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Fringer

Out on the fringes of the galaxy are colonies that have languished in obscurity. Underdeveloped and unappreciated, those who dwell on the edges are most often uneducated scavengers or the unwanted detritus of civilization. Picking through the refuse of ancient wars and fallen empires, fringers like you learn to fix things, trade things, and survive in the wastes.

You seek meaning in a galaxy that admits no need for you. Yet you seek dignity and cause. You seek glory and success. Fringers are heroes ready to be found and villains just waiting for an opportunity.

You only need to figure out which you’re going to be.

Skill Proficiencies: Persuasion, Survival

Tool Proficiencies: Repair Tools

Languages: One of your choice

Equipment: 3 days rations, goggles, repair tools, a piece of interesting junk, a set of rugged clothes, and 5 credits.

Feature: Bargain

You are a master of haggling and bargaining, of wheeling and dealing, especially with other resourceful fringers and low-lifes.

You can resell equipment for 90% of market value. When dealing with other fringers, you can resell items for 100%.

Other fringers are also willing to keep you informed about useful scavenging sites and interesting deals. You can go to them for new information once per game session, if you can find them.

Suggested Characteristics

d6 Personality Trait
1 I love to haggle over everything.
2 I’m always looking for useful parts to scavenge.
3 I try not to draw too much attention to myself.
4 I despise new items. Only old things have value to me.
5 I’m a nomad, and I prefer to keep on the move.
6 I’m slowly building a starship entirely out of junk.
d6 Ideal
1 Loyalty. I have an intensely strong sense of devotion to my family and community. (Lawful)
2 Wanderlust. I love the freedom of travel and the strange adventures it brings. (Chaotic)
3 Assistance. Every scavenger needs help in the wastes from time to time. (Good)
4 Territory. What I claim is mine and no one else’s. (Evil)
5 Ambition. I must prove that my people are important to the galaxy. (Any)
6 Mind Your Own. Live and let live in this messed up galaxy. (Neutral)
d6 Bond
1 One of my crewmates is now an honorary member of my tribe.
2 I have been cast out of my society for a terrible crime.
3 I am exploring the galaxy on a pilgrimage.
4 One of my crewmates has an item that has important parts I could scavenge.
5 Some think that a prophesy has predicted my coming, and my ascension to the stars.
6 I am an important figure, a shaman or prince.
d6 Flaw
1 I am deeply superstitious.
2 I take apart nearly every machine I encounter.
3 I tell elaborate folktales at every opportunity.
4 I fear the newest technology and refuse to trust it.
5 I dress in an extremely unusual manner that draws attention to me.
6 I rarely speak the common tongue.
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