GURPS Traveller: Far Trader

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Far Trader
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Profit and pitfalls among the stars
Author Steve DanielsJim McLeanChristopher Thrash
Canonical Yes
Edition 1st
Format Book (Softback) (PDF)
Language English
Pages 144
Publisher Steve Jackson Games
Version GURPS Traveller
Year Published 1999
Available from FFE
Also See Far Trader
ISBN 1-55634-373-6 Stock # 6066

GURPS Traveller: Far Trader is a Steve Jackson Games product.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

The Universe is Your Market

There’s a fortune to be made among the stars - for the intrepid merchant with business savvy, a suspicious mind, and more than a little luck.

Be prepared to meet some of the worst characters in the universe - just pray they’re not your business partners! And remember, “cutthroat competition” isn’t just a colorful catch phrase…

the "independent trader" campaign is one of the most popular among Traveller players. Far Trader is the complete support volume for a mercantile campaign. you can:

  • Develop sector-wide trade routes, following the tides of commerce on an interplanetary scale.
  • Start your own character-run business, raise capital, and finance your money-making ventures.
  • Make contacts, find niche markets, and exploit opportunities the big corporations miss.
  • Learn what it takes to run a successful commercial starship.
  • Expand your campaign with 15 new character templates.
  • Run entire mercantile campaigns, including Free Traders, smugglers, and pirates.

So stock your starship, grab your gun, and take to the stars … fortunes don’t come easy!

Table of Contents[edit]

GURPS Traveller: Far Trader
Introduction Page 4
1. The Big Picture Page 5
2. The Interstellar Economy Page 10
3. High Finance Page 41
4. Ships and Shipping Page 53
5. Characters Page 79
6. Campaigns and Adventures Page 104
7. District 268: Trading on the Edge of the Imperium Page 125
Appendices Page 136
Index Page 143

Library Data Entries (Public)[edit]

  1. Bank Draft
  2. Bilateral Trade Number (BTN)
  3. Black Market
  4. Breakbulk
  5. Campaign
  6. Cargo Cult
  7. Cash
  8. Charter
  9. Container
  10. Crate
  11. Distress Signal
  12. Dividend
  13. Fifth Frontier War
  14. Frontier World
  15. Guard Channel
  16. Highport
  17. Incorporation
  18. Interstellar Banking
  19. Interstellar Stock Market / Exchange
  20. IPO
  21. JTAS
  22. Jump-Point Masking AKA Jump Shadow
  23. Jumpspace
  24. LASH
  25. Letter of Cradit
  26. Lowport
  27. Merchant
  28. Merchant Prince
  29. Pallet
  30. Passenger
  31. PyRoute
  32. RO/RO
  33. Ship's Articles
  34. Ship's Logbook
  35. Ship's Registry
  36. Starport
  37. TAS Form
  38. Ton
  39. Trade Route
  40. Tradewar
  41. World Trade Number (WTN)

Library Data Entries (Automated)[edit]

Library data entries


Selected Astrography[edit]

  1. Spinward Marches Sector
    1. Cronor Subsector
    2. Jewell Subsector
    3. Regina Subsector
    4. Aramis Subsector
    5. Querion Subsector
    6. Vilis Subsector
    7. Lanth Subsector
    8. Rhylanor Subsector
    9. Darrian Subsector
    10. Sword Worlds Subsector
    11. Lunion Subsector
    12. Mora Subsector
    13. Five Sisters Subsector
    14. District 268 Subsector
    15. Glisten Subsector
    16. Trin's Veil Subsector

Selected Business Charters[edit]

Public Corporations:

  1. AG [1]
  2. Inc.
  3. LIC
  4. NHv
  5. Plc
  6. SA
  7. SH
  8. ZhI

Private Corporations:

  1. GmbH
  2. LIC
  3. Ltd.
  4. SARL

Partnerships:

  1. LLP
  2. NTh

Selected Corporations[edit]

Megacorporations:

  1. Delgado Trading
  2. GSbAG
  3. General Products
  4. Hortalez et Cie
  5. Instellarms
  6. LSP
  7. Makhidkarun
  8. Naasirka
  9. Sharurshid
  10. Sternmetal
  11. SuSAG
  12. Tukera Lines
  13. Zirunkariish

Corporations:

  1. Agarwal Brokerage
  2. Akerut
  3. Al Morai
  4. Argyle Factors
  5. Faravashi Traders
  6. Imperiallines
  7. Irkirkhaaamn Corp
  8. Jamison Factors
  9. Oberlindes Lines
  10. Seven Suns Shipping
  11. Vemene
  12. Whitchurch Factors
  13. WidgetCo

Selected Equipment[edit]

  1. Survival Kit
  2. Pocket Pack
  3. Sr5/8 class Survival Rifle
  4. Wrist Computer
  5. Survival Watch

Selected Form/s & Terms[edit]

Forms:

  1. TBD

Terms:

  1. Control Rating (CR)
  2. TBD
  3. TBD
  4. TBD
  5. TBD

Selected Ship Equipment / Components[edit]

  1. Collapsible Tank
  2. Drop Tank
  3. External Cradle
  4. Flight Recorder
  5. Hatch
  6. Life Support Unit
  7. Mail Safe
  8. RVO Program
  9. Ship Meeting Room (Hall, Bar, or Conference Room)
  10. Ship's Locker
  11. Ship Stage
  12. Ship Swimming Pool
  13. Ship Theater
  14. Smallcraft Bridge Add-On
  15. Transponder

Selected Organizations[edit]

  1. Colonial Navy
  2. Imperial Customs Service
  3. Imperial Ministry of Justice (MoJ)
  4. Imperial Naval Intelligence (IMI)
  5. Imperial Navy
  6. Imperial Security Service
  7. Planetary Navy
  8. Starport Authority
  9. TAS
  10. TNS

Selected Polities[edit]

Major Race Suprapolities:

  1. Third Imperium
  2. Zhodani Consulate

Minor Race Polities:

  1. Agworld Combine
  2. Border Worlds
  3. Darrian Confederation
  4. Federation of Arden
  5. Garoo Republic AKA Republic of Garoo
  6. Mewey Empire
  7. Sword Worlds Confederation
  8. Trexalon Technical Consortium

Selected Ships[edit]

Types & Classes:

  1. Akkigish class Subsidized Merchant
  2. Empress Marava class Far Trader
  3. Grand Princess Iphegenia class Luxury Liner
  4. Hercules class Heavy Merchant
  5. Imperialines Frontier Transport
  6. Oberlindes Cargo Liner
  7. Stellar class Subsidized Liner
  8. Tukera Freighter
  9. Tukera Long-Liner

Supraclasses:

  1. Bulk Freighter
  2. Commerce Raider
  3. Commercial Ship
  4. Corsair Vessel
  5. Customs Vessel
  6. Far Trader
  7. Free Trader
  8. Freight Liner
  9. Lighter-Aboard-Ship Tender (LASH Tender)
  10. Liner
  11. Passenger Liner
  12. Privateer
  13. Subsidized Liner
  14. Trade Vessel (Merchant Vessel)
  15. Trader
  16. Tramp
  17. Tramp Merchant

Selected Smallcraft[edit]

Smallcraft:

  1. Cargo Shuttle
  2. Short-Duration Lifeboat

Bigcraft:

  1. Lighter
    1. Cargo Lighter
    2. General-Purpose Lighter
    3. Oiler
  2. Tug

Selected Trade Routes[edit]

  1. TBD

Selected Vehicles[edit]

  1. Exoskeleton
    1. Cargo Exoskeleton
  2. Forklift
    1. Grav Forklift
    2. Wheeled Forklift
  3. Workpod
  4. Grav Lifter
  5. Container Rack
  6. TBD
  7. TBD
  8. TBD
  9. TBD
  10. TBD
  11. TBD

Selected Vocations[edit]

Vocations:

  1. Advertiser
  2. Arms Dealer
  3. Attorney
  4. Belter
  5. Black Marketeer
  6. Broker
  7. Bounty Hunter
  8. Bureaucrat
  9. Cargomaster
  10. Chandler
  11. Computer Technician
  12. Confidence Man
  13. Corporate Lawyer
  14. Corsair
  15. Courier
  16. Diplomat
  17. Engineer
  18. Entertainer
  19. Entrepreneur
  20. Financier
  21. Fixer
  22. Free Trader
  23. Gadgeteer
  24. Ihatei
  25. Insurance Underwriter
  26. Law Enforcer
  27. Loan Shark
  28. Manager
  29. Mechanic
  30. Medical Doctor
  31. Medical Technician
  32. Merchant
  33. Merchant Prince
  34. Mercenary
  35. Pirate
  36. Privateer
  37. Promotional Agent
  38. Purser
  39. Remittance Man
  40. Rogue
  41. Shipmaster
  42. Shipper's Agent
  43. Skip Tracer
  44. Smuggler
  45. Steward
  46. Trader
  47. Tramp Merchant
  48. Undercover Agent

Meta-history & Background (Dossier)[edit]

GURPS Traveller: Far Trader complements the GURPS Traveller volumes on Starports and Starships.

  • It is also fully compatible with GURPS Space, and a useful supplement for any science fiction campaign.

PyRoute Interstellar Economic Calculations[edit]

As part of the wiki's ongoing Astrography projects, rules from this publication were used by the Traveller PyRoute program, using the sector data from Traveller Map and the economics rules from GURPS Traveller: Far Trader, GURPS Traveller: Starports, GURPS Traveller: Ground Forces, and Trillion Credit Squadron.

Credits (Primary Sources)[edit]

Credits (Primary Sources)
Credit Authors & Contributors
Author Steve Daniels, Jim McLean & Christopher Thrash
Editor Sean M. Punch
Cover Douglas Shuler
Illustrations Jesse DeGraff, Fredd Gorham, Tom Peters, and Glenn Grant

External Link/s[edit]

Commentary & Data articles:

  1. EXTERNAL LINK: TBD

Reviews:

  1. EXTERNAL LINK: TBD

Other Articles:

  1. EXTERNAL LINK: TBD

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