Void Hunters: Redshirt Occupations…

9f42ce34b1d7af6fda9264fb60adebf4Every Redshirt has a regular job before being sent to meet their destiny in The Meatgrinder, and in Void Hunters there will be three separate tables to generate one for your level-0 character: Military, Corporate and Civilian.

Which table you use will be up to the guy running the game. They may want to keep character generation focused on one table for their campaign, which may be specifically centered around military expeditions to expand the borders of the empire, corporate survey teams seeking new resources for exploitation or civilian traders prospecting in the void to find the big haul that will make their fortunes and allow them to retire in style. On the other hand, they may not care where your characters come from and may allow Civilian Contractors to sign on the Military Ships with Corporate survey teams.

Some of the tables allow for cross pollination of occupation types, so a military expeditionary team  may well find a Corporate Liaison on board their ship and there is special occupation, Weird, on all the tables that allows for the more off the wall possibilities, like Rogue Synthetics, Alien Infiltrators and Corporate Spies.

All occupations start off with some very basic equipment and some, like Synthetics, have special rules or abilities. For examples, check out the Military Occupation Table…

MILITARY OCCUPATION TABLE

3D6

OCCUPATION

WEAPON

EQUIPMENT

SPECIAL RULES

1

COMBAT DRONE Plasma Rifle, Combat Knife Full Combat Armor Synthetic – STR+3, AGL+3, END+3, PER-3, LUCK 0Tech Base – CombatInhibition – Follow orders of direct COC and deactivate when given code word by those in direct COC.

2

PROTOCOL DRONE Stylus Translation Matrix Synthetic – STR-3, AGL+3, END+3, PER+3, LUCK 0Skill Focus – Linguistics & ProtocolInhibition – Cause no intentional offense

3

RESEARCH DRONE Laser Probe Portable Scanner Synthetic – AGL+3, INT+3, END+3, PER-3, LUCK 0Tech Base – ScientificInhibition – Do not deviate from scientific method, gather all data

4

TRANSPORT DRONE Ballistic Pistol, Combat Knife Vehicle Synthetic – STR+3, AGL+3, END+3, PER-3, LUCK 0 Tech Base – TransportInhibition – Get passengers to destination without harm.

5

MEDICAL DRONE Laser Scalpel Med-Kit Synthetic – AGL+3, INT+3, PER+3, LUCK 0Skill Focus – Medical DoctorInhibition – Allow no harm to come to patients.

6

PYRO Flame Pistol, Combat Knife Matches Psion (Pryokinesis), Rank – 2nd Lieutenant

7

CHUCK Combat Knife Steel Ball Bearings Psion (Force Throw), Rank – 2nd Lieutenant

8

SHADOW Pistol, Garrote Silencer  Psion (Mind Cloud), Rank – 2nd Lieutenant

9

SNIFFER Stunner Migraine Pills Psion (Read Thoughts), Rank – 2nd Lieutenant

10

MP Stun Pistol Mag-Cuffs Tech Base – Combat, Rank – Private

11-12

TROOPER Assault Rifle, Combat Knife Full Combat Armor Tech Base – Combat, Rank – Private

13-15

TECHNICIAN None As Chart Rank – Private, Skill focus – Roll on Random Maintenance Skill chart

16

QUARTERMASTER Assault Rifle, Combat Knife Data Scroll, Inventory Data Patch Rank – Sergeant

17

WARRANT OFFICER Ballistic Pistol, Combat Knife Data Scroll, 1 Random Data Patch Rank – Warrant Officer

18

PSYCHOLOGIST None Data Scroll, Personnel Data Patch Rank – Captain, Skill Focus – Psychology

19

PRIEST None Data Scroll, Personnel Data Patch Rank – Captain, Skill Focus – Theology

20

ACADEMY GRAD Ballistic Pistol, Combat Knife Data Scroll, Sun Tzu Data Patch Rank – 2nd Lieutenant

21

ASTRONAUT Ballistic Pistol, Combat Knife Data Scroll, Astronav Data Patch Rank – Captain, Tech Base – Astronautics

22

PURE SCIENTIST None Portable Scanner Rank – 2nd Lieutenant, Skill Focus – Roll on Random Science Chart

23

VEHICLE TECH Ballistic Pistol, Combat Knife Vehicle Repair Kit Rank – Private, Skill focus – Roll on Random Transport Type chart

24

ROBOTICS SPECIALIST Ballistic Pistol, Combat Knife Robot Repair Kit Rank – Private, Tech Base – Robotics

25

SYNTHETIC SPECIALIST Ballistic Pistol, Combat Knife Synthetic Repair Kit Rank – 2nd Lieutenant, Tech Base – Synthetics

26

DOCTOR Laser Scalpel Med-Kit Rank – Captain, Skill Focus – Medical Doctor

27

INTEL ANALYST Ballistic Pistol, Combat Knife Silencer, Data Scroll, Intel Data Patch Rank – 2nd Lieutenant, INT +1

28

PENAL LEGION SLAVE None Bomb Collar One random PC controls the Bomb Collar.

29

CORPORATE LIAISON None   Roll on the Corporate Occupation Table

30

WEIRD  Roll once on the Weird Table and then roll again on this table.