Supplement 15: Powers and Principalities ebook
The purpose of this book is to make every planet in your campaign unique and interesting, and Supplement 15: Powers and Principalities will do just that with no extra work on the part of the referee.
This book is, in many ways, a continuation of Supplement 13: Starport Encounters. Whereas that book provided a ready toolkit for referee’s to flesh out starports with ships, crews and passengers, Supplement 15: Powers and Principalities does the same with the forces and organisations that control the planets players land upon – the corporations, governments and religions.
Not all participating democracies will be identical. Each will have its own eccentricities and nuances. The same applies to the corporations players will take jobs for or purchase from. Not all agricultural companies are run the same way, after all.
By using the provided corporations, governments and religions in this book, referees will be able to populate their universes with the minimum of effort, ensuring now that not only every starport is different, but the world beyond its gates remains vivid and alive in the minds of the players.
The goal is to make every planet in your campaign unique and interesting, and Supplement 15: Powers and Principalities will do just that with no extra work on the part of the referee.
To this end, this book covers three key areas where referees can always use a little help.
This part of the book provides a broad range of public and private companies with which to populate your Traveller universe. No longer will your players need to buy equipment from, work for, or invest in, faceless, nameless businesses – you need only pick an appropriate corporation from this supplement.
Probably one of the most important features of a given world (beyond whether one can breathe the atmosphere) is the ruling government. The rulers of a world dictate the laws by which one must abide, the attitude of the natives to visitors, and frequently the basic philosophies by which everyday life operates. Governments provide players with a wide variety of challenges and adventure opportunities, in addition to being valuable background colour.
Religion is almost universally intended to answer The Great Questions; Who are we? Why are we here? Life is incredibly common (in the Traveller universe). Most people now take this for granted, but philosophers, scientists, theologians and mystics still debate why such an unlikely event has happened on so many worlds. There are many popular explanations for why life is so widespread. Some credit the Ancients, a semi-mythical species that died out millennia ago. Others invoke deities and supernatural intervention. Some raise Life itself to godhood, believing that Life called itself into existence out of the very fabric of the universe. Others go farther, believing that our universe is but one of many such living (or even dead) universes. Most sophont species develop religions during their climb to civilisation.
Mongoose Publishing is completely dedicated to your total satisfaction. If you have any suggestions or comments please email us at email@example.com.
Making A Purchase
Making a purchase could not be easier. Just browse our catalogue, and click on any items that you wish to buy and put them into the shopping cart. After you have finished your selection, click on 'Order' and you will be asked for a few details that we need to be able to satisfy the order.
We accept credit and debit card payment, as well as PayPal. If you are shopping from anywhere outside the US or UK, place your order and your credit card company will convert the transaction to your own currency. We accept all major credit cards.
Shipping And Handling
Shipping is currently charged at a flat rate of $8 for customers in the US or £4 for customers in the UK, or $18/£8 for orders anywhere else in the world.
Domestic orders with a regular street address will usually be sent out via the post office.
Orders over £100 to UK addresses or $150 to US addresses will be free of postage charges. This includes military BFPO/AFPO addresses.
We will process your order right away. We aim to turnaround orders within one working day, but please allow 14 days for delivery if you are overseas.
If you are not completely satisfied with your order, we guarantee to exchange any goods or refund your money, for whatever reason. We guarantee all of our products.
Before returning unsatisfactory goods please contact us.
PLEASE NOTE: Mongoose Publishing is not responsible for costs incurred in supplying or returning correctly supplied and undamaged goods. We recommend that returned items are sent by Recorded Delivery. In the case of wrongly supplied or damaged goods we will refund your postage costs.
Mongoose Publishing reserves the right to alter or amend the specifications and/or prices of the products offered for sale, or withdraw them completely without prior notice.
Our Guarantee is in addition to your statutory rights.
Credit Card Security
We know of no documented cases of credit card fraud using our shopping system over the Internet. All credit card numbers are encrypted in the software when the order is placed using 128 bit encryption. They are not held in clear text on any web site.
We like our customers to be pleased with their purchases, and will replace or exchange any item with which you are not fully satisfied within a period of 30 days as long as the item is returned to us in saleable condition.
If you need to reach us, please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org, or write to us at Mongoose Publishing, 52-54 Cricklade Road, Swindon, Wilts, SN2 8AF, United Kingdom.
Mongoose Publishing does not disclose buyers information to third parties. Cookies are used on this shopping site, but only to keep track of the contents of your shopping cart once you have selected an item.