There's talk that we might take a break from Pathfinder and go back to Deadlands in the New Year. When we started Deadlands, the idea was to take 4 characters each to play through the 4 horsemen. We used a card-based character gen system to create our characters. I still have all 4 of my initial sheets, so there's a question now, do I keep playing Lizbeth Hunter, who survived Coffin Rock, or do I start playing someone new - the tale-teller Solomon Blackbird, maybe, or the unnamed thief, or the haughty Valeria Black?..
Valeria is around 25 and earns her money gambling as she travels town to town. Her dark hair and sallow skin suggest she shares blood with a notorious line of huxters - if you believe in that kind of thing.
And Valeria does. She has read Hoyle's Book of Games and knows what cards can do in her hands. It's this knowledge that pushes her onwards: a desire to learn more combined with an unfortunate knack of unsettling those she meets.
Valeria's parents and younger sister are still alive, also searching for more knowledge: it's something of a family business and she does occasionally run into cousins and the like. There is a wariness in these encounters, but she knows they'd never betray her to someone outside the family. Personal power first, family second - but always family above the world...
Attributes and Skills:
- Sleight of Hand* D10
- Gambling D8
- Spell Casting* D10
- Guts D6
*these skills are not from the book, I think, given they're handwritten on my sheet
All thumbs (minor) (which seems a bit weird for someone I have intended as good at card tricks. I'll need to double check this one: maybe it applies to firearms only?)
Animals hate me
Magic (arcane background)
Deflection/missed me! (attacker takes -2 to shooting/fighting)
Hunch (grants insight into a person or object from reading their cards)
Bolt/sould burst (kinda like magic missile)
2 x decks of playing cards
Colt peacemaker (50 rounds)
Startled awake in a strange room. Rise, walk down to the common room. Screams from those within. Look down to see I'm naked but for a coating of drying blood, smeared across me and dripping from my teeth and claws.
Jolt awake again. The joker leaps from the cards and lands beside me, laughing.