Designed by Steve Jackson
Cover art by David Martin
Illustrated by Dan Smith, Clifford VanMeter, Shea Ryan, and John Grigni
One game map, two dry-erase markers, a counter sheet, a six-sided die, and a rulebook.
Suggested Retail Price $45.00 Stock number 1386 UPC 080742099845
Triplanetary depicts ship-to-ship space combat in the Solar System using a vector movement system. It was designed by Marc "Traveller" Miller and first released in 1973. A second edition was released in 1981, but it's been out of print since then.
Now, this long-lost game returns with a larger map and 5/8" counters! The new edition contains an alternative combat system for those who like more detailed space warfare, but the original rules are the default and play just as well as they did in 1973.
Triplanetary is fun to play solo, and has scenarios for two, three, and four+ players. The quick, intuitive movement and combat rules are unchanged. All the scenarios from both editions have been collected, and new campaign rules added. This edition is lightly edited by Steve Jackson, who has been a Triplanetary fan since his college days.
Triplanetary, originally published by GDW, remains one of the best space games ever created. More than 25 years after we initially intended to republish this classic game, it's successfully taken off! Triplanetary has funded on Kickstarter and is scheduled for release this summer. You can download the new rules with the button below.
Old Scenarios and Other Material From the Dawn of Time
Return of Triplanetary - by Steve Jackson; this article
appeared in Roleplayer #19.
- Escape from Leix (Steve Jackson). A
- Nifty Triplanetary Stuff
(Stefan Jones). New ships, boarding rules, map notes and trade rules.
- Extended Triplanetary Map,
Jupiter Map, Inner Planets Map, and Map Notes created by Mike Rowles.
- Antonio "Spark" Farquar vs. the Star
Emperor (Stefan Jones). An off-the-wall parody/variant scenario,
using some of the above rules.
- The diagram of ship designs from
- What some people are saying about
- Triplanetary counters
- Christopher Weuve's Triplanetary pages include:
Triplanetary to VMS Conversions,
Map Variants and Ideas,
and thoughts on Triplanetary.
- Modified Triplanetary counters by Winchell