Ship Aspects (5, using FATE 3e “Starblazer Adventures”)

  • Scale/size, type/class: 3/Large cutter, “Daemon”-class scout ship
  • Origin: “Morifaiwet” — Olvar Star League, Kharvamid Alliance
  • Condition: Experimental vessel
  • Systems/customization: It’s life, but not as we know it (biomechanical subsystems)
  • Reputation: Storied past

Skills/components (16 points for general, defensive, and offensive systems)

No. of Skills Skill Ranking Skills
2 Good (+3) Advanced Sensor Suite, Hyperdrive (REM, 1 parsec/day)
3 Fair (+2) Ablative Armor, Maneuver (STL), Repair System
5 Average (+1) Beam Weapon, Cargo Hold, Flight Bay, Ship Systems, Cloaking systems

>Stunts (and related skills/crew; includes bonuses from Starship Systems):

  • Advanced Med Bay (Ship Systems/Science; Syzygy, Gombo)
  • Afterburner (Maneuver/Pilot, Engineer; Aughest, Tela)
  • Atmospheric Entry (Maneuver/Pilot; Aughest, Kevin)
  • Autorepair (“Hive drones”; Repair System/Engineer; Tela, Syzygy)
  • Blind Jump (Hyperdrive/Pilot; Aughest, Kevin)
  • Knowledge Base (Ship Systems/Academics, Investigation; Chris, Syzygy)
  • Point Defense (Beam Weapon/Gunner; Chris, Kevin)
  • Research Computer (Ship Systems/Science; Syzygy, Gombo)


  • Fate Points (Remaining Refresh): 6
  • Structural Stress: 5
  • Systems Stress: 5

Interior Key

  • 1. Advanced Sensor Suite (+3)
  • 2. Bridge (pilot, astrogation, and Ship Systems stations)
  • 3. Main computer (+1, research and knowledge base, holographic interface, training/entertainment archive)
  • 4. Communications suite
  • 5. Airlock (to secondary pod, docking hardpoints)
  • 6. Galley/dining room/lounge
  • 7. Head/bathroom
  • 8. Lt. Kevin Reese’s cabin (w/ Farrah Fawcett poster)
  • 9. Syzygy and Mr. Sniffles’ customized cabin (w/ immersion unit, spectrum lamps)
  • 10 a. Chris McKee/Agent Prometheus’ cabin (w/ gun rack)
  • 10 b. Aughest* vor’s cabin (w/ racing trophies)
  • 10 c. Tela’s cabin (w/ tools)
  • 10 d. Gombo Shisel’s cabin (w/ equestrian, Martian images)
  • 11. Fuel tanks
  • 12. Autorepair systems (+2; Dr. Bucket and drone hive), starboard hatch
  • 13. Advanced Med Bay and Syzygy’s xenobiology lab
  • 14. Afterburner (Yoyodyne Overthruster)
  • 15. Hyperdrive (REM Transit system, +3=1 parsec/day)
  • 16. Ship Systems/ (+1, life support, gravitics, and Tela’s biomechanical shop), aft hatch
  • 17. Maneuver Drive (+2, Beryllium spheres, sublight and power)

Secondary pod (see Breen/Olvar exterior, not in “Daemon” plan):

  • 18. Flight Bay (+1): Small drop ship (to acquire)
  • 19. Beam Weapon (+1, Chris’ gunner’s turret; to install* secondary or multifire controls)
  • 20. Flight Bay (+1): The Dragonfly and Tiger Hawk Sandstorm (nested) and Aughest’s solar* sail racing craft
  • 21. Cargo Hold (+1)

Boston-area “VortexTeam 1 (5a), explorers aboard the Blackbird , as of spring 2012/“autumn 2194 A.D./C.E. or 0 Terran Galactic Era:”

  • Syzygy [Brian W.]-Trinoid (trilateral amphibious alien) xenologist reassigned to study Terrans; has an organic laboratory and a pet cat named “Mr. Sniffles”
  • Tela [Sara F.]-female Tharian (winged reptilian humanoid alien) refugee from the Encegulans (slug-like slavers), fond of humans; engineer with boyfriend Kedar
  • Chris McKee /“Agent Prometheus” [Josh C.]-male Terran human cyborg, former sniper for Black Box Security Co., a shadowy eugenics organization
  • Aughest-vor…” [Jason E.R.]-male “Findian” human from the Lemuria orbital city, onetime dilettante, solar-sail racer, pilot and “friend to all”
  • Lt.Cmdr. Kevin Reese [Bruce K.]-male Terran cyborg human, burned-out officer in the Interplanetary Patrol; commander of United Earth Authority task force
  • Scoop Chang [Rich C.G.]-male Jovian “near-human,” interstellar reporter kidnapped by the Olvar; psi interested in First Contacts
  • Tariq Asrad Saladin [Beruk A.]-male Terran “near-human,” seeker of enlightenment and investigator met aboard the Ma’ari ship Cyan Horizon
  • “Gombo Shisel” [Rich L./absent]-male Mongolian/Martian human, former horse rancher and wilderness survival expert; left at Camp Alpha
  • “Dr. Bucket” [Non-Player Character]-helpful United Earth Authority astromech robot assigned to the Blackbird


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