Danny Hoffman

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Danny Hoffman
Special Operations Coordinator
Contact OwnerArchtmag
Public Contact?Yes
AgeMiddle Aged
Preferred Payment MethodServices
Hobbies/ViceSmoking, Drinking, Grilled Meats
Personal LifeMarried
FactionAres Macrotechnology
AspectsEspionage Expert
Ares Executive
Company Man
Smuggling Routes
Dissident Watcher
Orbital Overwatch
Disposable Assets
Arcane Evaluations


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.

Aspects Description

Aspect Description
Company Man 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.
Ares Executive Danny has power and pull in Ares. People know him, and more importantly, he knows them. +2 to tests involving Ares employees or resources.
Smuggling Routes Danny keeps careful track of smuggling operations in and out of Seattle. +2 to tests involving smugglers.
Disposable Assets Danny knows all kinds of useful people, people like you. +2 to tests involving Mercenary Groups, Spec-Ops Forces, and Shadowrunners.
Espionage Expert 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.
Arcane Evaluations 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.
Dissident Watcher Radical groups must be monitored and carefully maintained. +2 to Knowledge Tests involving anti-Corporate or Environmentalist groups.
Orbital Overwatch 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.


Knowledge Checks 13 + Loyalty + Aspects - Notoriety
Active Checks 5 + Loyalty + Aspects - Notoriety
Gear Acquisition Checks 3 + Loyalty + Aspects - Notoriety
Networking Checks 9 + Loyalty + Aspects - Notoriety


Player Characters with this Contact

Dr. Lollipop3Even
La Rapide3Even
Voice of the Whirlwind42

NPC who know this contact

Lt.Cmdr Yennefer Kerrigan

Narrative Significant Runs

NameGMMetaplotDate of Run
The bug did not know what hit himKaterSalem1 May 2083
You Picked the Wrong Backyard to InvadeKaterSalemNo Legion But Still Deadly1 April 2083
Anata ga tsuyokunainara - kashikoku nari nasaiKaterSalemNo Legion But Still Deadly11 February 2083
A Night Under the StarsArchtmagBy Royal Decree19 August 2082
Spitting in the Eye of ProgressArchtmag13 June 2082
Negotiating, Corp Style!Archtmag17 May 2082