DRAGONMEET 2012 - London, 1 December

Is it really a year later? Did we misjump?

“This is the crew of the
BITS Traveller, inbound towards Dragonmeet Station above the planet Kensington in the London system of the UK subsector. Systems seem nominal and we can confirm we are go for landing with both the demonstration and retail modules. Mission deployment, codename DRAGONMEET 2012, will commence on 1st December 2012. Let’s hope the natives are still friendly.”


We’re pleased to announce that BITS will be attending Dragonmeet 2012 at The Kensington Town Hall in London on Saturday 1st December 2012. This is our thirteenth year at the show which is always a great event. We will be running demos and also have our trade stall. Come by and say hello and find out how we’re doing with the various projects...
Further information can be found at

Travcon 13 is full

With regret, I have to confirm that Travcon 13 is now full before it was publicly announced.

Places are always offered first to past attendees, and all spaces have been taken up.

If you want to follow what’s happening, the games planned etc. please visit the forum on the Tavern BBS: http://is.gd/travcon13tavern

Thanks to Tom Zunder for maintaining the Tavern.

RIP Andrew Boulton

Statement from Andy Lilly, on behalf of BITS about the news of the death of Andrew Boulton, who passed away in August:

Andrew was one of the first Traveller enthusiasts in the UK whom I discovered through the Internet forums back in the early 1990’s, with whom I swapped out-of-print Traveller products, and who was therefore one of those who encouraged me to take things that bit further and create BITS. His memory will live on through his contributions to several generations of Traveller.

Back Again


We suffered an outage of the website this week due to a major hardware failure at our ISP, Primehosting. We’re now restored and back!


Traveller Kickstarter Concludes

2,085 BACKERS and $294,628 PLEDGED

That’s the final commitment to the T5 Kickstarter.

1116 people committed to the basic book at $100, plus PDFs and SWAG, 500 more committed higher.

Isn’t 1116 a significant date for Traveller too? The Emperor Strephon was assassinated on 132-1116, triggering the Second Civil War / Collapse / Final War! How appropriate!

If you already bought the T5 Beta CD ROM you are due an update free of charge and if you haven’t seen an email from Marc Miller / FFE then you need to contact him.

Kickstarter Link here:


Traveller 5 Kickstarter <48 hours left

You have less than 48 hours to back the new Traveller 5 Kickstarter campaign from Marc Miller. A perfect Christmas present for yourself or a loved one into Traveller?

Change of BITS address

Due to a number of issues with the BITS PO Box thanks to Royal Mail, we are closing the box:

Our new postal address is:

c/o Marquee Models
Unit 71, The Harvey Centre
CM20 1XS

New Forum for BITS & Travcon


We’re very pleased to announce that Tom Zunder (aka Guvnor) has kindly created BITS and Travcon a forum on his excellent BBS, The Tavern. Why not pop in and share your thoughts and love of Traveller?

The Tavern may be found at http://gamingtavern.eu/ and is a friendly place for discussion and sharing on games and more. It also houses the official forum for Furnace, and forums for Continuum and others such as the Wordplay RPG.

Thanks Tom!

Dom (BITS Webmaster)

LAST MINUTE PLACES available for TravCon12


Due to last minute cancellations by attendees, we are pleased to be able to offer a limited number of places at TravCon12 at the Early Bird Rate.

Priority will be given to those willing to run a game in one or more slots, as one of the attendees was a referee and we have gaps in the schedule that need to be filled. If you want a place, a quick response is essential.

TravCon is BITS’ dedicated Traveller Convention, held in Sawtry near Peterborough. You can see details of past years on the Travelling pages.

TravCon12 is being held 2nd to 4th March 2012.

Booking forms and information can be found here:

We hope to see you there!

The BITS Team

PS In case you wondered...
Q: So why haven’t I seen previous adverts for TravCon12?
A: Because the previous year’s TravCon attendees get offered places in advance and this year all spaces were taken nearly immediately, so we didn’t advertise. Until now!


BITS at Conception UK (25-29 Jan)


Once again, BITS will be at Conception this coming week, running a variety of Traveller games in most slots. Come and see us and have some fun.

More details here: http://www.conceptionuk.org/

Happy New Year

Hello, and Happy New Year.

Dragonmeet went well, with both the roleplaying tables and the Power Projection demos being busy the whole time. I hope to have a con report up soon.

We’ve been quiet due to personal circumstances hitting team members over 2011, but have just started on a plan of action that will hopefully allow Andy (the BITS Director) to focus on new material while some of the background logistical stuff moves to other members of the team. Key to this will be making the back catalogue available properly again.

Anyway, we’ll update as soon as we have news.

Best Wishes,

Dom (BITS Webmaster)