Val CHA Cost Roll Notes 13 STR 3 12- Lift 151.6 kg; 2 ½d6 HTH Damage  13 DEX 6 12- 13 CON 3 12- 10 INT 0 11- PER Roll 11-/12- 10 EGO 0 11- 13 PRE 3 12- PRE Attack: 2 ½d6 5 OCV 10 4 DCV 5 3 OMCV 0 3 DMCV 0 3 SPD 10 Phases: 4, 8, 12 4+4 PD 2 Total: 4/8 PD (0/4 rPD) 4+4 ED 2 Total: 4/8 ED (0/4 rED) 5 REC 1 25 END 1 10 BODY 0 24 STUN 2 Total Characteristic Cost: 48 Movement: Running: 12m/24m Leaping: 4m/8m Swimming: 4m/8m Cost Powers & Skills 13 Heckler and Koch USP Match: RKA 1d6+1; OAF (-1), Real Weapon (-¼), Beam (-¼), 4 clips of 18 Charges (+½) plus +1 OCV; OAF (-1),  16 Stun Rod: Blast 6d6, Reduced Endurance (0 END; +½); OAF (-1), No Range (-½), Real Weapon (-¼) 7 Combat Vest: Resistant Protection (4 PD/4 ED); OIF (-½), Requires A Roll (12- roll; covers Hit Locations 9-14; -¼) 3 Airfilter: LS (Expanded Breathing); OIF (helmet/mask; -½) 7 Radio: Radio Perception/Transmission (Radio Group); OIF (helmet/mask; -½) 2 Observant: +1 PER with Sight Group 10 Vocoder: Hearing Group Images, -4 to PER Rolls, Reduced Endurance (0 END; +½); Set Effect (only to disguise user's voice; -1), OIF (helmet/mask; -½) Perks 2 Fringe Benefit: Local Police Powers 1 Fringe Benefit: Law Enforcement Rank 1 Fringe Benefit: Weapon Permit Skills 2 CK: City 17 (or other city of GM's choice) 11- 1 Combat Driving 8- 3 Criminology 11- 3 Interrogation 12- 2 KS: Civil Protection Customs 11- 2 KS: Combine Law And Procedure 11- 2 PS: Civil Protection/Metrocop 11- 3 Streetwise 12- 1 Systems Operation 8- 1 Tactics 8- 1 Teamwork 8- 2 TF: Common Motorized Ground Vehicles, Wheeled Military Vehicles 3 WF: Small Arms, Stun Rods Total Powers & Skill Cost: 88 Total Cost: 136 175+ Matching Complications (50) 10 Distinctive Features: Civil Protection Uniform (Easily Concealed; Always Noticed and Causes Major Reaction [fear]; Detectable By Commonly-Used Senses) 15 Distinctive Features: constant radio chatter (Not Concealable; Noticed and Recognizable; Detectable By Commonly-Used Senses) 20 Hunted: Combine Overwatch Very Frequently (Mo Pow; NCI; Watching) 20 Negative Reputation: abusive bullies in the employ of the Combine, Very Frequently (Extreme) 15 Psychological Complication: Abusive Bully (Common; Strong) 20 Social Limitation: Subject To Orders (Very Frequently; Major) Total Complication Points: 50 Experience Points: 0
Background/History: Civil Protection officers are humans employed by the Combine to patrol their cities. They are physically unmodified but well-equipped with body armor, weapons, and other equipment.
Personality/Motivation: The average CP is an out-and-out bully. They freely harass citizens, conduct raids with a relish, and beat anyone who doesn’t comply. The reasons for this behavior vary, but probably stem from the fact that the Combine rewards individual CP who go above and beyond and punishes those who fail. Said rewards include better living conditions, more food, and the wonderfully euphemistic “non-mechanical reproduction simulation.” Civil Protection who fail in their duties may lose their jobs and be dumped back with the rest of the regular population or may end up with “permanent off-world reassignment”.
Quote: [after a Civil Protection officer knocks a can of Dr. Breen's Private Reserve on the floor] "Pick up the can. Pick. Up. The. Can. I said pick up the can!"
Powers/Tactics: Somewhat healthier than the average citizen (probably due to improved diet) CP officers wear light body armor over their torsos, helmets with air filters, radios, and vocoders (which makes all officers sound alike), and carry USP Match pistols and stun batons. They will use their batons on anyone who doesn’t comply with an order, drawing their pistols only if a subject flees or fights back. While they have some tactical training, CP isn’t used to engaging in open combat and may not always make the most sound of decisions. They will, however, retreat behind solid cover if wounded or reloading, and will try to cover each other when advancing.
Appearance: Civil Protection officers all wear an identical uniform—black boots, dark green pants, a black jacket, and dark gray body armor over the torso and upper thighs. Over their heads they wear a distinctive white helmet that includes their radio, air filter system, and vocoder. Weapons are hung from a belt around the waist.
Designer's Notes: Civil Protection officers appear in Valve Software’s Half Life 2 series of games. Much of the information here was taken from direct game play, as well as the Combine OverWiki, found at http://half-life.wikia.com/wiki/Main_Page. The stats given here are a mix of conjecture, game play descriptions, and an attempt to present in-game concepts in a manner consistent with the HERO System.
Note: This version of a Civil Protection officer is tougher than the ones who appear in Half Life 2 due to the inclusion of body armor.
(Civil Protection created by Valve Software, character sheet created by Michael Surbrook)
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