A man in scrounge wear. He has warm eyes in a wind-chapped face. His body is rangy and scarred.
9mm (2-harm close loud), oddments worth 2-barter, a webbing vest with pockets full of junk (counts as 1-armor), patched up pants, steel-toed work boots, canvas gloves, sunglasses, a fur hat, a thin neck chain with some poptops on it, a gas mask, (not usually worn).
Cool – +2
Hard – 0
Hot – -1
Sharp – +2
Weird – -1
Operator Special: If you and another character have sex, get a new obligation gig: keeping [their name] happy (you keep them happy/you *@$#ing blow it).
Moonlighting: You get 2-juggling. Whenever there’s a stretch of downtime in play, or between sessions, choose a number of your gigs to work. Choose no more than your juggling. Roll+cool. On a 10+ you get profit from all the gigs you chose. On a 7-9, you get profit from at least 1; if you chose more, you get a catastrophe from 1 and profit from the rest. On a miss, catastrophe all around. The gigs you aren’t working give you neither profit nor catastrophe. Whenever you get a new gig, you also get +1 juggling.
Reputation: When you meet someone important (your call), roll+cool. On a hit, they’ve heard of you, and you say what they’ve heard; the MC will have them respond accordingly. On a 10+, you take +1forward for dealing with them as well. On a miss, they’ve heard of you, but the MC will decide what they’ve heard.
Technical work (2-barter/shut out)
Avoiding Eightball and his kin (you keep well clear/they catch you in a bad spot)
Skinny, my younger brother, a smart teenager.
Ham-bone, my mother’s brother, good with machines.
Discount, my older sister, tough as nails.
Franky, Discount’s daughter, the crew rookie. Just a kid, really.
”You know what I think? I think the saddest thing in the world is a guy with no family. The &%@head who left his mom for a job or a girl, the girl who sells her kid, the poor &$^# whose family dies. That’s how I was raised, and that’s what I’ve seen in the world. You take care of your kin, and they take care of you.
“You want a smoke? They’re not scrounge. I know a guy who grows the plants in glass boxes. No, I’m not going to tell you where. I’ve got ice, too, a few chunks of it left. You can put it against your cheek, put it in your mouth, *$@# yourself or one of the house pretties with it if you like. No?
“So anyway, I was on my mom’s crew and I learned the ropes. Who to talk to where to get what. Where the best scrounge is, and where the air kills you, and how to keep the gray *$#! out of your gear. Now Skinny and Discount and me, and my uncle, Ham-bone, we keep ”/characters/dee-3" class=“wiki-content-link”>Mom and Ebb and the little ones happy and fed here at Lotus House and we go out and bring home the goods. Grace? She’s got her own gig, and her own talents. No need to feed her, but yeah, I would, of course. She loves these smokes, though, because they’re so fresh.
“Julirose always needs some kind of swag to keep Lotus House comfortable. Those poor &#$*s at Hardscrabble have parts to trade for food or other little mercies. I even fixed an oven for Duchess out at Skull Town. Almost pissed myself.
“Speaking of pissing myself, you haven’t seen Eightball or his people around, have you? There’s bad blood between our clans ever since that thing with Roo and Crewneck. Let me know if he comes around the House, will you?
“So what can my crew and me do for you?”
Camel does Focus