Val CHA Cost Roll Notes 20 STR 10 13- Lift 400 kg; 4d6 HTH Damage  13 DEX 6 12- 18 CON 8 13- 13 INT 3 12- PER Roll 12- 11 EGO 1 11- 15 PRE 5 12- PRE Attack: 3d6 5 OCV 10 5 DCV 10 4 OMCV 3 4 DMCV 3 3 SPD 10 Phases: 4, 8, 12 7 PD 5 Total: 7 PD (0 rPD) 6 ED 4 Total: 6 ED (0 rED) 8 REC 4 36 END 4 13 BODY 3 30 STUN 5 Total Characteristic Cost: 106 Movement: Running: 14m/28m Leaping: 4m/8m Swimming: 4m/8m Cost Powers & Skills 2 "Giant Of A Man": Running +2m (14m total), END 1 Talents 12 "You Could Hear That Hammer Sing": Weapon Master: +1d6 (Hammers) Skills 6 "Reached For His Heavy Sledge And He Gave A Practice Swing": +2 with Hammers 2 "In Chestertown There Lived A Man": CK: Chestertown 11- 10 "Around Him... Lay A Score Of Men": Defense Maneuver I-IV 0 Language: English (idiomatic; literate) 3 "The Blacksmith Of Brandywine": PS: Blacksmith 13- 3 Trading 12- 1 "A Hammer In His Hand": WF: Hammers 2 Weaponsmith (Axes And Picks) 12- Total Powers & Skill Cost: 47 Total Cost: 152 175+ Matching Complications 20 DNPC: "His Woman And Child (son)" Frequently (Normal; Group DNPC: x2 DNPCs) 15 Psychological Complication: Loyal To General Washington (Common; Strong) Total Complications Points: 152
Description: giant of a man, the unnamed Blacksmith of Brandywine was found dead on the road to Brandywine by soldiers of the Continental Army. Surrounded by twenty red-coated soldiers, his hammer still in his hand, the smith was buried under the old oak where he’s been found. Later, the men were told his story....
The smith lived in Chestertown, with his wife and child. Mild-mannered, he seemed uninterested in the Colony’s fight for independence—until he overheard a Tory plot to capture General George Washington. Leaving his family behind, he headed out to warn he General, but on his return found his wife and son dead on the ground, slain by British muskets. Taking up one of his heavy hammers, he headed out again, to find their killers. Unfortunately, for a score of King George’s men, he found them.
The Blacksmith Of Brandywine comes from the song of the same name, written by Pat Garvey with music by Victoria Garvey Armstrong. He was designed to be comparable (physically) to Big Jim Walker and Big John and built by borrowing ideas from various Fantasy Hero templates. He’s suitable for use in any number of settings, from Fantasy Hero to Pulp Hero. If you want to make him more powerful, give him a point of SPD and a few points of DEX and OCV. To make him less powerful, remove Defense Maneuver IV and Weapon Master.
(Blacksmith Of Brandywine created by Pat Garvey and Victoria Garvey Armstrong, character sheet created by Michael Surbrook)
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