Saturday, March 23, 2013

News 03/23/2013 - Meet Ande Starlin



Ande started with CROSS as the head of Cybernetic Research and Development and created dozens of innovative, stable and relatively economical components for CROSS cyborgs.  Since then, she has extended her vision to all technical aspects of CROSS and is now the Archdeacon of Technical Services for CROSS.  

Ande has a wildly sarcastic personality that often can reduce the stress level of a moment, but is also used as a defense mechanism to protect her when she needs it.  She is most at home creating in the lab and she abhors field work (likely due to some sort of debacle when she was with MI6).  However, she will do whatever is required of her, but don't expect her to be quiet about it.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

News For 03/20/2013

Garycon Results
Things went very well on the two CROSS sessions at Garycon. The players really got the setting I was trying to make and really pushed the scenes to play up both the spy angle and the Catholic angle that is so much a part of what I have been trying to build with CROSS. That said, I saw some holes in the setting that I will be trying to fix over the next several weeks. In general, though, I feel that I can now solidly write the Character Creation side of the CROSS source book so that will begin in earnest. Wish me luck! And a big thank you to any of my Garycon players that may be watching this space. Thanks so much!

Saturday, March 2, 2013

News Update for 3/2/13

Exorcist Template for CROSS: Secret Agents of the Vatican

Here is a template for an Exorcist.  It uses the bases of the Catholic Priest Template but adds all the goodies needed to combat the infernal baddies.

Cost Skills
Exorcist Template
3 1)  KS: Biblical Texts 11-
3 2)  KS: Catholic Teachings 11-
3 3)  KS: Demonology 11-
3 4)  KS: Mystical Lore 11-
3 5)  KS: Philosophy 11-
3 6)  KS: Supernatural World 11-
3 7)  KS: Theology 11-
3 8)  Language:  Latin (fluent conversation; literate)
3 9)  Language:  Hebrew (fluent conversation; literate)
3 10) Language:  Aramaic (fluent conversation; literate)
3 11) Language:  Greek (Byzantine) (fluent conversation; literate)
Language Options
3 1)  Language:  Enochian (fluent conversation; literate)
3 2)  Language:  Sanskrit (fluent conversation; literate)
3 3)  Language:  Assyrian (fluent conversation; literate)
3 4)  Language:  Babylonian (fluent conversation; literate)
3 5)  Language:  Hitite (fluent conversation; literate)

Skills Total: 33 + Extra Languages

Cost Perks
Exorcist Template
2 1)  Contact:  Catholic Priest's Bishop (Contact has useful Skills or resources) 8-
6 2)  Fringe Benefit:  Membership: Catholic Priesthood, Priest
3 3)  Contact:  Additional Contact Related To Exorcism (Contact has useful Skills or resources) 11-

Perks Total: 11

Value Complications

Choose One:

Catholic Diocesan Priest
15 1)  Psychological Complication:  Promise To Obey Their Catholic Bishop Frequently, Major
10 2)  Psychological Complication:  Promise To Pray The Liturgy Of The Hours Every Day Frequently, Minor
15 3)  Psychological Complication:  Promise Of Celibacy Frequently, Major
Catholic Religious Priest
15 1)  Psychological Complication:  Vow of Poverty Frequently, Major
15 2)  Psychological Complication:  Vow of Chastity Frequently, Major
15 3)  Psychological Complication:  Vow Of Obedience To Catholic Superiors Frequently, Major

Complications Points: 40 or 45