The Chrome Berets in Gangs Posted June 30 Since the Chrome Berets made an appearance (sorta-kinda...) in the 2071 - Return to Night City campaign, we had to figure out a few more details about them: sex ratio in the gang is about 90-95% male / 5-10% female. There is no institutional stigma against accepting female members into the gang - simply, few women find the lifestyle & hobby interesting. Of course, this doesn't include hangers-on, sycophantes, groupies etc (often romantically attached to specific gang members). Not that there aren't many testosterone-fuelled junior (often - very junior) gang members who haven't been handed their butt by a more competent female ganger yet: these are pretty common cases, and almost universally being shown how things are, sooner or later. on average, female Chrome Berets are more competent (and more driven) than male ones. Many of them hold positions of authority, though they are relatively very rare as chapter presidents. A number of regionally-specific (city-based) chapters of the gang do exist, but the gang isn't very widespread (in the campaign, so far, we have Night City and Seattle chapters established, with a number of others assumed to exist). The chapters are independent of each other, and only very loosely (mostly in a social way) linked. There's nothing that would be like country-level Chrome Berets "central command": it is mostly each chapter for their own. The chapters are relatively poor in terms of assets they could put into action for a specific goals. For their everyday needs, they're good enough. the gang's tag is a skull wearing a beret, and holding a knife in its teeth. Preferably it is done in silver or chrome paint (spray-can or paint pen, for smaller applications), but very often the gangers have to make do with whatever is available. colors may be either a lapel-pin -style badge depicting the gang's tag, or a military-style gray beret (actual chrome-colored one being a coveted, but very rare status symbol. Properly metallic cloth is a tricky matter, you know - even in Cyberpunk era). gang greeting is a military salute, with different chapters following various takes on it (typically dictated by various armed forces' regulations. To a layman, all these seem to be the same, but there are variations regarding angles, exact placement of one's fingers and the like only a drill afficionado - or other expert on the topic - could tell. It actually makes it pretty easy for the people in the know to tell who's doing it right, and who is only pretending). Keep in mind some armed forces regulations allow saluting only when in some form of headgear (beret, field cap, helmet etc.). Some more inventive chapters may even go for non-modern salutes, like the ancient "fist-over-heart", or a Roman open hand salute, but they are in minority.