Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Einherjar candidate: Otto Skorzeny

Otto Skorzeny (1908-1975) was a Standartenführer (battalian commander) and commando leader in the Nazi German Waffen-SS during World War II.  Among his exploits were the rescue of Benito Mussolini from imprisonment after his overthrow, his special operations during the Battle of the Bulge to use captured American vehicles and English-speaking German troops to sow confusion, and his kidnapping of the son of Admiral Horthy (the Hungarian prime minister) to force Horthy to abdicate. 

Combat: +8
Charisma: +4 (he had an ugly fencing scar on his face, but he was unquestionably an effective leader of soldiers)
Tinkering: +2 (trained as an engineer)
Moxie: +4 (he pulled off some extraordinary operations)
Wits: (-5) (He was, after all, a Nazi)
Scholasticism: (-5) (see above)

Special ability: If an Einherjar owned by the same Valkyrie as Skorzeny would otherwise die as a result of that Valkyrie losing a Skirmish, that Einherjar does not die—instead, an Einherjar owned by a different Valkyrie (e.g., the one with the second lowest skirmish rating) dies instead.  This special ability can not be used more than two times.

Special ability: Skorzeny’s owner may, as a weekly action, announce that Skorzeny is attempting to kidnap another Einherjar.  That owner then rolls DICE12 twice.  The kidnap attempt is successful only if both:
(a) the result of the first roll is _lower_ than Skorzeny’s Moxie rating, and
(b) the result of the second roll is _higher_ than the sum of the target Einherjar’s Moxie and Combat ratings.
If the kidnap attempt is successful then the target Einherjar becomes owned by Skorzeny’s owner.  Skorzeny can not successfully kidnap more than twice.


Amnistar: he/him

28-11-2007 04:31:06 UTC

special abilities need to be reworded some, how do you choose when to use the first one?  Does it automatically trigger?


28-11-2007 11:15:26 UTC

Yes, I would say that the first one triggers automatically since Skirmishes are non-interactive.

Amnistar: he/him

28-11-2007 16:15:56 UTC

I just realized something.\

He’s dumb.

“How do you know?”

....he was a nazi.