Inspector

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CIVILIAN DEPARTMENT
Inspector
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Inspector
Difficulty: Medium
Requirements: None
Access Level: Bridge, Emergency Storage, EVA, Security Maintenance, Bar, Kitchen, Hydroponics, Ranch, Janitor's Closet, Technical Storage, Cargo Bay, Medical, Pathology, Genetics, Robotics, Research Sector, Chemistry, Toxins
Additional Roleplay Access Level: None
Supervisors: None (arguably VIP)
Subordinates: None
Responsibilities: Inspect everyone. Write a report. Give tickets.
Guides: This is the guide!

Identifiable by their briefcase and ominous clipboard, the Inspector is a late-join gimmick role whose job is to watch, listen, and ask probing questions. While many associate inspectors with health and safety types (e.g. "Does Robotics normally contain this much blood?"), this job is designed to be flexible enough that you can be sort of inspector you wish, such as an internals affairs agent ("Why did that Security Officer just try to wrestle a French monkey in the Brig?"), a food/restaurant safety investigator ("What the hell just came from the loafer?"), or a building codes monitor ("Are we about to die?").

The Inspector's Inspectin' Things

As an inspector, you spawn with a handful of objects for recording your observations and notes and relaying them to the relevant people, so they can ignore you:

  • A TicketWriter 2000 for, well, writing tickets. Unlike real-life tickets, they have no monetary penalty and are meant to be slaps-on-the-wrist, so you can be as silly/tongue-in-cheek with them as you want. Clown spouting incredibly lame puns over the radio? Ticket them for having a bad sense of humor. Janitor not placing signs? Ticket the signs for being absent on the job and committing dereliction of duty. Bomb goes off in the Escape Arm? Ticket the bomb for vandalism. (It broke so many windows!)
  • Speaking of tickets, your PDA comes with a Easy-Record DELUXE cartridge, so you have access to the Ticket Master program. This lets you write tickets, like the TicketWriter 2000, but it also allows you to fine people, deducting money from their account. As an Inspector, you can issue fines up to 500 credits; any higher, and the Captain, Head of Personnel, Head of Security, and/or Nanotrasen Security Consultant will need to approve it, using their copy of Ticket Master. Fines are good if you need a punishment that actually has some bite but isn't too harsh.
  • A command headset with access to the general and command channels (and only those two channels). Feel free to report all issues found while inspecting direct to heads of staff. They will completely ignore you, but you do get to say "I told you so" later on.
  • A special inspector's clipboard, with your name on it. See more here.
  • Two sheets of paper and a pen. You can use these for your inspector report or just make some notes for your own personal use.
  • A whistle, so that if you see someone violate Space OSHA procedures, you blow it (click on it while it's in your active hand) and literally be a whistleblower.

In addition, you spawn with a briefcase. Besides being a decent bludgeon, it also has seven storage slots. When you spawn in, four of those are occupied by your special clipboard, paper, pen, and whistle.

If things turn pear-shaped, and you have to defend yourself with weapons rather than words, you are armed with a single flash, for basic self-defense. You also get an armored nanotrasen jacket, which, in addition to going well with your NanoTrasen beret, offers the same amount of protection as an armor vest, without compromising on style.

The Report

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The Inspector starts with a special fancy Nanotrasen-branded inspector's clipboard. Anything written on said clipboard will be displayed as a formatted report at the end of the round. Each sheet of paper makes a section, with the title of the paper at the top.

Note that while the clipboard is intended for your use, anyone can write on it. It's not access-, job-, fingerprint-, or location-locked, so if someone else gets a hold of it and adds their own papers, they'll wind up on the report, under your name. If, say, the Clown slips you and steals your clipboard while you're busy writing up a ticket, they could add a statement claiming that someone must have removed your ass and stapled it to your head, because your face looks like a butt (and smells like one too).

The Inspector's Miranda

One of the more interesting perks of being an Inspector is that you get access to the "Recite Miranda Rights" command, just like the Security Officers. (It's in your Commands tab above the chat. Putting say "*miranda in the command line at the bottom is also basically equivalent to this.) Also like the Security Officers, it's rather tongue-in-cheek and meant more as a flavor ability, rather than a real, serious legal procedure. By default, the command makes you recite the following text, which differs quite a bit from the Security Officers' version (and from the real world version as well):

You have been found to be in breach of Nanotrasen corporate regulation [random number between 1 and 100][uppercase letter]. You are allowed a grace period of 5 minutes to correct this infringement before you may be subjected to disciplinary action including but not limited to: strongly worded tickets, reduction in pay, and being buried in paperwork for the next [number between 10 and 20] standard shifts.

You can change what the text is via the "Set Miranda Rights" command, in case you want to be lenient and give them just lightly-worded tickets or in case you want to be really strict and give them a grace period of only 4 minutes.

Corporate Bloodsucker: Antagonist Inspector

As a late join only role, antag Inspectors are rare, but having access to both command and research, and a license to be pretty much anywhere without question can make for some easy theft or sabotage. Most crewmembers and importantly AIs won't bat an eyelid at you asking to be let into the few areas you don't already have access to. If you want to be really mean, go around ticketing people for the things you broke, all the while tutting at their incompetence and scribbling syndicate propaganda in your report.

Traitor Inspector

As a traitor inspector, you can order one job-specific item: the black-market megaphone. If you're tired of people ignoring you at every turn, this item will rectify the issue quite nicely. It makes whatever you say so big and so obnoxious that it's impossible for you to be ignored, especially if you use it a lot and/or over the radio. But, beware of those who might, as they say, try to silence you permanently afterwards.

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