Bureau of Aggregate Reference Data
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BARD is the reference library for the common Reformation
Coalition Citizen. On the surface, that is. Beneath the
surface, BARD is much, much more.
BARD is the main intelligence storage facility for the
Coalition. BARD is the main point of contact for the
free trader network, and many Coalition operations are
planned by the BARD group. Simply, all intelligence
information in the Coalition will usually pass through
BARD before being disseminated.
In game terms, this means that most players will be
briefed and debriefed by BARD workers before and after
any missions they undertake. BARD will often be responsible
for deciding who gets assigned to what missions.
The BARD Library currently consists of eleven different
departments, each concentrating on a particular aspect of
the Traveller game. The departments are listed below along
with the extended name and what aspects of the game can be
found in the files of that department.
Throughout the BARD Library, there are small nuggets that
are placed to enhance adventures with the 'color' of the
RC. Many of the complaints about TNE are about the
military nature of the adventures. The non-game purpose
of BARD is to make TNE and the RC specifically less of a
military place and more of an adventurers haven.
We hope you enjoy,
- CARI - Coalition Abstracts of Racial Information.
- Information on both major and minor races in the
Traveller universe. Including history, physiology,
motivation, and character generation information.
- DANI - Descriptive Abstracts on Notable Individuals.
- NPC's of all shapes sorts and sizes.
- GAIL - Generally Available Information Library.
- Anything that doesn't fit elsewhere.
- HANA - Historical Archive Narative Agency.
- History information on the Traveller universe.
- ICIS - Interplanetary Corporate Information System.
- Mega-Corps and Corporations
- JESS - Journal for the Education of Sentient Society.
- Education institutions and additional
Career/Education character generation sequences.
- MARI - Mission Assessment and Ranking Information.
- Adventure write-ups.
- OPAL - Office of the Planetary Advisory Liaison.
- RC member world write-ups and shorter briefs on
- PERI - Pocket Empire Reference Information.
- Information about rumored pocket empires in the Wilds.
- SARA - Starship Abstract and Registration Archive.
- Starships and Spaceships.
- VERA - Vehicle and Equipment Registration Archive.
- Vehicles and Equipment.