A Pilot’s Guide to the Drexilthar Subsector (1984)

FASA stopped making products for Traveller in 1983, so the Keith brothers moved their freelancing ways over to my favorite early 80s RPG small press, Gamelords. I picked A Pilot’s Guide to the Drexilthar Subsector (1984) pretty much at random from a sizable pile of books that are all pretty good. The Keiths would continue to write Traveller material for Gamelords until they closed sometime in 1984.

The chapbook details a sector used in at least two Gamelords adventures — The Drenslaar Quest and Duneraiders. In fact, it is part of the Reavers’ Deep Sector, a chunk of the galaxy licensed by GDW to the Keith brothers for them to develop (through their own small press Marischal Adventures), which they then in turn licensed to Gamelords to get paid for writing about, which seems pretty clever honestly.

Contents wise, we’re in pretty familiar territory, a planet-by-planet guide to the sector, offering a variety of environments and potential hooks. The method for this had been established for a couple years now, and was evolving over at GDW into box sets, but this is still pretty sturdy, well-developed material. J. Andrew did the writing, William did the art. Good stuff.

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