Thread: The Trade Ship Flicker
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posted... The Trade Ship Flicker 
on Sun 9 Apr 2017 @ 1:12 PM (PBW Time)

  Here is where we will note the journeys of the Flicker.

THE CREW
-Captain, Master Gunner, and Master Rigger: Adam Leskie. A Negro Freedman who served in the US Air Force during the War of Southern Secession, Adam signed on in Denver.

-Engineer and Quartermaster: Connor Byrne. The Flicker's engineer came with the ship, formerly a part of her sky-bandit crew under Butcherblock Hogan. (Engineer, Quartermaster

-Bosun and Carpenter: Cheng Mei has been on airships around the world, getting her start on Chinese trading vessels working with her father. Her father died, though, and she was taken to America by her uncle to work on the railroad. She's tired of that nonsense, though, and wants to get back in the air. She learned about ships from her father, and honed her craft as a carpenter working on the railroad.

-Helmsman and Sailing Master: Freddy Jarbank. A hefty specimen - wide gut, a double chin, and powerfully thick arms - and one of the best helmsmen you can find. You just need to keep him away from booze - which is a lot easier in the air. He also knows his way all around the US skies, having been a helmsman's mate aboard several US Air Force airships when he was a boy during the war, making him a perfect candidate for Sailing Master.

-Gunner's Mate and Rigger's Mate: Kenneth Grist
-Cook and Rigger's Mate: Roberto Manez (Pronounced, "Manyez")
Two young "Able Bodied Airmen" learning to be riggers and gunners under Adam Leskie's firm hand, Grist and Manez signed on in Denver.

-Surgeon: Filip Zaleski is a handsome young doctor from Poland who just finished his apprenticeship in the office where Marshal Lucian was treated. He's gotten a bug for adventure and travel, and is excited to be on board!

-Merchant: Amara Freeman, a former house girl in the south, freed by a wealthy Yankee before her 16th birthday. Stanton ran in to a few times on his snake oil travels. He usually had poor sales after she'd been in town. Eventually Stanton talked with the townspeople and realized staying in town after she'd been through was a losing proposition, so he'd move on and after a few towns caught up to her. she nearly talked Stanton out of his cart but before signing the deal he started thinking with his head again and instead worked out non-competing routes with her. He was surprised to see her - thought she was still farther East. Turned out she lost her cart in a game of cards and she's been taking odd jobs trying to rebuild her business. She readily joined the crew of the Flicker to help as the crew's salesman.

She needs a crew of at least 4 - an Engineer, a Helmsman, and two ABAs (Able Bodied Airmen). The positions necessary to fully man an airship are:
-**Captain: HMFIC
-**Master Gunner: Oversees maintenance, repair, and use-in-battle of the ship's armaments. Keeps the crew trained on the ship's weapons and maintain's the ship's weapons locker.
-**Rigger: Makes and overseas repair and maintenance of the rigging and sails. On an airship, is trained to actually walk and climb on the canopy sails to watch for leaks.

-First Mate: SMFIC

-*Engineer: Keeps the engine in good repair
-*Quartermaster: Speaks for the crew and maintains order among them

-*Boatswain (or Bosun if you want to say it right): Keeps the ship provisioned and inspects its hull and rigging to ensure it is in working order
-*Carpenter: Makes and oversees repair and maintenance of all wooden parts of the ship.

-*Sailing Master: Navigator and keeper of the maps and charts
-*Helmsman: Steers the ship

-*Surgeon: The ship's doctor.

-*Cook: Master of the ship's galley

NOTE: "Mates" are assistants to any of the above. A "Gunner's Mate," then, would be an assistant to the Master Gunner.

*: Position is filled
**: Position is filled by someone pulling more than two duties

Admin

posted... Denver to Skagway 
on Sun 9 Apr 2017 @ 1:28 PM (PBW Time)

  Distance: 2006 miles

COSTS: $6700
-Fuel: $5700
-Denver Trade Goods: $1000
--(Medicines, tobacco, high quality booze, decent quality boots, extra guns/rifles/ammo)
-Miscellaneous Expenses: $50

INCOME: $6000
-Passenger Charter: $4000
-Sale of Trade Goods: $2000

NET GAIN: -$700
-Dispersion to Owners: -$280
-Dispersion to Crew: -$420

Current Cash-on-Hand: $6270

Admin

posted... Skagway to Juneau 
on Sun 9 Apr 2017 @ 2:18 PM (PBW Time)

  Beginning Fuel: 100 miles
Beginning Cash-on-Hand: $6270
Distance: 83 miles
Time: 1 day

PASSENGERS
Starting: 0
Picked up: 5
Current-
-Juneau: 4 ($88 fare)
-Portland: 1 ($180 fare)

COSTS: $2010
-Fuel: $0
--(Remains 17 miles)
-Skagway Trade Goods: $2000
--(Salmon, Oysters, Furs, all at lower price direct from producers)
-Miscellaneous Expenses: $10

INCOME: $352
-Passenger Fare: $352
-Sale of Trade Goods: $0

NET GAIN: -$1658
-Previous Deficit: -$700
-Current Deficit: -$2358

DISPERSIONS
-To Owners: $0
-To Crew: $0

END
-Ending Fuel: 17 miles
-Ending Cash-on-Hand: $4612

Admin

posted... Juneau to Portland 
on Sun 9 Apr 2017 @ 2:34 PM (PBW Time)

  Beginning Fuel: 17 miles
Beginning Cash-on-Hand: $4612
Distance: 1100 miles
Time: 3 days

PASSENGERS
Starting: 1
Picked up: 5
Current-
-Portland: 3 (3x $180 fare)
-San Fransisco: 3 (3x $240 fare)

COSTS: $4330
-Fuel: $3300
--(Now 1117 miles)
-Trade Goods: $1000
--(Flour, Apples)
-Miscellaneous Expenses: $30

INCOME: $2540
-Passenger Fare: $540
-Sale of Trade Goods: $2000

NET GAIN: -$1790
-Previous Deficit: -$2348
-Current Deficit: -$4138

DISPERSIONS
-To Owners: $0
-To Crew: $0

END
-Ending Fuel: 17 miles
-Ending Cash-on-Hand: $2282
-Cargo
--Skagway Goods ($1000): Salmon, Oysters, Furs, all at lower price direct from producers
--Portland Goods ($1000): Flour, Apples

Admin

posted... Portland to San Fransisco 
on Sun 9 Apr 2017 @ 2:54 PM (PBW Time)

  Beginning Fuel: 17 miles
Beginning Cash-on-Hand: $2282
Distance: 524 miles
Time: 2 days

PASSENGERS
Starting: 6
Picked up: 6
Current-
-Salt Lake City: 4 (4x $140 fare)
-Denver: 2 (2x $175 fare)

COSTS: $1820
-Fuel: $1800
--(Now 617 miles)
-Trade Goods: $(See previous sheet - purchased in Portland)
-Miscellaneous Expenses: $20

INCOME: $4916
-Passenger Fare: $1116
-Sale of Trade Goods: $3800

NET GAIN: $3096
-Previous Deficit: -$4138
-Current Deficit: -$1042

DISPERSIONS
-To Owners: $0
-To Crew: $0

END
-Ending Fuel: 93 miles
-Ending Cash-on-Hand: $5378
-Cargo: Empty
-Passengers-
--Salt Lake City: 4 (4x $140 fare)
--Denver: 2 (2x $175 fare)

Admin

posted... San Francisco to Salt Lake City 
on Sun 9 Apr 2017 @ 3:08 PM (PBW Time)

  START
Beginning Fuel: 93 miles
Beginning Cash-on-Hand: $5378
Passengers-
-Salt Lake City: 4 (4x $140 fare)
-Denver: 2 (2x $175 fare)

SAN FRANCISCO

Costs- $5020
-Fuel: $2500 for 1000 miles
--(Now 1093 miles)
-Trade Goods: $2500
--(Fine China)
-Miscellaneous Expenses: $20

Passengers Picked Up-
-Salt Lake City: 4 (4x $140 fare)
-Denver: 2 (2x $175 fare)

SALT LAKE CITY
Distance: 600 miles

Income- $560
-Passenger Fare: $560
-Sale of Trade Goods: $0

Net Gain- -$4460
-Previous Deficit: -$1042
-Current Deficit: -$5502

DISPERSIONS
-To Owners: $0
-To Crew: $0

END
Ending Fuel: 593 miles
Ending Cash-on-Hand: $918
Cargo:
-San Francisco ($2500): Fine China
Passengers-
-Denver: 2 (2x $175 fare)

Admin

posted... Salt Lake City to Denver 
on Sun 9 Apr 2017 @ 3:22 PM (PBW Time)

  START
Beginning Fuel: 593 miles
Beginning Cash-on-Hand: $918
Passengers-
-Denver: 2 (2x $175 fare)

SALT LAKE CITY

Costs- $10
-Fuel: $0
--(Remains 593 miles)
-Trade Goods: $0
-Miscellaneous Expenses: $10

Passengers Picked Up-
-Denver: 4 (Now 2x $175 fare, 4x $110 fare)

DENVER
Distance: 370 miles
Time: 1 day

Income- $7040
-Passenger Fare: $790
-Sale of Trade Goods: $6250

Net Gain- $7030
-Previous Deficit: -$5502
-Current Profit: $1538

DISPERSIONS
-To Owners: $0
-To Crew: $0

END
Ending Fuel: 223 miles
Ending Cash-on-Hand: $7948
Cargo- Empty
-
Passengers- None
-

Admin

posted... Correction 
on Sun 9 Apr 2017 @ 6:04 PM (PBW Time)

  After doing that all again with a spreadsheet, here's the end result of the Flicker's journey ...

Current Cash-on-hand: $8,488
Cargo: Empty
Passengers: None

Net Profit: $1,188

Disbursements-
-Owners (40%): $0 ($475)
-Crew (60%): $0 ($713)

(amounts in parentheses assume no investment of profits)

The discrepancy was due to some start-up costs not being considered.

Admin

posted... New Crew 
on Tue 2 May 2017 @ 9:04 AM (PBW Time)

  Captain Leskie finds three new crewmembers. A black man in America just after the War of Brothers, he knows how to find hidden talent, and thanks to the big haul the Flicker pulled in, it's not too hard to recruit them ...

Surgeon: Filip Zaleski is a handsome young doctor from Poland who just finished his apprenticeship in the office where Marshal Lucian was treated. He's gotten a bug for adventure and travel, and is excited to be on board!

Helmsman and Sailing Master: Freddy Jarbank is a hefty specimen - wide gut, a double chin, and powerfully thick arms - and one of the best helmsmen you can find. You just need to keep him away from booze - which is a lot easier in the air. He also knows his way all around the US skies, having been a helmsman's mate aboard several US Air Force airships when he was a boy during the war, making him a perfect candidate for Sailing Master.

Bosun and Carpenter: Cheng Mei has been on airships around the world, getting her start on Chinese trading vessels working with her father. Her father died, though, and she was taken to America by her uncle to work on the railroad. She's tired of that nonsense, though, and wants to get back in the air. She learned about ships from her father, and honed her craft as a carpenter working on the railroad.

... and Stanton knows just the woman to manage the purchase and sale of trade goods.

Merchant: Amara Freeman, a former house girl in the south, freed by a wealthy Yankee before her 16th birthday. Stanton ran in to a few times on his snake oil travels. He usually had poor sales after she'd been in town. Eventually Stanton talked with the townspeople and realized staying in town after she'd been through was a losing proposition, so he'd move on and after a few towns caught up to her. she nearly talked Stanton out of his cart but before signing the deal he started thinking with his head again and instead worked out non-competing routes with her. He was surprised to see her - thought she was still farther East. Turned out she lost her cart in a game of cards and she's been taking odd jobs trying to rebuild her business. She readily joined the crew of the Flicker to help as the crew's salesman.

"Blondie" The Preacher

posted... Ward Reaper 
on Wed 25 Jul 2018 @ 8:09 AM (PBW Time)

Yes? That's my name. Wait, why can't I see anything? It's so dark in here. Hello? You called my name and now I can't see!

Jergard Stanton

posted... Reaper Ward 
on Mon 7 Jan 2019 @ 5:26 PM (PBW Time)

Standard Warding

Admin

posted... Reaper Ward 
on Sat 13 Apr 2019 @ 8:49 PM (PBW Time)

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