2300 AD is a science fiction RPG created by Game Designers' Workshop. The first edition (released in 1986) was titled Traveller: 2300 and intended as a "harder" sci-fi alternative to GDW's earlier Traveller sci-fi game, but since it used neither the same rules nor the same setting, the second edition (released in 1988) was renamed to 2300 AD.

2300 AD is a science fiction RPG created by Game Designers' Workshop. The first edition (released in 1986) was titled Traveller: 2300 and intended as a "harder" sci-fi alternative to GDW's earlier Traveller sci-fi game, but since it used neither the same rules nor the same setting, the second edition (released in 1988) was renamed to 2300 AD.

Originally, it was intended a replacement for Traveller, approaching the same space-adventure theme with more modern influences (instead of mid-1900s space opera) and more rigorously designed rules design. However, Traveller stayed popular while 2300 AD was not received as well, leading to a major refit of the original game into Megatraveller while 2300 AD was kept on as just a secondary line.

The game was revived twice after GDW became defunct. It was first brought back in 2007 by QuikLink Interactive, as a supplement titled 2320 AD for the Traveller20 game (based on the d20 System). In 2012, Mongoose Publishing released a 2300 AD setting sourcebook for their version of Traveller.


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