Galaxy Pirates: Katar Light Freighter (SFRPG)
This installment of the Ship-supplements for the intriguing Galaxy Pirates-line clocks in at 7 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 5 pages of content, so let’s check this out!
The light freighter of the katar would be a tier 1 ship, powered by a pulse brown power core, equipped with a basic drift engine, basic computer, and budget short-range sensors. This one has 3 cargo holds as expansion bays, but one thing that is not basic, that is actually better than what e.g. the heavy freighter offers: The little vessel has good crew quarters!
Defense-wise, it sports mk 3 armor and mk 2 defenses, as well as basic 10 shields (focused slightly on forward and aft). Regarding offense, we have light torpedo launchers on port and starboard, and two fire-linked light laser cannons as the main weaponry facing forward. The AC and TL ratings of the ship check out, as does the rest of the math here.
The light freighter, as always in the series, does come with its own, already filled-out ship-sheet, a paper-mini version of it, a full-page hand-out-style rendition of the great artwork, and the Computers (“S” missing) table that allows PCs to know about the ship in-game. As always, we also get a gorgeous full-color map that shows where what can be found within – to my slight chagrin, this one doesn’t seem to feature the katar garden that served as a subtle cultural unifier for these ships, and the weaponry isn’t reflected in the map either – though here, I’m admittedly nitpicking.
Editing and formatting are good on a formal and rules-language level. Layout adheres to the series’ two-column full-color standard, and the artwork presented is awesome. I love the look of the freighter. The full-color map that notes access ladders, cargo, quarters, etc. is detailed and amazing as well. The addition of paper minis and ship-sheet add further convenience here. The pdf has no bookmarks, but needs none at this length.
Paul Fields and Jim Milligan provide a nice little freighter here – it’s useful, feels a bit more familial than its big brother, and the production values are solid. That being said, it does feel a little less captivating than the heavy freighter to me; still, as a whole, a worthwhile addition to the series. My final verdict will clock in at 3.5 stars, rounded up.
You can get this neat freighter here on OBS!
You can get the entire ships-bundle here on OBS!
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