Cargo Tables

Everything you can fit into a box but didn't have the time to!

You're running the perfect adventure, everything's going fine, then it happens. Someone stumbles into room #407 of the bad guy's lair and it's another storage room. So, like any self-respecting adventurers, your players declare they're searching the boxes. You start sweating - what's in those boxes, anyways? You didn't have the time to generate a thousand random boxes - how do you pull it off without looking unprepared? Below is a compilation of all the cargo tables listed in Knight Hawks plus some additional tables to account for weapons and equipment items from Alpha Dawn and Zebulon's Guide purchase tables. Just two rolls of the d100 dice and presto - a box has contents.


RANDOM CARGO SEARCH TABLES              
Initial roll            
01-25 : roll on Table I: Industrial Cargo Table (p. 45 of KH)            
26-50 : roll on Table II: Resource Cargo Table (p. 45 of KH)              
51-75 : roll on Table III: Agricultural Cargo Table                
76-88 : roll on Table IV: Equipment Table         
89-00 : roll on Table V: Weapons Table           



TABLE I: Industrial Cargo Table PPU Profit per Unit 01-07 Air Cars 20/45 25 08-16 Chemicals * 20/40 20 17-23 Computers * 60/120 60 24-27 Drones 35/90 55 28-30 Explorers 40/100 60 31-38 Farming Equipment 20/35 15 39-46 Generators 30/80 50 47-51 Ground Cars 20/40 20 52-54 Hand Weapons * 80/120 40 55-59 Hovercraft 30/50 20 60-64 Jetcopters 30/75 45 65-70 Lab Equipment 30/75 45 71-75 Medical Equipment 50/75 25 76-78 Parabatteries 25/70 45 79-87 Plastics 15/25 10 88-92 Robots * 40/100 60 93-96 Ship Drives * 50/80 30 97-00 Tools 25/40 15
Table II: Resource Cargo Table PPU Profit 01-07 Aluminum 50/70 20 08-11 Copper 15/25 10 12-13 Diamonds * 400/600 200 14-15 Emeralds * 300/450 150 16-18 Gold * 200/300 100 19-28 Iron 20/25 5 29-33 Magnesium * 70/100 30 34-36 Mercury 40/75 35 37-39 Molybdenum 60/75 15 40-42 Nickel 40/55 15 43-44 Platinum * 80/120 40 45-46 Plutonium * 100/150 50 47-54 Quartz Crystals 40/60 20 55-56 Rubies * 250/400 150 57-66 Salt 20/30 10 67-70 Silver * 80/120 40 71-74 Titanium * 75/100 25 75-77 Tungsten 50/75 25 78-80 Uranium * 100/150 50 81-82 Vanadium 80/100 20 83-96 Water/Ice 30/40 10 97-00 Zircon 30/45 15
Table III: Agricultural Cargo Table from Dragon article 'Rare Wines and Ready Cash' PPU Profit 01-08 Grain 5/7 2 09-16 Vegetables 7/10 3 17-22 Fruit 10/15 5 23-24 Exotic fruit 30/60 30 25-31 Meat 25/35 10 32-36 Poultry 20/30 10 37-43 Fish 15/20 5 44-46 Cheese 15/25 10 47-52 Sugar 15/20 5 53-55 Coffee 25/40 15 56-62 Lumber 8/12 4 63-64 Decorative Plants 20/40 20 65-70 Textiles 35/60 25 71-76 Liquor 50/90 40 77 Rare Liquor 75/150 75 78-83 Wine 45/75 30 84 Rare wine 100/200 100 85-88 Spice 60/100 40 89 Rare Spice 80/150 70 90-92 Herbs 50/75 25 93 Rare Herbs 75/135 60 94-96 Medicinals 70/125 55 97 Rare Medicinals 100/200 100 98-00 Furs 60/140 80
PPU = Price per unit of cargo, listed in thousands of credits at source and destination and based on one cargo unit (that is, amount of cargo that can be hauled in one hull size point) * This cargo is "high risk" material
Table IV: Random Equipment Table roll 5d10 for quantity of each item rolled 1 Albedo Screen 34 Airtank 67 Salgel 2 Gauss Screen 35 Allweather Blanket 68 Sporekill 3 Holo Screen 36 Climbing Gear 69 Crete Sprayer 4 Inertia Screen 37 Compass 70 Tank of Crete 5 Sonic Screen 38 Det-Cord (10 m) 71 Infla-Tent 6 Albedo Suit 39 GPS Reciever 72 Air Cannister 7 Military Skeinsuit 40 Emergency Beeper 73 Cool. Cannister 8 Civilian Skeinsuit 41 Emergency Receiver 74 Ins. Canister 9 Full Maser Mesh 42 Everflame 75 Pressure Tent 10 Powerclip 43 Flares (normal) 76 Infra-red Goggles 11 Power Beltpack 44 Food Purifier 77 IRHiRes Goggles 12 Power Backpack 45 Fuel Station 78 Magnigoggles 13 Envirokit 46 Gas Mask 79 Flood Light 14 Robcomkit 47 Grappling Gun 80 Holo-Camcorder 15 Techkit 48 Holoflare 81 Holo-Projector 16 Medkit 49 Hot Rations Pack 82 Blank Disc 17 Engineer's Toolkit 50 Inflatable Life Raft 83 Recorded Disc 18 Weapons Repair Kit 51 Life Bubble 84 Infralight Lens 19 Pocket Tool 52 Life Jacket 85 Omnoculars 20 Chronocom 53 Machete 86 Powerlight 21 Flashlight 54 Survival Rations 87 Thermo Sign Generator 22 Jetpack 55 Toxy-Rad Gauge 88 Spacesuit 23 Jetpack fuel 56 Vitasalt Pills 89 Rocket Pack 24 Parawing 57 Water D/ Purifier 90 Magnetic Shoes (pair) 25 Poly-vox 58 Extra Filter 91 Velcro Boots 26 Radiophone 59 Water Pack 92 Anchor, Cable, and Belt 27 Rope 60 Asbestos Suit 93 Laser Power Torch 28 Solvaway 61 Backpack 94 LPT Power Pack 29 Spinner 62 Explorer's Fatigues 95 GPS Receiver 30 Std. Equip. Pack 63 Helmet 96 Rescue Bubble 31 Stik-kit 64 Hostile Enviro. Suit 97 Scuba Gear 32 Subspace Radio 65 Inssuit / Radsuit 98 Airtank 33 Sungoggles 66 Freezefield 99 Pressure Dial 00 Spear Gun
Table V: Random Weapons Table (assume one clip per weapon) 01-05 Laser Pistols (1d10) 64 Fragmentation Grenades (2d10) 06-07 Laser Rifles (1d5) 65 Doze Grenades (2d10) 08 Heavy Laser Parts (for one) 66 Tangler Grenades (2d10) 09-13 Electrostunners 67 Poison Grenades (2d10) 14-18 Sonic Stunners (1d10) 68 Smoke Grenades (2d10) 19 Sonic Devastator Parts 69-70 Poppers (1d5) 20-24 Rafflur M-2 (1d10) 71-72 Missiliers (1d5) 25-27 Rafflur M-4 (1d10) 73-74 MLTC's (1d5) 28 Rafflur M-10 parts 75 Micromissiles (d100) 29-31 Maser Pistols (1d10) 76 Type 1 Missiles (5d10) 32-36 Auto Pistols (1d10) 77 Type 2 Missiles (5d10) 37-39 Auto Rifles (1d5) 78 Type 3 Missiles (5d10) 40-41 Shotguns (1d5) 79 Missile Warheads - 2d10 42 Machine Guns (1d5) 80 Tornadium D-19 (3d10 kg.) 43-47 Needler Pistols (1d10) 81 Tornadium D-20 (2d10 kg.) 48-49 Needler Rifles (1d10) 82 Plastid (1d10 kg.) 50-54 Gyrojet Pistols (1d10) 83-86 Knives (1d100) 55-57 Gyrojet Rifles (1d5) 87-89 Electric Swords (1d10) 58-59 Grenade Rifles (1d5) 90-92 Sonic Knives (1d10) 60-61 Grenade Mortars (1d5) 93-94 Sonic Swords (1d10) 62 Flame Throwers (1d5) 95-97 Stunsticks (1d10) 63 Grenades - (2d10) assorted 98-00 Vibroknives (1d10)
Freight Search Table - Cargo from all three tables When characters are seeking freight to haul, they must spend time looking for clients. For every day spent by one character "beating the docks", roll d100 on the Freight Search Table. Modify the rolls according to the modifer table listed below. Freight Search Modifiers Guild Membership +10 Character uses a local contact +10 Character Personality below 40 -10 40 to 50 -5 50 to 70 +5 above 70 +10 Space Station Size and Type Trading Stations 1 -20 2 -10 3 -5 4 +5 5 +10 6 +20 All other types of stations 1 to 3 -40 4 to 6 -20 Starship service record less than a year -10 1 to 3 years 0 3 to 5 years +10 over 5 years +15 ever lost a shipment -10 d100 Cargo Found Buy/Sell per unit profit per unit
2-36 No Cargo or Possible Customers Found 37 Grain 5/7 2 38 Vegetables 7/10 3 39 Lumber 8/12 4 40 Iron 20/25 5 41 Fruit 10/15 5 42 Fish 15/20 5 43 Sugar 15/20 5 44 Plastics 15/25 10 45 Copper 15/25 10 46 Salt 20/30 10 47 Water/Ice 30/40 10 48 Meat 25/35 10 49 Poultry 20/30 10 50 Cheese 15/25 10 51 Farming Equipment 20/35 15 52 Tools 25/40 15 53 Molybdenum 60/75 15 54 Nickel 40/55 15 55 Zircon 30/45 15 56 Coffee 25/40 15 57 Chemicals * 20/40 20 58 Ground Cars 20/40 20 59 Hovercraft 30/50 20 60 Aluminum 50/70 20 61 Quartz Crystals 40/60 20 62 Vanadium 80/100 20 63 Decorative Plants 20/40 20 64 Air Cars 20/45 25 65 Medical Equipment 50/75 25 66 Titanium * 75/100 25 67 Tungsten 50/75 25 68 Textiles 35/60 25 69 Herbs 50/75 25 70 Ship Drives * 50/80 30 71 Magnesium * 70/100 30 72 Exotic fruit 30/60 30 73 Wine 45/75 30 74 Mercury 40/75 35 75 Hand Weapons * 80/120 40 76 Platinum * 80/120 40 77 Silver * 80/120 40 78 Liquor 50/90 40 79 Spice 60/100 40 80 Jetcopters 30/75 45 81 Lab Equipment 30/75 45 82 Parabatteries 25/70 45 83 Generators 30/80 50 84 Plutonium * 100/150 50 85 Uranium * 100/150 50 86 Drones 35/90 55 87 Medicinals 70/125 55 88 Computers * 60/120 60 89 Explorers 40/100 60 90 Robots * 40/100 60 91 Rare Herbs 75/135 60 92 Rare Spice 80/150 70 93 Rare Liquor 75/150 75 94 Furs 60/140 80 95 Gold * 200/300 100 96 Rare wine 100/200 100 97 Rare Medicinals 100/200 100 98 Emeralds * 300/450 150 99 Rubies * 250/400 150 00 Diamonds * 400/600 200
Cargo ranked by profit TABLE I: Industrial Cargo Table PPU Profit Plastics 15/25 10 Farming Equipment 20/35 15 Tools 25/40 15 Chemicals * 20/40 20 Ground Cars 20/40 20 Hovercraft 30/50 20 Air Cars 20/45 25 Medical Equipment 50/75 25 Ship Drives * 50/80 30 Hand Weapons * 80/120 40 Jetcopters 30/75 45 Lab Equipment 30/75 45 Parabatteries 25/70 45 Generators 30/80 50 Drones 35/90 55 Computers * 60/120 60 Explorers 40/100 60 Robots * 40/100 60 Table II: Resource Cargo Table PPU Profit Iron 20/25 5 Copper 15/25 10 Salt 20/30 10 Water/Ice 30/40 10 Molybdenum 60/75 15 Nickel 40/55 15 Zircon 30/45 15 Aluminum 50/70 20 Quartz Crystals 40/60 20 Vanadium 80/100 20 Titanium * 75/100 25 Tungsten 50/75 25 Magnesium * 70/100 30 Mercury 40/75 35 Platinum * 80/120 40 Silver * 80/120 40 Plutonium * 100/150 50 Uranium * 100/150 50 Gold * 200/300 100 Emeralds * 300/450 150 Rubies * 250/400 150 Diamonds * 400/600 200 Table III: Agricultural Cargo Table from Dragon article 'Rare Wines and Ready Cash' PPU Profit Grain 5/7 2 Vegetables 7/10 3 Lumber 8/12 4 Fruit 10/15 5 Fish 15/20 5 Sugar 15/20 5 Meat 25/35 10 Poultry 20/30 10 Cheese 15/25 10 Coffee 25/40 15 Decorative Plants 20/40 20 Textiles 35/60 25 Herbs 50/75 25 Exotic fruit 30/60 30 Wine 45/75 30 Liquor 50/90 40 Spice 60/100 40 Medicinals 70/125 55 Rare Herbs 75/135 60 Rare Spice 80/150 70 Rare Liquor 75/150 75 Furs 60/140 80 Rare wine 100/200 100 Rare Medicinals 100/200 100


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