Johnathan Sparks

Brendan's character. Lightning using con man with a bag full of identities.



High Concept: The Spark of Information, aka Lightning Using Mortal with Con Man Skills
Trouble: The path of least resistance.
Refresh: 1
Skill Point: 2

Refresh from last session: 4

Total refresh (starting): NA


  • Spot the mark (might change… )
  • My laptop knows who you are
  • Plugged in
  • Friends in low places
  • Tech Support

Left open


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Armor, etc: none


Type P/M/S Stress Used? Aspect
Mild ANY -2 [ ]
Moderate ANY -4 [ ]
Severe ANY -6 [ ]


Backstory goes here…


Skill Level Skills
( +6 )

# Slots: 1
( +5 )

# Slots: 2
( +4 )

# Slots: 2
Burglary, Stealth
( +3 )

# Slots: 2
Lore, Athletics
( +2 )

# Slots: 3
Alertness, Contacts, Resources
( +1 )

# Slots: 5
Presence, Conviction, Craftsmanship, Endurance, Scholarship

Stunts & Powers

-4 Supernatural Speed: You’re able to move far faster than the eye can see—or at least so fast that what’s seen is only a blur. You can cross physical distances easily and quickly; acting before ordinary mortals do is trivial.
-2 Force Lightning of Lolz: Throw lightning from my fingertips, acts as “Breath Weapon” from page 162, except that it uses Discipline instead of Weapons.
-1 Document Forging: You are trained in the forging of official documents (such as ID, birth records, and the like) or letters. (Page 178)
-1 Hacker: You may use your Burglary skill (instead of Scholarship) to do research with computers as per Scholarship’s Computer Use trapping (Page 149)
-1 Honest Lies: Whenever incorporating a real, valuable piece of the truth (however marginally valuable it may be) into a lie, you gain a +2 on your efforts to pass off the untrue parts. (Page 151)
0 Takes One to Know One: You may use Deceit
instead of Empathy to catch someone in a lie. (Page 151) (free stunt)
+2 Item of Power – Laptop with spirit, Linked Powers:
-1 Aethernet Card: Ability to mentally access and hack on the Internet though any wireless network, and to connect to any building Intranets (security and other internal networks) by touching any wire connected to the grid.
-1 Dirty Little Secrets: You can touch an electrical device like an iphone or laptop and mystically know if there are porn pics or other incriminating things on them. This also gives you a pretty good idea of what they are.
-1 Remote Control: Ability to control an electronic device remotely while in the same general vicinity as it. (i.e. have a car come pick me up / run someone down, make an elevator take me to an executive floor.) This power is affected by the Burglary skill.

Total cost of powers (-10)
Total refresh ( 1 )

Equipment and resources

Laptop, possessed by a wind spirit

Credit card duplicator

RFID scanner

Miniature high definition camera

GPS tracking devices

USB pass-through keylogger

Lock picking tools

High-end Android phone


Database with details on the supernatural / stolen identity information / credit cards

Techno music on Ipod, with high quality head phones

Materials for forging various documents, including birth certificates, driver’s licenses, ID badges, passports, etc

Sponsored Magic:

None at the moment.


3 Friends:

  • Father: George Sparks – Currently in jail for theft, grand larceny, smuggling, bribery, perjury and fraud against 19 victims
  • Father’s Brother: Michael Sparks – Currently living in Austin, taught me my document forging skills. Is clued in, as he has crafted identities for his share of “odd” individuals. Had worked previous cons with my father.
  • Samantha Summers – Currently owns a Thunderbird coffee shop, and is one of the main reasons I haven’t gotten myself killed yet. Also, she knows how to make a fine latte.

3 Enemies:

  • Ex Girlfriend: Jessica Thomas – She was one of those girls that your friends warn you about, but you still go after anyway. I had promised my heart to her, but it didn’t work out. Unfortunately for me Jessica turned out to be a Sidhe Troll, and they have a little bit different idea on promises. Now she wants to get my heart, one way or the other.

3 Locations:

  • Name: Thunderbird Coffee
    Description: A coffee shop where clued-in and minor talents of Austin hang out.
    The Idea: Granted A.N.G. status.
    Theme or Threat: Theme
    The Aspect: There’s No War Here, Unless You Brought It With You
    The Face:
    • Name: Samantha Summers
    • Concept: Kitchen Witch/caffienomancer

  • Name: Fry’s Electronics
    Description: Electronics Galore
    The Idea: Magical Null Ground
    Theme or Threat: Theme
    The Aspect: Magic Doesn’t Live Here Anymore
    The Face:
    • Name: John Peterson
    • Concept: Always has the hot new gadget

  • Name: FBI Field Office of Austin
    Description: Government building. Whites browns and grays.
    The Idea: The FBI field office has started up a ‘Special Investigations’ department led by two ambitious agents.
    Theme or Threat: Theme
    The Aspect: Just Because It Isn’t Illegal Doesn’t Mean It’s Not a Crime
    The Faces:
    • Names: Special Agents Lee and McIlroy
    • Concept: FBI Agents

Johnathan Sparks

Let's keep Austin a little less weird. brendanflaherty1983