The newsie is basically an investigative reporter. I have based this OCC on the Investigative Reporter OCC from Macross II RPG. Obviously some changes have been made to fit this OCC into Metroplex. Most tend to be like Jerry Springer or Geraldo Rivera, the annoying pushy showboaters.
Minimum IQ of 11, ME of 8. A high MA is useful for getting information from sources and witnesses.
Computer Operation +10%
Lang: Technical English 98%
Pilot: One ground vehicle of choice +5%
WP: One modern of choice
HTH Basic can be upgraded to Expert for the cost of one "other" skill. HTH Martial Arts, Assassin, Aikido, Jujitsu, or Karate can be purchased for three "other" skills.
Choose 8 at first level, but two must be from Technical category. Plus select 1 new skill every 3 levels.
Communications: Any +5%
Electrical: Basic only +5%
Rogue: Any +5%
Mechanical: Basic and Automotive only
Medical: First Aid only
Pilot: Any +5%
Technical: Any +10%
Select 4 secondary skills from the categories above.
Starts with 4D6x1000 credits.
Starts with cranial memory, cyberlink, and the camera eye.
Tuxedo, at least two sets of clothes, portable computer, cell phone, pocket video camera, pocket digital disk audio recorder, and a ground vehicle of choice.