Rolling Table: Prohibition Era Mobsters

I do a lot of these lately, but don’t worry: while I’ll post another one in  just a few minutes, there’s some writing coming donw the pipe, plus a new special project.

 

This one is for all your tommy-gun weilding, bootlegging New Yorker needs. If anyone in my non-readership knows some proper dice tools that actually work or how to roll these automatically, I would appreciate that.

 

 

d12 This mobster is a:

1. sleazy

2. barrel-chested

3. tall and handsome

4. compact

5. gangly

6. sharp-featured

7. herculean

8. round-bellied

9. short

10. strong-jawed

11. wiry

12. stone-faced

d12 race:

1. Italian

2. Jew

3. Irishman

4. Gypsy

5. Cockney

6. Black man

7. Pole

8. Chinese

9. Scandinavian

10. German

11. old-blood American

12. Spaniard

d20 wearing:

1. a pin-stripe suit

2. a tuxedo

3. a tweed suit

4. a double-breasted coat

5. a shirt and suspenders

6. a waistcoat

7. a sweater

8. a three piece suit

9. an overcoat

10. a wide shirt and knickerbockers

11. an open-collared shirt

12. a herringbone suit

13. a houndstooth suit

14. blue jeans and a t-shirt

15. a tucked-in shirt

16. an open jacket with a shirt

17. a tank top

18. a satin-trimmed worsted suit

19. a raccoon fur coat

20. a polo shirt

d12 coloured (optional):

1. Midnight Blue

2. Sky Blue

3. Bistre

4. Sienna

5. Pine Green

6. Dark Spring Green

7. Teal

8. Black

9. Charcoal

10. Slate

11. Beige

12. Burgundy

d40 and a:

1. leather holster

2. matching tie

3. fedora

4. odd bowtie

5. lucky rabbit’s foot

6. colourful pocket square

7. bowler hat

8. fancy belt buckle

9. white silk handkerchief

10. soft-crowned hat

11. panama hat

12. top hat

13. homburg

14. bold necktie

15. flatcap

16. trillby

17. newsboy cap

18. pork pie hat

19. boater hat

20. boutonnière

21. Oxford shoes

22. deerstalker cap

23. big cigar

24. white gloves

25. round glasses

26. mail bag

27. poorly stitched rip near the elbow

28. expensive ring

29. detachable collar

30. galoshes

31. spectator shoes

32. horn-rimmed glasses

33. oddly coloured shoelaces

34. expensive pocket watch

35. eye patch

36. lapel pin

37. gold chain

38. wooden leg

39. earring

40. scarf

d40 He has:

1. a big, bushy beard

2. mismatched eyes

3. a noticeable birthmark on his face

4. a bald head

5. a lisp

6. gleaming white teeth

7. a boisterous laugh

8. a respectable moustache

9. a clear scar across his face

10. a conk

11. grey streaks in his hair

12. a lazy eye

13. a crooked nose

14. bulging eyes

15. freckles

16. a limp in his walk

17. only nine (or fewer) fingers

18. a hairy chest

19. a ponytail

20. bloodshot eyes

21. acne

22. burn scars on his cheek

23. a stooping posture

24. watery eyes

25. a defined jawline

26. a pointy chin

27. a disfigured ear

28. expressive eyebrows

29. an unusually large tongue

30. dishevelled hair

31. a raspy voice

32. a strange aura of danger around him

33. fluid and controlled movements

34. bags under the eyes

35. a beaked nose

36. a tattoo on his biceps

37. a twitch in his neck

38. stitches on his hands

39. alluring eyelashes

40. a bulging Adam’s apple

d10 and carries:

1. a switchblade

2. a derringer revolver

3. a tommy gun

4. a sniper rifle

5. a colt

6. a hatchet

7. a sawed-off shotgun

8. a luger

9. a pump-action shotgun

10. a bat

d12 He is primarily involved with:

1. racketeering

2. bootlegging

3. fencing

4. smuggling

5. assassinations

6. bookmaking

7. money-lending

8. robberies

9. Opium trade

10. bribery

11. con jobs and heists

12. prostitution

d6 where he has the position of:

1. kingpin

2. underboss

3. trusted veteran

4. wise guy

5. basic muscle

6. frequent associate

d60 he is known for (may be a rumour, or may be a fact known to few or no people):

1. being a lover of jazz music

2. being strongly opposed to the suffragette movement

3. being an ardent feminist

4. being an open racist

5. freely and frequently associating with people of other races

6. liking children… a little too much

7. being a sadist

8. being highly reliable

9. being a party animal

10. having severe anger issues

11. having killed his brother/sister

12. being highly religious

13. being a nihilist

14. being a drunk

15. being vindictive

16. being a former cop

17. helping the poor

18. being generous

19. being a kleptomaniac

20. constantly lying

21. believing in the supernatural

22. refusing to hurt animals

23. being adamant about not hurting women or children

24. suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

25. being a functional schizophrenic

26. only wearing a certain colour

27. being openly gay

28. being obsessed with tidiness and symmetry

29. being deaf

30. reading in every spare moment, and thus always carrying a book

31. being an amazing dancer

32. being a painter

33. playing an instrument very well

34. being an outdoorsman and hiker

35. having an irrational fear of dogs

36. having an irrational fear of cats

37. being a successful competitive boxer

38. being a nigh-invincible poker player

39. having a beautiful singing voice

40. irrationally hating a certain colour

41. owning an unusual pet

42. being very paranoid

43. always eating something

44. being a vegetarian

45. being a klutz

46. being punctual like clockwork

47. being quick-witted and snappy

48. correcting people’s grammar

49. rarely talking

50. being extremely lucky

51. being a cannibal

52. being an exhibitionist

53. being a shroom addict

54. being a masochist

55. being a thrillseeker

56. frequenting cinemas a lot

57. being a Peeping Tom on young women

58. having poor hygiene

59. being loud

60. being a pyromaniac

d35 he is a great asset because he:

1. speaks a second language

2. has legal expertise

3. is a brilliant shot

4. has ties to overseas groups

5. has a college education

6. has ties to law enforcement

7. never breaks under pressure

8. is a calculus genius

9. has an uncanny ability to get rid of bodies

10. seems like a mind reader

11. has fantastic memory

12. is extremely strong

13. is lightning-quick

14. can improvise an act on the spot

15. has fantastic sleight of hand

16. has an acute sense of direction

17. is a strategic genius

18. knows how to make explosives

19. is a gunsmith

20. is an excellent driver

21. is completely and unquestionably loyal

22. has medical knowledge

23. is a natural diplomat

24. knows how to break people out of jail

25. is an amazing interrogator

26. can sneak around without making a sound

27. is a master of disguise

28. has almost superhuman stamina and durability

29. has reflexes like a cat

30. is a locksmith

31. knows a lot about the natural world

32. has weaponized his reputation

33. is great at shadowing people

34. has great knowledge of construction and architecture

35. has no remorse

d20 his greatest weakness is:

1. his family

2. a disability

3. his greed

4. his lust

5. his gambling addiction

6. being in debt

7. his secret of not being heterosexual

8. his interracial relations

9. someone he has killed years ago

10. his overconfidence

11. his substance addiction

12. being a well-known serial killer

13. his boasting

14. his mental state

15. his bloodlust

16. his carelessness

17. his gluttony

18. his readiness to easily trust people

19. his lack of close allies

20. his life-long feud

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