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Old 07-18-2020, 12:43 PM   #1
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Default Basic Requirements For GURPS Traveller

To start playing GURPS Traveller, besides GURPS Traveller, would I need GURPS Basic and GURPS Space? Would GURPS Lite work with GURPS Traveller?
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Old 07-18-2020, 02:12 PM   #2
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Default Re: Basic Requirements For GURPS Traveller

GURPS Traveller (which is a GURPS 3e product) and GURPS Lite for 3rd edition make a pretty good set, if you're okay with playing in 3rd edition. I've run several campaigns with those as my standard.

For GURPS 4th edition, I recommend GURPS Traveller: Interstellar Wars, GURPS Lite (4e), and GURPS Ultra-tech: Weapons Tables.

GURPS Lite for 4th edition has a very skimpy list of modern firearms, and no ultra-tech weapons (lasers, etc.) at all. The Weapons Tables file is a cost-effective alternate way to get more options; otherwise, you'll need Basic Set or Ultratech. Interstellar Wars has both ship design and world-building rules, so you won't need GURPS Spaceships or Space to start.

Also note that the entire GURPS Traveller catalog is available digitally from Far Future Enterprises (Marc Miller's company), now that SJ Games' license has expired. It comes on three CD-ROMs for $35 each. If you order all three, Mr. Miller will refund the cost of a fourth disk (from one of the other versions of Traveller).
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Old 07-18-2020, 02:42 PM   #3
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Thanks! I have Mongoose Traveller, was in the mood to buy something, and wanted to know how much I needed to order from SJG.
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Old 07-19-2020, 04:16 AM   #4
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GURPS Traveller (which is a GURPS 3e product) and GURPS Lite for 3rd edition make a pretty good set, if you're okay with playing in 3rd edition. I've run several campaigns with those as my standard.

For GURPS 4th edition, I recommend GURPS Traveller: Interstellar Wars, GURPS Lite (4e), and GURPS Ultra-tech: Weapons Tables.

GURPS Lite for 4th edition has a very skimpy list of modern firearms, and no ultra-tech weapons (lasers, etc.) at all. The Weapons Tables file is a cost-effective alternate way to get more options; otherwise, you'll need Basic Set or Ultratech. Interstellar Wars has both ship design and world-building rules, so you won't need GURPS Spaceships or Space to start.

Also note that the entire GURPS Traveller catalog is available digitally from Far Future Enterprises (Marc Miller's company), now that SJ Games' license has expired. It comes on three CD-ROMs for $35 each. If you order all three, Mr. Miller will refund the cost of a fourth disk (from one of the other versions of Traveller).
Thanks again! Obtained the following PDFs: GURPS Lite 3rd Edition, GURPS Traveller & GURPS Starports. Ordered hard copy of "Traveller Deck Plan 2: Modular Cutter".
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