Arcanum 1780: A New World
135 points (15 points left for customization)
A veteran of the Royal Rangers, de-mustered now but still with the skills gained from service.
Secondary Characteristics: Basic Speed 6 5.
Advantages: 20 points chosen from among Ambidexterity 5, ST or HT +1 10, DX +1 20, Will or Per +1 to +4 [5/level], Combat Reflexes 15, Courtesy Rank [1/level], Danger Sense 15, Fearlessness [2/level], Fit or Very Fit [5 or 15], Hard to Kill [2/level], High Pain Threshold 10, Independent Income (Military pension) [1/level], Luck 15 or Reputation (Decorated) [Varies].
Disadvantages: -30 points chosen from among Alcoholism [-15], Bad Temper [-10 * ], Bloodlust [-10 * ], Callous [-5], Careful [-1], Chummy [-5], Code of Honor (soldier’s) [-10], Fanaticism (Patriotism) [-15], Flashbacks [-5 to -20], Intolerance (Ex-enemy race or culture) [-5], Nightmares [-5 * ], Overconfidence [-5 * ], Post-Combat Shakes [-5 * ], Sense of Duty (Comrades) [-5], or Workaholic [-5]. • A wounded vet may have physical disadvantages such as Lame [Varies], One Eye [-15], or One Hand [-15]. 10 more points in Disadvantages either from this list or player’s choice, and 5 points in Quirks.
Primary Skills: Camouflage (E) IQ+2 4-13, Climbing (A) DX+1 4-13, Forward Observer (A) IQ 2-11, Guns (Rifle) (E) DX+2 4-14. Hiking (A) HT+1 4-12, Navigation (Land) (A) IQ+1 4-12, Stealth (A) DX+1 4-13, Survival (Woodland) (A) Per+3 12-14, Savoir-Faire (Military) (E) IQ 1-11, and Soldier (A) IQ+1 4-12.
Background Skills: A total of 10 points in Axe/Mace (DX/A), Explosives (any) (IQ/A), First Aid (IQ/E), Forward Observer (IQ/A), Guns (Pistol) (DX/E), Guns (Musket) (DX/E), Knife (DX/E), Observation (Per/A), Survival (any other) (Per/A), Tracking (Per/A) or Thrown Weapon (Any) (DX/A).
For Disadvantage costs marked * multiply for self-control number; see p. B120.
Courtesy Military Rank 2-4 allows one free level of Status, Rank 5+ allows 2 free levels of Status.
Those with Courtesy Rank 2+ (Former NCO or Officer) should probably buy at least Wealth (Comfortable) 10 from their discretionary points except in unusual circumstances.
Those with Courtesy Rank 3+ (Former Officer) should also buy Administration (A) IQ+1 4-12, Law (Military) IQ-1 2-10, Leadership (A) IQ+1 4-12, and Tactics (H) IQ+1 8-12 [Total 18] from their discretionary points.