Backgrounds

Backgrounds are packages of skills consisting of 6 points in Investigative Skills and 18 points in General Skills. You need to pick one for your character. You can take more than one if you choose, take the same one twice, or fiddle around with them as you desire.

Analyst: You put it all together.
Asset Handler: You use people in the field.
Bagman: You handle the money.
Bang-and-Burner: You blow it up.
Black Bagger: You break and enter.
Cleaner: You erase your traces.
Cobbler: You provide papers.
Cuckoo: You pretend you’re someone else.
Hacker: You crack it.
Investigator: You figure it out.
Medic: You heal yours; you work on theirs.
Mule: You get it across the border.
Muscle: You hit it.
Watcher: You keep eyes on target.
Wet Worker: You kill it.
Wheel Artist: You drive it.
Wire Rat: You build it.

I’ve typed in some of the book’s example character concepts, sorted by background, here.

Backgrounds

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