I think this game warrants a thread on tales of space-heroism and space-tragedy that pop up when playing it. I was sorry to witness the crew of the FSS Birdsong reduced to begging when their fuel ran out and a trader happened by. He didn't take kindly to notions of charity and blew the Birdsong to bits. A good ship, and a good crew.... Ah well, there's always next time.
Oh raptors easy. Actual velociraptors were way smaller than in Jurassic Park. Came up to a dude's knee. They massively exaggerated the scariness of them in JP. Climb a tree, make a good club out of a branch, smack t' fuck out of 'em when you're ready.