Val CHA Cost Roll Notes 10 STR 0 11- Lift 100 kg; 2d6 HTH Damage  14 DEX 8 12- 15 CON 5 12- 13 INT 3 12- PER Roll 12- 12 EGO 2 11- 13 PRE 3 12- PRE Attack: 2 ½d6 5 OCV 10 5 DCV 10 3 OMCV 0 4 DMCV 3 3 SPD 10 Phases: 4, 8, 12 5 PD 3 Total: 5 PD (0 rPD) 4 ED 2 Total: 4 ED (0 rED) 5 REC 1 30 END 2 12 BODY 2 25 STUN 3 Total Characteristic Cost: 67 Movement: Running: 13m/26m Leaping: 4m/8m Swimming: 4m/8m Cost Powers & Skills 2 Survived The Apocalypse: +5 PRE; Only To Protect Against Presence Attacks (-1) 1 Really Long Legs: Running +1m (13m total), END 1 Perks 5 The Gyrocopter: 25-point Vehicle Skills 2 "I'd Have To Pin His Head To The Panel": +1 with Crossbow 4 AK: The Australian Outback 13- 2 "It's My Snake! I Trained It! I'm Gonna Eat It!": Animal Handler (Reptiles & Amphibians) 12- 3 Charm 12- 7 Combat Piloting 14- 3 Hiding In The Sand/Scavenging/Scrounging: Concealment 12- Notes: See PAH page 36. 2 "Just Me And The Snakes, Playing Mahjongg": Gambling (Mahjongg) 12- 3 "You've Got To Understand The Basics Of Aerodynamics": KS: Aircraft And Aeronautics 12- 0 Language: English (idiomatic; literate) 3 Mechanics 12- 2 "You've Got To Understand The Basics Of Aeronautics": SS: Aeronautical Engineering 11- 2 Survival (Desert (Outback)) 12- 0 TF: Helicopters 1 WF: Crossbows Total Powers & Skill Cost: 43 Total Cost: 109 175+ Matching Complications 10 Distinctive Features: Exceedingly Tall (stands 6'7") (Concealable; Noticed and Recognizable; Detectable By Commonly-Used Senses) 15 Psychological Complication: Looks Out For Number One (i.e. himself) (Common; Strong) 10 Psychological Complication: Possesses A Certain Sense Of Style (Common; Moderate) Total Complications Points: 109
Background/History: Just another survivor of the breakdown of civilization, the Gyro Captain has wandered out into the Outback to try and survive.
Personality/Motivation: The Gyro Captain is mainly concerned with himself (no surprise considering the state the world is in). He misses the old world and the things that were in it, but tries to make do. He does, however, possesses a certain sense of style and decorum. He wears a battered flower in the buttonhole of his coat, carefully cleans up after a meal of canned dog food, and quickly adopts Max as his “partner.” This also leads him to adopt an air of self-importance when dealing with—or asked about—his gyrocopter.
Quote: "Lingerie. Remember lingerie?"
Powers/Tactics: For all of his bluster and talk, the Gyro Captain is no fool. He uses his unique vehicle as a lure to draw in the curious, then counts on his various poisonous snakes to do them in. If that doesn’t work, well, he’s buried in the sand nearby with a loaded crossbow.
Appearance: The Gyro Captain stands a lanky 6’7”. He wears yellow long johns, a long (knee-length) brown leather coat, what looks like a brown leather groin protector, and a long, narrow, lavender scarf. On his head he wears a flight helmet, goggles, and a flip-up sun-shield. He also carries a telescope in one pocket of his coat that can be extended out to about 3’ in length.
Designer's Notes: The Gyro Captain is played by Australian character actor Bruce Spence, who manages to hold probably the most unique record in all of film! He’s appeared in the third film of four different franchises! For the record they’re as follows: Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, The Matrix Revolutions, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, and Star Wars: Episode III—Revenge of the Sith.
As written, the Gyro Captain is competent enough, but you could easily make him more cinematic by upping his DEX, INT, and PRE. Oh, and according to everything I could dig up, the Gyro Captain, Bruce Spence’s character from The Road Warrior, and Jebediah, his character from Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, are not the same person.
(The Gyro Captain created by George Miller and Bruce Spence, character sheet created by Michael Surbrook.)
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