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Oct 26, 2010

Are you in or are you out?

Torn between Hunter and Tainted.


Oct 26, 2010

Are you in or are you out?


• Ambiguous
• Indigenous (Status Indian, not Métis)
• Expensive Clothing


Blood 2 Heart 1 Mind -1 Spirit 0

Mortality 1 Night 0 Power 0 Wild 1

• Who are you?
I'm the Host at the Medicine Wheel Casino and Resort, the only First Nations Gaming establishment in Vancouver and one of the very few in BC. I worked hard and sacrificed a lot to help get this place off the ground on account of the political resistance in this province, but the grapes have to suffer to give the greatest wine. You know, the kind that I comp the high rollers with one hand while I drag debtors by the throat with the other.

• How long have you been in the city?
FNG also means 'loving new guy.' I'm from Wisconsin, went to a fancy school on the East Coast, joined a "co-ed frat" and made some great connections, and until recently had a nice place in the southwest when a few high rollers decided suddenly they didn't like my face–I saw some poo poo and needed to be kept quiet so Asmodeus, the casino owner-owner, decided I needed to chill out up here, as if he knew I got in this game to get away from this loving climate.

• Who would you die for?
That's a funny question because I don't get to just "die" and stay dead. I die on the job whether I want to or not, and while I'm under I'm still on call, even if I get to take a little vacation south of the border. Not enough time for some R&R, of course, but usually enough to warm my bones at least. I'd have to take a major poo poo on myself to void this contract, and I just don't see that happening.

Taking the question at face value though: if things were normal and I could have a will it'd send all the money back home, as is that teat dries up when I do. The family's all art and music, no retirement in sight, and they're suckers. Self help books, tithing to the church, Eastern medicine, all that nonsense. I make sure to take care of any family or college friends that turn up over here too, make them a little jealous.

• What is your daily release?
The boss hates it but I offer tani. Sacred tobacco, it carries prayers to heaven and all that, and the holies and unholies can smell them. If there's any honest humility and grace on there they make this face and retch... I love it.

Found out the casinos here, though? They're all smoke-free! gently caress Canada.

• What do you desperately need?
Coworkers worth a drat, because I'm holding up the goddamn world right now. I dream of just rearing back and hurling it at them like a spirit bomb, but the reality is I need just one person who can has a handle on it so I don't have to do their jobs too.

• A house or apartment, a car, a smart phone
• 1 weapon of choice
b Pump-action shotgun (3-harm close loud messy)

• You’re protecting someone from a dark power. They owe you 2 Debts.
• Someone is trying to save you and keeps suffering for it. You owe them 2 Debts.
• You have a demon patron who holds the contract for your soul. You owe them 3 Debts.

You get this one:
X The Devil Inside: When you assume your demon form, roll with Blood.
On a 10+, choose 2. On a 7-9, choose 1. On a miss, choose 1 and you
owe your patron a Debt.
• Gain armor+1
• Heal 2-harm
• Inflict +1 harm
• +demonic weapon (3-harm hand or 2-harm close)
• +demonic movement (flight, flaming motorcycle, etc.)
If you’re working a job for your patron, choose 1 more. If you mark corruption, choose 1 more.

X Tough as Nails: You get 1-armor. Blessed or holy sources ignore your
armor. Weapons designed to stun or impair you have no effect.

Since your patron claimed your soul, you have a new look: a demon form.
Pick as many as apply from the lists below:
b Head: halo
b Hands: claws
b Wings: feathers
b Skin: misty
b Eyes: glowing

Your dark patron keeps you on Earth for a reason. Choose two jobs from the
list below:
tracking down rogue demons, guarding someone or something
When you complete a job for your patron, mark Wild. Your patron owes you a
Debt for every job completed.
You can cash in a Debt with your Patron in order to have them:
• Answer a question (honestly) about their Faction
• Introduce you to a powerful member of their Faction
• Give you a worthy and useful gift without cost
• Erase a Debt they hold on someone
• Give you a Debt they have on someone else
• Give you +3 to persuade them (choose before rolling)
Your patron may offer you the chance to buy your freedom, but Debts alone
won’t be enough.

»Tainted Corruption Move
When you persuade someone on your patron’s behalf, mark corruption.
»Intimacy Move
When you share a moment of intimacy—physical or emotional—with another
person, they give you a Debt they hold on someone else.
»End Move
When you die, cash in all the Debts your patron owes you to come back. If
you have none, your patron will ask someone else to pay the Debt for you. If
they refuse, time’s up. It’s been a good run.

Advances available at beginning
of play:
b +1 Heart (max +3)
b +1 Mind (max +3)
b +1 Spirit (max +3)
b A new Tainted move
b A new Tainted move
b A move from another Archetype
b A move from another Archetype
b Change your Faction
After 5 advances you may select:
b +1 to any stat (max +3)
b +1 any Faction (max +3)
b Erase a scar
b Gain fiendish underlings
b Erase a job from your contract
b Erase a corruption advance
b Advance 3 basic moves
b Advance 3 basic moves
b Change to a new Archetype

b Take a corruption move
b Take a corruption move
b Take a corruption move
b Take a corruption move from another Archetype
b Retire your character. They may return as a Threat

b Fringe Benefits: Mark corruption to drop the name of your demonic
patron as if you rolled a 10+. You don’t have to have a Debt on your
patron to use the move.
b Just Below the Surface: Mark corruption to assume your demon form
without a roll and gain all the options listed.
b Not to Be Denied: When someone refuses to honor a Debt you’ve
cashed in on them, mark corruption to make their result a miss (after they
b From Hell: Mark corruption to have your patron send a gang of demons
to work on your behalf for a scene (2-harm small group 2-armor


1) What does your character fear will happen if they give into corruption
2) Does your character want a big change in Vancouver and if so what change do they want to have happen
June didn't sell their soul on a whim: they think corruption is inevitable and an opportunity to get ahead. To a degree, purity is something people make up to keep you weak. The real fear is of powerlessness, to be stuck in a lovely situation shrugging to the tune of "que sera sera." The very phrase gives them a tic.

They wish Vancouver were warmer, and the closer hell gets to the surface... you get the picture. More importantly, she wants First Nations Gaming to succeed in BC and Canada in general to strengthen her people.

slydingdoor fucked around with this message at Jun 20, 2017 around 20:34

Oct 26, 2010

Are you in or are you out?

Exmond posted:

How did you figure out the job is a permanent gig? Information like this isn't free, what did it cost you? Or was it through experience?
Guess you don't know how Indians feel about signing papers! I summoned forth all the historical injustice suffered by my people due to bad deals and broken treaties and read my goddamn contract, asked questions, negotiated. Common misconception is demons want to do "monkey paw" poo poo all the time. That's the Fey, who can come from duper's delight–seriously, try leaning into it to rile them up sometime. In Hell, they care about results: if you can do more with more they'll give it to you...

June goes on but it's propaganda and they know it. Demon's don't look out for their employees or one another when poo poo goes south, but if you can say they do and call them by name with confidence you get a lot more done than you do blowing whistles and getting disavowed. The truth is, her grandma told her on her deathbed how she got out of the game after she made a pact to get the whole tribe federally recognized, which gave them the legal authority to benefit from FNG. Everyone knew the old timer was senile–Alzheimer's and dementia–and in that moment she didn't sound all there, but the lead was good enough to give June the edge they needed to further their career.

What'd it cost June? In short and on face, visits to the old folks' home, but more tellingly it was the best kind of cost: that paid by someone else so that June could reap the rewards.

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