Karl Gallagher (selenite) wrote,
Karl Gallagher

  • Mood:

The Party With a Ship List

From a discussion on the Crimson Dark board, here's my list of all the things a group of PCs with a ship can be. Posted here for reference, and as a brainstorming aid for anyone cooking up a new campaign. The assumption is that the PCs are all or most of the crew of a spaceship.

Moving boxes:
  • scheduled freight (work regular run for big company)
  • courier (high speed delivery)
  • passengers (probably combined with another role)
  • tramp freight (odd jobs)
  • smuggler (illegal odd jobs)
  • pirate (preying on freighters)
  • privateer (legal version of pirate)

Final frontier:
  • explorers (going into unknown space)
  • prospectors (follow explorers, look for valuable stuff)
  • miners (extract resources)
  • colonists (build new home)

Tinkers (travelling provider of services):
  • repairman
  • doctor
  • general store
  • entertainers (theatre troupe, band)
  • whorehouse
  • preacher
  • crooks (Mal Reynolds & company)

Government jobs:
  • census team (taking surveys)
  • intelligence agents (spying)
  • local law enforcement
  • special investigator
  • bounty hunter (freelance version of special investigator)

Combat missions (mercenary or gov't):
  • gunboat (combat ship)
  • commandos (ship is transport for ground fighters)
  • fighters (ship is mini-carrier)
  • Q-ship (one of the above, disguised as a freighter)

Tags: gaming, gurps, science fiction
  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.