Vortex PC template

Player Character record form for Gene D.'s FATE 3e "Vortex" space opera


Character: “Name here”
Campaign: Gene D.’s " Vortex " space opera, using Fantastic Adventures in Tabletop Entertainment (FATE) 3e Starblazer Adventures / Mindjammer, Bulldogs, and Limitless Horizons

  • Date created: /“2194 A.D./C.E. or 0 Terran Galactic Era
  • Date revised: January 2013/“June 2195 A.D./C.E. or 1 T.G.E.


Aspects (7):

  1. High concept:
  2. Foible:
  3. Starting out:
  4. Sidetracked:
  5. Guest star:
  6. Motivation:
  7. Adventuring:

Skills (35 points total):

  • Apex, Superb (1 at +5; should be unique to the party):
  • Great (2 at +4):
  • Good (3 at +3):
  • Fair (4 at +2):
  • Average (5 at +1):
  • Academics (knowledge) — includes archaeology, languages, research
  • Alertness (perception) — mostly passive, see Investigation
  • Art (craft/knowledge) — by medium
  • Athletics (physical) — acrobatics, agility, sports
  • Burglary (subterfuge) — includes some security countermeasures
  • Contacting (social) — includes culture/tech; similar to D20 gather information
  • Deceit (social) — similar to D20 Bluff
  • Drive (mundane) — surface vehicles
  • Empathy (social/perception) — similar to D20 sense motive
  • Endurance (physical) — stamina
  • Engineering (craft; at Tech Level) — includes Starship Engineering/propulsion, demolitions (with stunt), general repair (mechanic)
  • Fists (unarmed combat) — includes Brawling, close combat, Micro-G combat
  • Gambling (mundane)
  • Genurgy (knowledge) — psionic body modification, from Mindjammer
  • Guns (combat) — includes energy weapons, slug throwers
  • Intimidation (social) — interrogation
  • Investigation (perception) — more active, see Alertness
  • Leadership (social) — includes bureaucracy, oratory, tactics
  • Might (physical) — strength
  • Mysteries (knowledge) — includes psionics and some alien technology
  • Pilot (mundane) — for aircraft
  • Psionics (knowledge) — see Mindjammer and Bulldogs
  • Rapport (social) — Charm
  • Resolve (social) — similar to D20 willpower
  • Resources (mundane) — wealth, includes assets, brokerage
  • Science (knowledge) — includes computers, medicine, to specialize
  • Sleight of Hand (subterfuge) — includes picking pockets
  • Starship Gunnery (combat) — including missiles
  • Starship Pilot (mundane) — includes navigation (space)/astrogation
  • Ship Systems (craft) — includes communications, scanning, life support, electronic countermeasures; grants ships an extra stunt/gear
  • Stealth (subterfuge)
  • Survival (mundane) — includes Animal Handler, EVA, Medic; by terrain type
  • Technopsi (craft) — limited mental communication with machines, requires jack, from Mindjammer
  • Weapons (combat) — includes hand-to-hand


Refresh: 10 Fate points total (minus stunts)


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



Ship roles:


Background, history:

FATE 3e “Vortex” space opera Player Characters

Crew of the yacht Pina Colada:

  • Capt. 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. Sebastian Growlick” [Bruce K., secondary ]-male Felinoid “Synth” (“Uplifted” lion), elite soldier and acting commander of the refitted Blackbird
  • 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
  • Brun” [Geoff C., secondary ]-male Martian Ursoid “Synth” (“Uplifted” bear), former wrestler, pilot
  • Sgt. 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.

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