Desperado (Gunslinger/Bard)

Gunslingers tend to be a frank and unforgiving lot, relying on their firearms to get them out of trouble. However, there are some gun-toting transients who enjoy traveling from town to town, making a name for themselves on a whistle and a prayer. Desperados utilize thier guns, innate talents, forceful personality, and rugged charms to gain advantages during combat. Often overlooked by others as simple roving strangers, desperados can be danger foes, for they rely greatly on such oversights to melt into their surrounds until they are ready to act. With their propensity for luck, and battle an inevibility, desperados choose to engage their enemies directly, with confidence and panache. They typically begin battle by humming some unknown tune to bolster themselves and their allies. Then, throughout the course of the fight, they employ other methods to intimidate, demoralize, and even frighten them into defeat. Whether they are whistling a tune or striking a pose in the heat of battle, desperados can charm unwhitting enemies as readily as put a bullet in their heads.

Primary Class: Gunslinger.

Secondary Class: Bard.

Alignment: Any.

Hit Dice: d10.

Bonus Skills and Ranks: The desperado may select three bard skills to add to his class skills in addition to the normal gunslinger class skills, one of which must be Perform. The desperado gains a number of ranks at each level equal to 4 + Int modifier.

Table: Desperado