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Archie Goodwin
Val Char Cost
18
17
18
13
15
13
18
18
7
5
4
8
36
31
STR
DEX
CON
BODY
INT
EGO
PRE
COM
PD
ED
SPD
REC
END
STUN
8
21
16
6
5
6
8
4
3
1
13
0
0
0
Cost Powers and Talents END
10 Eidetic Memory (especially conversations)  
Martial Arts OCV DCV Effect
4
3
4
4
Punch
Hold
Block
Dodge
+0
-1
+2
 
+2
-1
+2
+5
+2d6 strike, total 5 1/2 d6
28 STR Hold
 
 
Cost Skills and Perks Roll
3
3
3
3
3
3
1
1
3
1
6
3
3
6
2
3
3
3
2
0
3
4
3
2
1
1
4
2
2
1
3
 
Stealth (DEX)
Concealment (INT) @ expert searching
Persuasion (PRE), not quite as good as Wolfe
Conversation (PRE)
Streetwise (PRE)
Criminology (INT)
Fam. High Society
Fam. Bribery
Lockpicking (DEX) @
WF: Pistols
2 Skill Levels with Pistol (prefers Webley .32, 1d6+1K)
Combat Driving (DEX)
Shadowing (INT) @
2 Skill Levels with Dirty Infighting
PS: Dancing (PRE) (1 pt. free, own hobby)
PS: Secretary (INT)
PS: Detective (INT) (2 pts. free, own profession)
Seduction (PRE)
AK: New York City (2 pts free)
Language: American English, 4 point level
Well Connected
Contact: NYC P.I. Saul Panzer
Contact: NYC P.I. Fred Durkin
Contact: NYC P.I. Orville "Orrie" Cather (R.I.P.)
Contact: NYC P.I. John Joseph "Johnny" Keems (R.I.P.)
Contact: NYC Cab Drivers (mostly for shadowng/shaking a tail)
Contact: Lon Cohen, editor, NYC Gazette
Perk: Private Investigator's License
Perk: Concealed Weapon Permit
Fam. KS: Orchids (picked up arund Wolfe)
1 level with Concealment, Lockpicking, Shadowing
(skills marked @ above)
12-
13-
13-
13-
13-
12-
8-
8-
13-
 
 
12-
13-
 
13-
12-
14-
12-
14-
 
 
14-
13-
12-
11-
11-
14-
 
 
8-
 
 
75+ Disadvantages
20
10
10
5
5
5
5
5
13
 
 
5
1
1
1
1
35
Psych: Quick Lip, Very Common, Strong
Psych: Loves needling Wolfe, Common, Strong
Psych: Weakness for beautiful women, Common, Moderate
Psych: Documents Wolfe's murder cases. Uncommon, moderate
Psych: 40's P.I. Code of Chivalry. Uncommon Moderate.
Rival: Johnny Keems (later Orrie Cather) wants his job
Dependent: Lily Rowan, 8-, Normal, useful (gf, heiress)
Reputation: "Nero Wolfe's Archie", 8- (NYC and environs)
Watched: New York Law Enforcement, More Powerful, 14-, NC Influence
NYC: D.A. Skinner, Inspector Cramer, Lt. Rowcliffe, Sgt. Purley Stebbins.
Westchester County: Det. Ben Dykes, Lt. Con Noonan.
Phys: Sound Sleeper, needs a full 8 hours. Infrequently, Slightly
Quirk: Drinks Milk
Quirk: Plays pinochle (and sometimes poker or rummy)
Quirk: Respects Saul Panzer's abilities higher than his own
Quirk: Owns own furniture in house
Experience
OCV:6 DCV:6 ECV:4 Phases:3, 6, 9, 12
Costs Char
91
Powers
106
Total
197
Disads
122
Base
75

Notes:

From Chillicothe, Ohio. Generally about 32 years old. "A bit short of six feet, 180 pounds." Handsome, "quick with the lip". "Nero Wolfe's leg man, amanuensis, and cockleburr." Salaried employee, lives in Wolfe's house. Does typing, taxes, and bills, between cases. When going out, not afraid to do some breaking and entering to search for evidence.

The watched by the Police tends to turn into a hunted fairly often. As a licensed PI, Wolfe has the obligation to report all crimes and evidence, to the police. Often this is inconvenient, especially when the suspects are clients - then the PIs have to solve the case quickly and dramatically, to avoid losing their licences, or even being arrested.

Obviously he documents Wolfe's cases more often than Uncommon, but it doesn't come up as a disadvantage very often - i.e., from people who have read about their methods in a prior case. Similarly, his "hard boiled PI" code of honor is stronger than that, it merely is not a disadvantage often or usually not very much.

Copyright © 1998 by George Ruban

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