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(TFT) Intro (Was: Re: Death Test)
At 9:28 -0500 1/30/09, Jay wrote:
IQ ? (Proot!)
Heh. OK, my "intro":
Mark, Human, M
2 SWORD 1 DIVING
2 BOW 2 MECHANICIAN
1 BOATING 2 PHYSICKER
1 LITERACY 2 MATHEMATICIAN
1 SWIMMING 1 DIPLOMACY
1 CLIMBING 1 German (language)
Uh, yeah. Bow, Quiver, pocketknife and dive knife, more
antique computers than I can carry. Backpack, canteen, good jacket,
"Light" item (well, the batteries'll run out before too long),
ST: Sigh. I *almost* think I could pull a longbow, assuming a
longbow is 55 lb draw weight. But probably not every 5 seconds. My
bow is 45 lbs. and on a good day I can put 6 arrows in a 1-foot
diameter target at 30 paces in 35 seconds, starting from bow slung
across my body. So I'm claiming ST: 10, "Bow", and DX: 11 based on
that. (The target is sitting still and not threatening me, else I'd
claim higher DX.)
Sword: 2 semesters, foil and epee, in college. Not claiming fencing, though.
Boating: Canoeing (flat and white water), sailing, rowing, motorboats.
Swimming/Diving: I've seen 60 ft. on my depth gauge - snorkelling. And I know
Mechanician: *almost* claimed "master mechanician". Honestly, I do recognize
most technological artifacts, and take them apart. Some work when
I put them back together. But I don't do traps very much, so I skipped
on the "master".
Physicker: Multiple first aid courses, good understanding of modern medicine
(ie, I don't bleed people to cure colds). I know how to treat
and where the pressure points are, and have an idea of sterile
Mathematician: Clean miss on astrology. On the other hand, I *do*
orbital mechanics, etc. I think this is a fair claim.
Climbing: 2 courses with Sierra Club, experience on the local boulders and
trees. This one may be debatable, due to lack of practice.
Diplomacy: System Engineers *have* to talk nice to everyone. This is debatable
too, but I still claim it.
UC1: Aikido 2 years, Kung-fu 2 years. But 15 years ago, and way out
of practice. I'd *really* like to claim this, but I don't think I can.
Tactics: Well, I'm on this list. Dunno whether I could do it in a battle, but
I know *way* more than the average non-wargamer about concentration
of force, mobility as a weapon, etc.
Engineer: Actually, I *have* built a trebuchet. Granted, it was from a kit and
only about a foot tall, but I understand the principle. And I certainly
claim "engineer" on my employment surveys...
I'd like to claim "guns" - I've shot pistols and skeet - but
all the weapons I've shot used cartridges. I doubt I could maintain
or effectively use arquebus or blunderbuss.
Overall, not awesome for a character with 28 years of
experience (since age 18). But I'm not counting system engineering,
several computer languages, driver (of a vehicle with 230 horses! :-)
), and a bunch of other stuff.
Best part of playing myself is, I'd probably get put in the
back with my bow. So at least I'd die last in a melee ;-).
- Mark 210-379-4635
Large Asteroids headed toward planets
inhabited by beings that don't have
technology adequate to stop them:
Think of it as Evolution in Fast-Forward.
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