Monday, January 13, 2020

Strictly (Duke) Springer - Day 013


Lucky day 13!



I make my roll to sell the boat for a base price of 500 secs. But what makes this so lucky? Each planet has a wealth code and based on that number, it can apply a multiplier to the base price of an item. In this case, I rolled a 6 for the base price which indicates a 1.5 multiplier. That base price shifted to 750 secs.

Ok, metagame time. How bored are you? Each item has a base price so rolling on the wealth code table is a good idea. The price won’t go down, but could go up which is excellent. But how should that be applied? As I read this scenario, I can sell a hopper for 750 credits. But can I sell both? The rules aren’t clear. In some cases, the rules specifically mention a number. For example, in the Colonies, there is a listing for “One side arm”, yet sometimes I can buy many side arms.

Do I make a roll for each? In general, I don’t. If I have 50 side arms, and go to sell, I roll once and simply accept the given price. I can choose not to sell and have to go through the whole process of rolling to get that sell side arms result again, which also allows me to roll on the multiplier table again. It could be more or less. I think that is fair and it is pertinent to this particular event.

I sell both boats for a total of 1500 secs.! I make a payment on the ship of 1000 secs., which is another level of accounting. 300 went to the interest payment for this week and 700 reduced the principle on the ship.

Reducing the principle owed on the ship does not reduce the interest. This is a front ended loan which was a real thing in the 70s and 80s. 

I want to purchase consumables since I have nearly 100 cu of empty space to fill. I need Repair, Life Support and maybe Repair Units plus 6 Utility Suits. I don't get any of those numbers here. Luck is fickle.  

Our assets are:

1 Antelope starship, which I owe 119,300 secs. in principle.
15 Fuel Units,
1 Stasis pod 2 CU,
20 Repair units.
1 U-bot,
and the ship is fully fueled with 6 hypercharges.

I have 1720 secs. in my pocket.

In the cache in the Ruins of Regari are:

3 Skimmers,
4 Repair Units,
100 secs.

Now let's have an ad from Lego. The Satellite Service Mission is $9.99 and looks a bit like what I think a tiny ship's boat and character looks like. Clicking the link will take you to the Lego website to purchase, which results in remuneration for me.



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