Noir Hack – New Classes: Reporter, Citizen, & Swell

I’ve just tried running a one-shot of Noir Hack, the film noir version of the OSR RPG Black Hack.

To prepare for my game, I created a few new classes.


ReporterReporter

Ink-Slingers, Gossip Columnists, Muckrakers

Starting HP: d8+4
HP Per Level/Resting: 1d8
Weapon and Armor Proficiencies: Any
Attack Damage: 1d6 Armed /1d4 Unarmed or Improvising
The Darkness: d8

Special Features

  • Rolls with Advantage on CHA tests to wheedle information out of people.
  • Rolls with Advantage when researching public or private records.
  • Rolls with Advantage during an investigation to notice small details that others might miss.

Leveling Up

When Reporters roll to see if their stats increase, they roll twice for either INT or CHA.


potterSwells

Silk Stocking Crowd, Upper Crust, The Well-to-do, Fat Cats

Starting HP: 1d4 + 4
HP Per Level/Resting: 1d4
Weapon and Armor Proficiencies: Any
Attack Damage: 1d4 Armed / 1 Unarmed or Improvising
The Darkness: d6

Special Features

  • Rolls with Advantage when dealing with any government officials.
  • Once per game session, a Swell can use their wealth to create one useful item: a yacht, a private apartment, an automobile, etc.
  • Starts with 2d6 x 100 dollars.

Leveling Up

When Swells roll to see if their stats increase, they roll twice for either WIS or CHA.


thompson2Citizens

Average Joe, John Q. Public, Plain Jane

Starting HP: 1d8 + 4
HP Per Level/Resting: 1d8
Weapon and Armor Proficiencies: Any
Attack Damage: 1d8 Armed / 1d2 Unarmed or Improvising
The Darkness: d8

Special Features

  • Face in the Crowd – Can blend into any crowd, or talk to other citizens with Advantage.
  • Ordinary Joe – Disadvantage in all tests involving criminals or police.

Leveling Up

When Citizens roll to see if their stats increase, they can choose any stat except Wisdom.

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