Val Char Cost Roll Notes 10 STR 0 11- Lift 100 kg; 2d6 HTH Damage  10 DEX 0 11- OCV: 3/DCV: 3 13 CON 6 12- 11 BODY 2 11- 15 INT 5 12- PER Roll 12- 12 EGO 4 11- ECV: 4 11 PRE 1 11- PRE Attack: 2d6 8 COM -1 11- 4 PD 2 Total: 4 PD (0 rPD) 6 ED 3 Total: 6 ED (0 rED) 3 SPD 10 Phases: 4, 8, 12 5 REC 0 26 END 0 23 STUN 0 Total Characteristics Cost: 32 Movement: Running: 6"/12" Leaping: 2"/4" Swimming: 2"/4" Cost Powers & Skills Perks 15 Hard 8 Enterprises: Contact (Contact has significant Contacts of his own, Very Good relationship with Contact), Organization Contact (x3) 11- 3 Knights of the Dinner Table: Fringe Benefit: Membership 1 Fringe Benefit: Press Pass Talents 3 Lightning Calculator Skills 3 AK: Muncie, Indiana Sewer System 12- 3 CK: Muncie, Indiana 12- 5 Computer Programming 13- 3 Conversation 11- 3 Electronics 12- 3 Persuasion 11- 3 Teamwork 11- 5 Trading 12- 3 Scholar 4 1) KS: Fantasy & SciFi TV Shows 14- 3 2) KS: Fantasy & SciFi books 13- 6 3) KS: Hackmaster 16- 2 4) KS: Internet 12- 6 5) KS: Miniature Figures Painting 16- 2 6) KS: RPGs 12- 4 7) KS: Various RPG Rules 14- Total Powers & Skill Cost: 80 Total Cost: 112 75+ Disadvantages 0 Normal Characteristic Maxima 37 Experience Points Total Disadvantage Points: 112
Background/History: Brian's early computer hobby developed into running his own Internet connected BBS, a hobby that helps support him. His other means of financial support comes from the - again, very precise - hobby/business of miniatures, painting and selling. Mindful of the economics of the situation, a van Hoose painted miniature comes in three styles of increasing quality and price: Slop-N-Go, Table-Top and Museum Qualities. Other hobbies include his beloved Fantasy and Science Fiction TV shows and novels (note the Babylon 5 mural painted on his van or his Green Lantern T-shirt). Then again, he also claims to have been abducted by aliens.
Personality/Motivation: Brian himself is a quiet, withdrawn man, apparently barely capable of stringing three words together into a clear sentence. For that matter, Brian also - in spite of a decent tenor singing voice - appears to be so unnerved by the idea of having to sing he breaks out in hives.
The almost perfect phrase to describe Brian van Hoose is "idiot savant" - minus the idiot bit. A young lifetime of devotion to his computer hobby has instilled in Brian the precision required to make him what he is today - a walking, talking, nearly perfect, unstoppable, organic HackMaster machine, living and breathing The Game.
Quote: "Life's a game, a good d20 can solve any problem."
Powers/Tactics: Brian's devotion to and mastery of HackMaster is unparalleled, possibly superior to any other single person in the history of HackMaster. Owner of what is probably the most complete collection of HackMaster manuals, articles and supplements outside the offices of Hard8, the purpose of the manuals in Brian's case is simply to provide proof for others - Brian himself is an living, breathing encyclop¾dia, a repository for virtually every rule, line, table or piece of HackMaster information there is, down to the footnotes and page numbers, letter perfect. His calculations of remaining hit points, ratios, percentages, probabilities, experience or saving point values, body weights and statistics put Seymour Cray to shame.
(Character sheet by Jon Burleson.)
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