Harry Longenburger

Status: Inactive
System: D20 Modern and Heroes Unlimited

Harry was my first character who ended up being made for two systems. He started out as a D20 Modern character, for an Urban Arcana campaign. He was later converted to Palladium for a Nightbane game; I'd used the Heroes Unlimited build for him, eschewing the various classes in favor of a more generic build.

Neither game lasted very long. The D20 Modern game had a good start, but conflicts between the GM and the one player whose character did not mesh with the rest of the party led to it imploding.

The Nightbane game actually lasted longer; however, as he was the only non-Nightbane in the game - mainly due to his age and the GM's assigning Nightbane, magic, and psionic traits almost at random - he did sort of become the outsider. He was also older than most of the other characters by about a decade. My own schedule at the time certainly didn't help, I'm sure.

I'm not sure if I'll play Harry again at any point. It'd have to be a suitable game and/or party, not to mention that as I'm drifting away from class-based systems I'd be converting him - again - to another system (likely Tri-Stat dX, GURPS, or White Wolf's World of Darkness).

D20 Modern verson
Palladium version

Harry Longenburger (D20 Modern version)

Class: Fast Hero
Level: 1
XP: 300
Needed: 1000

Gender: Male
From: Moved around a lot
Age: 27
Height: 5' 5"
Weight: 155 lbs
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Brown, worn in a military cut
Skin: Tanned

Physical Description:
Harry is a 5' 5" tall man with an athletic build, wearing a set of denim coveralls and a leather aviator's jacket. His hair is cut in a short, marine cut. What looks like a ratchet screwdriver is dangling from his belt.
Harry Longenberger comes from a line of military pilots who have flown in the armed forces since WWI. His father flew F-15s during the '70s and '80s, his grandfather flew B-19s in WWII, and his great-grandfather reportedly flew Sopwith Camels during WWI. He grew up as a military brat, shuffled from base to base depending on his father's assignment. It strained his relations with his father when he opted to go to West Point rather than the Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs, until he came home after graduation four years later with his gold bar and his wings, indicating that he was, indeed, a pilot rather than a ground-pounder.
Harry had been interested in helicopters since he was ten, amazed at a helicopter's ability to hover in the air. So his studies at West Point focussed on becoming a helicopter pilot. He's qualified to fly the UH-1N Huey, the UH-60 Blackhawk, and AH-64 Apache helicopters, as well as several civilian models. He also learned how to repair them when they needed repairing, often hanging around the hangars while off-duty to learn from the techs.
Harry had a problem, however. He tended to think little of those serving as Infantry -- a holdover from growing up Air Force, he claims -- and tended to say the wrong thing at the wrong time to more experienced NCOs and officers. As such, the Army was content to keep him where he was, only giving him a silver bar instead of a gold one after two years (promoted to first lieutenant) as he was the oldest second lieutenant in the service. After another two years, Harry noticed people getting promoted to Captain ahead of him. After mouthing off about it to his Company Commander, who basically told Harry that his mouth was preventing his promotions, Harry started putting out feelers for the private sector.
After a total of four years as a lieutenant in the Army, Harry resigned his commission when a national realty company grew interested in hiring him to fly their executive helicopter. Seeing this as a chance to remain flying outside the service, he eagerly signed on.
Harry currently lives in a small two-bedroom apartment with a fellow pilot for a national airline, and is dating a stewardess who works for said airline. Well, "dating" isn't the right term, as their relationship is purely sexual. He believes in being self-sufficient, and has learned his way around the kitchen enough to survive on more than hot dogs and frozen pizza. When he does go out to eat, he prefers to hit family diners or local bars, avoiding fast food. His taste in music tends to be more classic rock and power rock, feeling that "most rock older than '66 is too mellow, and most after '94 is just someone screaming into the mic with someone hitting one chord repeatedly behind him. And pop is just annoying." His collection does include some Britney Spears, Mariah Carey, and Christina Aguilera because "they're easy on the eyes".

Alignment: Lawful Neutral
Occupation: Military

Str: 10 +0
Dex: 15 +2
Con: 14 +2
Int: 15 +2
Wis: 13 +1
Cha: 7 -2
HP: 10
Defense: 10, +3 class bonus, +2 Dex, +3 armor; 18 total
Speed: 30 ft
Hit Die: d8
Action Points: 5
Wealth: +2

Light: 33 lbs
Medium: 66 lbs
Heavy: 100 lbs
Simple Weapon Proficiency
Aircraft Operation: Helicopters
Vehicle Expert
Personal Firearms Proficiency
Skills: Ranks Ability Ability
Computer Use (cc) 2 Int +2 -- -- +4
Craft (mechanical) 4 Int +2 -- -- +6
Demolitions (cc) 1 Int +2 -- -- +3
Knowledge (tactics) 4 Int +2 -- -- +6
Pilot 4 Dex +2 -- +3 +9
Profession (Pilot) 2 Wis +1 -- -- +3
Repair (cc) 2 Int +2 -- -- +4
Spot (cc) 2 Wis +1 -- -- +3
Base Attack: +0
Melee Attack: +0
Ranged Attack: +2
Init: +2
Fortitude Save: +0 base, +2 Con; +2 total
Reflex Save: +1 base, +2 Dex; +3 total
Will Save: +0 base, +1 Wis; +1 total
Casual Outfits, x10
Business Outfit
Tool Belt
Hip Holster
Handgun Permit
Cell Phone
Electronic Organizer
Day Pack
Duct Tape, 2 rolls
Binoculars, standard
Fire Extinguisher
Multipurpose Tool
Mechanical Tool Kit, Basic
Mechanical Took Kit, Deluxe
Leather Aviator's Jacket
Defense Bonus: +1
Max Dex: +8
Armor Check Penalty: +0
Speed: 30 ft.
Weight: 4 lbs.

Leather Armor
Defense Bonus: +2
Max Dex: +6
Armor Check Penalty: +0
Speed: 30 ft.
Weight: 15 lbs.
Combat Knife
Damage: 1d4
Critical: 19-20/x2
Type: Piercing
Weight: 1 lb.

Pair of Katars
Damage: 1d4
Critical: x3
Type: Piercing
Weight: 2 lbs.

Heavy Mace
Damage: 1d8
Critical: 2
Type: Bludgeoning
Weight: 12 lbs.

Colt M1911 .45 cal
Damage: 2d6+2
Critical: x2
Type: Ballistic
Range Increment: 30 ft.
Max Range: 300 ft.
Wt: 3 lbs.
Payload: 7 rnd box mag
Ammo: 3 mags w/ 7 rounds; Box of 50 rounds
Ford F-150
Crew: 1
Pass: 2
Cargo: 1,700
Init: -2
Maneuver: -2
Top Speed: 175 (17)
Defense: 8
Hardness: 5
Hit Points: 36
Size: H

Harry Longenburger (Palladium version)

Education Level: Bachelor's Degree
Power Category: Latent Psionic
Level: 3
Exp: 4,240
Needed: 8,480

Alignment: Scrupulous with Unprincipled tendencies

IQ: 15 Perception: +1
ME: 13
MA: 7
PS: 10 Lift: 200 lbs. Carry: 100 lbs.
PP: 15
PE: 15
PB: 10
Spd: 20 Run: ft/min: 1,200 ft/melee: 300 ft/action: 75
HP: 26
SDC: 36
PPE: 2
ISP: 29

Checking: $6,000
Savings: $7,000

Psionic Powers:
Automatic Skills:
Pilot Automobile: 66%
Basic Math: 55%
Language: English: 85%
Literacy: Native: 80%
Scholastic Skills:
Basic Military Program:
Hand to Hand: Expert (upgraded from Basic with a Secondary)
Ranged Combat: Infantry (due to military background)
Climbing: 70%/60%
Military Etiquette: 65%
Radio: Basic: 75%
WP: Assault Rifle
Pilot: Advanced Program:
Navigation: 80%
Read Sensory Equipment: 60%
Weapon Systems: 70%
Pilot: Airplane: 78%
Pilot: Motorcycle: 88%
Pilot: Helicopter: 65%
Pilot: Tanks & APCs: 64%
Vehicle Mechanics Program:
Automotive Mechanics: 55%
Aircraft Mechanics: 55%
Basic Electronics: 60%
Helicopter Mechanics: 60%/50%
Communications Program:
Radio: Scrambler: 65%
Radio: Satellite: 55%
Secondary Skills:
Computer Operation: 50%
Cook: 45%
First Aid: 55%
Language: Arabic: 60%
Language: Hindi: 60%
Language: Spanish: 60%
Strategy/Tactics: 40%
WP: Automatic Pistol
WP: Revolver
Combat Bonuses:
Attacks/Melee: 4
Initiative: +2
Strike: +2
Parry: +3
Dodge: +3
Roll w/ Impact: +2
Pull Punch: +2
Punch: 1d4
Kick: 2d4
Body Block/Tackle: 1d4
Ranged Combat Bonuses:
Attacks/Melee: 4
Initiative: +2
w/ Revolver: +4 aimed
w/ AutoPistol: +3 aimed, +1 burst
w/ Assault Rifle: +3 aimed, +1 burst
Burst Damage Multipliers:
Short: x2
Medium/Half Melee: x3
Long/Full Melee: x4
Imposed Dodge Penalties:
Conventional: -1
High-Tech: -2
Pistol Butt: punch+1d4
Rifle Butt: punch+1d6
Casual Outfits, x10
Business Outfit
Tool Belt
Hip Holster
Handgun Permit
Cell Phone
Electronic Organizer
Day Pack
Duct Tape, 2 rolls
Binoculars, standard
Fire Extinguisher, portable
Multipurpose Tool
Mechanical Tool Kit, Basic
Mechanical Took Kit, Deluxe
Leather Aviator's Jacket
Combat Knife
Damage: 1d6 SDC

Glock 21
Cartridge: .45 ACP
Damage: 5d6
PV: 4 (may break bone)
Range: 165 ft.
Rate of Fire: Single shot only
Feed: 15 round detachable box mag
Ammo: 6 clips regular ammo

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