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What are the major differences between Mongoose Traveller 1st and 2nd Edition?

I have never played any Traveller, however I have found an RPG.net review, on which I base my answer. Size: 2nd edition has 60 more pages. The art: 1st edition was made in 80s style. 2nd looks more ...
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In Traveller, what's my starting equipment?

The general presumption in most editions of Traveller (including the Mongoose version) is that characters have retired from their careers at the end of character generation and set off to start a new ...
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Which jurisdiction applies during customs inspections?

You're right that, in the Third Imperium setting, starports are legally territory of Third Imperium of Stars rather than the world they're physically on or above, and that they're therefore subject to ...
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Do you add the Strength DM to melee damage in Mongoose Traveller?

From p74 of e2 core rulebook Melee Attacks When a melee attack is successful, the attacker adds their STR DM to the damage rolled for the weapon. Bigger things hit harder!
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Does a Light Fighter fit inside the cargo hold of a Free Trader Type A?

For a reference, the Space Shuttle Orbiter, an atmospheric entry capable real-life spacecraft that weighs ~68 tons empty or ~110 tons loaded would need a hangar so big that it would store more than ...
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What is the application of symbols in the cultural extension of UWP?

Per this thread the meaning of specific levels of symbols (and the other elements of the cultural extension) hasn't been given definitive meaning by Marc Miller. However the developer of the ...
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Is only one turret required to make all reaction shots?

A given turret may only be used for a single "Firing Beam Weapons" action or "Point Defense" reaction per turn, as stated on p.147: A gunner may fire any or all of the weapons in his turret or bay ...
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Do you add the Strength DM to melee damage in Mongoose Traveller?

In 1st Edition Mongoose Traveller, you do not add your strength DM to melee damage. It's incorporated into your roll to-hit, which indirectly affects damage. On page 61 of the core rulebook: The ...
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How much does repairing lost points of a ship's armor cost?

Checking the rulebook for the 100th time I have found this: Page 138 Core Rulebook: For the effects of damage see page 150. For details about repairing damage, see page 143. Repair supplies ...
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System for running starports in traveller

GURPS Traveller: Starports is the most detailed treatment. While there are a few GURPS specific rules in the character section, the Starport Design section can be readily used in Mongoose Traveller ...
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Which Mongoose Traveller 1e books are mechanically compatible with 2e, if any?

Simple answer, none and all of them. None remain 100% compatible; all remain broadly usable. There are a lot of books released for Mongoose Traveller 1st edition (MT1e), so I couldn't put together a ...
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How much does repairing lost points of a ship's armor cost?

Costs could be a simple extrapolation of the rules given: Titanium costs 5% of the base hull per 2 points of armor Crystal Iron costs 20% of the base hull for 4 points of armor Bonded Superdense costs ...
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Is only one turret required to make all reaction shots?

From p. 149 of the Core Rulebook: "A gunner may keep making Gunner checks against missiles until he misses an attack; each attack suffers a cumulative -1 penalty. Attacks may be directed against ...
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When gaining a new skill through a connection, do players gain it at level 1 or 0?

You should probably Gain it at Level 1 This case falls between the rules as written so direct rules reference is not really possible. The Connections rule only says: For each connection you make, you ...
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When gaining a new skill through a connection, do players gain it at level 1 or 0?

No rank is listed, thus you add 1 rank to an existing skill, or gain a new skill at rank 1. The detail that you choose the skill rather than having a specific skill listed is not significant. There ...
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