BrOAGS Background Advantages

This article is part of the rules of BrOAGS.

Advantages Disadvantages

Ally: 5, 10 or 15cp
Rank 1 costs 5cp, Rank 2 costs 10cp and Rank 3 costs 15cp.
The character has a useful NPC ally. For Rank 1, this is a moderately useful contact, such an FBI agent or DI in the Metropolitan Police. For Rank 2, it is an extremely useful contact, such as one of the Hashashin or one of the werewolf mystics of the Clawed Hand Brotherhood. For Rank 3, it is an extremely powerful ally such as a member of the Illuminati or an archmage. In general, an ally's worth is more determined by what they know than what they can do.

Diplomat: 10cp
The character is a diplomat, with all the rights and privileges that entails.
A Diplomat may not be Wanted or have No Identity.

Famous: 5cp
The character is famous and well liked by many people. This is often useful, though it is occasionally inconvenient.

Personal Fortune: 5, 10, 15, 20 or 25cp
The character is independently wealthy. See table;

Rank Cost (cp) Net Worth
1 5 Approximately $5 million
2 10 Approximately $50 million
3 15 Approximately $500 million
4 20 Approximately $5 billion
5 25 Approximately $50 billion

This wealth is circa 2010. Campaigns set in the future or past ought to adjust for inflation.
A character with the highest rank of this advantage is one of the 10 wealthiest people on Earth.

Unknown True Name: 5cp
Nobody but yourself knows your True Name. This is either because you’ve trained yourself to think of yourself by a name other than the name you were born with or you’ve taken steps to conceal your original name from the world.