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The 33 colony worlds and countless outposts of human space are scattered across a 100 light-year diameter volume of space, along three intricate and complex Arms of stars and anchorages that allow starships to hop from star to star, 7.7 light-years at a time.

In order to connect all those worlds with the systems of the Core, starships are required. Interface craft are required to connect the great ships with the worlds below, other ships are need to find raw materials, and to find new worlds. And still other are required to protect all those other ships and the worlds they serve.

This book contains many drones, fighters, freighters, landers and warships from across human space, along with a selection of ships used by the three space-faring alien species at the edge of Human space: the Pteranodon-like Sung; the odd little biotech masters, the Pentapods; and the hulking, vaguely-insectoid Kaefers, unrelentingly-hostile and bent on conquest.

The 81 ships, drones, and stations in this volume build on the ships presented in 2300AD, and add new opportunities for trade, diplomacy, exploration, and combat.

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Ronnie S December 10, 2023 5:07 am UTC
Hi, I am just learning about 2300AD and recently bought several of the latest Mongoose books having previously purchased the entire GDW line. I’m interested in running Ooeration Back Door for my group and that adventure arc makes use of the German Merkur in survey ship. Does this book include the Merkur? I’m aware that Ships of the French Arm from the previous version / line of 2300ad includes the ship but perhaps this book might include a version compliant with the latest design rules?
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David R November 13, 2023 11:38 pm UTC
How many of the ships are interplanetary only (no stutterwarp)? Those are the ones I want a lot more of in my 2300ad setting. :-)
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Jeremy E July 26, 2022 11:58 pm UTC
Is this compatible with Mongoose Traveller 2e? That's my preferred setting, and if this is compatible, it would be a great resource for extra ships.
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Neil L October 05, 2022 8:57 pm UTC
2300 uses Stutterwarp drives and there's no anti-gravity technology. Most equipment is TL 10 to 12. You could use a lot of this stuff as lower tech equipment but here are different underlying assumptions.
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