Val CHA Cost Roll Notes 8 STR -2 11- Lift 75.8 kg; 1 ½d6 HTH Damage  18 DEX 16 13- 16 CON 6 12- 18 INT 8 13- PER Roll 13- 23 EGO 13 14- 20 PRE 10 13- PRE Attack: 4d6 6 OCV 15 6 DCV 15 8 OMCV 15 8 DMCV 15 4 SPD 20 Phases: 3, 6, 9, 12 4 PD 2 Total: 4 PD (0 rPD) 4 ED 2 Total: 4 ED (0 rED) 5 REC 1 50 END 6 8 BODY -2 20 STUN 0 Total Characteristic Cost: 135 Movement: Running: 14m/28m Leaping: 2m/4m Swimming: 6m/12m Cost Powers & Skills 7 I Survived Omega Sector: +15 PRE; Only To Protect Against Presence Attacks (-1) 116 Animistic/Elemental Sorcery: Variable Power Pool (Magic Pool), 90 base + 70 control cost, Powers Can Be Changed As A Half-Phase Action (+½); all slots Limited Class Of Power (Magic Spells; -½), Gestures (-¼), Incantations (-¼) Martial Arts: Bhakti Negara Pentjack Silat Maneuver OCV DCV Damage 4 Block +2 +2 Block, Abort 4 Dodge -- +5 Dodge, Affects All Attacks, Abort 4 Escape +0 +0 28 STR vs. Grabs 5 Kick -2 +1 6 1/2d6 Strike 3 Legsweep +2 -1 3 1/2d6 Strike, Target Falls 4 Punch/Elbow Strike +0 +2 4 1/2d6 Strike 4 +1 HTH Damage Classes (already added in) 2 Weapon Element: Blades, Clubs 10 Enchanted Kris: HKA ½d6, Affects Desolidified (Supernatural SFX Only; +¼), Reduced Endurance (0 END; +½), Penetrating (+½); OAF (-1), STR Minimum (7; -¼), Required Hands (1; -0) 8 Guardian Hantu: Danger Sense (self only, out of combat, Function as a Sense, Intuitional); OAF (enchanted kris; -1) 13- 20 My Mind Is My Own: Mental Defense (20 points total) 2 Fast On Her Feet: Running +2m (14m total), END 1 1 Loves The Water: Swimming +2m (6m total), END 1 Perks 35 Corporal Cadbury: Follower (Corporal Cadbury the Maine Coon) 8 Director Of XSWAT: Fringe Benefit: Director Of XSWAT 5 Director Of XSWAT Powers: Fringe Benefit: Concealed Weapon Permit (where appropriate), Federal/National Police Powers 9 Positive Reputation: Defender of Angelus—the sorceress—caller of the Digital Angel—braved the deepest ocean and the darkest heart of the city—sees truly (City of Angelus) 14-, +3/+3d6 3 Well-Connected 5 1) Contact: Paul "Old Paulie" Santerino, Angelus PD (Contact is slavishly loyal to character, Good relationship with Contact) 11- 15 Assorted Contacts throughout Angelus Talents 6 +2/+2d6 Striking Appearance (vs. all characters) Skills 20 Ten Year XSWAT Veteran: +2 with All Attacks 20 One Of The Most Potent Sorceresses Of The Age: +4 with Animistic/Elemental Sorcery 8 When All Else Fails, Talk To Them: +2 with all Interaction Skills 3 Pentjack Silat Is Like A Dance: Acrobatics 13- 0 Home...: AK: Indonesia 8- 3 First Thing I Learned Was How To Fall: Breakfall 13- 3 Sign Here, Sign Here, And Initial Here: Bureaucratics 13- 3 I Know Both Alpha And Omega Sectors: CK: Angelus 13- 2 Honor The Dead, Fight For The Living: CuK: XSWAT Customs And Traditions 11- 1 Something My Husband Taught Me: Combat Driving 8- 3 I'm A 22nd Century Sorceress After All: Computer Programming 13- 3 There's No Such Thing As The 'Perfect' Crime: Criminology 13- 2 The World's Melting Pot: CuK: Angelus Society And Culture 11- 3 Smile, Nod, And Smile Again: High Society 13- 0 Language: Bahasa Indonesian (idiomatic; literate) 3 Language: English (completely fluent; literate, literate is free) 1 Language: Greek (Ancient) (basic conversation; literate, literate only) 1 Language: Japanese (basic conversation) 3 We Few, We Band Of Brothers: Oratory 13- 3 Hold Still, You're Bleeding!: Paramedics 13- 0 Of Course I Know How To Dance!: PS: Dance 8- 3 And This Is Why They Call me 'Mama Jama': PS: Director Of XSWAT 13- 17 Animistic/Elemental Sorcery: Power: Elemental Sorcery 20- 1 Angelus Is Not All Bright And Shiny: Streetwise 8- 3 Shooters Here And Shooters Here: Tactics 13- 8 TF: Jetskis, SCUBA, Small Motorized Boats, Small Motorized Ground Vehicles, Surfing, Two-Wheeled Motorized Ground Vehicles, Two-Wheeled Muscle-Powered Ground Vehicles, Windsurfing, XSWAT Spinner 5 WF: Small Arms, Blades, Tonfa/Nightstick/Stunstick, XSWAT Masers 3 Scholar 2 1) APD On One Hand, XSWAT On The Other: KS: The Angelus Law Enforcement World 13- 2 2) Allah, Buddha, Jehova, Yaweh... They're All One To Me: KS: World Religions 13- 2 3) Cut Off One And Two Take Its Place: KS: Angelus Criminal Underworld 13- 2 4) It Doesn't Pay To Discount 'Mere Myths': KS: Folklore, Mythology, And Superstition 13- 2 5) Let's Talk About Something Else, Shall We?: KS: Entities 13- 2 6) Obey The Rules And I'll Back You To The End: KS: Criminal Law And Procedure 13- 2 7) There Will be Blood: KS: The Yakuza 13- 2 8) This Is My Forte: KS: The Magical/Occult/Supernatural World 13- 1 9) Warning—I'm Tougher Than I Look: KS: Bhakti Negara Pentjack Silat 11- Total Powers & Skill Cost: 422 Total Cost: 555 225+ Matching Complications (50) 5 DNPC: Mitch Brogan, husband (and XSWAT officer) Very Frequently (As powerful as the PC; Useful Noncombat Position or Skills) 10 Distinctive Features: Magical Aura (Not Concealable; Always Noticed and Causes Major Reaction; Detectable Only By Mystical Senses) 5 Distinctive Features: Ever-changing Mystic Sigil On Forehead (Easily Concealed; Noticed and Recognizable; Detectable By Commonly-Used Senses) 5 Distinctive Features: XSWAT Uniform (Easily Concealed; Noticed and Recognizable; Detectable By Commonly-Used Senses) 20 Hunted: Angelus City Council Frequently (Mo Pow; NCI; PC has a Public ID or is otherwise very easy to find; Watching) 10 Hunted: Entities Infrequently (As Pow; Harshly Punish) 5 Hunted: Other Magicians/Magical Groups Around The World Infrequently (As Pow; PC has a Public ID or is otherwise very easy to find; Watching) 20 Hunted: Yakuza Infrequently (As Pow; NCI; PC has a Public ID or is otherwise very easy to find; Harshly Punish) 5 Negative Reputation: Director of XSWAT ("she leads that police force that fights monsters and stuff!"), Infrequently 10 Psychological Complication: After All Of These Years, She's Still An Unrepentant Magical Showoff And Supremely Confident In Her Magical Skills (Common; Moderate) 20 Psychological Complication: Dedicated To The Goals Of XSWAT And Protecting The City Of Angelus; Tries To Uphold The Common Good For All (Very Common; Strong) 0 Psychological Complication: Phobia—Spiders (one can never really forget Omega Sector) (Uncommon; Moderate) 15 Social Complication: Public/ID Famous (Director of XSWAT) (Frequently, Major) 20 Social Complication: Subject To Orders From The City Council (Very Frequently, Major) Total Complications Points: 50 Experience Points: 355
Comments: And now we have Director Jamadigni Renula, 11 year veteran of XSWAT. She’s now around 34 and still quite fit and active. I wrote this as a sort of “build to concept” version once the GM announced he was planning on a sequel to the first game. One may notice Jama gained a whopping 140 points in less than a year, and a “mere” 125 in the next 10. I’ll attribute that to not trying to go crazy with my concept build. Many of my improvements are minor and meant to be logical progressions. Let’s look at them:
I juggled her characteristics a bit to represent time spent behind a desk. Her CON went down a few points (less time to exercise) but her EGO and PRE went up (she’s far more sure of herself and more used to dealing with people and being in command).
Her VPP went up (defined as more magical experience), and although she can’t cast spells of more than 70 Active Points, she can have 90 points of spells on hand. Much of the rest of her powers are the same, although her training in hand-to-hand combat has given her a Damage Class (she doesn’t hit harder, just with more accuracy). I also took one of her spells (which was initially borrowed from The Ultimate Martial Artist), and made it a separate power. Her Danger Sense isn’t a case of paranoia, because people really are out to get her!
Her Perks are pretty much the same, although I have given her an unspecified 15 points of Contacts. This is one of those things that could cost a lot more, as her Contacts would include Councilmen, influential business leaders, the Chief of Angelus Police, and so on. Corporal Cadbury is her pet cat. Twenty pounds of Maine Coon, he’s her constant companion, and is far smarter than most people realize. There’s a character sheet for the good Corporal at the end of this article.
The idea of assigning a Special Effect (i.e. a quote) to each Skill came about when one of the players did just that for one of his PCs. He, in turn, had been inspired by my own work on such characters as Captain Jack Sparrow, where I’d defined certain Skills with lines from Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl. I, in turn, decided to try and do the same for this version of Jama. One thing I liked about this was it let me explain why she had such skills and how she might use them. I then went and did the same thing for my character to be used in Shadows Angelus II, the sequel.
The skills themselves are mostly an expansion of what she already knew. In some cases I bought the Skill up to full and in others I added some Skills the GM had made part of the SAII XSWAT Package. Oh, and “shooters here and shooters here” is a running joke from our campaign(s). We often use it to refer to any tactical decision. You’ll need to watch Ronin to get it though.
Her Complications are mostly the same, with a few alterations. The Hunted by Yakuza is in there to reflect the direction of the new game. The “In Love With Mitch Brogan” reflects events that occurred after the original game ended. You see, once the last session was played out, people were still working up what would happen over the next few years. I wrote a “Ten Years After” epilogue, and things started to snowball from there (We joked it was ‘the game that will not die!’). Anyway, one of the players had introduced a backup character (Mitch), who was the son of his current character (Malachi). As Mitch was about Jama’s age I said something like “Hey look! A love interest for Jama!” Together the two of us wrote some stories designed to tie-up a few loose ends (as well as provide some plot hooks for the possible sequel). Anyway, it ended up that yes, Jama did fall in love with Mitch and they are now married. And as it turns out, this is a fairly important plot point in Shadows Angelus II.
(Character sheet created by Michael Surbrook)
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