Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Traveller World Tags: Homeworld, Military Rule, Prison Camp...

Good Afternoon, All:

In the eighth of my short series of posts on Traveller World Tags, I'm focusing on the following remarks that are often tracked along with trade codes: Homeworld (Hw), Military Rule (Mr), Prison Camp (Pr).

My thoughts on world tags for these remarks can be found below.

Homeworld (Hw)

Allies/Contacts:Colonial administrator; Friendly research xeno-sociologist; Leader of "peace faction" natives; Ranger/scout-turned-liaison
Rivals/Enemies:Ambassador of competing foreign power; Ruthless offworld investor; Xenophobic native leader; Zealous native priest or shaman
Targets:Captured offworlder; Local religious icons made of gold; Treaty between natives and offworlders; Xeno-sociological research data
Locales:Native village; Offworlder colony; Site sacred to the local religion; Treaty site
Challenges:Bizarre native customs; Competing foreign power seeks treaty that excludes the party's polity of allegiance; Native factions feuding over offworlder presence; One side commits an atrocity

Military Rule (Mr)

Allies/Contacts:Downtrodden local; Humanitarian aid official; Local medical doctor; Underground resistance
Rivals/Enemies:Cruel patrolman; Secret police; Traitorous turncoat; Vengeful freedom fighter
Targets:Captured plunder; Forged travel papers; Shipment of rations or medical supplies; Weapon cache
Locales:Burned-out settlement; Internment camp; Military headquarters; Site of battle or massacre
Challenges:Curfews; Military patrols; Rationing; Travel restrictions

Prison Camp (Pr)

Allies/Contacts:Helpful sycophant; Innocent man falsely accused; Overworked security chief; Stressed out technician
Rivals/Enemies:Arrogant prison guard; Corrupt warden; Opinionated smuggler; Vengeful prison gang leader
Targets:Criminal mastermind; Map of possible escape route; Security system access codes; Smuggled luxury items
Locales:Patrol headquarters; Secret smugglers' landing site; Squalid living quarters; Weapon cache site
Challenges:Criminal gangs; Guards with itchy trigger fingers; Interdiction cruisers; Security systems

What do you think? Do you have any suggestions to improve the options listed above?

With Regards,

1 comment:

Matthew MacNish said...

Hi Flynn. Just dropping in to follow as your A to Z co-host. Nice to meet you!

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