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Periodical: Journal of the Travellers' Aid Society
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The original run of Journal of the Travellers' Aid Society was a quarterly magazine published by GDW from 1979 supporting Traveller (Classic). The first 24 issues, along with several best of volumes, were published in a Journal format. From issue 25 the magazine was transformed into the letter sized Challenge, with Journal of the Travellers' Aid Society staying as a section of the magazine supporting Classic Traveller until issue 36.

The Journal of the Travellers' Aid Society was briefly revived in 1996 when two issues were published for Traveller T4: Marc Miller's Traveller by Imperium Games. These were numbered #25 and #26 ignoring the issues that were incorporated in Challenge magazine.

The Journal of the Travellers' Aid Society was relaunch as a bi-weekly online magazine by subscription Steve Jackson Games in February 2000, and continues to be regularly published until at least the time of writing this (July 2009). This version of JTAS covers all versions of Traveller and the senior editor is Loren Wiseman, one of the original group at GDW that created the Traveller universe. The issues of this version are only dated, not numbered.

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Excerpts from the From the Management column of issue 1 on the topic of regular features:

Amber Zone will be a ready-to-play Traveller scenario.

Modules will be official additions/expansions to the Traveller rules.

Ship's Locker will expand upon the equipment listings in Book 3.

The Bestiary (Traveller) will add to the Animal Encounter section of Book 3.

Variant, a modification of some aspect of Traveller from the referee's viewpoint.

Review will be an in-depth look at new releases.

New Products Seen will be short reviews of new releases.

Q&A will answer questions concerning all facets of Traveller.

Excerpt from the From the Management column of issue 7:

Contact! will deal the the intelligent beings of the universe.

Excerpt from the From the Management column of issue 11:

Casual Encounters are descriptions of unusual and interesting non-player characters.

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Issue: Journal of the Travellers' Aid Society (Issue 1)
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Published 1979-00-00
Issue: Journal of the Travellers' Aid Society (Issue 2)
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Published 1979-00-00
Issue: Journal of the Travellers' Aid Society (Issue 3)
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Published 1979-00-00
Issue: Journal of the Travellers' Aid Society (Issue 4)
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Published 1980-00-00
Issue: Journal of the Travellers' Aid Society (Issue 5)
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Published 1980-00-00
Issue: Journal of the Travellers' Aid Society (Issue 6)
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Published 1980-00-00
Issue: Journal of the Travellers' Aid Society (Issue 7)
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Published 1981-00-00
Issue: Journal of the Travellers' Aid Society (Issue 8)
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Published 1981-00-00
Issue: Journal of the Travellers' Aid Society (Issue 9)
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Num Ratings 8
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Published 1981-00-00
Issue: Journal of the Travellers' Aid Society (Issue 10)
Rank 24
Num Ratings 7
Average Rating 7.86
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RPG Periodical Rank: 13
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