Adventure Presents: Tartarus Gate – The True Believer

Written by Grant Howitt and Chris Taylor, with art by Pye Parr, Tartarus Gate gives you everything you need for a Sci-Fi adventure with up to 7 players, including pull-out rules, maps, handouts, and premade character sheets.

We’re continuing to explore the pre-made characters from Tartarus Gate: A Role-Playing Game of Sci-Fi Horror by taking a look at the True Believer, a devoted company-serf, eager for promotion.

Art by Pye Parr

“The transport ship Charon is just one of the many interstellar transport ships owned by the OBOL Corporation. Your parents worked for the OBOL Corporation; and should you have any children of your own, then gods-willing they’ll work for the OBOL Corporation too.

After years of training to be an adjudicator on one of the orbital stations around Earth, you failed the entrance exam.

You’re determined to show your parents, and the OBOL Corporation, that you’ve got what it takes to join the ranks of the adjudicators by working your way up through the ranks. You’re not 100% sure what it is that adjudicators do – probably why you failed the exam, come to think of it – but you sure as beans know how to maintain a ship!”


For the True Believer, this position aboard Charon is a great opportunity to prove yourself worthy of a permanent position. They’re eager to impress and curious about life on the ship. With a high Toughness level, you can rely on them in situations that call for physical strength, whether that be heavy lifting or hurling themselves into a brawl.

They start with a Loyalty Shunt, implanted dopamine regulators that encourage good behaviour and give an extra Resolve when they take actions that will impress the OBOL Corporation. As if that wasn’t enough, they also have their very own telescopic mop, extending up to five feet and sure to be useful in all sorts of situations.

Are you a True Believer, eager to answer the call of the OBOL Corporation?

Order your copy of Adventure Presents: Tartarus Gate today and see how you fare in the depths of space.