Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Savage Worlds Characters: Deadlands Knife Throwers



While checking my site stats (which bloggers can tend to do obsessively), I saw that someone had stumbled on the site looking for "deadlands character knife thrower" or something to that effect. So the thought occurred to me to cook up a pair of very different knife throwers. One is a "living in the wild grizzly man"...the other is a show-off, quick as lightning type, from the beginning, scaled up through four ranks of Legendary.

Every Edge and Hindrance is taken from Savage Worlds Explorer's Edition and Deadlands Reloaded.

Enjoy.


GRIZZLY MOUNTAIN MAN

Agility d6
Smarts d6
Spirit d8
Strength d6
Vigor d6

Climbing d4
Fighting d6
Guts d6
Intimidation d4
Notice d6
Survival d6
Swimming d4
Throwing d6
Tracking d6

Charisma: -2
Pace: 6"
Parry: 5
Toughness: 5

Hindrances
Clueless
Illiterate
Mean

Edges
Scout
True Grit

Knives (d6+d4), Bowie Knife (d6+d4+1)

1st: Smarts d8
2nd: Survival d8, Tracking d8
3rd: Woodsman

Seasoned

1st: Throwing d8, Notice d8
2nd: Wilderness Man
3rd: Strength d8
4th: Beast Master

Veteran

1st: Vigor d8
2nd: Hard to Kill
3rd: Harder to Kill
4th: Intimidation d6, Guts d8

Heroic

1st: Nerves of Steel
2nd: Spirit d10
3rd: Guts d10, Intimidation d8
4th: Improved Nerves of Steel

Legendary

1st: Tough as Nails
2nd: Strength d10
3rd: Tracking d10
4th: Vigor d10

FLASHY KNIFE FIGHTER
Agility d8
Smarts d8
Spirit d6
Strength d4
Vigor d4

Fighting d6
Gambling d6
Guts d4
Persuasion d4
Riding d6
Streetwise d6
Taunt d6
Throwing d8

Charisma: +2
Pace: 6"
Parry: 5
Toughness: 4

Hindrances
Ailin' (Minor)
Tenderfoot
Thin Skinned

Edges
Card Sharp
Quick
Quick Draw

Throwing Knives, Nice Clothes

1st: Steady Hands
2nd: Spirit d8
3rd: Charismatic

Seasoned

1st: Marksman
2nd: Dodge
3rd: Agility d10
4th: Persuasion d6, Gambling d8

Veteran

1st: Tale Teller
2nd: Reputation
3rd: Throwing d10, Guts d6
4th: Vigor d6

Heroic

1st: Agility d12
2nd: Throwing d12, Persuasion d8
3rd: Improved Dodge
4th: Level Headed

Legendary

1st: Fast As Lightning
2nd: Smarts d10
3rd: Professional (Throwing)
4th: Expert (Throwing)

Edited for a bit of explanation: The first character is meant to be a rougher, backwoods type who is good with animals, can track, etc. You can also tone down some of those aspects and make him a legitimate threat in melee as well as knife throwing.

The second character is gonna get mocked a bit in the Weird West, especially since he doesn't carry a gun...until he's as scary with a knife as many guys are with a gun. For an alternate build, you could allow him to take some of the Duelist type Edges with knives instead of guns (think James Coburn's character from The Magnificent Seven, which was a partial inspiration for this character).