Thanks for all the comments!

I made a few changes to the character creation section on languages and the Speak Language write-up to expand the role of Trade Pidgin and make it closer to a Creole. I still don't want it to be completely functional in every context, but I agree that it's role should be expanded beyond strict economics. I also added a "Life in the World of Scroungers" section which only talks about regional politics and language at the moment but will eventually have all sorts of information.

I hope these changes address some of the things we've discussed. Let me know what you think.