Favorite Traveller Character?

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Re: Favorite Traveller Character?

Post by Gatsby Seeker » Mon Apr 08, 2019 5:46 pm

J’nuth ‘Gatsby’ Seeker. 8B8E95 (very clever)
I forget the details on skills, but Pilot-3

A 1/2 Darrian, 1/2 Solomani he grew up with low social. Joined the navy, got busted for plundering. Got lucky when a hijacker and crew wiped each other out on a merchant he was crewing. He worked the border of Darrian/Imperium/Sword Worlds with the re-fitted merchant ship. Ship was Heavy armor, good agility, 2xtriple beam turret. J2 M3. Two passenger staterooms and 10 tons cargo. It’s function was like an armored car for mail, VIPs or sensitive cargo.

His nav (Sehia Sephony Goggin) was a darrian he rescued from a vagr raider. She had a psi talent for clairvoyance and the raider figured a way to hook her into the nav system for improved agility and nav. She was little more than a slave for them but now navs for Gats’ (but rarely used the hook up system).
His engineer was a baroness who fled a bad marriage in the Five Sisters sector. Her planet was very rigidly formal with long names and no fun. But divorce involved being able to kill your spouse in a free range combat and the Baron was a beast. She tried and tried but couldn’t beat him. She fled. Stored away on the ship. She’s a talented tech, so she got the job. Her full name is (l think) Dharshamannayakkarov Aldonannininian Drescolavra. The crew calls her ‘dash’ (or just - ) to tease her.

They had years of adventure, rivals, ‘friendly’ bases, business entanglements and the Fifth Frontier War playing out in the JTAS with each new issue.

The best. Time.

Now this card game lets me have some of that fun again —- yes, I made custom cards. Gats gives +3 Init, Goggin can exert to trade Psi token for Starship Ops or +1 Defense. Dash can exert to defend crew like Armor-1. The ship trades cargo and internals for attack and def and can exert for military (makes some missions tough - but I put in some helpful connections).

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Re: Favorite Traveller Character?

Post by Horizon Jeff » Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:11 pm

Custom :crew is really cool!

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Re: Favorite Traveller Character?

Post by Gatsby Seeker » Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:05 am

I’m not sure of balance (might be light):

J’Nuth Gatsby Seeker :crew
Scoundrel, Mercenary — :species Human
:credit2 1 :ev 3 :wounds
:starops+ :underworld-
Text: Gain +3 :initiative
“Oooh....I have an idea...you’ll hate it.”

Sehia Sephony Goggin :crew
Independent, Altruistic — :species Darrian
:credit1 1 :ev 3 :wounds
:psionic-
Text: Humaniti
Action Phase.
:action - :exert , :credit1 : Gain :social- or :starops- until end of round
:action - :exert : Spend Goggin’s :psionic- and Gain +1 :dv
until end of round.
“My gift enslaved me. I was equipment. Never again.”

‘Dash’. :crew
Gear head, Noble — :species Human
:credit3 1 :ev 3 :wounds
:tech+
:reaction - :exert : Target any one
:crew or :upgrade on Dash’s ship.
Reduce each incoming damage to that
target’s :wounds or :structure by 1 until end of round.
“It’s actually Dharshamyannayakkarov Aldronaninian Dresscolarvra.”

ANE Pulsar-Phoenix :ship
Mercantile — Tonnage: 260
:initiative 3 :jump 2 :av 1 :dv 1
:cargopassenger
4 :crew 1 :computer 1 :hardpoint
1 :hull 1 :internal
Text: :reaction - :exert : Gain 1 :military
“We’ll get through. But it could get rough.”

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