Introduction to BITS
BITS (short for “British Isles Traveller Support”) is a UK based organisation dedicated to providing a forum for Marc Miller’s Traveller Roleplaying Game. It was founded in 1995 by Andy Lilly (who still co-ordinates the organisation). Within this remit, BITS supports all versions of Traveller (Classic, MegaTraveller, The New Era, GURPS Traveller and Marc Miller’s Traveller) by:
organising tournaments and demonstrations in the UK (and beyond).
publishing quality adventures and supplements for Traveller.
aiding and encouraging members' submissions to magazines.
helping to find/swap and sell out of print material.
collecting and publishing software role-play aids.
bringing together players through a contact list.
Although BITS was founded in the UK, it has a small number of European and North American members. BITS is (at the time of writing) one of the two groups licensed by FarFuture Enterprises to produce Traveller material, the other being Steve Jackson Games for their GURPS Traveller line.
BITS publishes a variety of products, including the “Little White Books” which include the 101 Series.
BITS Traveller Sourcebooks
A deal's a deal, right?
If you view interstellar trade as simple rolling a few random items from the trade tables, think again! This BITS Traveller supplement will breathe life into your cargos and remind the players that not everything can be boxed up, left in the hold and forgotten about until they reach their next port of call...
Instant Adventure Links containing novel rules for generating ‘generic’ plots for almost any piece of cargo, to give many thousands of possible adventures!
Shipping Codes for cargo containers—from size and mass to those lethal hazards and pain-in-the-butt handling requirements that every merchant needs to know.
101 Pregenerated Cargos for your campaign: Natural Resources (from rocks to wallabies), Processed Resources (the raw components of industry), Manufactured Goods (the fruits of industry), Information (knowledge is a valuable thing) and Novelties (variety is the spice of life)!
Library data for the companies and items mentioned elsewhere in the book.
Detailed random generation of cargos of many different types for speculative trading.
Order Code 101C: 101 Cargos (2nd Edition): A5, 40 pages, cover.
© Robert Prior, 1998.