Campaign of the Month: November 2012
THE EMERALD CITY
MATHEW "WOOF" RILEY
OPERATOR FOR HIRE, SPECIAL FORCES
HIGH CONCEPT: OPERATOR FOR HIRE, SPECIAL FORCES
TROUBLE: ENSLAVED TO AN ICE QUEEN
- ANOTHER DAY, ANOTHER DEBT
- THIS IS MY RIFLE. THERE ARE MANY LIKE IT, BUT THIS ONE IS MINE
- A DOG IS A MAN’S WORST FRIEND
- LEAVE NO MAN BEHIND
- NO WOMEN, NO KIDS
(5) Superb: Guns
(3) Good: Discipline, Endurance, Weapons
(1) Average: Burglary, Driving, Resources, Scholarship, Survival
- CORNER OF MY EYE
When successfully rolling Alertness passively to pick up on details, gain an additional 2 shifts. This reflects the ability to pick up on more pieces of information, but it does not improve the depth of that information (which would take things into the realm of Investigation).
- DEMOLITIONS TRAINING
You are trained in the effective use of explosives (this is a new skill trapping; most people can’t handle explosives without training). You may use your Craftsmanship skill to place and set explosives appropriately. Tis allows you to do attacks and maneuvers against structures (see “Challenges,” page 324), and your skill roll also sets the difficulty for any characters attempting to avoid damage from an explosive that you’ve placed. Note that to hide an explosive you will still need to use the Deceit skill.
- PERSONAL ARSENAL
Use Guns instead of Resources for the purposes of acquiring explosives.
- IMPROVED PERSONAL ARSENAL
Use Guns instead of Resources for the purposes of acquiring explosives, regardless of legality.
- PIN THEM DOWN
When Aiming (page 131), the aspect you place on the target cannot be removed so long as they do not move out of the zone, and any attempts to leave the zone face an increased border (page 212) of 1 as long as you continue to make Guns attacks against that target.
- SHOCK AND AWE
After making a successful attack during the first round of combat, spend a fate point to add the ‘Surprised’ aspect to enemies in the zone that have not yet acted.
- SHOOT AND SCOOT
After making attack using the Guns skill, perform a sprint action with a -2 penalty.
- SUPPRESSING FIRE
Spend a fate point to include an additional target in a maneuver that uses the Guns skill. The additional target must declared before the roll, be in the same zone as the primary target, and uses the same roll with a -1 penalty.
TOTAL REFRESH COST: 8
CURRENT REFRESH: 14 Mortal +2 = 16
Matthew ‘Woof’ Riley was on mission in Eastern Europe when his team was attacked by hell hounds (though neither he nor his team was aware of the nature of these creatures). Woof was one of the few team members to survive, and was subsequently discharged for ‘medical’ reasons. Bored and slowly running out of money, Woof unwittingly signs a contract and enters into the employ of Lady Odiana.