My variant is simple and I will explain the reasons below:
- Gentlemen can make short ranged attacks if they have a positive Trigger value. They do not need a ranged card to do so.
Reasoning: Primarily, I’ve found that the character balance rather off, for characters who rely on Trigger but do not start with a ranged weapon. Some are weaker than their Punch counterparts. Some are absolutely useless in a mission.
Additionally, it is a pet peeve of mine, wherein a game introduces a skill value (Trigger) but it can never be used in it’s unmodified value (as all ranged weapons provide at least +1 bonus).