TL10 Planetary Scout
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(0) ST 10
Advantages: (25 points)
Alertness +2, Intuition.
Disadvantages: (-40 points)
Fear of Crowds (mild), Pacifism: Self-defense Only, Severe Shyness.
Quirks: (-5 points)
Beam Weapons (Sonic)/TL10-14 (1), Beam Weapons (Lasers)/TL10-14 (1), Climbing-13 (4), Computer Operation/TL10-13 (1), Cooking-12 (0.5), Driving (ATV/Crawler)-12 (2), Ecology/TL11-12 (2), El. Ops. (Sensors)/TL10-15 (6), Engineer (Mining)/TL10-11 (1), First Aid/TL10-13 (1), Fishing-12 (0.5), Geology/TL10-14 (6), Jumping-12 (1), Mechanic (Aircar)/TL10-13 (2), Mechanic (ATV)/TL10-13 (2), Mechanic (Fusion Plant)/TL10-14 (4), Mechanic (Hyperdrive)/TL10-14 (4), Mechanic (Starship Systems)/TL10-14 (4), Mechanic (Thrusters)/TL10-14 (4), Meteorology/TL10-13 (2), Piloting (Aircar)/TL10-14 (8), Planetology (Earthlike)/TL10-13 (2), Powerboat-11 (1), Stealth-13 (4), Survival (Arctic)-12 (1), Survival (Desert)-12 (1), Survival (Plains)-12 (1), Survival (Woodlands)-12 (1), Swimming-13 (2).
Again, typical ranger. Drop the tech skills, and add a few things like Tracking and combat skills. Planetology becomes Naturalist, and he's probably Illiterate.
Modern and Near Future:
Planetology goes, probably turning into Naturalist, as he becomes a guide-type, expert in surviving in "the rough."
Howard is the man to see about a planet - any planet. He also shows a marked preference for tramping about the surface of a virgin world to the company of people in civilization. Despite his passion for the outdoors, he's also the This Way Up's Mr. Fixit and second vehicle driver/pilot. He shares Karyn MacMillan's non-violent views somewhat, but is not as vehement about them.
There's a more "professional" version of Howard, used for the XenoSolutions troubleshooting games: Anton Spinelli.