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101 Cargos allows a Traveller referee to create - at a moment's notice - cargos that are more than just "black boxes" and which take on a life of their own, with special handling requirements, hazards, and associated back-stories that will add zest and interesting complications to the life of every Traveller trader.

Included are:

  • 101 cargos, each with a little background to flesh them out
  • Instant Adventure Links generator, allowing you to create a plot or red herring based around any given cargo
  • Shipping and Hazard codes, to make it more interesting working out what's in a box and making sure it's handled properly
  • Cargo Generation System, to work out what is available for shipping to and from a given world

One of the earliest 101 Books released by BITS, 101 Cargos has remained a popular aid for Traveller referees. This product combines well with 101 Travellers for interesting passengers to put on your players' ships, and 101 Starcrews for the other traders, competitors and reprobates whom your Traveller characters may encounter when travelling between worlds.

For those who buy Mongoose Publishing products, you may be interested to know that 101 Cargos is included in the content of their Supplement 13: Starport Encounters (but we'd be very happy if you chose to buy our original version!)

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Andrew K September 12, 2013 7:06 am UTC
Could it be? Have my years of pestering e-mails to BITS finally paid off? At long last will the complete 101 series be in my grasp, without shlepping to game con flea markets and game store second hand bins!?!
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This title was added to our catalog on September 06, 2013.