a.k.a. "The Scarlet Raven"
Player: Mark Whitley
Character Points: Starting: 110, Earned: 33, Spare: 11 1/2
ST: 9 -- Thrust: 1d-2, Swing: 1d-1, Punch: 1d-1, Kick: 1d+1
IQ: 13 -- Fright Check: +2, Recover from Stun: +6
Speed: 5.75 (Base) + .75 (Running) = 6.5
Move: 5 (Base) = 5
Dodge: 5 (Base) + Bonuses = 8
Parry (Barehand): 10 (Karate) + Bonuses = 13
Block (Cloak): 7 (Cloak) + Bonuses = 10
Bonuses to all Active Defenses: + 1 (CR) + 2 (PD)
Combat Reflexes (15) -- +1 Initiative in Surprise, +1 to any Fast Draw skill
Unusual Background (10) -- Esoteric / Psi Skills
Psi - ESP (15): PL 5
Psi - Healing (15): PL 5
Contact - Chemist, Bob Barker (10) -- BL3, quite often, very reliable (also my boss)
Contact - Underworld, Boots Malloy (2) -- BL1, infrequently, unreliable
OPH - Obvious Misfit (-5): -1 reaction from everyone (When people first
meet him and see the Ganesha broach on his vest, smell the curry on his
breath, and hear him yakking about his personal contributions to the Karma
Sutra, they're gonna take a big step back.)
Reputation amongst underworld as a do-gooder (-2.5): -1 reaction from underworld
Reputation amongst police as a no-goodnik (-2.5): -1 reaction
from police - Bought off after the "Bedlam in London" adventure
Cannot Harm Innocents (-10)
Sense of Duty (-10): Rescue Innocent Downtrodden (explanation)
Catch phrases: "Good lad", "Cheers", "Very flash"
Tries to be friendly to everyone, especially toward other misfits/outcasts.
Calls people "squire"
Always wants to tell you about "Hindu mysticism" and life in India
|Karate||PH||8||15||BH Dmg+3, Parry=2/3|
|Knee Strike||PH||0||14||Def: Karate-1, Dmg: 1d6|
|Cloak||PA||2||14||Block=1/2, Can be thrown|
|Tonfa||PH||0/1||8/12||Def: DX-6, Parry=2/3, Arm Lock|
|OHWT: Tonfa||PH||0/1||4/9||Def: Tonfa-4, Parry=2/3|
|Nei Tan||MVH||1||10||Recover 1 Fatigue|
|Meditation(G)||MVH||4||12||+2 to Mental Skills|
|Meditation(L)||MH||1||12||Recover Fatigue 2x|
|Psi Healing||MH||6||14||1 HT/min=1 Fat, 1 HT/sec=2 Fat|
|Clairvoyance||MH||1||11||PL^2/ft (25ft), +4 to Lockpicking|
|Precognition||MH||1/2||10||Active use -10|
|Streetwise||MA||1||12||Use in place of Reaction|
|Sleight of Hand||PH||1/2||11|
|Throwing||PH||1||12||Use for Darts|
|Running||PH||1/2||6||Add 1/8 to Basic Speed|
|Bard||MA||1/2||11||-1 in Hindi|
|Diplomacy||MH||0||7||Use in place of Reaction (safe)|
|Fast Talk||MA||2||13||Use in place of Reaction|
TODO: Need to fill this in
Henry Charles Dennison was always a very active, chatty child who liked to learn but didn't fit in well with the other children. Often he got in fights or got poor marks in school. At age 15, his parents sent him off to school at a Brittish colony in India; they could do this because they were fairly well-to-do and wanted him out of their hair. H.C. loved his life in India where he learned Hindi, Karate, some healing arts, and developed his Psi skills at the feet of the Scarlet Raja. Additionally, he developed great feelings of pity toward the poor and downtrodden in India. He returned to London at around age 22 and found that he was more of a misfit than ever, and was disgusted to see the condition of the poor and working class in his own country. He's had trouble finding a job and has resorted to doing some paid (or unpaid) theiving jobs to help make ends meet.
I try to do his accent like a cross between Dangermouse, Zaphod Beeblebrox, and Craig Charles (Lister).
I chose the name "H.C." because I wanted a name that would sound like H.G. Wells or H.P. Lovecraft.
In hindsight, I probaby would have gotten Luck instead of Combat Reflexes.
After a few adventures, H.C. has finally landed a steady job working for Bob Barker, his Chemist contact. In addition to stocking shelves, with his Accounting skills he can help balance the books! (Just as soon as Bob decides he can trust him to manage the books...)
Here are my goals for H.C.'s character growth.
A Horse by Any Other Name - 7 points -- this is where I picked up the
Randonium! - 8 points
Fairy Jamboree - 10 points
Bedlam in London - 8 points - bought off my -1 reputation among Police