A Primitive Craft is a kind of vehicle or technological device, intended to convey sophonts from one location to another. It is also often referred to as primitive transportation.
- It conveys its passengers and/or cargo through conventional mediums.
- It is a type of vehicle.
Primitive craft are the staple transportation of TL:1-3 sophont societies.
These come in various types:-
- Use of Animals for Cargo Carrying:
- Use of Animals for Carrying People:
- Use of Dray Beasts to directly pull a vehicle
- Use of Dray Beasts to provide power to indirectly move vehicles
- Animal-Powered Treadmill-Ferries
- Use of the Sophont's own power to move:
- Use of Wind Power to move
Nautical environments are dominated by boats and waterbourne ships, while ground environments are typically dominated by riding beasts and various kinds of carts and wagons. Some worlds are even given to flight with various kinds of balloons, ridable flyer creatures, or unpowered gliders. A few even figure out how to use very early technology ornithopters.
Examples of Primitive Craft
14 Primitive Craft items
|Coracle||Personal Vehicle||Water (Rowed)||0||15kg||Cr300|
|Fringian Batha Cart||Cargo Vehicle||Ground (Wheeled)||1||4 Tons||Cr11,200|
|Fringian Box Cart||Cargo Vehicle||Ground (Wheeled)||2||1.8 Tons||Cr7,800|
|Fringian Box Semitrailer||Cargo Vehicle||Ground (Wheeled)||6||7.4 Tons||Cr195,000|
|Fringian Buggy||Passenger Vehicle||Ground (Wheeled)||2||0.7 Tons||Cr6,400|
|Fringian Chaise||Passenger Vehicle||Ground (Wheeled)||3||1.1 Tons||Cr9,600|
|Fringian Chariot||Reconnaissance Vehicle||Ground (Wheeled)||1||0.2 Tons||Cr6,500|
|Fringian Dray||Cargo Vehicle||Ground (Wheeled)||2||1.8 Tons||Cr7,300|
|Fringian Flatbed Semitrailer||Cargo Vehicle||Ground (Wheeled)||6||3.7 Tons||Cr125,000|
|Fringian Heavy Flatbed Trailer||Cargo Vehicle||Ground (Wheeled)||8||12.3 Tons||Cr175,000|
|Fringian Light Cart||Cargo Vehicle||Ground (Wheeled)||1||1 Ton||Cr4,100|
|Fringian Stagecoach||Passenger Vehicle||Ground (Wheeled)||3||1.4 Tons||Cr31,500|
|Galley (watercraft)||Maritime Warship||Water (Rowed)||1||30 dTons||6000 work-days|
|Mountain Bicycle||Bicycle||Ground (Wheeled)||3||10kg||Cr300|
History & Background (Dossier)
An Industrial Revolution typically hits most sophont societies during the technological epoch of TL:4-6 at which point, most riding and dray beasts become replaced by among the earliest mechanical vehicles, typically ground cars and other mechanical conveyances driven by an engine or power plant.
- Primitive Craft - Craft of all types TL–1 to TL–3 powered by Wind or Animal power
- Aerospace Vessel
- Land Vehicle
- Ground Vehicle
- Tunnelling Vehicle
- Exotic Craft
- Multi-Environment Vehicle
- Vehicle Usage
- Vehicle Roles
- Personal Vehicle
- Consumer Vehicle
- Ground Car
- Air/Raft (Passenger, Small)
- G-Carrier (Small)
- Mass Transit Vehicle
- Rail Vehicle (Passenger)
- Industrial Vehicle
- Commercial Vehicle
- Combat Vehicle
- Combat Support Vehicle
- Security Vehicle
Related:Spaceplane and Spaceship is blurred.
If the design is described as a Vehicle then its a Spaceplane;
if it is described as a Ship its a Spaceship.
References & Contributors (Sources)
- Traveller Wiki Editorial Team
- Author & Contributor: Lord (Marquis) and Master of Sophontology Maksim-Smelchak of the Ministry of Science