Whether you are looking for inspiration, want a few well-detailed NPCs to act as associates or rivals, or need a character (or whole party) in a hurry, this product will fill your purposes admirably.
Herein are eight fully-developed characters, set up as an integrated crew. Each one gets a couple of pages - one a filled-out character sheets with all the necessary game stats, and the other a write-up of the character's background, including a brief history, notes on personality and motivations and even what he thinks about the other members of the group. There is also a sketch of the character to enable you to visualise him.
A fairly shady group they are, too. The leader is one Beck, a fixer - the sort of fellow who can get you whatever you want, no questions asked, provided you are willing to pay his price. The others are the crew who procure the whatever it is... a crew called Nine Eyes. Most people will find a character they'd like to play, if you are using them as your ready-made party. A wandering scholar, an urbane steward (or is he?), a kandra longing to return to her Homeland but honour-bound by her contract, a fugitive Mistborn noble lass, a Skaa con-woman who insinuates herself into noble society, a thief who is rarely as drunk as he appears to be, and a watchful bodyguard who burns with barely-controlled rage.
Between them, they form a group that is more than its individual members. They'd certainly make a good starting group (especially if you want to dive straight in to the game), else they may be exemplars of how you might create your own crew, or a rival crew to pit against your own players...
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Reviewed: 25 January 2012