Saturday, June 2, 2018

COSMIC SEAS: STAR TRAVELER (Background)

STAR TRAVELER (Background)
You sailed on a space-going vessel for years. In that time, you have seen a great many wonderful, strange and terrible things. Syllix slavers, space ghosts, black holes, pirates and weirder things. Your first love is the starry deep of space, but the time has come to try your hand at something new. Discuss the nature of the ship you previously sailed with your Dungeon Master. Was it a merchant ship, a naval vessel, a ship of discovery, or a pirate ship? How famous (or infamous) is it? Is it widely traveled? Is it still flying, or is it missing and presumed lost with all hands? What were your duties on board—boatswain, captain, navigator, cook, or some other position? Who were the captain and first mate? Did you leave your ship on good terms with your fellows, or on the run?
Skill Proficiency. Athletics, Intelligence (Arcana)
Tool Proficiency. Navigator’s tools, vehicles (space)
Languages. Draconic and one of your choice.
Equipment. A suit of spacer’s clothing, a pair of lungstone earrings, a backpack, a bedroll (hammock), 10 days dry rations, a water skin, a winter blanket, a mess kit, dagger, a signal whistle and a belt pouch containing 10 gp. (see Special Equipment for details).
Feature: Alien Familiarity
Your knowledge of the strange life on distant worlds allows you to identify any Aberrations that you interact with. Being aware of alien personalities causes any aberrations you encounter to be more likely to talk with or strike a deal with you.

Suggested Characteristics
Star Travelers are known for their adaptability and willingness to take on challenges and explore new things. 

Personality
1
I want to know what that is over there! And how this works! And how that happened!
2
I know many secrets that I mustn’t tell, but I talk about them all the time, I just can’t tell them.
3
I know that if I present myself in the latest fashions and present myself as a modern avant garde personality, people will take my inventions seriously.
4
There’s no point to going out if you’re not having fun. Other people never seem to appreciate my jokes as much as I do.
5
I don’t have a screw loose, but I might lose a screw. For my toast. I understand, and they don’t.
6
I’ll be rich, independently wealthy! Someday. I just need some investors.
7
There’s only one way to test an invention, and that’s in the field during live fire. There’s nothing more invigorating than that!
8
I don’t say much, ideas I keep to myself can’t be taken.
d6
Ideal
1
Empowerment: I want to make the universe a better place with my discoveries. (Good)
2
Order: There’s a right way to do things and a wrong way to do things. (Lawful)
3
Change: I want to change the Universe and I know just how to do it. (Chaos)
4
Stingy: I don’t want to share my secrets with anyone. My discoveries are for me. (Unaligned)
5
Tyrant: Once I’m powerful, I’ll be able to rule everyone who wronged me. (Evil)
6
Company Man: I do what I’m told and the job gets done. I don’t let anyone stop me (Lawful)
d6
Bond
1
I know of a undiscovered world out there that I’ll find someday.
2
I found a world, that was an Oasis, and I mean to keep it safe from the Dragon Empire.
3
I know that those people want their money, but they just don’t understand the difficulties with getting things done on time.
4
One of my companions is your sibling or relative who’s looking out for me.
5
I have a small child or baby waiting for my return.
6
I’ve have seen an idea for a new invention that will change everything.
d6
Flaw
1
Only the results are important. You can’t make an omelet without breaking a few eggs.
2
You are being hunted by bounty hunters because of gambling debts.
3
I’ll betray my closest friends for success and fame.
4
I’m actually really lazy and don’t like doing the work required to be successful, instead I exploit people at every turn.
5
I have severe OCD issues and have to perform tasks in a pre-determined order.  ALWAYS!
6
You have a family that you abandoned, and you will do anything to keep it secret.
Post a Comment

COSMIC SEAS: STAR TRAVELER (Background)

STAR TRAVELER (Background) You sailed on a space-going vessel for years. In that time, you have seen a great many wonderful, strange a...