Thursday, August 13, 2020

Urban Shadows - Leonard Bernsteinman

Name: Leonard Bernsteinman

Background: Vampire / Demeanor: Nebbish?

Blood: +1
Heart: +1
Mind: +1
Spirit: -1

Mortality: +2
Night: +1
Power: -1
Wild: +0

Corruption:           / Harm:

Sharpened Drumstick: Attk: +1 / D: +2 / R: Melee / Tags: Pointed, Improvised

Unarmed: Attk: +1 / D: +2 / R: Melee / Tags: Natural

Gear Owned: Apartment, car, smart phone, drum set

Leonard Moves: Eternal Hunger: You hunger for human blood, flesh, or emotions, pick one. When you feed, roll with Blood. On a 10+, choose 3. On a 7-9, choose 2:

»» You heal 1-harm

»» You learn a secret about them

»» You take +1 forward

»» They don’t die

On a miss, something goes terribly wrong.

Cold-Blooded: When you Keep Your Cool under emotional duress, roll with Blood instead of Spirit.

Put Out the Word: When you cash in a Debt with someone in your Web, add this option to the list:

»» Put out the word with their Faction that you want something. You get +3 forward to Hit the Streets with that Faction.

Vampire Specialty: The Web 
When someone comes to you to ask for a favor, look for advice/info, or threaten your interests, they enter your Web and owe you a Debt. When someone is in your Web, you gain the following when dealing with them:

»» Get +1 ongoing to Lend a Hand or Get in the Way of their efforts
»» Add this question to Figure Someone Out: “What is your character’s true hunger?”
At the start of a session, choose someone in your Web and learn a secret about them that they’d rather keep buried. They leave your Web only when they no longer owe you a Debt.

Notes: Leonard was accidentally turned into a Vampire after a run in with an elder member of the where a then mortal Leonard was stabbed through the eye. His contact, Florence Stillwater, had used a magical item they had in their possession to 'revive' Leonard. He became a Vampire. Leonard owes Florence 1 Debt for reviving him.

-Prefers blood bags rather than risk feeding, although now he hears the dark hunger pounding in his ears. If Leonard were to start drinking from more exotic sources, such as animals, he risks corruption.

-Has yet a chance to build a web of contacts, as few people in the city are interested in approaching a former jazz and rock drummer turned neonate vampire. Turns out people in the city are delicate assistance than securing the drums for the local night club act. Most of Leonard's connections remain in the Mortality faction.

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Urban Shadows - Crash Rambeau

Name: Crash Rambeau

Background: Veteran / Demeanor: Reserved

Blood: +0
Heart: +1
Mind: +1
Spirit: +0

Mortality: +1
Night: +1
Power: +0
Wild: +0

Corruption:             / Harm:

Magnum Revolver: Attk: +0 / D: +3 / R: Near / Tags: Loud

Gear Owned: Town Car, Smart Phone, Workspace (The Warehouse)

Crash's Warehouse: Crash owns a decommissioned Warehouse that he uses as both his home and his workspace as he puts together the Midnight Star tabloid, hosts his podcast, and conducts other conspiratorial business.

Crash's Moves
Old Friends, Old Favors: When you first encounter an NPC, you may declare them an old friend instead of Putting a Face to a Name and roll with Mind. On a hit, they offer you comfort and aid, even if it exposes them to danger or retribution. On a 7-9, tell the MC why you owe them a Debt. On a miss, tell the MC why they want you dead.

The Best Laid Plans: When you work out a plan with someone, roll with Mind. On a 10+, hold 3. On a 7-9, hold 2. You can spend your hold 1-for-1, regardless of distance, while the plan is being carried out to:
»» Add +1 to someone’s roll (choose after rolling)
»» Dismiss all harm someone suffers from a single attack
»» Ensure your people have the exact gear they need on hand 

On a miss, hold 1, but your plan falls apart at the worst possible moment.

Gun to a Knife Fight: When you Unleash on someone by seriously escalating the conflict, roll with Mind instead of Blood.

-Crash was introduced previously in a post about the FATE ruleset. In Urban Shadows, Rambeau remains an independent reporter and podcaster. He is successful in terms of living independently, but is viewed as a fringe source by the mainstream media that he deems are asleep.

-He is currently working on an expose of one of the supernatural groups at the behest of another supernatural group. He is risking drawing the ire of the supernatural community, but has a major debt to cash in with his patron. Is owed 1 debt.

-Has contacts both in the Mortal faction and Night. One of his sources is a Vampire.

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Urban Shadows - Florence Stillwater

Name: Florence Stillwater

Background: Hunter / Demeanor: Volatile

Blood: +1
Heart: +0
Mind: +1
Spirit: +0

Mortality: +1
Night: +1
Power: +1
Wild: -1

Corruption:            / Harm:

Attacks: Katana: Attk: +1 / D: +3 / R: Melee / Tags: Bladed, Cold Iron

Silenced 9mm: Attk: +1 / D: +3 / R: Near / Tags: Semi-Auto, Suppressed

Lupara Shotgun: Attk: +1 / D: +4 / R: Close / Tags: Messy, Loud, Deadly, Blessed (Holy Dmg)

Gear Owned: Safe House, Motorcycle, Van, Cell Phone

Florence's Safe House: In addition to providing the amenities of a house (shelter, hygiene, sleeping quarters). The house comes equipped with the following traits: High Tech Surveillance (Perimeter Cameras), Fortified Doors and Windows, Explosives for self-destruction

Florence's Moves

Slayer: When you Keep Your Cool while on a hunt, roll with Blood instead of Spirit.

Deadly: When you inflict harm, increase the harm by 1.

-Florence is a Hunter within the city. Her, and others like her, believe they are the only ones who are able to police the supernatural community. Their beliefs naturally conflict with other enforcement organizations like the Arcane Overwatch and the Nocturnal Council. The Hunters walk a fine line of performing their duty without drawing too much attention and anger from these powerful organizations.

-She owes 2 debts to her hardware supplier. She maintains a daytime cover as a college student and party DJ. She is adequate at both and gives her cover as she sometimes drives in a van.

-Has a +1 in Faction: Power. She is friendly with our previous Urban Mage, Arnold Leibowitz, who has made introductions for her within the Mage community.