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Re: World of Freedom 3.2 - Splotch! Card Seeker Wakaba! The Sentinels (updated)!

Post by Davies » Tue Jul 03, 2018 4:46 am

Arkrite wrote:
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Here's one of my favorite Inventors(and a Personal Hero of my Mad Scientist PC Dr.Archimedes 'Archie' Imperious(Thunder&Lightning Crashes)).Kinda sad he never really followed his Dreams,as you can't really count the "Opening a Superhero business" as a Dream ...
Ah, but was being a superhero his dream, or what his dream helping make the world a better place?
Because if it was that second one he's well on his way.
Isaac's dream was to be a superhero, but he's broadened his ideas about what that means since then.

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Re: World of Freedom 3.2 - Splotch! Card Seeker Wakaba! The Sentinels (updated)!

Post by Davies » Wed Jul 04, 2018 1:10 am

Troll

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The Algernon Files wrote:Arkady Gennadyevitch Sukinov had always heard and dismissed the legend passed down in his family, that long ago a heroic Sukinov knight ... had thwarted the great witch Baba Yaga and had been cursed. Supposedly, she had said that should any of his family ever
show his courage or heroism again, that they would suffer a horrible fate, and become the monsters that his great ancestor had fought.

Arkady always thought this was just a way to justify the uncounted generations of thieves, pirates, and swindlers that he knew his family had always been. He might have gone onto a career Russian military man (with all that implied after the collapse of the Soviet Union) if he hadn’t selflessly endangered himself to drag his comrades out of a burning tank in Chechnya.

Collapsing, he later woke up to find himself changed – enormous, vastly strong and resilient, and uglier than a Politburo member’s backside. Resigned to his fate as only a Russian could be, Arkady attempted to be a hero in his native land, only to find out there wasn’t much room for a hero in a land where corruption was king. Leaving the Rodina and his family (who now considered him an outcast), Arkady moved to America.
He spent some time in New York (largest number of bridges in the United States) before moving on to Pittsburgh (runner up) where he stayed for a few years, before his gambler's soul was drawn westward to what should probably have been his destination all along. He embraced Las Vegas, and for its part Las Vegas embraced him, with Arkady becoming a part time crime fighter, part time monster hunter, part time extra security guard (hired when the casinos thought they might have super trouble) and full time mountain-of-a-man about town. He was a freqent ally of the Freedom League's Empress, helping her out against the Card Shark gang and receiving her help in turn when old business from Russia came calling for him.

The epitome of that old business was, of course, the fury of Baba Yaga. The Crone, as Troll preferred to call her, was outraged that, when a member of the Sukinov family finally fell victim to her long-ago curse, he continued to try to play the hero instead of becoming the beast that he was in form. She was unable to confront him directly, but always made sure that he knew who was behind the monsters and mercenaries who came after him for no good reason. He bore up under this pressure well.

In 2014, after nearly a decade in which he hadn't heard a peep from Baba Yaga, Arkady got a little overconfident and decided to take a vacation in Russia. He disappeared not long after departing the airport, and while Baba Yaga is the most likely suspect in his disappearance, she's certainly not the only one. Discovering whatever happened to Troll might be a good mission for an ambitious team of young superheroes ...

Troll -- PL 12

Abilities: STR 15/11 | STA 12/8 | AGL 0 | DEX 0 | FGT 6 | INT 0 | AWE 1 | PRE 4
Powers: Healing Factor (Immunity 1 [disease]; Regeneration 16), Large Size (Permanent Growth 4, Innate), Meant to Lurk in Swamps (Immunity 2 [cold, drowning]; Senses 2 [darkvision]; Swimming 6), Sheer Toughness (Immunity 1 [pressure]; Impervious Protection 4), Smells Magic (Senses 3 [acute scent, detect magic (olfactory), tracking scent]), Super-Strength (Enhanced Strength 1, Limited to Lifting; Leaping 10; Array (based on Strength Damage): Burst Area Affliction 12 [Resisted by Dodge, Overcome by Fortitude; Dazed and Vulnerable, Stunned and Prone], Extra Condition, Limited Degree, Limited to targets on ground, AP: Burst Area Affliction 7 [Resisted by Fortitude; Dazed and Vulnerable, Defenseless and Stunned], Extra Condition, Limited Degree).
Advantages: All-out Attack, Attractive*, Close Attack 3, Contacts, Improved Grab, Improved Pin, Language 2, Power Attack, Startle, Taunt.
Skills: Deception 8 (+12), Expertise: Gambling 10 (+10), Expertise: Pop Culture 6 (+6), Expertise: Streetwise 8 (+8), Insight 8 (+9), Intimidation 8 (+12), Perception 6 (+7), Persuasion 2 (+6), Ranged Attack: Thrown 4 (+4).
Offense: Initiative +0, Unarmed +9 (Close Damage 15).
Defense: Dodge 6, Parry 6, Fortitude 14, Toughness 16, Will 8.
Totals: Abilities 60 + Powers 60 + Advantages 13 + Skills 30 + Defenses 19 = 182 points
Complications: Thrills--Motivation. Obvious Yet Loveable Monster. Enemy (Baba Yaga). Fame.

* Yes, really! Despite his appearance, Troll is very attractive to the opposite sex!

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Re: World of Freedom 3.2 - Splotch! Card Seeker Wakaba! The Sentinels (updated)!

Post by MacynSnow » Wed Jul 04, 2018 1:44 am

Ah,so he has the 3e version of the "Roguishly Handsome" Feat/Advantage from the Noir sourcebook.....

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Re: World of Freedom 3.2 - Splotch! Card Seeker Wakaba! The Sentinels (updated)!

Post by Voltron64 » Wed Jul 04, 2018 1:44 am

Davies wrote:
Wed Jul 04, 2018 1:10 am
Troll

Advantages: All-out Attack, Attractive*, Close Attack 3, Contacts, Improved Grab, Improved Pin, Language 2, Power Attack, Startle, Taunt.

* Yes, really! Despite his appearance, Troll is very attractive to the opposite sex!
In that case, I write it down as Attractive (The Kavorka). Women are drawn to Arkady, they would do anything to be possessed by him.

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Re: World of Freedom 3.2 - Splotch! Card Seeker Wakaba! The Sentinels (updated)!

Post by RainOnTheSun » Wed Jul 04, 2018 8:23 am

I really liked Aaron Sullivan's world. The PL numbers were frequently too high for my taste, but that was easy enough to change.

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Re: World of Freedom 3.2 - The Sentinels (updated)! Meta-4! The Algernon Files

Post by Doc chaos » Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:34 am

Aaron did lower PL versions for 2e, I think.
Sentinels are pretty cool. They remind me of Image but not on a obnoxious way. It's like they have more history or something.

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Re: World of Freedom 3.2 - The Sentinels (updated)! Meta-4! The Algernon Files

Post by Davies » Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:53 pm

Speed Demon

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The Algernon Files wrote:Rachel Ramirez is the daughter of the sixties-era heroine the Blur and the granddaughter of the WWII era hero Jack B. Quick. She grew up with her abilities, which, like her mother, she inherited. Rachel tried for something like a normal life, even to the point of going through medical school -– but the metahuman world kept intruding. She found herself being called upon to use her metahuman abilities far more often than her mundane skills. Finally, she gave up having a normal life and devoted herself to the same calling as the prior two generations of her family.
Based in Bay City, Speed Demon was offered membership in the new Champions soon after the team formed, but turned them down from a desire to avoid being tied too closely to the city. Her preferred beat is the highway throughout the American southwest, though she's ventured to the East coast for various missions in the past. Having been active as a full-time superhero since 1997, she was the oldest speedster hero still in harness before Slipstream recently came out of retirement, and served as a mentor of sorts to both Kinetik (a Detroit-based speedster) and Johnny Rocket -- though she would be the first to admit that Johnny has exceeded her in many ways.

Well, she'd admit that now, but for the longest time Johnny Rocket was not a safe topic of conversation where she was concerned. When his ex-boyfriend went public, Rachel took it on herself to publicly combat what she viewed as a scurrilous attack on her friend's character -- without asking Johnny whether that was something she ought to do. She was thus rather embarrassed when Johnny publicly came out, beginning a decade-long rift between the two of them. She finally came to terms with the fact that fault was entirely on her side shortly before Johnny's marriage, and made amends.

Her area of operations has resulted in her having sometimes daily confrontations with various branches of VIPER, whom she has (through harsh experience) learned not to underestimate. She was fortunate to have the Champions backing her up in her only direct confrontation with General Venom to date, and believes that it's only a matter of time before the alleged Supreme Serpent tries to either kill her or capture her again. She is more than ready for that confrontation.

Speed Demon -- PL 11

Abilities: STR 1 | STA 3 | AGL 3 | DEX 3 | FGT 4 | INT 1 | AWE 2 | PRE 2
Powers: Super-Speed (Enhanced Advantages 22 [Agile Feint, Close Attack 6, Defensive Attack, Evasion, Improved Defense, Improved Initiative 10, Move-by Action, Redirect], Quirk [Close Attack limited to foes with a lower initiative total]; Enhanced Dodge 10; Enhanced Parry 10; Movement 3 [Wall-Crawling; Water-Walking], Limited to while moving; Quickness 10; Regeneration 5; Speed 14), Super-Speed Fighting (Array: Cone Area Move Object 10, Limited to pushing away, AP: Multiattack Damage 10, AP: Multiattack Affliction 10 [Resisted by Fortitude; Dazed, Stunned, Incapacitated]).
Equipment: Armored Costume (Protection 2, Subtle), Smartphone, 5 points of equipment as needed.
Advantages: Agile Feint, Attractive, Beginner's Luck, Close Attack 6, Defensive Attack, Equipment 2, Evasion, Improved Defense, Improved Initiative 10, Jack-of-all-Trades, Language (Spanish), Move-by Action, Redirect.
Skills: Close Combat: Super-Speed Fighting 2 (+6), Deception 6 (+8), Expertise: Medicine 6 (+7), Insight 4 (+6), Investigation 6 (+7), Perception 6 (+8), Persuasion 6 (+8), Treatment 8 (+9).
Offense: Initiative +43, Unarmed +10/+4 (Close Damage 1), Flurry of Blows +12/+6 (Close Multiattack Damage 10), Stunning Blows +12/+6 (Close Multiattack Fortitude 10).
Defense: Dodge 16/6, Parry 16/6, Fortitude 6, Toughness 5/3, Will 5.
Totals: Abilities 38 + Powers 93 + Advantages 6 + Skills 22 + Defenses 11 = 170 points
Complications: Responsibility--Motivation. Enemy (VIPER). Fame. Reputation ("firey Latina"). Temper.

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Post by MacynSnow » Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:33 pm

Nice to see a combination of Speedsters into one person( Jay Garrick,Johnny Quick and his daughter Jesse Quick).I wonder what she'd think about the Current Situation involving VIPER.... ;)

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Re: World of Freedom 3.2 - The Sentinels (updated)! Meta-4! The Algernon Files

Post by Davies » Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:16 am

Onyx

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Astronomer Gina Morrissey never wanted to be a hero. But when her experimental telescope attracted the attention of an alien symbiote which merged with her, granting her cosmic powers, she reluctantly rose to the challenge, operating under the name Onyx and based out of Ithaca, New York. Her journeys took her all over the world, however, most notably fighting against Fallout and his allies when they attacked the Arecibo observatory. Over the years, she bonded with her 'partner' enough to realize that it was a law enforcement agent from a distant region of the galaxy, and so worked with Star Knight quite a bit after the other hero made her debut.

It was on one such mission in 2015, accompanying the Star Knight and several dozen other members of her order on an alien planet, that Onyx fell in battle. Unable to return her friend's body to their planet of birth, Sri Montoya gave her an honored burial and then moved on ... unaware that Gina Morrissey would 'wake up' from her apparent death a month later, leaving her unfortunately stranded on a distant world until her partner completes its own recovery, which could take even longer. She's trying to make the best of things, though.

Onyx -- PL 11

Abilities: STR 14/0 | STA 7/2 | AGL 1 | DEX 3 | FGT 6 | INT 2 | AWE 3 | PRE 3
Powers: Cosmic Energy Control (Array: Ranged Damage 14, Dynamic, Variable Descriptor [electromagnetic], AP: Selective Shapeable Area Concealment 6 [visual and radio senses], AP: Ranged Burst Area Cumulative Affliction 9 [Resisted by Fortitude; Impaired, Disabled, Unaware], Limited to Visual Senses, AP: Enhanced Strength 14, Dynamic, AP: Enhanced Flight 14, Dynamic, AP: Moveable Create 9, AP: Nullify EM Spectrum Powers 14, Concentration, Simultaneous, Distracting), Cosmic Senses (Senses 35 [cosmic awareness (hyper-extended 5), accurate radio (extended 3), detect radiation signature [acute, radius, ranged, tracking], direction sense, extended hearing 2, extended vision 2, infravision, ultrahearing, ultravision, vision penetrates concealment (Quirk: Not against lead)]), Space Oddity (Enhanced Stamina 5; Flight 3; Immunity 10 [life support]; Movement 3 [space travel]; Impervious Protection 7).
Advantages: Agile Feint, Improved Defense, Improved Initiative, Move-by Action, Ranged Attack 5, Set-Up, Teamwork.
Skills: Expertise: Astrophysics 10 (+12), Insight 6 (+9), Perception 8 (+11), Persuasion 4 (+7), Technology 6 (+8), Treatment 4 (+6).
Offense: Initiative +5, Unarmed +6 (Close Damage up to 14), Energy Blasts +8 (Ranged Damage up to 14), Blinding Blast -- (Ranged Burst Area Fortitude 9).
Defense: Dodge 8, Parry 6, Fortitude 8, Toughness 14, Will 8.
Totals: Abilities 40 + Powers 118 + Advantages 11 + Skills 19 + Defenses 13 = 201 points
Complications: Responsibility--Motivation. Enemy (Carnelian). Secret Identity. Trapped On A Planet Where She Doesn't Know The Language And Has No Communications Capability.

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Post by Davies » Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:18 am

Okay, as you may have noticed I'm not exactly putting these out as quickly as I'd like, and I'm thinking that once I get done the last three in this series I'm going to be taking a sabbatical away from this thread to work on some other stuff. I'll still be updating the setting thread every month or so.

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Re: World of Freedom 3.2 - The Sentinels (updated)! Meta-4! The Algernon Files

Post by FuzzyBoots » Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:24 am

Davies wrote:
Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:18 am
Okay, as you may have noticed I'm not exactly putting these out as quickly as I'd like, and I'm thinking that once I get done the last three in this series I'm going to be taking a sabbatical away from this thread to work on some other stuff. I'll still be updating the setting thread every month or so.
No worries. You owe us nothing. We are simply along for the ride.

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Post by MacynSnow » Fri Jul 13, 2018 1:38 pm

FuzzyBoots wrote:
Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:24 am
Davies wrote:
Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:18 am
Okay, as you may have noticed I'm not exactly putting these out as quickly as I'd like, and I'm thinking that once I get done the last three in this series I'm going to be taking a sabbatical away from this thread to work on some other stuff. I'll still be updating the setting thread every month or so.
No worries. You owe us nothing. We are simply along for the ride.
Yeah,just drop us off wherever you like(i've decided to continue the Car analogy... :D ).

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Re: World of Freedom 3.2 - The Sentinels (updated)! Meta-4! The Algernon Files

Post by greycrusader » Fri Jul 13, 2018 4:11 pm

I realize it's a coincidence, but I'm struck by the similarities in the origins and powers of Onyx and my Russian villain Eminence, who got covered a bit in this thread earlier. Could be a future plot hook.

Your work is really quite good, and while I love seeing it pop up, obviously take whatever time you need.

All my best!

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Re: World of Freedom 3.2 - The Sentinels (updated)! Meta-4! The Algernon Files

Post by Ares » Sat Jul 14, 2018 2:32 am

Hope everything is okay on your end, Davies, and that things go well with those other projects you want to focus on.

For my part, I recently started going through this thread, and found a lot of the updates, story ideas and such to be very good and compelling, nice updates to the established characters. You did a really interesting job of combining several RPG settings in a way that feels natural and is still playable. I look forward to seeing what else you come up with in the future.

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Post by Shock » Sat Sep 15, 2018 5:13 pm

Happy birthday to you Davies :mrgreen:

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