Letters of Mark: Dramune angel

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jedion357
October 29, 2018 - 8:23pm
Watching a documentary talking about letters of mark and how smaller countries couldn't make war on Spain DIRECTLY, thus used letters of mark.

Frontier angel: Dramune- inner reach awarding letters of mark because it cannot attack outer reach directly. 

PCs receive such a letter, and pick up a surplus former military assault scout from Shat Rat's salvage. Adventure commenses.
I might not be a dralasite, vrusk or yazirian but I do play one in Star Frontiers!
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jedion357
October 29, 2018 - 8:37pm
Dark World is a destination though you cannot advertise your letter of mark.

A Tortuga/Port Royal pirate haven is an obvious must.

Perhaps the letter of mark is done through another star nation/colony for plausible deniability for Inner Reach? ie a noble on Clarion issues the letter of mark because his "duchty" has a unique legal distinction that makes his dutchy effectively soverign and separate from the Monarchy of Clarion like native americans reservations are autonomous. Thus the Dutchy is autonomous and rules itself but it cannot be effectively attacked by outer reach giving it a special legal standing.

Inner Reach does a quid pro quo or has a special treaty with the dutchy means that the Duke awards letters of mark  against Outer Reach and the UPF and Space Fleet cant do much about it. but the Royal Marines protect the sanctity of the planet Clarion thus effectively protecting the Duchty.

PCs are only the lattest crew of privateers to strap on their laser pistols and rocket against Outter Reach.
I might not be a dralasite, vrusk or yazirian but I do play one in Star Frontiers!

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jedion357
October 29, 2018 - 8:39pm
Privateers have a large number of former Royal Marines.
I might not be a dralasite, vrusk or yazirian but I do play one in Star Frontiers!

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jedion357
October 29, 2018 - 8:41pm
Straight forward type campaign of attacking and capturing pirate and Outer Reach flagged vessels. Plus visiting dangerous pirate outpost and dealing with criminals to fence prizes.

Edit: this is a militia type game but without any military discipline issues. Basically the militia played from the privateer side with quasi government sanction.
I might not be a dralasite, vrusk or yazirian but I do play one in Star Frontiers!