Humanity is a technological species and despite its losses in the Burn, there remains generation’s worth of leftover technology that is being repaired, repurposed, dismantled and maintained. The guardians of this technology are the Mechanics.
Some Mechanics may have in intimate knowledge of the science behind the things they do, others have simply learned by rote how to put together certain devices. Either way and at every point in between most settlements will have a Mechanic or two keeping the place running. Others might be tasked with equipping soldiers, constructing for trade or maintaining a settlements tools.
|Skill||IC Description||OC Effect|
|Repair Armour/Close Combat Weapon (Use Forge)||"A man is only as good as the tools he carries... and I can fix them for you as well!"||This skill allows the Mechanic to identify the raw materials needed to repair armour or close combat weaponry , and carry out those repairs once the raw materials are provided.|
|Repair/Build Item||"This machine will change and revolutionise the way we feed our families... either that or it'll make one hell of a coffee maker!"||This skill allows the Mechanic to identify the raw materials needed to repair any device not listed by another skill once the raw materials are provided. This also allows you to construct new items that have been designed using the Scientist skill.|
|Craft Ammunition||"It's not the one bullet with my name on that worries me... it's the thousands out there with 'to whom this may concern' that do..."||This skill allows the Mechanic to identify the raw materials needed to fabricate ammunition. This includes special types of ammunition, once the raw materials are provided.|
Mechanics make the skeleton of settlements; without them everything eventually breaks down. Able to turn raw materials into useful goods, as well as use them to repair armour, weapons and devices, Mechanics will be at the heart of Newtown’s plans.
Inspiration for Mechanics could come from Kaylee Frye from Firefly, Cosmonaut Lev Andropov from Armageddon, Scotty from Star Trek or Lucius Fox from Batman Begins.