Ferdinand Cswaska

Basic Info:

Player: Chris Cj728

Position: Task Force Psi-7

Demeanor: Good-natured, easygoing, comedic, and reliable. Can be an ass sometimes.

Nature: Insecure and haunted by all the innocent lives he's taken in Germany. Secretly vain and awkward.

Description: Caucasian male, 38, heavyset, 5.11 ft. tall, and hardened by all the hand-to hand fights he's been in. He is taller and larger than most, so it's easy to tell why anyone would be afraid of him as a result. His shoulder is scarred from shrapnel. Usually likes to wear long-sleeved hoodies ti hide the injury. Prefers sweatpants.


  • Physical Health: 7
  • Mental Health: 7
  • Physical Defense: 4
  • Mental Defense: 3
  • Perception: 3
  • Agility: 2
  • Strength: 5
  • Persuasion: 2
  • Intimidation: 4
  • Melee: 4 (+2 from STR)
  • Ranged: 3
  • Survival: 3
  • Medical: 2
  • Engineering: 3
  • I Know What Wounds Are 2.Serving in Germany against shells and bullets, you learn that to keep up with the battle, you have to heal yourself. (+2 MED) Only used once per run.
  • Wounded Fire 3. During his time fighting on the front lines in Germany, they learned the best way to hit a target while down is to use both hands. (+3 RNG when less than 3.0 health.)
  • Screw Reason 2. Ferdinand knows how to keep on swinging, even if he's paralyzed by fear. (+2 MELEE if MDEF fails) Only lasts two turns.
  • I Keep A Gun Journal 3. Ferdinand's journal lists all the parts of guns he's encountered fighting Italians, Nazis, and Russians. You give him a broken weapon, he'll fix it. (+3 ENG when fixing firearms)
  • Knives Aren't Just Melee Weapons 2. When surviving in the wilderness, you use whatever you got to your advantage. Ferdinand's combat knife can be used to cut thick vines, which allows for faster terrain traversal. (+2 SUR if the Combat Knife hasn't been used in battle yet.) Can be used again if the blade is sharpened.


  • FN FAL Battle Rifle
  • 7.62x51mm NATO magazines
  • M1911 handgun
  • .45mm magazines
  • 6 in. Combat Knife
  • Flint Firestarter
  • Basic survival kit ( Flashlight, rations, binoculars, paracord, compass, canteen.)
  • (none)


  • Picture of his troop battalion
  • 3 novels about war.
  • Journal of all weapons he's encountered.
  • Foundation Hoodie
  • Spare 7.62x51mm NATO rounds
  • Large variety of sweatpants and t-shirts.

Personal History:

Ferdinand Cswaska was born mid-1925 and grew up during the Depression. Since his family saved their money instead of trusting it to the banks, they were the richer than most families in the Depression. Unfortunately, that didn't last. His family was flat broke a year later. Ferdinand had to work the soup kitchens for extra food.
To earn more money for a better start, Ferdinand enlisted in the United States Army Corps a year before American involvement in WWII started. Due to his hardworking nature and excellent marksmanship, he was promoted to Private his second year.
After Pearl Harbor, Ferdinand was sent to Germany to fight the front lines against the Nazis. Even though his troop was one of the best, he still shared in losing battles, coming home beaten and injured. He fought in France to repel the German attack on Paris, defeated the Germans during Operation Barbarossa, and even pushed back the Italian invading force.
Unfortunately, he was forced by his troop leader to slaughter 5 innocent German families because they were "ingrates". He shut down at this inhumane act and refused to fight. He had to be threatened with dishonorable discharge before he would fight again.
Then the day came where the combined forces of USA, Britain, USSR, and France would invade Germany themselves. He was deployed as a front linesman there, marching to what was surely an easy battle. Instead, they were met with gunfire, shells, and tanks as the last German defensive tried to protect the city of Berlin. He would be one of the 13 survivors of his battalion. He took down 23 Nazis that day before passing out and having to be given medical leave. Enlisted to Task Force Psi-7, he is determined to prove his worth to the Foundation as one of the best they ever had.


  • English
  • Some German


  • Has a Medal of Honor.
  • A framed piece of shrapnel that was lodged in his shoulder.
  • A German ring taken from a dead Nazi.
  • Joke book.

XP: 0

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