Mr. Richmond Garrett

Dave S.C.'s human snake-oil salesman in Gene D.'s "Vortex: MarSoupAiL/the Appomattox" campaign


Character: “Mr. Richmond Garrett”
Role-player: Dave S.C.
Campaign: Gene D.’s " Vortex " space opera, using Fantastic Adventures in Tabletop Entertainment (FATE) 3e Starblazer Adventures / Mindjammer, Bulldogs, and Limitless Horizons

  • Date created: 6 September 2010/“2 June 2194 A.D./C.E. or 0 Terran Galactic Era
  • Date revised: 7 July 2013/“26 August 2195 A.D./C.E. or 1 T.G.E.

Species: male Terran human
Homeworld: Earth/Sol 3, North American States, Southeastern Megalopolis

Aspects (7):

  1. High concept: Snake-oil salesman
  2. Foible: Southern comforts
  3. Starting out: Cultured veneer
  4. Sidetracked: Doesn’t sweat the details
  5. Guest star: Real Dr. Garrett (on Saturn’s moon Titan)
  6. Motivation: Talosian wonder ointment
  7. Adventuring:ARTHERR!”

Skills (35 points total):

  • Apex, Superb (1 at +5; should be unique to the party):
    • Deceit (social) — similar to D20 Bluff
  • Great (2 at +4):
    • Rapport (social) — Charm
    • Resolve (social) — similar to D20 willpower
  • Good (3 at +3):
    • Art (craft/knowledge) — by medium; performance
    • Gambling (mundane)
    • Resources (mundane) — wealth, includes assets, brokerage
  • Fair (4 at +2):
    • Contacting (social) — includes culture/tech; similar to D20 gather information
    • Drive (mundane) — surface vehicles
    • Ship Systems (craft) — includes communications, scanning, life support, electronic countermeasures; grants ships an extra stunt/gear
    • Sleight of Hand (subterfuge) — includes picking pockets
  • Average (5 at +1):
    • Burglary (subterfuge) — includes some security countermeasures
    • Empathy (social/perception) — similar to D20 sense motive
    • Fists (unarmed combat) — includes Brawling, close combat, Micro-G combat
    • Guns (combat) — includes energy weapons, slug throwers
    • Starship Pilot (mundane) — includes navigation (space)/astrogation


  • Best Foot Forward (Rapport)
  • Con Man (Deceit)
  • Placebo Effect (Deceit)

Refresh: 7 Fate points total (after stunts)


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


  • Robo-horse — custom hover cycle


  • Laser pistol, +4

Ship roles: Diplomat/slick


Background, history:

  • Contact: Nero Bartholomew-male Terran human, former owner of the Fortune’s Fool, first encountered at Ghanki Station in the Indian Ocean, now cook on the yacht, which was renamed as the Gen. Lee/Appomattox

FATE 3e “Vortex” space opera Player Characters

Team 2 (5b), crew of the Appomattox, as of spring 2011:

  • “Gabriel Adams” [Paul J.]-male North American Terran near-human with telepathy, courier and pilot
  • Hector Chavez [Beruk A.]-male Latin American Terran human, “burned” operative and communications expert
  • ARTHERR [Greg D.C.]-Advanced Resonance Theoretical Heuristic Exploration and Research Robot, created by megacorp Vimeco
  • Jasmine [Sara F.] female Martian Felinoid (Synth, “Uplifted” tiger), former professional pit fighter
  • “Dr. Dieter Klein” [Rich L.]-male European Terran human, semi-retired physician, altruist and thrill seeker
  • “Nero Bartholomew” [Non-Player Character]-male Terran human, former owner of the Fortune’s Fool, ship’s cook
  • “Averki ‘Deep Dish’ Dyashenko” [N.P.C.]-male reptilian Synth (genetically engineered humanoid), onetime Venusian miner

Crew of the yacht Pina Colada:

  • Cmdr. Jasmine” [Sara F., primary ]-female Martian Felinoid “Synth” (“Uplifted” tiger), former pit fighter and crewmember of the Appomattox, now captain of the Pina Colada searching for a homeworld for her people
  • Hector Chavez” [Beruk A., primary ]-male Terran human, former spy and crewmember on the Appomattox, cautious engineer and communications expert
  • Chris McKee /Agent Prometheus” [Josh C., primary ]-male Terran human, former assassin for the eugenicists at Black Box Security Co., sniper and seeker aboard the Blackbird and Pina Colada
  • Orion Starchaser” [Geoff C., primary-male Pomuyan (blue telepathic humanoid alien), irrepressible mystic and thrill-seeking galactic hitchhiker
  • Dr. Srinu Pahul” [Byron V.O., primary ]-male Terran “near-human” (genetically modified) xenobiologist, curious and confident planetary patriot; with robots MEGAN and PEPE
  • Lt.Cmdr. Kevin Reese” [Bruce K., primary ]-male Terran “near-human” (cyborg), former Interplanetary Patrol officer and member of the Blackbird and Dauntless crews; defender of the homeworld
  • Chiron” [Dexter V.H., primary ]-male (secretly android) pilot, assigned to assess and protect humanity

Crew of the experimental scout ship Blackbird:

  • Lt.Cmdr. Sebastian Growlick” [Bruce K., secondary ]-male Felinoid “Synth” (“Uplifted” lion), elite soldier and acting commander of the refitted Blackbird; killed aboard the Crazy Horse during initial engagement with Zarkonian Armada
  • Lt.Cmdr. Tela” [Sara F., secondary ]-female Tharian (gargoyle-like alien), escapee from the Encegulans (slug-like slavers), fond of humans; engineer with boyfriend Kedar
  • Tariq Asrad Saladin” [Beruk A., secondary ]-male Terran “near-human” (mutant) wanderer with a past, investigator
  • Lord Wallace Tubbington” [Josh C., secondary ]-male Olvar (arboreal, mammal-like alien) swashbuckler and diplomat for the Kharvamid Alliance
  • Lt.Cmdr. Brun Bearhammer” [Geoff C., secondary ]-male Martian Ursoid “Synth” (“Uplifted” bear), former wrestler, pilot
  • Lt. Nathan A. Jessup” [Byron V.O., secondary ]-male Terran human, gung-ho member of the North American Aerospace Marine Corps
  • Enkidu Aristheon” [Dexter V.H., secondary ]-male Seranen (pale empathic humanoid alien) exile, wilderness survival expert curious about Terrans and the Zarkonian threat; with sphinx-like companion Glaucon

See other records for the previous crews of the Blackbird, Appomattox, and Gryphon.

Mr. Richmond Garrett

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