Gabriel Adams

Paul J.'s "near-human" pilot in Gene D.'s "Vortex: MarSoupAiL/the Appomattox" space opera campaign


Character: “Capt. Gabriel Adams”
Role-player: Paul J.
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: 26 August 2013/“9 September 2195 A.D./C.E. or 1 T.G.E.

Species: male “near-human” (mutant psi)
Homeworld: Earth (Terra/Sol 3), North America

Aspects (7):

  1. High concept: Psychic scoundrel
  2. Foible: “What, me chicken?”
  3. Starting out: Expedited shipping
  4. Sidetracked: “Hello, ladies!”
  5. Guest star: Fixer Lillian Murphy
  6. Motivation: Heart of gold, purse of lead
  7. Adventuring: Hotshot pilot

Skills (40 points total):

  • Apex, Superb (1 at +5; should be unique to the party):
    • Athletics (physical) — acrobatics, agility, sports
  • Great (2 at +4):
    • Deceit (social) — similar to D20 Bluff
    • Telepathy (psionics)
  • Good (3 at +3):
    • Pilot (mundane) — for aircraft
    • Rapport (social) — Charm
    • Telekinesis (psionics)
  • Fair (4 at +2):
    • Alertness (perception) — mostly passive, see Investigation
    • Burglary (subterfuge) — includes some security countermeasures
    • Gambling (mundane)
    • Stealth (subterfuge)
  • Average (5 at +1):
    • Drive (mundane) — surface vehicles
    • Resolve (social) — similar to D20 willpower
    • Ship Systems (craft) — includes communications, scanning, life support, electronic countermeasures; grants ships an extra stunt/gear
    • Sleight of Hand (subterfuge) — includes picking pockets
    • Weapons (combat) — includes hand-to-hand


  • Suggestion (Telepathy)
  • Telepathic Probe (Telepathy)
  • Vulnerable to Radiation (“near-human”)
  • Weakness to Psionics

Refresh: 7 Fate points total (minus stunts)


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

Equipment: Vest, captain’s outfit

Weapons: Blaster pistols

Ship roles: Starship pilot, captain of the Appomattox


Background, history:

FATE 3e “Vortex” space opera Player Characters

Team 2 (5b), “MarSoupAiL” (Mars Soup Aid Lenders Ltd.), crew of the Appomattox, as of spring 2011:

  • “Capt. 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
  • Mr. Richmond Garrett [Dave S.C.]-male Southern American Terran human, space snake-oil salesman and social climber
  • “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

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

Gabriel Adams

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