Thursday, November 14, 2013

FATE: Blake's 7

FATE: Blake's 7

A political dissident is framed and sent to a prison planet, where he falls in with a bunch of criminals and ends up investigating an alien spacecraft.  Commandeering the advanced ship they gain a couple more allies as they travel to oppose the evil brainwashing Federation with superior technology and repartee in classic dystopian space opera.

Draft 1.0  April 24, 2013 - Blue Tyson


THE PLAYERS


Roj Blake

Rebel Leader
Framed Political Prisoner

F: Excellent +2  
A: Good +1
S: Good +1
E: Excellent +2
R: Excellent +2
I: Good +1
P: Excellent +2

Resources  Remarkable (+3)
Popularity  Excellent (+2)

Other Skills

Remarkable (+3)  Leadership, Pilot, Rapport
Excellent (+2)  Guns, Warfare


Kerr Avon

I'm not expendable and I'm not going
Smarter than everyone I'm not related to
Computer Criminal

F: Good +1  
A: Good +1
S: Good +1
E: Good +1
R: Incredible +4
I: Excellent +2
P: Excellent +2

Resources  Remarkable (+3)
Popularity   Excellent (+2)

Other Skills

Amazing (+5)  Electronics, Computers
Remarkable (+3)  Deceive, Provoke
Excellent (+2)  Leadership, Guns, Contacts
Good (+1) Burglary, Intimidate, Warfare


Vila Restal

Proudly cowardly thief
Lazily out of danger is the best way

F: Typical +0  
A: Excellent +2
S: Typical +0
E: Typical +0
R: Excellent +2
I: Good +1
P: Typical +0

Resources   Good (+1)
Popularity   Typical (+0)

Incredible (+4)  Burglary
Good (+1) Deceit, Alcohol


Jenna Stannis

Smuggler pilot

F: Good +1  
A: Good +1
S: Typical +0
E: Good +1
R: Typical +0
I: Good +1
P: Good +1

Resources   Good (+1)
Popularity   Good (+1)

Other Skills

Remarkable (+3)  Pilot
Excellent (+2)  Smuggle, Guns
Good (+1)  Burglary, Deceit, Rapport


Cally

Telepathic guerilla fighter

F: Excellent +2  
A: Good +1
S: Good +1
E: Excellent +2
R: Typical +0
I: Excellent +2
P: Good +1

Resources   Typical (+0)
Popularity   Typical (+0)

Other Skills

Remarkable  (+3)  Rapport
Excellent (+2)  Guns, Warfare
Good (+1)  Leadership

Stunts

Mindreading and minor telekinesis and precognition


Dayna Mellanby

Weapon designer

F: Excellent +2  
A: Excellent +2
S: Good +1
E: Good +1
R: Excellent +2
I: Typical +0
P: Good +1

Resources   Good (+1)
Popularity   Typical (+0)

Other Skills

Remarkable (+3)  Weapons, Weapon Design
Excellent (+2)  Electronics


Del Tarrant

Mercenary pilot

F: Remarkable +3  
A: Excellent +2
S: Good +1
E: Excellent +2
R: Typical +0
I: Good +1
P: Good +1

Resources   Good (+1)
Popularity   Good (+1)

Other Skills

Incredible (+4)  Pilot, Guns
Excellent (+2)  Alertness, Contacts, Intimidation, Warfare
Good (+1)  Burglary, Leadership, Provoke, Rapport


Soolin

Gunslinger

F: Good +1  
A: Remarkable +3
S: Typical +0
E: Good +1
R: Typical +0
I: Good +1
P: Good +1

Resources   Good (+1)
Popularity   Good (+1)

Other Skills

Amazing (+5)  Guns
Remarkable (+3)  Intimidation
Excellent (+2)  Alertness


Olag Gan

Violent tech-limited killer
Strong and Brave

F: Good +1  
A: Typical +0
S: Excellent +2
E: Excellent +2
R: Poor -1
I: Typical +0
P: Good +1

Resources   Good (+1)
Popularity   Good (+1)

Other Skills

Remarkable (+3)  Intimidation, Grapple



Orac

Cranky and Sarcastic
Retro Supercomputer In A Box

F: Abysmal -4  
A: Abysmal -4
S: Abysmal -4
E: Excellent +2
R: Monstrous +6
I: Incredible +4
P: Incredible +4

Resources   Remarkable (+3)
Popularity   Good (+1)

Other Skills

Unearthly (+7)  Computers, Burglary [Information]
Good (+1)  Provoke


Zen

Dour Liberator AI

F: Abysmal -4  
A: Abysmal -4
S: Abysmal -4
E: Remarkable +3
R: Remarkable +3
I: Excellent +2
P: Excellent +2

Resources   Good (+1)
Popularity   Typical (+0)

Other Skills

Unearthly (+7)  Teleport [Ship/Bracelet]
Remarkable (+3)  Computers, Pilot, Telepathy [Touch/Control Console]


Slave

Obsequious computer
Yes, master!

F: Abysmal -4  
A: Abysmal -4
S: Abysmal -4
E: Good +1
R: Good +1
I: Good +1
P: Good +1

Resources   Poor (-1)
Popularity   Poor (-1)

Other Skills

Excellent (+2)  Computers, Pilot, Teleport [Ship/Bracelet]


Servalan

Ambitious Evil Overlord
Lust for the Liberator

F: Good +1  
A: Good +1
S: Typical +0
E: Good +1
R: Excellent +2
I: Remarkable +3
P: Excellent +2

Resources   Amazing (+5)
Popularity   Excellent (+2)

Other Skills

Incredible (+4)  Intimidation, Leadership, Politics, Warfare
Remarkable (+3)  Deceit, Provoke, Disguise
Excellent (+2)  Guns


Travis

Federation Space Commander In an Eyepatch
Ruthless field leader

F: Excellent +2  
A: Good +1
S: Good +1
E: Excellent +2
R: Typical +0
I: Typical +0
P: Typical +0

Resources   Remarkable (+3)
Popularity   Excellent (+2)

Other Skills

Excellent (+2) Guns
Good (+1)  Leadership, Warfare, Pilot, Robotics


Mutoid

Organically modified human servant
Blood Serum To Survive
Black is the Colour

F: Excellent +2  
A: Good +1
S: Excellent +2
E: Excellent +2
R: Poor -1
I: Poor -1
P: Poor -1

Resources   Feeble (-2)
Popularity   Feeble (-2) (with humans, Typical (0) with other mutoids)

Other Skills

Remarkable (+3)  Fighting, Guns
Excellent (+2)  Pilot, Robotics


Liberator

Alien Deep Space Vehicle 2
System Technology: More Advanced Than the Federation in all Aspects

Other Skills

AI [see Zen]
Unearthly(+7)  Antimatter Power Supply
Fantastic (+6)  Spaceflight, Neutron Blasters
Amazing (+5)  Forcefield, Body Armour
Remarkable (+3)  Invisible to Long Range Scan  


Slave

Dodgy used ship

Incredible (+4) Spaceflight
Excellent (+2)  Shields, Body Armour





ADVENTURING

Oppose the Federation on any number of dodgy missions to gain allies, money, technology or just piss off Servalan in dystopian desperate space opera fun.  Orac is a fine plot hook for finding out stuff.  Before the end of season four, unless you fancy recruiting a new team.  

Preferably give the scenario a chance to highlight social combat between Avon and Servalan and Blake and Travis, too!


THE LADDER


Being a big Marvel Super Heroes fan from way back, this is how I like to think:


Value    Adjective

+13 Cosmic 5 (Class 5000)
+12 Cosmic 3 (Class 3000)
+11 Cosmic 1 (Class 1000)
+10 Legendary Z (Shift Z)
+9  Legendary Y (Shift Y)
+8    Legendary X (Shift X)
+7    Unearthly (Epic)
+6    Monstrous (Fantastic)
+5    Amazing (Superb)
+4    Incredible (Great)
+3    Remarkable (Good)
+2    Excellent (Fair)
+1    Good (Average)
+0    Typical (Mediocre)
-1    Poor
-2    Feeble (Terrible)
-3    Awful 0 (Shift 0)
-4    Abysmal




FASERIP - basic human attributes


Physique is split compared to Core, into a Strength component and an Endurance component, the latter of which should be used for the Stress track.  Reason is native intelligence.


Fighting (Fight)
Agility (Athletics)
Strength
Endurance
Reason
Intuition (Notice)
Psyche (Will)


Secondary


Popularity is a measure of charisma, reputation and public influence. If you like, bad people can have a negative popularity ladder equivalent.  Supervillains, mass murderers, ruthless thugs in The Ball, etc.


Popularity
Resources



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