News Van Dan

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News Van Dan
News Van Dan.jpg
Guerilla Reporter (Infobroker)
Contact Owner Teksura
Connection 3
Public Contact? Yes
Archetype Legwork
Location Tacoma, Seattle
Metatype Human
Awakened/Emerged Mundane
Sex Male
Age 27
Preferred Payment Method Information
Hobbies/Vice THE TRUTH
Personal Life Single?
Aspects Infobroker
Conspiracy Theorist
Drone Operator


The 'man with a plan,' Dan spends every day and night digging up news to deliver without corporate propaganda or spin - at least, news that nobody else wants to buy. These freebies are distributed through his news feed, sometimes scooping official sources. The best stories are reserved for his premium 'Van Man' members, who have access to information that 'can't be found anywhere else.' A skilled searcher of information, he moves around the city in his armoured 'news van,' accompanied by his intern/driver/bodyguard Angela.

News Van Dan is known to be a skilled Decker and Rigger, using his Shadow Warrior deck to pry the truth out from wherever it might be hiding and an assortment of drones to gather information that isn't on the matrix. He is fanatically devoted to what he does, believing that the corporations are all corrupt and lying to the people. His big passion is exposing the truth, and he will go to great lengths to get it out there.

News Van Dan is, however, paranoid. He believes that he "knows too much" and that the corps will take him out as soon as they get the chance so as to stop him from exposing the truth. Angela is often seen behind the wheel, driving his Ford Broadcast recklessly and fast in an attempt to lose any tail they might have.


Aspect Description
Infobroker +2 to pools for gathering information. News Van Dan can also buy paydata.
Conspiracy Theorist +2 to pools related to information THEY DON'T WANT YOU TO KNOW.
Drone Operator +2 to pools if the information obtained can reasonably be gathered with a recon or spy drone.
Hacktivist +2 to matrix related pools

Dice Pools

Knowledge Checks 11 + Loyalty + Aspects
Active Checks 7 + Loyalty + Aspects
Gear Acquisition Checks 1 + Loyalty + Aspects
Networking Checks 3 + Loyalty + Aspects


Player Characters with this Contact


NPC who know this contact

Name Chips Owed/Owned Status
Carly Reeves Even Bitter Rivals


Angela is not currently listed as her own contact. She is a young human woman around her early 20s, and acts as Dan's driver and bodyguard.

... more about "News Van Dan"
Legwork +
Male +
Infobroker +, Conspiracy Theorist +, Drone Operator +  and Hacktivist +
Tacoma, Seattle +
Human +
Guerilla Reporter (Infobroker) +