Val	CHA	Cost	Roll	Notes
12	STR	2	11-	Lift 132 kg; 2d6 HTH Damage [2]
10	DEX	0	11-	OCV:  3/DCV:  3
11	CON	2	11-
10	BODY	0	11-
10	INT	0	11-	PER Roll 11-
11	EGO	2	11-	ECV:  4
11	PRE	1	11-	PRE Attack:  2d6
10	COM	0	11-

3	PD	1		Total:  3 PD (0 rPD)
3	ED	1		Total:  3 ED (0 rED)
2	SPD	0		Phases:  6, 12
4	REC	0
22	END	0
22	STUN	0		Total Characteristic Cost:  9

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

Cost	Powers & Skills
1	"A Book Of Poems":  KS: Poetry 8-
0	"I Muttered Somethin'":  Language:  English (idiomatic; literate)
3	"Headin' For Another Joint":  Streetwise 11-
2	"I'm Still On The Road":  Survival (Urban) 11-
2	"Drove That Car":  TF:  Common Motorized Ground Vehicles
1	"Workin'... On A Fishin' Boat":  TF:  Small Motorized Boats
2	"Used A Little Too Much Force":  WF:  Small Arms
3	Jack of All Trades
1	1)  "Working As A Cook":  PS: Cooking 11-
1	2)  "Workin' For A While On A Fishin' Boat":  PS: Fisherman 11-
3	Traveler
1	1)  "Heading Out For The East Coast":  AK: The East Coast 11-
1	2)  "In The Great North Woods":  AK: The Great North Woods 11-
1	3)  "Lived With Them On Montague Street":  AK: Montague Street 11-
1	4)  "Right Outside Of Delacroix":  CK: Delacroix 11-
1	5)  "Drifted Down To New Orleans":  CK: New Orleans 11-
24	Total Powers & Skills Cost
33	Total Character Cost

25+	Disadvantages
5	Money:  Poor
15	Psychological Limitation:  "I Got To Get To Her [his red-haired love] Somehow" (Common, Strong)
5	Social Limitation:  "I Used A Little Too Much Force" (possibly wanted by the police) (Occasionally, Minor)
5	Unluck: 1d6
55	Total Disadvantage Points

Description: We know very little about the protagonist of the song Tangled Up In Blue, by Bob Dylan. In fact, we're not even sure of the time period, as mention is made early on of a trip by car, but then, later on an unnamed character starts to deal in slaves, which is impossible. Dylan has explained the song has "no sense of time. ... You've got yesterday, today, and tomorrow all in the same room." He's also altered the lyrics over time, with a live version being radically different than the original studio version. In this character sheet, I've pulled the most compatible elements out to create a character suitable as a plot hook for either Dark Champions or Pulp Hero games (or even Fantasy Hero if you edit certain elements). The hook is simple, the character wants to find the red-haired love of his life and needs the PCs help to do it.

As Tangled has 22 points to spend, I recommend giving him some additional Area Knowledges and Professional Skills. I kept his Characteristics fairly human normal, trying only to account for some of his jobs (working as fisherman is going to increase your STR for example), but you might want to up his DEX, his SPD, and possible give him some combat skill to explain his "Used a little to much force" line.

Tangled Up In Blue's Hero Designer File

(Tangled Up In Blue created/written by Bob Dylan, character sheet created by Michael Surbrook)

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