Monday, November 26, 2012

Mastermind Monday - Lady Tarot

Lady Tarot originally appeared in Green Ronin's Freedom City setting. I'll give a brief description here but if you want to know more about her and her hometown pick up that book. 

Lady Tarot was born Alicia Driagano. However this knowledge is secret to everyone but her father, Big Al Driagano. As far as the rest of Freedom City's underworld is concerned, Lady Tarot is some fortune telling gypsy under the protection of Big Al. While not an evil woman, Alicia feels it is her duty to serve her father, which is becoming harder and harder to do because of her infatuation with the hero, Foreshadow.

Lady Tarot
PL: 5

Strength -1, Stamina 1, Agility 2, Dexterity 2, Fighting 3, Intellect 1, Awareness 3, Presence 3

Attractive, Beginner's Luck, Benefit (Mob Ties), Connected, Defensive Roll 5, Equipment 5, Language 1 (Italian), Luck 1, Ritualist, Well Informed

Close Attack: Unarmed 4 (+7), Deception 4 (+7), Expertise: Magic 4 (+5),  Intimidate 2 (+5), Investigation 5 (+6), Ranged Combat: Guns 3 (+5), Sleight of Hand 2 (+4), Stealth 4 (+6)

Fortune Teller - 13 Points
Senses 4 (Precognition), Luck Control 3

Armored Car, Cell Phone, Holdout Pistol, Taser

Initiative + 2
Hold Out Pistol +5,  Damage 2 (Ranged)
Taser +2, Affliction 5 (Ranged)
Unarmed +7, Damage -1

English, Italian

Divided Loyalties - Alicia is infatuated with the hero Forshadow, but serves her mob boss father.
Power Loss - Alicia cannot use her powers without her Tarot deck.
Relationship - Alicia is the illegitimate daughter of Freedom City mob boss, Big Al Driogano. While she does not approve of his ways she feels obligated to serve him.

Dodge 4, Parry 5, Fortitude 5, Toughness 1/6 , Will 5

Power Points
28 Abilities + 13 Powers + 18 Advantages + 14 (28 Ranks) Skills +  11 Defenses = 84 Points

Campaign Uses: Lady Tarot is a good example of how a low PL character can be a thorn in players' sides. While she can't stand up to them in a fight, she can use her fortune telling ability to foil their attempts to hinder her father's operations. Another use for Lady Tarot in your game is as a possible love interest. What if her infatuation moves to one of the PC's. Will the player reciprocate? And what will Foreshadow thing?


  1. Nice use of Gypsy!

    I will have to try this character out.

    1. The pic of Lady Tarot in the 2nd Edition Freedom City book kind of looks like Gypsy so I thought it'd be fitting.