There’s a specific type of
technology-orientated character that isn’t well served by the other Advanced
Classes. Less formally trained than the Engineer, less focused on robots than
the Techie, less downright weird than the Technosavant, this character is like
Larry Niven’s “Belters”, Ben Bova’s “Vacuum Breathers”
or the cosmonaut from the movie " Armageddon” that heroes met on
board Mir. While not being combat oriented, these characters can still handle
themselves in a fight. However their primary skills are the ability to survive
and thrive in a sealed environmental like a spacecraft or space station and
being able to fix just about anything by hitting it in the right place.
The Space Monkey AdC in d20 Future
is not this class. It’s too combat-focused and the humorous names for
the abilities don’t work (at least not for me). The Engineer, Techie and
Technosavant are all perfectly good classes, but they don’t quite fit
the image of the greasy spanner monkey who practically lives in his space suit.
ACTUAL Spacemonkey does.