Neo-Modern Street Gangs
Machine-enhanced warriors on the verge of cyberpsychosis, Boostergangs
are the terrifying menace hunting the dark streets of the Combat Zone.
While most of the gangs are feral animals taking joy from the deaths of
their fellow man, some have banded together to protect those that can not
Like the proto-gangs of the late 20th Century, the modern Boostergangs act as a sort of foster family to their members--both supporting them and occasionally controlling them. Most of the Boosters have a "theme", and will kill any who do not agree with their sometimes odd beliefs.
Note: Most Boostergang characters that I have run have been NPCs. This is a Role Type not normally available to players, and the gangs that most PCs can belong to are either some sort of protection gang or a corporate sponsored organization. Be sure to work with the Referee when designing a Booster character and the gang they belong to so that they fit in the Ref's campaign. Annoying the GM is a sure way to get a sniper round through the character's helmet.
BASIC CAREER SKILLS
"Three cybergangers in the same gray outfits came running out of the alley,
only to be viciously raked down by two sweeping lines of glowing tracers. Their
killers came into the street soon afterwards, hulking cyborgs in twitching
frame-exoskeletons. They surveyed the battlefield, ruby lasersights slowly sweeping
back and forth. One of the gray gangers moved slightly, the monster in blood red on
the right slowly plodded up to him--each step demonstrating his sheer physical power.
The brute fired a single shot to the head of its victim, the gray man's movement stopped.
The thing began shaking and wheezing. I realized with horror that it was laughing."
"Well, we're not all like that... Some of the gangs have formd simply to protect themselves from other gangs, and many are actually on Corporate payrolls! I lead an all-female gang. We look out for ourselves, and can occasionally stick up for others. Hey, somebody has to."
Pilot and Detective original Character Roles by Jon Schow, used with permission.
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