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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Interstellar Wars covers the years of war and change as the ancient Vilani empire falls to warx upstart Terrans. 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. This book allows fans to explore a key era in the development of the Traveller universe, never before explored.
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The transition between the First Imperium, governed by the Vilani, and the Rule of Man, led by the Terran Confederation, has always been a pivotal era intersetllar Marc Miller’s Traveller universe.
Now, for the first time in any game system, Traveller players can explore this rich setting. Interstellar Wars covers the years of war and change as the ancient Vilani The transition between the First Imperium, governed by the Vilani, and the Rule of Man, led by the Terran Confederation, has always been a pivotal era in Marc Miller’s Traveller trzveller.
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Feb 14, Dom Mooney rated it it was amazing. The setting is very different, as it pre-dates the Third Imperium, but because of the technology and the deep background links it is very recognisably Traveller. Feb 22, Randy Mcdonald rated it it was amazing Shelves: Between the 22nd century and the 24th, the upstart interstellar community of Travellrr fought 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.
Earth eventually won, establishing its dominion over the Vilani’s empire, travellrr in turn was absorbed into that vaster community.
Though by Traveller ‘s present around the time travekler the 57th century the Interstellar Wars are literally ancient history, the story of how upstart Earth managed to overcome the Ziru Sirka has always interested Traveller fans. Drye, Wiseman, and Ziegler manage to provide fans with just that. This book works as a nuanced and intelligence take on a trope–Earth travelldr an alien empire–that could have been done quite badly. 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 three-fold caste system of the Vilani warw in canon is given flesh and used to explore the interesting science-fictional concept of the Ziru Sirka–a polity founded by humans–as a well-managed planned society, founded by people guided by the social sciences who sought to maximize the happiness of the people living in it.
GURPS Traveller: Interstellar Wars
Rising Earth, for its part, is also portrayed in a complex light, as a planet facing its own trwveller and challenges that is quite frankly lucky that the Vilani were too distracted to crush Earth.
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. 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.
The Earth of this setting is involved in its own conflicts with the Ziru Sirka, but it’s also a dynamic and expanding world. 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 Interstellr and otherwise into the Terran economic community to the exploration of a recognizable future Earth with its own challenges.
In short, this book is a great accomplishment.
My compliments to the trveller for making a sourcebook that works on multiple levels. Apr 04, Karl rated it really liked it.
A great science fiction RPG setting. I wrote seven JTAS articles for it.
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