Saturday, March 5, 2011

[1938] Personalities: Corporal Stephen Blackpool

Corporal Stephen Blackpool
3rd Squad, 3rd Platoon, A Company, BUF 1st Solway Legion

Primary: Hearts 9 (Life of the Party)
Secondary: Spades 2 (Goldbricker)

Stephen Blackpool joined the BUF for the uniforms. Ladies like uniforms. Unfortunately, the obstinate Englishmen around the country are making things hard for him. And his officers are, too.

This was supposed to be fun. A parade, marching in step, later time at the pub, talking up the ladies and maybe some quality time later on. That's what he expected. Now, he's slogging in the dirt with the rest of the 1st Solway Legion in Port St. Mary, avoiding getting shot and trying to avoid actually shooting anyone.

Don't mistake my meaning. Stephen isn't a coward, he's just lazy. Being a coward takes too much work. Being a hero is even more work (in addition to usually ending up dead). He'd much rather relax and earn medals that way. How he gained a corporal's stripe is beyond him. His squad is the laxest one in the whole legion yet they always seem to get their work done. Maybe it's because he allows his men to vote and bring up issues with him. Maybe it's because they don't want to die, so they follow him (reluctantly) hoping he'll shape up.

Since things have a tendency to roll down hill in the military, Corporal Blackpool's squad often gets the dirty work in the Company (at least he's not in that Butcher's platoon, thank God), which results in Stephen actually having to do something. This war's got to end soon, otherwise it'll totally ruin his life!

Corporal Stephen Blackpool  (WC)
Agility d8 Smarts d6 Spirit d6 Strength d6 Vigor d6
Parry 5 Toughness 5 Pace 6 Charisma -0-

Edges: Quick
Hindrances:Quirk (Lusty), Goldbricker (1)

Skills: Fighting d6, Shooting d8, Throwing d6, Stealth d4, Driving d4, Notice d4, Streetwise d4, Persuasion d4.

Standard equipment:
  • SMLE Rifle, Range: 24/48/96, Damage: 2d8, RoF: 1, Wt: 9, Notes: AP 2.
  • Combat knife (per SWEX).
  • Helmet, Armor: +3, Wt: 5, Notes: 50% chance of protecting against head shot.

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