Traveller Release Schedule/New Books

MongooseMatt

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Please note that release dates listed here are expected PDF releases and pre-order dates - printed editions will likely appear 3-4 months later. Though we will be updating this particular post rather than appending more, you are welcome to make comments and ask questions in this thread!

July
High Guard Update 2022:
A new revision for High Guard appears, with many tweaks and changes suggested by all of you, along with the new format and high grade art throughout.

High Guard Update 2022 Collector's Edition: A faux-leather bound version of the new High Guard that will sit just perfectly alongside the Collector's Edition of the 2022 Core Rulebook!

August
Aliens of Charted Space Volume 3:
This series starts exploring the Minor Races with this volume, starting with the Darrians, Geonee, Bwaps, Dolphins and Orca (seriously, you want at least one Orca in every Traveller group...).

Marches Adventure 3: Search and Rescue: The Travellers receive a GK signal. A ship is in distress, somewhere in a Red Zone. Investigating, they find it is down on the interdicted planet itself. The ship is crippled, its occupants in mortal danger, and the Travellers must act fast to save them.

September
Bayern:
A full campaign for 2300AD, completely reimagined and rewritten from the classic tale of past editions. With four books and a huge poster map, it is so big it needs to be a box set!

Marches Adventure 4: Artemis Wept: The Travellers escort a group of rare animals to a conservation project on Pyramus. Their task requires they observe the animals and assist staff for a period, during which they must deal with a series of crises. They have the option to just walk away, but the animals of the project do not. If the Travellers make the right choices they have a chance to save a critically endangered species.

October
Mysteries of the Ancients:
The start of an effort to turn Secrets of the Ancients into a mighty trilogy, Mysteries of the Ancients is a prequel to the epic campaign, taking the Travellers to places veterans will recognise, including Research Station Gamma and Twilight's Peak, and many new locations too...

Tools for Frontier Living: A hefty tome, this is the main equipment guide for 2300AD - think of it as the equivalent of the Central Supply Catalogue.

November
Central Supply Catalogue Update 2022:
A new revision for the Central Supply Catalogue, with many tweaks, changes and additions suggested by Travellers, along with the new 2022 layout and high grade art throughout.

Central Supply Catalogue Update 2022 Collector's Edition: A faux-leather bound version of the new Central Supply Catalogue that will sit just perfectly alongside the Collector's Editions of the 2022 Core Rulebook and High Guard!

The Order of Prometheus: A complete campaign set in Solomani space, The Travellers stumble on evidence that someone is tampering with nature a little too much. A laboratory accident has cost the lives of the researchers, but where are the others of their team? The investigation takes the Travellers from the harsh world of Wasat, with its unusual starport, to logging camps and country estates. They will experience adventures aboard an atomic train and an awkward lunch with the notorious agents of SolSec.

Vehicles of the Frontier: A whole range of vehicles, specifically built or adapted for life and work among the colonies. Also includes many alien vehicles too!

December
The Trailing Frontier:
The next big sector book - this time, we cover Ley and Gateway...

And on Into 2023!
No precise release date set for these yet, but work on them has already begun:

Aliens of Charted Space Volume 4
Pioneer
2300AD: Invasion
Singularity
Wrath of the Ancients
2300AD: Building the Frontier
World Builder's Handbook

As noted before, everything is subject to change and rescheduling, but all the titles above have either already been written and are undergoing layout, or are in some stage of writing!
 
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nats

Banded Mongoose
Wow! Have to say, now that I know what these books are, Invasive Species, Eneri's cantina, and Robot Handbook all look especially interesting. Thank you so much for taking the time to write these descriptions!
 

MongooseMatt

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nats said:
Wow! Have to say, now that I know what these books are, Invasive Species, Eneri's cantina, and Robot Handbook all look especially interesting. Thank you so much for taking the time to write these descriptions!

Keep coming back, I am aiming to update this regularly :)
 

Dox

Mongoose
A very nice program. Any news about the French version of Traveller that we have been waiting for for many years now?
 

MongooseMatt

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Dox said:
A very nice program. Any news about the French version of Traveller that we have been waiting for for many years now?

We have it translated. Unfortunately that translation is in a format that is extremely difficult to work with meaning it will take an incredibly long time to do - regretfully, we simply do not have that time at the moment. We are sympathetic - we have a French national on the full-time staff, but it is just not possible at the moment. :(
 

Dox

Mongoose
It's a shame. Anyway, thanks for the quick answer. This excellent game needs a French translation. :)
 

MongooseMatt

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Libris said:
Is 2300 still on for a July PDF release or do we have to wait for the boxed set?

Sandrine has just told me that the ship section is slowing her down, but currently on course!
 

qstor

Mongoose
are you guys doing to do a Starship book? I'd like to see other edition ships and MGT 1e ships for MGT 2e?
 
Forgive me for projecting ahead even further than this nicely extensive list, but... After the Third Imperium, which empires are intended, however vaguely, to get their own expansion books (assuming all goes well?)

The Zhodani Consulate, I imagine, seeing as you have a Fifth Frontier War line in the works; this would make sense as a sort of companion?

The Hive Federation, to get some more on Ithklur, Gurvin, Za'tchak, Federation Humans, and Hiver's Friends and Relations (to borrow from Milne)?

The Two Thousand Worlds, with Girug'kagh and other lackeys?

The Julian Protectorate? That would be fun. Big, but not *incredibly* extensive; Lots of distinct states and polities for very varied adventures/campaigns, but enough common ground to make them all familiar enough that nothing throws players off; any number of reasons for cooperation and conflict; humans and Vargr with the Hhkar for some alien colour; the Imperium as the foreign great power looked at warily; lots of potential, I imagine...
 

NOLATrav

Banded Mongoose
G'Naakbusters said:
The Julian Protectorate? That would be fun. Big, but not *incredibly* extensive; Lots of distinct states and polities for very varied adventures/campaigns, but enough common ground to make them all familiar enough that nothing throws players off; any number of reasons for cooperation and conflict; humans and Vargr with the Hhkar for some alien colour; the Imperium as the foreign great power looked at warily; lots of potential, I imagine...

Oh man huge +1 for the Julian Protectorate. Absolutely love that area of space. If the Drinax series weren’t so good at opening up and fleshing out the Trojan Reach I’d have never left :lol:
 

NOLATrav

Banded Mongoose
paltrysum said:
What would you put higher priority on?

Me personally, there’s the Aliens volume, Trojan Reach volume, Drinax and all its material, the High Guard supplement, the upcoming Glorious Empire, not to mention the 1e material... I’d say the Aslan have received quite a bit of love.

So yeah, the Julian Protectorate for sure.

In addition to what G’Naakbusters has laid out above, I find it interesting astrographically, wedged between the trailing Vargr Enclaves and the Imperium, on the edge of the huge gulf of Star’s End... And I’ve seen some interesting history with Imperial emperors having tough choices to make in the area, from the Protectorate to Gateway.

People often complain that Charted space is fully explored and there’s no borders but the handful little states in the Protectorate (and rim ward into Gateway) makes that border really porous and Star’s End could be a great place for exploration without the huge commitment of the Deepnight series.
 

QuinZ33

Mongoose
Really looking forward to Deepnight Revelation: Expeditions. My players aren't really abstracting any of their transits, so I need as much content as I can get my hands on to fill the space.
 

ajevans

Mongoose
Some great releases coming up, particularly looking forward to the Third Imperium book.

I usually wait to buy the books from retail - help my local shops and all that - do you know what's the likely lag from the print dates above and release to retail?
 

MongooseMatt

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ajevans said:
I usually wait to buy the books from retail - help my local shops and all that - do you know what's the likely lag from the print dates above and release to retail?

Due to the virus, it is currently running at 3-4 months :(
 
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