The best damn space pirate in the galaxy


Human male from the Asteroid Belt. Looks like that —>


  • Space pirate
  • Impossibly vain
  • Home was raided by pirates
  • Wealthy groupie named Cassandra
  • That’s not the right box! (Stole the wrong cargo)
  • Looking for jobs, adventure, fame
  • Think you know me? Think again.


  • 1 Great (+4): Pilot (apex, add 2 to maneuver)
  • 3 Good (+3): Deceit, Guns, Gunnery
  • 5 Fair (+2): Alertness, Athletics, Contacting Empathy, Resolve, Stealth
  • 7 Average (+1): Burglary, Endurance, Leadership, Rapport, Resources, Sleight of Hand, Starship Systems


  • Clever Facade (resist an empthy read gives the lie and you get a read on he reader)
  • Honest Liar (Deception)
  • Flying Jock (no fate point declaration to fit into tight spaces, fate point to fit where ship really SHOULDN’T)
  • Personal Gear: Accurate rifle
  • Personal Ship: The Slipstream (see below)
  • Plane Mechanic (Use pilot to work on the Minneapolis-class ships -1 to work on other ships)

Refresh: 4


  • Health: 5
  • Composure: 5
  • Consequences: Mild (-2) to Moderate (-4), Severe (-6), and Extreme (-8)
  • Position: Ship’s Pilot
  • Equipment: rifle, holdout pistol

Vehicle name:Slipstream” (“Jax’s” ship)
Ship Aspects (3, using FATE 3e Starblazer Adventures and Bulldogs)

  • Scale/size, type/class: medium (2), Minneapolis-class light freighter
  • Appearance: Looks like a nondescript, run-of-the-mill rust bucket
  • Systems/customization: Built for speed, not comfort

Skills/components (10 points for general, defensive, and offensive systems)

  • 1 Good (+3): Maneuver (3 AU per hour)
  • 2 Fair (+2): Cargo Hold, Reflective Armor
  • 3 Average (+1): Ablative Armor, Beam Weapon, Sensors

Stunts (3, Maneuver): Afterburner, Atmospheric, Better Side

  • Fate Points (Remaining Refresh): 1


  • Structural Stress: 3
  • Systems Stress: 3

Eugene Plaf was born to Wilfred and Martha Plaf in the colony of New Kansas. Beauford, a.k.a. Wilfred, is a successful supplier to miners in the Asteroid Belt. After pirates raided his home, Plaf renamed himself “Jax” and left to seek his own fortune as “the best damn space pirate” in the Sol system.

Jax developed a reputation as an excellent pilot of the Slipstream and eventually met the crew of the Gryphon, a mix of spies and explorers. Jax has been trying to avoid wealthy suitor Cassandra and her friend Bonnie Kawagura.

Jax’s cabin on the Gryphon, if one ever steals a glimpse inside, is never locked. If one were to look inside, they would see bare walls and furniture, the bed would be military neat and looking like it’s never been slept in. There is nothing in there in terms of personal effects. It is a rather sad-looking place, and doesn’t seem to make much sense in terms of Jax’s extremely colourful personality.

Hmm, indeed.

FATE 3e “Vortex” Team 3 (5c) telecom space opera Player Characters, crew of the Gryphon, as of autumn 2012:

  • “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/Agent Prometheus” [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
  • “Jax” [Robin H.]-male human from the Asteroid Belt, vain space pirate and pilot of the Slipstream and Gryphon
  • “Orion Starchaser” [Geoff C.]-male [blue humanoid alien] outcast, irrepressible mystic and adrenaline junkie
  • “Dr. Srinu Pahul” [Byron V.O.]-male Indian Terran “near-human” (bioengineered) xenobiologist, shadowed by scandal and confident in survival skills
  • “Jim Delaney” [Robert A.S./absent]-male Terran “near-human” gambler and psi


Vortex bendyn