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Sword Worlds Canon and Apocrypha

Information about the Sword Worlds from various published Traveller® sources (in order of original publication).

Campaign milieu abbreviations: CT = Classic Traveller (Imperium); GT = GURPS Traveller (alternate Imperium); MGT = Mongoose Traveller (Imperium); MT = MegaTraveller (Rebellion); TNE = Traveller: The New Era (post-Imperium, includes Traveller: 1248 milieu)


Image - Traveller Book 1: Characters and Combat

B01: Book 1: Characters and Combat, Game Designers' Workshop, 1977, 1st edition; 1981, 2nd edition, (cover image served by RPG.net), CT (AAB entry; hoard).

Image - Traveller Book 2: Starships

B02: Book 2: Starships, Game Designers' Workshop, 1977, 1st edition; 1981, 2nd edition, (cover image served by RPG.net), CT (AAB entry; hoard).

Image - Traveller Book 3: Worlds and Adventures

B03: Book 3: Worlds and Adventures, Game Designers' Workshop, 1977, 1st edition; 1981, 2nd edition, (cover image served by RPG.net), CT (AAB entry; hoard).

Image - Traveller Supplement 1: 1001 Characters

S01: Supplement 1: 1001 Characters, Game Designers' Workshop #303, 1978, (cover image served by RPG.net), CT (AAB entry; hoard).

Image - Traveller Book 4: Mercenary

B04: Book 4: Mercenary, 1978; Game Designers' Workshop #304 (cover image served by RPG.net), CT (AAB entry; hoard).

Image - Traveller Supplement 2: Animal Encounters

S02: Supplement 2: Animal Encounters, Game Designers' Workshop #305, 1979, (cover image served by RPG.net), CT (AAB entry; hoard).

Image - Traveller Adventure 1: Kinunir

A01: Supplement Adventure 1: Kinunir, Game Designers' Workshop #306, 1979, (cover image served by RPG.net), CT (AAB entry; hoard).

Image - Traveller Adventure 1: Kinunir

G02: Game 2: Snapshot, Game Designers' Workshop #307, 1979, (cover image served by RPG.net), CT (AAB entry).

Image - Traveller Book 5: High Guard

B05: Book 5: High Guard, 1979, 1st edition; Game Designers' Workshop #308, 1980, 2nd edition, (cover image served by RPG.net), CT (AAB entry; hoard).

Image - Traveller Supplement 3: The Spinward Marches

S03: Supplement 3: The Spinward Marches, Game Designers' Workshop #309, 1979, (cover image served by RPG.net), CT (AAB entry; hoard).

Image - Traveller Supplement 4: Citizens of the Imperium

S04: Supplement 4: Citizens of the Imperium, Game Designers' Workshop #310, 1979, (cover image served by RPG.net), CT (AAB entry; hoard).

Image - Journal of the Travellers' Aid Society, No. 1

J01: Journal of the Travellers' Aid Society, No. 1, Game Designers' Workshop, 1979, (cover image served by RPG.net), CT (AAB entry; hoard).

Image - Journal of the Travellers' Aid Society, No. 2

J02: Journal of the Travellers' Aid Society, No. 2, Game Designers' Workshop, 1979, (cover image served by RPG.net), CT (AAB entry; hoard).

Image - Journal of the Travellers' Aid Society, No. 3

J03: Journal of the Travellers' Aid Society, No. 3, Game Designers' Workshop, 1979, (cover image served by RPG.net), CT (AAB entry; hoard).

Image - Traveller Supplement 7: Traders and Gunboats

S07: Supplement 7: Traders and Gunboats, Game Designers' Workshop #318, 1980, (cover image served by RPG.net), CT (AAB entry; hoard).

Image - Traveller Supplement 8: Library Data (A-M)

S08: Supplement 8: Library Data (A-M), Game Designers' Workshop #320, 1980, (cover image served by RPG.net), CT (AAB entry; hoard).


J04: Journal of the Travellers' Aid Society, No. 4, Game Designers' Workshop, 1980, CT (AAB entry; hoard).

J05: Journal of the Travellers' Aid Society, No. 5, Game Designers' Workshop, 1980, CT (AAB entry; hoard).

J06: Journal of the Travellers' Aid Society, No. 6, Game Designers' Workshop, 1980, CT (AAB entry; hoard).

Image - Traveller Supplement 9: Fighting Ships

S09: Supplement 9: Fighting Ships, Game Designers' Workshop #324, 1981, (cover image served by RPG.net), CT (AAB entry; hoard).

Image - Journal of the Travellers' Aid Society #9

J09: Journal of the Travellers' Aid Society #9, Game Designers' Workshop, 1981, cover illustration by William H. Keith, Jr. (served by Traveller Bibliography - Archive), CT (AAB entry; hoard).

Image - Fifth Frontier War: Battle for the Spinward Marches

G04: Fifth Frontier War: Battle for the Spinward Marches, Game Designers' Workshop, 1981, box cover illustration by Richard Flory (served by BoardGameGeek), CT (AAB entry; hoard).

Image - Fleetwatch

MA-F: Fleetwatch, Marischal Adventures, 1981, cover illustration by William H. Keith, Jr. (served by RPGGeek), CT (AAB entry; hoard).

Image - Adventure 0: The Imperial Fringe

A00: Adventure 0: Introductory Adventure: The Imperial Fringe, Game Designers' Workshop, 1982, (cover image served by RPGGeek), CT (AAB entry; hoard).

Image - Adventure 7: Broadsword

A07: Adventure 7: Broadsword, Game Designers' Workshop #326, 1982, (cover image served by RPG.net), CT (AAB entry; hoard).

Image - The Traveller Book

TB: The Traveller Book, Game Designers' Workshop #201, 1982, cover illustration by William H. Keith, Jr. (served by RPG.net), CT (AAB entry; hoard).

Image - Supplement 11: Library Data (N-Z)

S11: Supplement 11: Library Data (N-Z), Game Designers' Workshop #332, 1982, (cover image served by RPG.net), CT (AAB entry; hoard).

Image - Journal of the Travellers' Aid Society #12

J12: Journal of the Travellers' Aid Society, No. 12, Game Designers' Workshop, 1982, cover illustration by Bill Hoopes (served by Traveller Bibliography - Archive), CT (AAB entry; hoard).

Image - Journal of the Travellers' Aid Society #14

J14: Journal of the Travellers' Aid Society, No. 14, Game Designers' Workshop, 1982, cover illustration by William H. Keith, Jr. (served by Traveller Bibliography - Archive), CT (AAB entry; hoard).

Image - Adventure Class Ships, Volume I

ACS1: Adventure Class Ships, Volume I, FASA, 1982, box cover illustration by William H. Keith, Jr. (served by RPG.net), CT (AAB entry; hoard).

Image - Adventure Class Ships, Volume II

ACS2: Adventure Class Ships, Volume II, FASA, 1982, box cover illustration by William H. Keith, Jr. (served by RPG.net), CT (AAB entry; hoard).

Image - Faldor: World of Adventure

CP1: Faldor: World of Adventure, Cargonaut Press, 1982, cover illustration by William H. Keith, Jr. (served by RPGGeek), CT (AAB entry; hoard).

Image - Traveller Book 6: Scouts

B06: Book 6: Scouts, Game Designers' Workshop #337, 1983, (cover image served by RPG.net), CT (AAB entry; hoard).

Image - Tarsus: World Beyond the Frontier

M1: Tarsus: World Beyond the Frontier (M1A: World Data Reference Book; M1B: Maps, Scenario Sheets and Character Cards), Game Designers' Workshop #252, 1983, box cover illustration by David R. Deitrick (served by Black Gate), CT (AAB entry; hoard).

Image - Beltstrike: Riches and Danger in the Bowman Belt

M2: Beltstrike: Riches and Danger in the Bowman Belt (M2A: Bowman System Reference Book; M2B: Belter's Handbook; M2C: Map, Scenario Sheets and Character Cards), Game Designers' Workshop #253, 1983, box cover illustration by David R. Deitrick (served by RPG.net), CT (AAB entry; hoard).

Image - Journal of the Travellers' Aid Society #18

J18: Journal of the Travellers' Aid Society, No. 18, Game Designers' Workshop, 1983, cover illustration by William H. Keith, Jr. (served by Traveller Bibliography - Archive), CT (AAB entry; hoard).

Image - Adventure 10: Safari Ship

A10: Adventure 10: Safari Ship, Game Designers' Workshop #338, 1984, (cover image served by RPG.net), CT (AAB entry; hoard).

Image - Adventure 12: Secret of the Ancients

A12: Adventure 12: Secret of the Ancients, Game Designers' Workshop #340, 1984, (cover image served by RPG.net), CT (AAB entry; hoard).

Image - Journal of the Travellers' Aid Society #20

J20: Journal of the Travellers' Aid Society, No. 20, Game Designers' Workshop, 1984, cover illustration by William H. Keith, Jr. (served by Traveller Bibliography - Archive), CT (AAB entry; hoard).

Image - Traveller Book 7: Merchant Prince

B07: Book 7: Merchant Prince, Game Designers' Workshop #343, 1985, (cover image served by RPG.net), CT (AAB entry; hoard).

Image - Journal of the Travellers' Aid Society #22

J22: Journal of the Travellers' Aid Society #22, Game Designers' Workshop, 1985, cover illustration by Steve Venters (served by Traveller Bibliography - Archive), CT (AAB entry; hoard).

Image - Spinward Marches Campaign

M3: The Spinward Marches Campaign: Adventures in a War-Ravaged Sector, Game Designers' Workshop #261, 1985, cover illustration by Steve Venters (served by RPG.net), CT (AAB entry; hoard).

Image - Alien Module 6: Solomani - Self-Proclaimed Champions of Human Supremacy

AM06: Alien Module 6: Solomani - Self-Proclaimed Champions of Human Supremacy, Game Designers' Workshop #260, 1986, cover illustration by David Dietrick (served by RPG.net), CT (AAB entry; hoard).

Image - Grand Survey: Exploring and Detailing Worlds

GS: Grand Survey: Exploring and Detailing Worlds, Digest Group Publications, 1986, cover illustration by Joe D. Fugate, Sr. (served by RPG.net), CT (AAB entry; hoard).

Image - Alien Module 8: Darrians - The Secret of the Star Trigger

AM08: Alien Module 8: Darrians - The Secret of the Star Trigger, Game Designers' Workshop #264, 1987, cover illustration by David Dietrick (served by RPG.net), CT (AAB entry; hoard).

Image - Grand Census: Contacting and Detailing Cultures

GC: Grand Census: Contacting and Detailing Cultures, Digest Group Publications #863, 1987, cover illustration by Joe D. Fugate, Sr. (served by RPG.net), CT (AAB entry; hoard).

Image - MegaTraveller Players' Manual

MT1: MegaTraveller Players' Manual, Game Designers' Workshop #211, 1987, cover illustration by James Holloway (served by RPG.net), MT (AAB entry; hoard).

Image - MegaTraveller Referee's Manual

MT2: MegaTraveller Referee's Manual, Game Designers' Workshop #212, 1987, cover illustration by David Deitrick (served by RPG.net), MT (AAB entry; hoard).

Image - MegaTraveller Imperial Encyclopedia

MT3: MegaTraveller Imperial Encyclopedia, Game Designers' Workshop #213, 1987, cover illustration by Steve Venters (served by RPG.net), MT (AAB entry; hoard).

Image - MegaTraveller Rebellion Sourcebook

MT4: MegaTraveller Rebellion Sourcebook, Game Designers' Workshop #214, 1988, cover illustration by A.C. Farley (served by RPG.net), MT (AAB entry; hoard).

Image - MegaTraveller Referee's Companion

MT5: MegaTraveller Referee's Companion, Game Designers' Workshop #215, 1988, cover illustration by James Holloway (served by RPG.net), MT (AAB entry; hoard).

TD14: The Travellers' Digest #14, Digest Group Publications, 1988, MT (AAB entry; hoard).

Image - MegaTraveller World Builder's Handbook

WBH: MegaTraveller World Builder's Handbook, Digest Group Publications #875, 1989, cover illustration by A.C. Farley (served by RPG.net), MT (AAB entry; hoard).


TD16: The Travellers' Digest #16, Digest Group Publications, 1989, MT (AAB entry; hoard).

TD17: The Travellers' Digest #17, Digest Group Publications, 1989, MT (AAB entry; hoard).

Image - Knightfall: A MegaTraveller Adventure

MT8: Knightfall: A MegaTraveller Adventure, Game Designers' Workshop #219, 1990, cover illustration by Paul Alexander (served by RPG.net), MT (AAB entry; hoard).

Image - Challenge #44

C44: Challenge #44, Game Designers' Workshop, 1990, illustration by Dell Harris (served by RPG.net) , CT/MT (AAB entry; hoard).


TD18: The Travellers' Digest #18, Digest Group Publications, 1990, MT (AAB entry; hoard).

TD19: The Travellers' Digest #19, Digest Group Publications, 1990, MT (AAB entry; hoard).

TD20: The Travellers' Digest #20, Digest Group Publications, 1990, MT (AAB entry; hoard).

Image - MegaTraveller Journal #1

MTJ1: The MegaTraveller Journal #1, Digest Group Publications, 1991, cover illustration by Dell Harris (served by RPG.net), MT (AAB entry; hoard).

Image - MegaTraveller Journal #2

MTJ2: The MegaTraveller Journal #2, Digest Group Publications, 1991, cover illustration by Michael J. Vilardi (served by RPG.net), MT (AAB entry; hoard).

Image - MegaTraveller Journal #3

MTJ3: The MegaTraveller Journal #3, Digest Group Publications, 1992, cover illustration by Blair Reynolds (served by RPG.net), MT (AAB entry; hoard).

Image - MegaTraveller Journal #4

MTJ4: The MegaTraveller Journal #4, Digest Group Publications, 1993, cover illustration by William H. Keith, Jr. (served by RPG.net), MT (AAB entry; hoard).

Image - Traveller: The New Era

TNE: Traveller: The New Era, Game Designers' Workshop #300, 1993, cover illustration by John Zeleznik (served by RPG.net), TNE (AAB entry; hoard).

Image - Reformation Coalition Manual 1: Path of Tears - The Star Viking Sourcebook

SV1: Reformation Coalition Manual 1: Path of Tears - The Star Viking Sourcebook, Game Designers' Workshop #309, 1993, cover illustration by David Deitrick (served by RPG.net), TNE (AAB entry; hoard).

Image - Regency Manual 1: The Regency Sourcebook - Keepers of the Flame

RM1: Regency Manual 1: Keepers of the Flame - The Regency Sourcebook, Game Designers' Workshop #314, 1995, cover illustration by Julie Callahan (served by RPG.net), TNE (AAB entry; hoard).

Image - Milieu 0 Campaign

T4:M0e: Milieu 0 Campaign, Imperium Games, 1997, cover illustration by Chris Foss (served by RPG.net), expanded from the original, 1996 edition (AAB entry; hoard).

Image - GURPS Traveller

GT: Traveller (GURPS Traveller), Steve Jackson Games #6600, 1998, (cover image served by Noble Knight), 1st edition (hardcover, paperback); #6602 1998, 2nd edition (hardcover, paperback); 2003, 3rd edition, GT (AAB entry; hoard).

Image - Behind the Claw: The Spinward Marches Sourcebook

GT01: Behind the Claw: The Spinward Marches Sourcebook (GURPS Traveller), Steve Jackson Games #6601, 1998, cover illustration by Randy Asplund-Faith (served by RPG.net), GT (AAB entry; hoard).

Image - Traveller Mailing List

HRM980630: "Swor[d] World Names, Hans Rancke-Madsen, Traveller Mailing List (TML), Vol. 1998, No. 615, June 30, 1998, illustration by Jesse DeGraff (served by Traveller Downport), CT/MT/GT.

Image - Star Mercs: Military and Mercenary Campaigning

GT04: Star Mercs: Military and Mercenary Campaigning (GURPS Traveller), Steve Jackson Games #6604, 1999, cover illustration by Doug Chaffee (served by RPG.net), GT (AAB entry; hoard).

Image - First In: Exploration and Contact Among the Stars

GT05: First In: Exploration and Contact Among the Stars (GURPS Traveller), Steve Jackson Games #6605, 1999, cover illustration by Doug Chaffee (served by RPG.net), GT (AAB entry; hoard).

Image - Journal of the Travellers' Aid Society (online)

GJ0530: Journal of the Travellers' Aid Society (online), May 30, 2000 (GURPS Traveller), Steve Jackson Games, GT (AAB entry; hoard).

Image - Journal of the Travellers' Aid Society (online)

GJ0725: Journal of the Travellers' Aid Society (online), July 25, 2000 (GURPS Traveller), Steve Jackson Games, GT (AAB entry; hoard).

Image - Journal of the Travellers' Aid Society (online)

GJ0829: Journal of the Travellers' Aid Society (online), August 29, 2000 (GURPS Traveller), Steve Jackson Games, GT (AAB entry; hoard).

Image - Alien Races 4: 16 Intelligent Races from Across Space

GAR4: Alien Races 4: 16 Intelligent Races from Across Space (GURPS Traveller), Steve Jackson Games #6609, 2001, cover illustration by David Day (served by RPG.net), GT (AAB entry; hoard).

Image - Journal of the Travellers' Aid Society (online)

GJ1403: Journal of the Travellers' Aid Society (online), April 3, 2001 (GURPS Traveller), Steve Jackson Games, GT (AAB entry; hoard).

Image - Journal of the Travellers' Aid Society (online)

GJ1508: Journal of the Travellers' Aid Society (online), May 8, 2001 (GURPS Traveller), Steve Jackson Games, GT (AAB entry; hoard).

Image - Journal of the Travellers' Aid Society (online)

GJ2723: Journal of the Travellers' Aid Society (online), July 23, 2002 (GURPS Traveller), Steve Jackson Games, GT (AAB entry; hoard).

Image - Humaniti: The Infinite Variety of Mankind in Space

GT23: Humaniti: The Infinite Variety of Mankind in Space (GURPS Traveller), Steve Jackson Games #6623, 2003, cover illustration by Alan Gutierrez (served by RPG.net), GT (AAB entry; hoard).

Image - Sword Worlds: The Day After Ragnarok

GT31: Sword Worlds: The Day After Ragnarok (GURPS Traveller), Steve Jackson Games #6631, 2004, cover illustration by Wayne Peters (served by RPG.net), GT (AAB entry; hoard).

Image - Best of the Journal of the Travellers' Aid Society

GBJ1: The Best of the Journal of the Travellers' Aid Society (JTAS), Volume 1: Accounts of the Imperium and Beyond (GURPS Traveller), Steve Jackson Games #37-2501, 2004, cover illustration by David Day (served by Bundle of Holding), GT (AAB entry; hoard).

Image - Journal of the Travellers' Aid Society (online)

GJ4316: Journal of the Travellers' Aid Society (online), March 16, 2004 (GURPS Traveller), Steve Jackson Games, GT (AAB entry; hoard).


Image - Journal of the Travellers' Aid Society (online)

GJ7619: Journal of the Travellers' Aid Society (online), June 19, 2007 (GURPS Traveller), Steve Jackson Games, GT (AAB entry; hoard).

Image - Journal of the Travellers' Aid Society (online)

GJ8701: Journal of the Travellers' Aid Society (online), July 1, 2008 (GURPS Traveller), Steve Jackson Games, GT (AAB entry; hoard).

Image - 1248 Sourcebook 3: The Spinward States

1248S3: 1248 Sourcebook 3: The Spinward States, Avenger Enterprises, 2008, cover illustration by Bryan Gibson and Michael Taylor (served by RPG.net), TNE (AAB entry; hoard).

Image - Traveller Core Rulebook

MGT: Traveller Core Rulebook, Mongoose Publishing #3800, 2008, (cover image served by RPG.net), MGT (AAB entry; hoard).

Image - The Third Imperium: Spinward Marches

3I:SM: The Third Imperium: Spinward Marches, Mongoose Publishing #3802, 2008, cover illustration by Ben Wootton (served by RPG.net), MGT (AAB entry; hoard).

Image - Type S

AC:TS: Type S: An Adventure for Traveller, Avenger Enterprises, 2008, (cover image served by RPG.net), MGT (AAB entry; hoard).


Image - The Third Imperium: Sword Worlds

3I:SW: The Third Imperium: Sword Worlds, Mongoose Publishing #3865, 2011, cover illustration by Miguel Regodón Harkness (served by RPG.net), MGT (AAB entry; hoard).




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