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The Reporter

Abilities

  • Action: Gain any number of Assets of your choice from the reserve with total value less than your Influence.
  • If you do not have a Cursed Condition, gain 1 Clue, improve 1 skill of your choice, and gain a Cursed Condition.

Flavor Text

Quote

"My sources tell me that the world is ending. Just my luck."

Bio

When disaster strikes, Rex Murphy is usually on hand, suffering the consequences. After spending a day with Rex, even the most hardened skeptic will concede that the man is cursed. To survive, Rex has developed an inquisitive mind, trying to keep one step ahead of the next disaster. His terrible fortune has more than once exposed him to the monstrous forces that threaten this world. He hopes he can get some writing done in Alaska, far away from anything that might go too wrong.

Team Role

His permanent Cursed condition makes him one of the harder characters to play. He can use his Lucky Talisman to get OK odds on research encounters, but he should avoid combat and multi-stage encounters. Should he acquire an easy way to discard his Curse (Witch Doctor works best), he can quickly boost his skills.

Rex works best at gaining assets with his component action, since it doesn't require any test rolls, and with +2 Influence improvement, he can take even the 4 cost assets from the reserve, and later trade them to those that need them most.

Origin

Possibly inspired by Canadian journalist Rex Murphy (although this could be a coincidence).