Deadlands: Anastasis & Wormwood
Talks slow, shoots fast
Tall and muscular gunslinger with blonde hair and pale blue eyes, clearly of Scandinavian descent. When he speaks, there is a hint of a Swedish accent. Hails from Minnesota. Doesn’t talk about his past much, but persistent questioning and enough whisky will reveal that his older brother will inherit the family farm, so Laslow is obliged to make his own way in the world.
Veteran, fought for the Union. Not particularly passionate about the cause, but proud of doing his duty as a citizen. Came home from the war to find his wife murdered, tracking down her killers was his start at hunting bounties. Doesn’t much care for his line of work- Laslow has some doubts that every man he’s killed had it coming- but a man’s gotta eat.
Laslow prefers to avoid violence, but if violence is called for he fights like the third monkey on the ramp to Noah’s Ark.
Cordial with Anishinaabe, but his hand is never far from a holster when dealing with anyone from the Dakota Sioux tribes.
(Pistoleer archetype, tweaked edges)
Attributes: Agility d8, Smarts d6, Spirit d6, Strength d10, Vigor d6
Skills: Fighting d6, Notice d6, Shooting d12, Intimidate d6, Guts d6, Ride d6
Charisma: –; Grit: 3; Pace: 6; Parry: 5; Toughness: 6 (+1 from Brawny)
Hindrances: Bad Luck (one less benny), Loyal, Heavy Sleeper (-4 to notice when sleeping)
Edges: Brave (+2 vs fear tests), Brawny (8xStr for encumbrance)
Worst nightmare: Dreaming about his wife.
carry allowance 80 lbs
Bullard Express .50 2d10 24/48/96 11 shots ROF 1 AP2 $30 11 lbs
Colt Peacemaker 2d6+1 12/24/48 6 shots ROF 1 AP1 $15 2 lbs
Winchester ’76 .45 2d8 24/48/96 15 shots ROF 1 AP2 $40 7 lbs *on packhorse
88 rounds for pistols
50 rounds for Winchester
70 rounds for Bullard
Clothes, speed-loaders x2, Bedroll, handcuffs (x2), trail rations (5 meals)
Horse, Saddle, Saddlebags, etc. Spare Peacemaker concealed in hidden pocket of saddlebag.
Dehydrated Air Tablets (2) ($30 per) (in emptied shells on cartridge belt)
Smoke pellets (6) ($5 per)
N Brave (+2 to fear checks)
N Brawny (Encumbrance limit = 8xStr)
5 Quick (discard 5 or lower)
10 Quick-draw [draw weapon is free action, if roll is required, +2]
15 [stat raise- str]
20 Speed-load [reload one weapon, ignore -2 to shooting rolls that round]
25 Hip-shooting [penalty for fanning reduced to -2]
30 [skill raise – shooting]
35 [stat raise – str]
40 Steady Hands [ignore ‘unstable platform’ penalty]
45 Giant Killer [+1d6 damage to +3 or larger targets]