Traveller 5: The Solo Game: 1st Character

Let’s meet Ben McFitzson.  He’s from Efate (1705 Spinward Marches A64930-D), where I’m home basing this attempt at a real time/solo game.

Stats:

  • Str: 8
  • Dex:8
  • End:6
  • Int:7
  • Edu:10 (A)
  • Soc:4

OK, we have a strong, quick, slightly sickly guy, of normal intelligence, who did well in school, but comes from a lower class background.

Back ground skills, being from Efate (Hi In) he gets streetwise and one trade.  I’m taking mechanics.

So, off to school.  He’s going to attend Efate Orbital University, a school rated at 13.

4 rolls vs Edu or less on 2d6.  Plus 1 roll vs Edu for honors.  He’s also taking OTC classes, for another roll vs Edu.

Rolling 2d6
( 3 + 5 ) = 8
Rolling 2d6
( 4 + 3 ) = 7
Rolling 2d6
( 1 + 2 ) = 3
Rolling 2d6
( 3 + 1 ) = 4
Rolling 2d6
( 6 + 4 ) = 10
Rolling 2d6
( 4 + 5 ) = 9

  • Major: Electronics-5
  • Minor:Programmer-2
  • Soldier Skill:Fighter:Slug thrower-1

Automatic Soldier career, starting as a 2nd Lieutenant.

Roll vs Soc to select branch

Rolling 2d6
( 4 + 1 ) = 5  Failed.  Rolling random for branch.

Rolling 1d6 + 2
( 6 ) + 2 = 8 = Medical.

Rolling for operations:

Rolling 1d6 + 6
( 3 ) + 6 = 9: Base
Rolling 1d6 + 6
( 1 ) + 6 = 7:Peace Keeper
Rolling 1d6 + 6
( 6 ) + 6 = 12:Base
Rolling 1d6 + 6
( 3 ) + 6 = 9:Base

Mod for Risk/Reward 1

Using Str as the CC, with a bravery mod of 1, so I need to roll a 6 or less on 2d6 to avoid a wound.

Rolling 2d6
( 6 + 1 ) = 7: wounded.  Damage would be -2 + Flux.  That works out to 2d6-9

Rolling 2d6 – 9
( 1 + 4 ) + -9 = -4

OK Str now 4 and I’m medically discharged.

Rolling for Reward.  Need to roll 10 or less to get a medal

Rolling 2d6
( 2 + 6 ) = 8 which gets a medal, (modified to a 9 due to being an officer)  Ben gets the MCUF and a wound badge.   That makes his promotion roll  7 or less on 2d6

Rolling 2d6
( 1 + 4 ) = 5, so Ben gets promoted to 1st Lieutenant

Skills:

Automatic

  • Medic-1
  • Leader-1

1 Roll on Personal
+1 Str
1 Roll on Base
One Trade (takes it in mechanics)
3 on Peacekeeper
4 Animals:Rider-1
6 Navigation-1
5 Liaison-1

Two mustering out rolls, with +2 due to officer rank. On the “benefits” chart.
Rolling 1d6 + 2
( 5 ) + 2 = 7 C3 [End] +1
Rolling 1d6 + 2
( 6 ) + 2 = 8 Life Insurance
Plus an automatic weapon benefit. Taking a Gauss Pistol.

So after OTC and one term in the Army, Ben has the following

UPP:5877A4

Skills

  • Streetwise-1
  • Mechanics-2
  • Major: Electronics-5
  • Minor:Programmer-2
  • Soldier Skill:Fighter:Slug thrower-1
  • Medic-1
  • Leader-1
  • Animals:Rider-1
  • Navigation-1
  • Liaison-1

Ben decides to sign on a Free Trader.  He needs to roll under 7 to come in as a 4th officer

Rolling 2d6
( 3 + 4 ) = 7

Ben uses C2 [Dex] as his CC for Risk vs Reward.  Takes 1 as a bravery mod.

  • Risk: 7 or less
  • Reward: 9 or less

Rolling 2d6
( 5 + 2 ) = 7: Uninjured
Rolling 2d6
( 3 + 1 ) = 4:1 Ship Share.

Promotion: 2 or less on 2d6

Rolling 2d6
( 6 + 5 ) = 11: Very much not promoted.

Skills:

  • Automatic: Steward-1

2 on Space Travel

  • 4: Sensors-1
  • 5:Steward-2

2 on Trade

  • 2:Trader-1
  • 4:Admin-1

Continue on a 5 or less on 2d6

Rolling 2d6
( 1 + 1 ) = 2

2nd term on the Free Trader

Ben uses C3 [End] as his CC for Risk vs Reward.  Takes 1 as a bravery mod.

  • Risk: 6 or less
  • Reward: 8 or less

Rolling 2d6
( 5 + 2 ) = 7: Wounded.  2d6-8 damage to End

Rolling 2d6 – 8
( 6 + 6 ) + -8 = 4.  Disabled

Rolling 2d6
( 6 + 2 ) = 8: Reward 2 Ship shares.

Promoted need 4 or less on 2d6

Rolling 2d6
( 1 + 3 ) = 4.  Promoted to 3rd Officer.

Skills:

Automatic:

Engineer:M-drive-1

3 on Space Travel

  • 1: Astrogator-1
  • 5:Steward-3
  • 3:Medic-2

2 on Trade

  • 1:Broker-1
  • 3:Diplomat-1

Total of 4 rolls on the Mustering out.

Cash 1 roll

Rolling 1d6 + 2
( 4 ) + 2 = 6:StarPass

Benefits:

Rolling 1d6 + 2
( 4 ) + 2 = 6: Life Insurance [will reroll]
Rolling 1d6 + 2
( 3 ) + 2 = 5 C3[End]+1
Rolling 1d6 + 2
( 4 ) + 2 = 6:Life Insurance [will reroll]

Rerolls:

Rolling 1d6 + 2
( 5 ) + 2 = 7:Ship Share
Rolling 1d6 + 2
( 5 ) + 2 = 7:Ship Share

After 2 terms on the Free Trader, 1 Term in the Army and 4 years at school, Ben is ready to become a Traveller.

UPP:5847A4

Skills

  • Streetwise-1
  • Mechanics-2
  • Major: Electronics-5
  • Minor:Programmer-2
  • Soldier Skill:Fighter:Slug thrower-1
  • Medic-2
  • Leader-1
  • Animals:Rider-1
  • Navigation-1
  • Liaison-1
  • Sensors-1
  • Admin-1
  • Steward-3
  • Trader-2
  • Admin-1
  • Astrogator-1
  • Broker-1
  • Diplomat-1
  • Engineer:M-Drive-1

Ben has a Gauss Pistol, a StarPass, 70,000 CR, Life Insurance and a total of 5 Ship Shares.

His Fame is 6+1d6 for being a ship owner + 2d6-7 for a total of  11

Rolling 3d6 – 1
( 6 + 2 + 4 ) + -1 = 11