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What are the differences between Starter Traveller, The Traveller Book and the LBBs? Does anyone have a concise list of those? The only difference I know about is that Starter has range-band rather than vector space combat and no ship construction rules.
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Starter does have ship construction rules. Pages 10 and 11 in the forms and charts booklet, pages 31 to 35 in the rulebook.

It is also the only place you find the pulse laser rules.

What it lacks are the rules for drugs and the experience section.

The Traveller book has a lot more stuff about running a game and campaign.
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I penciled in the pulse laser rules into my copy of The Traveller Book.

I think I also fixed the UWP hydrographics generation error that had crept in.
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Traveller Book is the only place with the Cover and Concealment rules.
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The Traveller Book is hardcover, is in print, and is $20. Get all your players to buy their copy from drive thru if you're all interested in playing Classic Traveller. The book has illustrations of the ships and personal weapons. Anyway, all your players will have the same version of the rules this way.
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What are the differences between Starter Traveller, The Traveller Book and the LBBs? Does anyone have a concise list of those? The only difference I know about is that Starter has range-band rather than vector space combat and no ship construction rules.
Not sure what you are looking at, but my copy of Starter Traveller has ship design rules.

There is not that much difference between the three sets of rules, but check the errata thoroughly, and watch the Hydrographic calculation error. Starter is also available through DriveThruRPG.
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Traveller Book is the only place with the Cover and Concealment rules.
What's that on page 5 of the charts and tables book?

Cover and concealment rules
They are also mentioned in the rulebook on page 26 right at the bottom.
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Starter does have ship construction rules. Pages 10 and 11 in the forms and charts booklet, pages 31 to 35 in the rulebook.

It is also the only place you find the pulse laser rules.

What it lacks are the rules for drugs and the experience section.

The Traveller book has a lot more stuff about running a game and campaign.
I own TTB (bought when there was only Traveller, not its many versions), but I've never seen Starting Traveller.

As you describe it, Starter Traveller seems more thought for the players, while TTB for the referees...
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You can download Starter Edition for free from drivethru.
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What's that on page 5 of the charts and tables book?

Cover and concealment rules
They are also mentioned in the rulebook on page 26 right at the bottom.
I almost didn't post that...as I wasn't 100% sure...
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