Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Traveller World Tags: Industrial, Low Population, Low Technology...

Good Afternoon, All:

In the fourth of my short series of posts on Traveller World Tags, I'm focusing on the following trade codes: Industrial (In), Low Population (Lo), Low Technology (Lt).

My thoughts on world tags for these trade codes follow:

Industrial (In)

Allies/Contacts:Research engineer; Smuggler with a heart of gold; Talented roboticist; Test driver/pilot of experimental vehicles
Rivals/Enemies:Aggressive anti-robotic demonstrator; Industrial spy; Ruthless part supplier; Vehicle theft ringleader
Targets:Cargo container of robots; Expensive replacement parts; Industrial secret research; Shipment of new vehicles
Locales:Corporate office building; Illicit "chop shop"; Manufacturing plant; Warehouse
Challenges:Bureaucratic red tape; Industrial espionage; Interference from offworld interests; Poor supply of resources

Low Population (Lo)

Allies/Contacts:Grizzled radioactives miner; Lonely starport clerk; Progenitor researcher; Overworked technician
Rivals/Enemies:Arrogant starport director; Mining operation manager; Progenitor cultist; Unscrupulous "import specialist"
Targets:Mining equipment; Progenitor artifact; Shipment of radioactive ore; Top secret research data
Locales:Colonial offices; Progenitor ruins; Radioactive ore mine; Research facility
Challenges:Colonial or isolationist mentality; Insufficient manpower or expertise; Pirates running a protection racket on the colony; Unusually high levels of radiation

Low Technology (Lt)

Allies/Contacts:Curious sociologist; Diplomatic liaison; Friendly chieftain; Local importer
Rivals/Enemies:Aspiring warlord; Local guildmaster; Luddite commmunity leader; Xenophobic aristocrat
Targets:Handcrafted furniture; Local faction leader's daughter; Prize livestock or mounts
Locales:Battlefield between warring factions; Fortified settlement; Lumber yard; Smelly feedlot
Challenges:Luddite mob; Stampeding livestock; Warring tribes, clans or factions; Xenophobia

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

With Regards,

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