Game Designers' Workshop (GDW) was a company that published many games including Traveller, MegaTraveller and Traveller: The new Era.

Most popularly known for their wargames, particularly Europa. Game Designers' Workshop began as a joint venture between Frank Chadwick, Marc Miller, Rich Banner, Loren Wiseman, and a few other members of the Illinois State University Wargames Club (ca. 1972-73). The company ceased in Feburary 1996. The traveller line was next picked up by Imperium Games.


A (very) partial listing of products. Primarily those of interest to Traveller. See GDW List for a complete list of Traveller products produced by GDW.

Role-playing games[]

  • Traveller
  • MegaTraveller aka MT. aka T2. Second edition of Traveller.
  • Traveller: The New Era aka TNE. aka T3. Third edition of Traveller.
  • 2300 AD - "Hard" Science Fiction roleplaying game. First edition was titled "Traveller: 2300"
  • Twilight 2000 - Remnants of European troops after collapse of govenments following third world war.
  • Cadillacs and Dinosaurs
  • Dangerous Journeys
  • Dark Conspiracy
  • En Garde! (1973) - 17th century Parisian duellists
  • Space: 1889


  • Journal of the Travellers' Aid Society aka JTAS (1-24)
  • Challenge (25-79)
  • Journeys (1-3)

Miniature Rules[]

  • Harpoon
  • Striker (1983)
  • Striker II
  • System 7 Napoleonics

Traveller Board games[]

  • Imperium (1977)
  • Dark Nebula: Battles for the Stars (1983)
  • Azhanti High Lightning (1981)
  • Battle Rider
  • Brilliant Lances
  • Fifth Frontier War
  • Invasion: Earth
  • Mayday (1978)
  • Snapshot

Non-Traveller Board Games[]

  • Belter
  • Bloodtree Rebellion
  • Star Cruiser : for 2300AD
  • Triplanetary
  • Europa - A series publshed between 1973 and current day.
  • Asteroid
  • Double Star