A little help from my friends...

From: der Mouse <mouse_at_Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
Date: Thu May 13 12:43:01 2004

> I need names for 50 kinds of cargo for a SPACE TRADER game...

> My imagination gave out after the first 8-10 ...

Depending on things such as time-in-transit and environment provided by
the ships, some of these may not work, but here are some ideas. Of
course, you can also invent things; much sf includes invented foods,
animals, devices, etc, that you can steal names from.

Various foods (wheat, millet, barley, apples, onions, ...)
Various metals (gold, tin, lead, iron, copper, ...)
Other materials (wood, glass, granite, slate, paper, ...)
Jewelry (bracelets, necklaces, rings, ...)
Books (textbooks, sf, pr0n, mystery, biography, ...)
Power tools (drill press, lathe, welder, grinder, riveter, (handheld)
        power drill, (handheld) power saw, ...)
Hand tools (chisels, hammers, screwdrivers, pliers, boltcutters, taps,
        dies, wrenches, saws, files, ...)
Paint (subclassify by type (eg, latex, enamel) and colour)
Films (any movie listing will give you lots of subcategories here)
House furnishings (carpets, Venetian blinds, chairs, tables, wallpaper,
        linoleum, table lamps, ...)
Office furnishings (chairs, filing cabinets, desks, ...)
Vehicles (cars, bicycles, roller skates, rocket sleds, hovercraft, ...)
Animals (in particular, eels for the hovercraft :)
Animal products (pelts/teeth/horns/etc of various animals, treated
        products like things made of leather or ivory)
Liquids (water, heavy water, various oils - any chemistry reference
        will have lots of liquids)
Other chemicals (I liked the hydrogen hydroxide suggestion someone
        made; again, any chemistry reference has lots of names)
Electronics (consumer, industrial, computer - can subclassify in more
        detail if you want)
Mail (perhaps subclassify by priority?)

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