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Oh, this is rough...

 

Scout Kayla Das 6566B5 Age 34 4 terms Service History: Attempted to enlist in Merchants. Enlistment denied. Drafted into scouts. Voluntarily reenlisted for second term. Voluntarily reenlisted for third term. Voluntarily reenlisted for fourth term. Death in service.

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On 7/13/2017 at 7:43 PM, TheAuldGrump said:

A new first for worst -

† Alice Novák 635896 Age 22 1 term Service History: Attempted to enlist in Navy. Enlistment denied. Drafted into other. Death in service.

 

Tried to join the Navy, failed.

Was drafted into a life of crime, and died....

 

The Auld Grump

The Imperium always had rather broad policies on the draft.  The Zhodani on the other hand...

I ran one game of Traveller in college.  I had way too many supplements and ended up with a very weird party.  Including one IBIS agent (Imperial secret service) and one Sorag agent (Zhodani secret service) carrying on an intraparty secret battle.

 

It was not a successful game.

 

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On 7/13/2017 at 7:43 PM, TheAuldGrump said:

A new first for worst -

† Alice Novák 635896 Age 22 1 term Service History: Attempted to enlist in Navy. Enlistment denied. Drafted into other. Death in service.

 

Tried to join the Navy, failed.

Was drafted into a life of crime, and died....

 

The Auld Grump

 

That's a pretty normal World of Darkness character background.

 

1 hour ago, PingosHusband said:

I ran one game of Traveller in college.  I had way too many supplements and ended up with a very weird party. 

 

That seems to be a recurring theme for your games.

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My most successful Traveller games was a PBEM (Yahoo Group) game that ran for a couple of years real time called The Tales of the Bray Keaven.  One of the players serialized the game into a story hour on Enworld but most of the second "tale" was lost in an Enworld crash and never recovered (as a story hour).

 

It was fun while it lasted, but after the second adventure completed, I was tired of being the GM and handed the reins off to one of the players.  Unfortunately, things petered out partway through that adventure.

 

Ron

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Scout Adam Kask    6B8B69    Age 46
7 terms                        Cr150,000

Skills: Air/Raft-1, Auto Pistol-1, Electronics-1, Jack-o-T-2, Navigation-3, Pilot-1, Sword-1, Vacc Suit-3

Benefits: 8,000/yr Retirement Pay, Low Passage, Low Passage, Scout Ship

Service History:
Attempted to enlist in Scouts.
Enlistment accepted.
Voluntarily reenlisted for second term.
Voluntarily reenlisted for third term.
Voluntarily reenlisted for fourth term.
Voluntarily reenlisted for fifth term.
Voluntarily reenlisted for sixth term.
Voluntarily reenlisted for seventh term.
Mandatory retirement after seventh term.

 

Do the scouts have no ranking? Or did mr. Kask survive by being a desk jockey or something?

 

Halber

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1 hour ago, Halberkill said:

Do the scouts have no ranking? Or did mr. Kask survive by being a desk jockey or something?

 

No rank differentiation in the Scouts. Very strong character, btw, since he has pretty good stats for his age, a scout ship, and retirement pay, as well as decent skills.

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Has anyone else noticed that the benefits rolls for this character generator is rolling horribly low?  I did roll about 20 characters, this is my first one, and never saw a ship share, or an air raft or vacc suit, TAS or any of the other 5,6,7 benefits.  Best I saw was a high passage once.  The skills also look like really low numbered rolls, for example a general with no skills from the officer list. 

 

One of the best parts of the character gen was the skill build and the mustering out benefits, this seems to take away a lot of that.

 

Mind you I really like the Mongoose 4th ed best.  the life events and service events add a lot to the development of character histories.

and of course someone pops up with a scout ship the moment I make the comment.....

 

I still think the benefits are running awfully low

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Not bad for a first shot at a random character.  Love her name as well.  I assume the fact that her Gambling is her highest skill is why she was denied reenlistment after the third term.  "Never tell me the odds!"

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Decided to keep generating characters till I successfully made a scout.  Now I remember scouts being a fairly dangerous character background but I literally went through 18 scouts (and sundry other characters) before I had a scout survive character generation.  He only went one term but given the untimely demise of his 18 predecessors I can't say I blame him.

 

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Scout Simon Bauer 674976

Age 22 1 term Cr20,000

Skills: Jack-o-T-1, Mechanical-1, Pilot-1

Service History: Attempted to enlist in Merchants.

Enlistment denied.

Drafted into scouts.

Chose not to reenlist after first term.

 

I hit a few, but I'm not rolling up as a girl (no offense, but my falsetto is not up to the task).  This was the first guy.

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On 7/15/2017 at 9:10 AM, PingosHusband said:

The Imperium always had rather broad policies on the draft.  The Zhodani on the other hand...

I ran one game of Traveller in college.  I had way too many supplements and ended up with a very weird party.  Including one IBIS agent (Imperial secret service) and one Sorag agent (Zhodani secret service) carrying on an intraparty secret battle.

 

It was not a successful game.

 

Interstellar Bureau of Internal Security

From Dragon Magazine #35.....

 

Yup, I played one of them....

 

Also, the link takes me to a pre gen character, forward or back wards the same....

Is everything already done?

As I saw some of the same names folks posted when I messed with it...

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1 hour ago, knarthex said:

Also, the link takes me to a pre gen character, forward or back wards the same....

Is everything already done?

As I saw some of the same names folks posted when I messed with it...

Pretty sure it's just a random generator that reuses names from a limited list. 

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Army Colonel Dame Esperanza Singh 75B6AB Age 42 6 terms Cr17,000 Skills: Fwd Obsvr-1, Mechanical-2, Rifle-1, SMG-2, Sword-1, Tactics-1 Benefits: 6,000/yr Retirement Pay, High Passage, High Passage, SMG Service History: Attempted to enlist in Army. Enlistment accepted. Commissioned during first term of service as Lieutenant. Voluntarily reenlisted for second term. Promoted to Captain. Voluntarily reenlisted for third term. Voluntarily reenlisted for fourth term. Promoted to Major. Voluntarily reenlisted for fifth term. Promoted to Lt Colonel. Voluntarily reenlisted for sixth term. Promoted to Colonel. Denied reenlistment after sixth term.

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Army Trooper Xia Sun    886576    Age 22
1 term                        Cr10,000

Skills: Air/Raft-1, Rifle-1

Service History:
Attempted to enlist in Army.
Enlistment accepted.
Denied reenlistment after first term.

 

Well, that's an uncharacteristically short, boring, non-lethal career by Traveller standards.

 

EDIT: Hit refresh and got another rather atypical result: a scout who uneventfully lived beyond 30.

 

Scout Hamza Lee    927798    Age 34
4 terms                        Cr100,000

Skills: Air/Raft-1, Electronics-1, Jack-o-T-2, Mechanical-1, Navigation-1, Pilot-1, Vacc Suit-2

Benefits: Low Passage

Service History:
Attempted to enlist in Scouts.
Enlistment accepted.
Voluntarily reenlisted for second term.
Voluntarily reenlisted for third term.
Voluntarily reenlisted for fourth term.
Chose not to reenlist after fourth term.

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This is my very first one.

 

Army Major Nadia Yang 5B75A6 Age 30

3 terms Cr50,000

Skills: Broadsword-3, Electronics-1, Rifle-1, SMG-3

Benefits: Low Passage

Service History:

Attempted to enlist in Army.

Enlistment accepted.

Commissioned during first term of service as Lieutenant.

Promoted to Captain.

Voluntarily reenlisted for second term.

Voluntarily reenlisted for third term.

Promoted to Major.

Chose not to reenlist after third term.

 

Well, I kinda like her...Broadswords and SMG's.

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