As suggested by Big Jamie....
i am starting a thread to list a collection of Merits and Flaws.
( mainly for Taurus IV at this point, but with an eye as using it for other games in the future)
Please feel free to add a few....all stat points are open for debate.
Ambidextrous ( cost 2 ) use either hand without penalty.
Eidetic Memory ( cost 2 ) Able to remember small details.
Lucky ( cost 2 ) re-roll one test per game.
Light Sleeper ( cost 1 point ) wakes up at the slightest noise.
Iron Will ( cost 2 ) re-roll resistance to torture/pain/mental domination.
Reputation (cost 2) Character might have been the best student in their year at S.P.E.A.R academy
Connections ; A Relative in the High Council of Taurus IV or similar ( cost 4 points )
Sense Danger ; as applied by GM ( cost 2 points )
Crackshot (cost 2) : Shooter can re-roll Location or damage die. ( Choose either Firearms or Gunnery. )
Code of Conduct ; not really a flaw, more of a restriction. PC is all round good guy/ heroic type. ( gain 2 points )
Disfigured ; Scarred or hideous defect ( gain 1 point )
Rivalry ; work/love/political/other ( gain 1 to 4 points )
Enemy ; individual/ group/organisation ( gain 1 to 4 points )
Incompetent ; Pick a skill, resolve tests at -2 ( gain 1 point )
Dark Secret ; ( gain 1 to 4 points )
Hero Worship : You absolutely idolize someone ( gain 2 points ) ....perhaps linked to PC with Reputation ?
Pacifist ; will not fight except in self defence / or in any circumstances ( gain 2 / 5 points )
Phobia ; ( gain 1 to 3 points )
Mistaken Identity ; character is a dead ringer for somebody famous ( gain 2 points ) remember this is a flaw !
Mistreated Minority ; ( gain 1 to 3 points )
Notoriety ; Character did something stupid/dangerous/antisocial at S.P.E.A.R. academy. ( gain 1 point)
Graceless ; PC always looks awkward. +2 difficulty to all social rolls that involve making an impression ( gain 1 point )
Added (08-Nov-2014, 11:30 AM)
Note on Population of Taurus IV
At year 0 of the Virus the population was 40,000
After 400 years...at 0.014 rate of population growth....
The Population of Taurus IV now stands at 10,404,997