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 heavy freighter of the katar is a Large freighter that clocks in as a tier 5 ship; the freighter uses its expansion bays for 8 cargo holds, and crew can’t expect luxury – the quarters are just common. Defense-wise, we get medium-range sensors, and the ship comes with both mk 4 armor and defenses. It also has 50 shields, focused on forward and aft, though it should be noted that they are erroneously called “basic” here, when 50 is the cusp of “light” shields.
The freighter is powered by an Arcus Ultra, and is decently-armed for a freighter – heavy laser cannons on forward, port and starboard sides. On the aft, we have a light torpedo launcher. With a solid pilot, the ship has a decent AC and TL 18, and, as has become the tradition with these supplements, comes with a brief table of Computers (missing the “S”) skill checks that you can make to know information about the freighter in-game.
As has become the tradition with the series, we get an already fully filled out ship-sheet for the freighter, paper-minis and a gorgeous full-page version of the artwork. Nice: We get a full and proper map of the ship, with the torpedo bay situated where it should be; as a nice touch of unifying cultural identity, the freighter, in spite of its focus on functionality, does have one piece of luxury: The little katar garden that all their vessels share. It’s a small touch, but I like it.
Build integrity-wise, there is nothing to complain about here. I reverse-engineered the ship, and it checks out.
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 deliver a solid, nice freighter here – utilitarian, yet with its own identity. All in all, a nice one, definitely worth getting; my final verdict will be 4 stars.
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