Blue Planet Players Guide contents

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This is an extended table of contents for the Blue Planet Players' Guide. You can also download this as a compressed .rtf file.

Chapter 1: Welcome to Blue Planet 4
  2199AD 5
        Box: Lesear Effect 5
  Blue Planet v2 6
    What is Blue Planet? 7
    The Game Moderator 7
    The Synergy Game System 8
      The Dice 8
      Dice Pools 8
      Target Numbers 8
      Task Rolls 8
      Making the Game your Own 8
  Poseidon: A Survival Guide 9
Chapter 2: Character Creation 25
  Concept 26
    Group Concept 26
  Power Level and Game Balance 26
        Box: Twenty Questions 27
  Characteristics 28
    Attributes 28
    Derived Attributes 28
  Character Species 28
    Human, Pure-strain 29
        Box: In the Service of Justice 29
    Human, Modified 31
    Human, Genetic Redesign 31
    Dolphin 32
    Killer Whale 32
  Modifying Attributes 33
    Point System 33
    Random System 33
  Abilities 34
    Human Abilities 34
    Modi Abilities 34
    Genie Abilities 34
    Cetacean Abilities 34
      Echolocation 34
      Environmental Sensitivity 34
  Aptitudes 37
  Skills 38
  Training Packages 39
    Custom Skills 39
    Origin Packages 40
    Background Packages 41
    Professional Packages 43
  Skill Descriptions 51
  Sample Character: Bush Pilot 58
  Sample Character: Dolphin Engineer 60
  Sample Character: Field Biologist 62
  Sample Character: Gangster 64
  Sample Character: GEO Marshal 66
  Sample Character: GEO Shock Trooper 68
  Sample Character: Native Ecoterrorist 70
  Sample Character: Orca Peacekeeper 72
  Sample Character: Silva Warden 74
  Character Development 76
    Earning Character Improvement Points 76
    Spending Character Improvement Points 76
Chapter 3: Character Profile 77
  Goal 78
  Motivation 79
  Attitude 80
  Player's Choice 80
    Features 81
  Roles 82
    Administrator 82
    Artist 83
    Civilian Pilot 83
    Doctor 84
    Ecoterrorist 85
    Freebooter 85
    Frontiersman 86
    Gangster 86
        Box: Cold Soup 87
    GEO Magistrate 88
    GEO Marshall 89
    GEO Patrol 90
    GEO Peacekeeper 91
    GEO Shock Trooper 91
    Incorporate Security 92
    Intelligence Agent 92
    Journalist 93
    Medic 93
    Mercenary 94
    Military Pilot 95
    Miner 96
    Native Healer 97
    Native Insurgent 98
    Native Patrol 98
    Native Sell-Out 99
    Opportunist 99
    Pioneer 99
    Private Investigator 100
    Prospector 100
    Sailor 101
        Box: Black Charlie 102
    Scholar 102
    Scientist 103
    Spacer 104
    Technician 104
    Thug 106
    Trader 106
    Warden 107
Chapter 4: Synergy Game System 108
  Task Resolution 109
    Skilled Tasks 109
    Aptitude 109
    Target Number 109
    Task Difficulty 109
    Unskilled Tasks 109
    Action Value 110
    Attribute Rolls 110
    Opposed Rolls 110
  Combat 110
    Action Rounds 110
    Actions 111
    Initiative 111
    Multiple Actions 111
    Holding Actions 112
  Ranged Combat 112
    Range 112
    Size 112
    Movement 112
    Cover 113
    Aiming 113
    Recoil 113
    Automatic Fire 113
  Close Combat 114
    Combat Manoeuvres 114
  Situational Modifiers 116
  Damage 116
  Wounds 117
  Damage Resolution 117
    Called Shots 118
  First Aid 118
  Special Damage 118
    Falling 119
    Explosives 119
    Burning and Electrical Shock 119
    Hypothermia 119
    Poison 119
    Suffocation and Drowning 120
  Healing and Recovery 120
  Vehicle Damage 120
Chapter 5: Hardware 122
  Technology Key 123
  Power Supplies 123
    Batteries 123
    Fuel Cells 124
  Electronics Components 125
    Access Chip 125
    Interactive Access Chip 125
    Interface Technology 125
  Computers 126
    Body Computers 126
    Dataspike 127
    Main Computers 127
  Communications 127
    Personal Communications 127
    Uplink Communicators 127
  Robotics and Remotes 128
    Robots 128
      Agricultural Robot 128
      Construction Robot 128
      Delivery Robot 128
      Domestic Robot 128
    Remotes 129
      Cetacean Remote 129
      Combat Remote 130
      Recon Remote 130
      Surveillance Remote 130
  Sensors 130
    Broad Spectrum Visor 130
    Combat HUD 130
    Digital Binoculars 131
    Hand-Held Sonar Transceiver 131
    Security Monitors 131
    Sensor Array 131
  Medical Gear 132
    Biomonitor 132
    Coagulant Pads 132
    Cold-Sleep Capusules 132
    Cerebral Cryo-Oxygenators 132
    Field Surgery Kit 133
    Standard Medical Kit 133
    Ultrasonic Hypodermic 133
    Wound Glue 134
    Drugs 134
      Antibiotics/Antivirals 134
      Anti-Shock 134
      Auntie Susie 134
      Healing Booster 135
      Pain Inhibitor 135
      Reflex Serum 135
  Life Support 136
    Artificial Gill 136
    Bacterial Life Support EVA System 136
    Diving Mask 136
    Drysuit 137
    Gill Suit 137
    Hard Suit 137
  Survival Gear 138
    Filter Mask 138
    Fire Paste 138
    Locator Beacon 138
    Portable Navigation Suite 138
    Rescue Ball 139
    Survival Guide 140
    Survival Grenade 140
    Survival Plastic 140
    Water Purifiers 140
  Personal Propulsion 141
    MHD Harness 141
    MHD Sled 141
    Manoeuvre Jets 141
  Remote Vehicle Technology 141
    Remotely Piloted Submersibles 141
  Cetacean Technologies 142
    Artificial Gill 142
    CICADA 142
    Cetacean Weapon Harness 143
    Sonic Trode 143
  Materials 143
    Bioplastic 143
      Flex Grade 143
      Foamed Plastic 144
      Industrial Grade 144
      Standard Grade 144
  Body Armour 144
    Combat Armour 144
    Combat Helmet 144
    Phototropic BDU 145
    Personal Body Armour 145
  Melee Weapons 145
    Diamond Knife 145
    Stun Gloves and Batons 145
  Firearms 146
    Handguns 146
      Concealable 146
      Large Calibre 146
      Small Calibre 146
    Stunguns 147
    Longarms 148
      Assault Rifle 148
      Hunting Rifle 148
      Shotgun 148
      Sniper Rifle 148
      Spear Gun 148
      Submachine Gun 148
    Heavy Weapons 149
      Assault Cannon 149
      Autocannon 149
      Grenade Launcher 150
      Heavy Machinegun 150
      Light Machinegun 150
      Torpedo Cannon 150
  Firearm Accessories 151
    Ammunition 151
      Armour-Piercing Rounds 151
      Explosive Rounds 151
      Flechette Rounds 151
      Standard Rounds 151
      Suppression Rounds 151
    Assault Harness 151
    Laser Designator 152
    Optics 152
      Electronic Scopes 152
      Optical Scopes 152
    Targeting Interlink 152
  Grenades 153
    Destructive Grenades 153
      Armour-Piercing Grenades 153
      Concussion Grenades 153
      Fragmentation Grenades 153
      Incendiary Grenades 153
    Suppression Grenades 153
      Adhesive Grenades 153
      Flash-Bang 153
      Nausea Grenade 153
      Sleep Grenade 153
      Smoke Grenade 153
  Vehicles 154
    Motorcycle 155
    Hovercraft 155
      APC Hovercraft 155
      Heavy Hovercraft 155
      Light Hovercraft 155
    Jumpcraft 155
      Assault Jumpcraft 156
      Cargo Jumpcraft 156
      Jumpbike 157
      Patrol Jumpcraft 157
      Utility Jumpcraft 157
    VTOL Aircraft 157
      Utility VTOL 157
      VTOL Strike Fighter 157
    Submersibles 158
      Cetacean Power Shell 159
      Submersible Interceptor 159
      Research Submersible 159
      Utility Submersible 160
    Watercraft 160
      Hydrofoil 160
      Power Ski 161
      Sailboats 161
    Vehicle Accessories 161
      Armour 161
      Auxiliary Fuel Tank 162
      Computer-Assisted Targeting System 162
      ECM Suite 162
      Ejection System 162
      Evac Pod 162
      Gunner's Turret 162
      Onboard Computer 162
      Radar Suite 162
      Security System 162
      Sonar Suite 163
      Targeting Computer 163
      VR Cockpit 163
    Guided Weapons 163
      Infantry Missile Launcher 163
      Multipurpose Anti-Vehicle Missile 163
      Torpedo 163
Chapter 6: Biotech 164
  Biotechnology 165
  Cybernetic Modification 165
    Implant Computers 166
      Implanted Calculator 166
      Implanted Microcomputer 166
      Implanted Sensory Recorder 166
      Implanted Translator 166
    Neural Jack 167
    Pain Inhibitor 167
    Programmed Reflexes 167
      Programs 168
    Sensor and Technical Cyberwear 168
      Infrared Sensors 168
      Implanted Radar 169
      Implanted Micro-Toolkit 169
      Spyware 169
    Anatomical Cyberwear 169
  Genetic Redesign 170
    Aquaforms 170
    Hybrids 171
    Spacers 173
    Transhumans 173
    Genies and Biomods 173
  Genetic Modification 173
    Medical Biomods 173
      Longevity Therapy 174
      Regeneration 174
    Metabolic Biomods 174
      Anti-Poison 174
      Improved Blood Oxygenation 174
      Mind-Job 174
      Respiratory Filter 174
      Multiglands 175
      Salt Tolerance 175
    Implanted Biomods 175
      Electro-Muscular Analogues 175
      Immunological Symbiote 175
    Sensory Biomods 176
      Amplified Hearing 176
      Echolocation 176
      Enhanced Smell 176
      Extra Sensory Perception Enhancement 176
      Telescopic Vision 177
    Full-Body Biomods 177
      Accelerated Neurons 177
      Aquaform 177
      Body Sculpting 178
      GEO Shock Trooper 178
      Hybrid 179
      Spacer 179
      Transhuman 179
Chapter 7: Future History 180
  The Athena Project 181
        Box: Prometheus II Returns 184
  The Blight 184
    Europe 185
    The Americas 187
    Africa and the Middle East 188
    Asia 189
    Antartica 190
    Earth Orbit 190
    Luna, Mars Colony, and the Asteroid Belt 190
    The Death Toll 190
    The Global Ecology Organization 190
        Box: Shooting the Hole 192
      GEO Protectorates and Independents 192
    The Incorporate States 193
  The Natives and the Abandonment 196
        Box: The Cooler 198
  Recontact 199
  The Long John Rush 200
  On the Horizon 201
Chapter 8: On the Frontier 202
  A World in Conflict 203
    The Natives 203
      Culture and Psychology 203
      The Native View 203
      Relations between Diver and Squid 205
      The Natives and Poseidon 205
      The Natives and Earth 206
      Technology 206
      Native Settlements 208
      Aquaculture and Agriculture 209
      Lifestyle 210
      Ritual and Ceremony 211
    The GEO on Poseidon 212
      Human Resources 212
      Natural Resources 212
      Science and Technology 213
      Communications 213
      Internal Security 213
      State and Internal Affairs 213
      Armed Forces 213
      Justice 214
      Trade and Industry 216
    The Incorporate States on Poseidon 216
      Anasi Systems 216
      Atlas Materials 216
      Biogene 217
        Box: Long John 217
      Dundalk Shipbuilding 218
      Gendiver 218
      Hanover Industries 220
      Hydrospan 221
      Lavender Organics 222
      MacLeod Enforcement 223
      Nippon Industrial State 224
    The Newcomers 224
      Pioneers 225
        Box: Colonial Calendar 226
      Prospectors 226
      Opportunists 227
  Cetaceans 227
      History 227
      Life on Poseidon 228
    Dolphins 229
      Anatomy and Physiology 229
      Psychology 229
      Sociology 230
      Culture 231
    Killer Whales 232
      Anatomy and Physiology 232
      Psychology 232
      Sociology 232
      Culture 233
    Technology 233
    Lifestyle 234
    Transportation 234
    Communication 234
Chapter 9: Timeline 236