The City of a Thousand Crimes
Ability scores have been altered. At character creation, you receive 7 points to distribute among these instead of 5. Not much to explain but here goes:
Strength – As normal.
Agility – As normal.
Vigor – As normal.
Intelligence – Replaces Smarts. Mental calculation, agility, and retention.
Wisdom – Replaces Smarts. Awareness, intuition, senses, etc.
Charisma – Replaces derived charisma. Personal charm, magnetism, attractiveness, etc.
Spirit – As normal, but spirit no longer umbrellas over charisma and wisdom. Spirit now represents willpower and the more abstract parts of a character (such as power and aura).
Skills have been consolidated. Skills that won’t likely see enough use were either combined into other skills or fall under specialties/defining interests. Those specializations and interests add mechanical bonuses to common knowledge rolls and ability checks relevant to the interest (generally +2).
Athletics – Climbing, swimming, jumping, sprinting, etc.
Driving – Performing risky feats while behind the wheel. Normal driving requires no roll.
Fighting – Hand-to-hand combat skill. Weapon proficiency is covered mostly through role-playing.
Guts – Stomaching horror and similar stressors.
Heal – First aid, long-term care, etc. Tools are required.
Insight – Reading people, discerning the truth in words and actions, etc.
Intimidate – Scaring someone to get them to do what you want. Target often resents you after.
Manipulation – Physical manipulation, hand-eye coordination, etc.
Navigate – Finding one’s way, orienting location, etc.
Perception – Seeing, hearing, tasting, touch, spacial awareness, etc.
Persuade – Convincing someone to do something you want through charm. Argument sold separately.
Repair – Fix things. You generally need to know how these things work before you try to fix them.
Research – Find information effectively through books, articles, libraries, etc.
Shooting – Making sure projectiles meet their mark. Weapon proficiency is role-played, generally.
Stealth – Sneaking, hiding, muffling one’s voice or gestures, etc.
Streetwise – As research, but through socializing and combing the relevant culture.
Taunt – Distract, annoy, infuriate, and otherwise manipulation of a person’s ego for advantage.
John (now permitted by Mayor Shaw to carry handguns, shotguns, and semi-automatic rifles)
- Webley Mk VI Revolver (.380" Revolver Mk IIz)
- S&W Snubnosed Revolver (.38 special)
- Trench Gun
Thompson submachine gun (.45 ACP)
Michael (can legally carry handguns)
- Luger P08 (matte black, wooden handle, 9×19 mm Parabellum)
Philip (now permitted to carry handguns)
- M1911 (.45 ACP)
late Model-T, once owned by John (uninsured and totaled)
- 1931 Blue Chevrolet Coupe, Philip and Mason (uninsured and recently fixed up)
- 1932 Black Chrysler Imperial, owned by Michael (in good condition and insured)
Michael: over 8,000 dollars in cash.