The Journal of the Travellers' Aid Society v1 Index

UMP: 177A5A-1

Version 1.29: Issues 1-24

by Shannon Appelcline

Overview

History: 1979-1985

Journal of the Travellers' Aid Society, or JTAS as it's popularly known, was an experiment initiated by Marc Miller in 1979: a quarterly magazine intended to support GDW's Traveller (1979) RPG. GDW co-founder Loren Wiseman was chosen as its editor. He would lead the magazine through 24 roughly quarterly issues from 1979-1985.

From the start, JTAS focused on a number of popular features that each supplemented the game, among them the animals of "The Bestiary", the equipment of "The Ship's Locker", and especially the adventure seeds of "Amber Zone". The "Traveller News Service" appeared in JTAS #2 (1979) and marked a turning point for the entire Traveller line thanks to its introduction of an explicit setting, initially focused on the Regina subsector of the Spinward Marches.

JTAS slowly, issue by issue, revealed more about the Third Imperium, at first through feature articles and Amber Zones and later through new columns such as the alien-focused "Contact!", which debuted in JTAS #7 (1981) with its introduction of the Aslan. However, no issue was as important to the future of the Traveller universe as JTAS #9 (1981), the "war issue", which introduced the industry's first metaplot event: the Fifth Frontier War.

Over the course of its seven-year run, JTAS slowly grew in length. Its two-color covers also transformed to full-color pictures starting first with the special JTAS #9 and then more regularly with JTAS #13 (1982), to lead off 1982. All of the JTASes were printed in single print runs, without reprints, but a series of four "Best of" volumes (1980-1983) collected the top articles from the digest's first four years.

Following the publication of Twilight: 2000 (1984), GDW started talking about transforming JTAS into a magazine to cover all of their games, including Traveller, Twilight: 2000, and the never-published "Liege Lord". JTAS ran to issue #24, completing its sixth and final set of four issues, with the intent of collecting it in two final "Best of" volumes (which were never produced). JTAS then became Challenge, a full-sized magazine. JTAS continued as a section of Challenge through Challenge #36 (1988).

There have been three revivals of JTAS.

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Theme Issues

Obtaining the Magazines

JTAS v1 was printed between May 31, 1979 and October 31, 1985. The first issue had a print run of 2,180 copies, which jumped to 5,242 with the second issue. From there, the magazine climbed up to a height of 12,370 with issue #11 and then slowly dropped back down to 7,484 with the last issue. Most of the print run is available for low collector's prices with the first year or so running higher.

Today the entire run is available on a CD-ROM from Far Future Enterprises, which also includes the Traveller content from the first 12 issues of Challenge. Alternatively, individual issues are available from DTRPG.

About the Contributors

JTAS often used middle initials for its contributors. Except when it didn't. For consistency's sake, all names appear the same, which by default is without that middle initial; if any contributor would like their name listed in a different way, just let me know.

Names have been further consolidated in the case of J. Andrew Keith, who wrote under three pen names: John Marshall, Keith Douglas, and Keith Douglass. These names are all listed under Andrew's own name, with a bracketed reference to the name that was printed in JTAS, mainly to verify that there isn't a mistake in the entry.

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

Main Index

🧰 Accessories

Title System Era Author # Pgs
Computer Programs
Temperature Calculations [BASIC] Traveller 1e 24 39
Miniatures
In Miniature Loren Wiseman 10 43-50
Starship Miniatures [Superior Models] 9 34-35

🎞️ Adventures: Misc

Title System Era Author # Pgs
Ghost Ship
Annic Nova1 Traveller 1e Golden Age Marc Miller 1 16-32
  1. Reprinted in DOUBLE ADVENTURE 1: ANNIC NOVA (GDW, 1980).

🎞️ Adventures: Geographic, Imperium, Domain of Deneb1

Title System Era Author # Pgs
Spinward Marches
Spinward Marches, Regina Subsector
Annic Nova2 Traveller 1e Golden Age Marc Miller 1 16-32
  1. The Domain of Deneb is the most Spinward of the Domains. It includes the Deneb Sector, the Reft Sector, the Spinward Marches, and the Trojan Reach. It's the most traditional location for adventure in the Imperium. It is also known as the region "Behind the Claw".
  2. Reprinted in DOUBLE ADVENTURE 1: ANNIC NOVA (GDW, 1980).

🎞️️ Adventures: Geographic, Imperium Outskirts1

Title System Era Author # Pgs
Foreven Sector
Foreven Sector, Reidan Subsector [L]
Hunting Bugs2 Striker 1e J. Andrew Keith [JM] 17 40-43
  1. The Imperium Outskirts are places lying near the Third Imperium and not claimed by another entity.
  2. Conversion notes for DOUBLE ADVENTURE 5: HORDE (GDW, 1981).

🗣️ Adventures: Patrons

Title System Era Author # Pgs
Aliens, Humaniti, Zhodani
77th Patron1 Traveller 1e Golden Age Trevor Graver 10 28-29
Careers, Spy
77th Patron1 Traveller 1e Golden Age Trevor Graver 10 28-29
Geographic, Imperium, Deneb, Spinward Marches, Querion Subsector [E]
77th Patron1 [Attica: 0414] Traveller 1e Golden Age Trevor Graver 10 28-29
Historic, Fifth Frontier War
77th Patron1 [Spy] Traveller 1e Golden Age Trevor Graver 10 28-29
  1. Continuing the counting from TRAVELLER SUPPLEMENT 6: 76 PATRONS (GDW, 1980).

⚠️️ Adventures: Seeds, Amber Zones, Misc

Title System Era Author # Pgs
Aliens, Aslan
Pride of the Lion Traveller 1e Golden Age John M. Ford 19 13-17
Raid on Stataorlai Golden Age J. Andrew Keith [KD] 20 28-30
Aliens, Humaniti, Solomani
A Body Swayed to Music Rebellion Charles Gannon 37 16-19
Aliens, Humaniti, Zhodani
Rule of Man Commemorative Golden Age Loren Wiseman & Marc Miller 9 54-55
Soft Bunk Traveller 1e Golden Age Loren Wiseman 9 28-29
Aliens, K'Kree
Work of Art Golden Age Loren Wiseman 11 33-34
Aliens, Vargr
Embassy in Arms Traveller 1e Golden Age J. Andrew Keith [JM] 24 9-11
Civil Unrest
Coup D'etat1 Golden Age Loren Wiseman 10 36-37
Crystals from Dinom2 Traveller 1e Golden Age Marc Miller 8 10-12
A Dagger at Efate Golden Age John Lewis 8 6-7
Embassy in Arms Traveller 1e Golden Age J. Andrew Keith [JM] 24 9-11
Homesteader's Stand Golden Age William H. Keith Jr. Jr. 21 38-40
Pursue and Destroy Traveller 1e Golden Age Frank Chadwick 7 36-37
Ticket to Swords Golden Age Robert Camino 6 28-29
Corporate
Aces & Eights Golden Age John M. Ford 14 36-39
Crystals from Dinom2 Traveller 1e Golden Age Marc Miller 8 10-12
Geria Transfer Golden Age John M. Ford 10 13-15
Planetoid P-4638 Golden Age Loren Wiseman 3 24-25
Rescue on Ruie Traveller 1e Golden Age Jeffery May 1 12-13
The Ship in the Lake Traveller 1e Golden Age Loren Wiseman 2 12-13
Ventures Afar Golden Age J. Andrew Keith [JM] 22 13-15+
The Werewolf Disease Traveller 1e Golden Age Anders Blixt 5 32-33
Without a Trace Traveller 1e Golden Age J. Andrew Keith 18 37-39
Corporate, Anti-
Scam Golden Age Loren Wiseman 7 32-33
Thunder on Zyra Golden Age Roger Moore 11 6-7
Criminal
Chariots of Fire Golden Age Anders Blixt 18 9-10
Planetoid P-4638 Golden Age Loren Wiseman 3 24-25
Rescue on Ruie Traveller 1e Golden Age Jeffery May 1 12-13
Scam Golden Age Loren Wiseman 7 32-33
Criminal, Smuggling
Foodrunner Traveller 1e Golden Age Mike Metlay 5 12-13
Small Package Golden Age J. Andrew Keith 19 33-34+
Delivery
Chill Golden Age John M. Ford 15 7-10
Lockbox Golden Age J. Andrew Keith 13 9-11
Disaster
Critical Vector Traveller 1e Golden Age William H. Keith Jr. Jr. 20 6-9
The Day of the Glow Traveller 1e Golden Age Marcus Rowland 16 40-42+
Espionage
Planetoid P-4638 Golden Age Loren Wiseman 3 24-25
Raid on Stataorlai Golden Age J. Andrew Keith [KD] 20 28-30
Rule of Man Commemorative Golden Age Loren Wiseman & Marc Miller 9 54-55
Government
Chariots of Fire Golden Age Anders Blixt 18 9-10
Loggerheads Golden Age Ian Delaney 6 32-33
Thunder on Zyra Golden Age Roger Moore 11 6-7
Tarkine Down Golden Age Roger Moore 12 12-13
Hunting
Pride of the Lion Traveller 1e Golden Age John M. Ford 19 13-17
Royal Hunt Golden Age J. Andrew & William H. Keith Jr. 12 33-35
Investigation
The Birthday Plot Traveller 1e Golden Age J. Andrew Keith [KD] 23 12-14+
Last Flight of the Themis Traveller 1e Golden Age John M. Ford 16 9-11
The Lost Village Golden Age Jeffrey Groteboer 24 40-42
The Thing in the Depths Golden Age Marcus Rowland 22 37-38
Ventures Afar Golden Age J. Andrew Keith [JM] 22 13-15+
Killer Tech
Loggerheads Golden Age Ian Delaney 6 32-33
Mercenary
Coup D'etat1 Golden Age Loren Wiseman 10 36-37
Embassy in Arms Traveller 1e Golden Age J. Andrew Keith [JM] 24 9-11
Ticket to Swords Golden Age Robert Camino 6 28-29
Pursue and Destroy Traveller 1e Golden Age Frank Chadwick 7 36-37
Thunder on Zyra Golden Age Roger Moore 11 6-7
Tarkine Down Golden Age Roger Moore 12 12-13
Merchant
Work of Art Golden Age Loren Wiseman 11 33-34
Music
Roadshow Golden Age John M. Ford 23 33-35
Religion
Homesteader's Stand Golden Age William H. Keith Jr. Jr. 21 38-40
Rescue
Pride of the Lion Traveller 1e Golden Age John M. Ford 19 13-17
Rescue on Ruie Golden Age John M. Ford 13 37-41
Thought Waves Traveller 1e Golden Age Jeffery May 1 12-13
Retrieval
Aces & Eights Golden Age John M. Ford 14 36-39
Work of Art Golden Age Loren Wiseman 11 33-34
Salvage
Salvage on Sharmun Traveller 1e Golden Age Jeff May 4 12-13
The Ship in the Lake Traveller 1e Golden Age Loren Wiseman 2 12-13
The Thing in the Depths Golden Age Marcus Rowland 22 37-38
Science
Geria Transfer Golden Age John Ford 10 13-15
The Werewolf Disease Traveller 1e Golden Age Anders Blixt 5 32-33
Search
The Lost Village Golden Age Jeffrey Groteboer 24 40-42
The Werewolf Disease Traveller 1e Golden Age Anders Blixt 5 32-33
Without a Trace Traveller 1e Golden Age J. Andrew Keith 18 37-39
Security
Coup D'etat1 Golden Age Loren Wiseman 10 36-37
Roadshow Golden Age John M. Ford 23 33-35
Royal Hunt Golden Age J. Andrew & William H. Keith Jr. 12 33-35
War
Soft Bunk Traveller 1e Golden Age Loren Wiseman 9 28-29
  1. See the "Casual Encounter" in JTAS #11 (GDW, 1981) for stats for Glorinna Firella.
  2. Background was derived from DOUBLE ADVENTURE 2: ACROSS THE BRIGHT FACE (GDW, 1980).

⚠️️ Adventures: Seeds, Amber Zones, Geographic

Title System Era Author # Pgs
Aslan Hierate, Dark Nebula
Aslan Hierate, Dark Nebula, Kyaenkha [E]
Raid on Stataorlai [Stataorlai: 0605?] Golden Age J. Andrew Keith [KD] 20 28-30
Imperium, Deneb, Spinward Marches
Imperium, Deneb, Spinward Marches, Regina Subsector [C]
The Birthday Plot [Efate: 1705] Traveller 1e Golden Age J. Andrew Keith [KD] 23 12-14+
A Dagger at Efate [Efate: 1705] Golden Age John Lewis 8 6-7
Rescue on Ruie [Ruie: 1809] Traveller 1e Golden Age Jeffery May 1 12-13
Rule of Man Commemorative [Regina: 1910] Golden Age Loren Wiseman & Marc Miller 9 54-55
Foodrunner [Roup: 2007] Traveller 1e Golden Age Mike Metlay 5 12-13
Imperium, Deneb, Spinward Marches, Vilis Subsector [F]
Embassy in Arms [Aramanx: 3005] Traveller 1e Golden Age J. Andrew Keith [JM] 24 9-11
Imperium, Deneb, Spinward Marches, Vilis Subsector [F]
Ventures Afar Golden Age J. Andrew Keith [JM] 22 13-15+
Soft Bunk [Tionale: 1511] Traveller 1e Golden Age Loren Wiseman 9 28-29
Imperium, Deneb, Spinward Marches, Lanth Subsector [G]
Rule of Man Commemorative [Lanth: 1719] Golden Age Loren Wiseman & Marc Miller 9 54-55
Crystals from Dinom [Dinom: 1811]1 Traveller 1e Golden Age Marc Miller 8 10-12
Imperium, Deneb, Spinward Marches, Sword Worlds [J]
Ticket to Swords [Joyyeuse: 1123] Golden Age Robert Camino 6 28-29
Imperium, Deneb, Spinward Marches, Lunion Subsector [K]
Planetoid P-4638 [Rabwhar: 1822] Golden Age Loren Wiseman 3 24-25
Imperium, Deneb, Spinward Marches, Mora Subsector [L]
Work of Art [Fornice: 3025] Golden Age Loren Wiseman 11 33-34
Imperium, Deneb, Spinward Marches, Five Sisters [N]
Small Package [Karin: 0534] Golden Age J. Andrew Keith 19 33-34+
Imperium, Deneb, Spinward Marches, District 268 [N]
Tarkine Down [Tarkine: 1434] Golden Age Roger Moore 12 12-13
Imperium, Deneb, Spinward Marches, Trin's Veil [P]
Thunder on Zyra [Zyra: 2934] Golden Age Roger Moore 11 6-7
Imperium, Sol, Solomani Rim
Imperium, Sol, Solomani Rim, Ultima [A]
The Drannixa Gambit [Azun: 0809] Traveller 1e Golden Age J. Andrew Keith 15 20-21+
Imperium, Sol, Solomani Rim, Harlequin [D]
The Lost Village [Gadden: 2506] Golden Age Jeffrey Groteboer 24 40-42
Imperium, Sol, Solomani Rim, Banasdan [H]
Without a Trace [Banasdan: 2920] Traveller 1e Golden Age J. Andrew Keith 18 37-39
Imperium Outskirts, Foreven Sector2
Imperium Outskirts, Foreven Sector, Mowbrey Subsector [G]
Chariots of Fire [Gatina: 1915] Golden Age Anders Blixt 18 9-10
The Thing in the Depths [Sturray: 2017] Golden Age Marcus Rowland 22 37-38
Loggerheads [Ranther: 2214] Golden Age Ian Delaney 6 32-33
The Ship in the Lake [Cocta: 2415] Traveller 1e Golden Age Loren Wiseman 2 12-13
  1. Background was derived from DOUBLE ADVENTURE 2: ACROSS THE BRIGHT FACE (GDW, 1980).
  2. Many early Amber Zones have been "orphaned": they refer to star systems that don't exist on Traveller maps. These "Foreven" Amber Zones aren't technically orphaned, but the planets were added to that sector retroactively, which means they likely weren't ever intended to be out in the middle of nowhere.

⚠️ Adventures: Seeds, Amber Zones, Historic

Title System Era Author # Pgs
Third Imperium, Fifth Frontier War
Small Package Golden Age J. Andrew Keith 19 33-34+
Soft Bunk Traveller 1e Golden Age Loren Wiseman 9 28-29
Tarkine Down Golden Age Roger Moore 12 12-13
Rescue on Ruie Golden Age John M. Ford 13 37-41
Third Imperium, Fifth Frontier War Aftermath
The Birthday Plot Traveller 1e Golden Age J. Andrew Keith [KD] 23 12-14+

💡 Advice

Title System Era Author # Pgs
Game Masters
The Umpire Strikes Back! Refereeing Traveller J. Andrew Keith 8 16-18
Traveller: The Far Frontier J. Andrew Keith 5 10-11+
Game Masters, NPCs
The Care and Feeding of NPCs J. Andrew Keith 9 22-26
Players
The Closest Encounter Traveller 1e J. Andrew Keith 7 14-16
Traveller: The Far Frontier J. Andrew Keith 5 10-11+
Tournaments, Trillion Credit Squadron
Suggestions for High Guard and TCS Campaigns Traveller 1e Leroy Guatney 24 24-33+
TCS Squadron Design Traveller 1e Kevin Connolly 14 9-10+
TCS Squadron Design II Traveller 1e Kevin Connolly 15 31-35

🛸 Aliens: Misc

Title System Era Author # Pgs
Misc
From the Management [on Aliens] Loren Wiseman 7 2-3

🛸 Aliens: Humaniti

Title System Era Author # Pgs
Misc
Random Notes [on Solomani, Vilani, Zhodani Names] John Harshman 17 45-47
Darrians
Contact! The Darrians Traveller 1e Golden Age Roger Moore 14 16-18
Dynchia
Contact: The Dynchia Traveller 1e Golden Age Peter Rasmussen 24 44-48
Sword Worlders
Contact: The Sword Worlders Traveller 1e Golden Age Loren Wiseman 18 13-19
Zhodani
Contact! Zhodani Traveller 1e Golden Age Loren Wiseman, Frank Chadwick, and John Harshman 9 8-11
Zhodani, Organizations, Military
Zhodani Military Organization Golden Age Frank Chadwick & Loren Wiseman 11 26-32
Zhodani, Philosophy
Zhodani Philosophies Golden Age J. Andrew Keith [B] 23 42-44

🛸 Aliens: Major Races

Title System Era Author # Pgs
Misc
From the Management [on Aliens] Loren Wiseman 7 2-3
Aslan
Contact! Aslan Traveller 1e Golden Age Loren Wiseman, William Keith, J. Andrew Keith 7 25-28
Aslan, Language
Random Notes [on Aslan Names] John Harshman 18 26-27+
Aslan, Philosophy
The Ways of Kuzu Golden Age William H. Keith Jr. 20 10-13
Hivers
Contact! The Hive Traveller 1e Golden Age Harshman, W. Keith, Wiseman & Astell 13 16-23
K'kree
Contact! Centaurs Traveller 1e Golden Age Loren Wiseman & William Keith Jr. 10 6-11, 15
K'kree, Philosophy
Destiny: Within the Two Thousand Worlds Golden Age William Keith Jr. 21 41-46
K'kree, Religion
Religion in the Two Thousand Worlds Golden Age J. Andrew Keith 24 6-8+
Vargr
Contact! Vargr Traveller 1e Golden Age Loren Wiseman 8 13-15
Vargr, Organizations
Vargr Corsair Bands Traveller 1e Golden Age J. Andrew Keith 21 9-14

🛸 Aliens: Minor Races

Title System Era Author # Pgs
Imperium
Imperium, Antares, Antares Sector
Contact: The Githiaskio [Githiaski: 2406] Traveller 1e Golden Age Phil Masters 16 12-14+
Imperium, Antares, Empty Quarter
Contact! Newts [Marhaban: 0426] Traveller 1e Golden Age Loren Wiseman & William Keith Jr. 11 12-15
Imperium, Antares, Lishun Sector
Contact: The Jgd-Il-Jagd [Jagd: 2307] Traveller 1e Golden Age Phil Masters 17 9-13
Imperium, Ilelish, Reaver's Deep
Contact: The Virushi [Virshash: 2724] Taveller 1e Golden Age J. Andrew & William H. Keith Jr. 12 10-11+
Imperium, Sol, Solomani Rim
The Bestiary: Dolphins [Terra: 1827] Traveller 1e Golden Age Roger E. Moore 6 38-39
The Bestiary: Dolphins Part II [Terra: 1827] Traveller 1e Golden Age Roger E. Moore 7 29-31
Imperium, Vland, Gushmege Sector
Contact: Ael Yael [Jaeyelya: 0437] Traveller 1e Golden Age William & J. Andrew Keith 15 13-15+
Two Thousand Worlds
Two Thousand Worlds, Ruupiin Sector
Contact: The Girug'kagh [Kagh'kir: 2419] Taveller 1e Golden Age J. Andrew Keith 21 33-36
Vargr Extents
Vargr Extents, Gzaekfueg Sector
Contact: The Hlannssai [Vrirhlanz: 1635?] Traveller 1e Golden Age Phil Masters 22 40-43

🐾 Animals

Title System Era Author # Pgs
Misc
The Bestiary: Beaked Monkey Traveller 1e Loren Wiseman 3 26-27
The Bestiary: Bloodvark William Keith Jr. 11 10-11
The Bestiary: Bush Runners Traveller 1e 1 4-6
The Bestiary: Doyle's Eel Traveller 1e J. Andrew Keith ["JM"] 15 45-47
The Bestiary: Garhawk Traveller 1e J. Andrew Keith 13 13-14
The Bestiary: Hoplites Traveller 1e Loren Wiseman 13 15
The Bestiary: Kian Traveller 1e Roger E. Moore 9 37
The Bestiary: Lozin Traveller 1e J.P. McManus 19 36
The Bestiary: Luugiir Traveller 1e J. Andrew Keith ["JM"] 18 28-29
The Bestiary: Miniphants Traveller 1e Roger Moore 16 37-38
Bestiary: The Micro-Ecology of Quicoral Mark Suszko 21 47-48
The Bestiary: Ragfish Traveller 1e William Keith Jr. 11 9-10
The Bestiary: Reticulan Parasite1 Traveller 1e Chuck Kallenbach III 4 28-30
The Bestiary: Seedspitter Traveller 1e L. Crede Lombard & Jerry Stoddard 16 36
The Bestiary: Smaetal Swarms Traveller 1e William Keith 14 40-42
The Bestiary: Springer Traveller 1e Liz Danforth & Loren Wiseman 9 36
The Bestiary: Tree Kraken Traveller 1e 1 5-6
The Bestiary: Tree Lion Traveller 1e Daniel Perez 18 29, 44
The Bestiary: Tree Rat Traveller 1e Roger E. Moore 10 40-41
Geography, Aslan Hierate
The Bestiary: Afeahyalhtow Traveller 1e J. Andrew Keith (JM) 20 24-25
Geography, Imperium, Deneb, Spinward Marches
The Bestiary: Sea Bear Traveller 1e Loren Wiseman 3 27-28
Geography, Imperium, Deneb, Spinward Marches, Lanth Subsector [G]
The Bestiary: Garan's Leech [Victoria: 1817] 2 27, 30
The Bestiary: Kudebeck's Gazelle [Victoria: 1817] 2 26-27
Geography, Imperium, Sol, Solomani Rim
The Bestiary: Ponsonby's Velvet John Ford 2 26-27
Geography, Imperium, Sol, Solomani Rim, Alderamin [E]
The Bestiary: Ice Crawler [Furioso: 0707] Traveller 1e J. Andrew Keith 17 6-7
Geography, Imperium, Sol, Solomani Rim, Vega [G]
The Bestiary: Crested Jabberwocky [Kasaan: 0101] 15 44-45
  1. The alien from ALIEN (1979)

📚 Background: Misc

Title System Era Author # Pgs
Activities, Leisure
R&R Traveller 1e Golden Age Terry McInnes 7 34-35+
Language
Epithets for the Fifth Frontier War Golden Age Marc Miller 9 27
Languages in Traveller Traveller 1e Golden Age Terry McInnes 16 28-33
Language, Names, Aslan
Random Notes [on Aslan Names] John Harshman 18 26-27+
Language, Names, Humaniti
Random Notes [on Names] John Harshman 17 45-47
Organizations, Law
High Justice Traveller 1e Golden Age Terry McInnes 14 19-22
Police Forces in Traveller Golden Age Loren Wiseman 14 12-15
Organizations, Megacorps
SuSAG Golden Age Loren Wiseman 16 16-22
Organizations, Military
Imperial Marine Task Force Organization Traveller 1e Golden Age Loren Wiseman 12 42-45
Military Academy Traveller 1e Golden Age Terry McInnes 10 28-29
The Military in Traveller: Naval Command Golden Age Jeffrey Groteboer 23 30-31+
Troops in the Fifth Frontier War FFW Golden Age Marc Miller 10 24-26
Organizations, Military, Zhodani
Zhodani Military Organization Golden Age Frank Chadwick & Loren Wiseman 11 26-32
Organizations, Schools
The Imperial Academy of Science and Medicine Traveller 1e Golden Age Jeffrey Groteboer 22 18-23
Military Academy Traveller 1e Golden Age Terry McInnes 10 28-29
Organizations, Scouts
The Imperial Interstellar Scout Service Golden Age Loren Wiseman & Marc Miller 6 10-14
Science, Medical
Gerontology Rejuvenation and the Interstellar Traveller Traveller 1e Golden Age Robert Reese 19 6-7
Space Travel, Starports, Organizations
Skyport Authority Traveller 1e Golden Age John Ford 19 37-42
Technology, Robots
Ref's Notes: Robots1 Traveller 1e Golden Age 2 10-11+
  1. Part of a series that also includes construction & programming rules in JTAS #3-4 (GDW, 1980)

🌌 Background: Geographic, Imperium, Domain of Deneb1

Title System Era Author # Pgs
Spinward Marches
Spinward Marches, Misc, Organizations, Megacorps
SuSAG Golden Age Loren Wiseman 16 16-22
Spinward Marches, Misc, Organizations, Military
The Battle Fleets of the Marches Golden Age Marc Miller 9 38-43
4518th Lift Infantry Regiment Golden Age Marc Miller 9 12-21
Spinward Marches, Misc, Organizations, Pirates
The Ecology of Piracy on the Spinward Main Golden Age Steven Sowards 19 9-11+
Spinward Marches, Misc, Organizations, Religious
Contact: The Irklan Traveller 1e Golden Age J. Andrew Keith [KD] 23 15-21
Spinward Marches, Lanth Subsector [G]
Spinward Marches, Lanth Subsector [G], Victoria [1817]
Map/World: Victoria Golden Age Marc Miller 2 15-16
Victoria Traveller 1e Golden Age Marc Miller 2 14-25
Spinward Marches, District 268 [N]
Adventures in Traveller: Trade and Commerce Traveller 1e Golden Age J. Andrew Keith 20 20-23+
Spinward Marches, Glisten Subsector [O]
Spinward Marches, Glisten Subsector [O], Craw [1939]
A Referee's Guide to Planet-Building William H. Jr. & J. Andrew Keith 10 16-22
A Referee's Guide to Planet-Building, Part Two J. Andrew Keith 11 37-42
  1. The Domain of Deneb is the most Spinward of the Domains. It includes the Deneb Sector, the Reft Sector, the Spinward Marches, and the Trojan Reach. It's the most traditional location for adventure in the Imperium. It is also known as the region "Behind the Claw".

🌌 Background: Geographic, Imperium, Domain of Sol1

Title System Era Author # Pgs
Solomani Rim
Solomani Rim, Misc, Organizations, Megacorps
SuSAG Golden Age Loren Wiseman 16 16-22
Solomani Rim, Ultima Subsector [A]
Solomani Rim, Ultima Subsector [A], Azun [0809]
Azun Golden Age J. Andrew Keith with Marc Miller 15 36-43
Solomani Rim, Harlequin Subsector [D]
Map/Subsector: Harlequin2 Golden Age 12 9
UWPs/Subsector: Harlequin2 Golden Age 12 8
Solomani Rim, Harlequin Subsector [D], Champa [3109]
Champa Interstellar Starport Golden Age Loren Wiseman 7 6-12
  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.
  2. A preview of TRAVELLER SUPPLEMENT 10: THE SOLOMANI RIM (GDW, 1982).

⌛ Background: Historic

Title System Era Author # Pgs
Misc
Prologue: Adventures in The Imperium's Past Various Loren Wiseman 20 33-35
Third Imperium, Misc
Emperors of the 3rd Imperium Golden Age Marc Miller & Frank Chadwick 4 8-11
Third Imperium, Misc, Traveller News Service
Traveller News Service [Regina: 1105] Golden Age 2 4
Traveller News Service [Regina: 1105] Golden Age 3 5
Traveller News Service [Regina: 1105] Golden Age 4 4
Traveller News Service [Regina: 1106] Golden Age 5 5
Traveller News Service [Regina: 1106] Golden Age 6 5
Traveller News Service [Various: 1107] Golden Age 7 5
Traveller News Service [Regina: 1107] Golden Age 8 5
Traveller News Service [Fifth Frontier War Begins: 1107] Golden Age 9 6-7
Psishield Helmets Set New Fashion Trend Golden Age William Keith Jr. 9 30
Traveller News Service [Fifth Frontier War: 1107] Golden Age 10 5
Traveller News Service [Fifth Frontier War: 1107] Golden Age 11 5
Traveller News Service [Fifth Frontier War: 1107-1108] Golden Age 12 5
Traveller News Service [Fifth Frontier War: 1108] Golden Age 13 5
Traveller News Service [Spinward Marches: 1108] Golden Age 14 5
Traveller News Service [Fifth Frontier War: 1108-1109] Golden Age 15 5
Traveller News Service [Fifth Frontier War: 1109] Golden Age 16 5
Traveller News Service [Fifth Frontier War: 1109] Golden Age 17 4
Traveller News Service [Fifth Frontier War: 1109] Golden Age 18 5
Traveller News Service Revisited1 Golden Age 19 27-32
Traveller News Service [Fifth Frontier War: 1109-1110] Golden Age 19 5
Traveller News Service [Fifth Frontier War Ends: 1110] Golden Age 20 5
Traveller News Service [Rhylanor: 1110] Golden Age 21 5
Traveller News Service [Various: 1110-1111] Golden Age 22 5
Traveller News Service [Regina & Chronor: 1111] Golden Age 23 5
Traveller News Service [Regina: 1111] Golden Age 24 4
Third Imperium, Fifth Frontier War
Epithets for the Fifth Frontier War Golden Age Marc Miller 9 27
  1. A Reprint of TNS from JTAS #10-18.

🖊️ Campaign Design

Title System Era Author # Pgs
Misc
Prologue: Adventures in The Imperium's Past Various Loren Wiseman 20 33-35
Real Time Traveller Steven Sowards 13 29-30
Travelling without a Starship J. Andrew Keith 18 32-35
Adventures
Adventures in Traveller: Exploration J. Andrew Keith 18 45-48
Adventures in Traveller: Trade and Commerce Traveller 1e Golden Age J. Andrew Keith 20 20-23+
Adventures in Traveller: Wilderness Situations J. Andrew Keith 6-10
Encounters
Chasm Terrain Traveller 1e 2 28-29
Systems
Space Habitats Traveller 1e Chris Struble 23 37-41
Worlds
Exotic Atmospheres [UWP: Atmosphere] Traveller 1e J. Andrew Keith 17 17-32
High Justice [UWP: Law] Traveller 1e Golden Age Terry McInnes 14 19-22
A Referee's Guide to Planet-Building William H. Jr. & J. Andrew Keith 10 16-22
A Referee's Guide to Planet-Building, Part Two J. Andrew Keith 11 37-42
Temperature in Traveller Traveller 1e J. Andrew Keith 20 14-19+
Troops in the Fifth Frontier War FFW Golden Age Marc Miller 10 24-26
Worlds, Maps
Maps of the Moons and Planets Marc Miller 8 8-9
Planetary Maps Chris Struble 22 16-17+
World Maps for Traveller Bobby Bryant 16 6-8

🛠️ Equipment: Misc

Title System Era Author # Pgs
Clothing, Vacc Suits
Vacc Suits Traveller 1e John W. Colbert 9 47-52
The Ship's Locker: Vacc Suits [TL14+] Donald Dumitru & James Miles 23 45-46
Computers, Misc, Programming
Computer Programming Traveller 1e Marc Miller 1 7-8
Computers
Computer Implants Traveller 1e J. Andrew Keith 22 9-12+
Criminal
The Ship's Locker: Locks Traveller 1e David Bryant 18 11-12
Cybernetics
Computer Implants Traveller 1e J. Andrew Keith 22 9-12+
Environmental
Exotic Atmospheres: Equipment Traveller 1e J. Andrew Keith 17 28-29
The Ship's Locker: Cold Weather Situations Traveller 1e 1 15
The Ship's Locker: Hostile Environment Kit Traveller 1e 5 31
The Ship's Locker: Model 317 Pressurized Shelter Traveller 1e Marc Miller 6 35-36
The Ship's Locker: Underwater Activities Traveller 1e 2 7
Finances
The Ship's Locker: The Credit Card Traveller 1e Golden Age Leroy Guatney 24 12-13
Medical
Bandage Traveller 1e Jim Henley 9 45-46
Psionics
Psionic Shield Traveller 1e Golden Age William Keith Jr. 9 30-31
Sensors
The Ship's Locker: Image Converter Traveller 1e 17 16
The Ship's Locker: Remote Piloted Reconnaissance Unit Traveller 1e Anders Blixt 24 13-15
Tools
The Ship's Locker: Locks Traveller 1e David Bryant 18 11-12
The Ship's Locker: Torches & Welding Equipment Traveller 1e J. Andrew Keith 13 42-43

🤖 Equipment: Artificial Life

Title System Era Author # Pgs
Robots, Misc
Ref's Notes: Robots Traveller 1e Golden Age 2 10-11+
Robots, Misc, Construction
Ref's Notes: Robots II Traveller 1e 3 6-11
Robots, Misc, Programming
Robots III Traveller 1e Loren Wiseman 4 6-11
Robots, Designs
Sample Robots Traveller 1e Loren Wiseman 5 15

⚔️ Equipment: Combat

Title System Era Author # Pgs
Armors
Advanced Power Battle Armor Traveller 1e Bob Barger 3 23
Explosives
The Ship's Locker: TDX 1 14
Weapons, Misc
Charged Particle Accelerator Weapons David Emigh 13 6-8
From the Management [on Weapons] Marc Miller with Loren Wiseman 4 2-3
Weapons, Non-Lethal
The Ship's Locker: Non-Lethal Weapons & Ammo Traveller 1e Mike Metlay 23 46-48
Weapons, Ranged, Missiles & Rockets
The Ship's Locker: Assault Rocket Launcher Traveller 1e 17 14-15
Weapons, Ranged, Slugthrowers
4mm Gauss Pistol Traveller 1e Terry McInnes 13 43
The Ship's Locker: Heavy Machinegun Traveller 1e Terry McInnes 9 44-45

🛰️ Equipment: Infrastructure

Title System Era Author # Pgs
Space Stations
Space Habitats Traveller 1e Chris Struble 23 37-41

🚀 Equipment: Transport

Title System Era Author # Pgs
Air Vehicles
Airstrike! Traveller 1e Terry McInnes 17 33-38
The Atmospheric Re-entry Kit Traveller 1e John Colbert 11 16-21
The Ship's Locker: Airship Traveller 1e 2 6
ATVs
The Ship's Locker: ATV Traveller 1e 3 28-29
The Ship's Locker: GAATV & Submersible Traveller 1e John M. Ford 12 28-29
Ground Vehicles
The Ship's Locker: Light APC Traveller 1e Loren Wiseman 14 29
The Ship's Locker: Light Patrol Vehicle Traveller 1e Loren Wiseman 14 28
Personal Vehicles
The Atmospheric Re-entry Kit Traveller 1e John Colbert 11 16-21
Parachutes Traveller 1e J. Andrew Keith ["JM"]l 19 22-25
Starships, Misc, Construction
High Guard, Part I1 Traveller 1e 6 15-26
Suggestions for High Guard and TCS Campaigns Traveller 1e Leroy Guatney 24 24-33+
Starships, Misc, Malfunction
Starship Malfunctions Traveller 1e Loren Wiseman & Marc Miller 15 16-19
Starships, Accessories
The Atmospheric Re-entry Kit Traveller 1e John Colbert 11 16-21
The Ship's Locker: Rescue Ball Traveller 1e 5 30-31
The Ship's Locker: Skyvan John M. Ford 14 29-30
Starships, Components, Weapons
Charged Particle Accelerator Weapons David Emigh 13 6-8
Missiles in Traveller Traveller 1e Marc Miller 21 17-32
Spinal Mounts Revisited Traveller 1e Jim Cumber 20 40-45
'Til They Glow in the Dark Traveller 1e Jim Cumber 22 6-8+
Starships, Designs, Imperium
Broadsword Class Mercenary Cruisers [C: 400T] Traveller 1e Marc Miller 8 24-37
Gazelle Class Close Escort Vessels [E: 400T] Traveller 1e Marc Miller 4 14-21
Serpent Class Scout Ships [SB: 100T] Traveller 1e 2 8-9
Starships, Designs, Imperium, Smallcraft
The Ship's Locker: Lifeboats [20T] Traveller 1e 5 30-31
LSP Modular Cutter [50T] Traveller 1e Marc Miller 5 6-9
Starships, Squadrons
TCS Squadron Design Traveller 1e Kevin Connolly 14 9-10+
TCS Squadron Design II Traveller 1e Kevin Connolly 15 31-35
Trillion Credit Squadron Winners Traveller 1e 10 38-39
Starships, Types
SDB John Lewis 9 32-33
  1. Material that originally appeared in the second edition of HIGH GUARD (GDW, 1980), representing changes from the first edition (GDW, 1979).

⬆️ Meta

Title System Era Author # Pgs
Commentary
Where No Woman Has Gone Before Debbie Fulton 14 23-24
Contest
Traveller Character Identification Contest Results 1 6
Editorial
From the Management Loren Wiseman 1 2-3
From the Management Loren Wiseman 2 2-3
From the Management Loren Wiseman 3 2-3
From the Management Marc Miller with Loren Wiseman 4 2-3
From the Management Loren Wiseman 5 2-3
From the Management Loren Wiseman 6 2-3
From the Management Loren Wiseman 7 2-3
From the Management Loren Wiseman 8 2-3
From the Management Loren Wiseman 9 2-3
From the Management Loren Wiseman 10 2-3
From the Management Striker 1e Loren Wiseman 11 2-3
From the Management Loren Wiseman 12 2-3
From the Management Frank Chadwick with Loren Wiseman 13 2-3
From the Management Loren Wiseman 14 2-3
From the Management Loren Wiseman 15 2-3
From the Management Loren Wiseman 16 2-3+
From the Management Loren Wiseman 17 2-3
From the Management Loren Wiseman 18 2-3
From the Management Loren Wiseman 19 2-3
From the Management Loren Wiseman 20 2-3
From the Management Loren Wiseman 21 2-3
From the Management Loren Wiseman 22 2-3
From the Management Loren Wiseman 23 2-3
From the Management Loren Wiseman 24 2-3
Index, Magazine
A Traveller Bibliography 8 38-40
Index, Products
Play-Aids for Traveller 7 40
News, Company
From the Management [on History] Loren Wiseman 19 2-3
Workshop News 13 44
Workshop News 14 48
Workshop News 15 48
Workshop News 16 48
Workshop News 17 48
Tournament
Trillion Credit Squadron Winners Traveller 1e 10 38-39

🗣️ NPCs

Title System Era Author # Pgs
Misc, Advice
The Care and Feeding of NPCs J. Andrew Keith 9 22-26
Careers, Archeologist
Dev Landrel Traveller 1e Golden Age J. Andrew & William H. Keith Jr. 12 37-39
Careers, Journalist
Enli Iddukagan Traveller 1e Golden Age J. Andrew Keith 22 46-48
Careers, Merchant Prince
Finger Traveller 1e Golden Age John M. Ford 14 6-8
Ramon SanYarvo Traveller 1e Golden Age J. Andrew Keith 15 11-12
Careers, Military, Navy
Gunnar Haelvedssen Traveller 1e Golden Age J. Andrew Keith 13 24-26
Careers, Military, Navy
Gamaagin Kaashukiin Traveller 1e Golden Age J. Andrew Keith [KD] 20 26-27+
Careers, Noble
Glorinna Firella1 Traveller 1e Golden Age J. Andrew Keith 11 46-48
Careers, Pilot
Ramon SanYarvo Traveller 1e Golden Age J. Andrew Keith 15 11-12
Careers, Politician
Mother Shom Golden Age Terry McInnes 19 47-48
Careers, Rogue
Fast "Johnny" McRae Traveller 1e Golden Age J. Andrew Keith & Tim Kokkelenberg 16 46-47
Mother Shom Golden Age Terry McInnes 19 47-48
Simone Garibaldi Traveller 1e Golden Age J. Andrew Keith 18 6-7
Careers, Scientist
Dev Landrel Traveller 1e Golden Age J. Andrew & William H. Keith Jr. 12 37-39
Simone Garibaldi Traveller 1e Golden Age J. Andrew Keith 18 6-7
Geographic, Imperium, Deneb, Spinward Marches
Gamaagin Kaashukiin Traveller 1e Golden Age J. Andrew Keith [KD] 20 26-27+
  1. From the "Coup D'etat" Amber Zone in JTAS #10 (GDW, 1981).

📜 Rules

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Title System Era Author # Pgs
Misc, Official Errata, Book 6: Scouts
Scouts Errata Traveller 1e 19 35
Activities, Downtime
R&R Traveller 1e Golden Age Terry McInnes 7 34-35+
Activities, Gathering Information
Data File: Information Sources Traveller 1e Golden Age Phil Masters 24 18-23
Character Creation, Careers, Misc
Character Generation System Creation Traveller 1e Marc Miller 15 27-30
Populating the Traveller Universe Traveller 1e Golden Age Steven Sowards 18 22-23
What are the Odds? Traveller 1e William Stoddard 23 22-26
Character Creation, Careers, Advanced, High Guard1
Poltroonery, Courts Martial, and the Imperial Code of Conduct Traveller 1e Golden Age Bob Bodine 10 31-32
Character Creation, Careers, Advanced, Mercenary2
Mercenary Character Generation Procedure Outline3 Traveller 1e Chuck Kallenback II 3 30-31
Military Academy Traveller 1e Golden Age Terry McInnes 10 28-29
Poltroonery, Courts Martial, and the Imperial Code of Conduct Traveller 1e Golden Age Bob Bodine 10 31-32
Character Creation, Careers, Advanced, Merchant Prince4
Merchant Prince Traveller 1e Golden Age J. Andrew & William H. Keith Jr. 12 17-32
Character Creation, Careers, Advanced, Schools
The Imperial Academy of Science and Medicine Traveller 1e Golden Age Jeffrey Groteboer 22 18-23
The Imperial Academy of Science and Medicine [Missing DMs] Traveller 1e Golden Age Jeffrey Groteboer 23 11
Military Academy Traveller 1e Golden Age Terry McInnes 10 28-29
Character Creation, Careers, Basic
Contact: The Irklan Traveller 1e Golden Age J. Andrew Keith [KD] 23 15-21
Skyport Authority Traveller 1e Golden Age John M. Ford 20 25, 36
From the Management [Skyport Authority Errata] Traveller 1e Golden Age John M. Ford 21 2-3
Combat, Misc
Ready-Made Chrome for Traveller campaigns Traveller 1e Don Hawthorne 18 20-21+8
Combat, Air
Airstrike! Traveller 1e Terry McInnes 17 33-38
Combat, Melee
Suggestions for Martial Arts Combat Traveller 1e Bob Liebman 19 43-46
Combat, Miniatures
Merging the Striker and Traveller Combat Systems Striker 1e
Traveller 1e
Michael Wharton 16 43-45
Striking It Rich Striker 1e
Traveller 1e
J. Andrew Keith 12 46-48
Combat, Starships
High Guard, Part II2 Traveller 1e 7 17-24
High Guard, Part III5 Traveller 1e 8 19-22
High Guard: Optional Rules6 Traveller 1e Stefan Jones 14 25-27
Seastrike — Underwater Combat in Traveller Traveller 1e Marcus Rowland 22 31-35
Environment, Cold
The Ship's Locker: Cold Weather Situations Traveller 1e 1 15
Environment, Underwater
The Ship's Locker: Underwater Activities Traveller 1e 2 7
Finances
High Finance Traveller 1e Golden Age Terry McInnes 13 44-47
Traveller Stock Exchange Traveller 1e Golden Age Stan Mullins 6 30-31
Finances, Loans
Giving the Bank a Fighting Chance Traveller 1e Golden Age Jolly Blackburn 16 24-27
Medical
Medical Treatment for Traveller Traveller 1e Terry McInnes & Marc Desmond 11 22-26
Plague: Disease and Treatment in Traveller Traveller 1e Terry McInnes 13 33-36
Mining
Mining the Asteroids Traveller 1e Marc Miller 3 14-22
Programming
Computer Programming Traveller 1e Marc Miller 1 7-8
Robots III Traveller 1e Loren Wiseman 3 6-11
Psionics
Special Psionic Powers Traveller 1e John Morrison 5 25-27
Skills
Animal Handling Skills Traveller 1e Phil Masters 19 18-21
Computer Programming Traveller 1e Marc Miller 1 7-8
Ref's Notes: Jack of All Trades Traveller 1e Don Hawthorne 18 31
Suggestions for Martial Arts Combat Traveller 1e Bob Liebman 19 43-46
Space Travel
From Port to Jump-point Traveller 1e Golden Age Leroy W. Guatney 22 24-30
Jumpspace Marc Miller 24 34-38
Trade
Preparing a Commercial Traveller's Atlas Traveller 1e Golden Age Steven Sowards 20 46-48
Speculation without a Starship Traveller 1e Loren Wiseman 5 34-36
Trade and Commerce Traveller 1e Frank Chadwick 4 5-7
Trade, Cargoes
Small Cargoes [Aslan] Traveller 1e Golden Age J. Andrew Keith ["JM"] 20 37-38
Small Cargoes and Special Handling Traveller 1e J. Andrew Keith ["JM"] 18 40-44
  1. BOOK 5: HIGH GUARD (GDW, 1979) covers naval careers.
  2. BOOK 4: MERCENARY (GDW, 1978) covers the Army and Marines careers.
  3. An outline of character creation rules in BOOK 4: MERCENARY (GDW, 1978).
  4. This was the first incarnation of an advanced merchant career, prior to the publication of BOOK 7: MERCHANT PRINCE (GDW, 1984).
  5. Material that originally appeared in the second edition of HIGH GUARD (GDW, 1980), representing changes from the first edition (GDW, 1979).
  6. Supplementing the rules in BOOK 5: HIGH GUARD (GDW, 1979).

Appendix I: Traveller Wargames

⚡ Azhanti High Lightning

Title System Era Author # Pgs
Equipment, Combat
Archaic Missile Weapons Azhanti Frank Chadwick 11 44-45
Previews
From the Management [on AHL] Azhanti Golden Age Mark W. Miller with Loren Wiseman 3 2-3

🎖️ Fifth Frontier War

Title System Era Author # Pgs
Combat, Misc, Troops
Troops in the Fifth Frontier War FFW Golden Age Marc Miller 10 24-26

☀️ Imperium

Title System Era Author # Pgs
Combat, Ground
Ground Combat Module Imperium 1e Interstellar Wars Roberto Camino 5 16-24
Rules, Emissaries
Diplomacy in Imperium Imperium 1e Interstellar Wars Roberto Camino 1 9-11

🪖 Striker

Title System Era Author # Pgs
Misc, Introduction
From the Management [on Striker] Striker 1e Loren Wiseman 11 22-3
Striking It Rich Striker 1e
Traveller 1e
J. Andrew Keith 12 46-48
Adventures, Misc
Hunting Bugs1 Striker 1e J. Andrew Keith ["JM"] 17 40-43
Striker Variant: "Foxhound" Striker 1e J.D. Webster 14 44-47
Advice, Players
Striker Weapons Systems Analysis Striker 1e Steve Drevik 21 6-8
Equipment, Combat
Archaic Missile Weapons Striker 1e Frank Chadwick 11 44-45
Striker Expanded Nuclear Warheads List Striker 1e Jim Cumber 23 11
'Til They Glow in the Dark Striker 1e Jim Cumber 22 6-8+
Equipment, Transport
Civilian Striker Vehicles Striker 1e J. Andrew Keith 14 31-34
Rules, Misc, Official Errata
Striker Errata Striker 1e 12 40
Rules, Combat
Merging the Striker and Traveller Combat Systems Striker 1e Michael Wharton 16 43-45
  1. Conversion notes for DOUBLE ADVENTURE 5: HORDE (GDW, 1981)

Appendix II: Other GDW Wargames

⛏️ Belter

Title System Era Author # Pgs
Rules, Misc
Fleshing Out the Belt Belter Robert Camino 6 6-9

🪐🪐 Double Star

Title System Era Author # Pgs
Adventures, Scenarios
Centennial Double Star Robert Camino 3 12-13

Covers