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Message no. 1
From: Dave The Shade <IZZYUX2@*******.BITNET>
Subject: Archtypes
Date: Fri, 24 Sep 1993 02:36:00 PDT
Submission: New Archtypes/Contacts
Designer: David Altman
Address: izzyux2@***

Halfling Street Operator

Quotes:"Shortstuff huh, you won't be laughin' with your guts splattered across
the wall."

" I'm a pro, I got the skills and contacts you need . . . If I didn't, I
wouldn't be talkin' to you right now"

"References ?!?!? You know my rep, otherwise you wouldn't be here -- so lets
deal !"

"Money and Power, thats the only thing the street respects, thats why I take
payment in triple A scrip or triple A favors . . . the chioce is yours"

Commentary: Always the smallest, he attracted bullies that tried to prey on him
. Fights and beatings became as common as the chipheads in his neighborhood.
But it didn't break him. Instead he became tough, ruthless, and cunning. He
came to understand the nature of the streets. A flying kick to the groin and
elbow to the face of the local bully did wonders for his rep. Pretty soon even
the ork bullies gave him respect. But it wasn't enough - he wanted power too.
Pretty soon he was hustling the streets, using gangs and lowlifes. He found out
that he had a talent for street ops. He decided that the local scene was just
to small, he moved on to the Real Action - where the major operators were - The

Bod 3 Unarmed Combat 5 Secure Jacket
Qui 6 Firearms 5 Colt Manhunter
Str 3 Stealth 4 Uzi III
Cha 6 Street Ettiqu 4 4 spare clips
Int 6 Negotiation 6 Concealbility Holster
Wil 3 Ordinary Clothing
Ess 6 * +1 Die for Social Skills Pocket Secratary
Armor Clothing
Rea 6 Low Lifestyle
Message no. 2
From: Dave The Shade <IZZYUX2@*******.BITNET>
Subject: Archtypes
Date: Thu, 30 Sep 1993 16:27:00 PDT
Submission: Ogre Enforcer
Designer : David Altman
Address: izzyux2@***

Ogre Enforcer

Because he was large people thought him stupid and slow. His size made him
stick out, so he was always the brunt of jokes. Because they feared him he
never had a friend. Others taunted and teased. Even the orks and trolls were
alienated by his size and demeanor.
Eventually all the jeering and hostlity made him move, then move again. He knew
that he was no different than anybody else -- but noone would accept that. He
realized that he was doomed to be a loner all his life, never receiving even
the basic respect and dignity that Trolls got.
Then something changed. "The Boss" noticed him loitering in the back of a bar.
The Boss came over with his "associates" to speak with him. At first he thought
they wanted to oggle him (breeders always did that), but instead The Boss offer
ed him a job. And he was going to be a respected part of The Organization. An
Associate of The Boss. The Organization taught him many skills, and quite a bit
of knowledge.
When The Boss died the Ogre Enforcer decided to strike out on his own, although
he is still tied to The Organization.


"The Boss said dat you should n'ver underes'mate someone 'cause o' looks"

"Waz dat s'pposed to 'urt ?"

"Oops, I hit it too 'ard"

"HEY YOU! Yea, you troll-face gad over 'ere"

"Don't make me angry . . . you wouldin' like me when I'm angry"

B 8 Firearms 6
Q 4 Interrogation 4
S 9 Stealth 4
C 1 Car 3
I 2 Street Ettiquette 3
W 3

Ess 5.5 Cyberware: Smartgun Link .5 essence

Rea 3 Gear

Ruger Super Warhawk
Secure Jacket
Armor Clothing
Colt Manhunter

Pick your own allergy


A Metahuman
B Attributes
C Skills
D Resources

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