Galaxy Pirates: Ships – Eldred Light Cruiser (SFRPG)
This installment of the ship-supplements released under the Galaxy Pirates brand clocks in at 7 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 5 pages of content, so let’s take a look!
Okay, so the light cruiser is a tier 5 Large destroyer with average maneuverability and turn 2, using an Arcus Ultra power core and sporting a signal basic drift engine. With mk 4 armor and defenses, we get AC and TL 18, and weaponry-wise, we get light plasma cannons and torpedo launchers forward, a gyrolaser on the port-side and starboard-side, a coilgun turret and no weaponry on the aft. The ship comes with a proper array of expansion bays. As far as crew is concerned, the engineering may not be stellar compared to e.g. the blackwind sepulcher, but the pilot? Top-notch. The ship does come with a Computers table that allows PCs to deduce facts about the ship model, and the pdf does feature a brief elaboration on the ship’s details.
The supplement also comes with an AMAZING full-color map of the ship, which explains all components of the ship, from airlocks to the placement of the weaponry. (Very minor nitpick: The map references a rail cannon, instead of a plasma cannon; it’d have been nice to see the map reference the weapons of the ship directly, but those are details.)We also get a great, handout style one-page version of the ship’s artwork, and a full page of paper stand-in minis you can print out, and the ship comes with a full, already filled-in ship sheet for your convenience. Huge plus!
Editing and formatting are very good, I noticed no serious snafus on a formal or rules-language level. Layout adheres to a nice two-column full-color standard, and the pdf has no bookmarks, but needs none at this length. The artwork of the ship and the cartography are both full color and amazing.
I really like this ship by Paul Fields and Jim Milligan. The ship map, the sheet – this is ready to go, fun and has some customization options left in the PCU-budget for players. All in all, a fun, well-wrought ship, this gets 4 stars.
You can get this neat space ship here on OBS!