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Subject: Wanted some thoughts on a custom hero rss

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Charles Barchuk
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Assassin

Body 6
Mind 4
Attack 1/2(If dual wielded)
Defend 2
Move 2d6 (Can move/attack/move)

Restrictions: Can only use daggers for weapons. Due to his sneaky nature he can not wear armor
Starting Weapon: 2 Daggers (Can carry up to 4)
Starting Armor: None

Abilities:
- Sneak Attack - If you roll a black shield on the attack roll the target takes 1 unblockable damage

There ya have it. The idea here was to have a quick dagger-using hero that could dart in and out of combat. The assassin will only ever roll a maximum of 2 attack dice. The use of black shields portrays his expertise with daggers and his ability to bypass an enemies defenses by way of stealth and guile. A great artifact for him would be the Dagger of Returning.
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Philip Lodge
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I don't like breaking theme of the Combat dice. Black shields are often used to represent bad effects for the hero when attacking, such as a monster with a Shield: Each Black Shield the hero rolls in attack, negates a Skull/Hit. Damage: Discard an equipped weapon when rolling Black Shields equal to it's power.

Good Assassin skills.
Equipped daggers thrown for free, not an action. To start that's 1 attack for free until purchasing another dagger, which would make 2. In the armoury have a Bandolier: daggers equipped off hand, max 4. Now that's quite a few 1Cd6 attacks in 1 turn for the Assassin. Giving the character some progression through purchases, the standard HQ way.

There's also a Hidden Blade, Back Stab mod we've been working on. It links with a Sneak skill.

If you want to give the Assassin speed: Roll 2d8 or roll 3d6 pick 2.

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Can continue moving after you attack if you still have movement left

Most refer to this as Move Action Move or Move Attack Move, it's featured in my Character Creation here. Quite a popular skill. Works great for goblins too.

Have a look at these house rules
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Charles Barchuk
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Outside of not liking the heroes using black shields what do you think? Is the character balanced? I'm really trying to not add a bunch of extra rules or items.
 
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