No Secret Android. As everyone has Secret Agendas already, there's no need for one character to have a doubly-Secret Agenda.
(Appropriated Cooper’s avatar. Cooper wasn't using that face anyway.)
POSITION: Android on the USCSS Montero
Character Description: Considered by the crew to be nothing more than a machine, the male-presenting Lucas is kept offline as part of the commercial freighter's 'break glass' policy, as in: "In Case of Emergency, Break Glass." Therefore, his activation would inherently be seen by the crew as a bad omen and met with general disdain.
As a synthetic, you obviously don't need to wear glasses; you do so to appear less threatening. Though some might see the gesture as you mocking human inferiority.
STRENGTH 5, AGILITY 6, WITS 5, EMPATHY 4
SKILLS: Mobility 1 (AGI), Observation 2 (WIT), Comtech 3 (WIT), Manipulation 1 (EMP), Medical Aid 3 (EMP)
Talent: Analyze. Increases/decreases Stress for everyone else = perfect. Cooper wasn't using that Talent anyway.
Gear: M4A3 Service Pistol (1 reload), Personal data tablet with Captain’s Log (Signature item). Johns can acquire information (PARTIAL TRUTHS) from the former Captain's tablet.
No key card. Conscious effort to limit available resources.
Talent: Compassion. Better fits his personality/Agenda.
Gear: Armat Model 37A2 12 Gauge Pump Action Shotgun (Signature item)
Gear: Personal Medkit (single-use); Surgical Kit (Signature item). The Signature item needed to be something that can be used more than once.
Talent: Beneath Notice. Better fits his personality/Agenda.
Gear: Personal data tablet with Chief Science Officer’s Log. By looting Cooper, anyone can acquire information (YOU CAN’T HANDLE THE TRUTH) from his tablet. Cooper wasn't using that tablet anyway.
Character Description: While cool on the surface, Clayton is seething with rage over a life lost in cryosleep. Meanwhile, she recognizes the importance of keeping safe Cooper and/or Flynn, as they have invaluable information and experience regarding the scientific teams experiments on LV-1113. One thing is for sure: Weyland-Yutani is going to owe her big time. Pointed out to me by a player, Clayton's current character description reveals to much of the story/her Agenda.
Gear: M4A3 Service Pistol (2 reloads); Access keycard (Signature item)
Note: I specified Signature items for the Cronus crew members. I also created some custom Act II Agendas for the Cronus crew members, as needed.
No Ava. Since Lucas is present from the beginning, no need for two androids. Much of the exposition she provides is available via the Personal data tablets.
The following pieces of gear are available on the Montero at the start of the scenario. The PCs must decide on how best to distribute the gear before heading to the Cronus. Power Loader reappropriated to the Cronus.
- 1 x M314 Motion Tracker (Power Supply 5)
- 1 x Cutting Torch (Power Supply 5)
- 1 x M4A3 Service Pistol (1 reload)
- 1 x Watatsumi DV-303 Bolt Gun (4 shots)
- 1 x SpaceSub ASSO-400 Harpoon Grappling Gun
- 1 x M240 Incinerator Unit (2 reloads)
- 5 x IRC Mk.50 Compression Suit (starting Air Supply 5 in each)
The following pieces of gear are available on the Cronus at the start of the Act II. Before use, the PCs must first locate the gear scattered across the four decks. Accounts for gear listed for player characters. Conscious effort to limit available resources.
- 2 x M4A3 Service Pistol (3 reloads)
- 2 x Armat Model 37A2 12 Gauge Pump Action Shotgun (4 reloads)
- 1 x Armat M41A Pulse Rifle (1 reload)
- 3 x IRC Mk.50 Compression Suit (starting Air Supply 5 in each)
- 1 x P-5000 Power Loader
- 3 x Personal Medkit (single-use each)
- 1 x Surgical Kit