One of my players is fairly inexperienced with the espionage genre. He's a fan of the Craig Bond and the Bourne movies, but isn't the consumer of espionage TV and novels like the rest of the group is.
As such, he counted on us to make a character for him that he would like and would be fun to play. For reference, the other three agents are a Faceman, a Martial Artist Intruder, and a Wheelman Hacker (played by the GC so he can sit in the van and not be bored.
) For better or worse, though, this covers a lot of the typical, easy to play action espionage roles.
So we made him a gambler. He is presently a Pointman/Fixer, fasttracking to High Roller, because it's a fun spy class. He has the requisite feats already, and will probably pick up Card Shark too. This all gives him lots of typical "spy skills," and abilities to manipulate and share Action Dice. He came up with a background of an Israeli who entered the world of professional poker and was recruited by the agency.
As GC, I approved the concept, so I brought my question to you all on myself: any cool ideas of how to specifically include his gambling expertise into mission objectives? I've come up with winning a game to get the attention of a mark, and the Casino Royale idea of making a bad guy lose resources. Any other ideas? I also was hoping for some creativity so I didn't need to build the conceit of a poker game into every mission in order to allow the agent to really shine.
I beg you all for clever ideas!
Thanks in advance.