Gambler

Fs gambler

“The odds of my having that card are 145,987 to one. But then again, I am feeling lucky today. And you know that things go my way when I feel lucky. So do you want me to look at your card, or do you just want to give me the money now?”

In any time period, the Gambler is a constant. You’re a devil-may-care hang-glider on the winds of fate, one who turns natural luck and a flair for getting yourself out of scrapes and into a profitable career. You’ve learned to handle yourself in a fight—not all losers are good sports, after all. But mostly you rely on your drop-dead smile and your airtight instincts to keep yourself out of trouble. With these two weapons at your disposal, you’ve carved out a life of luxury for yourself—no pleasure is too flashy or shallow for your tastes. After all, what’s the fun of winning all the time if you can’t flaunt it? You came from humble beginnings and made your fortune using only your brains and your need for victory. The latest clothes, the shiniest gadgets: these are things you’ve dreamed of since childhood. But the real prize is the sheer joy of beating the odds, of triumphing over your opponents when logic decrees that you should be down for the count. And although you count many criminals among your opponents, you’ve never slipped over the line from shadiness to outright criminality. But now a melodramatic hook has pulled you into the secret war, a situation where all of the odds you’ve memorized are turned upside down. Still, you face this new adventure with a grin and your characteristic self-confidence. You know it won’t take you long to figure the angles.

Juncture: any

Attributes:

  • Bod 5
  • Chi 0 (For =7)
  • Mnd 6 (Cha 7)
  • Ref 5
    Add 3 points to one primary attribute, 2 points to a second primary attribute, and 1 point to a third. Add 2 to one secondary attribute; it may not exceed 11.

Skills:

  • Gambling +8 (=15)
  • Guns +8 (=13)
  • Martial Arts +2 [Max 11]
  • Seduction +6 (=13)
    Add 6 Skill Bonuses.

Schticks: 1 gun schtick

Weapons: 1 weapon from appropriate juncture

Unique Schtick: You’re an expert at calculating odds. You can make a Fortune check with a Difficulty of 4 at any time; if you succeed, the GM must tell you the Difficulty of an upcoming check. You must be able to observe the situation you’re figuring the odds for.

Quick Schtick Pick:

  • Gun Schtick: Fast Draw
  • Weapons: 69: sling, 1850: ball and cap pistol, Cntp.: Beretta Model 21 Bobcat, 2056: Buro Backup Arm

Wealth Level: rich

Credit: Atlas Games’ Feng Shui Core Rules

Gambler

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