Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Traveller PC: Major Elazar Slacker, Imperial Marine Commando

Conducting a personal recon, Major Slacker is represented by Wizards of the Coast Rebel Captain (10/60 Rebel 21) of their Star Wars Miniatures set.

Major Slacker continues his recon in the face of an uncertain situation. But that's what commandos do...

Slacker's command car is represented by Wizards of the Coast Flash Speeder figure (4/60 Republic 41) of their Star Wars Miniatures Set.

I've played Traveller for almost as long as I've played D&D. However, most of the time I was a gamemaster (GM). Despite my GM duties, I managed to roll-up this character whom I've yet to take on an adventure. Unlike D&D, in Traveller one can roll-up a character with an extensive past.
In Elazar Slacker's case, he rose to his current rank of Major in the Imperium's Marine Commandos. Slacker is no "desk jockey." Since enlisting in the Marines at 18, Elazar has been involved in a total of 6 counter-insurgency operations and 2 commando raids, which earned him 3 decorations--along with one wound as a "souvenir."

Elazar Slacker's Stats
Race: Human Age: 34
Career: Marine Branch: Commando Terms Served: 4
Rank: Major Retired?: No Pay: 1600 Cr/Month
Attributes (UPP): Str-8 Dex-8 End-11 Int-12 Ed-9 Soc Status-8
Awards and Decorations:
1-Medal for Conspicuous Gallantry (MCG)
2-Medals for Meritorious Conduct Under Fire (MCUFs)

1-Purple Heart (PH)
3-Combat Command Ribbons (CCRs)
6-Combat Ribbons (CRs)

Leadership-2, Tactics-2, Survival-1, Zero-G-Combat-1, Battledress-1, Forward Observer-1, Reconnaissance-1, Stealth-1, Combat Rifleman-1, Laser Weapons-1, Handgun-1, Grav Vehicle-1, Heavy Weapons-1
Personal History:
18-Enlisted into the Marines
19 to 23-Involved in 5 counter insurgency operations

24-Involved in a police action, cited for bravery and was wounded. Awarded the MCG & PH

25-Sent to College

28-Graduated Officer Candidate School

29-Sent to Commando School

31-Involved in a counter-insurgency operation

32-Involved in a raid, cited for bravery and awarded the MCUF

33-Involved in another raid, cited for bravery and awarded a 2nd MCUF


Father--a wilderness guide, hunter & tracker.

Mother--a teacher

Siblings--1 older brother, 4 younger sisters and 2 younger brothers
Traveller was initially produced by Game Designers' Workshop (GDW). A link to Traveller can be found under Role Playing Games. For some reason a direct link to Wikipedia's entry on Traveller doesn't work:

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