Welcome to Tim Curry Tuesday! In this week’s installment, I’d like to introduce you to Premier Anatoly Cherdenko of the USSR. In the game Red Alert 3, Colonel Cherdenko travels back in time to kill Albert Einstein, upsetting the events of Red Alert 2, and resulting in his becoming the Premier of the USSR. Now, I’m not really familiar with the Red Alert series, but there are lots of screen caps, reviews, and youtube videos. As you might expect, Curry hams it up with an outragious russian accent, and spends his time hanging out with implausibly dressed women. But really, if you were him, wouldn’t you do the same?
Now, I don’t have any games that play in the WWII era, so instead we’re going to make some slight adjustments to the character to have him work as a Sector Governor (aka Moff) for Star Wars/d6 Space. Just the sort of character that your players will love to foil.
Premier Anatoly Cherdenko
Type: Bombastic Imperial Moff
Blaster 3D+2, Dodge 5D
Alien Species 5D+1, Bureaucracy 6D, Law Enforcement 6D+2, Planetary Systems 5D+2, Scholar: economics 7D
Capital Starship Piloting 7D, Astrogation 6D+1, Capital Starship Gunnery 5D+2
Capital Starship Design 6D, Capital Starship Enginering 6D
Character Points: 5
Equipment: Blaster Pistol (4D+1 damage)Muscovia Sector Governor uniform, datapad, Imperial ID, 1,000 Credits, comlink
Premier Cherdneko (as he prefers to be called) is the Moff of the Muscovia Sector. He was installed by Grand Moff Tarkin in 7 BBY as the Planetary Governor of Novosibirsk, before being awarded control over the entire sector. Over the last decade Cherdneko has ruled with an iron fist, instituting massive industrial growth, and turning Novosibirsk from a sparsely populated agrarian world into a major hub of commerse and ship building. The shipyards in orbit of Murmansk (a gas giant in the Novosibirsk system) produce most of the Imperial resources of the sector. Premier Cherdenko spends about half his time there, and the other half in the Governor's Palace on Novosibirsk.
Cherdenko is a bombastic leader, prone to reward those who succeed lavishly, and equally prone to remove anyone who has too much success, either by promotion to a different sector or other more permanent means. He is highly optimistic about the Empire's chances against the Rebellion, even after the Battle of Yavin, but he also views the Rebellion as a credible threat to the stability of the region, and so pursues them with great vigor.