Time for me to start putting some actual stats to figures I plan on playing with. I'll get to make up some characters in the process. Win win win...win! Commentary follows.
G.I. Joe Trooper
Code Name: Anthem
Primary Military Specialty: Infantry
Secondary Military Specialty: Psychological Operations
Background: Musician *
12(+1) 14(+2) 12(+1) 16(+3) 13(+1) 17(+3)
Skills: Performance, Persuasion, Computers, Perception, Deception
Tools: Guitar, Audio Equipment, Land Vehicles, Electronics
Saves: Strength, Constitution
Weapons: Simple weapons, handguns, two-handed small arms, heavy weapons, super heavy weapons
Armor: All armor, shields
Specialty: Communication Interference ***
He caught the eye of his commanders by excelling at virtually every test and exercise thrown at him, and when his skill in music and guitar electronics was discovered, Anthem was immediately placed in training under Kenneth Rich (aka Psyche-Out) on a rather mysterious Psy-Ops team residing at his base. He was recruited to the Joes soon after, taking the moniker of his former band as a code name.
* I don't even really have a specific Musician background design in mind here; just tried to give Anthem an appropriate number of proficiencies and a fitting feature. Will expand on this soon...?
** I find this very difficult to word appropriately for some reason.
*** Is this a thing? Not really sure. Seems like it could be in my Joe universe, though.
Some additional notes...!
The figure for Anthem is a Super7 ReAction Figure, a toy line of which I have grown from enthusiastic observer to have to watch my habits or I'm going to spend too much money on them.
Unfortunately, this is a case where the limited articulation of the retro line hinders it a bit. I like the look of him holding Psyche-Out's pistol and a radio, but I don't feel as good about him holding the rifle he came with. Maybe the 5 POA thing will grow on me as I play with them.
Also worth noting...I got this from Entertainment Earth for a really good price as something to tack onto the purchase of a larger item. EE is apparently known for their commitment to delivering well-packaged items with the toy packaging in great condition...they seem to have trademarked the term Mint Condition Guarantee, for what it's worth.
And I gotta say, based upon this first purchase from them, it looks like they do an excellent job at it. I almost feel bad that I "took" one in such good condition and opened it up anyway...
All right, until next time...Yo Joe, and enjoy your weekend!