The Banzai Institute - Houston Branch
Medical Researcher and Martial Artist
High Concept: Beautiful Scientific Genius
Trouble: Women should not be taken advantage of
Aspect 1: Exchange Student to China
Aspect 2: Willing to do whatever it takes to succeed
Aspect 3: I can take care of myself
- Great (+4): Fists, Science
- Good (+3): Arts, Discipline
- Fair (+2): Rapport, Athletics
- Avg (+1): Drive, Deceit
Martial Arts [Fists]
Your training in the martial practices of the Far East have honed your abilities with your Fists into a finely disciplined form that is part combat skill, part art form. This gives you an acute insight into the means and methods of barehanded warfare.
You may use your Fists skill to study an opponent by engaging him and testing his defenses with your own martial techniques. You must do this as a full action during an exchange. Your target must defend against this action, which is essentially a maneuver, with his Fists skill.
If you succeed, you have gained insight to your target’s fighting techniques, and may place an aspect on the target, as with a successful maneuver. Whenever you tag this aspect, you gain an additional +1 to your roll, for a total of +3 instead of the normal tagging bonus of +2.
Forensic Medicine [Science]
Your skill with Science gives you a distinct insight into certain kinds of investigations. When appropriate, you may use your Science skill instead of Investigation, particularly when the subject involves medical evidence. If the GM believes that you would normally roll Science for such an effort (such as performing an autopsy) then you get a +2 on the Science roll to succeed with the investigation.
Your focus is on aircraft, not cars. Gain +1 to your Driving when piloting an aircraft; choose a specific kind that you’re best with ( helicopters, jet airliners , personal aircraft) for an additional +1 when steering that type.
Fashion Sense [Art]
The artist has a way about dressing and how to present himself. He always seems to be able to select the correct dress for the occasion, whether it’s a formal dinner, a rock concert, or a baseball game, even if given only a short time to get ready. When using any social skill [Contacts, Deceit, Empathy, Persuasion, and Rapport] where appearance could matter (almost all of them) he may automatically complement the effort with his Art skill – this is particularly potent when using Rapport, and in such a case grants an additional +1 bonus regardless of the skill level.
Extra:Cessna Skylane Airplane
Dr. Indra Cheng Mastin, PhD., was born on November 11, 1974 in Oklahoma City. Her parents are Richard and Yen-Jen Mastin of Chickasha Oklahoma. She was an adapt student in school, finishing second in her class at Chickasha high school. From there she attend Oklahoma State University and majored in Biochemistry. She then proceeded on to Stanford where she received a Masters in Biochemistry. Her education was completed at Carnegie Mellon where she studied biological response to various external stimuli under Dr. Franklin Gould.
Dr. Mastin speaks fluent Chinese and has published some of her 29 papers in that language. Her current research interest is in the use of transdermal compounds to supply oxygen to a human.
She is an accomplished pilot and frequently spends time with her mother in Chickasha or her brother in the Bay area. She likes opera, singing, dancing, and Star Trek. She currently resides at the Banzai Institute near Houston.