Thanks to Dicey Tales, it’s easier than it already would have been to use the Barbarians of Lemuria system for cool pulp action. And since I’m a sucker for such things (my best and longest-running campaign was a very serialized Justice, Inc. game back in the early 90s), I thought I’d post a trio of BoL/Dicey Tales characters. These three are not dissimilar from some characters who appeared in those games.
Enjoy this little trip for biscuits, amigos.
Dr. Erik Kane is a professor of French and Latin at a prestigious New England university. He is also a rather dedicated occultist and seeker after hidden wisdom. He has seen zombies in San Francisco.
Erik Kane / Lifeblood 10 / Hero Points 5
Attributes: Strength 0 Agility 2 Mind 2 Appeal 0
Combat Abilities: Brawl 0 Melee 2 Ranged 0 Defense 2
Careers: Academic 2, Occultist 1, Aristocrat 1, Scientist 0
Boons: Learned (Occult), Trademark Weapon (Sword Cane)
Flaws: Sense Of Honor
Languages: English, French, Spanish, Latin, Greek
Equipment: Sword Cane (d6)
Jerry Drake (né Yaron Drachmann) is a talented but troubled baseball player from New York City. He has the uncanny ability to be nearby just about any time Dr. Kane needs a little muscle. He, too, has seen zombies in San Francisco.
Jerry Drake / Lifeblood 12 / Hero Points 5
Attributes: Strength 2 Agility 2 Mind 0 Appeal 0
Combat Abilities: Brawl 1 Melee 2 Ranged 0 Defense 1
Careers: Athlete 3, Vagabond 1, Mechanic 0, Shopkeeper 0
Boons: Strong Will, Cast-Iron Guts
Flaws: Bad Reputation
Languages: English, Yiddish, German
Equipment: Baseball Bat (d6+2), .32 Revolver (d6-1)
Lincoln Stone is an investigative journalist and general trouble-maker based in San Francisco’s Chinatown area. Stone has more enemies than friends these days and often holds up in his apartment hiding from Mrs. Chun, his very angry landlady.
Lincoln Stone / Lifeblood 11 / Hero Points 5
Attributes: Strength 1 Agility 0 Mind 1 Appeal 2
Combat Abilities: Brawl 2 Melee 0 Ranged 1 Defense 1
Careers: Journalist 2, Sailor 1, Academic 1, Tradesman 0
Boons: Fist Fighter, Bluff, Contacts
Flaws: Anger Issues, Drink Issues
Languages: English, Chinese, Japanese, Spanish
Equipment: 9mm Pistol (d6+1)
I just realized how much I like the way you list the stats for BoL characters. When I do it I end up stringing them out for half a page or more. I’ll Have to adopt your style.
Thanks, Narmer. I’m glad you like the approach. I devised this compacted approach because I hated seeing what should be dead simple stats running on to the length you’re talking about (which you can see happening in my earlier BoL stuff as well). Part of it, I think, is just the limitations of web stuff – as opposed to properly laid out or even handwritten stuff – but I do think this helps. Cheers, amigo!