Scoop Chang

Rich C.G.'s Jovian "near-human" journalist for "Vortex"


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

  • Date created: 10 October 2011/“16 October 2194 A.D./C.E. or 0 Terran Galactic Era
  • Date revised: 28 July 2013/“1 September 2195 A.D./C.E. or 1 T.G.E.

Species: male “near-human” (mutant)
Homeworld: Jovian Confederation

Aspects (7):

  1. High concept: Interstellar reporter
  2. Foible: Optimist about aliens
  3. Starting out: Jovian orphan
  4. Sidetracked: Kidnapped by Olvar (arboreal, mammal-like alien pranksters and mystics)
  5. Guest star: Miss Kitty
  6. Motivation: First Contacts!
  7. Adventuring: Curious

Skills (35 points total):

  • Apex, Superb (1 at +5; should be unique to the party):
    • Genurgy (knowledge) — psionic body modification, from Mindjammer
  • Great (2 at +4):
    • Resolve (social) — similar to D20 willpower
    • Telepathy (psionics)
  • Good (3 at +3):
    • Academics (knowledge) — includes archaeology, languages, research
    • Mental Bolt (psionics)
    • Science (knowledge) — medicine
  • Fair (5 at +2):
    • Alertness (perception) — mostly passive, see Investigation
    • Contacting (social) — includes culture/tech; similar to D20 gather information
    • Investigation (perception) — more active, see Alertness
    • Mysteries (knowledge) — alien psionics
    • Psionics (knowledge) — see Mindjammer and Bulldogs
  • Average (6 at +1):
    • Burglary (subterfuge) — includes some security countermeasures
    • Empathy (social/perception) — similar to D20 sense motive
    • Rapport (social) — Charm
    • 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

Stunts (by skill; unless otherwise noted, these are from Starblazer Adventures):

  • Chitin armor (Genurgy)
  • Fortress of the Mind (Telepathy)
  • Personal Artifact (Bonded fedora)
  • Postcognition (Psionics)
  • Still Standing
  • Truth Scan (Telepathy)

Refresh: 2 Fate points total (minus stunts)


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


  • EVE” hovering robotic camera “Eyebot”
  • Fedora (alien artifact)

Weapons: Mental Bolt

Ship roles: Medic, communications


“Scoop Chang” [Rich C.G.]-male Jovian “near-human,” interstellar reporter kidnapped by the Olvar; psi interested in First Contacts

Background, history: Joined the Morifaiwet/Blackbird; befriended “Aughest-vor….”

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

Scoop Chang

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