Starport Scum - Extra Resources
Here are three additional resources you can use in your Starport Scum campaigns. (Starport Scum you say? What’s that? Look at my “Forgotten Gem” post to see a quick intro to what the game is about.)
Starport Scum Reference Sheet
First, an improved reference sheet for Starport Scum. One sheet, back and front. While there is a reference sheet in the back of the core book I wanted some additional details such as fumble tales, social, & task rules.
This document is shared with the approval of Ivan Sorensen (because it contains text directly from the core rules.)
Starport Scum Revised Job Tables
While I like the jobs in the core rules and Starport Scum “Bils to Pay” New Jobs Guide expansion I find the tables are too inconsistent and unorganized for my tastes. Inspired by Shaun Travers “4 Dice SFRPG Tables” style I reorganized the jobs into a more compact and consistent format. Roll 2d6 to select a job table and then roll 4 dice and (in-order) to grab a result from each column. Take the result and use them to build out your job encounter. Entries marked with an “asterisk” earn you an additional “Fistful of Credits” on top of the starting pay of 1 for all jobs. In addition this includes a new job “Courier” which covers your usual things like point-to-point delivery, passengers, smuggling, etc.
- Starport Scum - Revised Job Tables
- Updated 10/18/2022: Tweaked the Salvage Job
I’ve purposely kept things fairly abstract - the idea is to give you prompts as to why you are throwing minis down to battle on the tabletop. I think this is in the spirit of all Nordic Weasel Games titles - we want to have a miniatures battle but also want to have a bit of story too. If you need additional details about your patron there are approximately 100 different RPG supplements (many for Stars Without Number or Traveller) that will give you all the NPC details you need.
Expanded Patron Resources
- Persons of Interest: Creating Patrons and Nemeses
- 76 Patrons
- The Adventure Crafter (Character Crafting Section)
- UNE, The Universal NPC Emulator
Starport Scum Flavor Tables
Finally, on my jobs table sometime you might roll up an “executive” or “bureaucrat.” In these case you might want to know about what type of work the corporation does or how the government functions. Likewise you might also want to know more about the Starport services or the Planet surface. So here’s one page of a bunch of common details you might need to build out a more detailed environment for your Scum battles. Not too much detail, “just enough.”
Good Hunting fellow Scummers.