Wandering Homeless

When the Gate Incident happened, it took the economy with it. Schools closed, farmers were evicted from their land, suburbs crumbled, and entire towns dried up and blew away. Many of the newly homeless banded together for protection, creating entire moving caravans of former middle-class citizens. Quickly learning the rules of the spacelanes, the newly formed Packs learned how to defend themselves against pirate gangs and government agents alike. Often depending only upon themselves, the travelling Packs have become a strange mix of self-sufficient wanderers and locust-like scavangers. Others took a very different route, wandering aimlessly among the worlds and colonies with no real direction in their lives--just peacefully living from one meal to the next.

Ironically, Drifters are some of the most well-educated people in the modern era. Decended from teachers, doctors, workers, and farmers, the Drifters can adapt to a surprising number of situations and events. Always on the lookout for migrant work and a place to set up a safe camp, the Drifter scouts often travel into the cities for needed supplies and current info. Drifters can be extremely useful to a team who knows how to employ their skills.


  • Family
  • Awareness/Notice
  • Endurance
  • Melee
  • Rifle
  • Drive or Motorcycle or Pilot
  • Basic Tech
  • Wilderness Survival
  • Brawling
  • Athletics
Family: The ability of the Drifter character to call upon the members of their extended family and friends to assist them in time of need. Be it anything from calling a tow-truck to wreaking a town, the Pack will usually back any play of a Drifter leader with a high enough Family level. This skill is based on the character's INT stat.

Antonio, Carlos & Jobin

ANTONIO: I used to fly every day.
CARLOS: We sure did.
JOBIN: I'd love to fly again, maybe as far as Saturn.
CARLOS: You liar!
ANTONIO: The biggest thing you ever flew was a crop duster.
JOBIN: Is that right? Where are we headed? Saturn?
ANTONIO: No, we're only going as far as Alva City.
JOBIN: Reminds me of the time my squadron sank the Bismarck.
ANTONIO: You old liar, that was back in WWII!
JOBIN: It was?

Antonio, Carlos & Jobin
Senile Old Men

Appledelhi Siniz Hesap Lufen

"Would you like an egg, Mackenroe? You sure? Eggs are good. As they say, power and charge. That's what's important, Macintosh. Why is it that I can't ever remember my assistant's name? Don't worry about the small things in life Macky-Mike. There's work to do, hurry up Mackin-whatever!"

Appledelhi Siniz Hesap Lufen
Travelling Geologist

[Assassin] [Combat Engineer] [Cop] [Corporate] [Cowboy]
[Detective] [Doctor] [Drifter] [Fixer] [Gambler] [Hacker]
[Model] [Musician] [Pilot] [Politician] [Reporter] [Salesman]
[Soldier] [Street-Preacher] [Syndicate] [Techie] [Thug] [Trucker]

Pilot and Detective original Character Roles for Cyberpunk by Jon Schow, used with permission.

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