The Willow Character Challenge, Part One

Over on  Grumbling Dwarf, Daniel Challenged me to write up some characters outside my usual comfort zones.  Check out the full details of the challenge over there.

My first character:

Mindy Caruso
System: Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Kid Sister to the Slayer
White Hat

Strength: 1
Dexterity: 2
Constitution: 2
Intelligence: 3
Perception: 4
Willpower: 5

Attractiveness (1)
Luck (8)
Nerd (3)
Psychic Visions (1)
Sorcery (5)

Adversary (In the line of fire) (2)
Showoff (2)
Teenager (2)
Tragic Love (4)

Computers 1
Influence 2
Knowledge 1
Notice 3
Occultism 4
Science 4
Wild Card: Useless Trivia 4

Drama Points: 20

Why This Character Is Unusual/Challenging for Me: I hate playing kids, and I hate it when others do so. Yet there’s a genre-appropriate reason for plucky high school students in Buffy. Also, the character is designed to be second fiddle, something I have a hard time doing. Sure, she has her moments, but she’s really a ‘support character.’
Also, I did the math a long time ago. Slayers are the most effective characters by a longshot, pretty much no matter how you spend your points, and I assumed I’d never play anything else. Note the lack of that advantage, or any combat skills at all.

Why I’d Be Really Excited to Play This Character: There’s a great dynamic to be explored here, and it’s apparently really fun to be a White Hat- you are mediocre most of the time, but when you really need to, you can succeed in a big big way.

Situation: Mindy tries to help her sister with research and magic… when they let her. The group found a powerful yet risky magical artifact- which Mindy just knows she can figure out. What dangers will the gang have to confront?


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