By Mike "Katsuo" Hall.
"OK, Tsang, here's the deal: I delivered ten cases of Stingers to your friggin' doorstep, but you have yet to see fit to pay me for them. I have a problem with this. See, my associates were counting on those funds; they've got a futuristic regime to topple. So are you gonna pay up or should I just blow up your friggin' house right friggin' now?"
The world today has a lot of problems. Drugs, terrorism, mob activity, political strife...the whole blasted mess is going straight to hell, and fast. So what's an honest businessman to do? How should you know? You aren't an honest businessman! You are a trader in those things that the law frowns upon, like weapons, or gems, or stolen antiquities. You've been dabbling in some electronics and software, too. If it can be stolen or purchased and then fenced or sold to somebody (who isn't supposed to get that sort of thing), you've dealt in it. You are most definitely a criminal, but you don't consider yourself a villain. You aren't a cold-blooded killer, after all; you're just trying to make a buck in an ugly world where ugly business means lovely profits. So people get killed by the guns you sell, big deal...you didn't make the buyer do it. He had already decided to cross that line, and just happened to pay you for a service along the way. Like you've always said, every man chooses his own path, and it ain't your responsibility to monitor the morality of someone else's path. C'mon, you've got a certain standard of living that you're used to!
Sometimes, though, you feel a little twinge inside...and you're getting a little concerned that it might be a conscience. Maybe it's time that you thought a little more about just what kind of cause you let your resources help out. Perhaps your dramatic hook has you rethinking the ethics of your current business practices. Those "Jammers" you ran into the other day have got a serious fight on their hands, if you can believe their whacked-out stories. And then there's those Dragons...this Secret War thing stands to make you a lot of money. But maybe, just maybe, you could forego a portion of your usual profits this time and make sure that the right side gets the guns...
Oh, dammit! You're becoming a good guy!
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Last modified: January 7, 1999; please send comments to firstname.lastname@example.org. HTML by Mike Hall.