It's OP is bored o'clock, so you know what that means!It's TRAVELLER CHARGEN THREAD TIME!Our current crew consists of:Denglebert Jones, PTSD-ridden war hero/combat medic(creation thread here: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/48593389/)Eszeph Ryan, semi-criminal Space Lawyer(creation thread here: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/48708304/)Roll 1d2 for gender. 1 is male, 2 is female.
Rolled 1 (1d2)>>48833915I take it we're assuming Ryan shipped out as soon as the thread died?
>>48834080The last post in the thread ended with him taking his free trader and leaving Trypso, presumably for good. Our third crew member, and another man. Roll 2d6 in order for his STR, DEX, END, INT, EDU, and SOC.
Rolled 5, 5, 4, 4, 6, 5, 1, 5, 5, 6, 6, 2 = 54 (12d6)>>48834143Oh aye, I forgot he got free trader ship shares.We gonna say that said Free Trader is the Carrhae that Denglebert shipped out on?If so I guess any ship shares this guy rolled up could go toward it
>>48834200Alright, you know the drill. Pick 4 skills to gain at level 1 from the following list.Admin, Animals, Art, Athletics, Carouse, Drive, Electronics, Flyer, Language, Mechanic, Medic, Profession, Science, Seafarer, Streetwise, Survival, Vacc Suit.
>>48834331Ain't background skills at 0?I'd pick mechanic, flyer, survival and athletics
>>48834419Shit, mistyped.Anyway, it's time to give this thing a name.
>>48834439How about James Lee?
>>48834898Finally, a normal name. Does James attend any pre-career education?
Huh. Is this for MgT2?
>>48835820Indeed it is.
>>48834948A reminder: Pre-Career Education gives you a better portfolio of starting skills, but takes up one of James' 5 terms.
>>48834948My vote is for University.
>>48837519I'll second that, no guarantee he'll make it through all 5 terms anyway.
>>48837713Alright, roll 2d6 and add James' EDU mod of +1
Rolled 4, 6 + 1 = 11 (2d6 + 1)>>48837911Rolling hoping I did this right
>>48838117James completes the university entrance exam with a near-perfect score. Pick 1 skill from the following to major in, and 1 to minor in.Admin, Advocate, Animals, Art, Astrogation, Electronics, Engineer, Language, Medic, Navigation, Profession, Science.
>>48838199I would say majoring in Engineering and minoring in Navigation
>>48838199The other two aren't great at getting through space are they? Astrogation and Navigation?
Scratch this>>48838257Changing vote to>>48838250
>>48838270Alright, roll 2d6 for events.
Rolled 6, 2 = 8 (2d6)>>48838294Rallin
>>48838305You join a political movement. Describe the movement, and roll SOC (+0)
Rolled 2, 3 = 5 (2d6)>>48838330My personal vote is that we join a nationalist movement. In any case, rolling.rolled 1d6 instead of 2d6
>>48838414How would a nationalist movement even work in space, anyway? I can't imagine that someone with a vested interest in a certain planet is likely to take up piloting and astrogation.
>>48838522True but I was more or less keeping in mind that this might be a temporary thing for said person. Maybe an anti-government movement would be more apt?
>>48838608A space-anarchist pilot sounds good. Roll again for the different movement.
Rolled 2, 5 = 7 (2d6)>>48838649On it senpai
>>48838664Turns out most people aren't big fans of chaos, but it was good fun for a few years. Roll INT for graduation.
Rolled 5, 1 = 6 (2d6)>>48838697Gimme those good rolls!
>>48838753James makes an enemy of the higher-ups at the university and is unceremoniously booted a month before graduation. With nowhere to go, it's time to pick a career. Pick from Agent, Army, Citizen, Drifter, Entertainer, Marine, Merchant, Navy, Noble, Rogue, Scholar, and Scout.
>>48838825I would say rouge.
>>48838952Considering he's been established as anti-government, makes sense. Roll DEX.
Rolled 4, 2 = 6 (2d6)>>48838985Gotcha
>>48839010remember to add our +1 bonus anonJames cements his identity with some... less than reputable local figures, and quickly begins climbing up the criminal ranks. Choose Thief, Enforcer, or Pirate.
>>48839124Who am I to deny such enthusiasm? Roll DEX for survival.
Rolled 3, 5 + 1 = 9 (2d6 + 1)>>48839148Please survive
>>48839209You manage not to buy the farm on your first term out. You gain Deception, Recon, Athletics, Gun Combat, Stealth, and Streetwise at 0. Roll 2d6 for events.Required:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ta-Z_psXODwhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ggyC0FOzqHM
Rolled 2, 3 = 5 (2d6)>>48839244For piracy!
>>48839261James is instrumental in securing a cache of credits from another vessel, but the owner of the vessel wears vengance on you. Who did you raid, and what were they hauling?
>>48839357We raided Captain Jared Klathu I'm bad with names of the Crimson Hawk Corsairs for a massive stash of stolen weapon tech (if that's ok with everyone else).
>>48839438Sounds good. Roll INT for advancement.
Rolled 4, 4 = 8 (2d6)>>48839478Rolling
>>48839498Your skills do not go unnoticed by your captain. Choose from gaining Pilot 1 or Gunner 1.
>>48839533Do you stay a pirate, or move to a more legal life?
>>48839546Stay a pirate. We should at least move up in the ranks.
>>48839564Alright. You begin to gain respect among the crew of the ship. What ship do you fly with?
>What ship do you fly with?What do you mean by this? Are you asking what kind of ship we want?
>>48839615Meant to reply to >>48839575
>>48839615Well, I can't just keep referring to the ship you pirate on as "the ship" can I?
>>48839647I'm half tempted to suggest the ship be called "The Ship", but that's too silly.But in spirit of that, I put forward: The Eponymous.
>>48839680As I am terrible at naming things I second this.
>>48839680Sounds good. Roll DEX for survival.
Rolled 1, 6 + 1 = 8 (2d6 + 1)>>48839705Onwards!
>>48839740Another successful term. Now that you've gotten the hang of the pirate life, Captain Wash lets you pretty much do what you want in the time you aren't shootin' or lootin'. Pick Personal Development, Service Skills, or Pirate for training.
>>48839791Let's go Pirate training
>>48839831Roll a d6.
Rolled 3 (1d6)>>48839847
>>48839856You learn how to control the ship's guns, maneuvering them into the best possible position to turn fighters into scrap. You gain a level in Gunner. Roll 2d6 for events.
Rolled 5, 2 = 7 (2d6)>>48839894We're becoming quite the pirate.
>>48839923Indeed we are. However, this term, something life-defining occurs. Roll 2d6 for Life Events.
Rolled 6, 6 = 12 (2d6)>>48839948Ahoy!
>>48839966The thing that occurs is even stranger than usual. Roll another d6 for Unusual Events.
Rolled 2 (1d6)>>48839988Give us something amazing please!
>>48840031On a brief scouting expedition, your scout craft falls off the radar. You wake up drifting at the edge of pirate space, with no recollection of what happened. What happened, /tg/?
>>48840066Space Roofies, 2/3rds Satan
>>48840122You lost me with the "2/3rds Satan" bit.
>>48840135The post ended in 66, it's late, I apologize.>>48840148Is that a Brad Neely comic? I've never been able to find the source.
>>48840122Wait, so roofies make your ship invisible to radar?Let's maybe not take that one.
>>48840186Indeed it is Neely. I got this one from /tg/ though.
>>48840122Somewhat related but here's my version:our enemy attacked us and we fell off the radar. We were space roofied and thrown out of the airlock, only to miraculously survive.
>>48840288How'd we survive? Space is inhospitable as it is without us being unconcious.
>>48840339Ok maybe not thrown out the airlock but instead sent off in an escape pod if that works.
>>48840371Seems like it'd be more efficient to just shoot us. I'm thinking aliens.
>>48840401What would the aliens want with us though? The aliens in the traveller universe aren't the kind to kidnap someone and probe them I think.
>>48840434Well, we've established that Captain Den was operating in the 2300s, so this is a diffrent setting than the Third Imperium. The question of what they'd want is a good one, though.
>>48840288>>48840401I'm guessing we were set up as the patsy to some sort of nefarious deed. Pirate mutiny, betrayal to the authorities, extra terrible massacre, assassination of a rival pirate chief etc.
>>48840434Precious. Bodily. Fluids.
>>48840464>>48840452>I'm guessing we were set up as the patsy to some sort of nefarious deed. Pirate mutiny, betrayal to the authorities, extra terrible massacre, assassination of a rival pirate chief etc.I like this one.
>>48840491Alright. How were we set up, and what was the act committed?
>>48840517I say we were set up as the patsy to a terrible massacre. As for how we were set up, I would have to say we were lured to an area following an SOS beacon (we followed this hoping to find some scavanable loot, not because we wanted to save the person) only to find that it was a space station/starship massacred and mutilated. The authorities found us and were quickly accused of a terrible massacre.At least, that's my own vote.
>>48840606Are we going to spend the next few years working to clear our name? Not sure how I'd run that, but it sounds cool.
>>48840630If anything, I think our pirate crew would respect us for being a feared enemy of the state. Really depends on how you want to rule that but I like either option.
>>48840647Well, I suppose we should roll INT for advancement.Also>we followed the beacon hoping to find some scavangable loot, not because we wanted to save anyone."It's the first rule of space travel, kids! Always check out distress beacons. 9 out of 10 times it's a ship full of some dead aliens and some free shit! 1 out of 10 times it's a deadly trap. But I'm willing to roll those dice!"
>>48840647>>48840630>>48840606It might have been a free station that was loosely under federal control but dealt freely with pirates, smugglers, and other scum. We were set up by our partner who was in actuality a government mole. They wanted the station's current ruling body eliminated so that more a controllable faction could take over.Now both sides hate us.
Rolled 6, 2 = 8 (2d6)>>48840693I like this. Not only are we hated by a rival pirate faction, but also by a free station and the government (well the government is a given but you get the point).>>48840681In any case, rolling for advancement.
>>48840728You eventually rise through the ranks and become a captain yourself, but the shadow of the crimes you are accused of still hang over you.What now, /tg/?
>>48840745Maybe time to try out a new identity, lay low in the civilian sector?
>>48840758Interesting choice. Any other suggestions?
>>48840758I think we should keep on being a pirate. I find it hard that regular society would be welcoming to us, unless we go to some uninhabited system and take up a civilian job (possibly as a worker).
>>48840758I kind of like the "clearing our name" idea. Not sure what career we'd pick though.
>>48840758Remember, we have to end up with Denglebert Jones, a man who seems like he'd be violently against anyone who he thinks is a mass murderer.
>>48840802Maybe a merchant? Try to prove that we can work an honest job? Another anon said we might try to be a civilian (works best flavor-wise imo)
Rolled 2 (1d3)>>48840791>>48840758>>488408151. Pirate2. Merchant3. Civilian
>>48840693What was this station called?
>>48840812>>48840802>>48840815>>48840791Laying low guy here. How hard is it to set up a new identity in Traveller? Because sneaking into the Scout Corps sounds like a great thing to do. Gets us in under the nose of the Government and lets us clear out to a whole other side of the galaxy.
>>48840873Coughin's Post. Not originally pronounced coffin, but has been for several centuries.
>>48840885We have a fairly high INT so we should be fine. Even with the -1 penalty I doubt it would be that big of a risk. If we really wanted to get under the government's nose though, we could just go Navy.>>48840873Terminus Station
>>48840858You make it to Captain, but after what you've seen on Coughin's Post, you've seen enough violence. From now on, you're making an honest living from now on. You change your face and start a new life. You assume a new name: "James Lee."Roll INT for qualification.
>>48840927>we could just go Navy.That might be a little too regimented for a scoundrel such as us. Scouts still get a ton of autonomy and freedom.Though we could just go Merchant like >>48840858 rolled.
Rolled 5, 1 = 6 (2d6)>>48840943Rolling
>>48840955Pick from Merchant Marine, Broker, or Free Trader.
>>48840968My vote is for Free Trader
>>48840968Forgot to figure the Mustering Out for our life of piracy. Divide 2 rolls between Money and Other benefits, and give one of them a +2 modifier.
>>488409971 Benefit and 1 Credit (give +2 to Credit roll)
>>48841033Alright, roll a d6
Rolled 1 (1d6)>>48841037Gotcha
>>488410421 ship share. Roll another d6 and add 2 for money.
Rolled 1 + 2 (1d6 + 2)>>48841050CASH MONEY
>>4884105710,000 Credits. Now, roll DEX for surviving your first term of Free Trader.
Rolled 5, 2 + 1 = 8 (2d6 + 1)>>48841066Please don't give me any more bad rolls.
>>48841075You seem to have left your past behind, and nothing bad happens during your first term. Roll 2d6 for events.
Rolled 3, 6 = 9 (2d6)>>48841092I just want to live a peaceful life
>>48841096And so far, it seems that's what you have. You gain training in a specialty field. Roll EDU and pick 1 skill you have to increase by 1 level.
Rolled 5, 2 + 1 = 8 (2d6 + 1)>>48841110I think we get a +1 on EDU right?Increase Navigation
>>48841133You mean Astrogation, right? We don't actually have Navigation.
>>48841149Sorry my bad. Misread. Astrogation.
>>48841158Over time, you begin to gain a deeper understanding, almost a respect, for the precise science of plotting a jump. Roll INT for advancement.
Rolled 2, 1 = 3 (2d6)>>48841177Advance!
>>48841189You don't manage to advance, but you don't feel too broken up about it. You see the galaxy, hauling exotic cargo from one world to another. Do you stay in the Merchant life, or move on to another career?
>>48841223Let's stay in the Merchant life.
>>48841237Right. Roll DEX as normal.
Rolled 1, 6 = 7 (2d6)>>48841244Here ya go
>>48841253Another quiet term. Pick Personal Development, Service Skills, or Free Trader for your training.
>>48841292>>48841284Alright, roll a d6.
Rolled 3 (1d6)>>48841296Train me senpai
>>48841305Over time, you learn how to fabricate lies quickly and efficiently, the better to conceal your true identity. Gain a level in Deception and roll 2d6 for events.
Rolled 4, 3 = 7 (2d6)>>48841324
>>48841338Looks like another Life Event. Roll 2d6 for Life Events.
Rolled 3, 4 = 7 (2d6)>>48841343
>>48841357You gain a new contact in your travels. Who is this contact?
>>48841365Maybe an old buddy from our pirating days? Or a new one that we know as a trader?
>>48841389Seems like he'd do his best to end any connections to his time as a pirate, though.
>>48841389Thomas Callahan, a fellow trader whose ship was stranded in space after a reactor malfunction.
>>48841711Sounds good. Roll INT for advancement.
Rolled 6, 4 = 10 (2d6)>>48841724come on RNJesus
>>48841771You manage to rise through the ranks, and gain Persuade 1. Since we have 5 terms in total, let's move on to Mustering Out. We have 2 rolls, divide them between Cash and Other Benefits.
Rolled 2, 3 = 5 (2d6)>>488417981 in each.
>>488418115,000 credits and +1 EDU.
>>48841835How about the captain retires and sells the free trader on for scrap, so James signs on the Carrhae, where he meets Denglebert and Eszeph?
>>48843656So if Den is the combat doctor and Ez is the face man with his brokering skills, what's James' job?Is he the pilot? I mean, he did serve under a Captain Wash
>>48844018I think piloting serves him well.
>>48844403Yeah, he's got piloting and astrogation, so he's a good choice.What are his final stats, now?
>>48846048If I'm reading the rolls right its:STR: 10DEX: 8END: 11INT: 6EDU: 12SOC: 8So, we went to university and got involved in a shady government movement, went rogue and joined a pirate band. During a successful raid we made an enemy out of a rival pirate group. Later, we became a Captain of our owm ship but were set up for the Slaughter of Coughin's Post, forcing us to clear our name. We worked as Free Trader for some time, making friends with fellow trader Thomas Callahan who we saved from drifting in space. After seeing our fair share of space, selling our craft for some spare credits and signing onto the Carrhae. How does that sound?
>>48846191I think we worked for a free trader, we weren't the captain, much easier to keep a low profile as a pilot or first mate than as a captain. Maybe Callahan hooked us up with Denglebert.
>>48848471Maybe a pilot/navigations officer for a free trader ship? I do like the detail that Callahan sent us Denglebert's way though.
>>48846191Pilot 1Gunner 1Persuade 1Mechanic 0Engineering 1Astrogation 1Deception 1Flyer 0Survival 0Athletics 0Recon 0Athletics 0Gun Combat 0Stealth 0Streetwise 0Did I get the skills right?>>48848605Maybe Callahan was one of the few survivors that served under Den.
>>48848471We were a Pirate captain though.
>>48849873Yeah, but we had to seek a new identity after being framed for mass murder. It fits much better to be a ranking officer under a civilian merchant than to try and be a captain ourselves. Might not be much of a pay cut anyways.
>>48850033Yeah, I wouldn't think he'd be the captain of the Free Trader. We didn't get to that rank anyways.
>>48849873>>48850033I think what he meant is that we were a pirate captain but decided to stay at the rank of an officer or first mate of a Free Trader ship.
>>48850208Were we even a pirate captain?RAW, Captain is rank 6, and we only served 5 terms including university and on the free trader
>>48850269I don't know how OP ruled it, but he did say we were a captain of our own vessel>You eventually rise through the ranks and become a captain yourself
>>48850269You're right, I misread. We advanced to Corporal, not Captain.
>>48850320Ok so wait. We advanced to Corporal right? Doesn't that mean we don't have our own ship? In which case how did we get involved in the Massacre of Coughin's Post?
>>48850540We had agreed that James was a patsy, right?Maybe as far as the feds and the journalists know he was some dread pirate lord, when really he was just the guy the real captain stuck the cap on before he ran off
>>48850540>>48850747Or it was just some shitty short ranged vessel. Modified runabout, shuttle, mining craft etc that is technically attached to a larger ship but had freedom of movement when the mothership isn't on a run/mission.
>>48850747>We had agreed that James was a patsy, right?I like that.>when really he was just the guy the real captain stuck the cap on before he ran offSo I'm a bit confused on this part. We were a corporal on the ship that we served on. On a scouting mission we ran into a distress signal and were set up as a killer on Coughin's Post. But why would the media see us as this deadly pirate captain when we weren't even the lieutenant of the captain, just a corporal?>>48850835This seems more likely.
>>48850835Sounds good. But why would James leave the life he has now? Seems like he's got everything going for him.
>>48851810Are you asking why he left the free trader?I'd say cause the Captain was incompetent or some shit and he had to sell the ship to make ends meet.The next free trader he signs up on is the Carrhae
>>48852058I'm all for this.
>>48852058Makes sense. I guess I'll archive this then.
>>48851810>>48852058I thought that was covered up here.>>48843624Either way it means we get to meet Den and Esz
>>48852288I mean either way the captain sells the ship. All depends on how we want to portray the captain.
>>48852337I'd go with "retired" myself.
>>48849867Wait, did we get up to Astrogation 2?
>>48852518We have Astrogation 1 and we upgraded it from Level 0 to Level 1 during one term.