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While I'm waiting for my latest depressive bout to fade away, I was recently reminded of GURPS, and decided to throw together a character sheet of myself. On the off-chance that somebody wants a fully-fleshed NPC, here it is.

This version of the sheet is for a cinematic setting, roughly equivalent to a modern action TV show. To bring the sheet back down to reality, drop the cinematic-level abilities and buy back IQ and its secondary abilities to 13.


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True name: Daniel Eliot Boese
Common Name: DataPacRat
Birthday: October 12, 01976 AD
Residence: The Regional Municipality of Niagara, Ontario, Canada

Character Concept: The answer-getter guy.

Motivations: "I'd rather be alive-and-healthy than dead, and technology's changing fast enough that there's non-zero odds I might be able to live through the next millennium. Of course, that won't work if all of humanity's dead, so sometimes it's worth taking a short-term risk for a potential long-term gain."

NPC role: Mouthpiece for the GM to give the party answers, clues, and other data.

PC Primary party role: Force multiplier, helping the group get the greatest results while spending the least effort. Eg, telling the combat-guy that wereotters are known to retreat when presented with iridium, passing the faceman/negotiator selected excerpts from an old online dating profile, handing building security wiring plans to the techie and the sneaky-guy, and reminding the medic when nothing better is available that strawberry-leaf extract has been used to relieve minor intestinal upset.

Secondary party role: Backup techie, medic, and jack-of-most-trades.

Cost to party: Not particularly physically robust, about as useless as any other civilian in front-line combat. Suggested cost minimization: If he can't be kept away from a fight, use him for combat support, eg ferrying ammo, dragging wounded, etc.

Appearance:
 Sex: Male
 Height: 165 cm / 5'4"
 Weight: 95 kg / 210 lbs
 Hair: Dark blond, ponytail
  Beard and moustache: Reddish
 Eyes: Blue
 Skin: Caucasian, pale
 Outfit, public, typical: White cap (no logo), blue-tinted teashades, tan photographer's vest.


GURPS stats:

Point Budget:

Base Points: 175
Disadvantages: 68
Total: 243

Attributes: 55
Advantages: 147
Skills: 40
Unspent: 1
Total: 243


Basic Attributes: (Total: [55])
[-10] ST: 9
[-]    Basic Damage: 1d-2 thrust, 1d-1 swing
[0]    Hit Points: 9
[-]    Basic Lift: 16 lbs
[-20] DX: 9
[120] IQ: 16
[-10]  Will: 14
[-15]  Perception: 13
[-10] HT: 9
[0]    Fatigue: 9
[0] Basic Speed: 4.5
[0]  Dodge: 7
[0]  Basic Move: 4 yards/second

Zero-point items:
[0] Right-Handed
[0] Home Gravity: 1G
[0] Size Modifier: 0
[0] Native Technology Level: 8
[0] Cultural Familiarity: Western
[0] Language: English (Native)
[0] Citizenship: Canadian

Advantages: (Total: [147])
[25] "I've read /all/ the books; just give me a few minutes to go over some notes to refresh my memory..." aka "Digital Super Memorization": Modular Abilities, 6 points per slot (/nearly/ anything), 4 points per point in slot (rearranging points is slow, but not particularly costly or subject to external interference). 2 slot with 2 points each. (28) Limitation: No Combat Skills (-10%). (pP52)
[45] "Bayesian Analytical Techniques": Common Sense, Conscious (+50%, pPowers45) (15); plus Intuition (15); plus Oracle (Digital) (pP65) (15)
[7] "Vest-o-stuff": Gizmos (5); plus Perk: Equipment: Doodad (pPowerUps9) (1); plus Signature Gear (photographer's vests (and cargo shorts, and belts with hidden pockets, and etc) and pocket gadgetry, value $10k) (1).

[2] "Cereal box reader": Language: French (Broken)
[6] "Geek cute": Pitiable (5); plus Perk: Appearance: Honest Face (1); plus Appearance: Average (0).
[5] "Furry Fandom": Claim to Hospitality (can find people to crash on a couch with in many cities)
[5] "They're better company than most humans": Animal Empathy
[5] "Cryonic contract": Extra life (25), Unreliable (succeeds on 5-, -80%), Accessibility (Delayed Return, estimated 20+ years to develop revival technology, -80%) (Limitations capped at -80%). (Alternate writeup: Signature Gear: Life insurance and service contract with cryonics organization worth roughly $50,000: 5 points.)
[1] "What really matters.": Perk: Controllable Disadvantage: Extreme Fanatacism (philosophy: prevent the permanent extinction of sapience) (1).
[7] "Personal Digital Library": Signature Gear, $50k value (4); plus Perk: Better Ebooks (value *1.5) (1); plus Perk: Equipment Bond (1)
[5] "Flow state": Single-Minded
[20] "Bookworm v2.0": Talent: Computer Wizard, 4 levels (pPowerUps3-9)
[5] "I've read a /lot/ of scifi": Versatile
[1] "Still don't want to repeat the experience": Perk: Resistant to nausea from skunk spray, +3 (skunks described at pDF5-11.)
[1] "Remember to rotate your magnetic tapes regularly." Perk: Shtick: Standard Operating Procedure (make digital backups) (pPowerUps15)
[1] "Boy-scout level camper": Perk: Skill: Dabbler: Bicycling default+2, Cooking +2, First Aid +2, Hiking +2 (pPU2-16)
[1] "Science enthusiast": Perk: Skill: Dabbler: Astronomy at default+3, Biology +2, Physics+2 (pPU2-16)
[1] "Some Loompanics books that stuck": Perk: Skill: Dabbler: Holdout +1, Liquid Projector/TL8 (Sprayer) +2, Lockpicking +1, Melee Weapon: Knife +2, Scrounging +2 (pPU2-16)
[1] Perk: Skill: Efficient (Computer Operation) (pPowerUps16)
[1] Perk: Skill: Efficient (Research) (pPowerUps16)
[1] "Let me Google that for you": Perk: Skill: No Nuisance Rolls (Computer Operation, searching for data) pPU2-16
[1] "I know /all/ the libraries": Perk: Social: "Born Researcher": Networked (Organizations: Information Sources), pSE79, pSE46

Disadvantages: (Total: [-68])
[-15] "Live forever or die trying": Obsession (Immortality), resist 12- (-10); plus Cowardice, resist 15- (-5); plus Unusual Background: Cryonicist (0)
[-7] "Occasional anhedonia": Chronic Depression, resist 15-. (During bouts, tries to cope by retreating into comforting nostalgia of 1980's media and comics.)
[-10] "Megane": Bad Sight (Nearsighted), Mitigator (glasses)
[-5] "Civilian": Pacifism (Reluctant Killer)
[-5] "Intellectual Integrity": Code of Honor (Scientist's) (3e, pAC89)
[-5] "Snores loud enough to be mistaken for a wildebeest in heat": Noisy, 5 levels (10), Only when asleep (-50%)
[-5] "Furry fan": Xenophilia, resist 15-
[-4] "It's so hard to restrain myself around those who willfully blind themselves to what the evidence implies." Odious Personal Habit: Prefers the truth to being popular: Reaction penalty -2 (10); Limitation: Accessibility: Self-Control Roll of 12- (-60%).
[-3] "Non-24-hour sleep/wake disorder": Extra Sleep (averaging 10.625 hours of sleep out of every 25.5); plus Controllable Disadvantage: Insomniac (1)
[-2] "Asthma": Unfit, Mitigator (inhalers)
[-1] "Schizoid": Oblivious (-5); plus Shyness, Severe (-10); plus Quirk: Uncongenial (-1); plus Indomitable (15)
[0] "Semi-permanently Unemployed": Independent Income (government cheque): $800/month (20); plus Wealth: Poor (Starting Wealth: $4,000) (-15); plus Debt (general debts): -$160/month (-4); plus Status 0 (monthly cost of living $600) (0); plus Debt (to pay for cryonic contract): $40/month. Net monthly income: $0.
[-1] "Short and wide": Build: Overweight
[-1] "My brain's screwed up enough already": Quirk: Vow: Teetotaler
[-1] "The Bayesian evidence strongly implies...": Quirk: Belief: Atheist
[-1] Quirk: Extremely Limited Disadvantage: Kleptomania: "Compulsively downloads torrents of ebooks." (pPU6-11). (Or possibly 'Quirk: Collector: ebook torrents' (pPU6-27).)
[-1] Quirk: Distinctive Speech: "Enunciates like he learned English from books." (pPU6-16)
[-1] "Computer nerd pale": Quirk: Sunburns easily (pPU6-24)

Skills & Techniques: (Total: [40])
[-] Acting IQ-5-2 = 9-
[1] Area Knowledge: 2016, TL8 (city: Niagara) IQ/E 16-
[ ] Area Knowledge: 2016, TL8 (small nation: Ontario) AEcity-2 = 14-
[ ] Area Knowledge: 2016, TL8 (large nation: Canada) IQ-4 = 12
[ ] Area Knowledge: 2016, TL8 (planet: Earth) IQ-4 = 12
[1] Area Knowledge (Deep Web) IQ/E 16-
[1] Area Knowledge (Dark Web) IQ/E 16-
[+] Astronomy IQ-6+3 = 13-
[+] Bicycling DX-4+2 = 7-
[+] Biology IQ-6+2 = 12-
[-] Carousing HT-4-2 = 3-
[8] Computer Operation/TL8 IQ/E+4 = 23-
[1] Computer Programming/TL8, IQ/H: 13+4 = 18-
[1] Connoisseur (Computers) IQ/A = 15-
[1] Connoisseur (Literature, optional specialty: SF&F) IQ/E = 16-
[ ] Connoisseur (Literature) IQ/A 14-
[ ] Connoisseur (other) IQ-5 = 11-
[+] Cooking IQ-5+2 = 13-
[1] Current Affairs/TL8 (Science & Technology) IQ/E 16-
[1] Current Affairs/TL8 (Regional: Niagara) IQ/E 16-
[-] Diplomacy IQ-6-1-2 = 7-
[+] Electronics Operation/TL8 (Communications) IQ-5+4 = 15-
[+] Electronics Operation/TL8 (Media) IQ-5+4 = 15-
[ ] Electronics Operation/TL8 (other) IQ-5 = 15-
[1] Electronics Repair/TL8 (Computers) IQ/A+4 = 19-
[1] Expert Skill (Computer Security) IQ/H+4 = 18-
[-] Fast-Talk IQ-5-1-2 = 8-
[+] First Aid IQ-4+2 = 14-
[1] Geography/TL8 (Regional: Niagara) IQ/H 14-
[+] Hiking HT-5+2 = 7-
[1] History (region: Niagara) IQ/H = 14-
[1] History (Computer Science) IQ/H = 14-
[ ] History (other) IQ-6 = 10-
[1] Hobby (comics) IQ/E 16-
[1] Hobby (scifi) IQ/E 16-
[1] Hobby (RPGs) IQ/E 16-
[+] Holdout IQ-5+1 = 12-
[1] Intelligence Analysis/TL8 (opt.spec.: Data Mining, pTHS-THM15) IQ/A 15-
[ ] Intelligence Analysis/TL8 13-
[-] Intimidation Will-5-1-2 = 6-
[-] Leadersip IQ-5-2 = 9-
[+] Liquid Projector/TL8 (Sprayer) DX-4+2 = 7-
[1] Literature (optional specialty: SF&F) IQ/A = 15-
[ ] Literature IQ/H 13-
[+] Lockpicking/TL8 IQ-5+1 = 12-
[1] Mathematics/TL8 (Applied) IQ/H 14-
[+] Melee Weapon: Knife DX-4+2 = 7-
[-] Merchant IQ-5-2 = 9-
[1] Musical Instrument (Harmonica) IQ/H 14-
[1] Occultism (optional specialty: Hermetic syncretism) IQ/E 16-
[ ] Occultism 14-
[ ] Panhandling IQ-4+3-2 = 13-
[-] Performance IQ-5-2 = 9-
[1] Philosophy (Bayesianism) IQ/H 14-
[+] Physics IQ-6+2 = 12-
[-] Politics IQ-5-2 = 9-
[+] Psychology (AI) IQ-6+4 = 14-
[ ] Psychology (humans) IQ-6 = 10-
[-] Public Speaking IQ-5-2 = 9-
[4] Research/TL8 IQ/A = 17-
[-] Savoir-Faire IQ-4-1-2 = 9-
[+] Scrounging Per-4+2 = 11-
[-] Sex Appeal HT-3-1-2 = 3-
[2] Speed-Reading IQ/A = 16-
[1] Streetwise (optional specialty: online) IQ/E-1-2 = 13-
[ ] Streetwise 11-
[+] Swimming HT-4+1 = 6-
[-] Teaching IQ-5-2 = 9-
[ ] Typing, CompOp-3 = 20-
[1] Writing IQ/A = 15-
[2] Technique: Memory Palace: IQ-3 = 13- (pSEBtS16)
[ ] Technique: Computer Intrusion (Hard): CompOp-8 = 15- (pTHSTHM15)
[ ] Technique: Private Messaging (Hard): CompOp = 23- (pTHSTHM15)

Unspent Points: Total [1]

Reaction rolls:
 Influence rolls attempted by others without Empathy automatically fail.
 +4 from computer professionals and AIs
 +3 when in a position of helplessness, weakness, or need
 +3 from furry fans
 -1 from people with disadvantages/quirks suggesting faith
 -2 from people who trigger his OPH.
 -5 from people trying to sleep through his snoring.

Modular Ability skill levels:
 IQ/E: 17-, IQ/A: 16-, IQ/H: 15-, or IQ/VH: 14-.

GURPS Job system: Limited to Freelance jobs due to non-24-hour sleep cycle. Given the listed skill levels, the most likely Jobs are Authour/Writer (ie, serial online story-teller with a digital tip-jar) or Programmer.



Note that this character can be moved from a modern-day one to most science-fiction ones by applying the 'cryonic contract' advantage: Assume that he was hit by a truck, cryopresreved, and successfully revived. (Don't forget the -5 skill penalty per TL of difference, and that he'll want to study as fast as he can to buy off Low TL and upgrade his skills, likely with the Anachronistic Training technique from IST.)

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  • Listening to: Audiobooks
  • Reading: Everything
  • Playing: GURPS
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