Materializing out of darkness, a small starcraft hurtles toward 'Stardust II,' a lumbering imperial cargo cruiser.
Aboard the League of Merchants' pirate Cutter "Lightfoot, "Captain Hari Xutii gloats: "Poor 'Star-dust,' brimming with Molecutronic components, just begging us to unload them." He turns to his gunner: "Fire as we pass, Rykar. Try not to shake up the cargo bays."
Rykar nods with a leer and unleashes a barrage of energy weapons. His aim is perfect, targeting the engine to leave the precious cargo intact.
But instead of piercing the freighter, the scorching beams splash off the hull. Something is wrong. The "Stardust" is carrying powerful shields-far better defenses then she should. "It's a trap . . . a disguised cruiser! Get us out of here!"
Too late. Out of the supposedly unarmed freighter lashes a bolt of blue-white plasma. Wicked forks of energy dance across the "Lightfoot's" screens, and in a moment the ship's defenses collapse, exposing unshielded metal . . .
Patrolling the trade routes and the approaches to many of the galaxy's riches are the smuggler's bane - the Pursuit Class.
Ranging from the incredibly fast and maneuverable Pursuit TMACs (Two Manned Attack Conveyances) to the overwhelmingly powerful Heavy Pursuit Cruisers, these starcraft are often the only major obstacle to an unregulated profit, both on the Frontier and within the Imperium. Be very careful when you encounter a Pursuit vessel; it may be a tool of one of the Major Houses, it may be one of the raiders of the League of Merchants, or perhaps just a pirate craft out to make a little profit.
For use with either your 2nd Edition Space Master: The Role Playing Game campaign or Space Master: Star Striker' battles, this compendium includes the stats for:
8 MMACs: Pursuit, Fast, Missile, Attack, etc.
7 Cutters: Light, Medium, Heavy, Stealth, etc.
6 Gunboats: Fast Attack, Medium, Heavy, etc.
4 TMACs: Pursuit, Stealth, Medium, & Heavy
2 Destroyers: Fast & Pursuit
3 Cruisers: Light & Heavy Pursuit
1 Blockade Runner
1 Free Trader
Also included are:
3 Optional Pods for Payload Pallets
2 Complete Space Master: RPG Adventures
11 Scenarios and Mini-adventures for use with the ships in this product
Publisher's Note: This product was recreated from image scans and so the quality is imperfect. It is a searchable pdf