[Realmspace][Kara-Tur] Shou Lung Trader stats in Pirates of Realmspace

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[Realmspace][Kara-Tur] Shou Lung Trader stats in Pirates of Realmspace

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I think I just discovered a new Spelljamming ship in the Captain's Guide to Realmspace booklet, that comes with the computer game Spelljammer: Pirates of Realmspace!
Page 52 of Captain's Guide to Realmspace wrote:Shou Lung Trader
  • Built by: Groundling Humans
  • Used primarily by: Groundling Humans
  • Crew: 10/20
  • Hull: 25
  • Power Source: Major or Minor Helm
  • Manouverability: D
  • Ship's raiting: As for spelljammer
  • Landing: Water only
  • Keel length: 70'
  • Beam length: 15'
  • Tonnage: 25 tons
  • Cargo capacity: 15 tons
  • Standard armament: 1 medium ballista (2 crew)
Shou Lung Trader
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This ship is not mentioned in Ship Recognition Manual from the War Captain's Companion boxed set.

Has anyone seen it anywhere else?

Presumably SSI must have gotten the stats and the art from somewhere.
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Awesome find! I have never seen it before, though you might compare the stats to the junk in the WCC?

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GMWestermeyer wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 4:58 pm
Awesome find! I have never seen it before, though you might compare the stats to the junk in the WCC?
Great suggestion!

The Shou Lung Trader has the same tonnage, as a Junk, but a bigger minimum crew and a higher manoeuvrability.

It also has slightly more cargo capacity, than a junk, and two less weapons.

Pirates of Realmspace doesn't give any ship prices. (Not in the book anyway. I don't know if the game shows prices.)
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Nice find! I've really got to make some time to play the old games I missed...

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Baron wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 7:05 pm
Nice find! I've really got to make some time to play the old games I missed...
There is a bit of a fatal flaw with Spelljammmer: Pirates of Realmspace, so do look up the page on Spelljammmer: Beyond the Moons that gives details on the patch to fix the game.
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What a find! After years (decades, really) of being out of print, you spot a new ship... Call me a nerd, but I consider this being like finding a new species in everybody's backyard, where there shouldn't be anything but well-known creatures. Hats off! :)
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