High Passage & Far Traveller Index

High Passage UMP: 122C5A-2 / Far Traveller UMP: 221C5A-3

Version 1.14: HP 1-5 & FT 1-2

by Shannon Appelcline

Overview

History: 1981-1983

High Passage magazine was created by the High Passage Group of Jim Cunningham, Craig Johnson, and Scott Walschlager, who were high-school friends that were fans of Traveller; they turned a graphic-art class project into a professional magazine courtesy of a license from Marc Miller. The result was Traveller's second professional magazine, following GDW's own Journal of the Traveller's Aid Society (1979-1985). It was very nearly Traveller's second periodical of any type, but the British fanzine Alien Star 1981-1982), also produced by high school students, preceded the April or May debut of High Passage by a few months.

High Passage #1 (1981) lost the Group money, because they didn't know how roleplaying distribution worked. Fortunately, they were located in Illinois, which allowed them to make connections to FASA and the Keith Brothers, who were all producing Traveller material of their own. As a result, the next four issues of High Passage were proofread, laid out, and distributed by FASA and the Keiths.

By the time High Passage #5 (1982) rolled around, Johnson and Walschlager were headed off to the air force, and so the Group was becoming less able to produce a regular magazine. As a result, J. Andrew Keith and William H. Keith Jr. took over as the editors of the magazine.

Disagreements ultimately resulted in High Passage coming to an end following that issue, but FASA and the Keiths kicked off a new magazine, Far Traveller, which picked up where they'd left off, carrying over some of the columns they'd created for the previous magazine. Unfortunately, that was short-lived too, as Far Traveller trailed off after issue #2 (1983), by which time FASA had begun publishing a roleplaying game of their own, Star Trek: The Roleplaying Game (1982). Dale Kemper prepared a full manuscript for Far Traveller #3, but it was never published, demonstrating the rapidity of changes at FASA. Some of the material he prepared for the Far Frontiers Sector ended up published in Ares Magazine Special Edition #2 (1984).

Obtaining the Magazines

High Passage #1 (1981) was published in about 1,000 copies and has always been very hard to obtain. However the following four issues, all produced by FASA, were released in sufficient quantity that they remained highly available for decades afterward on the secondary markets. Even today they can be purchased at reasonable prices, especially issues #3-5. Marc Miller further supported the market in 2020 when he released a "High Passage Bundle" through Far Future Enterprises, which included copies of #2-5 taken from GDW's archives, plus a facsimile of issue #1.

Far Traveller seems to have been released in slightly lower quantities than High Passage. It was relatively easy to obtain as late as the early '90s, but today sells for low collectors' prices.

There are currently no official electronic copies of High Passage or Far Traveller.

About the Contents

This index covers both High Passage (labeled "HP") and Far Traveller (labeled "FT"), as there was a continuum between the two magazines.

This index is © Copyright 2022 by Shannon Appelcline. It is released under a cc-by-4.0 license, allowing reuse with attribution.

Main Index

ğŸŽžï¸ Adventures: Misc

Title System Era Author # Pgs
Misc, Trillion Credit Squadron
The Convoy Battle, Fisher's World 361-1108 Traveller 1e Golden Age HP5 57-59

ğŸŽžï¸ Adventures: Geographic, Imperium, Domain of Ilelish1

Title System Era Author # Pgs
Reaver's Deep
Reaver's Deep, Scotian Deep [F]
Encounters and Events: Rejhappur [Rejhappur: 1218] Traveller 1e Golden Age FT2 43-48
The Last Bastion [Rejhappur: 1218] Golden Age J. Andrew Keith ["JM"] FT2 56-59
Trial by Justice [Rejhappur: 1218] Traveller 1e Golden Age J. Andrew Keith FT2 52-55
Reaver's Deep, Ea Subsector [J]
Jail Break [Roakhoi: 1224] Traveller 1e Golden Age J. Andrew Keith FT1 58-64
Night Rescue [Roakhoi: 1224] Traveller 1e Golden Age J. Andrew Keith FT2 10-16
  1. The Domain of Ilelish lies between the Solomani Sphere and Aslan Space and was the home of the Suerrat Republic. It includes the Daibei Sector, the Ilelish Sectyor, Reaver's Deep, and the Zarushagar Sector, and also administers the Verge Sector.

ğŸŽžï¸ ️Adventures: Geographic, Imperium, Domain of Sol1

Title System Era Author # Pgs
Old Expanses
Old Expanses, Dethenes Subsector [A]
The Solar Flare Mystery [Larmix: 0209] Traveller 1e Golden Age Christopher Kupczyk HP1 3-24
Old Expanses, Ahrhi Subsector [C]
134-635 [134-635: 2005] Traveller 1e Golden Age Jim Cunningham HP4 7-19
Old Expanses, Ile Subsector [H]
The Edge [The Edge: 2920] Traveller 1e Golden Age Jim Cunningham, et. al. HP3 3-18
Old Expanses, Shenk Subsector [J]
Day of the Gathering [Dorian: 1021] Traveller 1e Golden Age HP5 23-44
The Convoy Battle, 361-1108 [Fisher's World: 1229] Traveller 1e Golden Age HP5 57-59
Old Expanses, So Skire Subsector [O]
The Cobra Conspiracy [Ehart: 1734] Traveller 1e Golden Age Scott Walschlager & Craig Johnson HP2 5-30
  1. The Domain of Sol, formerly the Domain of Diaspora, contains the Solomani Sphere. It includes the Alpha Crucis Sector, the Diaspora Sector, the Old Expanses, and the Solomani Rim, and also administers the Hinterworlds and the Magyar Sector.

ğŸŽžï¸ Adventures: Historic

Title System Era Author # Pgs
1108
The Convoy Battle, Fisher's World 361-1108 Traveller 1e Golden Age HP5 57-59

🗣️ Adventures: Patrons

Title System Era Author # Pgs
Misc, Encounters
The Lion's Den: Patron Encounters Traveller 1e Golden Age J. Andrew & William H. Keith FT1 52-54
Geographic, Imperium, Ilelish, Reaver's Deep, Ea Subsector [J], Roakhoi [1224]
The Lion's Den: Patron Encounters Traveller 1e Golden Age J. Andrew & William H. Keith FT1 52-54

🛸 Aliens: Minor Races

Title System Era Author # Pgs
Imperium
Imperium, Sol, Old Expanses
Tarlants [The Edge: 2920] Golden Age Jim Cunningham, et. al. HP3 17-18

🐾 Animals

Title System Era Author # Pgs
Geography, Imperium, Ilelish, Reaver's Deep
Geography, Imperium, Ilelish, Reaver's Deep, Scotian Deep [F]
General Notes on Biology: Rejhappur [Rejhappur: 1218] Traveller 1e FT2 49-51
Geography, Imperium, Ilelish, Reaver's Deep, Ea Subsector [J]
Animals on Roakhoi [Roakhoi: 1224] Traveller 1e Golden Age J. Andrew & William H. Keith FT1 20-23

📚 Background: Misc

Title System Era Author # Pgs
Organizations, Law
Ministry of Justice Special Branch Traveller 1e Golden Age Craig Johnson HP1 32-39
Organizations, Military, Navy
Interdicted Worlds Traveller 1e Golden Age J. Andrew & William H. Keith HP4 28-30
Space Travel, Misc, The Port Authority Handbook
Arrival in System Traveller 1e Golden Age J. Andrew with William H. Keith HP3 19-21
Communications Traveller 1e Golden Age J. Andrew Keith FT2 5-7
Convoys Traveller 1e Golden Age J. Andrew Keith HP5 49-50
Interdicted Worlds Traveller 1e Golden Age J. Andrew & William H. Keith HP4 28-30
Inward Clearance Traveller 1e Golden Age J. Andrew & William H. Keith FT1 4-6
Worlds
Interdicted Worlds Traveller 1e Golden Age J. Andrew & William H. Keith HP4 28-30

🌌 Background: Geographic, Imperium, Domain of Ilelish1

Title System Era Author # Pgs
Reaver's Deep
Data/Library: Reaver's Deep Golden Age FT1 9-10
Data/Library: Reaver's Deep Golden Age FT2 17
Map/Sector: Reaver's Deep Golden Age J. Andrew & William H. Keith HP5 62
Reaver's Deep, Misc, Organizations, Military
Striker Force: Caledon Highlanders2 Golden Age HP4 53-57
Reaver's Deep, Scotian Deep [F]
Map/Subsector: Scotian Deep Golden Age J. Andrew & William H. Keith FT2 60
Pilots Guide to the Scotian Deep Subsector3 Golden Age J. Andrew & William H. Keith FT2 60-61
UWPs/Subsector: Scotian Deep Golden Age J. Andrew & William H. Keith FT2 62
Reaver's Deep, Scotian Deep [F], Rejhappur: 1218]
Map/World: Rejhappur Golden Age FT2 32-33
Port of Call: Rejhappur Traveller 1e Golden Age FT2 20-42
Reaver's Deep, Ea Subsector [J]
Map/Subsector: Ea Golden Age J. Andrew & William H. Keith FT1 57
Pilots Guide to Ea Subsector3 Golden Age J. Andrew & William H. Keith FT1 56-57
UWPs/Subsector: Ea Golden Age J. Andrew & William H. Keith FT1 56
Reaver's Deep, Ea Subsector [J], Roakhoi [1224]
The Lion's Den Traveller 1e Golden Age J. Andrew & William H. Keith FT1 50-55
Map/World: Roakhoi Golden Age J. Andrew Keith FT1 63
Port of Call: Roakhoi Traveller 1e Golden Age J. Andrew & William H. Keith FT1 11-49
  1. The Domain of Ilelish lies between the Solomani Sphere and Aslan Space and was the home of the Suerrat Republic. It includes the Daibei Sector, the Ilelish Sectyor, Reaver's Deep, and the Zarushagar Sector, and also administers the Verge Sector.
  2. The Caledon Highlanders also appear in ASLAN MERCENARY SHIPS (FASA, 1982).
  3. FAR TRAVELLER #1 (1982) is the closest thing to a complete "Pilots Guide to Ea Subsector", though it's mostly focused on the planet of Roakhoi just as FAR TRAVELLER #2 (1983) contains the brief "Pilot's Guide to the Scotian Deep Subsector", linked to info on the planet of Rejhappur. The published Guides for Reaver's Deep were A PILOTS GUIDE TO THE DREXILTHAR SUBSECTOR (Gamelords, 1984) and much later A PILOTS GUIDE TO THE CALEDON SUBSECTOR (Far Future Enterprises, 2009). Together these four sources outline the four subsectors at the center of the Reaver's Deep sector [F, G, J, and K].

🌌 Background: Geographic, Imperium, Domain of Sol1

Title System Era Author # Pgs
Old Expanses
Data/Library: The Old Expanses Golden Age HP4 19-20
Data/Library: The Old Expanses Golden Age HP5 41-44
Map/Sector: The Old Expanses Golden Age HP1
HP3
54-55
4
Old Expanses, Organizations, Military, Navy
Squadrons of the Old Expanses Traveller 1e Golden Age Jim Cunningham & Gordon Sheridan HP5 51-53
Old Expanses, Dethenes Subsector [A]
Map/Subsector: Dethenes Golden Age HP1
HP3
57
37
UWPs/Subsector: Dethenes Golden Age HP1
HP3
56
36
Old Expanses, Ahrhi Subsector [C]
Map/Subsector: Ahrhi Golden Age HP4 63
UWPs/Subsector: Ahrhi Golden Age HP4 62
Old Expanses, Ile Subsector [H]
Map/Subsector: Dethenes Golden Age HP3 35
UWPs/Subsector: Dethenes Golden Age HP3 34
Old Expanses, Ile Subsector [H], The Edge [2920]
Map/World: The Edge Golden Age HP3 12-13
Old Expanses, Shenk Subsector [J]
Map/Subsector: Shenk Golden Age HP5 61
UWPs/Subsector: Shenk Golden Age HP5 60
Old Expanses, Shenk Subsector [J], Fisher's World [1229]
Worlds of the Imperium: Fisher's World Golden Age J. Andrew Keith HP5 47-48
Old Expanses, So Skire Subsector [O]
Map/Subsector: So Skire Golden Age HP2 45
UWPs/Subsector: So Skire Golden Age HP2 44
  1. The Domain of Sol, formerly the Domain of Diaspora, contains the Solomani Sphere. It includes the Alpha Crucis Sector, the Diaspora Sector, the Old Expanses, and the Solomani Rim, and also administers the Hinterworlds and the Magyar Sector.

🖊️ Campaign Design

Title System Era Author # Pgs
Worlds
Merchant Facilities Traveller 1e HP4 50-52
Planetary Government in Traveller [UWP: Government] Marc Miller HP5 5-7

🛠️ Equipment: Misc

Title System Era Author # Pgs
Clothing, Vacc Suits
Traveller's Gear: Body Pressure Suit Martin Guuyotte & J. Andrew Keith FT2 8-9
Tools
Travellers's Gear: Language Translators Traveller 1e William H. Keith Jr. HP5 15-17

🤖 Equipment: Artificial Life

Title System Era Author # Pgs
Robots, Designs
Rimreach Products Model MI-014 Mining Robots1 Traveller 1e HP4 27
Robots1 Traveller 1e Christopher Kupczyk HP1 19-22
  1. Built using the system from JTAS #3 (GDW, 1979)

⚔️ Equipment: Combat

Title System Era Author # Pgs
Weapons, Ranged, Misc, Illustrations
The Armory: Book One Weapons1 Traveller 1e Craig Johnson HP1 40-43
The Armory: Book Four Small Arms2 Traveller 1e Jim Cunningham HP2 43
The Armory: Support Weapons2 Traveller 1e Scott Walschlager HP3 38-40
Weapons, Ranged, Slugthrowers, Accessories
Travellers's Gear: Small Arms Accessories Traveller 1e Martin Guyotte FT1 7-8
  1. Illustrations of weapons from TRAVELLER (GDW, 1977).
  2. Illustrations of weapons from BOOK FOUR: MERCENARY (GDW, 1978).

🛰️ Equipment: Infrastructure

Title System Era Author # Pgs
Buildings
Ling Standard Products Model 215 Dombase HP4 25-26
Satellites
Interdiction Satellite Traveller 1e Golden Age HP4 20-25

🚀 Equipment: Transport

Title System Era Author # Pgs
Air Vehicles
In Transit: AH-15 Aggressor Attack Helicopter Traveller 1e Scott Walschlager & Craig Johnson HP2 37-38
Urshag's Fighting Vehicle Traveller 1e Frank Fry HP5 18-21
ATVs
Small Craft: Sandcrab ATV Traveller 1e Scott Walschlager HP1 25-27
Grav Vehicles
In Transit: Grav APC Traveller 1e Scott Walschlager HP2 35-36
In Transit: Grav Mining Vehicle (GMV-10) Traveller 1e J. Andrew Keith HP4 40-43
Ground Vehicles
Urshag's Fighting Vehicle Traveller 1e Frank Fry HP5 18-21
Starships, Accessories
Deception Drone Golden Age Jim Cunningham HP1 30-31
In Transit: Long Range Thruster System Traveller 1e Golden Age Scott Walschlager HP3 27-28
Starships, Components
Communications Traveller 1e Golden Age J. Andrew Keith FT2 5-7
Starships, Designs, Imperium
Starship Files: Star Class Armored Merchant [AA: 300T] Traveller 1e Golden Age Craig Johnson HP3 22-26
Warbook: Inkaalur Class Dreadnought [BB: 100kT] Traveller 1e FT2 18-19
Warbook: Tempest Class Attack Cruiser [CC: 50kT] Traveller 1e Golden Age HP4 48-49
Starship Files: Intelligence Cruiser Exocet [CL: 800T] Traveller 1e Golden Age Craig Johnson HP1 44-52
Warbook: Gormandoacy Glass Destroyer [DD: 3000T] Traveller 1e Jim Cunningham HP5 54
Starship Files: Arzhent Class Prospector/Surveyer [LJ: 180T] Traveller 1e Golden Age HP4 31-35
Fortune Class Merchant [M: 600T] Traveller 1e Ken Roney HP5 8-13
Starship Files: Iron Fist Class Corsair [P: 400T] Traveller 1e Golden Age Craig Johnson & Scott Walschlager HP2 31-34
Starships, Designs, Imperium, Smallcraft
In Transit: Orbital Tug [QT: 50T] Traveller 1e J. Andrew Keith HP4 44-47
Starships, Designs, Imperium, Smallcraft, Fighters
In Transit: Manta Class — Escort Fighter [EF: 10T] Traveller 1e Gordon Sheridan HP3 29-30
The Star Dart [F] Traveller 1e Jim Cunningham HP1 28-29
Starships, Squadrons
The Naval Gazette Traveller 1e Golden Age HP5 55-59

ğŸŽ¤ Interviews, Memoirs & Notes

Title System Era Author # Pgs
Misc, Designers
Miller, Marc (Part One) HP2 39-42
Miller, Marc (Part Two) HP3 31-33

⬆️ Meta

Title System Era Author # Pgs
Directory, Player
Free Trader HP1 53
Editorial
Briefing from the Staff Johnson, Kupczyk, Walschlager & Cunningham HP1 2
Briefing From the Editors HP2 4
Briefing From the Publishers HP3 4
Briefing From the Editors Jim Cunningham HP4 4-6
Briefing From the Editors J. Andrew Keith HP5 4
Travellers' Log J. Andrew Keith FT1 1-2
Travellers' Log J. Andrew Keith FT2 3-4

🗣️ NPCs

Title System Era Author # Pgs
Careers, Pirate
Boarding Pass: Verin Dalleroi Traveller 1e Golden Age HP4 58-61
Careers, Rogue
Boarding Pass: Jalas Glennol Traveller 1e Golden Age Jim Cunningham & J. Andrew Keith HP5 45-46
Geographic, Imperium, Sol, Old Expanses
Boarding Pass: Jalas Glennol Traveller 1e Golden Age Jim Cunningham & J. Andrew Keith HP5 45-46
Boarding Pass: Verin Dalleroi Traveller 1e Golden Age HP4 58-61

📜 Rules

Title System Era Author # Pgs
Misc, Official Errata, Fate of the Sky Raiders
Fate of the Sky Raiders Errata Traveller 1e Golden Age FT2 63
Character Creation, Careers, Basic
Ministry of Justice Special Branch Traveller 1e Golden Age Craig Johnson HP1 32-39
Trade
Merchant Facilities Traveller 1e HP4 50-52
Trade, Cargoes
Awaiting Shipment: Petrochemicals Traveller 1e Golden Age J. Andrew Keith HP4 36-39
Awaiting Shipment: Wines, Liquors, and Beverages Traveller 1e Golden Age HP5 14

Covers