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Galactic Treasures Await You....

They are merchants, thieves, grifters, saviors and worse. They roam the untamed void to bring the wealth of foreign worlds to their customers, trading in the treasures of half a hundred worlds for the sake of riches beyond human imagination. You will find them in dirty starport dives, in the palaces of lostworlder kings, and in the gleaming towers of their corporate palaces. They are the far traders, and the treasures of the sky are theirs for the taking.

In this supplement to the free Stars Without Number sci-fi RPG, you'll find all that you need to add classic mercantile adventures to your campaign. Whether a doughty crew of adventurers just trying to keep their battered ship flying or a cabal of aspiring merchant princes who seek the control of whole sectors, the tools in this book provide a GM with everything necessary to plot a course for profit. Within these pages, you'll find...

  • Rules for buying and selling cargo between the far-flung planets
  • Guidelines for building interstellar business empires and planetary holdings
  • Trade tags and tools for giving mercantile flavor to your campaign worlds
  • Adventure templates for quickly generating a session's entertainment
  • Guides on how to establish new colony worlds to rule and exploit for profit
  • Tips and advice for running mercantile campaigns at your own table

Suns of Gold will give you everything you need to handle the commercial ambitions of your players, from short-run cargo hauls to interstellar trade empires. Unleash the forces of fearless avarice in your campaign, and seek the wealth of the skies!

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Christopher M July 01, 2023 5:51 am UTC
The book mentions the Business and Culture skills a few times, but neither of those are in the revision. Off the top of my head, useful skills from the revision include Administer, Connect, Notice, Talk, and Trade.
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Charles S January 16, 2023 12:25 am UTC
Couple of minor errors so far.

Page#15: "A Trader At Work". The example says the result of 13 adds +10% but the sales chart has 13 as 20%.

Page #23: the Savage Worlds chart cuts off the final sentence of the description.
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Jeff L May 21, 2021 7:40 am UTC
Is there a way or formula to come up with a cost for items and else in this book?
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Aurélien B July 27, 2022 5:03 pm UTC
Yes, there are lists of market items you can buy by tons (except some who are smaller or bigger) by planet type and there are rules to randomly generate what's for sale each month, at what volume, and for what price depending on your skill/investment on said planet.
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Samuel K July 29, 2014 8:57 pm UTC
Love the cover, BTW - reminds me of the old Terran Trade Authority books from my youth ...
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Andrew M January 04, 2021 3:07 am UTC
Whoa, agreed! Very neat. You might be surprised to see this here: as well as this:
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Jay D March 14, 2014 2:19 pm UTC
This PDF has perfect bookmarks and no watermarking. This makes it an excellent example of what PDFs can provide when correctly made.
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