Zoe Washburne, Selonian Cat-Warrior

When I read the description of a Selonian (Suns of Fortune book) I thought that Zoe’s character would be a good choice for the selonian species; strong and protective of family.  Plus they are cats.  What more could be better?  In this case I chose a different route for Zoe, in her first write up she is a mercenary, this time I went with bodyguard.  She is still a combat beast, but I feel the talents down the road are more fitting for her character than those of the mercenary.

SelonianSpecies: Selonian

Career: The Hired Gun          Specialization: Bodyguard

Obligation: Debt, shared with rest of crew (10 points)

Motivation: Comradeship with Mal and Love with Wash

Attributes

Brawn  2  Agility  3  Intellect  2  Cunning  1  Willpower  3  Presence 1

Soak  3  Wounds  15  Strain  14  Defense 0

Skills red is class skill

Athletics 1  Brawl 2  Coordination 1  Discipline 2  Melee 1  Perception 1  Piloting (Planetary) 1  Ranged (Light) 2  Ranged (Heavy) 2  Resilience 2  Vigilance 1

Talents

Barrage (Add 1 damage to 1 hit with a successful Ranged (Heavy) attack at long or extreme range);  Durable (Reduce Critical Injury by 10, to a minimum of 1); Grit (+1 Strain); Toughened (+2 Wounds)

Intuitive Navigation

Zoe may use her tail as a Brawl weapon (Check: Brawl + Agility; damage +1; critical 5; range engaged; disorient 2; knockdown). Zoe may spend one advantage to trigger knockdown.

Equipment

Blaster Pistol (Ranged Light; damage 6; critical 3; range medium; stun setting)

Blaster Rifle (Ranged Heavy; damage 9; critical 3; range long; stun setting)

Heavy Clothing (1 Soak-added in)

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Hoban “Wash” Washburne, A Duros On The Wind

Star Wars is known for the multitude of alien races that inhabit the galaxy, and slow but surely Star Wars Edge of the Empire (I assume this as well about Age of Rebellion) is adding them to the game.  As in most role-playing games, species/races other than human are not necessarily anything new or inventive, but options for players looking to specialize or power gamers to abuse.  Good and creative players will go outside the specialization for sure, but most people choose a non-human species/race because they are looking to maximize a specialist idea.  Where is this going?  Today there will be two Ain’t We Big Damn Heroes posts, this one-“Wash”, and later Zoe-both of which have new species/races.  In the case of “Wash” a Duros, which is set up to be pilots and in the case of Zoe a Selonian because the image of Zoe as a cat-woman-warrior was too cool to me.

Hoban “Wash” Washburne was the pilot of the Serenity.  He was a very good pilot.  Perhaps a great pilot, not that you got to compare his piloting skill against other pilots.  He was quirky, he was funny, and he had a very expressive face.  Alas, Duros, as you will see in the image, do not, but they are natural pilots of spaceships, thus the connection.  This version of “Wash” is very skill heavy, part of that is because a couple of skills I thought necessary to “Wash” were not core skills, thus cost more to purchase, but the other reason is because to be a good pilot you need skill and he is a leaf on the wind.

DurosSpecies: Duros

Career: The Smuggler          Specialization: Pilot

Obligation: Debt, shared with rest of crew (10 points)

Motivation: Love to Zoe

Attributes

Brawn  1  Agility  2  Intellect  3  Cunning  2  Willpower  2  Presence 2

Soak  1  Wounds  12  Strain  12  Defense 0

Skills red is class skill

Astronavigation 2  Coordination 1  Gunnery 1  Knowledge (Core World) 1  Knowledge (Outer Rim) 1  Perception 2  Piloting (Planetary) 1  Piloting (Space) 2  Vigilance 2

Talents

Full Throttle (Make a Hard Piloting Check to increase vehicle’s top speed by 1 for 2 turns); Galaxy Mapper (Remove 1 set-back die from Astronavigation checks, and Astronavigation checks take half the time); Skilled Jockey (Remove 1 set-back die from all Piloting (Space and Planetary) checks)

Intuitive Navigation

“Wash” may add 1 advantage to all Astronavigation checks

Equipment

Colorful Shirts and Plastic Dinosaurs

Jubal Early, Rival, Better Bounty Hunter

“Well…here I am.”

He was only seen on the final episode of Firefly, but he was impressive.  I rank him higher than Boba Fett on my list of bounty hunters, if I had such a list and I do, because people are always asking me who is my favorite Star Wars character is and are surprised when I don’t say Boba Fett. Why would he be my favorite, he got ate by a giant stomach in the middle of the desert. Early, while he may have been last seen floating away in space got defeated by River; she is better than a jedi.  This happens after subduing the rest of the crew. If I remember correctly Boba Fett did not even take out Han Solo, he was given Han Solo as a gift, by Darth Vader, who did take out Han Solo.  Yes, I said that and I meant that, which means that Early who was taken out by better than a jedi ranks higher on any list of bounty hunters than Fett who was taken out by a stomach, a non-mobile stomach at that.  Plus E comes before F.

In terms of Star Wars Edge of the Empire, Jubal is presented as a rival, not a nemesis, only because when we see him in the show he is obviously capable, but he is still defeated on his first encounter.  This doesn’t mean that Jubal could not become a nemesis, but that initially the players should think of him as yet another bounty hunter.  When he comes back…well then they will change their tune.  Below are his stats as a formidable rival.  In another post Jubal as a nemesis.

Jubal EarlyJubal Early

Attributes

Brawn  2  Agility  3  Intellect  3  Cunning  2  Willpower  2  Presence 2

Soak  4  Wounds  12  Strain  12  Defense 0

Skills

Brawl 3  Melee 1  Ranged (Light)  3  Astrogation  2  Coercion 2  Computers 1  Piloting (Space) 2  Stealth 3  Knowledge (Outer Rim) 1  Knowledge (Underworld) 1

Talents

Waxing Philosophical (Early talks a lot to disorient his opponents, he makes a Coercion check adding a setback die to each opponent that can hear him)

Equipment

Firespray Patrol Craft; Blaster Pistol (Damage 6; Critical 3; Range Medium); Padded Armor (Defense 0; Soak +2); Comlink; Electronic Lock Breaker; Binders

Inara Serra, Not Just a Twi’Lek Dancer

Okay, now when I started working on Inara for Star Wars Edge of the Empire, I knew that I was going to have to find a Twi’lek image, what I did not expect and honestly am still grappling with were all of the naked images of Twi’leks and the suggested search term Twi’lek porn.  Now given the image of Twi’leks as dancers for Jabba the Hutt I cannot say I am surprised.  Which brings me around to this write up, Inara is not a prostitute, she is closer to geisha that prostitute.  She knows how to seduce, she knows a lot about the world, and in the movie she can shoot a bow with deadly accuracy.  Make assumptions about Inara Serra the Twi’lek at your own peril.

A word on the skills, due to the way careers and specializations are set up, combined with how skills are purchased there are several skills that I think Inara should have and through game play could achieve, but for now she goes without.  The reason for the inclusion of Ranged (heavy) is because she can use a bow, a bow is a two-handed weapon, which is one of the differences between the light and heavy ranged skill.  Lastly, in a few months a new book will be coming out which covers the Colonist career, this could change Inara for a third or fourth time.

thF1I9WVFASpecies: Twi’lek

Career: The Colonist           Specialization: Politico

Obligation: Duty, bound to her Companion Order (10 points)

Motivation: Extended Family/Clan, Firefly crew and Companion Order

Attributes

Brawn  1  Agility  2  Intellect  2  Cunning  2  Willpower  2  Presence 3

Soak  1  Wounds  11  Strain  13  Defense 0

Skills red is class skill

Charm 2  Coercion 2  Deception 2  Knowledge (Core Worlds) 2  Knowledge (Education) 1  Knowledge (Lore) 1  Negotiation 1  Pilot (Space) 1  Ranged (Heavy) 1

Talents

Inspiring Rhetoric (Make average Leadership check; 1 ally recover 1 strain, spend 1 special ally recovers 1 additional strain); Kill With Kindness 2 (Remove two setback on all Charm and Leadership checks); Plausible Deniability 2 (Remove 2 setback from all Coercion and Deception checks); Scathing Tirade (Make average Coercion check, cause 1 enemy to suffer 1 strain, spend 1 special enemy suffers 1 additional strain)

Arid and Hot Conditioning

Inara can remove 1 setback die due to arid or hot environmental conditions.

Equipment

Personal Shuttlecraft, which would depend upon the larger ship that the other player’s choose, and the limited choices available at the moment, clothing, Companion related items-which would be a vast list of items most aiding in Charm, Coercion Deception, and Negotiation checks, and her bow (skill: Ranged Heavy; Damage 5; crit 3; Range: Medium; Encum 2; HP 1)

Kaylee Frye, Outlaw Toydarian Technician

thDVT68M84Sure she isn’t as cute as she used to be, but she can hover now.  That’s a plus.  Isn’t it?  Kaylee Frye is the ship’s mechanic and moral center, which in Star Wars Edge of the Empire means that she is a Technician with…well I ended up choosing the Outlaw Tech specialization again because Kaylee did not exhibit any fighting ability, which the Mechanic has and the Slicer is for computers.  Until a better specialization comes along, she will be an Outlaw Tech. But why a Toydarian?  Because…because…ah, because there are now Jawas yet or some other race known for their technical ability.  Plus I happen to like Toydarians, at least in this instance.

Species: Toydarian

Career: The Technician           Specialization: Outlaw Tech

Obligation: Debt, shared with rest of crew (10 points)

Motivation: Expertise

Attributes

Brawn  1  Agility  1  Intellect  3  Cunning  2  Willpower  3  Presence 3

Soak  1  Wounds  10  Strain  16  Defense 0

Skills red is class skill

Charm 2  Computers 1  Knowledge (Outer Rim) 1  Mechanics 2 Perception 1  Streetwise 1

Talents

Grit (+1 Strain); Solid Repairs (Repair + 1 hull trauma per rank of Solid Repair); Tinkerer 2 (May add 1 hard point to two items, each item can only be modified one time); Utini 2 (remove 2 setback dice from checks to find or scavenge items, checks take half time)

Hover

Wings allow Kaylee Frye to hover, which means she does not have to spend additional maneuvers to navigate difficult terrain.

Equipment

Tool Kit and Layer Cake Dress

Simon Tam, Mechanical Doctor

This version of Simon Tam was a lot more fun to create than the original, changing his species to droid opened up a lot of options and made what was a pretty straightforward “healer character” into something a bit more, like his character in the show.  I pictured him looking like C-3PO one of the iconic protocol droids in the Star Wars Universe, but not gold, happily I found this blue C-3PO models.  Personality wise he is no different than in Firefly, intelligent, awkward around Kaylee (who is the only one who can heal him), and generally takes a bit to get to know and like.

Simon Tam, DroidSpecies: Droid

Career: The Colonist           Specialization: Doctor

Obligation: Criminal, broke sister out of an Alliance facility (10 points) and Bounty, issued by Alliance (10 points)

Motivation: Sibling (River Tam)

Attributes

Brawn  2  Agility  2  Intellect  3  Cunning  1  Willpower  2  Presence 2

Soak  3  Wounds  12  Strain  14  Defense 0

Skills red is class skill

Charm 1  Cool 1  Deception 1  Knowledge (Core Worlds) 1  Knowledge (Education) 2  Knowledge (Lore) 1  Medicine 2  Negotiation 1

Talents

Surgeon (Heal + 1 wound/Medicine check); Bacta Specialist (Heal +1 wound/bacta); Grit 2 (+2 strain); Stim Application (Make Medicine Check increase one attribute 1 level): Enduring 1 (+1 soak)

Droid

Does not need to eat, sleep, or breathe. Unaffected by toxins and poisons.  Cannot heal using Medicine checks, must use Mechanics checks. Cannot acquire Force powers and is immune to mental Force powers.

Equipment

Med Kit (installed in arms); as a droid he has no need for the equipment that most other characters would require.

 

Jayne Cobb, Hero of Kashyyk

Jayne!

The wookie they call Jayne!

He robbed from the rich and he gave to the poor.

He stood up to the man and tore off his arms what for.

Our love for him now, ain’t hard to explain,

The hero of Kashyyk, the wookie the call Jayne!”

Welcome to the first of many reimagined Firefly-Serenity characters for Star Wars Edge of the Empire.  Today we start off with one of several variants for Jayne Cobb.  Jayne had a cuddly aspect, which lead me to think, fur, which lead to ewok, but the are not available yet, but wookies are and they would look good in Jayne’s hat.

There are more game details for those people who want to use this Jayne and any other for their Star Wars Edge of the Verse adventures.

Wookie Jayne CobbSpecies: Wookie

Career: The Hired Gun           Specialization: Marauder

Obligation: Debt, shared with rest of crew (10 points) and Bounty, see song above (10 points)

Motivation: Fame

Attributes

Brawn  4  Agility  2  Intellect  2  Cunning  2  Willpower  2  Presence 2

Soak  4  Wounds  22  Strain  10  Defense 0

Skills red is class skill

Athletics 1  Brawl 2  Coercion 1  Melee 2  Ranged (light) 2  Ranged (heavy) 2

Talents

Toughened 2 (+2 Wound per level); Feral Strength 1 (+1 Brawl and Melee damage to one attack per turn); Heroic Fortitude (Spend 1 Destiny to ignore effects of critical injury to Brawn and Agility)

Wookie Rage

+1 damage to Brawl and Melee damage when wounded; +2 Brawl and Melee damage when critically injured

Equipment *

Vera (see below) and Warm Hat from Mom

Vera

Modified Wookie Bowcaster with Bowcaster Auto-Re-cocker and Bowcaster Accelerated Enhanement

Damage 12

Critical 3

Range Medium

Encumbrance 5

Attributes: Auto-fire (can shoot multiple shoots in one action); Cumbersome 3 (must have Brawn of 3 to use without penalty); Knockdown (targets can be knocked down); Pierce +2 (Ignore 2 soak)

* This version of Jayne breaks the starting equipment “rules” a lot. I personally don’t have a problem with this as Jayne is not Jayne if he doesn’t have Vera, even if to offer in trade for another man’s woman, and his hat.  Normal “rule” following characters would only have 500 credits to spend (the bowcaster before mods starts at 1,200 credits).  Feel free to modify as you or your Gamemaster desires.

Lastly, I refrained from giving explanations of the skills because I figure most people will have the core book, if you think explanations of the skills or other information would be useful let me know.