Val CHA Cost Roll Notes 20 STR 10 13- Lift 400 kg; 4d6 HTH Damage 18 DEX 24 13- OCV: 6/DCV: 6 20 CON 20 13- 18 BODY 16 13- 18 INT 8 13- PER Roll 13- 18 EGO 16 13- ECV: 6 35 PRE 25 16- PRE Attack: 7d6 14 COM 2 12- 7 PD 3 Total: 10 PD (3 rPD) 6 ED 2 Total: 9 ED (3 rED) 5 SPD 22 Phases: 3, 5, 8, 10, 12 10 REC 4 50 END 5 50 STUN 12 Total Characteristic Cost: 173 Movement: Running: 7"/14" Leaping: 5"/10" Swimming: 3"/6" Cost Powers & Skills 2 Martial Arts: Commando Training; Use Art With Clubs, Knives Maneuver OCV DCV Damage 3 Aikido Throw +0 +1 4d6 +v/5, Target Falls 4 Boxing Cross +0 +2 6d6 Strike 4 Choke Hold -2 +0 Grab One Limb; 2d6 NND 4 Escape +0 +0 35 STR versus Grabs 4 Judo Disarm -1 +1 Disarm; 30 STR to Disarm 4 Karate Chop -2 +0 HKA 1d6 +1 4 Kung Fu Block +2 +2 Block, Abort 12 Expert at Reading Mafiosi: Telepathy 6d6, Reduced Endurance (0 END; +1/2); Limited To Mafiosi [Single species/type of mind] (-1), Extra Time (Full Phase, Only to Activate, Character May Take No Other Actions, -1/2), Must Be Able to View Subject, Including Facial Expressions (-1/2), Surface Thoughts Only (-1/2), Does Not Provide Mental Awareness (-1/4) 1 +3 PER with Normal Sight; Only To Counter Darkness Penalties (-1 1/2) 15 Luck 3d6 Perks 13 Contact: Leo Turrin - Underboss in the Pittsfield family, Undercover Federal Agent and Bolan Ally (Contact has extremely useful Skills or resources, Contact has significant Contacts of his own, Very Good relationship with Contact) 16- 6 Contact: Jack Grimaldi - Ex-US Army Copter Pilot, Mob Flyboy and Bolan Ally (Contact has useful Skills or resources, Good relationship with Contact) 13- 8 Contact: Hal Brognola - Number 2 Cop in the US DOJ and frequent Bolan Ally (Contact has access to major institutions, Contact has significant Contacts of his own, Contact has very useful Skills or resources, Good relationship with Contact) 12- 6 Money: Wealthy 2 Reputation: Will not fire on Cops (A large group - Police and Reporters) 11-, +1/+1d6 Talents 9 Ambidexterity (no Off Hand penalty) 6 Combat Luck (3 PD/3 ED) 16 Deadly Blow: +4d6 (only when attacking from behind) 16 Deadly Blow: +4d6 (only when attacking from stealth) 18 Evasive 8 Lightning Reflexes: +8 DEX to act first with Guns 3 Lightsleep 4 Resistance (4 points) Skills 16 Combat Skill Levels: +2 with All Combat 15 Combat Skill Levels: +3 with Ranged Combat 9 Combat Skill Levels: +3 with All Pistols 10 Combat Skill Levels: +2 with HTH Combat 10 Overall Skill Levels: +1 Overall 10 Penalty Skill Levels: +5 versus Hit Location modifiers with all small arms 9 Penalty Skill Levels: +3 versus Range Modifier with All Attacks 6 Penalty Skill Levels: +4 versus Range Modifier with a sniper's rifles 1 Skill Levels: +5 with CK; Extra Time (1 Week, Only to Activate, -2 1/4) 3 Acting 16- 3 Analyze: Combat 13- 5 Autofire Skill: Accurate Sprayfire 5 Autofire Skill: Concentrated Sprayfire 5 Autofire Skill: Rapid Autofire 5 Autofire Skill: Skipover Sprayfire 3 Breakfall 13- 3 Bugging 13- 1 CK: Pittsfield, MA 8- 1 CK: Los Angeles 8- 1 CK: Palm Springs, CA 8- 1 CK: Miami 8- 1 CK: Paris 8- 1 CK: London 8- 1 CK: New York City 8- 1 CK: Chicago 8- 1 CK: Las Vegas 8- 1 CK: San Francisco 8- 1 CK: Boston 8- 1 CK: Washington DC 8- 1 CK: San Diego 8- 1 CK: Philadelphia 8- 1 CK: Dallas 8- 1 CK: Detroit 8- 1 CK: New Orleans 8- 1 CK: Seattle 8- 3 Climbing 13- 3 Combat Driving 13- 3 Concealment 13- 3 Conversation 16- 3 Criminology 13- 1 Cryptography 8- 3 Deduction 13- 10 Defense Maneuver I-IV 3 Demolitions 13- 3 Disguise 13- 5 Fast Draw 14- 1 High Society 8- 1 Language: English (imitate dialects) 2 Language: Italian (fluent conversation) 1 Language: Polish (basic conversation) 1 Language: Vietnamese (basic conversation) 3 Mimicry 13- 2 Navigation (Land) 13- 3 Paramedics 13- 3 Persuasion 16- 6 PS: Sniper 15- 6 PS: Soldier 15- 8 PS: Warrior 17- 5 Rapid Attack (Ranged) 3 Security Systems 13- 3 Shadowing 13- 3 Stealth 13- 3 Streetwise 16- 10 Survival (Arctic/Subarctic, Temperate/Subtropical, Tropical, Desert, Mountain) 13- 11 Tactics 17- 3 Tracking 13- 13 TF: Common Motorized Ground Vehicles, Hanggliding, Parachuting, Advanced, Parachuting, Basic, SCUBA, Skiing (snow), Small Military Ships, Small Motorized Boats, Small Rowed Boats, Snowmobiles, Tracked Military Vehicles, Two-Wheeled Motorized Ground Vehicles, Wheeled Military Vehicles 10 Two-Weapon Fighting (Ranged) 11 WF: Emplaced Weapons, Small Arms, Blades, Clubs, Fist-Loads, Flame-throwers, General Purpose/Heavy Machine Guns, Grenade Launchers, Shoulder-Fired Weapons, Thrown Knives, Axes, and Darts, Vehicle Weapons - Bradley AFV 8 Weaponsmith (Firearms) 16- 3 Scholar 7 1) KS: Guerilla Warfare (8 Active Points) 17- 7 2) KS: Mafia Operations (8 Active Points) 17- 7 3) KS: Mafia Rituals (8 Active Points) 17- 7 4) KS: Mafiosi (8 Active Points) 17- 7 5) KS: Military Operations (8 Active Points) 17- 7 6) KS: US Army (8 Active Points) 17- 513 Total Powers & Skills Cost 686 Total Character Cost 200+ Disadvantages 20 Hunted: The Mafia 11- (As Pow, NCI, Harshly Punish) 10 Hunted: Local Law Enforcement 8- (Less Pow, NCI, Harshly Punish) 20 Hunted: Federal Law Enforcement 8- (Mo Pow, NCI, Harshly Punish) 25 DNPC: various civilians caught up in his war 14-, Normal, Group DNPC: x2 DNPCs 15 Psychological Limitation: Will Not Fire On Police, Not Even A Dirty Badge (Uncommon, Total) 15 Psychological Limitation: Sworn To Destroy The Mafia (Common, Strong) 20 Psychological Limitation: Will Not Allow Innocents To Come To Harm (Very Common, Strong) 5 Social Limitation: Semi-Secret Identity, Not recognized out of blacksuit Occasionally, Minor 356 Experience Points 686 Total Disadvantage Points Standard Equipment: 1) "Belle" 9mm Beretta Brigadier: RKA 1d6+1, 8 clips of 8 Charges (+0), Invisible to Hearing Group (Silencer; +1/4); OAF (-1), Real Weapon (-1/4) 2) "Big Thunder" .44 Automag: RKA 2d6+1, 8 clips of 8 Charges (+0), +1 Increased STUN Multiplier (+1/4); OAF (-1), Real Weapon (-1/4) 3) 9mm Uzi SMG: RKA 1d6+1, Autofire (5 shots; +1/2), 16 clips of 30 Charges (+3/4); OAF (-1), Real Weapon (-1/4) 4) 5.56 mm M16A2: RKA 2d6, +1 Increased STUN Multiplier (+1/4), Autofire (5 shots; +1/2), 16 clips of 30 Charges (+3/4); OAF (-1), Real Weapon (-1/4) 5) Knife: HKA 1d6-1 (1d6+1 w/STR); OAF (-1), Real Weapon (-1/4) M203 40mm Grenade Launcher: Multipower, 60-point reserve; all slots OAF (-1) u 1) 40 mm Fragmentation Round: RKA 2 1/2d6, Explosion (+1/4); 8 clips of 1 Charge (-1), OAF (-1) u 2) 40mm Flechette: RKA 2d6, Explosion (+1/4), Armor Piercing (+1/2); 4 clips of 1 Charge (-1 1/4), OAF (-1) u 3) 40 mm Concussion Round: Energy Blast 8d6, Explosion (+1/4); 8 clips of 1 Charge (-1), OAF (-1) u 4) 40 mm Gas Round: Energy Blast 3d6, No Normal Defense ([Standard]; +1), Area Of Effect (3" Radius; +1), Conforming (+1/2); 4 clips of 1 Charge (-1 1/4), OAF (-1) Warwagon: Vehicles & Bases
Background/History: When Mack Bolan's war with the Mafia had only been a few months old already the man had become a legend and a modern day folk hero. Law enforcement agencies at every level of government and throughout the land had taken to keeping a special file on the exploits of the man known as The Executioner, in the months that followed various foreign capitals were added to the alert network of international police organizations. Others, also, sought the lifeblood of Mack Bolan. It was common knowledge that a $500,000 death contract had been issued against Bolan by the ruling council of bosses of that vast "invisible second government" known as the Mafia or La Cosa Nostra. This was an open contract with bounty hunters of every walk and stripe invited and encouraged to participate in the hunt. It was also rumored that the various individual family bosses had added attractive bonuses to the final payoff in the event that the murder contract was closed in their territory; it has been estimated that in several areas of the country Bolan's head would be worth over a million dollars to his killer.
What sort of superman could inspire such nationwide awe, fear and respect from both sides of a modern society? Bolan himself would be the last man to attempt to answer that question. He knew that he was no superman. Like any other man, he bled when wounded, trembled when frightened, felt loneliness in isolation and regarded life as preferable to death.
Short months before his war with the Mafia had begun, this "superman" had been on combat duty in Vietnam, in his own eyes just another non-com fighting another version of the impossible war. But in that war there had been comrades, a sense of national purpose, and the brawn and brains of the United States government backing him. Now he was alone, often doubting his own moral imperatives, and with only his own abilities and instincts to stand against what often seemed to be the entire world.
When Bolan killed enemies in Vietnam, he was decorated for heroism and applauded by the bulk of his society. When he killed enemies at home, he was charged with murder and hounded as a dangerous threat to that same society. In that other war there had been respites from combat, a reasonably safe place to lay the head and rest the soul; in this new war there were no places to pause, no zones of safety, no sanctuaries for the man whose battlefield was the entire world and whose enemies were both infinite and often invisible.
No --- Mack Bolan was no superman, and none knew this better than the man himself.
Bolan was perhaps a bit too modest in his assessments of self, however. He had received the tag "The Executioner" by virtue of his unusual military specialty in Vietnam. A sniper team sharpshooter, the young sergeant had repeatedly penetrated hostile territories and strongholds, often spending days behind enemy lines on deep-penetration strikes against Viet Cong terrorist leaders and officials. Steely nerves, precision tactics and remarkable self-sufficiency had spelled the difference for sniper Bolan, the difference which had kept him alive and functioning through two combat tours in Southeast Asia and earned him the respect and admiration of superiors and peers alike. But Sgt. Bolan had been much more than a sniper. Executing an important defector or enemy field commander on his own soil could be ticklish business. Merely locating and identifying the target in unfamiliar territory was challenge enough; to then make the strike, hang around long enough to verify the success of the mission, and then to safely withdraw through miles of aroused hostile country required considerable personal resources.
Bolan had obviously possessed those resources. He had been regarded as a highly valuable weapon of the psychological warfare being waged for the soul of Vietnam. Now it appeared that Bolan, along with legions of other young Americans, had lost his own soul in that conflict - a point that many homefront moralizers were hastening to make. He had been editorialized as "a government-trained mad dog", and lamented on the floor of the U.S. Senate as "America's military sins coming home to roost." It being conveniently forgotten that this same man had earned a second and far different nickname in Vietnam. To medics, battlefield surgeons and Red Cross personnel he was "Sergeant Mercy" for his humane and compassionate treatment of civilians and the other unfortunate victims of the the war.
All of this was inconsequential to Mack Bolan. He had not expected medals for his war at home. He would admit, even, that his initial strike against the Mafia had been largely motivated by a desire for vengeance. His parents and teen-aged sister had died violently as a result of Mafia terrorism and the police had been helpless to do anything about it. Bolan had not been helpless and he had done something about it. He took his pound of flesh from the Sergio Frenchi family and his sense of personal justice had been satisfied in the lightning strikes that left that Mafia arm in shambles. Long before that first battle had ended, however, Mack Bolan came to realize that he had entered into another war without end. The mob would not, simply could not hold still for that sort of treatment. The entire premise for their survival was based on the idea of their invincibility and omnipresence in the American society. They had to crush Bolan and run his head up their pole for all to see and beware.
Bolan's war thus became a holy war, good versus evil, and he clung to his battle philosophy as his only buttress against a disapproving society. And as the war raged on, from front to successive front, his growing familiarity with the syndicate served to intensify this certain feeling that he was fighting the most vicious enemy to ever threaten his nation. The mob was everywhere, in everything - controlling, manipulating, corrupting, wielding an influence such as no political party had ever dared dream. Invisibly they reached out to touch every man, woman and child in the country - stealing more from the poor than from the rich - squeezing the working man with invisible taxes and tributes, demoralizing and enslaving the young with drugs and insidiously corrupt pleasures, cannibalizing industry and victimizing both retailers and consumers, seizing the reins of government through blackmail and the exploitation of human greed - and everything they touched turned rotten and spoiled and ugly and corrupt. This was Mack Bolan's vision, his sustaining truth and reason for living when often the most pleasurable thing possible would be merely to die.
He earned the distinction "The Executioner" in the jungles and hamlets of Vietnam and it was this same brand of warfare that he brought to the American continent. A police lieutenant in Pittsfield, Bolan's home town and scene of his first Mafia encounter, was responsible for the nickname living on through the translation from Vietnam to Homefront - but it was Bolan alone who endowed the name with the terrible attributes that rocked the Mafia ship of state and struck deep dread into the the bones of Mafiosi everywhere, from the lowest street soldier to the most exalted Capo.
The Executioner was not a cop; he could go and do as no cop could. The Executioner was not a judge or jury; he was not interested in legal technicalities, bribes or threats. The Executioner was not a prison guard or trustee, he was not impressed with political or underworld influence and intimidation, and he had no reasons whatever for granting special favors or dispensations. He was incorruptible, nonnegotiable, ready to die and willing to kill, he was THE EXECUTIONER, and his target was the Mafia, La Cosa Nostra, anywhere and everywhere, so long as he should live.
Personality/Motivation: From Mack Bolan's War Journal
18 April, the start of the Washington campaign.
I try to tell myself that I don't mind being called a murdering lunatic... but I do, I do mind. No man who is sane enjoys being pointed out as an enemy of his society. I guess what I mind the most, though, is that so damned much official attention is going to my side of the war and not to the other.
I didn't really want this war with the Mafia. I sort of edged into it. Once in, though, there was nothing left but to see the thing through, for better or worse. I couldn't run from the mob now. That would give them a strength they've never had before. It would wipe out every advance I've made, and it would actually make things worse than when this war had started.
I have a feeling that the entire focus of my life has become fixed on this spot; that I will very likely die here. If that's the way it has to be, then okay. I've known all along that there was only one way out of this mess for me. What I mind is failing, and failing at such a hell of a critical time. Also, I don't feel that it will be the mob that puts me down. I believe it will be the law, and I'm afraid that the focus will go the wrong way. Big deal, they got Mack Bolan. Never mind the marauding cannibals who were left around to pick up the pieces. That's what bothers me.
Ten years ago I wouldn't have been so worried about this. We were a different nation then. I guess what scares me is the sinking feeling that the country has lost its guts. Everyone seems so hung up on ideas of doing their own thing, living in peace and sweetness and love. Hell I can't blame anyone for wanting that. I want it too, not this hell I'm stuck with. But all those nice things come with a price tag. Someone has to be willing to settle the bill, or there will be no seller and no buyer.
Quote: "The Mob are their own judges, their own juries. I'm just the executioner."
Powers/Tactics: Combat veteran of Vietnam, highly skilled specialist in "destruct missions" against enemy commands; received nickname "the Executioner" in Vietnam by virtue of high proficiency in this regard. Considered highly adept at penetration/intelligence techniques; military tactician and strategist of the highest order; a master at both the "quiet kill" and "massive kill" disciplines of jungle guerrilla warfare. Expert marksman, various personal weapons categories; skilled armorer and munitions man. All of the forgoing constitute Bolan's M.O. Wages all-out warfare using all facets of combat character. Identifies, infiltrates and destroys "the enemy" sometimes with wiles, sometimes with full-dress frontal assaults. Has been known to use various personal combat weapons as well as field mortars, light antitank weapons, demolition devices etc. Bolan strikes are easily identified by the presence of a military marksman's medal that he leaves at the scene of each action.
Primary personal weapon appears to remain a 9mm Beretta Brigadier equipped with silencer and worked in for precision kills at close range. Latest personal sidearm, described as "a big silver hawgleg" by official witnesses has been identified as a .44 caliber autoloader, "the .44 AutoMag." This latter weapon exhibits impressive accuracy at extremely long ranges and should be considered equivalent in many respects to a big-game rifle.
Appearance: Tall, darkly handsome with vaguely Italian features as a result of cosmetic surgery. Described as being very light on his feet, almost catlike, in his movements. Often affect costume of skintight black combat garb - commando style, but has also been known to wear various innocuous outfits in subtle applications of "role camouflage". Eyes routinely described as blue ice and "penetrating", obviously highly developed night vision.
(Mack Bolan "The Executioner" created by Don Pendleton, character sheet created by John Stevens)