Trader Captains and Merchant Princes was a role-playing game supplement released by FASA, as part of their Star Trek: The Role Playing Game series. Released in 1983, this module was a first edition that would be followed by a revised book with expanded content. The 2nd edition would be released as a two-book set with FASA RPG module: Spacelanes: The Magazine of Interstellar Trade.


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Simon DeWittCyrano JonesHarry MuddHenery Schmerler

Starships and vehiclesEdit

freighterrepair bugyacht


Milky Way Galaxy (Alpha and Beta Quadrants
AntaresCentral Navigation BeaconNew Paris system (New Paris) • MakusCait system (Cait) • Ariannus system (Ariannus) • Axanar system (Axanar) • DenebIllyriaCygnia MirosDeHaCochrane systemAntosBenecia system (Benecia) • Planet Q system (Planet Q) • CestusEdos system (Edos) • Catulla system (Catulla) • TautallusAdhara system (Adhara) • BetelgeuseJanusOrgania system (Organia) • Orion home system (Orion homeworld) • RigelArgelius (Argelius) • Theta systemDaranMemory Alpha system (Memory Alpha) • Cerberus system (Cerberus) • MAONovoe Petrograd system (Novoe Petrograd) • SpicaFederation-Romulan Neutral Zone • original Federation boundaries • Earth Outpost StationsMerchant AcademyEddie's Old Time Spaceport DriveAndorEarth (Sol system)

Races and culturesEdit


States and organizationsEdit

FederationGorn HegemonyHenery Schmerler, Your Singing Liquor DealerKlingon EmpireRantura Shipping LinesRomulan Star EmpireStarfleetTholian Assembly

Technology and weaponsEdit

airplaneautomatic pistolautomobilebinocularsbiocomputerbowcamerachronometercommunicatorcomputercrossbowdata cartridgedeflector shielddisruptordisruptor recharge rackdisruptor rifleearpiece receiverelectronic ID cardenvironment suitfeinbergerflitterhand laserhand phaserheartbeat readerhelicopterholographic camerahyposprayknifelanternlaser recharge racklaser riflelaser pistollaser scalpellife supportlife support beltmachine gunmedical kitmedical tricordermotorcyclephaserphaser IIBphaser pistolphaser recharge rackphaser riflepistolprotoplaserpsychotricorderrevolverrifleship-mounted weaponshotgunshuttlecraftspace stationspray dressingstarshipstunnersubcutaneous transpondersubmachine gunswordtransactortricordertype-1 phasertype-2 phaserwarp drive

Materials and substancesEdit


Drugs and treatmentsEdit

coradrenalinedylovenehyronalinemasiform-Dsterilitetri-ox compound

Food and drinkEdit

Antarian glow waterRomulan aleScotch

Communications and languagesEdit

Federation StandardID cardKlingonesepiQaDVulcan language

Ranks and titlesEdit

administratoradmiralastronomerastrophysicistbotanistcaptaincargo handlerchemistcommandercommodorecrewmandepartment headdiplomatdoctorecologistengineerfirst officergeologisthelmsmanhistorianlieutenantlieutenant commandermechanicmedicmusiciannavigatorofficerpilotphysicistprincepsychologisttradersecurityzoologist

Other referencesEdit

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Simon DeWitt born on Earth.
2280s (from circa reference stardate 2/15
Current time period.




Star Trek: The Original Series RPG books
FASA The Role Playing Game ("Star Fleet Officer's Manual" • "Cadet's Orientation Sourcebook" • "Adventure Book" • "Game Operations Manual") • The Klingons (The Klingons: Star Fleet Intelligence ManualThe Klingons: Game Operation Manual) • Star Trek II: Starship Combat SimulatorStarship Tactical Combat SimulatorThe Romulans: Starfleet Intelligence ManualThe Romulan Way: Game Operations ManualStar Trek III: Starship Combat GameStar Trek III: Starship UpdateThe TriangleThe Orions: Book of Common KnowledgeThe Orions: Book of Deep KnowledgeThe FederationStar Fleet Intelligence ManualStar Fleet Intelligence Manual: Agent's Orientation SourcebookUSS Enterprise Deck PlansKlingon D-7 Deck PlansThe VanishedWitness for the DefenseTrader Captains and Merchant Princes (2nd edition) • Spacelanes: The Magazine of Interstellar TradeShip Construction ManualDenial of DestinyTermination: 1456Demand of HonorOrion RuseMargin of ProfitThe OutcastsA Matter of PrioritiesA Doomsday Like Any OtherThe Mines of SelkaStar Trek III Sourcebook UpdateTriangle CampaignGraduation ExerciseWhere Has All the Glory Gone?Return to AxanarThe Four Years WarDecision at MidnightImbalance of PowerOld Soldiers Never DieThe Romulan WarA Conflict of InterestKlingon Intelligence BriefingThe Dixie GambitStar Trek IV Sourcebook UpdateThe White Flame Starship Combat Scenario PackThe Strider IncidentRegula-1 Orbital Station DeckplansShip Recognition Manual: KlingonsShip Recognition Manual: FederationShip Recognition Manual: Romulans
LUG Core Game BookNarrator's ToolkitThe Andorians: Among the Clans

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