In the sixth of my short series of posts on Traveller World Tags, I'm focusing on the following trade codes: Rich (Ri), Water World (Wa), Vacuum (Va).
My thoughts on world tags for these trade codes can be found below.
Allies/Contacts: Free trader captain; Luxury resort chief of staff; Rec chem pub owner; Starving artist Rivals/Enemies: Arrogant noble; Interplanetary thief; Merchant House planetary director; Vengeful duelist Targets: Black market military-grade cybernetics; Contraband luxury items; Fine liquor; Shipment of recreational chemicals Locales: Art gallery/museum; Corporate headquarters; Luxury resort; Private mansion Challenges: Bureaucratic red tape; Corporate espionage; Deranged or inebriated cyborg; Exaggerated social classes
Water World (Wa)
Allies/Contacts: Aquabot operator; Life support systems technician; Research scientist; Talkative submarine captain Rivals/Enemies: Delusional leviathan hunter; Local seaport portmaster; Research station director; Underwater city council member Targets: Biochemical extracts; Exotic aquatic creature; Natural anagathic research data; Underwater drone Locales: Fishing vessel; Floating platform/station; Submarine; Underwater dome Challenges: Colossal aquatic leviathan; Extremely violent storm; Failing environmental system in underwater environment; Tsunami
Allies/Contacts: Disgruntled miner; Life support systems technician; Retired computer hacker; Sealed habitat engineer Rivals/Enemies: Atmospheric ration control officer; City security chief; Insane saboteur; Mining operation director Targets: Atmospheric ration coupons; Life support system spare parts; Master access codes to the city's security systems; Vacuum-functional mining equipment Locales: Abandoned/isolated outpost; Large crater; Underground city corridor; Vehicular airlock Challenges: Ever-present surveillance equipment; Meteor storm; Rationed/failing life support; Restrictive regulations
What do you think? Do you have any suggestions to improve the options listed above?