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What do you think of my Drinax Character?

Postby JMISBEST » Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:31 pm

Like I said in my last post I've gotten bored of the stress of being A Traveller GM and have decided to become A Traveller Player and want to know what you think of my Character I rolled up for A Drinax Campaign using rules that my GM made for making Super Characters to do solo Campaigns?. Here he is

Character creation

And

Using the super-human rules of rolling 4D6 and taking the highest 2 for all 6 stats

Her Race is Human, his Gender is Male, his Homeworld is The Floating Palace of Drinax and his starting age is 18
Str and End were both 2 5’s and A 3’s or both 10 both -1 or both 9, Dex was 2 4’s, A 5 and A 1 or 9, Intelligence was 2 4’s, A 6 and A 2 or 10, Education was 2 2’s, A 6 and A 5 or 11 +1 or 12 and Social Scale was 2 6’s and 2 1’s or 12 +1 or 13

And

For my 5 Skills I take, sorry acquire, Carouse /0 or +1, Diplomat /0 or +2, Medic /0 or +2, Persuade /0 or +2 and Streetwise /0 or +1

Career

Critic type Connoisseur type Dilettante

Term 1

Due to already having several of the skills I get a automatic Art -Dancing /0 or +1 and Painting /0 or +2 and Deception /0 or +2

I survive, advance and with A 3 and A 5 on Specialist -Critic get Art -Dancing /1 or +2, Carouse /1 or +2 and Diplomat /1 or +3

And

The Event rolls A 23 then A double 6 or 12, so I get A Stipend

Also

The GM Made A Roll on The Health Events Table that comes up A 66 then A 3rd 6, so I’ve completely stopped aging
Term 2

I survive, advance and with A 6 on both Personnel Development and Service Skills and get Diplomat /2 or +4, Jack of All Trades /1 and +1 Int

And

The Event Roll is A 56, which’ll double my 1st portfolio item. Which in the end means I get A Cr 25,000,000 Estate that nets me Cr 125,000 per month

Term 3

I survive, advance and with A 3 and A on Specialist -Critic I net Art -Dancing /2 or +3 and Diplomat /3 or +5

And

The events roll is A 45, using The GM’s House Rule I choose Humanitarian, roll 2D6+1 get A 9 and get Languages -Aslan /1 or +3

Term 4

Start using Anagthics

Ooops that’s ignored as in Term 1 The GM Made A Roll on The Health Events Table that came up A 66 then A 3rd 6, so I’ve completely stopped aging

Survive, advance and with A 5 and A 6 on Service Skills nets Diplomat /4 or +6 and Persuade /2 or +4

And

The Events roll is A 66, so I gain Rank 5

Term 5

Survive, advance and with A 4 and A 5 on Personnel Development net +2 Social Scale and Carouse /2 or +4

And

The Events roll is A 35 then A 2 then A 5, so I net A Free Benefit that The GM makes A Portfolio Item that’s A Cr 10,000,000 Agricultural Estate that nets me Cr 50,000 a month

Term 6

Survive and A 5 on Advanced Education nets me Science -Social /1 or +3

And

The events roll is A 42 then A Double 6, which nets me Cr 120,000

Term 7

Survive and A 1 on Advanced Education nets me Advocate /1 or +4

And

The events roll is A 56, which nets me +1 End and Survival /1 or +2

Term 8

Survive and A 2 on Service Skills nets me Art -Dancing /3 or +4

And

Events wise roll is A Double 1 or 11 for A Mishap but stay in the career followed by A 6 on Mishap nets me Vacc Suit /1 or +2

Term 9

Survive but have to leave after this term, but at least I don’t get chucked out, and A 4 on The Specialist -Critic Skills Table nets me Computers /1 or +3

And

The Events roll is A 51, which nets me Trade -Art Dealer /1 or +3

The 12 Benefits

Including the 2 that I gained from Events and the 3 gained here, 2 of which came up A 10+3 and 1 A 11+3, plus the fact that 1/The Hunting Estate was doubled to 1 worth Cr 100,000,000 that nets me Cr 500,000 per month gives me the 5 Portfolio Items listed below

1 Hunting Estate worth Cr 50,000,000 that nets me Cr 250,000 per month, 1 Cr 10,000,000 Brandy Making business that nets me Cr 75,000 per month, 1 Cr 10,000,000 Industrial Property that nets me Cr 50,000 per month, 1 Agricultural Estate worth Cr 10,000,000 that nets me Cr 50,000 a month and 1 Stipend worth Cr 5,000,000 that nets me Cr 37,500 per month or 1 worth a total of Cr 85,000,000 that nets me Cr 462,500 a month

My other 9 Benefits are +2 Edu, +1 Int, 1 TL 15 Laser Rifle and 1 TL 15 Monoblade as well as Cr 4D6x1,000,000 or Cr 20,000,000 worth of Antique Artwork

I also loot The Harriers Armory, stores and supply-room which nets me 5 TL 6 Snub Pistols, 3 TL 7 Snub Rifles, 3 Flak Jackets, 3 TL 11 Vacc Suits, 3 sets of very high quality cutlery made of Silver, 3 TL 13 Medi-kits, 1 TL 12 Vacc Suit, 1 TL 11 Laser Rifle, 1 Sindallian Officers Cutlass, 1 Sindallian Officers Revolver with 5 spare clips of each type, 1 Breaching Gun, 1 Boarding Gun, 1 set of silver tableware, 1 1-ton crate of Deer Meat, 1 2-ton crate of Rabbit Meat, 1 Fusion Still, 1 Infinity Rope, 1 TL 13 Computer, 1 crate of 14 5-pint bottles of High Quality Mead, 1 crate of 14 5-pint bottles of High Quality Sherry, 1 crate that holds 260 boxes that each hold 230 cigarettes and 1 crate that holds 110 TL 12 Incendiary Grenades

The GM’s house rules for Skill Packages for Solo Characters lets my character net 3D6 /'s worth of almost any type of Skill, I roll 2 4's and A 5 and I choose to take Admin /2 or +4, Broker /2 or +5, Gun Combat -Energy Rifles /2 or +3, Leadership /2 or +5, Melee -Blade /2 or +3 and Tactics -Naval /2 or +4 and Piracy /1 or +3

To pay The Cr 19,500,000 needed to fully repair my Harrier I sell my Cr 20,000,000 worth of Antique Artwork, I roll 3D6+5 and get 3 5’s +A 5 or 20 and sell it for 145% of its Market Value

That nets me Cr 29,000,000 and I fully repair my Harrier, give its 3rd turret A Triple Turret with 2 Beam Lasers and A Missile Rack, give it A 5-ton Medical and buy 5 tons of Smart Missiles. That costs Cr 23,800,000 and leaves me with Cr 5,200,000

With that Cr 487,500 A Month I hire A Crew for The Harrier of 3 Marines, 2 Gunners, 1 Medic, 1 back-up engineer, 1 back-up pilot, 1 engineering officer, 1 piloting officer and 1 1st officer that all have A +3 DM in their 5 Key Skills, A +2 DM in their 3 none-key Skills, get Cr 4,000 more per month then normal and all in all that costs me Cr 181,940 a month

And

The GM chooses to make 2 pre-campaign portfolio rolls and rolls 1st A 12 followed by A 8, then he then A 2 followed by A 6, which she rules cancel each other out and has A 50/50 Chance to add +1D3x5% to 1 item and A 5 then A 3 adds +10% to my Cr 50,000,000 Estate
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Re: What do you think of my Drinax Character?

Postby JMISBEST » Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:55 pm

Its now changed to give info on my first ever Drinax Campaign as A Player. Here's my characters stats and other stuff at the start

My character

Name

James Marshall

Gender

Male

Race

Human

Age

Initial

Day after his 54th birthday

Current

54 years, 0 months, 0 weeks and 1 day
Date

Starting Date is The 18/7/1,105

Current date is The 18/7/1,105

Time stuff

Campaign length. Not yet started
Stats


Str 9, End 10, Dex 9, Intelligence 11, Education 13 and Social Scale 15

Skills and these include their DM’s

Admin /2 or +4, Advocate /1 or +4, Art -Dancing /3 or +4, Broker /1 or +4, Carouse /2 or +3, Computers /1 or +3, Deception /0 or +2, Diplomat /4 or +7, Gun Combat -Energy Rifles /1 or +2, Jack of All Trades /1, Languages -Aslan /1 or +3, Leadership /2 or +5, Melee -Blade /1 or +2, Persuade /1 or +3, Streetwise /0 or +1, Survival /1 or +3, Tactics -Piracy /2 or +4, Trade –Art Dealer /1 or +3 and Vacc Suit /1 or +2
Titles

Social Scale 15 Duke of Drinax

People stuff

None

Belongings

Assorted stuff that has been looted from The Harriers Armory and/or stores
5 TL 6 Snub Pistols, 3 TL 7 Snub Rifles, 3 Flak Jackets, 3 TL 11 Vacc Suits, 3 sets of very high quality cutlery made of Silver, 3 TL 13 Medi-kits, 1 TL 12 Vacc Suit, 1 TL 11 Laser Rifle, 1 Sindallian Officers Cutlass, 1 Sindallian Officers Revolver with 5 spare clips of each type, 1 Breaching Gun, 1 Boarding Gun, 1 set of silver tableware, 1 1-ton crate of Deer Meat, 1 2-ton crate of Rabbit Meat, 1 Fusion Still, 1 Infinity Rope, 1 TL 13 Computer, 1 crate of 14 5-pint bottles of High Quality Mead, 1 crate of 14 5-pint bottles of High Quality Sherry, 1 crate that holds 260 boxes that each hold 230 cigarettes and 1 crate that holds 110 TL 12 Incendiary Grenades

Assorted other stuff

My portfolio

1 Hunting Estate worth Cr 55,000,000 that nets me Cr 275,000 per month, 1 Cr 10,000,000 Brandy Making business that nets me Cr 75,000 per month, 1 Cr 10,000,000 Industrial Property that nets me Cr 50,000 per month, 1 Agricultural Estate worth Cr 10,000,000 that nets me Cr 50,000 a month and 1 Stipend worth Cr 5,000,000 that nets me Cr 37,500 per month and it is worth Cr 90,000,000 that nets me Cr 487,500 a month before costs and Cr 305,560 a month after costs

Other stuff

Cash

5,320,000

My ships

Directly lead

1st

It is A 200 ton Drinaxi Class Commerce Raider

Other then being fully repaired, fully refurnished, fully refurbished and all having A 4-ton medical Room, having A Triple Turret with 2 Beam Lasers, A Missile Rack, 6 tons of Smart Missiles and 19.75 tons of Cargo Space it is standard

It has 11 crew that are made up of 3 Marines, 2 Gunners, 1 Medic, 1 back-up engineer, 1 back-up pilot, 1 engineering officer, 1 piloting officer and 1 1st officer and 3 of the 4 also have 1 Captain

All 11 of its crew all have A +3 DM in their 5 key-skills and A +2 DM in their 3 none-key skills

And

Including maintenance, upkeep and crew wages it costs Cr 181,940 per month and as well as 11% of my characters illegal earnings

The state of The Kingdom of Drinax

At the start

Planets

Drinax and Asim

Ships

The Starguards 6 100 ton, 3 200 ton, 1 300 ton and 1 400 ton Ships and My 1 200 ton Ship

Other stuff

Morale

10

Standings

In my Drinax Privateer Alias

With The Imperium

+0

With The Aslan Hierate

-5

In my Pirate Alias

With The Imperium

+0
With The Aslan Hierate

-5
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Re: What do you think of my Drinax Character?

Postby ShawnDriscoll » Thu Dec 05, 2019 4:14 am

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Re: What do you think of my Drinax Character?

Postby ochd » Thu Dec 05, 2019 7:15 am

James Marshall is, indeed, best :D
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Re: What do you think of my Drinax Character?

Postby PsiTraveller » Thu Dec 05, 2019 8:48 am

If I was the GM I would just say no.

But I have questions:

What is a Health Events table and how does it make you immortal? What book and what page is that from?

And wondrous rolls count is a double 6 from you, and a triple 6 from your GM in your first term

Term 2: another double 6 from you to get the stipend. nice

A roll of 56 is on events does not double your portfolio item, That's a 63, 56 give +1 END and Survival
Term 4, another double 6, that is 4 so far making this character.

Term 6 42 is not the art making money, that is 43, but hey! another double 6 that's 5 so far

And another double 6 by the GM after term 9 and calculating your portfolio. Which means the GM rolled the first 5 dice making your character, and all of them were 6's. Get them to a casino. They have a career at the craps table.


So why is your immortal character interested in risking their life? One bad space battle and their immortality ends in a ball of plasma.
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Re: What do you think of my Drinax Character?

Postby JMISBEST » Thu Dec 05, 2019 10:49 am

PsiTraveller wrote:
Thu Dec 05, 2019 8:48 am
If I was the GM I would just say no.

But I have questions:

What is a Health Events table and how does it make you immortal? What book and what page is that from?

And wondrous rolls count is a double 6 from you, and a triple 6 from your GM in your first term

Term 2: another double 6 from you to get the stipend. nice

A roll of 56 is on events does not double your portfolio item, That's a 63, 56 give +1 END and Survival
Term 4, another double 6, that is 4 so far making this character.

Term 6 42 is not the art making money, that is 43, but hey! another double 6 that's 5 so far

And another double 6 by the GM after term 9 and calculating your portfolio. Which means the GM rolled the first 5 dice making your character, and all of them were 6's. Get them to a casino. They have a career at the craps table.
he

So why is your immortal character interested in risking their life? One bad space battle and their immortality ends in a ball of plasma.
Ooops I'd forgotten that The GM had agreed to generate the character for me and that is how she said that she'd rolled up my character, so it isn't my fault if, for whatever reason, she fixed the dice rolls in my favor

Also don't know if I previously put he instead of she by mistake when referring to The GM but it is definitely A She
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Re: What do you think of my Drinax Character?

Postby Condottiere » Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:04 am

I'm pretty sure all of us have had (or still have vestiges of) our power gaming phase.

Figure out what attracts you to the Traveller role playing game, it's game mechanics, it's universe, and why.
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Re: What do you think of my Drinax Character?

Postby Old School » Thu Dec 05, 2019 12:23 pm

[quote=PsiTraveller post_id=941221 time=1575535718 user_id=364166
So why is your immortal character interested in risking their life? One bad space battle and their immortality ends in a ball of plasma.
[/quote]
Dude, he doesn't make bad rolls, so no worries there.
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Re: What do you think of my Drinax Character?

Postby JMISBEST » Thu Dec 05, 2019 12:31 pm

Old School wrote:
Thu Dec 05, 2019 12:23 pm
[quote=PsiTraveller post_id=941221 time=1575535718 user_id=364166
So why is your immortal character interested in risking their life? One bad space battle and their immortality ends in a ball of plasma.
Dude, he doesn't make bad rolls, so no worries there.
[/quote]

Not quite cos I've only just realized that all 4 of the Dice that I've used over the last 12 years were given to me by my little brother who gave me them back in September 2,006 and that I only found out today at 11.18AM that all 4 where custom made loaded dice that roll at least a 4 68% of the time and only roll less then A 3 7% of the time and almost never roll less then A 3 and that 2 of those Dice were the 1's I lend my GM
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Re: What do you think of my Drinax Character?

Postby M J Dougherty » Thu Dec 05, 2019 1:15 pm

The physics of making those dice could advance our knowledge by centuries. Some sort of semi-mobile superdense material in a smart matrix perhaps.
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Re: What do you think of my Drinax Character?

Postby Moppy » Thu Dec 05, 2019 1:20 pm

Isn't it taboo to touch another roleplayer's dice? You should see the shitstorms that arise when they come to tabletop wargamning and discover there are tournament regulations that allow you to share another player's dice.

People have too many dice rituals, then get upset when I ask them if blowing on the dice isn't just a form of praying, or appeasing some undefined supernatural force?

edit: The legit religious ones are OK with it, I mean I've seen players pray before a tournament. But it's non-religious ones that get annoyed when you ask them about exactly what it is they are doing.
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Re: What do you think of my Drinax Character?

Postby Condottiere » Thu Dec 05, 2019 1:27 pm

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Re: What do you think of my Drinax Character?

Postby arcador » Thu Dec 05, 2019 2:41 pm

Damn, and I thought the point-buy system is rigged.
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Re: What do you think of my Drinax Character?

Postby Old School » Thu Dec 05, 2019 4:00 pm

You can use your own dice at a wargaming tournament? That’s like using your own cards at a casino.
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Re: What do you think of my Drinax Character?

Postby Moppy » Thu Dec 05, 2019 4:28 pm

Old School wrote:
Thu Dec 05, 2019 4:00 pm
You can use your own dice at a wargaming tournament? That’s like using your own cards at a casino.
It's a logistics thing, given that event organisers are already overworked.

Companies also offer custom dice as prizes and then then kind of have to allow them.
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Re: What do you think of my Drinax Character?

Postby PsiTraveller » Thu Dec 05, 2019 4:41 pm

So you only have 4 dice? And they are loaded? And you only found out now, at 11:18 today.

You have posted the same statistics about dice before, so I have to call b.s on that claim of innocence.

I would ask you GM to roll up another character, and NOT use the Dilettante book. Make something else up.
And throw out those dice for gaming.

Now if you have been a GM for 18 years, and only used those dice for Traveller. How is it that every party you have had have not died in the first combat when you attack them because you will do maximum damage 68% of the time?

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