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Free Trader Variants: The Frontier


Free Trader Variants: The Frontier presents the Rift Trader, the Skip Tracer, and the Salvager, three heavily modified Free Traders useful in frontier areas.

The Rift Trader's defining feature is its 5 parsec jump range, which allows it to cross otherwise impassable rifts devoid of stars or carry time sensitive cargo quickly to its destination.

The Skip Tracer is designed to track down and repossess ships whose crews have stopped making payments. Its modifications, including a Ship's Boat modified for pursuit and boarding, also make it a good vessel for pirates or those who hunt them.

Finally, the Salvager can jump two parsecs while carrying its own tonnage again, which allows it to reach and retrieve stranded or derelict vessels and return them, and their crews, to civilization.

All three variants have descriptions, deck plans, adventure hooks, and a sample crew suitable as antagonists or allies.

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Glen W December 01, 2018 10:34 pm UTC
I have downloaded this twice now and both times the text has been scrambled. I suspect a possible font issue. Is any one else having difficulty?
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Daniel W December 10, 2018 10:53 pm UTC
Sorry for the wait in my reply. Let's get this fixed. What PDF reader are you using to read it?
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Glen W December 22, 2018 3:59 am UTC
Nuance Ecopy PDF Pro Office
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Daniel W January 17, 2019 7:46 pm UTC
Is all the text scrambled or just some of it?
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Glen W June 09, 2019 3:18 am UTC
Sorry just saw this. Yes, just some of the text. I could send a screen shot if you like.
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Daniel W July 07, 2019 12:05 am UTC
It might help me troubleshoot the problem if you could
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Glen W July 15, 2019 4:53 pm UTC
Not sure how to send them through this forum. Is there an email account I could use to send them?
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Daniel W July 20, 2019 4:12 am UTC
Sure. Use carregtan at gmail.
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