Friday, March 4, 2011

Spacecraft Spotlight #3: The Angel

          Sorry about the delay....:)

Doc-Woc” and the Angel

One of the more notorious forms of smuggling in the galaxy is drug trafficking. Next to slaving, no field of illicit commerce is as reviled as supply of harmful pharmaceuticals to the ne'er-do-wells across the planets. But not all who practice this trade are villains; as the forces of tyranny continue to oppress sentients throughout the stars, there are many who choose to smuggle not deadly drugs to fuel the underworld, but medicine.

Dr. Chigga Jaquin is one such smuggler. Once a successful physician, Dr. Jaquin was forced to watch as his prosperous home world was ground down under the heal of Imperial brutality. Never one to take arms, Jaquin instead worked as a surgeon in one of the many refugee camps that had come into being.
Even such horrid places were not exempt from the conquering empire's cuelty; when the camp's warden ordered a mass-execution because in response to the rumors of insurgent recruitment, Dr. Jaquin quietly left his world and vowed to alleviate the suffering he had seen anyway he could.

For the last three years, “Doc-Woc” has smuggled pharmaceuticals to refugee camps and insurgent units throughout the sector in a modified Starwell Tanker. He has numerous contacts among rebel groups and despite not being formally affiliated with any of any of them, he is generally trusted and can depend on them for help just as they depend on him for medical supplies.

GMs can use Doc-Woc and the Angel in a variety of ways. If PCs are a member of a rebel group, then Doc-Woc can, of course be a supplier vital to the war effort. If one or more of the PCs grew up in a refugee camp, or spent time in one, then perhaps Doc-Woc helped them more directly in the past. Alternately, Doc's trusted position as an independent means that in the event of his capture, rebel groups would most likely mount a rescue operation.
If the PCs are smugglers themselves, a character like Doc-Woc can provide an example of a fringer that still does their part to help save the galaxy. Starting PCs can be shown the ropes by Doc-Woc, who has learned quiet a few tricks and has many contacts in the galactic underworld.

Dr. Chigga “Doc-Woc” Jaquin

All stats 2D except:
Blaster 2D+2, Dodge 3D
Medicine 5D, Streetwise 3D+2
Starship Operation 3D+1, Starship Gunnery 2D+1
Stamina 2D+2
Character Points: 15
Move: 10
Equipment: Starwell Tanker (Angel), Blaster (3D), datapad, comlink, first-aid kit, 2,000 credits


Craft: Universal Transports CL-3 Starwell
Type: Light tanker craft
Scale: Starfighter
Length: 22.5 meters
Skill: Space Transports; Starwell Tanker
Crew: 1
Crew Skill:
Passengers: up to 4
Cargo Capacity: 700 metric tons (liquid; 75 tons in
hidden compartments; up to 18 tons other)
Consumables: 3 months
FTL Multiplyer: x1
FTL Backup: x2
Astrogation Computer: yes
Maneuverability: 0D
Space: 4
Atmosphere: 480;800 kph
Hull: 4D
Shields: 1D
Passive: 10/0D
Scan: 25/1D
Search: 40/2D
Focus: 2/3D
Laser cannon
Fire Arc: turret
Crew: 1
Skill: Starship Gunnery
Fire Control:2D
Space Range: 1-3/12/25
Atmospheric Range: 100-300 m/1.2 km/2.5km
Damage: 4D

        I'm sure you've noticed that this month's spotlight lacks Saga Edition stats.  After getting some advice from an old master, I have reluctantly decided to forgo violating the Lucasfilm license even with freebies.  As a publisher, I cannot afford any hint of legal douche-baggery.  I apologize.
         Have a great weekend, RocketFans!

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