So first of all, I know that Lower Decks isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, so please, just remember, if you don’t like it, you can click away. I 100% understand that it is not everyone’s cup of tea, and it probably isn’t even considered canon (in the latest episode, they mentioned the Infinite Vulcan, which is a TAS episode, so I guess it is guaranteed not canon, so . . . hurrah?) But that doesn’t mean we can’t have fun with it. So I thought, if people wanted to, we could post our ideas for for characters and ideas for a fan expansion for Lower Decks? Or we could just dink around with it? I posed an idea for the California Class in another thread, but, well, I went through the core book and came up with a pretty decent rendition of one of the main Characters: Bradward Boimler. His stats are below, along with my reasoning for them. Keep in mind, we are only 8 episodes in, so we might figure something else that could change this, but, well, this is what I have so far.
I know someone else has done write ups for them, but those are still in development and . . . well they haven’t seem to have been updated in a while.
Ensign Bradward Boilmler (Human)
-Spirit of Discovery (Of the two Human traits, this seemed more ‘Brad’ than Resolute)
-Untapped Potential (Has to take this as a young officer)
-Starship Expert (Brad seems EXTREMELY knowledgeable about different Starships, even capable of mimicking the ‘hum’ of their warp drives at different warp speeds.)
-Technical Expertise (There were many I could have chosen from, but I assume that Brad does his best when he is consulting the rulebook and following things to the letter of Starfleet protocol.)
-From a Utopia (Brad is from Madesto California, and Earth is repeatedly called a ‘paradise’ on Star Trek. A lot of Brad’s Nievite seems to stem from the fact he grew up not knowing hardship.)
-Plays by the Rules (I mean, this defines Brad’s character.)
-“We are Starfleet, we can do anything!" (He says this several times IIRC)
-Lower Deckers stick together (This value represents his bond with Beckett, Ruthaford, and Tendi)
Control:10 Daring:7 Fitness:10 Insight:8 Presence:10 Reason:11
(I mean, this Brad is more competent than normal Brad, but here we see he’s smart and has decent control, but he isn’t daring at all, and has poor insight. He normally doesn’t have great presence, but when he plays to his strengths he can deliver a great speech or two.)
Command:3 Conn:4 Engineering:3 Security:3 Science:2 Medicine: 1
(So I decided to make him a Conn officer. He seems pretty bad at Commanding anyone to do anything, and he’s in command division, so that leaves Conn. He also is seen piloting a shuttle in episode 2, and in episode 8 his battlestation was CONN officer, so I’m guessing he’s at least decent at it. He also does decent at fighting off aliens in the episode ‘Buffer time.’ and he is seen doing a LOT of maitenance, so his security and engineering disciplines are decent.
-Inspiring Speeches (In both Episode 3 and 8 his inspiring speeches end up ‘saving the day’ sort of)
-Starfleet Protocol (I mean, he basically lives starfleet protocol. He hates breaking the rules.)
-Shuttlecraft (Of the two times we have seen him pilot, he was much more competent on the shuttle. Also we see him repairing a shuttle in episode 8. Look, I had to stretch for some of these Focuses)
-Routine Maitenance (Not only is this basically all he does, but he LIKES it . . . a lot, as seen in episode 3)
-Starfleet Trivia (He is basically always spouting off Starfleet Trivia. He even knows about Roga Denar!)
-Cultural Studies (He mentions that he’s studied many different alien cultures and learned about them.)
Stress: 12, Bonus damage 3,
Department: Command (Conn)
Character Creation Walkthrough.
Human->Homeworld (Modesto California)->Starfleet(I mean, we can’t be sure, but it seems like a decent guess) ->Command Track (He’s a Red Shirt)-> Young Officer (He’s young and naieve . . . check)->First (Second) Contact (Episode 1) ->Special Commendation (Boimler Effect)(Episode 3)