Magazine Indices: Traveller


Journal of the Traveller's Aid Society v1 #1-24. Complete run. [ View the Index ... ]

1979-1985. Journal of the Traveller's Aid Society, or JTAS, was GDW's official Traveller magazine during the classic era of the game, edited by Loren Wiseman. It featured regular columns such as Amber Zones, a Bestiary, and The Ship's Locker, and also laid the groundwork for much of the Charted Space setting. After issue #24 it transformed in Challenge. [USA: Illinois]

Debut: June 1979.


High Passage #1-5 / Far Traveller #1-2 Complete run. [ View the Index ... ]

1981-1983. High Passage was a professional magazine started by a group of high-school friends in a graphic design class. It in fact was Traveller's second professional magazine (and likely third periodical overall). Very quickly the High Passage Group linked up with FASA and the Keith Brothers, who supported later issues, then replaced it with their own Far Traveller magazine. [USA: Illinois]

Debut: High Passage, Spring 1981; Far Traveller, October 1982.


The Travellers' Digest #1-21. Complete run. [ View the Index ... ]

1985-1990. The fourth official Traveller magazine, and the most long-lived and influential other than JTAS itself. The Travellers' Digest was the magazine of Digest Group Publications, or DGP, who used it to tell the story of a Grand Tour across the Third Imperium. Many of the ideas within The Travellers' Digest formed the basis of MegaTraveller, which was also authored by DGP. [USA: Idaho]

Debut: June 1985.


The MegaTraveller Journal #1-4. Complete run. [ View the Index ... ]

1991-1993. The MegaTraveller Journal directly replaced The Travellers' Digest and offered a new focus on the Domain of Deneb, the only attempt to create a focused home setting in the MegaTraveller era. It was unfortunately short-lived due to the fact that DGP itself was on its way out. The last issue is notable for its inclusion of the Keith supplement, "Lords of Thunder". [USA: Oregon]

Debut: February 1991.


Imperial Lines v1 #1-5. No Index.

1991-1993. Though Imperial Lines wasn't a proper magazine, it was nonethless an official newsletter, produced for GDW by three HIWG members: Mark "Geo" Gelinas, Mike Mikesh, and John Meyers.

Debut: Fall 1991.


Print Fanzine Indices: Traveller


Alien Star #1-8. Complete run. [ View the Index ... ]

1981-1982. Alien Star, which originated in Dorset in the UK, was the first major Traveller fanzine. It was originally published by two students from the Poole Gramma School of Dorset and later handed off to Dave Hockham of Minifigs-Skytrex. In the later era it became less Traveller-centric. [UK]

Debut: February 1981.


Dark Star #1-6. Complete run with poor index of #1. [ View the Index ... ]

1981. Dark Star was Traveller's fourth periodical, but the first newsletter, which offered up shorter and less polished content, focused on news and reviews (with some of the equipment, patrons, and other short content popular in Traveller). It ran for six months in the UK, the product of a Games Workshop staffer. [UK]

Debut: June 1981.


Working Passage #0-11. Complete Run. [ View the Index ... ]

1984-1985. Ed Edwards' Working Passage was the groundbreaking Traveller newsletter that opened the floodgates for Traveller fanzine publication in the '80s. Not only did it directly lead to Between Worlds and Imperium Staple but it also indirectly led to many others ... and then Edwards co-founded HIWG, the main mover in Traveller fandom into the '90s. [USA: Oklahoma]

Debut: November 1984.


Between Worlds #1-6. No Index.

1985-1986. Between Worlds was a short-lived fanzine published by Magnus M. Abel. Issues continued to be sold well after its shutdown, with the hope of reviving the 'zine. [USA: Florida]

Debut: December 1985.


The Imperium Staple #1-12. Complete Run. [ View the Index ... ]

1986-1987. The Imperium Staple was founded by high-school student Herb Petro with the support of Ed Edwards, who had previously edited Working Passage, the first of the American fanzines for Traveller. It raced along at a monthly schedule for ten issues, after which Petro handed off the 'zine to W. Elmer Hinton, who ran it just two more issues before this corner of fandom dissolved into acrimony. [USA: New Hampshire]

Debut: March 1986.


Third Imperium #1-11. Complete Run. [ View the Index ... ]

1986-1988. Third Imperium, founded by Mike Jackson, was the Canadian Traveller fanzine. Published during the fanzine explosion of the mid '80s, Third Imperium shared shelf space with other classics such as The Imperium Staple and Security Leak, though it was more long-lived than either (and is generally considered one of the top 'zines of the era). Third Imperium focused on the Trojan Reach, and much of Jackson's work on the sector remains canon today. [Canada]

Debut: Spring 1986.


The Security Leak Newsletter #1-3, Magazine #1-5. No Index.

1986-1988. Gregg Giles founded the Security Leak Newsletter as the first publication from his SORAG Laboratories, but soon was publishing a full Magazine.

Debut: Newsletter, December 1986; Magazine, February 1987


Continuum #1-3. Complete Run. [ View the Index ... ]

1987. After stepping away from The Imperium Staple, Herb Petro debuted a less regular fanzine called Continuum. His initial goal was to create a forum for discussion and a vehicle for the publication of articles that might not be accepted by other magazines. However, much of Continuum was dominated by the announcements of MegaTraveller, released at the end of the year: by that time, Continuum was gone, as it published in just three issues before disappearing.

Debut: March 1987.


Jumpspace #1-6 / Voyages #7-17. No Index.

1987-1992. An attempt at a professional magazine by James B. King. The first six issues were Traveller-specific, then it turned into SFRPG magazine. But King could never make money and so finally shut the magazine down.

Debut: Spring 1987.


HIWG Fanzine Indices: Traveller


Tiffany Star #0-32 Complete run. [ View the Index ... ]

1987-1992. Tiffany Star was founded as the heart of the History of the Imperium Working Group (HIWG), with the magazine edited by Mike Mikesh for HIWG Chairsophant Ed Edwards. Over time, it went through four different stages of development: as a fanzine for HIWG articles; as a newsletter for HIWG Documents; as a forum for author communications; and as a newsletter for Traveller. After Mikesh moved on to edit Imperial Lines, Tiffany Star first went on hiatus then came to an end. AAB Proceedings replaced it as the HIWG flagship. [USA: Oklahoma]

Debut: January 1988.


Signal-GK #1-13. No Index.

1989-1997. Though Signal-GK grew out of the HIWG, it was presented as a fanzine, not a typical HIWG newsletter.

Debut: 1989..


Coreward #1-2. No Index.

1990-1991. Another HIWG publication that aspired to full fanzine quality. It was short-lived.

Debut: July 1990.


Digital Fanzine Indices: Traveller


Freelance Traveller #109-114. 2022 Edition. [ View the Index ... ]

2009-Present. Freelance Traveller was founded by Jeff Zeitlin in 1994 or 1995 as a website intended to collect together original articles about the Traveller RPGs and Charted Space. In 2009 he tried a new experiment: collecting together articles into a PDF 'zine, which he called Freelance Traveller Magazine #0. The experiment was successful, and Freelance Traveller has been running ever since, first on a monthly, then a bimonthly schedule. With over 100 issues under its belt, it's by far the longest-lived Traveller periodical of any sort.

Debut: November 2009.