" The Xejaboronia asteroid belt has been mined for several hundred years. It has always been a busy place for asteroid mining but a recent discovery of gold has caused a significant increase in mining activity there. With this increase in activity there has been a spike in violence in the system. And pirates have begun preying on miners. A gold shipment was stolen from the mining outfit that discovered the find. A representative of this mining firm offers the travelers a reward for recovery of their gold. "
Sometimes its about where you start your PC's & Gold Rush! From Old School Role Playing by Joseph Mohr is both engaging & a tricky little adventure. This is because it takes the PC's on a roller coaster ride for a start. But once again this is a very no frills 'pay what you' like ride. Its another of Mohr's creations meaning that you get everything out of the gate as a dungeon master but again this is a turn it as you like adventure.
There's lots of NPC's, adventure locations, & everything is turned to either the classic Traveller rpg or the Cepheus rpg engine.
The idea of these asteriod belts are excellent campaign settings but full of intrigue all within their own right. This makes an excellent and very dangerous situation for PC's to take on.
Could Gold Rush! be used with the Stars Without Numbers rpg!? Hmm this would require a bit of conversion. Not saying that it couldn't be done but it would require a level of sophistication that I don't know that personally as a dungeon master that I'd do?! But it remains to be seen on my part.
That being said I would be lying if I said that I wasn't looking into ultimately using some Traveller rpg style resources for the Talon sector itself.