Character du Jour: The Wastelander

“Oh yeh, he’s out there all right. Probably killin’ some muties right now, or bringing justice to them that think the law died when the world died too. There’s many honest folks owe their lives to The Wastelander, make no mistake. He walks the Wastes from ‘stead to ‘stead wearin’ nothing but the clothes on his back. I’ve seen folks’ radsuits melting from the Fallout Storms and he just keeps on going with just a shirt and a pair of pants like it’s still Summer. But then, you wouldn’t know what Summer is, would you little one?”

Dirty little secret: Lots, probably. But I ain’t tellin’.

Notes: Nothing gets the geekbuds going more than a post-apocalyptic unkillable cowboy, so here he is. Who, what (or why) The Wastelander is, I’m going to leave wide open for now. Is he a part-human cyborg, a killer robot or a Freddy-like spirit of retribution? Who knows.

And sometimes, not knowing is a part of the fun.

If I could convince someone to run a post-apocalypse Dogs In the Vineyard game, this is the character I would play. Until that happy time, here he is statted out for Mutants & Masterminds.

Probably the safest place to be: behind the Wastelander staring at his pert butt cheeks. And don’t tell me you didn’t notice. Click to embiggen.

The Wastelander, PL 8
Str 14, Dex 18, Con 18, Int 12, Wis 12, Cha 16

Tough +4, Fort +10, Ref +10, Will +5
Attack +5, Grapple +7, Defense +8, Init +4

Bluff +5, Climb +6, Gather Info +4, Handle Animal +5, Intimidate +5, Notice +5, Ride +5, Sense Motive +4, Stealth +6
Ambidexterity, Attack Specialization 1 (Blaster Pistol), Benefit 1 (Reputation), Defensive Attack, Luck 1, Quick Draw 1

Blaster Pistol (Device 4, Restricted use, Easy to lose)
– Blast 8 (80′, DC 23)
– AP: Blast 5 (50′, DC 20, Area:Cone 50′)

Immunity 19 (Condition:Radiation, Damage:Radiation, Disease, Fatigue Effects, Interaction Skills, Starvation, Thirst)
Impervious Toughness 4

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