Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Tayxis: Blonde Bombshell

You may have come from dirt, but you'll be damned if you'll go back without a fight!  Your momma always told you that your looks would take you places, and oh lordy if she could see you now!  People say you take advantage of them, but really, you just help them admit to themselves what it is that they really want.  Tayxis is a dangerous place, and everybody's gotta do what they can to get by, right?  Some people kill with a gun, others with a kiss.  Guess which victims will die with smiles on their faces?

Class: Blonde Bombshell
Ability Requirements: Cha 15
Alignment Restriction: None
Prime Requisite: Charisma
Advances as: Thief/Rogue

The Blonde Bombshell is the Tayxin Femme Fatale.  She is the sultry seductress, the con artist, the lady who knows what she wants, and will do what it takes to get it.  They are almost always found in the company of those with power, but are typically themselves the power behind the power, directing things from behind the scenes.  They loathe direct combat, preferring a silent blade or a few drops of poison.

Benefits: 
Gun In the Garter: Blonde Bombshells can conceal any Small size weapon upon their person.  This weapon will not be discovered by anything short of a strip search.

Sleight of Hand: A Blonde Bombshell can perform an act of legerdemain that will go unnoticed by anyone who does not pass a Wisdom check.  Men suffer a -3 penalty to this check.

Bedroom Eyes: Once per day, a Blonde Bombshell can Charm another person who fails a Wisdom check.  Men suffer a -3 penalty to this check.  At 5th level, this can happen twice per day, and at 10th level, this occurs three times per day.

I've been kicked around all my life, and from now on, I'm gonna start kicking back. 
-Peggy Cummins in Gun Crazy AKA Deadly is the Female (1950) 

I don't go to church. Kneeling bags my nylons. 
-Jan Sterling in Ace in the Hole (1951) 

5 comments:

  1. There is a Dust Devils variant set in the neo-noir. I will definitely use the Tayxis character types in it! You have any opinion on Ron Edwards and the Forge?

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  2. I was not aware of the neo-noir Dust Devils, I'll definitely check that out!

    I'm a big fan of Ron Edwards. I devoted a blog post awhile back to showing how much I appreciate his design theory stuff - http://fromtheashesrpg.blogspot.com/2011/12/gaming-theory.html

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  3. The latest edition of Dust Devils available on-line has three adaptations of the original system, one to James Bond type action, one to Japanese Samurai, and one to Neo Noir.

    If you admire Ron Edwards and the Forge, I am pretty sure that they were influenced by Situationism, a 1960's French political philosophy. Essentially. (political) Life is a Scene, Make a Splash!

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  4. Her power should be directly related to how bog her hair is. If her hair gets wet or otherwise caused to fall down, her strength and abilities are vastly reduced until she can tease it back into place.

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