David Hyde

A psychological detective that isn't afraid to get into the action.


Det. David Hyde, SAPD.

Details: 6’ tall, average weight, thin hair on top. Well-dressed, well-spoken. Intellectual. Age 35.

Det. Hyde, native of the Upper West Side of New York. Raised in relative luxury, David was sent to the best schools and mixed in the highest circles, eventually graduating from Harvard with his PhD in Psychology with a minor in Criminal Studies. His parents assumed he would move into private practice; they were aghast when he announced he would be joining the NYPD as a detective. They were generally supportive in a vague sort of way, but still expect him to retire from the force and take up golf any day now.

Hyde looked set for a steady rise to the top before being set up for a mighty fall. Twelve months ago Hyde was suspended following a mandatory drugs screening that revealed significant levels of cocaine in his system. Despite Hyde’s protests that he was vehemently anti-drugs and had never used cocaine, he was suspended without pay following an investigation. While on suspension he attempted his own investigation into who the perpetrator might be (or the method by which he was framed) with no success. His parents offeredm to set him up in a practice in uptown Washington, which he refused out of hand. Due to his much-needed skills and success rate at closing cases in New York, he was demoted and reassigned to the Last Chance Saloon, known locally as the San Angeliso SCU. There he hopes to continue following his investigation and regain his former position, though odds may be against him.

Hyde is a specialist in interrogation, information gathering and criminal psychology. He is often referred to cases that require his expertise as a consultant, but much prefers to get out in the field and apply his skills personally. He likes to read, attend theatre and the opera (which he takes a lot of stick for amongst the beat cops) and prefers cognac not less than twelve years old. For a cop, those are expensive habits.


David Hyde (202 points)

Age 35; Human; 6’; Average; Appearance: Kelsey Grammer, early seasons of Frasier.

ST 10 0; DX 10 0; IQ 15 100; HT 10 0.
Languages: English (Native), Russian (Accented) 4.

Damage 1d-2/1d; BL 20 lbs.; HP 10 0; Will 15 0; Per 15 0; FP 10 0.
Basic Speed 5 0; Basic Move 5 0; Block 0; Dodge 8; Parry 7 (Judo).

Advantages: Charisma 1 5; Intuition 15; Legal Enforcement Powers 1 5; Police Rank 2 10.
Perks: Penetrating Voice 1.

Disadvantages: Duty (Police) (15 or less (almost always)) (Extremely Hazardous) [-20]; Enemy (New York Unknown) (Less powerful than the PC) (9 or less) [-5]; Social Stigma (Criminal Record) [-5]; Workaholic [-5].
Quirks: Proud [-1].

Skills: Acrobatics-8 (DX-2) 1; Acting-14 (IQ-1) 1; Brawling-11 (DX+1) 2; Criminology/TL8-17 (IQ+2) 8; Cryptography/TL8-13 (IQ-2) 1; Detect Lies-16 (Per+1) 8; Disguise/TL8 (Human)-14 (IQ-1) 1; Driving/TL8 (Automobile)-10 (DX+0) 1; Fast-Draw (Pistol)-10 (DX+0) 1; First Aid/TL8 (Human)-15 (IQ+0) 1; Forensics/TL8-16 (IQ+1) 10; Gambling-14 (IQ-1) 1; Guns/TL8 (Pistol)-14 (DX+4) 12; Guns/TL8 (Shotgun)-12 (DX+2) 1; Interrogation-17 (IQ+2) 8; Intimidation-14 (Will-1) 1; Judo-9 (DX-1) 2; Law (Police)-15 (IQ+0) 4; Lockpicking/TL8-14 (IQ-1) 1; Mathematics/TL8 (Statistics)-13 (IQ-2) 1; Observation-16 (Per+1) 4; Physiology/TL8 (Human)-13 (IQ-2) 1; Poisons/TL8-13 (IQ-2) 1; Research/TL8-14 (IQ-1) 1; Running-9 (HT-1) 1; Search-17 (Per+2) 8; Shadowing-16 (IQ+1) 4; Speed-Reading-14 (IQ-1) 1; Stealth-12 (DX+2) 6; Tactics-13 (IQ-2) 1; Tracking-14 (Per-1) 1.

Techniques: Arm Lock (Judo)-12 3.

David Hyde

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