Icon ideas?


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Just curious what professions people were thinking of for the icon them.

In a different thread I saw Fashion Police and thought that was awesome. What else is out there?

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Maezer wrote:

Just curious what professions people were thinking of for the icon them.

In a different thread I saw Fashion Police and thought that was awesome. What else is out there?

I've made an Icon who technically is an actor, but is really a former child star looking to jump-start his career again.


InfoSphere vidstar (basically Youtube celeb)
Political Commentator
Actual Politician (who needs to be in person to make votes in Sci-Fi?)
Journalist (the Edward R. Murrow or Walter Cronkite effect isn't as big a deal nowadays, but once upon a time some journalists had a cult of personality, too)

...and my personal favorite, celebrity game designer. ("Oh, my Goddess! YOU designed Corridors and Chimeras! Can I get your Autograph?!?!")


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I made an athlete, a sports star. More specifically, a former shock boxer and real contender who was murdered by his crooked fight promoter.

Setsuna Blaine, former contender for shock boxing champion - CN male human mechanic 9 (icon theme, exocortex artificial intelligence)


My Icon Android Operative got his fame (or infamy) from being an active member in an Android-rights movement, some time back before 154AG. Things escalated and he became a wanted criminal. But he didn't really get his renown until after he was captured, imprisoned and sentenced to be renewed by force, becoming a martyr.
But something made him partially resist the renewal and all the re-attempted. If it was his own modifications, sheer will or even divine intervention isn't entirely clear. He was released after a retrial in 154AG because he was deemed different enough from before to not be a threat anymore.

As of now, very little is covered about what led up to the change in 154 AG, exactly what can make the "renewal" happen/take place (if it can be forced upon an Android or not) and exactly how much of a computer an Android is, so I'm taking a lot of liberty.

I'm not entierly sure what profession his theme should be fixated at. Any suggestions?

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...and my personal favorite, celebrity game designer. ("Oh, my Goddess! YOU designed Corridors and Chimeras! Can I get your Autograph?!?!")

Ah, yes. The glorious life of a game designer.


My Solarion is an actress who plays a magical soldier in the vein of Sailor Moon.


A star who was in a sci-fi tv show, now stuck in a real sci-fi adventure, a la Galaxy Star.

A reality TV show about the space adventures of someone who doesn't realize they're on TV. Secret cameras on their allies follows them everywhere.


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Some other ideas:

- A solider with profession (chef) who goes around the universe killing alien beasties, inventing new gourmet dishes with said beasties, and posting the recipes online to his blog.

- A technomancer who is the greatest hologram artist in history. Just a master of the craft.

- Space Rick Steves.


A Technomancer who won the Pact Systems-wide spelling bee when he was 14, now with a huge following of influential nerds.


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My solarian is an iconic mixologist.


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The classic "well-connected" merchant/smuggler/trader (envoy).

Scotty from Star Trek (mechanic).

A religious/cult leader (mystic); more of a popular movement than part of an established church.

A muckraking independent reporter with a large following (operative with the detective specialization).

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Apparently those blood-baths in those coliseums on Eox are really popular, so a particularly impressive gladiator might be a good idea for an icon.

Also, I like the idea of a holo-drama star, a la the Open Circuit from K. Vaughn's Saga.


Inspired by va-11 hall-a (hopefully I spelt that right) I decided to make an Android icon envoy singer. Not the best race and class choice but the more I thought about the idea the more fun it sounded. Hardly the most original/interesting idea though...

Second Seekers (Luwazi Elsbo)

Ruthia is a promising archeologist, who's trying to get her exploits made into movies and games (Tomb Raider :P)

Dataphiles

I'm the Magical Mouse with the Most! Welcome viewers for another holo featuring myself, Neon Cheeks!

Today we have a representative from GeneNewCorp demonstrating their newest rebreather!

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Ysoki technomancer icon best known for the episode they did in The Puddles district of Absalom station. Who knew so many people would find a Ysoki running through transparent tunnels to be so cute?

Dark Archive

Travel vlogger. Mechanic with a hover drone to chronicle your experiences on strange new world, and share those experiences with excitable youths.


Product tester. Icon goes out to the field with different weapons and armor to see how they work in action! Videos are reported after each mission. Every mission is a different weapon and armor.

Covers everything from combat effectiveness to comfort and style.


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I toyed with the idea of making a character with the Icon theme who was a writer of choose your own adventure books that were popular with the shirren due to their addiction to choice. Eventually I'd have him expand on the books so that based on the ending you chose you'd be able to purchase the next book that matched your ending, making the repeat value ridiculously high, and profitable. Honestly I'm thinking about pitching this in real life now heheheh.

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My current plan is an Shirren Mystic, who is a gambler. One of their quirks when playing space poker is talking to their larval daughter. Lots of ideas on the mind games one can play, especially when you actually are telepathic. Can even try to freak out other players with the natural insect voice.

I wouldn't be surprised if more "option/choice" based gambling existed on Shirren worlds, if they gamble at all. Like slot machines with different rules based on the options chosen, that kind of thing. Lots of world building potential for this character as well.


I have made two Solarian Icons for two different games, but very similar to each other.

One is a singer who's personality is inspired by the Rock (Gorgeous Gary Goldstar).

The other is an actor who's personality might be more like Ravishing Rick Rude (F*BEEP*ing Fabulous Freddie). I took the vocal modulator with the idea that whenever he cursed he would replace it with a beep.

I don't know why I keep thinking "professional wrestler" when I think Solarian icon.

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How about a famous Conspiracy Theorist?


I haven't decided on a class yet, but I think it might be best for envoy. I'm planning on making an icon who is a hugely famous writer. The problem is he's famously stolen other peoples adventures. So now he is trying to live some adventures of his own, and there are good odds he'll run into fans or those who mean him harm.


PLanning on playing a Soldier 1/Envoy X who started as a young, wealthy, travel vlogger... who ends up killing an attacker in a firefight, and discovers she REALLY likes killing people... as much, if not more, than she likes traveling.
Joins up in a merc crew for some training (soldier 1), and learns she's a natural leader in battle. (More Envoy!)
She live streams her adventures and battles, choosing the flashiest weapons, boldest strategies, and directs her party as their self-styled Captain, trying for the most exciting kills and firefights!.. and more viewers and fame.


Had an idea for a empath mystic icon that is a tv personality similar to dr Phil but is a shirren. Basically he becomes a voice of understanding to nonsherrins and a inspiration to shirrens that feel they don't have a place outside the hive.


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Maestro Vic here is an Envoy, and he's known as the conductor for the Castrovel Symphony Orchestra. He uses the same conducting performance as a tactic in battle. When a fight breaks out, Vic mocks his conducting movements in hopes that his foes will think he's actually directing his party members through magical means. This is an elaborate bluff so they think a huge strike is coming when he steps it up into big sweeping motions (Clever Feint).

If they do manage to close enough, they will find out the hard way that his conducting baton is actually a glamered taclash.

I need to look into augmentations to make it look even more like magical effects to complete the bluff.


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I also made Chistori Hammertail; former fighting slave, martial arts grand master, and Veskarium war hero - LG female vesk soldier 18 (icon theme, arcane assailant fighting style)


I'm actually curious now about spaces where the line blurs a little. Is Han Solo an Iconic outlaw, or an iconic Outlaw? Would Neil deGrasse Tyson be an iconic Astrophysicist, or an astrophysics Icon? Is Leonard McCoy a legendary doctor or a legend among doctors?

And just how DO you build Inara?


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Profession: Starship Racer

Be the one who made the Harsk Run in less than 11 parsecs.

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Parsecs are measure of distance, not time. :P

And I'd like to know how to build Inara as well. I have a friend who wants to basically play her with a touch of Dejah Thoris!


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Archpaladin Zousha wrote:
And I'd like to know how to build Inara as well. I have a friend who wants to basically play her with a touch of Dejah Thoris!

Human Icon Envoy. Focusing on diplomacy, sense motive, bluff, and culture.

Improvisations: Don't Quit, Inspiring Boost, Universal Expression.

Expertise Talents: Convincing Liar, Keen Observer, Well Informed.


Hard to justify fame effects for a 1st level character for a lot of professions. Some ideas that may work and do not need extensive time off from adventuring.

Blogger/ youtube celebrity

Infosphere cartoon author

Voice Actor


I made an Icon who's turning his adventures into a streaming show. Kind of like one of those bigfoot hunting shows or Deadliest Catch, only with more goblin murder.


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One of my players has made an ex-pro wrestling star Soldier/Icon who quit when his tag team partner died from a suspicious overdose.


Malk_Content wrote:
One of my players has made an ex-pro wrestling star Soldier/Icon who quit when his tag team partner died from a suspicious overdose.

Love it!

I'd love to play a reality vid-star with a profession of carpentry/interior design etc...

The show idea would be renovating interior designs of space craft.

"Ship Flippers". The show ends up cancelled when the character and their significant other separate over creative differences.

I also love the child actor background for the Icon. That just seems hilarious for some of the classes.

Religious leader is also good.

I've also considered an Iconic military strategist so whenever I get discounts I can say, "I'm Commander Shepard and this is my favorite store on Absalom Station".

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