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    Boomers and merchant Captains

    Hopefully that caught your attention I've been planning on writing a source book for my gaming group loosely inspired by the old Fasa book. My plan is a guidebook for playing as a crew of merchants, Boomers including freighters of various sizes. This includes small one man operations right up to the big mega tankers, a variation on the squadron rules and hopefully threat vessels such as Orion raiders etal. Any suggestions or ideas on what else should be added are more than welcome.
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    Well, if it's CODA you'll be writing it for, including plenty of development packages for chargen is a must. There's a Boomer personal development package in Don's Enterprise sourcebook as an example. There are also some tanker/freighter designs in there as well.

    But chargen options would obviously be first on my list.
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    S. John Ross released fifty-some pages of Merchants and Traders as part of the Untaken Treks. A very useful resource to have and for the most part non-system specific (the last handful of pages were system specific [ICON] characters and ships of the frontier).

    A conversion, if necessary, to your specific system of the last few pages and you have a ready made guidebook for your players.
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    Thanks guys
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    What are you referring to by "boomers"? I don't get the reference...

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    Boomers are family groups who live and serve on freighters. The term was introduced in Enterprise, her navigator was a Boomer born on the Horizon.
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    Actually, Boomers were only those born in space in the early-mid 22nd century - the term is short for "Space-Boomers".

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    Yeah your right about that
    Tractor beams are not designed for sling shotting Asteroids!! "What other use is there then?" T'Pak klingon/ vulcan hybrids response to fighting in an asteriod field.

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    Oh, sounds like a wonderful idea ! I'm definitely looking forward, and could offer to contribute a bit if you'd be open to that idea ?

    I've done some development packages for Intel, and Marine characters, so maybe I could help crunch out a few for Freighter crews as well. Especially since we have several in our group.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Owen E Oulton View Post
    Actually, Boomers were only those born in space in the early-mid 22nd century - the term is short for "Space-Boomers".
    The irony is that their way of life is doomed by the Warp-5 project. Faster engines make for shorter trips... so within a generation or so there'll be no more Boomers.

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    Thanks for the feedback guys and gals there will probably be a slight delay on getting work started on this though. I have homework for christmas and exams in 2 weeks time. My aim is a handbook which will cover threat species and vessels as well as freighters and smaller cargo ships etc. To start of I've done up a copy of a certain famous Star Wars stock freighter which had a cameo appearance in First Contact. This will be my first e-book so bear with me please
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    Quote Originally Posted by somaticon View Post
    Thanks for the feedback guys and gals there will probably be a slight delay on getting work started on this though. I have homework for christmas and exams in 2 weeks time. My aim is a handbook which will cover threat species and vessels as well as freighters and smaller cargo ships etc. To start of I've done up a copy of a certain famous Star Wars stock freighter which had a cameo appearance in First Contact. This will be my first e-book so bear with me please
    You must have been a bad boy to end up with homework in your Christmas stocking

    One of my gaming group (who plays a lot of civilian & merchant characters including a woman who runs a brothel) is in college and has exams coming up in about the same time-frame. So, I know how it goes with the studying and the time it takes.

    My offer of help still holds.

    One thing we could definitely work on is a write-up on the Stracian Trade Guild - which is mentioned in the PG, but isn't listed on Memory Alpha.

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    That and the Star Merchant Guild
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    You could have "Guild Member" as an Edge, or a professional ability for a Trader, or a Merchant character. I saw that - Guild Member - in someone's LOTR House Rules. It would make a good addition for Trek as well.

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    Well this has grown out of scale. It will be an interesting piece its now a large supplement. Which I will up load once it is finished.
    Tractor beams are not designed for sling shotting Asteroids!! "What other use is there then?" T'Pak klingon/ vulcan hybrids response to fighting in an asteriod field.

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