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Old 08-01-2017, 02:25 PM   #1
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Location: Niagara, Canada
Default Seeking build advice: Modern conspiracy character creation

I've been throwing together a character sheet, and could use some suggestions from other players and/or GMs on how to improve it. Any thoughts on how you'd build any of this differently, or nudges you'd give to one of your players?

Setting:
"You all meet in a [strikeout]tavern[/strikeout] deep-web forum..."

The world looks exactly like the real world. But somewhere there might be vampires, or aliens, or AIs, or the SCP Foundation, or something worse... Can Our Heroes figure out what's underneath the underneath and survive what's to come?


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Character Concept: The answer-getter guy.


GURPS Abilities: (Total: [25])
[-10] ST: 9
[-] Basic Damage: 1d-2 thrust, 1d-1 swing
[0] Hit Points: 9
[-] Basic Lift: 16 lbs
[-20] DX: 9
[60] IQ: 13
[5] Will: 14
[0] Perception: 13
[-10] HT: 9
[0] Fatigue: 9
[0] Basic Speed: 4.5
[0] Dodge: 7
[0] Basic Move: 4 yards/second

Zero-point items:
[0] Right-Handed
[0] Home Gravity: 1G
[0] Size Modifier: 0
[0] Native Technology Level: 8
[0] Cultural Familiarity: Western
[0] Language: English (Native)
[0] Citizenship: Canadian

Advantages: (Total: [126])
[2] "Cereal box reader": Language: French (Broken)
[6] "Geek cute": Pitiable (5); plus Perk: Appearance: Honest Face (1); plus Appearance: Average (0).
[5] "They're better company than most humans": Animal Empathy
[5] "Cryonic contract": Extra life (25), Unreliable (succeeds on 5-, -80%), Preparation Required (estimated 20+ years to develop revival technology, -80%) (Limitations capped at -80%)
[6] "Vest-o-stuff": Gizmos (5); plus Perk: Equipment: Doodad (pPowerUps9) (1)
[46] "Bayesian Analytical Training": Common Sense, Conscious (+50%, pPowers45) (15); plus Intuition (15); plus Oracle (Scholarly) (pDF11-32) (15); plus Perk: Controllable Disadvantage: Extreme Fanatacism (philosophy: prevent the permanent extinction of sapience) (1).
[4] "Personal Digital Library": Signature Gear, $20k value (2); plus Perk: Better Ebooks (1); plus Perk: Equipment Bond (1)
[5] "Flow state": Single-Minded
[5] "Bookworm mk 1": Talent: Academic, 1 level (pPowerUps3-6)
[5] "Bookworm mk 0": Talent: Antiquary, 1 level (pPowerUps3-6)
[20] "Bookworm v2.0": Talent: Computer Wizard, 4 levels (pPowerUps3-9)
[5] "I've read a /lot/ of scifi": Versatile
[1] "From Experience": Perk: Resistant to nausea from skunk spray, +3 (skunks described at pDF5-11.)
[1] Perk: Shtick: Standard Operating Procedure (digital backups) (pPowerUps15)
[1] Perk: Skill: Dabbler: Bicycling default+2, Cooking +2, First Aid +2, Hiking +2 (pPU2-16)
[1] Perk: Skill: Dabbler: Astronomy at default+3, Biology +2, Physics+2 (pPU2-16)
[1] Perk: Skill: Cross-Trained (Computer Operation) (pPowrUps16)
[1] Perk: Skill: Efficient (Computer Operation) (pPowerUps16)
[1] Perk: Skill: Efficient (Research) (pPowerUps16)
[1] Perk: Skill: No Nuisance Rolls (Computer Operation, installing software) pPU2-16
[1] Perk: Skill: No Nuisance Rolls (Computer Operation, repairing software) pPU2-16
[1] Perk: Skill: No Nuisance Rolls (Computer Operation, running programs) pPU2-16
[1] "Let me Google that for you": Perk: Skill: No Nuisance Rolls (Computer Operation, searching for data) pPU2-16
[1] Perk: Social: Pet (family cat) (pPowerUps18)
[1] Perk: Social: Pet (family dog) (pPowerUps18)

Disadvantages: (Total: [-65])
[-20] "Civilian": Combat Paralysis (-15); plus Pacifism (Reluctant Killer) (-5)
[-3] "Non-24-hour sleep/wake disorder": Extra Sleep (averaging 10.625 hours of sleep out of every 25.5); plus Controllable Disadvantage: Insomniac (1)
[0] "Semi-permanently Unemployed": Independent Income (government cheque): $800/month (20); plus Wealth: Poor (Starting Wealth: $4,000) (-15); plus Debt: -$200/month (-5); plus Status 0 (monthly cost of living $600) (0)
[-1] "Schizoid": Oblivious (-5); plus Shyness, Severe (-10); plus Quirk: Uncongenial (-1); plus Indomitable (15)
[-7] "Occasional anhedonia": Chronic Depression, resist 15-
[-2] "Asthma": Unfit, Mitigator (inhalers)
[-1] "Short and wide": Build: Overweight
[-10] "Moe": Bad Sight (Nearsighted), Mitigator (glasses)
[-15] "Live forever or die trying": Obsession (Immortality), resist 12- (-10); plus Cowardice, resist 15- (-5); plus Unusual Background: Cryonicist (0)
[-5] "Furry fan": Xenophilia, resist 15-
[-1] "My brain's screwed up enough already": Quirk: Teetotaler

Skills: (Total: [59])
[1] Area Knowledge: 2016, TL8 (city: Niagara) IQ/E 13-
[-] Astronomy IQ-6+3 = 10-
[-] Bicycling DX-4+2 = 7-
[-] Biology IQ-6+2 = 9-
[20] Computer Operation/TL8 19+4 = 23-
[1] Computer Programming/TL8, IQ/H: 11+4 = 15-
[1] Connoisseur (Computers) IQ/A+1 x+1 = 13-
[1] Connoisseur (Literature, optional specialty: SF&F) IQ/E+1 12+1 = 13-
[-] Connoisseur (Literature) IQ/A 11-
[-] Cooking IQ-5+2 = 10-
[1] Current Affairs/TL8 (Science & Technology) IQ/E 13-
[1] Current Affairs/TL8 (Regional: Niagara) IQ/E 13-
[-] Electronics Repair/TL8 (Computers) CompOp-5 14+4 = 18-
[1] Expert Skill (Computer Security) IQ/H 11+4 = 15-
[-] First Aid IQ-4+2 = 11-
[1] Geography/TL8 (Regional: Niagara) IQ/H 10-
[1] Hidden Lore (The Dark Net) IQ/A 12-
[-] Hiking HT-5+2 = 7-
[1] History (region: Niagara) IQ/H 11+1 = 12-
[1] History (Computer Science) IQ/H 11+1 = 12-
[1] Hobby (comics) IQ/E 13-
[1] Hobby (scifi) IQ/E 13-
[1] Hobby (RPGs) IQ/E 13-
[1] Literature (optional specialty: SF&F) IQ/A+1 11+1 = 12-
[-] Literature IQ/H 10-
[1] Mathematics/TL8 (Applied) IQ/H 11-
[1] Occultism (optional specialty: Hermetic syncretism) IQ/E 12-
[-] Occultism 10-
[1] Philosophy (Bayesianism) IQ/H 11-
[-] Physics IQ-6+2 = 9-
[8] Research/TL8 IQ/A+2 13+1+1 = 17-
[12] Speed-Reading IQ/A+1 16+1 = 17-
[-] Typing, CompOp-3, 20-
[1] Writing IQ/A+1 12+1 = 13-

Unspent Points: Total [5]



Base Points: 150
Disadvantages: 65
Total: 215

Attributes: 25
Advantages: 126
Skills: 59
Unspent: 5
Total: 215

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