He's handsome, suave, charming; he's impeccably dressed and excruciatingly well-bred. He looks just like Cary Grant, or perhaps David Niven. He has all the gentlemanly virtues… except honesty. He's the Gentleman Thief, and when he kisses a lady's hand he's evaluating how much he can get for the diamond bracelet she's wearing. His tuxedo comes with rubber-soled shoes, the better for sneaking through second-story windows at night. He's a lady-killer, and might leave a rose next to her pillow after he's rifled through all her jewelry. Generally speaking, he only robs those who can afford it. After all, a stolen Tiffany necklace will get you more champagne and caviar than a stolen TV.
Game and Story Use
- The Gentleman Thief usually works alone or with only one or two confederates, so it might be difficult working him into a group of PCs. Not impossible, though.
- He also works well as an NPC foil, perhaps even a recurring villain.
- A semi-retired Gentleman Thief could make a good NPC contact or supporting character.