Dexter V.H.'s android pilot for Gene D.'s FATE 3e "Vortex" telecom space opera


Character: “Chiron”
Role-player: Dexter V.H.
Campaign: Gene D.’s " Vortex " space opera, using Fantastic Adventures in Tabletop Entertainment (FATE) 3e Starblazer Adventures / Mindjammer, Bulldogs, and Limitless Horizons

  • Date created: 30 December 2012/“May 2195 A.D./C.E. or 1 Terran Galactic Era
  • Date revised: 9 March 2013/“17 July 2195 A.D./C.E. or 1 T.G.E.

Species: “Xenoid/Synth” (synthetic humanoid, android/artificial intelligence)
Homeworld: Unknown

Aspects (7):

  1. High concept: Android pilot
  2. Foible: Must preserve knowledge
  3. Starting out: Trained with aliens
  4. Sidetracked: Partner destroyed (recorder)
  5. Guest star: Unknown creator
  6. Motivation: Assess and protect humanity
  7. Adventuring: Involved with Terrans (ambivalent)

Skills (30 points total):

  • Apex, Superb (1 at +5):
    • Investigation (perception) — more active detection, see also Alertness
  • Great (2 at +4):
    • Academics (knowledge) — includes languages, research
    • Pilot (mundane) — includes aircraft, starships
  • Good (3 at +3):
    • Athletics (physical) — acrobatics, agility, sports
    • Deceit (social) — similar to D20 Bluff
    • Endurance (physical) — stamina
  • Fair (4 at +2):
    • Drive (mundane) — surface vehicles
    • Engineering (craft; at Tech Level) — includes Starship Engineering/propulsion, general repair (mechanic)
    • Might (physical) — strength
    • Science (knowledge) — specializing in xenology
  • Average (5 at +1):
    • Guns (combat) — includes energy weapons, slug throwers
    • Ship Systems (craft) — includes communications, scanning, life support, electronic countermeasures; grants ships an extra stunt/gear
    • Starship Gunnery (combat) — including missiles, beam weapons
    • Stealth (subterfuge)
    • Technopsi (craft, mechanical telepathy) — limited mental communication with machines, from Mindjammer

Stunts (6; and related skills):

  • Doesn’t require air, food, or sleep (Endurance)
  • Eidetic memory (Academics)
  • Mimicry (Deceit; shapeshifting, -2 slots, from Bulldogs)
  • Roboticist (Ship Systems; self-repair, from Bulldogs)
  • Sensor view (Technopsi; from Mindjammer)

Refresh: 5 Fate points remaining (after stunts)


  • Health: 5
  • System (Composure): 5
  • Consequences: Mild (-2) to Moderate (-4), Severe (-6), and Extreme (-8)


  • Coveralls with chameleon circuit
  • Data recorder, external

Weapons (bonuses are to hit, damage):

  • Pistol, blaster, +2
  • Stun baton, +1

Ship roles: Pilot aboard the Gryphon /Pina Colada


Background: Chiron, as in the mythical Greek centaur who trained Achilles, was created to assess and defend humanity in the field. However, his first contact went awry, and his partner (and data recorder) was destroyed….

FATE 3e “Vortex” space opera Player Characters

Team 5c, telecom Team 3, crew of the Gryphon, as of autumn 2012:

  • “Hector Chavez” [Beruk A.]-male Latin American Terran human, former spy and communications expert/engineer of the Appomattox and Gryphon/Pina Colada
  • “Capt. Jasmine” [Sara F.]-female Martian Felinoid (Synth, “Uplifted” tiger), former professional pit fighter and onetime crewmember of the Appomattox, now apart from the grifters in “MarSoupAiL” with boyfriend Darcy
  • “Chris McKee” [Josh C.]-male Terran human cyborg, former sniper for the North American Aerospace Marine Corps. and eugenicists at Black Box Security Co.; onetime crewmember of the scout ship Blackbird
  • “Orion Starchaser” [Geoff C.]-male Pomuyan [blue humanoid alien] outcast, irrepressible mystic and adrenaline junkie, with exasperated mentor Vovestomosanehe
  • “Dr. Srinu Pahul” [Byron V.O.]-male Indian Terran “near-human” (bioengineered) xenobiologist, shadowed by scandal and confident in survival skills; with robots MEGAN and PEPE
  • Lt.Cmdr. Kevin Reese [Bruce K.]-male Terran “near-human” (cyborg), former Interplanetary Patrol officer and member of the Blackbird crew; commander of a Union of Solar Nations task force aboard the Dauntless
  • “Jax” [Robin H./absent ]-male human from the Asteroid Belt, vain space pirate and pilot of the Slipstream
  • “Jim Delaney” [Robert A.S./absent ]-male Terran “near-human” gambler and psi, encountered on Mars


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