The Orchid Eater – Setting Data

June 10, 2009 at 1:46 PM (GURPS, Roleplaying, RPG) (, , , , )

In an effort to provide useful free resources to the Role Playing community, I’ve decided to create a setting based around the novel “The Orchid Eater” by Marc Laidlaw.

Basic setting info (Cited from Publishers Weekly and Library Journal):

The Southern California turf of two gangs becomes a nightmare area. One group, misfits collected by the religion-spouting Hawk, pits itself against the young gays headed by the drug-dealing Sal. Rivalry turns to terror and violence upon the arrival of Sal’s younger brother Lupe, a physically and psychologically damaged murderer. Lupe blames Sal for his brutal castration (cauterized by blowtorch) at the hands of a gang.

For the 1st bit of this setting, I’ve generated an alpha version of Lupe Diaz’s character sheet for use by a GM. He is incredibly powerful, and would make a good enemy for PCs to track down. I envision at least 2 PCs of about 75 points being needed to take him down (as you can see).  Suggestions are always welcome; I totally expect to change this sheet up before it’s complete!

In the coming weeks, I hope to generate both Lupe’s older brother Sal, and the alternate gang leader Mike. Additionally, I will attempt to create a template for a gang member of either group, and basic location setting information (and adventure leaping points).

If you’ve never read Marc Laidlaw, now is the time to do so!

-Jarvis

Lupe Diaz Character Sheet

Lupe Diaz Character Sheet

Lupe Diaz Character Sheet Part 2

Lupe Diaz Character Sheet Part 2

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