There was a really nasty cold making its rounds at our house and it had finally caught up with our toddler last week. She was absolutely miserable, it was awful. So, I went with an uncomplicated character to make things a bit easier on myself, but still didn’t end up getting it finished in time. So, apologies for my missed week. I currently only have a couple pro-CS toons posted, so have another!
My Dad is proud to be a former US Navy Sailor; I hear his tales and swashbuckling stories all the time. While he was in the service, he introduced a great number of Sailors to Rifts, and I think his Naval career still strongly influences his campaigns as DM and his playstyle as a PC. This character is heavily inspired by him and his tales, though he was in Culinary, not Medical.
A quick note; I’ve added Biology and Chemistry as O.C.C. Skills at +10% for the Medic MOS, and I consider Literacy at +10% to be an available skill (if not automatically included.) This is because more than half of the medical skills require these to be taken and also because they are cornerstones of the medical profession and should have been included in the first place. This also means that by level 3, if they have the required skills, the character could take Medical Doctor, Psycology, Cybernetic Medicine, or Crime Scene Investigation if they desired – all logical steps forward in their career and collected experience by that point. I feel this also opens up the Medic MOS to include various specialties in the medical field, giving more opportunities and customization for the character.
And, though she is of an Officer rank, this is due to her military paid education, and so I did not include the Officer MOS skills (though I could have.) However, as Pilot: Ships is an O.C.C. skill but requires Sewing and Rope Works, those skills have been added at a basic skill level (check out my House Rules for more similar fixes.)
Game: Palladium Books’ Rifts RPG.
Books Needed: Rifts Ultimate Edition, Rifts Sourcebook 04: Coalition Navy, Rifts World Book 11: Coalition War Campaign.
Recommended Setting: Any starting level Coalition campaign group in need of a medic.
Nickname: O-2 Cooper (Lieutenant Junior Grade)
Exp. Level: One
Experience Table: CS Navy Sailor
O.C.C.: CS Navy Sailor (Medic MOS)
Invoke Trust/Intimidate: Not applicable.
Charm/Impress: Not applicable.
Health Points: 13 (+1D6/lvl)
S.D.C.: 22 (+1D6/lvl)
M.D.C.: Not applicable.
P.P.E.: 8 (permanent)
I.S.P.: Not applicable.
Chi: Not applicable.
Horror/Awe Factor: Not applicable.
PS: 13 (Lift/Carry: 260/130 lbs.)
SPD: 13 (Run: 8 mph.)