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.
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?