Character a Day 2021: Eclipse Phase – Day 3

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This was a lot less painful than others have implied. The math was pretty simple, the rules straightforward. There were a couple of places that I messed up, but they were pretty obvious in retrospect, and easily corrected. I'm pretty sure the character is correctly done, and it is spot on with the background I originally conceived.

Final Character

General Info

Name: Damien Kinnear Background: Freelancer Career: Investigator Interest: Fighter Faction: Extropian Aptitude: Thrill-Seeker Languages: English, Russian, Cantonese, Spanish, Japanese Current Morph: Remade


Damien Kinnear was a private investigator- he considered himself a good one, able to find things that others overlooked or missed, constructing narratives that led to results for his clients. So, when he received a call from a wealthy client asking him to find a sensitive package, he was not suspicious of the motives behind the ask. Unfortunately (or Fortunately depending on your outlook) his assignment was a smokescreen for a Firewall cell. The person he'd been asked to track down was had been co-opted by a nanovirus, and was actually a ticking timebomb. It was hoped that Kinnear's probing would draw the attention of the entity that had infected him, and indeed it did. But everything went sideways, and the cell had to bring Kinnear in for true. And once you're in, there's no way out.

The threat of the X-Risks, the nature of Firewall- it appealed to Kinnear's sensibilities. The chance to get off Earth? To explore and find things that are threats to the human race? That was tailor made for him. He wasn't an investigator for the money, but the challenge. And this was more of a challenge than anything he'd ever been presented with.

Ego Stats


Cognition (COG): 20 Intuition (INT): 10 Reflexes (REF): 20 Savvy (SAV): 15 Somatics (SOM): 15 Willpower (WIL): 10

Aptitude Checks

COG: 60 INT: 30 REF: 60 SAV: 45 SOM: 45 WIL: 30


Athletics: 35 Deceive: 30 Fray: 60 Guns: 60 Infiltrate: 40 Interface: 60 Kinesics: 65 Know (Black Markets): 45 Know (Current Events): 45 Know (Ego Hunting): 75 Know (Investigation): 75 Know (Security Ops): 55 Melee: 55 Perceive: 60 Persuade: 55 Program: 50 Research: 80

Derived Stats

Initiative: 6 Lucidity: 20 Trauma Threshold: 4 Insanity Rating: 10 Flex: 2


Underworld: 50 Corporate: 25 Police: 25

Ego Traits

Adaptability: 1 Quickness: 1 Empathy: 2 Resources: 2


Morph Stats

Derived Stats

Wound Threshold: 9 Durability: 45 Death Rating: 68


Insight: 2 Moxie: 2 Vigor: 2 Flex: 2

Morph Traits

Quickness: 3 Fitness: 3 Pain Tolerance: 2 Toughness: 2 Skill Artifact (Guns): 2 Skill Artifact (Fray): 2