System of the Day #288 – Pictoris

Pictoris
D88A513-7 HZ Lk Ni Wa Climate= T PBG= 912
Ix= -3 Ex= 9410 RU= 36 Cx= 6273
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Pictoris is a world with far less than 1% of its surface being land. There is so little land most visiting starships must land on the water, or use shuttle craft to ferry passengers and cargo. Being tidally locked in orbit around a gas giant, it is fortunate, indeed, that the world’s few islands are located in or near the “interface zone” between sides of the planet. This makes it bearable to live on the world, but also subjects the inhabitants to very strong storms.
Being a very unimportant world (some would call it a backwater), there are few reasons to visit Pictoris, though there is some suitable “tourist draws” – mainly some surfing, deep sea diving, and of course deep ocean fishing. All three of these activities can be rather dangerous, given the world’s weather patterns, and there are several deaths each year related to this issue, in spite of numerous precautions.
Unsurprisingly, given local conditions and Pictoris’ “lowly” status in the region, there are few actual visitors to the planet, and only a handful of scheduled tramp freighters every month. This low level of traffic has also hampered exploration and development of other worlds in the system, and there are no other settled worlds here.
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NOTE: These systems, as generated, are generic. Referees will need to modify the system and descriptions to fit their campaign needs.
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System Details
OrbitComponent/NameUWP
P Primary Star K4V
0 StormWorld Y7C4000-0 Fl Tz
1 BigWorld YA96000-0 Ho Tz
———- Jump Limit ———-
2 LGG Size = V (29) 2 Rings 3 Moons
__G PICTORIS D88A513-7 HZ Lk Ni Wa
5 IceWorld Y787000-0 Fr 1 Ring
6 Belt H000479-A As Ni
7 IceWorld Y322000-0 Fr Po 2 Moons
10 BigWorld YFE7000-0 Fr
15 Far Companion Star M2V
__0 HabitableWorld Y631000-0 Po Tz
__1 BigWorld YDC9000-0 Fl Tz
__ ———- Jump Limit ———-
__2 IceWorld Y7A7000-0 Fl 1 Moon
__6 LGG Size = U (28) 3 Moons
__8 IceWorld Y631000-0 Fr Po 1 Moon
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This is my 288th hand-generated “System of the Day” entry, using the Traveller5 rules, from Far Future Enterprises. My goal is to publish one random system per day in 2020.
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This system was generated by hand, using Traveller dice and the Traveller5 rules set.
Feel free to use this system in your own campaigns. Permission is granted to publish these results, as long as the copyrights of Far Future Enterprises are not violated, and no money is charged for them.
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As always, comments and input are appreciated.
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