Darren Conrad
Portrait of Darren Conrad
Portrayed by Abraham Benrubi
Name: Darren Conrad
Aliases:
Rank:
Heritage: American
Birthplace: Santa Fe, New Mexico
Occupation: Bounty Hunter
Affiliation: Himself
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Background

Darren is ugly… damn ugly. But that doesn't stop him from getting his man. Operating out of Arizona and New Mexico as a bounty hunter, he's caught his fair share of outlaws and fugitives. He's always gone to where the money is and never looking further than his next bounty. Through his travels in unfamiliar Apache territory, he received assistance from a young Apache trailguide named Johnny Firehorse. His grasp of English was good enough for them to get along and he paid Johnny for his trouble.

Darren quickly found he had never truly had a friend before he and Johnny became companions, even though he and Johnny came from completely different cultures with different languages. Johnny didn't care that he was ugly, they both just cared about the open land and finding their quarry. Darren had always been lonely though he didn't realize that was what it was called until Johnny became his friend.

Johnny's Death

After Johnny died from the giant crow, he grieved in his own personal silent way. He had lost his best and only friend. They had traveled together for a few years and now he was slain by a giant monstrous crow. The reporter Lady Wild and Professor Lazarus seemed to appreciate Johnny, but they didn't know what he truly meant to Darren. He meant acceptance by another and friendship for someone who never had a friend. Darren now carries Johnny's tomahawk in honor of their friendship and in memory of the man who meant everything to him.

Worst Nightmare

Sessions

(The Pen Is Mightier 08) Home, Sweet HomeSummary: Finally reaching Tombstone, the posse catches up on how things have gone in their absence.

(The Pen Is Mightier 07) Are We There Yet?Summary: At long last, the posse is headed for home on the Bayou Vermillion. But as they enter the last leg of their journey, some of the other passengers liven things up with a good old fashioned train robbery.

(The Pen Is Mightier 06) Dead Men Tell No TalesSummary: On their voyage home from Ireland, the posse's ship is blown off course, leading to the discovery of a pirate's treasure map and an ancient curse. Will it be plunder or purgatory?

(The Pen Is Mightier 05) The Leprechaun's CurseSummary: An Irish village suffers under the weight of an ancient leprechaun's wrath.

(The Pen Is Mightier 04) Oh, What a Tangled WebSummary: A monster from Pete's past returns.

(The Pen Is Mightier 03) Ghostriders in the SkySummary: The posse pits themselves against an elusive and deadly gang of thieves.

(The Pen Is Mightier 02) House CallSummary: The posse arrives in a town that has recently lost its sheriff. What follows is a night of fear and horror.

(The Pen Is Mightier 01) ScarecrowSummary: The posse faces a murder of crows and murders of townsfolk. Do they have the mettle to carrion?

Relationships

Lady Wilde

Lady Wilde

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She has ambition, but she tends to think of satisfying her curiosity before thinking about how it will affect others. I can forgive her for shooting me; heck, there are plenty of people who have put buck shot into my fat ass. It's the manipulation of my good will that makes it hard for me to trust her. Though, I never want to lose another friend.

Handsome Pete

Handsome Pete

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Pete's got an axe to grind I guess. He seems to take the most violent solution he can. He's good with his six-guns, but he seems to be itchin' for a fight. Mix that with his laudanum problem and I don't think he's quite all there. The death of that spider-demon-thingy I thought might break him of his problems, but I guess it's more physical than mental. Maybe settling down in Tombstone will help him break that habit… Of course there's always another person for him to fight there.

Professor Lazarus

Professor Lazarus

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Lazarus is a pretty good man. Always making his concoctions and fast talkin' his way past trouble. I hope he's alright living in Tombstone the last six months seemingly abandoned by his friends. I'm worried the Cowboys might have tried to take advantage of him. If that's the case, then they'll have a fight on their hands when I get back to town.

Petunia Harmon

Petunia Harmon

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I miss her. She saw past my ugliness and fat to see something no one else does: my heart. She can see the child I once was and the pain I went through in order to become who I am. No one knows this pain as I keep it hidden, but Petunia can see. She loves me, I'm sure. I think she knows that I love her. I don't want to lose her.

Curly Bill Brocius

Curly Bill Brocius

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Curly Bill tried to bribe me? I don't quite remember what it was, I just remember he wanted me to look the other way in his dealings. Sure, I'll look away until it becomes illegal and someone wants me to hogtie him back to town. I think that he thinks that I'm the law. I ain't the law. I'm the law's fist.

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Darren Conrad

Attributes

Agility: Dice_Fill-ins_d10.jpg
Smarts: Dice_Fill-ins_d8.jpg
Spirit: Dice_Fill-ins_d6.jpg
Strength: Dice_Fill-ins_d8.jpg
Vigor: Dice_Fill-ins_d8.jpg

Languages

  • English

Secondary Statistics

Charisma
Add to Persuasion and Streetwise rolls
-3
Pace
Run: +d6; -2 on other actions this round
5
Parry
2 + half Fighting die type
7
Toughness
2 + half Vigor die type
7
Awareness
2 + half Notice die type
5
Grit
1 point per Rank; Add to Fear checks
4

Permanent Injuries

  • Blasted by a shotgun by Lady Wilde when fighting the giant monster. Recovered from near death, but hasn't really been the same since. (-1 die type Vigor)

Skills

Driving (Agility): Dice_Fill-ins_d0.jpg
Fighting (Agility): Dice_Fill-ins_d10.jpg
Healing (Smarts): Dice_Fill-ins_d0.jpg
Intimidation (Spirit): Dice_Fill-ins_d6.jpg
Investigation (Smarts): Dice_Fill-ins_d6.jpg
Knowledge (Battle) (Smarts): Dice_Fill-ins_d0.jpg
Knowledge (The Law) (Smarts): Dice_Fill-ins_d4.jpg
Knowledge (The Wild Southwest) (Smarts): Dice_Fill-ins_d6.jpg
Notice (Smarts): Dice_Fill-ins_d6.jpg +2
Perform (Spirit): Dice_Fill-ins_d0.jpg
Persuasion (Spirit): Dice_Fill-ins_d0.jpg
Piloting (Agility): Dice_Fill-ins_d0.jpg
Repair (Smarts): Dice_Fill-ins_d0.jpg
Riding (Agility): Dice_Fill-ins_d6.jpg
Shooting (Agility): Dice_Fill-ins_d8.jpg
Stealth (Agility): Dice_Fill-ins_d0.jpg
Streetwise (Smarts): Dice_Fill-ins_d4.jpg
Survival (Smarts): Dice_Fill-ins_d4.jpg
Taunt (Smarts): Dice_Fill-ins_d0.jpg
Thievery (Agility): Dice_Fill-ins_d0.jpg
Throwing (Agility): Dice_Fill-ins_d4.jpg
Tracking (Smarts): Dice_Fill-ins_d6.jpg

Racial Benefits and Drawbacks

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

Hindrances

Hindrance Type Description
Obese Minor An Obese character adds 1 to Toughness, but Pace is decreased by 1 and running die is a d4. Obese characters may also have difficulty finding armor or clothing that fits, squeezing into tight spaces, or even riding in confined spaces such as coach airplane seats or compact cars.
Ugly Minor Unfortunately, this individual hit more than a few ugly sticks on the way down the tree of life. Charisma is lowered by 2, and the character is generally shunned by members of the opposite sex.
Habit Minor Darren got hooked on tobacco at an early age, trying to be like the other kids. They still didn't want him around. Now he's stuck on the chew.. This habit isn't dangerous, but it irritates others, imposing a –1 Charisma.
Phobia Minor The character has an overwhelming and irrational fear of being underground. Doctor Higgenbottom did something to him at New Tomorrie. Now Darren won't go underground for no good reason. It's creepy down there. Whenever this character is in the presence of the phobia, subtract 2 from all Trait tests.
Loyal Minor Loyal characters would give their lives for their friends. They can never leave a man behind if there’s any chance at all they could help.

Edges

Edge Type Description
Alertness Background This character is very observant and perceptive, and adds +2 to Notice rolls to hear, see, or otherwise sense the world around.
Dodge Combat Unless the victim of a surprise attack and taken completely unaware, subtract 1 from attackers' ranged attack rolls when targeting the character (even in close combat). Characters who attempt to evade area effect attacks may add +1 to their Agility roll as well (when allowed).
Improved Dodge Combat As Dodge but attackers subtract 2 from their attack rolls, and the character adds +2 to evade area effect weapons when allowed.
First Strike Combat Once per turn the character (if not Shaken) gets a free Fighting attack against a single foe who moves adjacent. This interrupts the opponent’s action and does not cost the character's action this round.
Frenzy Combat Frenzied fighters make an extra Fighting attack per round at a –2 penalty to all Fighting rolls. This attack must be taken at the same time as another Fighting attack though it may target any two foes adjacent to the hero (Wild Cards roll two Fighting dice and one Wild Die). The –2 penalty is subtracted from all attacks.
Improved Frenzy Combat As Frenzy but the character may ignore the –2 Frenzy penalty.

Weapons

Weapon Range Damage RoF AP Shots Weight Notes
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Gear

Wealth and Currency

Savings $
Valuables

Advances

Total XP: 65 Rank: Heroic
XP Rank Advance
5 Novice Agility d10
10 Novice Strength d8
15 Novice Alertness
20 Seasoned Dodge
25 Seasoned Smarts d6
30 Seasoned Fighting d10, Notice d6
35 Seasoned Frenzy
40 Veteran Improved Dodge
45 Veteran Vigor d8
50 Veteran Investigation d6, Tracking d6
55 Veteran Improved Frenzy
60 Heroic Smarts d8
65 Heroic Knowledge (Wild Southwest) d6, Throwing d4

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