Val	CHA	Cost	Roll	Notes
13	STR	3	12-	Lift 151.6 kg; 2 1/2d6 [3]
13	DEX	9	12-	OCV:  4/DCV:  4
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)
3	ED	0		Total:  3 ED (0 rED)
3	SPD	7		Phases:  4, 8, 12
6	REC	0
26	END	0
24	STUN	0		Total Characteristic Cost:  35

Movement:	Running:	6"/12"
		Leaping:	2"/4"
		Swimming:	3"/6"

Cost	Powers & Skills
1	"Mother Ocean, I Have Heard You Call":  Swimming +1" (3" total), END 1

1	Fringe Benefit:  Passport
0	Vehicle (sailboat)

3	Breakfall 12-
3	"The Tight Rigging Sings":  Climbing 12-
3	"Haul The Sheet In":  Combat Piloting (small sailboats) 12-
3	"I've Done A Bit Of Smugglin'":  Concealment 12-
2	"Read Dozens Of Books":  KS: History of Heroes and Crooks 11-
2	"Island Of The Spices":  KS: Islands of the Caribbean 11-
0	Language:  English (idiomatic; literate)
2	"So I Cruise Along":  Navigation (Marine) 12-
3	"I Go For Younger Women":  Seduction 12-
3	"Done A Bit Of Smugglin'":  Streetwise 12-
3	"Run My Share Of Grass":  Trading 12-
4	"Out On The Sea":  TF:  Large Rowed Boats, Small Motorized Boats, Small Rowed Boats, 
	Small Wind-Powered Boats
3	Jack of All Trades
1	1)  "Got To Go Fishin'":  PS: Fisherman 11-
1	2)  "Son Of A Sailor":  PS: Sailor 11-
1	3)  "Always Searchin' For Songs":  PS: Singing 11-
1	4)  "Run My Share Of Grass":  PS: Smuggler 11-
1	5)  "Always Searchin' For Songs":  PS: Songwriter 11-
3	Traveler
1	1)  "So I Cruise Along":  AK: The Caribbean 11-
1	2)  "Southeast Of Disorder":  AK: Mexico 11-
1	3)  "The Lady She Hails From Trinidad":  AK: Trinidad 11-
1	4)  "Enough Money To Buy Miami":  CK: Miami 11-
548	Total Powers & Skills Cost
83	Total Character Cost

50+	Disadvantages
10	Psychological Limitation:  "I Made Enough Money To Buy Miami, But I Pissed It Away So Fast" (Common, 
15	Psychological Limitation:  "I Went Out On The Sea For Adventure" (Common, Strong)
15	Social Limitation:  "One Step Ahead Of The Jailer" (Frequently, Major)
90	Total Disadvantage Points

Description: Possibly autobiographical (or an idealized autobiography), the protagonist of Son Of A Son Of A Sailor seems to be based on Jimmy Buffett himself, who really did spend time cruising the Caribbean while living out of his boat. In this character sheet, I've taken the liberty of mixing elements of Son Of A Son Of A Sailor with the song A Pirate Looks At Forty to create a single, composite, character. In truth, the two go together quite well, creating a well-rounded and interesting character. Game-wise "Son" makes an excellent contact for PCs who find themselves in the Caribbean. He's been around, knows the islands, knows how to handle a boat, and knows a little of the illicit drug trade. He's not a major player (a little smuggling—Cuban cigars maybe—a little grass running), but he did well enough to make his share of money. These days, however, he's faced with the prospect of growing old and the rather depression fact (for him anyway) that the last Spanish treasure fleet sailed well over 200 years ago. Still, he might find it within himself to engage in one last adventure, especially if it's on the high seas.

To make "Son" more powerful, give him some appropriate ex-smuggler Contacts, more AK and PS skills (relating to the islands and odd jobs performed on and around them), WF: Handguns, some Languages (French, Spanish, Creole), and boat powerful enough he'd need to pay points for it.

Son Of A Son Of A Sailor's Hero Designer File

(Son Of A Son Of A Sailor created by Jimmy Buffett, character sheet created by Michael Surbrook)

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