UNISYSTEM WRITE-UPS:

WILD CARDS

This page contains write-ups of some of the characters from the Wild Cards anthology for the Unisystem. They are based on the supers-update file, written by John A. Siminoff (with assistance from Shawn Chando, Gregg Emmel, J.C. Connors, Drew Krakowski, & Pat Migliaccio), and which has GURPS Supers 2nd Edition updates of the characters in GURPS Wild Cards. I also used Brett Slocum's WitchCraft-to-GURPS conversion rules. The Quirks listed below are imported from GURPS and, under the Unisystem, should award no points. I only left them as guiding points to the character's personality.

These are not the final versions. Some of the skill levels are a bit off (higher than I they should be) and some traits have to be created from scratch, especially where super-powers are concerned. These will be revisioned as Eden Studios releases the generic system books.

BLACK EAGLE
CARNIFEX
DOCTOR TACHYON
GOLDEN BOY
TURTLE

 


 

BLACK EAGLE (Earl Sanderson, Jr.)
Created by Walter Jon Williams
Concept:
War pilot & government agent
Type:
Ace
Wild Card
: Sanderson can fly at nearly 500 mph. He can also create a force field that can make his body highly resistant to any damage, or form it into a sharp wedge to ram things with.
Born
: 1913, Harlem, NYC
Died:
1979, Paris, France
Appearance:
Male, black, 1.80 m, 77 kg (5' 11", 170 lbs). While flying or in combat he wears a black leather flyers jacket, a white silk scarf, black leather flying helmet with goggles, and black jackboots. Underneath that he wears a tan Air Corps Officer's fatigue with the insignia removed. He has a beret in his pocket, and wears it, except when he is flying. His jacket has the patch of the 332nd Fighter Group on the shoulder.

STR
4
INT
4
DEX
6
PER
4
CON
4
WIL
6

Life Points: 42
Endurance Points:
47
Speed:
30 kph, 800 kph flying
Essence:
28
Qualities:
Attractiveness 3, Charisma 2, Fast Reaction Time, Inspiring Voice, Reputation 4, Wild Card
Drawbacks:
Honorable (Black people) -1, Minority (Black 2, Communist 1), Obligation (Exotics for Democracy), Vow (To aid in the fight for equality) -1
Skills:
Brawling 6, Flying 7, Guns (Machine Gun 6, Pistol 6), Humanities (Law) 5, Parachuting 5, Piloting (Small Fighter) 7, Running 3, Sport (Basketball 5, Football 5), Tactics 5
Languages:
English (Native) 5, French 4, Italian 1, Russian 2
Quirks
: Dresses in pseudo-military clothing when "on duty"; Genuinely believes in Marxism
Powers:
Flight 21 (512 mph), Force Field 15 (AV 30, DC 600), Regeneration [4/minute]

 

CARNIFEX (William "Billy" Ray)
Created by John J. Miller
Concept:
Government agent
Type:
Ace
Wild Card
: Ray is superhumanly strong and agile. He can regenerate wounds almost as soon as they are received, and has an innate mastery of unarmed combat.
Born
: 1960, Busted Butte, Montana
Appearance:
Caucasoid male, 1.78 m, 79 kg (5' 10", 165 lbs). Ray is average-looking, with a slightly deformed face from incessant fights. He likes to wear clothes that allow maximum flexibility in combat. He usually wears black sap gloves and steel-toed boots when he's looking for trouble.

STR
11
INT
2
DEX
8
PER
4
CON
3
WIL
4

Life Points: 100
Endurance Points:
87
Speed:
33 kph
Essence:
19
Qualities:
Ambidextrous, Fast Reaction Time, Reputation 2, Resistance (Pain) 5, Wild Card
Drawbacks:
Attractiveness -1, Covetous (Lecherous) -1, Delusion (Grandeur) -1, Obligation (Uphold the law and protect Senator Hartman) -1, Reckless
Skills:
Brawling 8, Humanities (Law) 2, Questioning 3, Running (Dash) 2, Science (Criminology) 2, Sport (Football) 0, Stealth 7, Streetwise 3, Surveillance 3, Tactics 5
Languages:
English (Native) 5
Quirks
: Absolutely fastidious about his appearance; Wears a white "fighting suit" when on duty; Braggart; Feels guns are for "wimps"
Metaphysics:
Regeneration [3/Turn]

 

DOCTOR TACHYON (Prince Tisianne brant Ts'ara sek Halima sek Ragnar sek Omian of House Ilkazam)
Created by Melinda Snodgrass
Type: Alien
Wild Card
: None, however Takisians naturally have mental powers. Dr. Tachyon has telepathy, mind-control, mental shielding, and some ESP.
Born
: Approximately 1910 (Earth Reckoning) on the planet Takis
Appearance:
Takisian male, 1.63 m, 52 kg (5' 4", 115 lbs). DT has shoulder length metallic red hair. His eyes are a lilac color. He has an elf-like face, with a generous mouth, long nose, and small pointed chin. DT is a dandy who persists in dressing in Takisian styles, which roughly equate to the early 19th century aristocrats of Europe: Cutaway coat with tails, embroidered waist coats, leg-hugging pants, and knee-high soft boots. He likes frilly lace on the necks and cuffs of his clothing. He really likes hats, especially those with feathers in them. Outdoors he likes to wear cloaks or capes rather then overcoats.

STR
2
INT
6
DEX
4
PER
5
CON
3
WIL
5

Life Points: 30
Endurance Points:
35
Speed:
21 kph
Essence:
25
Qualities:
Charisma 1, Contacts (Baby) 3, Fast Reaction Time, Reputation (Alien scientist and humanitarian) 3, Resources 2
Drawbacks:
Covetous (Lecherous) -1, Honorable (Victims of the Takisian Xenovirus) -1, Overconfident, Reckless, Secret (KGB connections) -2, Vow (To aid victims of the Takisian Xenovirus) -1
Skills:
Astrogation 2, Computers 4, Computer Programming 5, Dancing 4, Guns (Pistol) 3, Hand Weapons (Knife 4, Sword 4), Hobby (Flower Arrangement) 7, Martial Arts 3, Medicine 7, Musical Instrument (Violin) 5, Piloting (Starship) 6, Science (Biochemistry 7, Genetics 7, Mathematics 3, Psychology 6
Languages:
English 5, French 5, German 5, Russian 1, Spanish 1, Takisian (Native) 5
Combat Moves:
Back Kick 3, Counterpunch 3, Stabbing Hand 3
Quirks
: An aristocrat at heart, he knows he's superior; Drinks too much; Hugs his close friends, won't touch others; Uses English translations of Takisian sayings like "burning sky" or "Ships and Ancestors"; Wears flamboyant and odd clothing
Metaphysics:
Longevity, Mindsight (Art 7, Strength 7), Mindrule (Art 7, Strength 7), Mindtalk (Art 7, Strength 7), Mindtime (Art 5, Strength 3)

 

GOLDEN BOY (Jack Braun)
Created by Walter Jon Williams
Concept:
Celebrity & remorseful ace
Type:
Ace
Wild Card
: Golden Boy is one of the most impressive Aces. His golden forcefield is invulnerable to physical damage and resistant to energy attacks. He also seems to be immortal.
Born
: 1924, near Paker, South Dakota
Appearance:
Caucasoid male, 1.88 m, 86 kg (6' 2", 190 lbs). Braun is blond, tall, and solidly build. He has blue eyes, big hands, and a rough sort of handsomeness to him. Clothes look good on him. He looks no more then 25 years old.

STR
36
INT
2
DEX
4
PER
2
CON
4
WIL
1

Life Points: 250
Endurance Points:
194
Speed:
24 kph
Essence:
17
Qualities:
Attractiveness 3, Reputation (Combat situations) 4, Resources 4, Wild Card
Drawbacks:
Covetous (Lecherous) -2, Overconfident, Reckless, Reputation (Older aces who remember his collapse at the hands of HUAC) -4
Skills:
Acrobatics 4, Gambling 3, Guns (Pistol) 4, Haggling 4, Humanities (Politics) 5, Performance 2, Piloting (Small Jet) 4, Running 3, Science (Agronomy) 2, Tactics 2
Languages:
English (Native) 5, German 0
Quirks
: Drinks immoderately; Still thinks of himself as the "Judas Ace"
Metaphysics:
AV 60 [Against energy], Forever Young, Invulnerable (Kinetic Energy)

 

THE GREAT AND POWERFUL TURTLE (Thomas Tudbury)
Created by George R.R. Martin
Concept:
Hero
Type:
Ace
Wild Card
: Thomas is the most powerful telekineticist known to humanity.
Born
: 1944, Bayonne, New Jersey
Appearance:
Caucasian male, 1.75 m, 77 kg (5' 9", 170 lbs). Tudbury is of average height and a little heavier then average. He wears glasses, has green eyes, and dark, curly hair worn collar length. He is wears old blue jeans and sweatshirts or old T-shirts.

STR
1
INT
4
DEX
2
PER
3
CON
2
WIL
3

Life Points: 22
Endurance Points:
23
Speed:
12 kph
Essence:
15
Qualities:
Resources (Well-Off) 2, Reputation (As the Turtle) 4, Wild Card\
Drawbacks:
Honorable -2, Impaired Senses (Vision) -1, Secret (Turtle ID) -1
Skills:
Area Knowledge (NYC) 5, Electronics 4, Haggling 3, Hobby (Comic book history) 5
Languages:
English (Native) 5
Quirks
: Loves comic books; Not subtle in word or deed; Somewhat cowardly when out of his shell
Metaphysics:
Mindhands (Art 6, Strength 73: 16,000 ton) [Only as the Turtle]
Possessions:
Turtle shell [20mm Armor plating: AV 60 + D8 x 4 (76); Weight: 4 ton; DC 78]


 

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