NOMAD Stellar Alliance: Ships of the Alliance Merchant Fleet

Posted: 2024-07-05
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WARNING: This is a WORK IN PROGRESS. See the enclosing directory for more about NOMAD Stellar Alliance.

Part of the NOMAD: Stellar Alliance series.

Alliance Merchant Fleet Ship Classes

Technological Age: Early Galactic

The Alliance leases these ships to corporations with interstellar scope. They may only visit Alliance member worlds, and must abide by other restrictions to prevent cultural contamination and proliferation of dangerous technology.

Naturally, merchants chafe under these restrictions …

Free Trader

A ship leased mostly to independents, this ship has relatively small cargo capacity. For new companies opening up new markets cargo capacity matters less than its ability to land on planets.

Hull Type End. Armor Crew Cargo Guns Agility Mods Total
Scout 3 mo 14/17 1 (3) 16 4d6 +2
base 1 mo 18/21 4 16 5d6 +2
steps -1 +1 +0 +1 -1
cost +10% -10% +10% -10% +20% +20%

Travel Multiplier: x1

Modifications:

Cost: 8,000,000 + 20% = 9,600,000 Cr

Monthly Cost: 39,000 Cr

Free Trader Passenger Variant

Those who want to earn money ferrying passengers rather than goods elect this variant. It reduces cargo space to add extra life support facilities and air scrubbers.

Hull Type End. Armor Crew Cargo Guns Agility Mods Total
Scout 3 mo 14/17 1 (9) 8 4d6 +2
base 1 mo 18/21 4 16 5d6 +2
steps -1 +1 +1 -1 +1 -1
cost +10% -10% +20% -5% -10% +20% +25%

Travel Multiplier: x1

Modifications:

Cost: 8,000,000 + 25% = 10,000,000 Cr

Monthly Cost: 39,000 Cr

Small Freighter

A repurposed Support Ship, all weapons bays, medical bays, science labs, and similar facilities have been removed to make room for cargo and whatever weapons or other features the company wishes to install.

Hull Type End. Armor Crew Cargo Guns Agility Mods Total
Destroyer 6 mos 21/24 10 250 6d6 +0
base 6 mos 25/28 25 64 7d6 +1
steps +1 +1 -2 +1 +1 -2
cost -10% +10% -10% -10% +30% +10%

Travel Multiplier: x1

Modifications:

Cost: 100,000,000 + 10% = 110,000,000 Cr

Monthly Cost: 264,000 - (75,000 / 2) = 226,500 Cr

Standard Freighter

The most common ship in the Merchant Fleet, this freighter has cargo capacity comparable to a System Heavy Freighter.

Hull Type End. Armor Crew Cargo Guns Agility Mods Total
Cruiser 1 yr 25/28 50 500 7d6 +0
base 1 yr 29/33 100 125 8d6 +0
steps +1 +1 -2 +1 -1
cost -10% +10% -10% +20% +10%

Travel Multiplier: x1

Modifications:

Cost: 350,000,000 + 10% = 385,000,000 Cr

Monthly Cost: 875,000 Cr

Shuttle

See Shuttle I.

Escape Pod

See Escape Pod.