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Thursday, 1 June 2017

[RPG] Introducing Barry Flynn...


Since we're several episodes into the Tuesday Knights' new Top Secret campaign and my character hasn't been killed off (yet), I thought it was about time I wrote him up properly.

Gamesmaster Pete's having us use the Top Secret SI rules set (the second iteration of the classic TSR espionage game), for our game which takes place in 1987 (the year that version of the game was published).

ATTRIBUTES
  • STRENGTH: 32
  • REFLEX: 56
  • INTELLIGENCE: 76
  • WILLPOWER: 56
  • CONSTITUTION: 62
  • MOVEMENT: 43
  • DEXTERITY: 65

SKILLS

  • BASIC FIREARMS (0) 33%
  • BASIC MELEE (0) 33%
  • MARTIAL ARTS (1) 48%
  • PISTOL (1) 70%
  • LOCKPICKING (0) 65%
  • STEALTH (2) 53%
  • DRIVE AUTOMOBILE (0) 65%
  • SHADOWING (1) 61%

ADVANTAGES:
  • Obscure Knowledge (3pt)
  • Fearlessness (2pt)

DISADVANTAGES:
  • Enemy: WEB (4pt)
  • Unmistakable Feature: tattoos (1pt)
BACKSTORY:
The grandson of a former IRA bomb maker who fled to the East End of London, Danny Regan ran with the gangs from an early age even though he never really fit in.
On one hand, he was the "king of trivia", a pub quiz champion and an interesting guy to be around, but on the other his natural fearlessness manifested itself in a short temper that was always getting him into trouble.

Eventually, he popped up on the radar of WEB and was recruited as low-level hired muscle. The wages were good and Danny just switched to autopilot, going through the motions of "being a goon".

That is, until, he was moved to one of WEB's human trafficking operations, where he made the mistake of falling in love with an Eastern European woman called Natalia, who he was supposed to be transporting to a seedy pimp in Birmingham.

Instead, Danny and Natalia fled, got a quickie marriage, and tried to live life on the run.

Unfortunately for Danny, Natalia had been using him, and had no interest in being the wife of a fugitive low-level criminal thug. She had her marriage certificate and citizenship, and ditched Danny after 18 months of a life on the lam.

Danny was a broken man, distraught, the spark had gone from his life, he had no idea of what to do... until he was approached by an ORION recruiter who felt his skills - and inside knowledge of WEB - might be of use to "the good guys".

Of course, WEB hasn't forgotten about Danny's treachery, even if ORION has created a new identity for him as Barry Flynn, and he's pretty sure it's only a matter of time before they come for him...
The CIA file on ORION's newest recruit, Barry Flynn

The fancy file/graphics I used to illustrate this write-up are all from the excellent, free, photo effects suite at PhotoFunia.

2 comments:

  1. Brilliant. I'd better get Ivy's past written down

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    1. Thank you! Looking forward to learning more about my animal-loving comrade-in-arms!

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