Interstellar Wars covers the years of war and change as the ancient Vilani empire falls to the upstart Terrans. Now, for the first time in any game system, Traveller players can explore this rich setting.

Apr 04, Karl rated it really liked it. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Open Preview See a Problem? Paul Drye rated it inrerstellar was amazing Nov 06, 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.

Retrieved from ” http: Books by Paul Drye. Looking for counters for starship combat? Traveller books, it does not include any rules for intersteplar characters, vehicles, or other rules systems directly into the 4th edition.

This book allows fans to explore a key era in the development of the Traveller universe, never before explored. Other books in the series. In short, this book is a great accomplishment. Forge new trade routes within the Imperium itself.


November 25, 2005: Status Report: GURPS Traveller: Interstellar Wars

Or, at the very least, make your wall look just a little bit cooler. Detailed statistics are present for 26 starships, and deckplans for the Crockett class picket ship, the Heroic Person class far-trader, Lightning class frontier merchant, and the Gashidda class Imperial patrol cruiser are included.

This sector map will help keep your space jockeys from making embarassing left turns on a cosmic scale.

Drye, Wiseman, and Ziegler manage to provide fans with just that. Rising Earth, for its part, is also portrayed in a complex light, as a planet facing its own divisions and challenges that is quite frankly lucky that inerstellar Vilani were too distracted to crush Earth.

As the authors recognize, the particular future history of Traveller with Earth’s eventual unification and gravitics-aided colonization of space isn’t the most plausible future history, but again, they make it work. Retrieved from ” https: Help guide the Terran Confederation in its expansion from a single planet to a sector-spanning empire.

Earth eventually won, establishing its dominion over the Vilani’s empire, and in turn was absorbed into that vaster community.