Low Passage

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Low Passage is transportation while in cold sleep (suspended animation). It is available at relatively low cost to the passenger.


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Description (Specifications)[edit]

Low Passage: Transportation while in cold sleep (suspended animation) is possible at relatively low cost to the passenger. The passenger is placed in a low passage berth before the ship takes off, and travels the entire journey in a state of suspended animation. He does not age, and requires very little life support. Unfortunately, the low passage system involves some intrinsic dangers to the passenger, and the passenger runs some risk of not surviving the voyage. Refunds or civil liability if a low passenger fails to survive the trip are not allowed. Low passage costs Cr1,000 and includes a baggage allowance of ten kilograms. [1]

Low Passage Amenities[edit]

The passenger is placed in a low passage berth before the ship takes off, and travels the entire journey in a state of suspended animation. He does not age, and requires very little life support.

  • Low passage costs Cr1,000 and includes a baggage allowance of 10 kilograms.
  • Try the Portable Cold Capsule.

Low Berth Usage Characteristics[edit]

Putting a sophont into cold sleep or taking them out of it can vary greatly by the skill of the operator and the actual type and technology level of the device. Some manufacturers make decidedly better or worse low berths. Some went low bidder and are noticeably unreliable and dangerous even by the odds of a device with a survival lottery. As a generality, it takes roughly five minutes or more to put a sophont into or out of a low berth.[2]

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Unfortunately, the low passage system involves some intrinsic dangers to the passenger, and he runs some risk of not surviving the voyage.

  • A certified medic is required to be present during revival.
  • Refunds or civil liability if a low passenger fails to survive the trip are not allowed.

The Low Lottery[edit]

The Low Lottery: It is customary for the captain to contribute Cr10 out of each low passage towards a lottery. Each low passenger randomly guesses the number of low passengers who will survive the trip. If the winner does not himself survive, the captain receives the money. The ship's steward administers the lottery. [3]

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References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

This article was copied or excerpted from the following copyrighted sources and used under license from Far Future Enterprises or by permission of the author.

  1. Don Perrin. Starships (Imperium Games, 1996), 5.Marc Miller. Starships (Game Designers Workshop, 1977), 5.Thomas L. BontRobert PriorChristopher Thrash. Starships (Steve Jackson Games, 2003), 5.
  2. An unpublished factoid written by Maksim-Smelchak
  3. Marc Miller. Starships (Game Designers Workshop, 1977), 5.