GURPS Traveller: Far Trader is a Steve Jackson Games product. It is a source book designed for GURPS Traveller. GURPS Far Trader – Download as PDF File .pdf) or read online. Gurps Far Trader. GURPS Traveller should be looked at similarly. The first book is useless “Far Trader,” is the best treatment of trade I have ever seen in an RPG. Real economic .

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Such worlds would likely become quickly saturated if a merchant buys too much of any one given “type” of product and dumps it in that world’s market. A noob won’t know what the risks are, and takes them as they appear more or less randomly.

Far Trader – Profit and Pitfalls Among the Stars, softback sourcebook for GURPS Traveller

You are small but you are free, and the universe is yours so long as your wits and good fortune allow. Faf TRADER, if we’re to believe the basic background information behind it, indicates that it is harder to find speculative cargo from high world trade value worlds, and even harder to make a profit on it – as everyone else is already in a cut-throat competition for what ever is available.

I’m just looking to see if we can find a way to either salvage the rules as written from FAR TRADER, or failing that, come up with something that can work in its place. And remember, “cutthroat competition” isn’t just a colorful catch gudps. Of necessity, the economic trade rules abstract a LOT of things into simple die rolls.


Note that this is in respect towards “Speculative trading”. The Spinward Marches Sourcebook.

Reworking FAR TRADER economics – Steve Jackson Games Forums

I’m going to give it 5 stars, its a great piece of work – I liked it, but I can imagine that it won’t be for all tastes. However, I’ve never used the speculative trading rules in it.

When I first got hold of this book, I expected something similar to the original “Merchant Prince”, a few essays on trade, enhanced character generation, a few ship listings and maybe an additional trade table or two for the buying and selling of cargo.

Eliyahu marked it as to-read Oct 31, Starships — In addition to rules for designing and rating your own spaceships at both TL9 and TL10this book contains over 35 pre-designed craft, ranging from ton fighters to ,ton dreadnoughts, described in detail and ready for use in a campaign.

Charles rated it it was amazing Jun 14, Showing of 8 reviews.

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Apr 15, Brian Rogers rated it liked it Shelves: Skill of 6 or less. Merchant has exactly the same probability of success regardless of the level of risk. David Eyk rated it really liked it May 20, James Guenther rated it really liked it Jul 09, The player character got involved with a financial firm whose job was to put together a plan in order to sell stock on the Lunion Stock Market.


Bodicainking rated it it was amazing Aug 26, Hi Fred, I suspect the “X-Boat” analogy doesn’t quite fit either. Originally Posted by hal.

I’m wondering – why wasn’t it just simply a function of the Merchant’s skill. Just thinking out loud.

Perhaps the risk levels might be higher, but that’s the nature of the game so to speak. It also increases the chance that something bad happens at the end of the battle.

The book is quite meaty and uses information based on the details of the real-life distribution industry. I’m wondering – why wasn’t it just simply a function of the Merchant’s skill, as to what his profits are after expenses when it comes to speculation?

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Jim added it Dec 28, I was watching Far Trader. This book is not yet featured on Listopia.