Val	CHA	Cost	Roll	Notes
15	STR	5	12-	Lift 200 kg; 3d6 HTH Damage [3]
15	DEX	15	12-	OCV:  5/DCV:  5
13	CON	6	12-
10	BODY	0	11-
13	INT	3	12-	PER Roll 12-
11	EGO	2	11-	ECV:  4
13	PRE	3	12-	PRE Attack:  2 1/2d6
12	COM	1	11-

4	PD	1		Total:  4 PD (0 rPD)
4	ED	1		Total:  4 ED (0 rED)
3	SPD	5		Phases:  4, 8, 12
6	REC	0
26	END	0
25	STUN	0		Total Characteristics Cost:  42

Movement:	Running:	10"/20"
		Leaping:	3"/6"
		Swimming:	5"/10"

Cost	Powers & Skills
8	"Swiftest Fellow On His Feet I Ever Saw":  Running +4" (10" total), END 1
3	"Swam Through In About Thirty Strokes":  Swimming +3" (5" total), END 1

12	"At One Blow Cut Off His Head":  +2 with HTH and Ranged Combat

3	Climbing 12-
2	KS: Christian Theology 11-
2	Language:  English (fluent conversation)
5	Language:  (native tongue) (idiomatic; literate)
1	Navigation (Marine) 8-
2	PS: Farmer 11-
1	PS: Sailing 8-
2	PS: Servant 11-
1	PS: Shipwright 8-
2	Survival (Tropical) 12-
2	TF:  Small Rowed Boats, Small Wind-Powered Boats
4	WF:  Early Firearms, Axes, Blades, Clubs

Total Powers & Skill Cost:  50
Total Cost:  92

50+	Disadvantages
0	Normal Characteristic Maxima
20	Psychological Limitation:  Oath Of Loyalty To Robinson Crusoe (Common, Total)
10	Social Limitation:  Minority/Social Inferior In 17th Century Society (Frequently, Minor)
12	Experience Points

Total Disadvantage Points:  92

Description:  Robinson Crusoe encounters Friday after spending 25 years and 6 months alone on his island. A party of cannibals come to this island for one of their periodic feasts, and while butchering one man are distracted enough for Friday to run off. Robinson sees him and helps by shooting one pursuer and clubbing another (whom Friday then kills with Robinson’s sword). Now indebted to Robinson for saving his life, Friday swears himself to service for life.

The two spend another three years on the island, building another canoe, fighting off another party of cannibals, and eventually leaving the island together. Along the way, Robinson teaches Friday English, makes him into a “good Christian,” and trains him to be an “expert sailor.” As for Friday himself, he’s the faster runner Robinson has ever seen, a power swimmer, and skilled with the sword, bow, and (eventually) musket.

Robinson Crusoe describes Friday as follows:

He was a comely handsome Fellow, perfectly well made; with straight strong Limbs, not too large; tall and well shap'd, and as I reckon, about twenty six Years of Age. He had a very good Countenance, not a fierce and surly Aspect; but seem'd to have something very manly in his Face, and yet he had all the Sweetness and Softness of an European in his Countenance too, especially when he smil'd. His Hair was long and black, not curl'd like Wool; his Forehead very high, and large, and a great Vivacity and sparkling Sharpness in his Eyes. The Colour of his Skin was not quite black, but very tawny; and yet not of an ugly yellow nauseous tawny, as the Brasilians, and Virginians,and other Natives of America are; but of a bright kind of a dun olive Colour, that had in it something very agreeable; tho' not very easy to describe. His Face was round, and plump; his Nose small, not flat like the Negroes, a very good Mouth, thin Lips, and his line Teeth well set, and white as Ivory.

Man Friday's Hero Designer File

(Man Friday created by Daniel Defoe, character sheet created by Michael Surbrook)

Man Friday | Robinson Crusoe

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