In the Marshal's Handbook it says:
When a player draws a Joker during character creation, draw a card from your own Action Deck. This card determines the character’s “mysterious past.”
The reason that I'm here is it also says:
Make sure you talk it over a little with the player first, though. You don’t want to ruin a player’s fun by sticking him with a mysterious past he’s going to hate.
One of my players drew a black joker during character creation, and I drew a red joker to go with it. This means the player begins play as a Harrowed, so I ran it by him.
I was operating under the assumption that drawing a black joker is always bad, so on Mysterious Pasts that have a red and black section, I interpreted the rules as, "If the player draws a black joker, he gets the black effect."
He took it as being the other way; since my follow-up card was red, that should be a good thing.
Obviously I could just rule however I'd like, being the marshal and all, but if there's an official ruling, I'd rather go with that.
If a player draws a joker during character creation, is the "color" of the mysterious past based on the color of the joker drawn, or on the color of the follow-up card the Marshal draws?