Writers of horror stories, general fiction, and nonfiction alike make good candidates for players. All writers do research and investigative work for their projects; this can lead them into adventures. Writers are less responsible than journalists, and less wary than academics. This, too, can lead them into adventures. And the writer may suddenly find his stories coming true.


65 CP


ST 10 0; DX 10 0; IQ 12 40; HT 10 0.

Secondary Characteristics

Damage 1d-2/1d; BL 20 lbs.; HP 10 0; Will 12 0; Per 12 0; FP 10 0; Basic Speed 5.00 0; Basic Move 5 0.


20 points chosen from among Alcohol Tolerance 1, Higher Purpose (Artistic truth and experience) 5, Intuition 15, Less Sleep [2/level], Poet [5/level], Reputation [Varies], Sensitive 5, Serendipity 1 15, Single-Minded 5, Unfazeable 15, or Versatile 5.


-20 points chosen from among Addiction [Varies], Alcoholism [-15], Bad Sight (Correctable) [-10], Combat Paralysis [-15], Compulsive Behavior (Bibliomania) [-5*], Curious [-5*], Delusions [Varies], Jealousy [-10], Laziness [-10], Loner [-5*], Oblivious [-5], Shyness [-5 or -10], Slow Riser [-5], Stubbornness [-5], Truthfulness [-5*], Wealth [-10 or -15], or Weirdness Magnet [-15].

Primary Skills

Research (A) IQ+1 4-13 and Writing (A) IQ+2 8-14.

Secondary Skills

Speed-Reading (A) IQ-1 1-11. • One of Artist (Calligraphy) (H) IQ-1 2-11, Computer Operation (E) IQ+1 2-13, or Typing (E) DX+1 2-11. • Two of Area Knowledge (any) (E) IQ+1 2-13; Poetry or Public Speaking, both (A) IQ 2-12; or History (any), Literature, or Psychology, all (H) IQ-1 2-11.

Background Skills

A total of 6 points in IQ-based skills as personal subject specialties, such as:

Conspiracy Theorist: Current Affairs (Politics) (E) IQ 1-12 and Expert Skill (Conspiracy Theory) (H) IQ 4-12. • Either Occultism (A) IQ-1 1-11 or Weird Science (VH) IQ-3 1-9.

Morbid Poet and Ratiocinator: Criminology (A) IQ 2-12; Cryptography and Geography (Regional; Antarctic), both (H) IQ-2 1-10; and Expert Skill (Thanatology) (H) IQ-1 2-11.

New England Horrorist: Area Knowledge (New England) (E) IQ+1 2-13; Astronomy (Observational) and Connoisseur (Architecture), both (A) IQ-1 1-11; and Hidden Lore (Things Man Was Not Meant To Know) (A) IQ 2-12.

True Crime or Mystery Writer: Criminology (A) IQ 2-12; Forensics, Law, and Poisons, all (H) IQ-2 1-10; and Savoir-Faire (Police) (E) IQ 1-12.


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