Gentleman Thief
Gentleman Thief

The gentleman thief (also “lady thief” or “phantom thief”) is a cunning and charismatic cat burglar. He is as adept in social settings as he is in picking locks and scaling heights. The gentleman thief is generally averse to physical violence, and prefers to use his cunning to confound his foes. Gentleman thieves usually work alone or with small bands of allies, but have been known to become leaders of criminal syndicates.

Attributes: Agility d8, Smarts d6, Spirit d6, Strength d6, Vigor d6
Skills: Climbing d6, Fighting d4, Investigation d4, Lockpicking d6, Notice d4, Persuasion d4, Stealth d8, Streetwise d4, Taunt d4, +2 skill points
Charisma: +2; Pace: 6; Parry: 4; Toughness: 5
Hindrances: One Major (Arrogant, Code of Honor, Curious, or Overconfident) and two Minor (Cautious, Death Wish, Greedy, Loyal, Pacifist, Quirk, Vengeful, or Wanted)  
Edges: Thief and either Noble (for genuinely aristocratic gentlemen thieves) or Attractive (for those who are merely social climbers)
Gear: formal clothes ($200), lockpicks ($200), $1100 (if Noble) or $100 (if Attractive). Suggested items include a backpack, camera, crowbar, flashlight or lantern, grappling hook, lantern, handcuffs, and rope.

Suggested Advances:
·         Acrobat
·         Alertness
·         Block/Improved Block
·         Charismatic
·         Combat Reflexes
·         Connections
·         Danger Sense
·         Elan
·         Extraction/Improved Extraction
·         Fleet-Footed
·         Followers
·         Improvisational Fighter
·         Investigator
·         Jack-of-All-Trades
·         Level Headed/Improved Level Headed
·         Luck/Great Luck
·         Martial Artist
·         McGyver
·         Quick
·         Quick Draw
·         Scavenger
·         Sidekick
·         Strong Willed

Example Characters:
·         Arsène Lupin
·         A. J. Raffles
·         Selina Kyle AKA “Catwoman” (Batman (1966 TV series) and Batman: The Animated Series; the character is not necessarily a lady thief in all incarnations)
·         Sir Charles Lytton AKA “The Phantom” (The Pink Panther (1963) and The Return of the Pink Panther)
·         Carmen Sandiego
·         Robert “Mac” MacDougal (Entrapment)

AKA “Nabeshima Toyoko,” “Princess of Hizen”

Legendary Wild Card (80 XP)
Attributes: Agility d10, Smarts d8, Spirit d8, Strength d6, Vigor d6
Skills: Climbing d10, Fighting d8, Investigation d6, Lockpicking d10, Notice d6, Persuasion d6, Stealth d10, Streetwise d6, Taunt d6
Charisma: +2; Pace: 6; Parry: 6; Toughness: 5
Hindrances: Arrogant, Greedy [Minor], Quirk [Maneater]
Edges: Attractive, Danger Sense, Improved Extraction, Improvisational Fighter, Level Headed, Martial Artist, Strong Willed, Thief
Gear: beautiful formal kimono with various pieces of equipment hidden in garments and ornaments (lockpick hairpins, obi is 100’ silk rope, smoke bomb netsuke, weighted sleeves act as improvised truncheons, etc.)

In the upheavals of the Meiji Restoration, one woman has risen from poverty to triumph. The former guttersnipe who now calls herself “Nabeshima Toyoko” or “the Princess of Hizen” frequents the grand hotels and embassies of the newly-christened Tokyo in her self-claimed guise as a woman of wealth and power. There she steals from Japanese ministers and foreign dignitaries alike, adding to her wealth while embarking on a grand scheme to be the queen of Japan’s underworld.


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