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Future Armada: MisFortune

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FUTURE ARMADA
Deluxe Starship Designs

MisFORTUNE
Container Ship

Originally christened "Fortune", this massive container ship has suffered a long run of bad luck. Though old and neglected, the ship continues on as if driven by its own purpose. At over 1000 ft long, this heavy can carry 624 of the common HMT-337 cargo containers and is designed to provide power, life support, and access to each one during flight. As these standard containers can be customized for everything from freight, to passengers, to offices and medical facilities, this ship is the ultimate in large-scale, affordable versatility.

This oversized issue also includes a bulk-hauler variant (with a dozen 5,000 ton cargo bays instead of container couplings) and the smaller Ajax-class military transport. This workhorse uses the same technology (and a subset of map pages) as MisFortune to provide a rugged transport with a flexible payload capability. With space for 48 containers, it has plenty of room for troops, cargo, and modular base sections.

Finally, this issue introduces the Sherpa-class freight hauler. This single-pilot ship is little more than a frame with engines and cockpit attached. Designed to carry a single cargo container and easily switch from one to another, this rugged working-man's ship is a common sight at ports throughout civilized space. MisFortune carries a pair of these vessels and the Ajax-class transport has an external landing pad for one. Ten container designs, including a "blank", are provided along with the Sherpa.

The .zip file contains the following:

  • Overview
    • 29 page PDF file detailing the ships, interior areas, and crew.
    • The main book also includes the Alpha (bulk hauler) variant and the Ajax-class transport.
    • Open Game License stats provided for the vessel and crew.
  • Map Books
    • Full-color 64 page PDF file containing complete interior maps.
    • Includes miniature-scale maps for tactical combat.
    • Broken into pages for easy printing.
  • Printer friendly, black and white version of the map book.
  • Miniature-scale composite map of the Ajax interior.
    • A poster-sized, 32x64 inch, 150 dpi, color JPEG image of the Ajax deck plan.
    • NOTE: MisFortune is too large for a single miniature-scale image.
  • For convenience, the versatile Sherpa-class freight hauler is detailed in its own documents:
    • 10 page PDF detailing the Sherpa, several custom container types, and sample pilot.
    • Full-color 15 page PDF file with miniature-scale maps.
    • Printer friendly, black and white version of the map book.
    • The Sherpa already fits on a single page and so does not require a separate poster.
  • Art directory with rendered images of all the ships.

Sample documents and bonus art are available at 0-hr.com.

Like all of the Future Armada ships, these are meant to be useful to game masters and players alike. A scenario idea is included for MisFortune - taking its unique history into account - but story, stats, and maps are all easily separated. Let this collection of versatile cargo ships carry your game to new places!

 
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January 25th, 2013
Awesome stuff, It has all the info you could ever need for a sweet cargo ship [...]
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July 14th, 2011
I have come to the conclusion that anything from the Future Armada series is pure gold, and the MisFortune is no exception. This is the perfect ship to run half a doven adventures on, an alien style hunt was what first came to mind. In addition to the [...]
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June 6th, 2010
This is a great ship... with its huge capacity of customizable containers it makes this ship great for so many purposes. I bought it as a colony ship for a traveller game. A surprise to me was how much I enjoyed the art supplied with the product. The [...]
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January 4th, 2009
I've yet to find a Future Armada product that isn't useful for my gaming - or just for entertainment. This set gives you a science fiction variant of the container ship. The baseline model is huge - much like real-life container ships. You also get [...]
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January 3rd, 2009
A very good product, even by FA standards! This product covers two container ships, the containers avalible, and the container-lifter craft (Sherpa) in detail, complete with maps of all of them. This product really moves the sci-fi design from the [...]
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RYN 4113
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File Last Updated:
December 26, 2008
This title was added to our catalog on December 26, 2008.
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