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100 Derelict and Wrecked Spaceships to Encounter


Space can be dangerous, and ships that venture into the void can fall foul of many different things. This supplement has 100 spaceships for characters to encounter, from apparently undamaged ships floating in space, to fragmentary wreckage scattered over a wide area. In some cases, it's obvious what happened, and may still be happening; in others, it may never be discovered. The ships can be used to flesh out a space journey or as potential adventure hooks.

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  • Intact ship that is drifting, though it still appears to have power. No lifesigns can be detected onboard. The hatches still function and the ship can be entered. Inside, the corpses of those onboard can eb found in various places, from at their station to in their quarters; it looks as if they were rapidly struck down by an illness.
  • Irregularly shaped conglomeration of ice with an unusually high metallic signature according to sensors. On investigation, the iceteroid proves to have formed around a starship, completely engulfing it.
  • Metal fragments can be detected spread across the surface of a large asteroid. On closer examination, they prove to be parts of a ship that appears to have hit the asteroid at speed. Most of the ship is in small fragments, spread over a wide area, though it looks like some pieces spiralled off into space on impact.
  • Modular cargo ship which would normally have a number of holds attached to the central spine. All of the cargo holds have been removed, cut off it looks like, and several items drifting near the ship are the spaced crew.
  • Odd ship with a peculiarly organic appearance, as if it was grown, not made. Inside, the structure gives the impression of being inside a living creature, but nothing else alive can be found within. The instruments are similarly organic in appearance, and the ship's systems still appear to have power.

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