[The Jungle] Rue Wakeman the Gunlugger

edited November 2011 in Out-Of-Game
Rue Wakeman the Gunlugger

Cool-1 Hard+3* Hot-1 Sharp+1 Weird+2*
* - highlighted (for first session)

A woman, dressed in battered old armor-- worn SWAT body armor with only "WA" left on the chest, visible when she isn't wearing a rain pancho overtop.

She has a bony face: gaunt features that scarcely show emotion, but alert, blue-gray, cunning eyes. Her armor, guns and pancho swallow up her compact body. She walks heavy and slow unless threatened. In a fight, she is calm, sure and deceptively quick.

* Insano like Drano: you get +1hard (hard+3).

* Frag this dren: name your escape route and roll+hard.

On a 10+, sweet, you’re gone.
On a 7–9, you can go or stay, but if you go it costs you: leave something behind, or take something with you, the MC will tell you what.
On a miss, you’re caught vulnerable, half in and half out.

* Battle-hardened: when you act under fire, roll+hard instead of roll+cool.

* silenced sniper rifle (3-harm far hi-tech, AP)
* magnum (3-harm close reload loud, AP)
* ap ammo (ap) Add ap to all your guns.
* many knives (2-harm hand infinite)
* grenades (4-harm hand area reload messy)


Lawn the Skinner +1
Char the Angel +3
Monsoon the Battlebabe +1
Baby Duck the Chopper +1
Adnan the Savvyhead -1
(note to self - I added +1Hx to the one I thought was smartest, which was Char)

Grew up in a gang, passed around like a party favor when Ize just a skinny runt. Til I picked up my first gun and kilt one of 'em. Then they made me a toy, teachin' me 'bout guns so I'd kill for 'em. But I hadn't forgotten what they did ta me when they had the power. Bided my time, let 'em think Ize their number one. They trusted me, confided in me. Hell, some of 'em loved me. Made it that much sweeter when I set their forest on fire and burnt 'em alive. Kilt 'em all, shot the ones who'd touched me.

Took a raft up river for awhile till I ran into Baby Duck and his ducklins. They offered me a ride and some comp-ny. I liked ridin' with 'em till one of 'em thought he'd take what he wanted. Izes gonna off 'im but BD whacked him good and I didn' push it. Kinda soured me on 'em. Buddied up with Char, a pig-faced doctor who was ridin' with us. Char patched me up a couple times, even stimmed me out when I begged for it, which was nice and all. I almost called him a friend...

Then we came to Shinehome and I met Lawn. We hooked up a few times, then Monsoon swept in an' took over for a moon or so, with her pretty locks an' body an' all. I like to take Lawn from time to time, to rub it in her face and remind him that if I want it, I take it. Then after we settle in, some jungle crazies try to come in and take what's ours. At first, I thought they were Hat Reds, so I did a double pump to keep 'em down when I kilt 'em. Then Char got in my face and let me get shot inna back. Left me t' bleed out. We still gotta settle that one out. Can't believe I thought he was a buddy.

Doesn' matter, though. Nobody will touch me again, I touch them only when I want it. Nobody will hurt me ever again, 'least not while I can pull a trigger. A brainer told me I was already dead once. I don't know what he meant. I fight, I frag, I do what I want. I'm free. But I still wonder what that Brainer meant. Probably playing head games to get some jingle. I should go back and put a bullet in his head.

I hate kids.

experience: () () () () (.)
( ) get +1cool (max cool+2)
( ) get +1sharp (max sharp+2)
( ) get +1weird (max werid+2)
( ) get a new gunlugger move
( ) get a new gunlugger move
( ) get 2 gigs (detail) and moonlighting
( ) get holding (detail) and wealth
( ) get gang (detail) and pack alpha
( ) get a move from another playbook
( ) get a move from another playbook
( ) get +1 to any stat (max stat+3)
( ) retire your character (to safety)
( ) create a second character to play
( ) change your character to a new type
( ) choose 3 basic moves and advance them.
( ) advance the other 4 basic moves


  • edited June 2014
    To Players and the MC.

    Here are some of my thoughts on Rue as she is now, fully formed, fresh out of my mind's womb.
    She is built for battle. She sucks as connecting with people, seduction, manipulation, love, feelings. These things make her a bit mad, angry or surly. I haven't decided if she's too broken to be good at it or too hateful to bother to try. She knows she is great at shooting things, she wants to use that skill to get paid and pursue pleasure and look awesome. She is not above threatening others, she kind of likes the power play. Except for kids. Anyone hurts a kid and she won't wait and bide her time, she will shoot them dead. For that same reason, she stays away from kids and she's never nice to them. She doesn't want anyone to see her weak or to see how to get an angle on her. But over time, she might open up.

    As a player, I am interested in seeing her in situations where she might
    * she can be someone's savior, especially a PC
    * she can take power over someone and both of them know it
    * almost show her feelings to someone else, preferably a PC
    * have someone have feelings towards her, then see what she does about it
    * get messed up in a fight
    * be openly manipulated to do something and know it
    * have a friend, maybe lose them, maybe love them

    All of this is early thoughts, but I wanted to get it out there, see if it generates discussion or play. I don't know which way she will go, but Rue is starting off in a very pained and hateful place. That doesn't mean I want her to stay there.
  • Posted By: orklordTo Players and the MC.
    As a player, I am interested in seeing her in situations where she might
    This is very cool. It's similar to what I've requested from players in other games, and it seems very natural in AW.
  • Thanks, guys. I figure we're getting to know each other and each other's avatars in this game, so I wrote some thoughts on Rue that ask you to do things and give you permission to do other things. The list isn't exclusive, just some initial thoughts.
  • Marshall (mease19 on this board) has a list in Lady B, I used it as my inspiration.
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