The Collector of Days

This was inspired by the show on HBO called El Hipnotizador, which was based on an Argentinian comic book. As an aside, if you understand Spanish/Portuguese, I would recommend watching this, and if you don’t, it sounds like they have English subtitles available. This creature is appropriate in any game with mystery or horror elements, so Deadlands, Deadlands Noir, Rippers Resurrected, or even East Texas University.

The Collector of Days appears to be a old man or woman in a traveling fair the moves through the region, and has his own wagon/booth where he meets those who need his services. And his services are to make the client forget the events of one day forever.

Attributes: Agility d6, Smarts d8, Spirit d8, Strength d6, Vigor d6
Skills: Persuasion d10, any others appropriate for how you want to play him.

Special Abilities:

  • Collect a day: The Collector of Days can take the memories contained in one day from any person who is willing to give the memory up. There is no resistance and no way for the person who this power is used on to regain the memories, but the Collector of Days can recount those memories if they decide to.

The creature can be used in a couple of different ways depending on the amount of horror you want the encounter to include.

  • The first option has the Collector of Days being neither good nor evil, but someone who acts in good faith. The victim approached him and requested the day to be taken, and has good reasons to not remember the day, but for some reason gets accused of or thinks he committed a crime, so the memories have to be recovered (This was how the Collector of Days was used in the show).
  • The second option has more horror elements. In this case the Collector of Days tries to trick victims into needing his services, and then sets them up to take the fall for its deeds. For this version, I would add an illusion power of some sort try to trick its victims.

Author: Hours without Sleep

I am a professional software tester, who has an interest in programming, computers, role-playing games, history, and reading in general. This is my third attempt at keeping a blog, and I am going to try putting all of my thoughts in one place, and see how it goes.

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