Politician

You are a professional politician, using the democratic institutions of your nation-state to climb to the highest levels of national (or even Confederation) power. You spend at least as much time gathering votes as you do exercising power – but between election campaigns, you are busy making policy and passing laws. Even after you retire from active political life, you will have considerable indirect influence from the contacts and reputation you made while in office.

Attributes

ST 10 0; DX 10 0; IQ 12 40; HT 10 0.

Secondary Characteristics

Damage 1d-2/1d; BL 20 lbs.; HP 10 0; Will 13 5; Per 12 0; FP 10 0; Basic Speed 5 0; Basic Move 5 0.

Advantages

A total of 30 points selected from Administrative Rank [5/level], Allies [variable], Appearance [variable], Charisma [5/level], Claim to Hospitality (Political allies) [variable], Contact Group [variable], Contacts [variable], Courtesy Rank [1/level], Cultural Familiarity [1 or 2], Empathy [5 or 15], Fashion Sense 5, Favor [variable], Honest Face 1, Independent Income [1 to 20], Language Talent 10, Languages [variable], positive Reputation [variable], Security Clearance [variable], Social Chameleon 5, Smooth Operator [15/level], above average Status [5/level], Voice 10, or above-average Wealth [variable].

Disadvantages

A total of -30 points selected from Bully [-10*], Chummy [-5 or -10], Enemy (Political rival) [variable], Fanaticism (Political ideology) [-15], Gluttony [-5*], Greed [-15*], Hidebound [-5], Incurious [-5*], Intolerance [variable], Jealousy [-10], Lecherousness [-15*], Low Pain Threshold [-10], Obsession [-5* or -10*], Overconfidence [-5*], Phobias [variable], Post-Combat Shakes [-5*], negative Reputation [variable], Secret [-5 to -30], Selfish [-5*], Sense of Duty [-2 to -20], Space Sickness [-10], Squeamish [-10*], Stubbornness [-5*], Unfit [-5 or -15], Unluckiness [-10], Workaholic [-5], or Xenophilia [-10*].

Primary Skills

Politics (A) IQ+1 4-13 and Public Speaking (A) IQ+1 4-13.

Secondary Skills

Acting (A) IQ 2-12; Administration (A) IQ 2-12; Law (any) (H) IQ-1 2-11; Savoir-Faire (High Society) (E) IQ+1 2-13; and any two of Accounting, Economics, Expert Skill (Military Science), Expert Skill (Political Science), Finance, History, Intelligence Analysis, Market Analysis, or Psychology, all (H) IQ-1 2-11.

Background Skills

Research (A) IQ-1 1-11; Writing (A) IQ-1 1-11; and three extra points in primary or secondary skills.

Cost

70 CP.

Politician

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