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Postby Shyla » Sun Aug 25, 2013 1:29 pm

Player Name: Tyna
YIM Handle:

Character Name: Shyla "The Shyster"
Alias: Varlet
Race: Kraks (Q'uratigo Cephalopodans)
O.C.C.: Professional Gambler
Alignment: Anarchist
XP Level: 3
XP Points: 4,696 (T-Rex 10/13/13)
Next Level @ XP: 8,201
Sentiments/Non-Humans: What is wrong being a non-human? We all came from somewhere. Now if you do not like me, likewise.
Sentiments/Coalition: They remind me of other dictators through out history.
Disposition: Friendly, social, wear emotions on sleeve. Likes to mimic those she really likes.
Insanity: Obsession: Timeliness (Always Late)

I.Q.: 19
M.E.: 11
M.A.: 22
P.S.: 9
P.P.: 14
P.E.: 13
P.B.: 7
Speed: 20 (40 Underwater)

P.P.E.: 18
H.P.: 18 (+1d6 per lvl)
S.D.C.: 30
Age: 34
Sex: Female
Height: 3'5"
Weight: 90 lbs
Description: Little green woman with two tentacles that covers her mouth and drapes down her front like a mustache. She has big expressive yellow eyes. A small belly with hints of wrinkles on her face. One would have to look twice to see that she is not a child.

Racial Abilities
Amphibious (Special) - Can breathe both air and water. Are natural swimmers at 85% skill equivalency. Can dive up to 300 ft without suffering from any ill effects.
naturally Charming (special) - +10% to any Trust percentage, with a minimum of 35% regardless of MA. however, any Intimidation percentages are lowered by -10%.

Suffers from dry skin if no baths are taken at least every 48 hours.
Fatigues twice as fast as humans in hot, dry weather.
Typically uses seal oil, if she can get a hold of it as a moisturizer. (Very foul smelling)

Natural Abilities
Perception Bonus: +2 / +5 (in Tavern/Gambling)
Charm/Impress: -15%
Invoke Trust/Intimidate: 70%
Horror Factor: +1
Max. Encumbrance: 27 lbs.
Max. Carrying Weight: 27 lbs.
Max. Lifting Weight:
Max. Jumping Ability: 4 feet long, 2 feet high.

Special Abilities
Mastery of Card Sharking: Recognize cheating and marked cards: 61% (+4%). +2 extra melee actions per round when palming, concealment, stacking, and dealing cards.
Quick Draw initiative: Handguns: +1 to imitative for every 2 P.P. above 16. max +7 Able to inflict normal or double damage by going for a vital spot (called shot).
Tolerance to Alcohol: Can drink twice as much as the average person.
Reputation: Average characters playing against a notorious professional are -10% in their card playing skills. Pick pockets and those trying to palm or conceal something from the gamblers are also -10% to do so.

O.C.C. Skills
Language: American -- 110% (+3%)
Language: Spanish -- 85% (+3%)
Literacy: American -- 98% (+3%)
Math: Basic -- 105% (+5%)
Dance -- 75% (+5%)
Law: General -- 80% (+5%)
Cardsharp -- 76% (+4%)
Palming -- 64% (+5%)
Concealment -- 52% (+4%)
Pick Pockets -- 70% (+5%)
Disguise -- 65% (+5%)
Escape Artist -- 65% (+5%)
Seduction -- 26% (+3%)
Streetwise -- 47% (+4%)
Piloting: Hovercycles, Skycycles, & Rocket bikes -- 97% (+3%)
Recognize Weapon Quality -- 55% (+5%)
W.P. Revolver (includes Derringer)
W.P. Energy Pistol
W.P. Energy Rifle

R.C.C. Skills
Impersonation -- 72% / 58% (+4%)
Imitate Voices and Sounds -- 79% / 73% (+4%)
Public Speaking -- 65% (+5%)
Swimming -- 90% (+5%)
Language: Euro -- 84% (+3%)
Language: Dragonese/Elven -- 84% (+3%)
Language: Gobblely -- 84% (+3%)

O.C.C. Related Skills
Ventriloquism -- 43% (+4%)
Lore: D-Bees -- 55% (+5%)
Gambling: Standard -- 55% (+5%)
Gambling; Dirty Tricks -- 42% (+4%)
Pick Locks -- 65% (+5%)
Research -- 70% (+5%)
Appraise Goods -- 55% (+5%)(Lvl 2)

Secondary Skills
Lore: Psychics & Psionics -- 45% (+5%)
Pilot: Motorcycle -- 77% (+5%)
Barter -- 43% (+4%) (Lvl 1)
W.P. knives

Combat Data
HTH Type: Expert
Number of Attacks: 4
Initiative Bonus: +2 (+4 When palming, picking pockets, or cheating at cards)
Strike Bonus: +2
Parry Bonus: +3
Dodge Bonus: +3
HTH Damage Bonus:
Bonus to Roll w/Punch: +2
Bonus to Pull a Punch: +5
Bonus to Disarm: +2
Other: Dodge Underwater +1
Other: Disarm on a "Called" shot: +1
Other: Kick attack 1d8 DMG
Other: Karate Punch 2d4 DMG

Weapon Proficiencies
Aimed Shots: +3 to Strike Bonus (costs 2 actions)
Burst Shots: +1 to Strike Bonus
Called/Aimed Shots: +3 to Strike Bonus, 12+ Strike Roll Required (costs 3 actions)
Melee Called Shots: No bonus to Strike, No extra action cost

W.P. Revolver (includes Derringer): +1 strike
W.P. Energy Pistol: +2 strike
W.P. Energy Rifle: +1 strike
W.P. knives: +1 strike, +2 parry. +2 strike when thrown

Saving Throw Bonuses
Magic (Varies): +0
Lethal Poison (14+): +0
Non-Lethal Poison (16+): +0
Insanity (12+): +0
Psionics (Varies): +0
Save vs. Disease: +0
Save vs. Horror Factor: +1
Last edited by Shyla on Thu Aug 29, 2013 4:39 am, edited 6 times in total.

Shyla: Equipment

Postby Shyla » Mon Aug 26, 2013 1:30 pm


Titan: Big Wheel Unicycle
M.D.C. by Location
^Vision Cameras (2): 2
*Headlight (2): 2
Clamshell Doors (2): 65 each
All-Terrain Tire: 65
**Main Body: 130
* Indicates a small and difficult target to strike, requiring the attacker to make a "Called Shot" and even then the assailant is -4 to strike.
** Depleting the MDC of the Main Body shuts the vehicle down completely, making it a useless wreck.
Statistical Data
Crew: One Pilot
Dimensions: 10' Tall, 4' Wide, 640 lbs.
Max Speed: 75mph, 50mph Cruising
Power Plant: Electric
Max Range: 800 miles per charge
Cargo: Small Storage compartment for extra items and personal weapons.

Branaghan Overcoat
Weight: 3 lbs. (Modified for size)
M.D.C. by Location
• Arms: 8 each
• Legs: 12 each
• Main Body : 28
• Forcefield: 45
Modifiers: -5% to all physical skills
Special Features
Integrated Naruni Forcefield

Wilk's-Remi 130 "Six Shooter"
Weight: 2.5 lbs.
• Range: 1000'
• Damage: 2D6 M.D.
• Rate of Fire: Single shots only
• Payload: 20 shots per E-clip; 40 shots per LE-clip
• Modifiers: +2 to Strike on aimed shot

Weight: 1.8 lbs.
Damage: 1D6 M.D.

Worn on Person
Non-Secure Universal Card: 13,000 credits (Inside of shirt)
Non Secure Black Card: 9000 credit (Inside of shirt)
$12,525 NGMI paper currency, mixed bills.(inside of shirt)
Mirrored Sunglasses - Face
Quality Cowboy Hat - On head
Traveling Clothes
Canteen - Slung crosswise on body
Wilk's-Remi 130 "Six Shooter" (In a back holster)
1 Pocket Knife (Strapped to ankle) (Modified size)

Utility Belt (Adjusted for size and sits on hips)
Pen Flashlight
Mega Blade
Laser Distancer
Cigarette Lighter
Air Filter
1 Smoke Grenade
1 Flare
3 E-Clip

knapsack (Inside small storage container in Unicycle)
Pens and Markers (3 each)
Pair of Handcuffs
A bottle of fine Bourbon (with label), filled with Tea
Used Deck of Playing Cards
Brand New Deck of Playing Cards still sealed
Deck of Marked Cards
Pair of Loaded Dice
4 Quality Cigars

saddlebags (Mounted inside of Unicycle)
Set of Fancy "Business" Clothes
3 ounces silver (Marked '999')
2 ounces gold (Marked '975')
Pocket Magnifying Glass
Pocket Language Translator
Portable Tool Kit (for palming and escaping)
8 Quality Cigars
1 Bottle of Fine Bourbon (with label) filled with Tea
Pocket Mirror
50 ft. of Light Weight Rope
1 Pocket Knife
4 Smoke Grenades
5 Flares
1 E-Clip
2 Fake ID's
2 Disguises to go with ID's
Last edited by Shyla on Wed Oct 09, 2013 5:29 am, edited 7 times in total.

Shyla: Background

Postby Shyla » Mon Aug 26, 2013 1:31 pm

At the age of 7, my family fell from grace with the black Market through no fault of their own, but from betrayal. Age 10, I went to work learning the family trade; gambling, pick pocketing, learning cards and so on. Age 13, lost my mother to the Coalition. Age 19, father was gunned down in cold blood or so I thought.

It is not often I think about pivotal moments in my life. But, driving away from the game of my life at the age of 30, I was in my newly won hot pink Big Wheel unicycle heading away from the burbs. Nothing was really there for me anymore. As I wiggle around in my seat to get more comfortable, my thoughts drift back to how I scored this sweet ride.

I drifted into this little no name Podunk town, little did I know that there was going to be a big payday and running for my life. I had left Chi-town in hopes of re-establishing myself and getting away from Mistress Watterson (she’s the one who betrayed my family). She had been riding me hard to complete some odd jobs that were high on risk factor. No way was I putting my tentacles out for her with the Black Market already breathing down our necks.

So back to that big payday I was talking about earlier. I stopped off to get something to wet my thirst and fill my belly. My feet hurt, my back hurt and my pockets were fairly empty. It was high time to find some action when Mr. Big Payday himself walked in the door where I was currently pondering my existence and a way to “legally” swindle someone. Mr. Payday was a Knorr Devilman by the look. Brawn, yes! Brains, not so much. Easy Target! It must be my lucky day. He must have never dealt with a Krak before, because he sat down next to me.

This would be so easy. I looked him up and down seizing him up. Apparently, I was beneath his notice because he ignored me. Or he just did not see me. I pulled out a deck of cards and started playing with them. Nothing showy, just some solitary. After a few minutes, he took notice. Saw wee little me and probably thought the same as most of my marks do. Easy pickings! He chuckled under his breath as I pretended I was a little stumped for my next move. I pretended to glower at him as I continued to ponder. Finally after what seemed like 5 minutes (big oaf probably could not have lasted much longer) he leaned over to tell me what was so clear to the entire world.

“So, you like to play with cards huh?” he asked.

“Yup!” I exclaimed in my best little girl voice.

“Ever play anything besides that?” he asked again.

“No, but have wanted to learn how to play poker!” I said wistfully.

“I can teach you, if you want to learn.” He said in a tone that is definitely for humoring little girls.

And twenty minutes later. Payday happened. Time to blow this joint! Especially, since I have worn out my welcome again. Brain is still trying to control brawn and this little shyster is not going to be around when he finally gets his feet working instead of his hands. Damn, I still got the magic touch.

To this day it still makes me grin on how I got away with it. Now I am looking for a place to park and find my next marks. Funds are running low again.
Last edited by Shyla on Fri Sep 20, 2013 5:40 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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