And Justice for All
"People fear what they don't understand. That is why I strive to understand so much."
|Concept: Hipster Hacker||Profession: Beverage Consultant (a.k.a. Barista)|
|Virtue: Woke to his peeps’ probs (Helpful)||Vice: Pretentious as Fuck (Vain)|
|Archetype: Bonepicker||Threshold: The Forgotten (Death by Chance)|
|Intelligence ● ● ● ● ●||Strength ● ● ○ ○ ○||Presence ● ● ● ● ●|
|Wits ● ● ○ ○ ○||Dexterity ● ● ○ ○ ○||Manipulation ● ● ● ○ ○|
|Resolve ● ● ○ ○ ○||Stamina ● ○ ○ ○ ○||Composure ● ● ○ ○ ○|
|Academics ○ ○ ○ ○ ○||Athletics ○ ○ ○ ○ ○||Animal Ken ○ ○ ○ ○ ○|
|Computer ● ● ● ● ○||Brawl ○ ○ ○ ○ ○||Empathy ● ○ ○ ○ ○|
|Crafts ● ● ○ ○ ○||Drive ○ ○ ○ ○ ○||Expression ● ○ ○ ○ ○|
|Investigation ● (●) ○ ○ ○||Firearms ○ ○ ○ ○ ○||Intimidation ○ ○ ○ ○ ○|
|Medicine ● ● ○ ○ ○||Larceny ● ● ○ ○ ○||Persuasion ● ○ ○ ○ ○|
|Occult ● ● ● ○ ○||Stealth ● ○ ○ ○ ○||Socialize ● ○ ○ ○ ○|
|Politics ○ ○ ○ ○ ○||Survival ● ○ ○ ○ ○||Streetwise ● ● ○ ○ ○|
|Science ● ○ ○ ○ ○||Weaponry ○ ○ ○ ○ ○||Subterfuge ● ● ● ● ●|
(Parenthesis denotes skill boosted by Memento)
Red text denotes skill that can be boosted by plasm 1:1.
|Computer (Hacking)||Computer (Wireless Technology)||Subterfuge (Lying)|
|Holistic Awareness||●||Your character is skilled at non-traditional healing methods. While scientific minds might scoff, she can provide basic medical care with natural means. She knows what herbs can stem an infection and what minerals will stave off a minor sickness. Unless your patient suffers wound penalties from lethal or aggravated wounds, you do not need traditional medical equipment to stabilize and treat injuries. With access to woodlands, a greenhouse, or other source of diverse flora, a Wits + Survival roll allows your character to gather all necessary supplies.|
|Resources||●●●||Maxwell usually earns enough money to put him at 2-dots of Resources, but his extra-curricular activities allow him slightly more spending money when push comes to shove.|
|Fast-Talking||●●●||Always Be Closing (•): With the right leading phrases, your character can direct a mark to say what she wants, when she wants. This trips the mark into vulnerable positions. When a mark contests or resists your character’s Social interactions, apply a –1 to their Resolve or Composure.
Jargon (••): Your character confuses her mark using complex terminology. You may apply one relevant Specialty to any Social roll you make, even if the Specialty isn’t tied to the Skill in use.
Devil’s Advocacy (•••): Your character often poses arguments she doesn’t agree with in order to challenge a mark’s position and keep him from advancing discussion. You can reroll one failed Subterfuge roll per scene.
(+3 on Activations)
+2 on activations
Cost: 1 plasm + 1 plasm for each hour
Cost: 1 plasm
Cost: 1 plasm
|•||Astral Projection 100 m.p.h.||Activation Successes added to Wits rolls||Success = bonus to extended Academics & occult Rolls; Extra Languages|
|••||Astral Projection 200 m.p.h.||Activation Successes on manipulating physical objects||Encyclopedic Knowledge at all times (Int + Wits). Activation successes as bonus when trying.|
|•••||Astral Projection 300 m.p.h.||Each Success = 1 question about object’s past||Successes as bonus to all Academics & Occult Rolls. Know all Languages. Not active = 5 bonus languages.|
|••••||Astral Projection 400 m.p.h.||Each Success reduces object’s durability||Pass through underworld more quickly. See Rules.|
|•••••||Astral Projection 500 m.p.h.||Project senses through a telephone call or an internet connection||Successes + 5 bonus dots among skills of a single category; zero dots = no 10-again, 1s subtract successes.|
|Curse (Presence)||+ Occult (1 day per success)
Cost: 1 plasm
Cost: 1 plasm
Cost: 1 plasm
|•||Simple fire eludes the target||Technology works against the target||Target’s Empathy, Persuasion, or Socialize rolls suffer a penalty equal to activation successes.|
|••||No fire at all within 60 yards of target||Object bonuses become penalties for target||Target suffers (activation success) as penalty to all Social rolls. (+1 Plasm to activate.)|
|•••||Electricity refuses to work for target.||Every time the target uses an technology, the object is dealt (activation success) damage. Durability applies.||Willpower usage by target causes all other roll to be at -2. (+1 Plasm to activate.)|
|••••||No electricity at all within 60 yards of target||Every use of technology hurts target with 3 Bashing damage. (+1 Plasm to activate.)||Target can not use Willpower. (+2 Plasm to activate.)|
|•••••||Target becomes blind.||Technology “self-destructs” dealing (equipment modifier x 3) lethal damage to target. (+2 Plasm to activate.)||Target attempts to kill itself. (+2 Plasm to activate.)|
|Size: 5||Willpower: ● ● ● ● ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○|
|Defense: 2/1||Health: ● ● ● ● ● ● ○ ○ ○ ○|
|Memory: 7||Current Integrity: 7|
|Maximum Plasm 40||Plasm per Turn: 6|
|Memento (Keystone): Leather Jacket, torn and bloodied||Threshold: Forgotten; Keys: Industrial, Tear-Stained; Skill: Expression|
|Memento (Deathmask): Ivory Puzzle Sphere||Threshold: Torn; Keys: Pyreflame; Skill: Investigation|
|(+1 on Ceremonies tied to Violence; +2 on Oracle Manifestations; 5 plams battery)|
|Memento (Vanitas): Snow Globe with Sand from the Underworld||Threshold: Forgotten; Refill Willpower|
|Ceremony (Cigarette Dawn):||Learn 3 Facts about a dead acquaintance.|
|Psyche + Presence; Difficulty 3; 1 per Round|
|Ceremony (Pass On):||Help a ghost pass to the Underworld.|
|Psyche + Presence; Difficulty 9; 1 per Minute|
|Ceremony (Sepulchar Gateway):||Travel between Avernian gates while avoiding the Underworld.|
|Psyche + Intelligence; Difficulty 7; 1 per 10 Minutes|
|Worst Thing Done: Max regularly skims credit cards from customers who piss him off. He also spits in their coffee.|
|Worst Thing Imagined Doing: Stealing and selling personal identity information.|
|Wort Thing Imagined Someone Else Doing: Murder. Particularly of the hate-crime variety.|
|Most Supernatural Event: Max dated a guy in college named Jessie. Jessie went through an “emo” phase and started hanging with a bunch of people he referred to as “his krewe” and then started (pun intended) ghosting Max.|
|Most Traumatic Event Experienced: After coming out during his senior year of high school, his parents disowned him and kicked him out. They remain estranged.|
Johnathan Maxwell Powell was born on July 11, 1977 to a middle-class suburban life in Paris, Texas. Johnathan had a normal upbringing, but was classified as “shy” because of his personal aversion of other children. When he tried to explain to his parents why he wasn’t the kind of son that his parents thought he should be, there was a falling out – a very nasty one. He was able to live out of the 1986 Buick Skylark that he bought with money from his computer repair job after school. This allowed him to finish high school and attain the diploma he required before leaving Paris forever.
“Everyone has a horrible past they’d like to forget about. What? You don’t? Then I guess you aren’t really a tortured artist then, are you?”
Odd jobs along the east-coast filled in the next five years of Johnathan’s resumé. This allowed him to slowly put himself through the Computer Science program at Portland Community College. During that time he filed the paperwork for a legal name change. He adopted his middle name (having always identified with the titular character in The Beatles’ song Maxwell’s Silver Hammer) and taking the last name Reizkofski, after his favorite Danish folk-artist Amanda Reizkofski.
“Don’t bother Googling her though, you wouldn’t find her music on something so mainstream as the internet.”
Maxwell eventually found himself back in Texas, but this time in Austin. The growing popularity of Portland’s weird crowd had become increasingly stifling and presumptuous. Since that time Maxwell has worked part-time jobs as an IT consultant for server-based industries, but supports himself primarily by being assistant manager at Mozart’s Coffee..
“Look trust me, you think you want a Grandé Sunrise Frap with two shots of espresso, I hear you. But I wouldn’t waste my time taking your order if I didn’t know what you really wanted. Sure it’s seven dollars more, but the artisanally grown beans of the Pavé Tribe’s Yma blend is grown in soil blessed by real Patagonian Clerics. You can can practically taste the holiness. Really? Okay. With that and the Açaí-berry scone it’ll be $14.23. No, tips aren’t necessary but you can always donate three dollars to send a Syrian refugee some shoes.”
The only thing passing for interesting in his life during the last two years though was when someone caught him skimming and pulled a knife on him. An off duty officer defused the situation and arrested the man. The officer even offered to look the other way when it came to Maxwell’s transgression. The thought of someone having something to hold over him has haunted Max. Hopefully nothing will come of it . . .
“The photographic medium doesn’t accurately represent how I view myself or my reality. As a result I’ve attached a woodblock engraving that Lily (my chakra alignment coach) carved for me.”