Monday, January 19, 2015

Watching the Detectives! 2! Write Ups: Sam Spade, Philip Marlowe, Travis McGee, Matt Scudder, Spenser, & Hawk!

Here is part two of my Detective series, detailing the classic characters of mystery fiction. I hope everyone enjoys.
I owe my love of these characters, my love of this game, and many of the details on these stats to my great friend, mr. a. hughes. My thanks, sir.


Created by Dashiell Hammett

sam spade

DEX
4
STR
3
BODY
4
Alter Ego
INT
8
WILL
10
MIND
9
Humphrey Bogart
INFL
5
AURA
5
SPIRIT
5
Motivation
INIT
17
WEALTH
6
HP
75
Seeking Justice
SKILLS
Charisma: 5, Detective: 10, Thief: 4, Vehicles (Land): 5, Weaponry (Firearms): 5
ADVANTAGES
Area Knowledge (San Francisco), Free Access (Regular), Iron Nerves, License to Kill (Law Enforcement), Sharp Eye
CONNECTIONS
High: San Francisco PD; Low: Underworld, Pinkertons
DRAWBACKS
Public Identity
EQUIPMENT
Pistol [BODY: 4, Projectile Weapons: 5 (No AV, Lethal, Reduced Range (-1 AP)), Ammo: 8, R#2]
CAR [STR: 5, BODY: 6, Running: 5, R#3]

Created by Raymond Chandler
philip marlowe
DEX
4
STR
4
BODY
4
Alter Ego
INT
8
WILL
10
MIND
9
Robert Mitchum
INFL
7
AURA
7
SPIRIT
5
Motivation
INIT
19
WEALTH
4
HP
75
Upholding the Good
SKILLS
Charisma: 7, Detective: 8, Thief: 6, Vehicles (Land): 5, Weaponry (Firearms): 6
ADVANTAGES
Area Knowledge (Los Angeles), Free Access (Regular), Iron Nerves, License to Kill (Law Enforcement), Scholar (Chess), Sharp Eye
CONNECTIONS
High: LA County DA’s Office, LAPD; Low: Underworld
DRAWBACKS
Minor Irrational Attraction to tobacco (particularly Camels), Minor Irrational Attraction to alcohol, Public Identity
EQUIPMENT
Pistol [BODY: 4, Projectile Weapons: 5 (No AV, Lethal, Reduced Range (-1 AP)), Ammo: 8, R#2]
CAR [STR: 5, BODY: 6, Running: 5, R#3]

Created by John D.MacDonald
TRAVIS MCGEE
DEX
5
STR
4
BODY
5
Alter Ego
INT
6
WILL
8
MIND
7
Paul Newman*
INFL
7
AURA
7
SPIRIT
7
Motivation
INIT
19
WEALTH
7
HP
75
Seeking Justice/Mercenary
SKILLS
Charisma: 7*, Detective: 7, Martial Artist: 6, Military Science: 4, Spy: 6*, Thief: 7, Vehicles (Land, Water): 6, Weaponry (Firearms): 4
ADVANTAGES
Attractive, Area Knowledge (Florida Keys), Buddy (Meyer), Iron Nerves, Omni-Connection, Scholar (Business Economics), Sharp Eye
CONNECTIONS
Low: Underworld
DRAWBACKS
Public Identity, Minor Irrational Attraction to attractive women, Minor Rage
EQUIPMENT
Pistol [BODY: 4, Projectile Weapons: 5 (No AV, Lethal, Reduced Range (-1 AP)), Ammo: 8, R#2]
MISS AGNES [STR: 6, BODY: 6, Running: 5, R#3]
BUSTED FLUSH [STR: 6, BODY: 7, Swimming: 3, Radio Communications: 12, R#2]
*McGee was portrayed by Sam Elliot in a TV movie, but reading the novels, it was always Newman's voice, his face, and his style that came through to me, so I've elected to use him as the face of McGee.


Created by Lawrence Block
MATT SCUDDER
DEX
4
STR
4
BODY
4
Alter Ego
INT
8
WILL
9
MIND
9
Liam Neeson
INFL
5
AURA
6
SPIRIT
5
Motivation
INIT
19
WEALTH
4
HP
75
Seeking Justice
SKILLS
Charisma: 5, Detective: 9,Martial Arts: 5, Thief: 6, Weaponry (Firearms): 6
ADVANTAGES
Area Knowledge (New York City), Buddies (Mick Ballou, Jim Faber), Iron Nerves, Sharp Eye, Sidekick (TJ)
CONNECTIONS
High: NYPD, Street; Low: Underworld
DRAWBACKS
Guilt (Over the death of a young girl), Minor Physical Restriction (Scudder is a recovering alcoholic), Public Identity
EQUIPMENT
Pistol [BODY: 4, Projectile Weapons: 5 (No AV, Lethal, Reduced Range (-1 AP)), Ammo: 8, R#2]

Created by Robert B. Parker
SPENSER
DEX
5
STR
4
BODY
5
Alter Ego
INT
8
WILL
10
MIND
9
Robert Urich
INFL
7
AURA
7
SPIRIT
7
Motivation
INIT
22
WEALTH
6
HP
100
Seeking Justice
SKILLS
Charisma: 7, Detective: 8, Martial Artist: 6, Military Science: 7, Spy: 5, Thief: 6, Vehicles: 5, Weaponry: 6
ADVANTAGES
Area Knowledge (Boston), Artist (Cook), Attractive, Buddy (Hawk), Connoisseur, Free Access (Regular), Gift of Gab, Iron Nerves, License to Kill (Law Enforcement), Pet (Pearl), Scholar (Literature), Sharp Eye
CONNECTIONS
High: Boston PD, Massachusetts State Police;
Low: Underworld, Street, LAPD, US Military, Taft University
DRAWBACKS
Dependent (Paul Giacomin), Married (for all intents and purposes to Susan Silverman), Minor Physical Restriction (Spenser injured his knee in college playing football), Public Identity
EQUIPMENT
Chef’s Special” .38 caliber Revolver [BODY: 5, Projectile Weapons: 5 (No AV, Lethal), Ammo: 6, R#2]
.9mm Semi-Automatic [BODY: 4, Projectile Weapons: 5 (No AV, Lethal, Reduced Range (-1 AP)), Ammo: 8, R#2]
66 FORD MUSTANG GT [STR: 5, BODY: 6, Running: 7, R#2]

Created by Robert B. Parker
HAWK
DEX
6
STR
5
BODY
5
Alter Ego
INT
7
WILL
10
MIND
9
Avery Brooks
INFL
7
AURA
8
SPIRIT
7
Motivation
INIT
24
WEALTH
6
HP
100
Seeking Justice/Mercenary
SKILLS
Charisma: 7, Detective: 7, Martial Artist: 6, Military Science: 7, Thief: 7, Vehicles: 5, Weaponry: 8
ADVANTAGES
Area Knowledge (Boston), Artist (Piano), Attractive, Buddy (Spenser), Connoisseur, Free Access (Regular), Iron Nerves, Lightning Reflexes, Scholar (Chess, African art), Sharp Eye
CONNECTIONS
High: Street; Low: Boston PD, Underworld, US Military, French Foreign Legion
DRAWBACKS
Minor Irrational Attraction to sharp clothes, Minor Rage, Public Identity
EQUIPMENT
Colt Python .357 Magnum [BODY: 4, Projectile Weapons: 6 (No AV, Lethal), Ammo: 6, R#2]
Sunglasses [BODY: 1, Shade: 2]



2 comments:

  1. Great looking post! Oh, the possibilities...

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    1. Thanks! I love putting posts like this up because it really shows off the versatility of the game.

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