From: Orion <van891@??????.edu> Date: Tue, 26 Sep 1995 17:58:00 -0700 (PDT) Subject: Re: Spelljammer Crews
In my last SJ campaign the character's managed to get their own ship fairly early on. When they started to hire a full crew, I realized that the various SJ sources didn't do a very good job at detailing pay rates and required skills. So, I made up a chart. Note that the pay rates reflect ... a) my own economic standard for my campaigns. b) the fact that being part of a spelljammer's crew is hazardous duty. Also, parts of this document scroll off the screen. This is due to the fact that I pasted it in from a word proccessor. If you plan on using it yourself, just slap it into the WP of your choice. If there is enough call, I can work on it so it fits an 80 format. Spelljammer Crews Monthly Skills Position Pay (_Reqired_ / Recommended) Astrogator _Navigation_ (Wildspace and Phlogiston), Space Knowledge, Cartography Average 15-25 gp Experienced 25-40 gp Cook 8-12 gp Engineer _Shipwright (Space), Siege Weaponry, Ship Rigging_ Average 20-40 gp Experienced 30-60 gp Assistant 10 gp First Officer Leadership, Space Knowledge, Space Tactics Average 20-40 gp Experienced 30-60 gp Healer _First Aid, Healing_, Herbalism Average 12-20 gp Experienced 18-30 gp Marine 15 gp per level _Zero-G Combat_, Freefall Officer or Commander* Leadership, Space Knowledge, Space Tactics Average 15-25 gp Experienced 25-40 gp Rigger _Ship Rigging_, Free Fall, Space Knowledge, Fire Control Green 4 gp Average 8 gp Experienced 12 gp Weaponeer _Heavy Weapon Skill_ Green 7 gp Average 9 gp Experienced 13 gp Weapon loader 13 gp _Heavy Weapon Skill, Weapon Loader_ Wizard or Priest Helmsman _Spelljammer Piloting_, Space Tactics Green 400 gp per spell level Average 700 gp per spell level Experienced 1000 gp per spell level War Wizard or War Priest Green 500 gp per spell level Average 900 gp per spell level Experienced 1400 gp per spell level Spellmaster Green 400 gp per spell level Average 700 gp per spell level Experienced 1000 gp per spell level Signalman 4 gp or +1 gp _Semaphore_ * Officer is a general term. Commander often refers to heads of certain groups on the ship, such as Rigging Commander or Marine Commander.