British Isles Traveller Support

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Known in the gaming industry by their acronymic trademark BITS UK, this fan-owned game design company provided and continues to provide licensed product for the Traveller Role Playing Game.

They are licensed by Marc W. Miller to use the Traveller setting and trademarks. They are also licensed by Jon Tuffley to use and adapt his Full Thrust game engine.

They are also noted for their activities in support of all editions of the Traveller RPG in British and European gaming conventions.[1] They are the organizers of the TravCon Traveller gaming convention.[2]

Product lines

BITS has several product lines:

  • 101 Books—a series of books usable with multiple editions of Traveller RPG. They are inspired by the Supplement 1: 1001 Characters and Supplement 6: 76 Patrons books by GDW and the 101 Vehicles and 101 Robots books by Digest Group Productions.
  • Power Projection—an adaptation of the Full Thrust game engine to the Traveller Setting.
  • At Close Quarters—an add-on board game and miniatures game for the Marc Miller's Traveller edition of Traveller.
  • Software—Bits acts as a releasing house for several authors Traveller support software, including Universe, InifiV, GURPS Traveller Shipyard and GURPS Traveller Bestiary.
  • Informational Publications—an illustrated Bibliography of the Traveller RPG, and an index of magazine articles for the Traveller game in a variety of media.



  1. ^ GenCon UK 2008 BITS Schedule. Accessed 13 Nov 2008
  2. ^ BITS Website, 2009, [1]. Accessed 13 Nov 2008.]
  3. ^ BITS Website, 2009, [2] Accessed 13 Nov 2008.
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