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Going through Traveller character creation like.
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In reality it be like
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Dannel Jerkson has never been one to lack confidence in his abilities and this is evident throughout all the events in his life. He's a highly intelligent and well educated anthropologist who, surprisingly given his field, lacks any understanding of his social demeanour.

Dannel's mother and father died when he was young leaving him to be raised by his family friend and mentor, Catherine. As a widow herself, she was did her best to support Dannel's lust for knowledge but relied heavily on scholarship funds to get him the education he craved.
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After graduating early from high school at 14 he attempted to enter one of the most competitive universities in the system. Despite his excellent score on paper his hubris had him fail the interview for the scholarship he required. This hard-hitting truth didn't have much effect on his ego but did force him to enlist in the next best profession he could - an explorer for the Scouts.

During his time as an explorer Dannel suffered a mishap and was forced to flee his ship. During his long and hard trip back to the nearest Scout station he encountered many people - some of which didn't take too well to his over-confidence. While he may have returned a wealthy man, the people he double-crossed on his journey home don't think too much of him.
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Armed with the funds he needed to enrol in university Dannel no longer needed to be liked in order to get what he wanted. He graduated top of his class, but not without creating a few rivals along the way. In true Dannel style he made wild assertions in his thesis that many of his peers and lecturers disagreed with. Even though our race had journeyed to the stars long ago, there was still no supporting evidence for ancient monuments being landing pads for distant and meddling aliens.

Unperturbed by his rivalries, Dannel spent the years following his training journeying throughout known space. He visited many cultures and learned many things about them. Oddly the more he learned the more he could support his ego - now he's not just sure her's correct but able to prove it. That makes him even more grating than before.
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Despite his difficult character, Dannel managed to find a lovers on many of the worlds he visited. Some now see him as others do, but one still loves him dearly. His wife, Sherry, is the one person who can see through his ego. This makes her his closest ally and his greatest weakness. (edited)
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havent finished writing Iosef Chevenko's backstory but in a nutshell.
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We're going to get along brilliantly, and by brilliantly, I mean your character will hate me.
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Chevenko got a big russian heart full of big communist love, just dont mention Orbital Strikes and your fine.
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I no doubt have opinions on communism that are clearly correct because I'm correct.
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yeah nah your characters getting shanked at night
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Michael Shanked?
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no just regular shanked
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huh well
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I'll end up doing something that makes you love me but I'll be too oblivious to realise it happened and just think it is because I was right all along.
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Well we just need to find out what @Ghost448 character is and then we'll make assumptions on how fucked the party is
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Mate, we're gonna be a huge success. I know it.
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I mean i can shoot and lead really well so on that front we are fine
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I can explore and think real hard while dabbling in electronics.
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so we have two smarty pants in the party
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@Mini_Jebus has pretty high EDU
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We'll see whether he's really as smart as he says.
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man, your character sounds like an arse
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he's endearing in his own special way
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Most likely going to get shot for being a smartass to the wrong person
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That's where his skill in diplomacy comes in. He's a judgemental and egotistical ass that knows how to make people do what he wants.
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No point being right all the time if you can't make others accept it.
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Yeah my dudes got high EDU and INT, but hes shit at everything else. Thats why im gonna make a robot eventually xD
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Robots don't have feelings so you'll get along with Dannel just fine. He'll probably just see you as a tool though.
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Ahh, an autist? I mean, I spent all my money on tools and im specialized in mechanics and enginering soooo
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Ahh a glorified tradie
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nahnahnah, a glorified nerd
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That's not what Dr. Jerkson thinks.
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Idgaf what 'Dr' Jerkson thinks
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That will inevitably make you wrong.
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That will inevitably get Jerkson shot
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Nah, you forget the diplomat part. Just you wait. You thought savage blaknite was savage.
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m8, i got 11 INT, i can see through you
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I don't think Jerkson actually cares about your numbers. (edited)
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Well i dont think Jerkson realises just how many potential torture tools Greyson has
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But y'know, if you prove yourself to have some kind of use, or be an intellectual equal he'll respect you for being wrong.
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Well seeing as he can keep the ship running, I'd say Greyson has a use
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Yeah, like I said, glorified tradie.
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Says the...........what even does Jerkson do
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Not much really, he's an anthropologist.
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That's the beauty of it all
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>an autistic anthropologist
xD
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You remember what I said yesterday right?
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Nah wasnt on then
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Yeah you were, it was something about a comment about autism, and me calling you on it.
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Oh right that part. What, its a common trait/stereotype that autists arent good with people, and your dude studies people
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It is, but what we're seeing here is the latest 'fad' in joke-based insults. Last week it was 'gay', this week it's 'autist'. Let's move on from that.
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or is it insult-based jokes?
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I'm not meaning it like that, I mean cause your description literally describes him to be autistic
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I can agree with that but we could have said that in a way that's not perpetuating the latest insult-based joke.
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ok..........an anthropologist with autism?
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if you must :/
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I was just laughing at the irony, it wasnt insulting anyone, theres no other name for it, whats the issue with it?
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'autist' has never been a term to describe anyone with autism outside the internet, and the real-world culture of those using it, for jokes and/or insults. If that wasn't your intention, we'll call it a misunderstanding and move on.
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Ok, i understand what you mean now, and i didnt mean it like that. btw i didnt say autist, i said autistic which is actually used as a term
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I ignored it the first time :P
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oh shit i did the first time. i was focused on when i did the >. Ok, fair, and i didnt mean it as an insult, i meant to say it as a fact of oh he has autism?
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Moving on. Yes, one could describe Dr. Jerkson as having autism but it wasn't by design. I know plenty of people with egos like his that probably don't.
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Just wait til you see him in action and you'll get what I mean
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Yeah but combined with the lack of social skills and high intelligence, its like the base recipe for it
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oh he's got social skills
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he has a lady on every planet
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Daaamn, Jerkson's a slayer
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He's just always right and never sees anyone his equal. He's INTJ personality to the extreme.
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Jerkson also seems like a pompous dick, and Grayson is a prideful guy, so this wont end well
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I'm looking foward to the arguements. @Prophecy when are you planning to do this?
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Tonight, 9:30 my time was the plan iirc
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Jerkson's probably fine if Grayson is rational.
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oh sweet 10 PM for me, thats the perfect time
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It's my character, you actually think i'll be rational?
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This is going to be a problem
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I know, it's gonna be fun
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I have a story to post on the way home where I'll be logging each sessions events from Dannel's perspective.
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hahaha nice
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@Prophecy waiting on you so I can create my character
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Are you ready for this?
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please no
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Jesus Christ no.
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Oh fuck no. BAN!
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What do you guys reckon, but seeing as last night was so uneventful, shall we actually begin the game this weekend?
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No can do weekends, I do things away from my computer.
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You mean you have a life? Fucking NEEEEeeeerrrrRD
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pretty much yeah
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