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Saturday, August 22, 2015

Comms Pos. 2/Computer Science (IT), Crewman Brother StuWiFoo, CyberMonk, "M.S. Laburnum Varabile"

StuWiFoo at the Starport Bar

Stuart's Character

Name: StuWiFoo, Mission Specialist/Information Security, Corporate Espionage, non-violent warrior for information freedom [Hacker (Earth 0)]

Mongoose Traveller Stats.:

Stu WiFoo, RF Ninja Acolyte
Rank 0 (Crewman, M.S. Laburnum Varabile)
797CC6 Age: 42 (51)
Army 5 terms, Agent 3 terms, Merchant/Explorer (w/BMC, Inc.) 4 terms.
100 Shares of BMC; 513,541CrImp. E-chit.

Married to Edwina Mundas, had to use Imperial ident. (SW Dewey) to register the daughter of this marriage as citizen of the Third Imperium. Employed by BMC, Inc. as crewman aboard M.S. Laburnum Varabile.

Cybernetic Enhancements:
3ea. Mods. (integral to brain at organic hyper level)
*Computer Integration (incl. port for optic link or wireless)
Eidetic Memory chip (organic)
Skillsoft Enhancement
(1 at a time) (2.25Mcr)
     +1, Comms
     +1, Sensors
     +1, Investigate
     +1, Electronics
*Neural Communications (via microprocessing)

Note: StuWiFoo is happy with the level of enhancement listed above, and instead of installing a Wafer Jack Computer, he is happy to use a hand computer [TL15, Comp./6, 0.1kg, 50Kcr.] (see equipment list).

Drive (Wheeled Veh.)-1
Gun Cbt. (Slug Pistol)-1
Gun Cbt. (Zero-G Wea.)-1
Unarmed Cbt.-1
Vacc. Suit-0

Salary: Cr.2000/month + Cr.10,000 per year pension.
Expenses (min.): Cr.1200/month (when not living aboard ship)

StuWiFoo has embraced an ascetic lifestyle, but his life with Edwina has caused him to expect a minimal level of materialism (beyond that which relates to computers). He shares a stateroom with his wife, their daughter rooming with Eleanor. Meals are taken together, crew sports events and ceremonies, homeschooling, etc. are ways that Stu & Ed bond with their daughter.
Stu has been accumulating funds in his electronic account in the event something is needed for the family. He thus has only his own clothing, a mechanical Orange Catholic Bible microfiche and reader, and a Hand Computer [TL15, Comp./6, 0.1kg, 50Kcr.] and various data crystals. All his other funds beyond his savings plan are used for support of his daughter and the remainder given to the Temple of Wireless (monastery); he has not found out about his wife's huge debt and she hopes to succeed in some scam to pay it off sooner before Stu finds out.


Hostile Environment Vacc Suit (TL 14), Prot. 10, {150,000cr.}, 6kg.

Protec: Tailored Cloth Armor Jump Suit (TL9), Prot. 4, {1000cr.}, 2kg.

Weapons: (Note these weapons will be used as a last resort, due to vow of non-violence.)

Snub Revolver (TL8), Range=Shotgun, Skill=Gun Cbt. (Zero-G Weapons), Dmg. 2d6–2 (Ball)/3d6–2 AP (HEAP)/2d6+2 ST (HE), Auto=No, Recoil -1, Mass 0.5kg, {150/10cr.}

Snub SMG (TL8) Range=Shotgun, Skill=Gun Cbt. (Zero-G Weapons), Dmg. 2d6–2 (Ball)/3d6–2 AP HEAP)/2d6+2 ST (HE), Mag. 30, Auto 2, Recoil –2, Mass 2kg, {350/30cr.}

Flechette SMG (TL9) Range=Shotgun, Skill=Gun Cbt. (Slug Pistol), Dmg. 3d6, Mag. 40, Auto 4, Recoil 1/2, Mass 3kg, {500/10cr.}

GURPS 4ed. Stats.:

Human, male; Ht.6'6", Wt.220lbs, Blond Hair, Blue Eyes, Tall, Thin, Brutally handsome

Attributes [157]
ST 10
DX 12 [40]
IQ 15 [100]
HT 10

HP 11 [2]
Will 15
Per 17 [5] (Perception includes +1 from 'Extra Perception')
FP 10

Basic Lift 20
Damage 1d-2/1d

Basic Speed 6 [10]
Basic Move 6

Ground Move 6
Water Move 1

Social Background
TL: 10 [0]

Cultural Familiarities: Western (Native) [0].
Languages: Chinese (Broken/None) [1]; Chinglish or Galanglic (Native) [0]; English (Native) [6]; Spanish (Accented/None) [2].
Religion: Church of Terra, Synod of Rome; Temple of Wireless.

Advantages [29]
Appearance (Attractive) [4]
Courtesy Rank (Military (When reactivated)) (1) [1]
Extra Perception (1) (Affects displayed score) [5]
Gizmo (1) [5]
Security Clearance (1) [5]

Disadvantages [-70]
Addiction (Tobacco) (Cheap) (Highly addictive; Legal) [-5]
Bad Sight (correctable) [-10]
Code of Honor (Professional) [-5]
Enemy (Opposing Intelligence Groups & Ling Standard Corp.) (Medium-sized group (6-20 people)) (9 or less) [-20]
Obsession (With being the best hacker) (Long-Term Goal) (12 or less) [-10]
Pacifism (Self-Defense Only) [-15]
Sense of Duty (Comrades) [-5]

Quirks [-3]
Congenial [-1]
Dislikes Guns [-1]
Obsession [-1]

Packages [0]
Investigator (Basic Set) [0]

Skills [37]
Computer Hacking/TL10 IQ/VH - IQ+0 15 [8]
Computer Operation/TL10 IQ/E - IQ+0 15 [1]
Computer Programming/TL10 IQ/H - IQ+0 15 [4]
Cryptography/TL10 IQ/H - IQ-2 13 [1]
Electronics Operation/TL10 (Communications) IQ/A - IQ-1 14 [1]
Electronics Operation/TL10 (Sensors) IQ/A - IQ+1 16 [4]
Electronics Repair/TL10 (Sensors) IQ/A - IQ+0 15 [2]
Expert Skill (Computer Security) IQ/H - IQ+0 15 [4]
Fast-Talk IQ/A - IQ+0 15 [2]
Freight Handling/TL10 IQ/A - IQ-1 14 [1]
Intelligence Analysis/TL10 IQ/H - IQ-1 14 [2]
Judo DX/H - DX-1 11 [2]
Photography/TL10 IQ/A - IQ-1 14 [1]
Savoir-Faire (Computer Geeks) IQ/E - IQ+0 15 [1]
Savoir-Faire (Military) IQ/E - IQ+0 15 [1]
Stealth DX/A - DX-1 11 [1]
Streetwise IQ/A - IQ-1 14 [1]

Stats [157] Ads [29] Disads [-70] Quirks [-3] Skills [37] = Total [150]

Hand Weapons

Will not be armed and at last resort will use Judo to disarm or disable opponents.

Ranged Weapons

Armor & Possessions

Portable Computer
50,000 Credits (Electronic Chit)
Trunk with four changes of clothes & misc. personal effects

Ex-Army, Military Intelligence; some private "consultant" work in Industrial Espionage


  1. The first picture works for me, the second guy looks to tough to be a geek hacker extraordinare of course this is probably post sigularity so physical strength could easily be fabricated with some kind of nano-device =]

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