Stars Edge Redux
Even in a time of war, the public has a right to know what’s going on. You travel throughout the galaxy, digging up stories that keep the worlds informed (and, incidentally, boost your reputation). Traveling with a group of adventurers, you will doubtless gather more than enough material for your work – if you aren’t the driving force behind the group yourself. Of course, Imperials often react very badly to pesky journalists . . .
A total of 20 points selected from positive Appearance [variable], Charisma [5/level], Contact Group [variable], Contacts [variable], Cultural Adaptability [10 or 20], Cultural Familiarity [1 or 2], Empathy [5 or 15], Fashion Sense 5, Favor [variable], Honest Face 1, Intuition 15, Language Talent 10, Languages [variable], Patron (News agency) [variable], positive Reputation [variable], Serendipity [15/level], Single-Minded 5, Smooth Operator [15/level], or Voice 10.
A total of -20 points selected from Bully [-10*], Code of Honor (Professional) [-5], Curious [-5*], Delusion (“While I’m carrying this camera, nothing can hurt me”) [-5 or -10], Impulsiveness [-10*], Jealousy [-10], Low Pain Threshold [-10], Obsession [-5* or -10*], Overconfidence [-5*], Pacifism [variable], Phobias [variable], Post-Combat Shakes [-5*], negative Reputation [variable], Secret [-5 to -30], Sense of Duty [-2 to -20], Stubbornness [-5*], Unfit [-5 or -15], Unluckiness [-10], below-average Wealth [variable], Workaholic [-5], or Xenophilia [-10*].
Electronics Operation (Media) (A) IQ 2-12; and any three of Savoir-Faire (E) IQ+1 2-13, Electronics Operation (Communications), Fast-Talk, Interrogation, Photography, or Public Speaking, all (A) IQ 2-12, Intimidation (A) Will 2-12, or Detect Lies (H) Per-1 2-12.