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  #31 New August 23rd, 2013 10:15 AM
[SBRD] Misc Bits of Setting Detail

There are bits and pieces of extra details of the setting that have developed in discussion threads and emails and PMs, and don't really have a good place to fit into the outline, but are worth keeping for reference. I'm going to try to remember to archive such bits in this blog post, to make them easier to find.

Misc Bits Added So Far
1. Money - offworld currency, debit cards, etc
2. Crew Staterooms

1. Money - offworld currency, debit cards, etc

Although each world or multi-world government has its own money, I don't really want to bother w economic theory of exchange rates, so they all exchange equally. For verisimilitude there will be some places that don't want (or have any use for) any of these "credits" that you carry around, and you will need to barter, but do you really want to do that every place you go? I didn't think so.

As for the form of money, there are several:

1) Plain old cash, good old plasti-cred bills and coins per TTB and TTA.

2) Keeping a reserve of cash on the ship, crew carry debit cards against that, ship either settles up each day or before leaving planet. This is part of the service the ship signs up for when docking, and is administered through the port.

3) Money in a bank, the problem is that debit card or other instruments from bank won't be honored very far away from that bank, as it is too much bother and delay to check balances. This is mostly used by spacers as a kind of backup reserve; even if you lose everything else, you still have some money stashed on Planet X, if only you can get there.

4) For interstellar business, some form of letter of credit or cashier's check that can be carried from one bank to another. I don't believe in anything impossible to forge, but I'm sure they would put the effort into making these as difficult to forge as their TL allows.

5) Any crewperson can deposit cash at the port office and be issued a local debit card to draw against it. As usual, this is at most ports, most of the time, not necessarily everywhere you go. (This could be connected to option 2 above, part of port registration is that the ship puts up the cash based on what each crewperson has on deposit in the ship's vault.)

2. Crew Staterooms
Here is the crew stateroom list as I have it so far:

12 - Bruno and Benjamin
13 - Kalos
14 - Max (and Henry if Sam agrees)
15 - Gayne
16 - Janna
17 - Donoma
18 - Doc
19 - Hampton

Sam has not said yes/no on having Henry share w Max

[More Will Be Added Here Later As I Notice Them]

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#2 August 31st, 2013 09:18 AM
Fritz_Brown Says:
Donoma will take 17.
#1 August 31st, 2013 01:12 AM
ErianFrost Says:
Kalos will take 13.

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