SFAD Errata: Lossend Population and Trade Code LFI

ExileInParadise's picture
December 10, 2016 - 11:47pm
In Star Frontiers Alpha Dawn p50 "The Frontier Worlds" table lists LFI as the Population code for Lossend.

However, F is not defined on page 49 under The Frontier Map, Population and Trade.

And, I note, even the SFAD remastered has the LFI code for Lossend

I do notice that the F is very near the R... does anyone else think that Lossend's trade code should have been be LRI, and someone typoed?

But, before I call it done and dusted...
Just to confuse things, Zebulon's lists Lossend as AI, but Dragon 65 "Tote that Barge" says that Lossend imports 10% agriculture from Kdikit and 30% raw materials from Clarion.

In the trade codes, the first code listed is the primary production - so why would Lossend import 10% of its primary if Zebulon is correct?

And why would it import 30% raw if the LFI was supposed to be LRI instead?

Very confused and would like to figure out what the proper population code for Lossend should be.

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Shadow Shack
December 11, 2016 - 6:22pm
If the Dragon article was written by a TSR staff member I would weight that as more canon over Zeb's. Even if it was a fan article I would still weight it over Zeb's. ;)
I'm not overly fond of Zeb's Guide...nor do I have any qualms stating why. Tongue out

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jedion357's picture
December 16, 2016 - 8:38am
I would say that the guy composing the AD catalog on Page 50 was thinking "farming" and put F instead of A. Zebs actually got it right when it changed it to A. The I represents the TAchton mega corp of course being headquartered there.

as to tote that barge and 10% ag good import that just reflects that there are some deficencies and they import these.

I might not be a dralasite, vrusk or yazirian but I do play one in Star Frontiers!

ExileInParadise's picture
December 16, 2016 - 9:45pm
Farming sounds like a plausible, thanks for that!