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Looking for some sample characters (Swashbuckler..7 Skies, Diaspora)
edited November 2011
Anyone know of a place I can get some sample characters for these games?
edited November 2011
The files section of the Yahoo! group for S7S has a con scenario with pre-built characters, although they are slightly simplified. I think some characters have been posted in the forum.
Here's a couple of antagonists from the game I ran, built using PC rules:
Shaan the Pirate Niko
Foible – Egotism
Motivation – Notoriety [+2] Good
Nationality – Sha Ka Ruq [+2] Good
Past - Ex-Sha Ka Ruqrider [+2] Good
Swashbuckling Forte – Koldun [+4] Expert
Forte - Sidekick +2 (Ruq, Flamesong)
Style Dice: 3
Techniques (chained to Koldun) – Gift of the Dragon, Gift of the Pegasus, Gift
of the Thunderbird, Gift of Qiln, Gift of the Minotaur (Mystery)
Technique (chained to Ex-Sha Ka Ruqrider) – Idiom: With Great Style
Foible - Stolen and obviously Valuable
Forte - Ruq [+2] Good
Forte - Gift of the Dragon [+2] Good(*)
Techniques - Smart, Amazing
(* Can use Niko's Style Dice)
Niko is a one-time Sha Ka Ruqrider and Koldun who felt he was not getting the credit due to him. So he recruited a gang of ruffians, and taught them the way of the Ruqrider, using illegally obtained Ruqs. In time, he has turned them into a passable military force. Niko uses his Gift of the Minotaur (learned from an ancient great-aunt in the deep jungle) to make his forces essentially invisible until they attack. It can sometimes be countered by the Gift of the Merhorse. Since Niko's goal is fame, he will steal treasure and supplies, but will not usually take the ship. Sometimes he will take hostages to ransom.
Foibles – Cruel, Drunkard
Motivation – Inflict Suffering [+2] Good
Nationality – Colronan Royalist [+2] Good
Past – Disgraced Aristocrat [+2] Good
Swashbuckling Forte – Duelist [+4] Expert
Forte – Ex-Musketeer [+2] Good
Forte – Repartee [+2] Good
Techniques: (Chained to Duelist) In a Duel, Rapier, When Inebriated; (Chained to Repartee) Insults.
Victor is an unhappy man, and wants everyone else to be unhappy, too. The later in the day it is, the drunker he will be. After noon he will usually have obtained one failure rank in one of his fortes, and by supper time, he will have obtained two. Victor was thrown out of the Royal Musketeers for excessive dueling.
I would love to join the Yahoo group, but it bugs out on me and will not allow me to join.
Official sample characters, a few player generated sample characters, or mass quantities of sample characters for NPCs?
I am running a short demo of this a few other games this weekend and trying to just alleviate my work load.
Wow, Diaspora is going to be 'interesting' because the characters are customized to the cluster and the cluster is usually rolled up at the table with player input. Character gen has usually been a full session unto itself.
Here's a thread that might help...
John Reiher (Kedamono) is a pretty clever guy and set up this thread and wiki...
edited November 2011
A quick search found
these S7S characters
from someone's game. I still have the characters from the game I ran, but unfortunately that's as they were after six sessions with a fair bit of advancement.
Every designer should make a demo kit for their game. It is essentially a little money maker. There are so many games that I have to skip over simply because I do not have the time to make characters for them.
edited November 2011
With full cluster creation as described, Diaspora characters are certainly going to be distinctive to their clusters, but no real reason you can't present them out of context.
There are some characters from one of my group's campaigns at
the Troika cluster wiki
A mere few centuries old,
is the darling of his insane race of cyborg-folk. The machine song is always in his head and in his hands. Now he travels the stars with his new friends, trying to make their sometimes very stupid and wasteful machines sing.
+4 Engineering, MicroG
+3 EVA, Communications, Archaeology
+2 Slug-throwers, Charm, Computer, Culture/Tech: (two systems out of cluster)
+1 Assets, Science, Resolve, Aircraft, Agility
* I am my mother’s memory
* More machine than boy
* Fine tuned jury-rigging
* Night terrors
(outworlders) are very confused
* Maxus Karne will understand
* This item exists in the
* I can get that for you…
* Cosmic moon-child
* Would it not work better like so?
Composure OOO O
Wealth OOO O
Jazz Hardware: with 2x repair time to customize parts, +2 on repair rolls. Anyone without access to his people's
making repair rolls after Pangeran does so at +2 difficulty.
M.G. Engineering. In the repair phase of starship combat, target is 0 instead of value of stress track. Pangeran’s ships are liable to become affected by Jazz Hardware penalties over time…
Awesome T4 EVA suit. +4 Defense, +2 Stamina [17 build points]
Defense +4 , Civilian , Pressure Suit [1), Power Suit (+2 Stamina), Servos ,
Long Range  (Never “Out of Juice”), Transfer aspect: Universal tool 
began his career at Demicorp at the Age of 13 in the Internal Security Division in Demicorp. 50 years later he was a the Executive Vice-President of the Space Technology, Home Appliances, and Human Development Divisions.
+4 Bureaucracy, Intimidation
+3 Charm, Oratory, Assets
+2 Alertness, Stealth, Arts, Culture/Tech (2 worlds in cluster)
+1 Brawling, Close Combat, Agility, Vehicle, Science
* No Such Thing As Friends
* Corporate Douchebag
* The head of way too many divisions
* Diplomatic fuss over Mantis prisoners
* Had the warden of the Bloc 22 prison executed over diplomatic fuss
* He got sidetracked by internal power struggle
* Boyfriend died in freak accident: ongoing depression
* He will take over Demicorp
* Will Do Anything for Slipstream tech
...has no description on the campaign wiki.
+4 Assets, Charm
+3 Resolve, Stamina, Culture Tech (3 systems)
+2 Aircraft, Energy Weapons, Micro G, Brokerage
+1 Slugthrowers, Brawling, Archaeology, Stealth, Eva
Aspects [NB at some point we started using 7 aspects instead of 10, didn't think it was this campaign!]
High concept: Amoral rogue trader
Trouble:Freedom Requires Sacrifice
And five more: Always Shoot First
This is One of a Kind
The Best rewards from Good Deeds!
Lost in a Crowd
Ship: Straight Arrow, ancient T3 vessel full of surprises
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