It's character generatin' time!
Character generation in Traveller is enormously fiddly, a game in itself, which is why I am going to do it for you. You answer a few questions, I build characters until I make one that looks like what you say you want, then I show it to you for final approval. (If you are an experienced Traveller player and have the Mongoose Traveller books, you can make your own character. In fact, make three or four. Send me the one you like the best via PM.)Question 1: How old are you?
Pick an age in the range 22-45. The older you are, the more skill points you will have, but your physical stats may drop as a result of aging penalties. Also, if you are trying to pick up hot young members of the appropriate sex, your chances may suffer if you are old enough that it's creepy. (House rule, but an obvious one, I think.)Question 2: What have you done with your life?
Pick from the following careers. If you are over 30, you may
choose two careers; you will get more skills from the first than the second, and the total number of skills you get will be approximately the same as if you took only one career. The Haves must choose only
from the "Rich Careers" list, the Have-Nots cannot
choose from that list. (Yes, experienced players, there are a shit-ton more careers than I listed here. I judged them less appropriate for this game, but if you want to make a character using them, feel free.)
Question 3: What is your interpersonal style?
- Rich Careers:
- Space Careers:
- Field Researcher
- Military Careers:
- Civilian Careers:
- Blue-Collar Worker
- Laboratory Scientist
- White-Collar Worker
- "Gritty" Careers:
- Bounty Hunter
- Con Artist
- Corporate Agent
- Criminal Enforcer
- Law Enforcement
- Private Investigator
- Tomb Robber
How do you try to get what you want from someone? Do you negotiate? Fast-talk? Plead from the heart? Offer reasoned argument? Intimidate? Something else? Pick two, a main and a fallback.Question 4: Are you any good in a fight?
If so, are you a knife fighter? A pistolero? A marksman? What's your fighting style ("hide behind something nice and solid while other people do the fighting" is a permissible answer)?Question 5: What kind of world do you come from?
Water world? Desert planet? Boring agricultural world? Scrappy frontier colony? Heavily-populated industrial planet? Tourist world for the rich? Asteroid belt where miners strike it rich or die poor? Give me something to work with.Question 6: What else are you particularly good at?
Name two or three things. I'll translate them into skill points, or PM you with questions.Question 7: What sort of person are you in general?
Kind? Aggressive? Cautious? Tactful? Give me a few keywords that describe you, both positive and negative.Send your answers to me by PM, don't post to the thread.
Once I have your answers, I will PM you if there are any key decisions that have to be made that I can't answer from the above. (There probably will be one or two.)