Val	CHA	Cost	Roll	Notes
10	STR	0	11-	Lift 100 kg; 2d6 HTH Damage [2]
13	DEX	9	12-	OCV:  4/DCV:  4
10	CON	0	11-
10	BODY	0	11-
11	INT	1	11-	PER Roll 11-
11	EGO	2	11-	ECV:  4
13	PRE	3	12-	PRE Attack:  2 1/2d6
14	COM	2	12-

2	PD	0		Total:  2 PD (0 rPD)
2	ED	0		Total:  2 ED (0 rED)
2	SPD	0		Phases:  6, 12
4	REC	0
20	END	0
20	STUN	0		Total Characteristic Cost:  17

Movement:	Running:	6"/12"
		Leaping:	2"/4"
		Swimming:	2"/4"

Cost	Powers & Skills
6	"Cover Every Game In Town":  Gambling (Card Games, Dice Games, Sports Betting) 11-
2	"I'll Play Just What I Feel":  KS: Music 11-
2	"A World Of My Own":  KS: [home city] Underworld 11-
0	Language:  English (idiomatic; literate)
3	"I'll Learn To Work The Saxophone":  PS: Play Saxophone 12-
2	"I Wrote This Song":  PS: Songwriter 11-
3	"Make Love To These Women":  Seduction 12-
3	"I Crawl... Through These Suburban Streets":  Streetwise 12-
2	"I Crawl... Through These Suburban Streets":  Survival (Urban) 11-
0	"I'll... Die Behind The Wheel":  TF:  Small Motorized Ground Vehicles
23	Total Powers & Skills Cost
40	Total Character Cost

25+	Disadvantages
10	Psychological Limitation:  "This Brother Is Free, I'll Be What I Want To Be" (Common, Moderate)
5	Unluck: 1d6
40	Total Disadvantage Points

Description: A fixture of the city nightlife, Deacon Blue is a musician, songwriter, and nightclub performer. He gets up after sundown, plays his sax, drinks Scotch whiskey, dallies with his female acquaintances, and generally lives his life his own way. Apparently, he turned to this lifestyle after failing at a more conventional forms of making a living, taking the name "Deacon Blues" in response to such nicknames as "Crimson Tide" for "the winners in the world." While seemingly content with his life, Deacon Blues also fully expects it to be the death of his, as he figures one too many nights of drinking will result in his death in a car accident.

The "star" of Steely Dan's song Deacon Blues, the otherwise unnamed protagonist of the song could be used in both Dark Champions or Pulp Hero games as a smalltime musician, playing jazz, R&B, or even rock clubs. While not a major mover or shaker he does know a little bit about the city's nightlife and might be able to point PCs in the right direction—depending on what they need. To make Deacon Blues more powerful/useful, give him some additional Knowledge Skills (such as local music scene and the like), and a few Contacts (club owners and other musicians).

Deacon Blues's Hero Designer File

(Deacon Blues created by Steely Dan, character sheet created by Michael Surbrook)

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