BACKGROUND

What did your character do for a living before the world went to Hell in a handbasket? Prior to the events in the game, your character will likely to have followed one of the following career paths.

CHOOSE BACKGROUND
ACCOUNTANT ESCORT MUSICIAN
ACTOR FIREFIGHTER PILOT
ATHLETE HOMELESS POLICE OFFICER
CONSTRUCTION WORKER JOURNALIST POLITICIAN
CRIMINAL LAWYER PRIEST
CULTIST MECHANIC RACECAR DRIVER
DOCTOR MILITARY SCIENTIST


ACCOUNTANT

Accountants are good at crunching numbers, performing quick calculations and getting the most out of money.

BACKGROUND BONUSES

Advantages: Analytic Mind
Skills: Barter +1, Computers +1, Electronics +1, Investigation +1, Gambling +1

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ACTOR

You have mastered the art of pretending to be someone else. You quickly adopt mannerisms, speech patterns and personality traits of any person you encounter.

BACKGROUND BONUSES

Equipment: Costume, Disguise Kit
Skills: Acting +1, Entertainment +1, Impersonation +1, Seduction +1, Singing +1

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ATHLETE

Athletes are in great physical shape and can endure feats of prolonged endurance. Pick your sport and team name for more background story.

BACKGROUND BONUSES

Equipment: Sports Helmet, Uniform (Sports)
Skills: Acrobatics +1, Agility +1, Athletics +1, Intimidation +1, Entertainment +1

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CONSTRUCTION WORKER

Construction workers can build or repair almost any object out of wood, concrete or other construction material.

BACKGROUND BONUSES

Equipment: Carpentry Toolkit, Hard Hat, Work Gloves
Skills: Crafting +1, Forced Entry +1, Repair +1, Salvaging +1

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CRIMINAL

Criminals come in all shapes and forms. They can range from petty crooks, street hustlers, murderers or car thieves.

BACKGROUND BONUSES

Equipment: Thieves Toolkit
Skills: Con-Artist +1, Forced Entry +1, Gambling +1, Hide +1, Lock Picking +1

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DOCTOR

General practitioners bring a wealth of medical knowledge. They can perform basic first aid, diagnose illnesses and treat various conditions.

BACKGROUND BONUSES

Equipment: First Aid Kit
Skills: Anatomy +1, First Aid +1, Medicine +1, Surgery +1, Treat Poison +1

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ESCORT

Working the streets at night taught you a few tricks that may come in handy in the wastelands.

BACKGROUND BONUSES

Advantages: Charming
Equipment: Costume (Naughty Nightwear)
Skills: Barter +1, Entertainment +1, Scrounging +1, Seduction +1

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FIREFIGHTER

Firefighters are capable of kicking in doors, fighting fires and saving lives

BACKGROUND BONUSES

Equipment: Fireman’s Axe, Fireman’s Helmet
Skills: Bladed Weapons +1, Drive +1, First Aid +1, Forced Entry +1, Salvaging +1

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HOMELESS

You have learned to survive on the streets or in the woods with little more than the clothes on your back and a keen nose for survival.

BACKGROUND BONUSES

Equipment: Hiking Boots, Pocket Knife, Sleeping Bag
Skills: Barter +1, Forced Entry +1, Hide +1, Panhandling +1, Scrounging +1, Survival +1

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JOURNALIST

As a journalist you have learned how to uncover the truth in thing by following leads and searching the NET.

BACKGROUND BONUSES

Equipment: Digital Audio Recorder, Digital Camera
Skills: Computers +1, Investigation +1, Occult +1, Social Engineering +1

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LAWYER

You worked as either an attorney, circuit lawyer or as a prosecutor and know the ins and outs of most local, state, corporate and federal laws.

BACKGROUND BONUSES

Advantages: Analytical Mind
Skills: Computers +1, Empathy +1, Intimidation +1, Investigation +1, Social Engineering +1

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MECHANIC

Over the years you have worked on many different types of vehicles and know your way around an engine. With the right tools and parts, there is nothing that you cannot repair.

BACKGROUND BONUSES

Advantages: Gearhead
Equipment: Basic Toolkit (Mechanic), Spare Parts (Mechanical) x1
Skills: Computers +1, Drive +1, Electronics +1, Repair +1,

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MILITARY

You served in one of the several branches of the armed forces and have survived one or more warzones.

BACKGROUND BONUSES

Equipment: Combat Boots, Uniform (Military, Cammo)
Skills: Firearms +1, Demolitions +1, Stealth +1, Thrown Weapons +1, Unarmed Combat +1

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MUSICIAN

Whether you were a singer or played one of a dozen different types of musical instruments, entertainment was your game. You played for money and you played for fun.

BACKGROUND BONUSES

Equipment: Musical Instrument (Choose one)
Skills: Charm +1, Entertainment +1, Musical Instrument +1, Seduction +1, Singing +1

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PILOT

As a flight instructor, military, commercial or corporate pilot you have clocked countless hours in the air. You know your way around most aircraft and can fly just about anything with wings.

BACKGROUND BONUSES

Advantages: Fast Reflexes
Equipment: Officer’s Hat
Skills: Computers +1, Drive +1, Electronics +1, First Aid +1, Mounted Combat +1, Science +1

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POLICE OFFICER

Whether you were working the beat, handing out traffic tickets or investigating crimes, you will have earned some useful skills for surviving the wastelands.

BACKGROUND BONUSES

Equipment: Light Revolver, Police Badge
Skills: Drive +1, Firearms +1, First Aid +1, Investigation +1

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POLITICIAN

You are a local or state-level political figure, you may or not have been well known outside of your area of influence but you know how to work a crowd.

BACKGROUND BONUSES

Equipment: Mark of the Beast (White)
Skills: Acting +1, Brainwashing +1, Charm +1, Gambling +1, Intimidation +1, Social Engineering +1

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PRIEST

As a former Priest, Minister or Pastor, your character will gain a deeper understanding of the evils of the world and how to protect mankind from not only chaos but from themselves.

BACKGROUND BONUSES

Advantages: Magical
Equipment: Holy Symbol, Holy Water
Skills: Empathy +1, Occult +1, Panhandling +1, Singing +1, Spellcasting +1

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RACECAR DRIVER

You can pull of some impressive feats behind the wheel of a car and can drive nearly any type of vehicle. You just want to go fast.

BACKGROUND BONUSES

Advantages: Fast Reflexes
Equipment: Driving Gloves, Sunglasses
Skills: Crafting +1, Computers +1, Drive +1, Repair +1

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SCIENTIST

Scientists come in many shapes, sizes and backgrounds, from astrophysicists to bioengineers and mad scientists. They can study and reverse engineer predark and alien technology.

BACKGROUND BONUSES

Advantages: Analytical Mind
Equipment: Science Toolkit
Skills: Computers +1, Electronics +1, Investigation +1, Robotics +1, Science +1

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