Postby **HalC** » Wed Nov 27, 2019 6:40 pm

While you are correct, what you may be missing is the fact that you may not subdivide those major cargo lots into something smaller. Let's say for the sake of argument, that you have a Far Trader ship. Your ship undertakes to carry a total of Five High Passengers (talk about LUCK!) and you find yourself with a market that has 1d6+2 minor freight lots, and 1d6+1 Major freight lots. Rolling 1d6+2, you end up with say, a 3+2 or 5 minor lots. You also roll a 4 for Major lots, becoming a 5 as well.

Rolling 1d6 five times, the rolls are 4,5,4,6, and 5. That's your minor lots. 6, 1, 6, 1, and 3 are your major lots.

Now, you start with 64 dTons of cargo capacity, but you lose 5 tons due to your High Passage passengers (High Passage passengers get 1 dTon of baggage allowance). Then you find yourself with 20, 25,20, 30, and 25 dTons of freight (minor) along with 60, 10, 60, 10, and 30 dtons of Freight (major).

64-5 = 59 dTons of cargo capacity. Best fit overall will be something like 30 tons (major) and 25 tons (Minor) for a total of 55 dTons of cargo capacity.

The only way to fill the cargo capacity that is less than 5 or less than 10 - is the purchase of speculative cargo, or finding "incidental freight" where you roll 1d6 for how many tons available.

Hope this helps.