|Special Operations Coordinator
|Preferred Payment Method
|Smoking, Drinking, Grilled Meats
Danny Hoffman is a relaxed and easygoing man, happy to spend time with his friends and loved ones. He's also the regional coordinator for Ares's deniable operations. Shrewd and calculating beneath the surface, Danny is always working to create the edge his company needs to rise above its competitors. Under his command, rivals are torn down, oppositions discredited, and secrets stolen. There are few lines that Danny won't cross to succeed in the mission, and he's always on the lookout for enterprising new runners to serve the cause. With a wide network of information and contacts, Danny can be a valuable resource, but be careful to not be caught in his web.
Notes for GMing
- Danny is easygoing and casual when interacting with runners. He tries to treat them with respect, appreciating the value their work and skills can provide. He doesn't give off an overly "corporate" air. Still though, he is quite competent and focused on the success of the mission.
- Danny is always surrounded by a hand-selected, elite, cadre of guards. While he doesn't expect to be attacked at meets, it always pays to be secure. He has many enemies in the world.
- Danny tries to be straight forward about risks for the runners, to an extent, both from him and others. While he might burn the team if needed, he generally won't hide that chance from the team if it's there. He'd rather have an upfront and relatively civil relationship with the team, something he's found that makes things work better in both directions. If the need is there though, he will hide sensitive information and do whatever is required done for the job to be completed.
- Danny really likes grilling and smoking meats of all kinds. If provoked, he can go into long talks about barbecue, happy to enthuse with another fan. Occasionally he might bring samples to the team. He only cooks with quality ingredients. He has standards after all.
|Danny is an Ares man through and through. His primary focus is the success of his company and his work. He will not accept requests that work against them, and he may request "favors" in return for his help.
|Danny has power and pull in Ares. People know him, and more importantly, he knows them. +2 to tests involving Ares employees or resources.
|Danny keeps careful track of smuggling operations in and out of Seattle. +2 to tests involving smugglers.
|Danny knows all kinds of useful people, people like you. +2 to tests involving Mercenary Groups, Spec-Ops Forces, and Shadowrunners.
|Danny has in his fingers in every pie, or his agents do at least. +2 to Knowledge Tests towards Mega-Corp or State operations in the Seattle and Salish-Shidhe regions.
|Danny isn't awakened himself, but he definitely respects the destabilizing factor that magic can create, both for Ares and its competitors. +2 to Knowledge Tests regarding magical threats.
|Radical groups must be monitored and carefully maintained. +2 to Knowledge Tests involving anti-Corporate or Environmentalist groups.
|If he really feels that he has enough to gain, Danny might be able to get you intel from Ares spy satellites in exchange for a service. +2 to Active Tests to acquire satellite imagery.
|13 + Loyalty + Aspects - Notoriety
|5 + Loyalty + Aspects - Notoriety
|Gear Acquisition Checks
|3 + Loyalty + Aspects - Notoriety
|9 + Loyalty + Aspects - Notoriety
Player Characters with this Contact
|Voice of the Whirlwind
NPC who know this contact
Narrative Significant Runs
|Date of Run
|The bug did not know what hit him
|1 May 2083
|You Picked the Wrong Backyard to Invade
|No Legion But Still Deadly
|1 April 2083
|Anata ga tsuyokunainara - kashikoku nari nasai
|No Legion But Still Deadly
|11 February 2083
|A Night Under the Stars
|By Royal Decree
|19 August 2082
|Spitting in the Eye of Progress
|13 June 2082
|Negotiating, Corp Style!
|17 May 2082