Wednesday, May 6, 2015

The Chameleon- Master of Disguise Archetype for Feng Shui 2

"You're imagining things. I'm the same old Mahoney. Now about those codes..."
PAST PRESENT FUTURE
WORKING STIFF

Guns
11
Backup: Martial Arts
10
Defense
11
Toughness
6
Fortune
8
Speed
5

WHO AM I? I'M YOU!

The Chameleon may spend 1 Fortune and 1 scene to don an elaborate and convincing disguise.  You must pass a Deceit check but, once you have, your disguise is not questioned unless you are exposed or until you meet a higher ranking enemy. In the event that you are exposed you regain 1 Fortune. You are -2 to that Deceit check if your true face and voice are known by those you're deceiving, or if you are attempting to disguise yourself as a specific person. This is not usable in combat.

LYING EYES

Normal Notice checks made to realize the Chameleon is an interloper are made with an additional Negative Die, so long as the disguise doesn't change your gender or species. If that's the case then opponents make Notice checks normally against you, except without the benefit of any conditional bonuses. This does not extend to Boosts, which may be used against you.

PLAY IT CLOSE

The Chameleon may always elect to pass Concealment checks for their weapons if their disguise has passed muster in the scene already.
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Skills:
Deceit 15
Intrusion 12
Info: Theatre 13
Info: Foreign Languages 14

Equipment:
Walther PPK
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Advancement:

Any Guns schtick you meet prereqs for.

Any Fu schtick you meet prereqs for.

Any Driving schtick you meet prereqs for.

Any Info skill you don't possess at 10.

Improve any skill less than 12 up to 12.

Improve a skill 12+ by 1.

Add new archetype schtick: Quick Change- You may pay 1 Fortune and 3 Shots to don a disguise (as in Who Am I? I'm You!) during combat.
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From the the Saint to Mystique to acupuncture-assisted shapeshifting in movies like Iceman, the man of 1000 faces is such a staple of action films and tv shows that it's rivaled only by spy fiction and penny dreadfuls. It's the easiest way to make your effects instantly more special for not a dime: have another guy stand there and pretend to be Tom Cruise. Can't decide on your Feng Shui character and want to try a high kicking granny, a swinging orangutan sharpshooter, George Peppard? Be all of them in turn.