Thursday, November 15, 2007

Live on scene at the Hanmei, fighter profiles: Max Riggs

Max Riggs

(Tank 13): HD 15d12+75; HP 178; Init +1; Spd 30 ft; Defense 20, flatfooted 19 (+1 Dex, +9 Class); BAB +9; Atk +11 melee (2d8+2, Commando Training), or +10 ranged (2d6+3, Colt M-1911); SQ Resilience; AL Brianna; SV Fort +13, Ref +7, Will +4, Rec +13; Rep +6; Str 14, Dex 13, Con 20, Int 12, Wis 10, Cha 8.

Background: Military

Occupation: Bodyguard (Influence, Legal, Perception) Perks: Flurry (Unarmed), Power Punch (Unarmed)

Hobby: Weapons

Skills: Athletics 16 (+18), Firearms 16 (+17), Outdoorsman 4 (+4), Perception 12 (+12), Read Language (English, Korean, Spanish), Speak Language (English, Korean, Spanish), Stealth 16 (+17), Unarmed 16 (+18), Vehicles 4 (+5), Weapons 8 (+10)

Feats: All-Out Attack: +1.5 attack per –1 Defense from Commando Training, Attack Focus (Unarmed): +2 to attack rolls from School of Hard Knocks, Combat Martial Arts, Commando Training, Cross Training: Stealth, Damage Reduction x3, Die Hard, Diesel 1, Diesel 2, Endurance Training 1, Endurance Training 2, High Pain Threshold, Human Shield, School of Hard Knocks

Access/Contacts/Followers: Supply Contact (Wealth +20 and military equipment)

Wealth: 16

Possessions: Colt M-1911 (Max will have this almost anywhere- he has friends in supply rooms around the world who are willing to “lose” equipment for him)

Martial Arts Maneuvers: Pressure Point Attack: +4 damage on Precision Strikes, Body Blow: On a successful attack to your opponent’s stomach or chest, your opponent must make a Fortitude save equal to your attack roll +10 or be flat-footed for the next 1-4 rounds

Character Disadvantages: None

Background: Max met Brianna while both were attending the University of Georgia. Max was in ROTC and eventually dropped out to join the Army full time. He has served in the Special Forces and as a hand-to-hand combat instructor. Always looking for something more exciting, Max decided to become a mercenary, and when that became boring, he gravitated to long-haul trucking.

Quote: “My style? I’m a dedicated shitkicker. You?”

Role: Max is the fish out of water. Though surrounded by Eastern Philosophy and lotus flowers, he remains the same as he ever was—former Army Ranger, mercenary, and long-haul trucker.

Adventure Hooks: If a female PC takes Brianna’s place, Max might be helping Katsumoto look for her. However, the GM could just as easily make Max a villain, an absolute terror, working with Marcel to become one of Lin Qi’s assassins.

Terry's Tells: Well, he isn't graceful, or pretty, or even particularly skilled if you ask me, but his ability to bull through fights might just land him in the finals!

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