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Darkest Stars is a fanzine for Classic Traveller, combining a wide range of rules, musings, and setting material - aliens, ships, and technology included! It is a "Fair Use" fanzine, non-commercial (of course), written by a Traveller fan for Traveller fans.

This is a “Proto-Traveller” fanzine. True, the Dark Nebula’s setting draws some inspiration from later books. However, the rules presented here fall within the scope of the first four books of Classic Traveller – the three Little Black Books and the Mercenary supplement – as well as Supplements 1 to 4 and the first four adventures. Small ships, small empires, machinations which the player characters may influence. Simple and straightforward rules. In other words, rolling dice and blowing up stuff without too much paperwork.

Darkest Stars presents a “Proto-Traveller” setting, the Dark Nebula. It is set within a variant of the Official Traveler Universe (OTU), during the early Long Night. However, it does deviate from official material in certain places, especially in its astrography, which is inspired by the old Dark Nebula board game (created by the same authors who wrote Classic Traveller). On the backdrop of the Rule of Man’s collapse, remnant Terran states clash with the young Aslan – and with each other. The frontier between and around them is wide-open and sparsely settled. And, within the Dark Nebula itself, dark things steer. High adventure, terrible secrets, a wide-open future – all open for your exploration.


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