Loot-a-Day, Day 14: Tradegoods
A container labelled “Star*Salt”. It is packed full with unrefined edible salt (55 tons).
Why SLA Industries?
Of course, salt works perfectly well in any number of games. Especially in fantasy settings it makes for a great alternative to yet another chest full of gold coins – and why shouldn’t a dragon sleep on a several sacks of salt for a cushion? Why shouldn’t a forgotten dwarvish mine be full with high quality stone salt (true salt?) instead of true silver or adamantium or starfire gems? SLA Industries on the other hand carries some trading associations (its namesake is an intergalactic industrial conglomerate, after all) and – more importantly – allows us to play around with brandnames and implied sources – is Star*Salt actually mined in space? In a dried out star ocean? Or some other mind shattering impossibility of the World of Progress?
Loot-a-Day is a month-long German blogging challenge by fellow German blogger Greifenklaue, who was inspired by ArtifactaDay which we ran last August as a counterpoint to RPGaDay in Germany. We followed up on this with two more marathons of daily content about artificial creatures and science-gone-too-far, respectively, and now Greifenklaue seeks to spread the format.