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The Smuggler and the Mercenary Pilot

New Training Packages
for Spacemaster: Privateers

Copyright Elton Robb, 2000

Edited by Lowell R. Matthews for The Guild Companion

1. The Smuggler (V)

The Smuggler is a pilot who specializes in transporting illegal or banned goods through enemy and friendly lines. Since the war, the ISC, private enterprises, and organized crime have all been giving Smugglers jobs to run supplies through enemy lines. Essentially, their business of smuggling has been blockade running.

Quote: Don’t worry, she’s fast enough for you. What’s the cargo?
Time to Acquire: 14 months
Starting Money: Normal
Cost: None
Specials:
  Useful privateer contact 60
  Useful organized-crime contact 60
  Useful security contact 40
  One-handed energy weapon (+5) 50
  Close friends with another pilot 30
  Small freighter 0

Category or Skill

# of Ranks

Combat Maneuvers skill category
Alien Environment
Combat Pilot
N/A
1
2
Communication skill category
Royal Tongue
N/A
2
Subterfuge/Stealth skill category
Evidence Dispersal
N/A
3
Science/Analytical * Specialized skill category
Astrogation
Orbital Mechanics
N/A
1
1
Tech/Trade * General skill category
Sensor Analysis
1
1
Tech/Trade * Vehicles skill category
Atmospheric Pilot
FTL Pilot
Space Pilot
2
1
1
2

Cost by Profession:

  Criminal 36   Recon 32
  Explorer 28   Scientist 46
  Pilot 25   Soldier 34
  Psychic 37   Technician 33

2. Mercenary Pilot (V)

A mercenary pilot is someone who flies into combat only for pay. They love to fly, as long as they are well paid for their troubles. Mercenaries are often given the most difficult jobs, like shooting down convict pilots and blasting away the enemy. Of course, the meaning of the word "enemy" to a mercenary is necessarily subjective.

Quote:So, all I have to do is blow up some Imperials along the border. What’s the pay?
Time to Acquire: 23 months
Cost: None
Starting Money: Normal
Specials:
  One-handed energy weapon (+10) 30
  Armored vacuum suit 30
  Useful military contact 40
  Useful corporate contacts 30
  Government friend 10
  Small starfighter 0

Category or Skill

# of Ranks

Combat Maneuvers skill category
Alien Environment (Zero Gravity)
N/A
1
Science/Analytical * Specialized skill category
Astrogation
Orbital Mechanics
N/A
1
1
Tech/Trade * General skill category
Sensor Analysis
N/A
1
Tech/Trade * Gunnery
High Energy Projectors
1
2
Tech/Trade * Vehicles skill category
Atmospheric Pilot
FTL Pilot
Space Pilot
2
1
1
1

Cost by Profession:

  Criminal 23   Recon 28
  Explorer 28   Scientist 38
  Pilot 24   Soldier 26
  Psychic 40   Technician 33

Editor's Note

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