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Traveller LBBs x2

Traveller LBBs x2

Monday 28 December 2020
In December 2020 we resurrected two offers featuring the canonical Traveller Little Black Books from the 1970s and ’80s: the July 2015 LBB-1 Bundle and, from December 2015, LBB-2. Half-size manuals with elegant black covers, the LBBs established Traveller as the leading science fiction RPG. To this day these books represent, in the minds of many old-school roleplayers, the true-blue (true-black?) Traveller experience. Together these two revived offers once again presented the entire LBB line — more than 50 books for a bargain price. You can have them in any color you want, as long as it’s black.

1. LBB-1 [from July 2015]

The July 2015 LBB-1 Bundle had all eight rulebooks (the three corebooks plus Mercenary, High Guard, Scouts, Merchant Prince, and Robots) plus major supplements (1001 Characters, Animal Encounters, Library Data) and several adventures. If you’re new to Traveller — yes, even now there are new-made roleplayers who haven’t yet encountered Traveller — start with these books.

One subsector from the high-resolution Spinward Marches map included in this Traveler Bundle of HoldingThere were nine titles in this revived offer’s Starter Collection (retail value $34) as DRM-free .PDF ebooks: Those who paid more than this revival’s threshold (average) price also got this offer’s entire Bonus Collection with eleven more titles worth an additional $53:

2. LBB-2 [from December 2015]

To complete your collection of 50+ Traveller LBBs, you also want the books in this December 2015 LBB-2 companion. There were no less than seventeen titles in this revived offer’s Starter Collection (retail value $58): This companion’s Bonus Collection added eighteen more titles worth an additional $57:

Ten percent of each payment (after gateway fees) went to these two Traveller revivals’ pandemic-related charity, Direct Relief. Direct Relief gets protective gear and critical care medications to health workers, with emergency deliveries to medical facilities across the US and to regional response agencies across the world.

(Trivia: In their December 2015 run, these two LBB offers marked the very first Bundle of Holding double offer. We felt anxious about launching two offers simultaneously. Would customers be confused? Tapped out? Angry? In the event, it all worked easy-peasy. Maybe in 2021 we’ll launch three at once.)

A few Traveller web resources

There are more Traveller pages on the web than worlds in the Spinward Marches. A few starting points: