Passage Costs

Passage Costs

Characters who do not own or work on spacecraft must pay for passage. Cost varies by type of ship, the accommodations accepted and the length of the journey. Most ships do not allow passengers to carry weapons on board; they will confiscate them at the beginning of a journey and keep them in a weapons locker until arrival.

Tramp freighter: The worst accommodations available – crammed into a cargo box wirb a bunch of other passengers. Most people stake out a corner or imaginary square; on long journeys, territorial squabbles and fights are not unknown. There is little or no privacy under these conditions (blankets hung from the rafters at best). Sometimes, passengers share the space with cargo and are considered responsible for any damage to that cargo. This can be especially uncomfortable if the cargo is live animals. Bare rations are provided. The cost for this type of travel is usually 20 Falcons per person per jump. more if a lot of personal effects come along.

Transport: Better than a tramp freighter. the transport option is still not grand. While the passenger gets a room, they still have to share it with nine other people. Most people get bunks, but at least three people get the floor (or hammocks). Unappetizing food staples are served in a common mess. The cost is usually 50 falcons per person, per room.

Stateroom: A passenger shares a room with at least one other person. The room is not spacious. but it is far better than sharing the same room with eight other people. Good meals are served in a cabin with the ship’s crew. The cost is usually 100 falcons per person, per room.

Luxury Liner: The best kind of travel. A spacious, comfortable stateroom is shared with no one (except,of course, those the passenger invites). Meals are either shared with the ship’s officers in their dining room, or are served in the room itself, freshly cooked (well, as fresh as space food can get). Minor entertainments are usually available, in the form of magic lantern shows or live plays. The cost is usually 300 falcons per person, per room, but this can be much higher for higher-quality liners.

Passage Costs

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