Callister

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Name: Callister
Archetype: Covert Operative
Professions: Clandestine Explorer
Background: Colonist
Player:
Appearance: Wiry, Ferrety, Sleek

Stats[edit]

Mettle: +2
Physique: +0
Influence: +1
Expertise: +2
Interface: -1
Armor: +2
Advancement Trigger: (Clandestine) An intentional “accident” happens.
Experience Points: 0.

Skills[edit]

Resourceful: You’re good at making do with limited resources, and getting the most out of what you have, making you a bit of a hoarder. You gain +1 to your Expertise stat, to a maximum of +2.
Stealth: Whenever you can move around freely and are unobserved, you can choose to vanish without a trace. While missing, you may show up in the midst of events, as long as you can explain how you got there.
Sabotage: When you tamper with something (information, machinery, social situations, tactical plans, etc), describe how you go about it and Roll+[Stat].
  • On a 10+ - The target of your tampering is doomed to fail, just as you planned.
  • On a 7-9 - The target of your tampering is doomed to fail spectacularly, horrifically or comically, at the GM’s discretion.

Assassination: Secretly bring about someone’s death. Any successful (10+) Move that results in someone’s death also leaves no evidence that you committed the act.


Assassination: Any successful (10+) Move that results in someone’s death also leaves no evidence that you committed the act.

Boldly Go: When leading an expedition into the unknown, Roll+Mettle. On a 10+, choose 1. On a 7-9, the GM will choose 1.

You encounter

  • something potentially profitable
  • something currently useful
  • something uniquely awesome
Reconnaissance: When you make an Assessment of any aspect of a wilderness (animals, plants, weather, terrain, hazards, etc), you gain 3 Data Points about that subject on a 10+, and 1 Data Point about that subject on a 7-9.
Recklessness: When you make a needlessly risky Move where the odds are a million to one, roll 1d6 instead of making a normal Roll. On a 4, 5 or 6, the Move is a fantastically lucky success. On a 1, 2 or 3, the Move is a spectacularly awful failure with harsh consequences.

Debt[edit]

To the Invisible Hand, for picking him out of the ruck of frontier rats, and giving him special training and advantages.
To the Invisible Hand
To the Invisible Hand

Favor[edit]

The Invisible Hand overreached on your last job, and left you exposed as their asset, in a little-known but very volatile frontier outpost. They owe you backup or some intervention - not least because you've now got as much on them as anyone else has on you.

Assets[edit]

  • Body Armor (Class 1 Uniform, +2 Armor, Armored) with add-on (Class 3, Stealth, Visor and a silent but more limited form of Jump Jet)
  • Career Kit (Explorer: Wilderness kit. Climbing tools, grappling line, deployable tent, heat/light sticks, water filter, etc.)


Ranged Weapon (Class 2 Laser Rifle - DiGamma Sunburner 200KW (Two handed ranged weapon, Optimal Ranges: Close, Far), Laser (+Melt, +Cut), Conspicuous, Stabilized (No recoil, can be used in micro-gravity environments)), Silenced (+Silent), Long Barrel (Ranged: Distant)
  • Shotgun (Class 0, Two-handed, Close/Far)

Workspaces[edit]

Explorer: Survey: Planetary scanners (weather, geological activity, etc). Probe launcher, topography holo-projector, motor-pool.

Data Points[edit]

Injuries/Debilities/Scars[edit]

None

Background[edit]

Callister grew up on a frontier colony world, and distinguished himself early on by his resourcefulness and his curiosity, ferreting out new resource caches and habitable zones out on the fringes of civilization. He picked up the explorer bug, hiking out into uncharted territory and leading expeditions into the wilderness. Those talents brought him to the attention of the Invisible Hand, who decided he could be used to explore - or destabilize - other people's frontier worlds. Callister jumped at the chance to go places in secret, and took their offer. With a few more years behind him, he's come to realize that it was a devil's bargain, but he hasn't yet worked out how to get out of the IH's clutches. Meantime, they do keep feeding him fascinating missions and top-class gear; he just doesn't want to be around when they finally decide to burn him.