Warriors are not a phenomena unique to mankind; virtually every culture has warriors, from the Ancients to the Vargr and Aslan. From time immemorial there have been those who fight, not for clan, nation, race or creed or as conscripts, but as their trade.
They are the mercenaries.
Field Manual is written by Bryan Gibson (1961-2014), who provided art, conceptual designs and illustrations for Traveller for nearly 30 years and Daniel W. Hammersley, who has written a sourcebook and adventures for Traveller TNE: 1248.
Field Manual takes a detailed look at the life and work of mercenaries within and without the Third Imperium and provides Referees and players with all the information needed to an run Mercs in a science fiction roleplaying game or campaign, including:
- Everything you need to know about mercenaries: what makes a mercenary; how they behave, and why they do what they do; why they are what they are; and how they engage in their very dangerous trade.
- The daily affairs of mercenaries: what makes a good contract and why; a Merc’s daily life and routine; how they operate within the Third Imperium and why many are just as happy to operate outside its borders.
- A look at the different types of mercenary units: including detailed write-ups of Merrick’s Rangers, The Dark Angels starmercs, and more.
- A first glimpse of Urnian subsector in Foreven sector: the sector’s political entities and events, and a detailed look at its history.
- The Inanye: a new alien species!
- A Change of Management: a complete mercenary adventure, including a planetary summary with planetary and local maps.
Field Manual brings you closer than ever before to the realities of mercenary life in a science fiction universe!
Requires the use of the Traveller Core Rulebook, available from Mongoose Publishing.
Where to Purchase
You can purchase Field Manual as a PDF to download from Spica Publishing’s page at DriveThruRPG.com.
Field Manual is available to buy in print from Spica Publishing’s Lulu store.
Authors: Bryan Gibson, Daniel W. Hammersley
Artists: Bryan Gibson, David Redington, David Somers
Date Published: March 2011
Catalogue Number: SP 0100
Field Manual © Spica Publishing 2011-2015. All rights reserved.