Dr. Otto von Railstein

Train Doctrine


Name: Dr. Railstein
Foundation: Rogue
Catalyst: Hoffnung
Age: 40ish

Mental Attributes: Intelligence 4, Wits 3, Resolve 5
Physical Attributes: Strength 4, Dexterity 3, Stamina 5
Social Attributes: Presence 3, Manipulation 2, Composure 4

Mental Skills: Academics 3, Computer 2, Crafts (Trains) 3, Science 2(Nuclear Physics)
Physical Skills: 5 in all skills, Stealth (“He’s just a train”)
Social Skills: Empathy 1, Expression 2, Intimidation 1, Persuasion 1, Subterfuge 3

Resources: 0 (He is a train)
Other Merits: Mane 5, Adopted Orphan 1

Willpower: 9
Obligation: 7 (Paragon)
Aesthetic: Zug Prime
Virtue: Faith
Vice: Sloth

Initiative: 7
Health: 30
Defense: 3
Size: 25
Durability: 4
Limbs: 0
Wheels: Yes.
Speed: 20(10×2)

Inspiration: 4
Axioms: Skafoi 3, Automata 3, Metaptropi 1 Prostasia 2 Apokalypsi 1, Katastrofi 3

Manipulator claw: Automata rank 1 5 dex., 5 str. Size 8, Integral, Flaw:Locks up on occasion and needs a Wits+craft check to reactivate

“Factory Arm” Wonder-assembly system: 32 Assembly-lined Rank 3 Automata. Size 3, Integral, Cannot Move, Limited Battery Life (Max 16 hours operation), Normal power source (Dr. Railstein’s nuclear reactor), No Senses, Only One Manipulator, Remote Control (limited to Dr. Railstein). Incapable of functioning when not inside a building or vehicle.

18 Automation points.

Intelligence 1, Wits 3, Resolve 1
Strength 3, Dexterity 5, Stamina 3
Presence 1, Manipulation 1, Composure 1

Defense 3, Armor 0, Initiative +6, Health 6,

Computers 5 (AI), Crafts 5 (Vehicles), Science 5 (dunno yet), Stealth 3 (Playing dead)

Train cars: X Rank 1 Skafoi vehicles (Assembly-lined). Size 26. Holds 100 passengers, incapable of actual independent locomotion.

Prostasia durability for train cars (Also assembly-lined): X Rank 1 Prostasia durability-increase. Size 10. Integral. Provides either 21 or 25 Durability depending on whether the +1 from additional Size applies to Prostasia armor (multiplied by base Durability 5) or after the multiplication.

Main Nuclear Cannon: Rank 3 Katastrofi Artillery. Size 15. Integral, Railgun, Artillery. Base Damage 8 Aggravated. Explosive force, with full Explosive Accuracy (blast area of 20 yards, no additional automatic damage). Disintegration. Reduced Mania Cost (1 Mania for 40 shots). Roll 15 dice. If it hits, deals 20 automatic successes.

Automated Defense Turrets: 32 Assembly-lined personal-range weapons, Rank 3 Katastrofi.
Size 3. Integral, Reduced Mania Cost (no cost, 40 shots). Roll 10 dice. Assume Dr. Railstein can sufficiently aim at essentially any angle; he can only fire with one gun per turn however.

He now has 12 Bound Mania (1 for manipulator arm, 3 for factory arms, 3 for main cannon, 3 for autoturrets, 1 for train cars, 1 for additional durability) and 8 available to spend.


Dr. Railstein started his life as most manes do, when his Master cobbled him together out of a nuclear reactor and an old trailer then slapped on some windows and train wheels. Apparently intended to be the pinnacle of train technology, with his einsteinium reactor and heavy armor plating, “The crazy South American lady that attached my main axle to my nuclear furnace” as the good doctor calls her, didn’t actually do anything with him before she died tragically in what was not at all an attempt to mate with an old fashioned steam locomotive. Dr. Railstein spent the next few decades wandering around America disguised as a obscure commercial transit, draining the occasional inattentive businessman and homeless person of energy to sustain himself, till he eventually catalyzed. The Doctor now only wishes to free his people from the enslavement of the squishy bone creatures and usher in an era of “Train Aristocracy”.

Dr. Otto von Railstein

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