Star Traders Variant Rules
Board game designed by David Ladyman; published by Steve Jackson Games
These remarks were e-mailed to Steffan O'Sullivan
and are posted with permission of the authors.
This page last updated ages ago - must be 1995 or so.
Mark J. Reed writes:
It's been our experience that the Navigator, Engineer, and Lucky Lou
are much more powerful than any of the other four,
so we made some
minor changes to try and balance things out:
We have an additional house rule - in the Basic Game, the Superjump
card may not be played by anyone who has their Imperial Contract.
- Psychic - in addition to lookahead on contracts, may roll
the die before deciding which jump line to take
- Insider - gets an extra +1 on imperial petition rolls
- Negotiator - instead of an extra two stellors for delivering
a cargo, he gets an extra 50% (basically just add the station bonus).
Still gets only one extra when receiving the station bonus for someone
- Hero - double prestige on all contracts, except #1, for
which he gets a net triple (instead of quadruple).
The rules were jointly developed by the Buford Highway Star
Mark J. Reed, Keith Graham, Chris Jones, Eddie Maise
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