Character:Joseph “Joe” Holliday

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A character for Violence RPG, created by Thanatos02.

All of my characters follow the same basic rules, as noted here, though I don't expect anybody else to follow them. All of the characters are starting characters as outlined in the books. In generic books where a setting is assumed, I build a character that would fit in the setting. Where no setting is assumed, I build towards the contemporary era as the setting allows. In games that have no set point values or start character generation rules, I'll list specific guidelines built towards my assumptions of a 'beginning' or starting character.

My rules regarding fat-splats or series of games that utilize the same core mechanics is that when rules create suitably diverging types of characters, I'll construct one per setting I own. (For example, using Exalted, Dragon-Blooded and Solars are sufficiently different. In OMage, Order of Hermes and a Hollow One are not sufficiently different. In games with classes, different classes are not enough. They must essentially be different characters. Other people's opinions on what are different 'enough' really arn't my area of expertise. I build in good faith.)

In any event, should the character posted not be according to the assumed structure of the Challenge Wiki, it will be alter shortly, and was probably the result of a time crunch. Thanks! I hope you have as much fun with this as I did. ^_^


Are you kidding? But seriously, I'm about as likely to run or play a game of Violence RPG as I am to play, I dunno... something I'm not likely to play. >.> But honestly, for a parody that looks like it was slapped together in about 15 minutes, it looks surprisingly playable so I'm not sure what bothers me more, that someone might play it, or that when they decided to, they'd be able to do it without a whole lotta effort.

At least it's no F.A.T.A.L. Historically accurate, my ass.
Oh, and 'Joe' here got written up by the numbers. No problems.

Character Stats[edit]

Character Name: Joseph “Joe” Holliday
Gender: Male

Strength: 13
Pain Threshold: 7
Constitution: 13
Intimidation: 12
Everything Else: 7

Hit Points: 6
Pain Points: 4

Handgun: 10
Machine Weapons: 10
Knife Fighting: 15
Reading: 12
Writing: 12
Arithmetic: 10
Driving: 10
Cooking: 18
Music Lore: 15 (70's rock)
Torture: 18
Badminton: 10

Police Revolver (.38) 3
Reasonably def sneakers
Ammo clip for handgun 1
Actual shirt
Jeans or other casual pants
Cheap watch

Character Description[edit]

There's not much to do in Violence but kill shit, and Joseph here isn't really amazing at it, but he might shoot someone if he needed to. The odds arn't bad, anyhow, compared to what they could be, and there's not much to tweak in that direction. The skills make him look like he used to be a yuppie before he lost it all and snapped. 18's in Cooking and Torture, and a nod to Reservoir Dogs with a 15 in 70's rock.

Maybe I should have given him a razor blade.


Surprisingly like making a Call of Cthulu character, and probably about as survivable or useful. Stats like D&D, skills like CoC, and equipment means about as much. It was a parody of rules and game systems of the past, but if it wasn't for the scathing prose in the manuscript, you really wouldn't be able to tell.