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|−|as interstellar bulk shipping in Stars Without Number. |+|
|−|Even the largest spike drive ships have cargo capacities |+|
|−|measured in a few tens of thousands of tons, while a |+|
|−|modern oil tanker has a capacity of around 500, 000 |+|
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|−|tons. Trying to run a meaningful trade in bulk commodities |+|
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|−|failed and massive system-ship freighters could no longer |+|
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|−|can exist inside a system, with huge slowboats moving |+|
|−|from planet to planet, but modern trade relies on carrying |+|
|−|small loads of high- value goods or expert services. |+|
|−|Most small merchant ships such as the ones a PC |+|
|−|group is likely to own rely on in-system supply runs as |+|
|−|their bread and butter. They cart loads of food, water, |+|
|−|replacement personnel, spare parts, and other life support |+|
|−|supplies out to remote asteroid mines, research |+|
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|−|stations, and extraction plants. The pay is rarely much, | |
|−|but such supply run missions are excellent hooks for | |
|−|dropping a group into the middle of some disaster. | |
|−|Trade beyond supply runs usually revolves around | |
|−|moving local specialty tech or products. Local art, exotic | |
|−|pharmaceuticals, high-quality technical specialties, or | |
|−|passengers with special skills who want to reach a particular | |
|−|world all make up this class of trade. For most | |
|−|purposes, it’s not necessary to really elaborate on the | |
|−|specifics of this, though it can add flavor to make up a | |
|−|product or two unique to a given world.'' -Kevin Crawford, Stars Without Number, 235. | |
Nykyinen versio 14. marraskuuta 2019 kello 12.39
Tyrmä's Sunday game nights, starting on the 21st of October. Merchants of the Void (name pending) is a sandbox-like science fiction space trader campaign running on Stars Without Number (Revised), available for free online and the Suns of Gold supplement for the same game. Do you have it in you to blaze the starlanes, dodging pirates, nosy customs officers and taxes alike? Intention is to play in English, but Finnish can be switched to if necessary.
On the Setting
The free rulebook has a more detailed history of the setting, but the short version is that humanity expanded to cover the entire Orion Arm, but then suffered a major collapse and is only now recovering, with some planets having reached levels of technology similar to before the collapse, while others still resemble post-apocalyptic wastelands.
Sector Pax Alpha
The interstellar sector that this campaign will be taking place can be roughly split into two halves: the technologically and economically less developed “west” and the more developed “east” which suffers from its own problems, one among them a proxy war between two interplanetary governments. But where an ordinary planet-dweller sees problems, a far trader sees opportunity, and you need only the courage, the cunning and the cargo space to reap the rewards therein.
On the Nature of Far Trading
A trader that abides by every single law and regulation concerning trade is a trader that's soon to be bankrupt. Bribes, smuggling, and exploiting loopholes are some of the tools with which far traders stay in business.
On the Starting Situation
At an orbital shipyard, your new ship is almost ready to go, and your careers as unscrupulous far traders can begin. But first you need products to trade, and you've managed to hear of a local bureaucrat who happened to lose a shipment of weapons, and might just be willing to tell you where that shipment is, if you provide them with some discreet help.