21 December 2011

CT CD surprises

Due to a mix-up, the first time I tried to order the classic Traveller CD-ROM from Far Future, I got the Traveller5 CD instead. During FFE’s December sale this year, I ordered it again. No mix-up this time. Looking through it, I found a few of unexpected surprises.

Firstly, it’s got earlier printings of some books including the 1977 versions of Books 1–3. I’d read about some of the differences therein, but this is the first time I got a look at them myself. Most interesting to me is the “Jump Routes” table from the 1977 Book 3, which was omitted in later versions of the game.

The next surprise was a classic Traveller errata compendium.

And the last surprise—so far: Special Supplement 4, Lost Rules of Traveller. The blurb on the back describes it thusly:

This special supplement examines and interpolates various Lost Rules tucked away and forgotten in various Traveller® sources, and was produced to complement the Classic Traveller Reprints from Far Future Enterprises.

It is really great that Marc has been making all this GDW stuff, as well as stuff produced by other companies under license from GDW, available.

4 comments:

KenHR said...

Cool news, thanks for the heads-up. I should look into upgrading my CD-R.

Matthew James Stanham said...

Very nice, indeed!

Dr Rotwang! said...

Whoa! I bought that a few years ago, and I don't think mine has the Errata and the Lost Rules! What the hey-ho?!

Robert Fisher said...

It looks like Far Future has some kind of update available for people who bought earlier versions of the CD.