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Classic Traveller is the original edition of Traveller and related board games and war games published between 1977 and 1986. This article refers to specific information about this edition, for information about the game in general please refer to the Versions page.

This edition is known for its little black books, most of the rules and supplements came as mostly black with a single offset color.

The game system introduced a unique character generation system which helped it to stand out from other Role-playing games of the time. Players took their characters through a career development path (usually in the military) where the character rolled for different assignments and gained extra skills, rank and retirement benefits. Leaving a character in service for longer before the game would lead to more skills and beginning cash but could also mean that basic attributes (such as strength) would begin to degrade with old age.

At the beginning there was only some very basic background material as to the Traveller universe. It appeared that like most other RPG games of the time that individual game masters would develop their own universe to adventure in. As more adventures and supplements were developed the rich character of the standard Traveller universe began to evolve.

Most of the Classic Traveller books are available in compendium volumes from - Marc Miller's Far Future company, who are the current copyright and trademark holder of all forms of the Traveller game.

Classic Traveller was replaced in 1986 by a new version of the game called MegaTraveller which not only radically revised the mechanics of the game (notably a task based system) but also the format of publication (now in books) and the background setting (the time line was advanced several years with a shattered Imperium fighting a civil war).

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