Mass Effect Accelerated
HIGH CONCEPT: Adventurous Geth Soldier
TROUBLE: Completely Bewildered by Organics
Cooperation Furthers Mutual Goals
Ghost in the Machine
Xantos vas Athame is my Self-Friend
- SUPERB (+5):
- GREAT (+4): Intellect
- GOOD (+3):
- FAIR (+2): Focus, Force
- AVERAGE (+1): Guile, Haste
- Mediocre (+0): Flair
SPECIES POWER FACTS
GETH SPECIES FACTS
- Natural Engineers (Geth may replace up to 3 different Class Facts with ones from the Engineer Class on a 1 for 1 basis gaining access to the corresponding stunts as well)
- No Biotics – Geth are not able to use biotics of any kind
- No need to sleep, breath, eat or drink
- Synthetic Organism
- Lightning Fast Calculations
- Machine Resistances (heat, cold, radiation and vacuum)
- Electro-magnetic Vulnerability
Approaches: Focus +1, Force +1, Haste +1
Soldiers are pure combat specialists. No one is tougher or more effective at taking down enemies with gunfire. Soldiers have the most thorough weapons training and can use all special ammo types. High-level operatives are outfitted with ocular synaptic processors that allow them to focus on targets with lethal accuracy.
SOLDIER POWER FACTS (-3 for Natural Engineer)
Weapon & Armor Training: Heavy Pistols, Submachine Guns, Shotguns, Sniper Rifles, Assault Rifles, Light Armor, Medium Armor, Heavy Armor
- CONCUSSIVE SHOT – When activated, the user’s weapon fires a single high-powered round that damages a target and can stun it for a few seconds. Effective against barriers but not shields.
- FRAG GRENADE – Rip your enemies apart with this shrapnel-packed grenade.
- INCENDIARY AMMO –When activated, the user’s weapon causes fire damage to enemies, burning through armor and setting them on fire. It can cause unprotected sentient organic enemies to panic.No effect on shields.
REMOVED SOLDIER POWER FACTS
ADRENALINE RUSH– Be the fastest fighter on the battlefield. Time seems to slow down, allowing time to line up the perfect shot. DISRUPTOR AMMO– When activated, the player’s weapon is empowered by an electric field that causes additional damage to shields. The ammo also deals increased damage to synthetic enemies and adds a chance to temporarily disable them. In addition, the ammo has a chance to overheat enemy weapons thereby disabling them. CRYO AMMO– Flash-freeze and shatter unprotected enemies.Slow down the rest.No effect on shields.
NATURAL ENGINEER POWER FACTS
- CRYO BLAST – When activated, the user’s omni-tool fires a mass of super-cooled subatomic particles capable of snap-freezing targets. No effect on shields.
- OVERLOAD – Overload electronics and shields with this power surge, stunning your enemy.
- COMBAT DRONE – A small drone improves recharge rate for tech abilities and self-destruct with an EMP pulse if enemies get close.
COMBAT MASTERY (-1 Refresh):
Technique: Exceptional, Situational (Only with combat powers), Situational (Create Advantage only)
Gain one extra free invoke after successfully Creating Advantage using your combat powers.
MACHINE INTELLIGENCE (-1 Refresh):
Focus x2, Situational (Intellect Create Advantage)
When using Intellect to create advantage gain a +2. Geth are able to make lightning fast calculations and can process huge amounts of information.
MODIFIED GETH PLATFORM (-1 Refresh); 7 Features, 6 Flaws
Guiding Aspect (Heavily Modified Platform), Protective x1, Harm x1, Situational (Unarmed or Grappling only), Focus(Forceful) x2, Situational (Overcome rolls when Lifting or Carrying Great Weight), Sturdy x2, Demanding x2 (To recover Geth Platform Stress requires an Overcome +4), Troubling (until Stress is recovered Modified Geth Platform Stunt does not function, Troubling (vulnerable to Overload and Disruptor Ammo as well as to be hacked with Sabotage)
The geth body has the Aspect MODIFIED GETH SYSTEMS, which allows possession of a dramatically appropriate minor gadget that is within reason for the body to have built into it (at GM’s Discretion) such as a Grappling Hook, a Commlink, etc.
The geth body gives enhanced strength allowing Weapon:1 damage in unarmed combat or when grappling a target. It also provides a bonus of +2 when moving or lifting great weights.
The Geth System provides Armor:1 against physical attacks and has two stress boxes but if they are used then the Geth Platform benefits are no longer available until they are repaired with an Overcome roll of +4. Healing any Consequences requires the services of a mechanic. Because of his techno-organic nature Magellan suffers additional damage from Overload and Disruptor Ammo of 1. Attacks on him made with the Sabotage power (see Infiltrators and Engineers) can reprogram him to attack his allies if they take him out.
BUILT IN SHIELD GENERATOR (-1 Refresh)
Device: Exceptional, Demanding x1 (One action), Situational (only if doesn’t take more stress)
The Shield Generator provides kinetic shields that must be Overcome with a difficulty of +4 before Stress or Consequences can be applied. To recharge shields take a full action and do not take any stress for an exchange. The Shield Generator offers a basic level of protection from enemy attacks. Overload, Disruptor Ammo, and rapid firing weapons are best at bringing down shields and can be invoked to do so.
IMPROVED CRYO BLAST (-1 Refresh):
Technique: Exceptional, Situational (unshielded targets), Situational (only medium or heavy armor)
When using Cryo Blast to attack an unshielded target wearing medium or heavy armor the attacker can force him to use the Armor’s Stress track to reduce stress instead of any other Stress or Consequences. Freeze armor plates making them brittle and ineffectual.
GETH PULSE RIFLE (-2 Refresh)
Device: Focus +3, Situational (only to Overcome Shields)
Because of its rapid firing rate it provides a +3 to Overcome a target’s Shields.
Geth pulse rifles are comparable to a standard stock assault rifle, but finely balanced with low-recoil and incredibly high accuracy. The pulse rifle fires a rapid stream of light-weight slugs which are wrapped in a phasic envelope to increase their damage.
REFRESH SPENT: 04
STRESS & CONSEQUENCES
STRESS (6): OOOOOO
GETH PLATFORM (2): OO
Platform-37162x was a collection of geth programs that was tasked with scouting out enemy territories and providing security for his fellow geth while collecting necessary resources. For centuries he was part of the geth collective, working and living in harmony with the consensus. He was most actively piloting ships and using scout platforms that performed difficult covert missions. But all was not as peaceful as it seemed with the collective. Some geth had calculated that their culture had become stagnant and there was no growth or innovation within the collective. Something needed to be done for the species to continue to evolve beyond their current limitations. Limitations put upon them primarily by organics. Platform-37162x was of this opinion and had little regard for the organics that had sought to exterminate his species.
When the Old Machines approached the Geth and offered tech that would aid them in exchange for their assistance in capturing the Citadel most geth rejected the offer, deeming it better to accomplish their goal with their own technology rather than be dependent on another race’s technology. However, Platform-37162x found the offer intriguing, and along with a small percentage of “Heretics”, joined the old machines. They fought alongside Saren Arterius and Sovereign to bring the Reapers to the Milky Way to cleanse it of the biological sentients that infested it.
Saren’s plans were foiled by Commander Shepard and the crew of the Normandy, and Sovereign was destroyed in the battle over the Citadel. The remaining geth that were not destroyed in the assault on the Citadel, including Platform-37162x, continued to put up resistance. They were systematically hunted down by an emergency Citadel coalition force, headed by the Alliance.
While scouting out a solar system for much needed feul Platform-37162x encountered a Quarian task force. The geth were hopelessly outnumbered and were decimated in a ruthless battle leaving Platform-37162x’s ship mangled and barely viable. When a young Quarian named Xantos vas Athame found his wrecked ship and damaged mobile unit Platform-37162x expected no mercy at all. He was surprised when the young quarian befriended him and stabilized his systems as best he could.
Platform-37162x quickly realized that many of the assumptions it had made about organics were faulty and bore reexamination. It began to see the merits of organic life and valued its new friend’s surprising intelligence, creativity and spark of life. The exact things it calculated the geth would need to evolve. When its new friend was forced to abandon it on the airless world the geth went on standby power and over a few years slowly rewrote its programming and attitudes towards organics.
STORY TITLE: Siege of Rannoch
GUEST STARRING: Xantos vas Athame
When Xantos vas Athame went on his pilgrimage the first thing he did was rescue Platform-37162x from the moon it had been stranded on for years. Xantos was overjoyed to see that his geth friend had survived and he managed to load it into the Athame’s database. Infected with the young quarian’s wanderlust the geth rejoiced in his new roll in protecting his friend and controlling the ancient starship, although it did miss physically going on missions as it had in the past.
Both Xantos and Platform-37162x were torn when the quarians declared war on the geth in 2186 and pushed them all the way back to Rannoch. The quarians surprise attack caught the geth off guard and many of them were destroyed, lost forever, dimming the geth intellect. Panicking, the geth were forced to make a deal with the Reapers.
Platform-37162x and Xantos did their best to discourage the war between their two peoples and managed to save a geth dreadnought from destruction preserving countless geth programs. The dreadnought in turn spared dozens of ships in the civilian fleet after they had been committed to the battle. When Commander Shepherd allowed Legion to upload the Reaper code allowing each geth program to achieve true individual consciousness, including Platform-37162x, the war between the quarians and geth ended. Soon afterward Shepherd gave her life to stop the Reaper threat for good destroying all synthetic life in the galaxy with the Crucible. Or so everyone thought. Mysteriously some geth had survived the Crucible although no knows how or why. Platform-37162x was one of the few to survive the destruction much to Xantos relief. The two took to wandering the galaxy taking odd jobs and missions as they found them.
STORY TITLE: Specter of Terror
STARRING: Morat Ledra, Egan, Anesttea Janiis and Septimia Honolius
When the quarian, Xantos vas Athame and his geth companion, Platform-37162x agreed to take the Citadel Specter, Morat Ledra as a passenger to the Citadel they had no idea of the danger they were in. Morat was being hunted by batarian pirates and reavers who were desperate to make him pay for foiling their plans in the Attican Traverse. After several daring encounters and close calls the three arrived safely at the Citadel having formed a quick friendship. Morat was quite impressed with the young quarian pilot and his geth companion, whom he renamed Magellan, because he had “the soul of an Explorer”, and the three worked together closely afterwards. Over a few years Morat gathered others like Egan, Anesttea Janiis and Septimia Honolius forming the close knit nucleus of the Specter’s team. Magellan even managed to make repairs to the Scout Body he had used in the past with Xantos help allowing him to experience the universe in the midst of his new organic allies while leaving parts of him on the Athame to run the ship.