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Old 01-08-2012, 06:44 AM   #371
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Not quite. The guy I'm talking about certainly existed, there are dates for his death and birth, and swords he forged survive to this day.
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Old 01-08-2012, 06:54 AM   #372
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Muramasa or Masamune.
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Old 01-08-2012, 06:59 AM   #373
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Masamune it is.
Muramasa would've been (almost?) TL4 and have Bloodlust (Or Reputation for it)
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Old 01-08-2012, 08:28 AM   #374
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I skip my turn for now, thanks.
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Old 01-08-2012, 04:57 PM   #375
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TL3
Navigation (Sea)
Luck

Yes, this is minimal. I'll expand if nobody guesses it.
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Old 01-08-2012, 06:50 PM   #376
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Luck

Yes, this is minimal. I'll expand if nobody guesses it.
Leif Ericson?
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Old 01-08-2012, 07:58 PM   #377
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Didn't Ibn Battuta survive a few shipwrecks, the plague and basically arrive at just the right time prior/after tumultuous events in his ports of destination quite often? (Although that's probably Serendipity)
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Old 01-08-2012, 08:06 PM   #378
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What gets called luck in the real world is more usually Serendipity than Luck in GURPS. Luck is a decent model for having done extraordinarily dangerous things again and again and never suffered harsh consequences, but Serendipity covers having been in the right place at the right time often.

That said, I think that Walrus has the right of it.
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Old 01-09-2012, 08:58 AM   #379
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Didn't Ibn Battuta survive a few shipwrecks, the plague and basically arrive at just the right time prior/after tumultuous events in his ports of destination quite often? (Although that's probably Serendipity)
If I remember he hitched a ride on travelling ships and caravans rather then commanding himself. He would not necessarily have had Navigation.

I would give it to Leif Ericson too. For one thing he is also nicknamed Leif the Lucky.
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Old 01-09-2012, 12:13 PM   #380
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Leif Ericson?
Yeah. You're up.
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