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Have you taken a look at the Timeline drafts? Presumably the lists of sources should be synced up. It is also so comprehensive that topic keyword searches there may cover much of what is needed, since it tries to cover facts with time stamps, not just “events”
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Also a good idea, Joshua.
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I've started identifying entries in the wiki that cover the oldest references. I'm looking for

(1) accuracy
(2) the "canon" mark on the wiki page

If these two are fulfilled, I move the reference. A worthy goal is to minimize the number of sources needed that explain canon.
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Thumbs up MegaTraveller did a GREAT JOB

Between the Imperial Encyclopedia, Referee's Companion, and Fighting Ships of the Shattered Imperium, MegaTraveller does a GREAT job of consolidating canon Library Data.


MT: 156 library data entries, plus equipment, vehicles, small craft, and ACS.

CT canon sources NOT in MT represent about 55 detailed entries, including world profiles, sophont profiles, starship profiles... not to mention all of the Bestiary entries in JTAS. CT did a great job with its long essays on worlds, sophonts, ships... MT did not port most of these.

The wiki probably has many of these. So far I've found two that appear complete. Due to the length of the CT articles, I think it's been easier just to refer back to them.

Finally, Traveller5 has overridden at least 15 Library Data entries from CT/MT, plus MT's technology tables.
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Between the Imperial Encyclopedia, Referee's Companion, and Fighting Ships of the Shattered Imperium, MegaTraveller does a GREAT job of consolidating canon Library Data.


MT: 156 library data entries, plus equipment, vehicles, small craft, and ACS.

CT canon sources NOT in MT represent about 55 detailed entries, including world profiles, sophont profiles, starship profiles... not to mention all of the Bestiary entries in JTAS. CT did a great job with its long essays on worlds, sophonts, ships... MT did not port most of these.

The wiki probably has many of these. So far I've found two that appear complete. Due to the length of the CT articles, I think it's been easier just to refer back to them.

Finally, Traveller5 has overridden at least 15 Library Data entries from CT/MT, plus MT's technology tables.
Neat work. Thanks, Rob and company.

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Thanks. So far, so good.

It's not usable information, not quite yet anyway. I've excluded four CT books outright from the need for canon-checking so far, and there are doubtless others. Four is not very many, but it's a start.

I suspect The Traveller Book can be excluded from canon checks; its library data is nowhere near as comprehensive as IE. Similarly LBB 1-2-3 and Starter.

The Traveller Adventure has data that appears nowhere else: its starship listings. Many of the alien modules also have starship lists.
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So it looks to me that the most valuable print supplements for researching canon thus far are MT IE and MT RC.

For military stuff, MT FSOTSI and SMC are valuable. I would like to say that FSOTSI can be set aside, but its front essay looks pretty good, and I haven't seen the material superseded.
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A worthy goal is to minimize the number of sources needed that explain canon.
I'd really rather we had more references and citations. More is better than less in this case.

Perhaps one of us could imagine up a system to rank the references as in primaries and secondaries, or something like that. I'm open to ideas.

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Are you are talking about a concordance - every key word with definition and source references?
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Phil from the Traveller Mailing List just posted two links that would be of relevance to this discussions:

Traveller Canon Information a searchable index of Traveller canon information

Traveller Picture Index a searchable index of pictures in Traveller.
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