I just want to see if my understanding of the economics system is in line with everyone else’s understanding. My group will be working as the crew of a Bison, employed by our friends at Weyland Yutani.
I would assume that means that their base pay is all they receive for their work. The Company absorbs the “Base Rewards” fro the job chart, correct? Or, do they get a portion of the Base Rewards as a “share” from the goods delivered. We don’t want to get too far into the economics system until we get the Space Truckers expansion/sourcebook from FL.
Thanks for any input or ideas.
It looks like the pay is the "after fuel expenses and routine maintenance supplies," as that's the amount specified as the reward, and is used for all three modes.
There are two submodes for space truckers, but only one is really discussed: Leased submode (vs hire-ons). If the ship is leased, it's pretty clear that they get all the pay, and have to save up for the annual owed payment. And the leaseholder probably should be paying the rest of the party...
What I'd do if my players opted for "hireling only mode" is use only the variable portion( the 2-4 dice) assuming on time delivery, and the additional reward would still go there. And players wouldn't get a choice which mission, even if on a larger colony; they do the mission.
Note also: Colonial Marines mode also seems to have two submodes: Mercs vs Active Duty. I'd do it exactly the same way.