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Dr. James Thornton

James Thornton
Quick Notes
AffiliationsDr. Gued, Pine Valley Private Care Clinic
Game Rules
Personal Details
DescriptionSee Text
StatusActive and Operational

Cost: 5 points; Each point is payable in ¥3000 or 1 Karma per point.

Purchase Rules


Dr. Thornton (as he prefers to be called) is a short human with a full head of hair and a bushy goatee. Those who are feeling irritated at him often comment that he looks like Freud, but they only say that because of the tweed jacket and shaped goatee. Dr. Thornton tends to smell of pipe tobacco and freshly-cut grass, and often has an open ARO before him for handwritten notes. His office is crowded with actual books and a cracked leather couch, but he doesn't often see outside patients. His warm smile and friendly blue eyes hide a slightly shady soul, and disguise the shark swimming beneath the surface, ready to drain every last nuyen from some poor demented patient.

  • Likes: Court dates as character witnesses for legal insanity, collecting paychecks from lawyers trying to argue clinical insanity, fixing mental problems
  • Dislikes: Being proven wrong, loud voices, questions about his education background

Special Rules



  • Con
  • Negotiation
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemistry
  • First Aid
  • Medicine (only to 3 ranks or less)

Positive Qualities

  • Analytical Mind
  • Indomitable
  • Will to Live (3 Karma level only)
  • Resistance to Toxins (Only. You cannot pick up Resistance to Pathogens from this contact)
  • Trustworthy

Negative Qualities

  • Scorched
  • Combat Paralysis
  • Driven

Dr. Thornton can acquire the following gear for you:

  • Restraints (all types)
    • No delivery time, half cost
  • Antidote Patches
    • No delivery time, no more than 4 per run
  • Tranq Patches
    • Up to Rating 6, no delivery time, no more than 4 per run
  • Moodchips, Dreamchips, and Tripchips
    • No delivery time, no more than 2 per run.
  • Refills for Chemistry Kits (on hand) or Chemistry Shops (two day delivery time)
How Does That Make You Feel

Dr. Thornton can be used as a psychiatrist on call, and make an appearance in non-threatening scenes. If you need to use his ability or his chemistry labs to prepare drugs or chemical compounds (or solutions) that have health-oriented uses, he needs at least 2 hours notice so that he can apply medications as needed. (If used as a modifier for a roll, he adds an additional 4 dice to social situations. If used for chemical purposes, he can create compounds or solutions of non-explosive natures as though he received 2 net hits.) GM determines cost of this feature.

Expert Witness

Sometimes, you might find yourself on the public side of things. If a character has a need for public legal interactions, Dr. Thornton can be called on for to act as an expert witness for mental stability - for a price. His testimony can be helpful or harmful to the cause, as needed, up to 4 bonus dice on a social, con, or psychiatric Knowledge role. (To use his ability as dice for an NPC, the cost is 5,000 for misdemeanors or 10,000 nuyen for felonies. To use his ability as dice for a PC, the cost is triple. He survives by staying out of the light.)

My Couch is Always Available

If you need to get some bioware done, and don't want to go through license issues, Dr. Thornton can help. He has access to some bioware suppliers up to an alpha grade. If you don't already have a connection to it, Dr. Thornton can add dice to any connection roll for bioware up to alpha grade, and not Forbidden. These dice cost, though: 2,000 nuyen per die for your contact, up to 4 dice.

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