Primitive Craft

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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.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

Primitive craft are the staple transportation of TL:1-3 sophont societies.

These come in various types:-

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[edit]

14 Primitive Craft items[edit]

Item Type Mode TL Mass Cost
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)[edit]

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.

See also[edit]


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The line between 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.

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