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Book 7 Commerical Entity?

Posted: Sat Apr 20, 2019 8:02 pm
by Kegdrainer
Working on setting up a company using Book 7 Merchant Prince (1e) If I have 501+ wealth and 108 employees ((Loyalty 10 + Propaganda 3) x Dependability 9) at start. Will it be a Rank 0 or 1 company?

Re: Book 7 Commerical Entity?

Posted: Sun Apr 21, 2019 5:14 am
by Subzero001
I wish you luck in getting your answer to your question. I asked a question about Agent and "cover Identity's" it was viewed several times but no one bothered answering me. :roll:

Re: Book 7 Commerical Entity?

Posted: Mon Apr 22, 2019 6:09 am
by DickTurpin
I have not looked at that section of Book 7 for quite some time, but as I recall all companies start at Rank 0. I suggest you re-read that section of the rules; if it does not specifically state that the company must start at Rank 0 then go ahead and bump it up.

Re: Book 7 Commerical Entity?

Posted: Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:55 am
by baithammer
Kegdrainer wrote:
Sat Apr 20, 2019 8:02 pm
Working on setting up a company using Book 7 Merchant Prince (1e) If I have 501+ wealth and 108 employees ((Loyalty 10 + Propaganda 3) x Dependability 9) at start. Will it be a Rank 0 or 1 company?
You need to start from the Mission statement which there are 8 templates, which are used to determine base characteristics and then work from there. ( Default is rank 0 to start, with changes every financial quarter.)

Re: Book 7 Commerical Entity?

Posted: Mon Apr 22, 2019 11:13 pm
by Old School
Im just glad to read that someone is actually using those rules. I could never see how they really fit into a campaign.

Re: Book 7 Commerical Entity?

Posted: Tue Apr 23, 2019 5:08 am
by NOLATrav
Those rules were always a bit intense for me. I eventually boiled them down to something much simpler, 6 stats and more akin to character creation and terms. It was starting the Corp at Rank 0 that got me thinking about it.

But I wish Kegdrainer best of luck! Would be nice to hear how the Corp develops and gets used.

Re: Book 7 Commerical Entity?

Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2019 12:39 pm
by Kegdrainer
I sent Bryan Steele (the author) a message but have not heard back. Unless I hear otherwise, I will go with the company starting off at rank 1. Reading the example, if they could only start off at Rank 0, I feel that he would not have bothered with writing it up if that was the case.