BESNIK BOIKO
Besnik Boiko
 
Cost

Characteristic

Value Roll Notes
5 STR 15 12- Lift: 200kg; 3d6; [1]

24 DEX 28 15- OCV: 9    DCV: 9
10 CON 15 12-
0 BODY 10 11-
3 INT 13 12- PER Roll 12-
2 EGO 11 11- ECV: 4
8 PRE 18 13- PRE Attack: 3 1/2d6
1 COM 12 11-
3 PD 6   Total: 16 PD (10 rPD)
3 ED 6   Total: 16 ED (10 rED)
12 SPD 4   Mental Defense: 0
0 REC 6   Phases: 3, 6, 9, 12
0 END 30   Running: 8" / 16"
4 STUN 30   Teleportation: 10"
 

Cost

Powers

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43 Thrown Cards: Multipower, 52-point reserve, all slots 32 Charges (+) (65 Active Points); all slots OIF (-)
3u 1) Baccarat: Killing Attack - Ranged 2d6+1, Explosion (+) (52 Active Points) 0
3u 2) Le Grande: Energy Blast 10d6 (50 Active Points) 0
3u 3) The Bank Shot: Energy Blast 8d6, Autofire (3 shots; +) (50 Active Points) 0
12 Enchanted Cards: Elemental Control, 30-point powers, (15 Active Points); all slots IIF (-)  
12 1) House Edge (Nine of Hearts): Luck 6d6 (30 Active Points) 0
8 2) Player I (Nine of Diamonds): +10 DEX (30 Active Points); No Figured Characteristics (-) 0
12 3) Player II (Nine of Clubs): Armor (10 PD/10 ED) (30 Active Points) 0
13 4) Standoff (Nine of Spades): Teleportation 5", No Relative Velocity, Position Shift, Safe Blind Teleport (+) (31 Active Points) 3
4 Frequent Use Of The 'Runaway To Fight Another Day' Mantra: Running +2" (8" total) 1
2 Shades: Sight Group Flash Defense (5 points) (5 Active Points); OAF (-1) 0

Cost

Skills

6

+2 with Thrown Cards

3

Acting 13-

3

Breakfall 15-

1

Bribery 8-

0

Everyman Skills

Area Knowledge: Bulgaria 11-

Acting 8-

Climbing 8-

Concealment 8-

Conversation 8-

Deduction 8-

Professional Skill: Gambler 11-

Paramedics 8-

Persuasion 8-

Shadowing 8-

Stealth 8-

Transport Familiarity: Small Motorized Ground Vehicles

3

Fast Draw 15-

6

Gambling (Card Games) 14-

1

High Society 8-

3

Knowledge Skill: Casinos 12-

2

Knowledge Skill: The Romany 11-

10

Linguist

Language: Bulgarian (completely fluent)

Language: English (completely fluent)

Language: French (completely fluent)

Language: Romany (idiomatic)

Language: Turkish (fluent conversation)

3

Lockpicking 15-

5

Persuasion 14-

1

Security Systems 8-

3

Seduction 13-

3

Sleight Of Hand 15-

3

Stealth 15-

3

Streetwise 13-

1

Transport Familiarity: Two-Wheeled Motorized Ground Vehicles
150+ Disadvantages

15

Hunted: Midas 8-

20

Normal Characteristic Maxima

15

Psychological Limitation: Adventurous and Funloving

10

Psychological Limitation: Gambler

15

Psychological Limitation: Reluctant To Kill

5

Rivalry: Professional: Other Gamblers (Always Seeks To Embarrass Other Players)

10

Social Limitation: Seen As A Troublemaker

10

Social Limitation: Weirdness Magnet
0 Experience Points
 
Characteristics Cost 75 Base Points 150
Powers Cost 115 Disadvantages 100
Talents Cost 0 Experience Points 0
Perks Cost 0 Total Points 250
Martial Arts Cost 0
Skills Cost 60
Total Cost 250
 
Concept Weaponmaster (Thrown Cards) Hair Colour Brown
Nationality Bulgarian (Romany) Eye Colour Blue
Place of Birth Unrevealed, Bulgaria Height 1.75m / 5' 9"
Date of Birth October 8, 1977 Weight 70kg / 154 lbs
 
Background

The battered cab rolled the final twelve metres and stopped in a way that seemed permanent. The steam curling out from the sides of the bonnet accompanied the hiss from the engine, and even the tyres seemed sagging to the point of exhaustion. The door cracked open and a scruffy man stepped out: the only survivor of a veritable wreck. He slammed the door and the passenger side-mirror fell to the ground. The man raised an eyebrow but made no other comment, thinking that such a solemn occasion could speak for itself.

He walked into the building, passed the two uniformed bellhops whose mouths were still gaping at the hideous sight before them. Other guests of the Royale seemed affronted by the man's appearance and parted like the Red Sea as he walked into the casino.

"Good evening Casino Royale," he said with a smile, as if greeting an old friend.

No one stopped him, but they all gave him looks which would have curdled milk. He reached the cash-in desk and slid across a crisp hundred euro bill. The cashier didn't look at him, but slid across the chips. Her nose wrinkled at his smell but she refused to let it upset her (at least in public. Once she was off the clock she was sure to complain to her friends while sharing a cigarette out the back).

"T'anks," he said and walked to the card tables. His eyes scanned the room but he felt his body moving on auto-pilot, moving towards the baccarat table. He sat down and sniffed loudly. The others at the table shifted uncomfortably.

"Sir?" asked the croupier.

"I am in," he said and slid across half of his chips.

Personality
Besnik Boiko is a wandering gambler who seems to move through his life in peaks and troughs, enjoying both in equal measure. He can enter a town in a beaten car and one hundred euros and by the end of the evening he could be driving out in a limousine and close to a million. He is a Romany drifter with a silver tongue and an indelible tendency to draw trouble.

Boiko doesn't maintain dual identities. He is simply Besnik Boiko, the man who is good at cards, not bad with the ladies and who is always willing to dive head first into trouble.

He is aware of the weirdness of life which is mostly due to the bizarre and sometimes frightening stories his grandmother told him as a child, although he isn't a student of the magic world. His grandmother also bestowed upon him a blessed philter of perfume which was supposedly drawn from the tears of an ancient princess. One day Besnik spilled the perfume over a card table, losing the blessed liquid and feeling like the world would end. HIs grandmother had died but he still felt as if her wrath would reach across the land and strike him dead for his clumsiness.

But, instead of death, Besnik found that he was blessed. The cards which had been touched by the tears had changed. It took him a long time and several visits to knowledgeable seers but he finally realised that the cards and especially the packet were bestowed with an enchantment. He used the opportunity to actively right the wrongs of the world when he encountered them.
Quote
"Ah, the Bank loses again!"
Powers

Besnik's cards have been enchanted. The four nines (the most valuable card in baccarat) bestow permanent abilities on the wielder such as enhanced reflexes, protection from harm, incredible luck and the ability to teleport short distances. As well as the nines, Besnik also has an enchanted card pack which contains 32 cards. These cards aren't in themselves enchanted, but by slipping them in the packet they can take on unusual and explosive properties.

Appearance

Besnik Boiko has a mop of curly brown hair, sparkling mischievous blue eyes and a wicked smile. He usually wears a tight leather jacket and jeans with motorcycle boots. He conceals the four Nine cards around his body and carries his enchanted pack of cards on his belt.