Benjamin Briar
Portrait of Benjamin Briar
Portrayed by Jackie Earle Haley
Name: Benjamin Briar
Aliases: Ben
Rank:
Heritage: American
Birthplace: New York City, New York
Occupation: Muckraker
Affiliation: The Charleston Sentinel
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Background

Sarah Connelly’s first big break came when she discovered the bizarre truth behind a series of disappearances in New York City. An obscure cult of demon-worshippers had kidnapped nine young women, and sacrificed them to their supposed master. Though the cult had vanished by the time Connelly uncovered it, she did track the source of its financing to New York State Senator Alvin Brady. Her story didn’t just destroy Brady, however. It also brought down the career of another Ledger reporter. Benjamin Briar had already reported that the disappearances were the work of an escaped prisoner who was killed when marshals attempted to capture him. His reputation ruined, he was quickly dismissed by the Ledger, and was only able to find new work with the much smaller New York Weekly Post. Since then, Briar has frequently printed stories in direct competition (and sometimes contradiction) with Connelly, becoming something of a rival.

Sessions

Relationships

Sarah Connolly

Sarah Connolly

Upstart

She ruined his career. Could he be out to return the favor?

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Benjamin Briar

Attributes

Agility: Dice_Fill-ins_d6.png
Smarts: Dice_Fill-ins_d8.png
Spirit: Dice_Fill-ins_d6.png
Strength: Dice_Fill-ins_d4.png
Vigor: Dice_Fill-ins_d6.png

Languages

  • English

Secondary Statistics

Charisma
Add to Persuasion and Streetwise rolls
+0
Pace
Run: +d6; -2 on other actions this round
6
Parry
2 + half Fighting die type
2
Toughness
2 + half Vigor die type
5
Awareness
2 + half Notice die type
2
Grit
1 point per Rank; Add to Fear checks
1

Permanent Injuries

Skills

Driving (Agility): Dice_Fill-ins_d4.png
Fighting (Agility): Dice_Fill-ins_d0.png
Healing (Smarts): Dice_Fill-ins_d0.png
Intimidation (Spirit): Dice_Fill-ins_d0.png
Investigation (Smarts): Dice_Fill-ins_d8.png
Knowledge (Battle) (Smarts): Dice_Fill-ins_d0.png
Knowledge (Journalism) (Smarts): Dice_Fill-ins_d6.png
Notice (Smarts): Dice_Fill-ins_d8.png
Perform (Spirit): Dice_Fill-ins_d0.png
Persuasion (Spirit): Dice_Fill-ins_d6.png
Piloting (Agility): Dice_Fill-ins_d0.png
Repair (Smarts): Dice_Fill-ins_d0.png
Riding (Agility): Dice_Fill-ins_d4.png
Shooting (Agility): Dice_Fill-ins_d0.png
Stealth (Agility): Dice_Fill-ins_d4.png
Streetwise (Smarts): Dice_Fill-ins_d6.png
Survival (Smarts): Dice_Fill-ins_d0.png
Taunt (Smarts): Dice_Fill-ins_d0.png
Thievery (Agility): Dice_Fill-ins_d0.png
Throwing (Agility): Dice_Fill-ins_d0.png
Tracking (Smarts): Dice_Fill-ins_d0.png

Racial Benefits and Drawbacks

  • Adaptive: Humans receive an extra Edge during character creation.

Hindrances

Hindrance Type Description
Curious Major It killed the cat, and it might kill this character as well. Curious characters are easily dragged into any adventure. They have to check out everything and always want to know what’s behind a potential mystery.
Vengeful Minor This character always attempts to right a wrong they feel was done to them, though they usually seek vengeance legally.
Bad Eyes Minor The character has poor eyesight and must wear glasses. Should the glasses be lost (generally a 50% chance when he’s wounded, or no chance with a "nerd-strap"), the character suffers a –2 penalty to any Trait roll made to shoot or Notice something more than 5" (10 yards) distant.

Edges

Edge Type Description

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Investigator Professional Investigators add +2 to Investigation and Streetwise rolls, as well as Notice rolls to search through evidence.

Weapons

Weapon Range Damage RoF AP Shots Weight Notes
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Gear

Wealth and Currency

Savings $
Valuables

Advances

Total XP: 0 Rank: Novice
XP Rank Advance

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