The Third Doctor and UNIT: The Character Sheets

In the spirit of each successive season seen as a role-playing campaign in the Doctor Who RPG, Jon has surrendered his character sheet before leaving, and though they'll be sticking around for a bit yet, the UNIT gang has done the same, just so you can see them in their UNIT-era glory. (Click to enlarge for legibility.)
Stuff that didn't fit on the sheet and kept on the back...

SKILLS
*The Doctor has a +2 Convince Expertise in Diplomacy, a +2 Craft Expertise in Singing and Stage Magic, a +2 Fighting Expertise in Venusian Karate/Aikido and Swordfighting, and a +2 Subterfuge Expertise in Disguise.

GOOD TRAITS
Animal Friendship (Minor) - The proof is Aggedor
Boffin (Major)
Brave (Minor)
Charming (Minor)
Friends (Major) - UNIT
Hot Shot (Minor)
Hypnosis (Minor) - +2 bonus when using a swinging or rotating object
Indomitable (Major)
Nerve Strike (Minor) - Characters with a relevant Fighting Expertise (like Venusian Karate) may take this Trait which allows that character to paralyze or stun an opponent without causing them actual damage. Nerve Strike may also be used to undo a Nerve Strike-induced paralysis effect, though it should wear off naturally by the next scene. Naturally, the Trait only works on organic humanoids whose biology is familiar to the character.
Quick Reflexes (Minor)
Resourceful Pockets (Minor)
Technically Adept (Minor)
Time Traveller (Minor) - Tech Level 5
Voice of Authority (Minor)

BAD TRAITS
Adversary (Major) - The Master, Autons, Daleks
Amnesia (Minor) - The Time Lords have removed his knowledge of the TARDIS' dematerialization codes and other time travel secrets. (Until The Three Doctors)
Distinctive (Minor)
Eccentric/Dandy (Minor) - The Doctor loves fine clothes, food, wine and cars.
Eccentric/Outrage (Major) - The Doctor hates petty bureaucrats and anyone who promotes war, greed and pollution. He'll go out of his way to insult these, even if he needs their cooperation.
Impulsive (Minor)
Insatiable Curiousity (Minor)
Owes Favor (Major) - To atone for his crimes, the Doctor is often compelled to go on missions for the Time Lords. (Officially, until The Three Doctors)

SPECIAL TRAITS
Time Lord
Time Lord (Experienced)
Vortex

FAVORITE METHOD FOR ACCUMULATING STORY POINTS
The Doctor often allows himself to be distracted, say by thoughts of the Master being "out there" or some current experiment he's running, missing important clues in the process. Another trick is to give in to his Eccentric Bad Trait and simply tell various authority figures what he's up to (including those controlled by other players), causing misunderstandings down the road.

Next up: The Brigadier!
Stuff that didn't fit on the sheet and kept on the back...

SKILLS
*The Brig has a +2 Knowledge Expertise in Military Tactics and UNIT Operations.

GOOD TRAITS
Brave (Minor)
Five Rounds Rapid (Minor)
Friends (Major) - UNIT
Friends (Minor) - UK government
Military Rank (Brigadier)
Tough (Minor)
Voice of Authority (Minor)

BAD TRAITS
By the Book (Minor)
Code of Conduct (Major) - A soldier's honor and code of conduct
Distinctive (Minor)
Eccentric/Reserved (Minor) - The Brig would become incredibly embarrassed if his private life were evoked, or if he were made to show any kind of strong emotion
Impulsive (Minor)
Obligation (Major) - To both UNIT and the United Kingdom

SPECIAL TRAITS
Experienced
UNIT Veteran

FAVORITE METHOD FOR ACCUMULATING STORY POINTS
When the Brig needs to fill up on Story Point, he simply ceases to believe what the Doctor is telling him. This leads to misunderstandings, opportunities to screw up the other players' plans by acting Impulsively, and a tendency to use military force when more diplomatic options were still open to the group.

And finally, good, old Sgt. Benton!
Stuff that didn't fit on the sheet and kept on the back...

SKILLS
*Benton has a +2 Knowledge Expertise in UNIT Operations.

GOOD TRAITS
Brave (Minor)
Charming (Minor)
Crack Shot (Minor)
Friends (Major) - UNIT
Military Rank (Sergeant)
Tough (Minor)
Voice of Authority (Minor)

BAD TRAITS
By the Book (Minor)
Impulsive (Minor)
Obligation (Major) - To UNIT

SPECIAL TRAITS
Experienced

FAVORITE METHOD FOR ACCUMULATING STORY POINTS
Sgt. Benton loyalty to his friends often got him a stray Story Point or two. It would simply be a matter of sacrificing his own welfare for another's, like allowing the Doctor to Nerve Strike him to make an escape when wrongly arrested, or letting Mike Yates pull rank and steal his lunch. And there was that time he allowed himself to be turned in a baby. Lots of Story Points that time.

The high-quality, printable 3rd Doctor Character Sheet bundle is now available for download!

2 comments:

Craig Oxbrow said...

I think the Brig could count as Charming.

Siskoid said...

In later days, for sure. In the UNIT era? Does he actively use his charm? I went the same away as the UNIT sourcebook on this, but I'll review his stories again. Certainly, there's some of that in The Green Death, at the very least.

 

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