Galaxy Pirates: Ships – Katar Mining 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 mining freighter clocks in as a tier 4 ship that uses the transport frame. It is powered by a pulse green core, has a basic drift engine, and a basic computer, as well as basic medium-range sensors; I like that, once more, the katar have spared no expense and actually provide good quarters for their crew. As a freighter, the expansion bays are used for cargo holds.
The shields clock in at 50 (Erroneously called “basic”, when 50 is the start of “light” shields), and defense-wise, we have both mk 4 armor and defenses. As far as offense is concerned, we have gyrolasers on port, starboard and aft, and on the front, a heavy laser canon and a laser net; the turrets feature fire-linked light torpedo launchers, which brings the ship very close to its build point maximum. Minor nitpick: The crew stats don’t list the ranks, but AC, TL, etc.-wise, the build checks outs.
As always, we get a fully filled-in ship-sheet for our convenience, and the pdf also features paper-mini-versions alongside a one-page full-color artwork of the ship that doubles as a great handout. The pdf comes with a full-color map of the ship, noting where what can be found – much like the light freighter, it does not have the katar garden, but much to my joy, the map does properly reference the main weaponry of the ship and makes sense in that regard.
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 yet another really nice ship with cool maps and great supplemental material; very focused and nice, I enjoyed the very distinct visual design of the mining freighter, and how it’s set apart from the other freighter ships of the katar. This feels very much like the authors took that extra time and contemplation to make it stand out. My final verdict will clock in at 4 stars – well worth getting!
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