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Re: Gamebook's builds (hs5ias new thread): Transformers

Post by Gamebook » Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:53 pm

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Silhouette - PL 9

Strength 8, Stamina 8, Agility 2, Dexterity 0, Fighting 6, Intellect 0, Awareness 0, Presence 0

Advantages
Agile Feint, Benefit, Cipher, Defensive Roll, Hide in Plain Sight, Ranged Attack 8, Skill Mastery: Stealth

Skills
Acrobatics 4 (+10/+6), Athletics 4 (+12), Perception 4 (+4), Stealth 8 (+4)

Powers
Growth: Growth 6 (+6 STR, +6 STA, +3 Intimidate, -6 Stealth, -3 active defenses, +1 size rank, +6 mass ranks; Innate; Permanent)
Immunity: Immunity 8 (Aging, Environmental Conditions (All), Suffocation (All))
Protection: Protection 2 (+2 Toughness; Impervious [5 extra ranks])
Silenced Blasters: Damage 10 (DC 25; Extended Range 2, Increased Range: ranged, Subtle: subtle)
Transform
. . Black-rod: Morph 1 (Linked; +20 Deception checks to disguise; Single form)
. . Skilled Driver: Enhanced Trait 3 (Linked; Traits: Acrobatics +4 (+10), Advantages: Agile Feint)
. . Wheels: Speed 6 (Linked; Speed: 120 miles/hour, 1800 feet/round; Custom: Wheels)
Visual and Audio Dampening Systems: Concealment 6 (All Aural Senses, All Visual Senses; Partial)

Offense
Initiative +2
Grab, +6 (DC Spec 18)
Silenced Blasters: Damage 10, +8 (DC 25)
Throw, +8 (DC 23)
Unarmed, +6 (DC 23)

Languages
Native Language

Defense
Dodge 5, Parry 3, Fortitude 11, Toughness 11/10, Will 3

Power Points
Abilities 24 + Powers 70 + Advantages 12 + Skills 10 (20 ranks) + Defenses 12 = 128

Silhoutte is a Hot Rod design Autobot, though he is very different from that cocky, romantic Autobot youth. Silhouette is a nocturnal stealth warrior, conducting night-time approaches and ambushes of Decepticon positions. His mechanisms have been silenced and he has a special dampening field that suppresses noise and shifting light around him. Even if he does make a noise by bumping something or is illuminated it will be reduced to a faint noise or he will only appear as a shadow. It is not true invisibility but comes close enough to make him very hard to spot. To exploit these abilities he often gets very close to the Decepticons, moving right in among them so he can shoot them in the back when his fellow Autobots attack from the front. In combat he strikes and disappears repeatedly, often concealing his attacks by timing them to coincide with volleys from other Autobots so the Decepticons never realize they are being stalked from within their own position. He must be careful not to let himself be discovered while unsupported as then the Decepticons would be able to coordinate their movements to trap him. Even out of combat he is silent and solitary, almost never associating with other Autobots. His existence is kept a secret so as not to let the Decepticons know there is an Autobot with such capabilities, to which they would undoubtedly develop security and counter measures if they knew. This isolation suits him, he finds other Autobots to be irritatingly noisy and rambunctious.
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Re: Gamebook's builds (hs5ias new thread): Transformers

Post by Bladewind » Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:43 pm

Gamebook wrote:
Wed Jul 04, 2018 10:54 pm
I'm going to do a ton of these as Transformers builds and background are easy and fun to do as they come with built-in reasons for having their powers and why they fight. The background I'm using for them is that presented in the Gen 1 Marvel comic, which to be honest is the only Transformers media I know well.
More awesomeness. Well done.

And using G1 is a logical choice since his work is pretty heavily based on it too !
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Re: Gamebook's builds (hs5ias new thread): Transformers

Post by Jabroniville » Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:36 am

I'm curious to see what, if anything, you come up with for Prime-8. The Optimus Recolors are always the most interesting ones to me :).

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Re: Gamebook's builds (hs5ias new thread): Transformers

Post by Batgirl III » Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:49 am

But does he have any Transformers designs that have an alt-mode patterned after a vehicle that was designed after 1982? :lol:

And has anyone ever figured out why a Fire Department would need a Lamborghini Countach? :roll:
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Re: Gamebook's builds (hs5ias new thread): Transformers

Post by Shock » Tue Jul 10, 2018 11:29 am

Batgirl III wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:49 am
But does he have any Transformers designs that have an alt-mode patterned after a vehicle that was designed after 1982? :lol:

And has anyone ever figured out why a Fire Department would need a Lamborghini Countach? :roll:
Need is a very nebulous concept :mrgreen:

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Re: Gamebook's builds (hs5ias new thread): Transformers

Post by Jabroniville » Tue Jul 10, 2018 11:35 am

Batgirl III wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:49 am
But does he have any Transformers designs that have an alt-mode patterned after a vehicle that was designed after 1982? :lol:

And has anyone ever figured out why a Fire Department would need a Lamborghini Countach? :roll:
Designing Transformers based off of modern day vehicles is how we get THE BAY MOVIES, Batgirl- we need to stick with GeeOne or nothin'.

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Re: Gamebook's builds (hs5ias new thread): Transformers

Post by Batgirl III » Tue Jul 10, 2018 11:44 am

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I just want one based on a certain vehicle from 1989... :D
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Re: Gamebook's builds (hs5ias new thread): Transformers

Post by Gamebook » Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:04 pm

I've already done Prime-8, and also Night Convoy and Roadtrain.

What F-for-Feasant has produced is eclectic rather than comprehensive, so you may not get your favorite Transformers. A lot of them are OC's.

Since this is Gen1 it is set firmly in the '80's. I'm afraid my own knowledge of Transformers stops abruptly with the end of Gen1, I've never been able to get back into it since then.

The setting I am describing for these art builds is broadly based on the Marvel UK comic and won't incorporate anything from any of the cartoons or later comics. In any case to me there is only one true Transformers canon, the character descriptions given on the box packages of the toys, all other media is just fan cruft.
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Re: Gamebook's builds (hs5ias new thread): Transformers

Post by Gamebook » Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:51 pm

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Silverstreak - PL 9

Strength 8, Stamina 8, Agility 1, Dexterity 1, Fighting 6, Intellect 0, Awareness 0, Presence 0

Advantages
Ranged Attack 7

Skills
Acrobatics 4 (+5), Athletics 4 (+12), Perception 4 (+4)

Powers
Growth: Growth 6 (+6 STR, +6 STA, +3 Intimidate, -6 Stealth, -3 active defenses, +1 size rank, +6 mass ranks; Innate; Permanent)
Immunity: Immunity 8 (Aging, Environmental Conditions (All), Suffocation (All))
Laser Rifle (Easily Removable)
. . Blast: Damage 10 (DC 25; Extended Range 2, Increased Range: ranged)
Protection: Protection 2 (+2 Toughness; Impervious [6 extra ranks])
Senses: Senses 2 (Extended: Vision 1: x10, Low-light Vision)
Transform
. . Datsun 280ZX Turbo: Morph 1 (Linked; +20 Deception checks to disguise; Single form)
. . Wheels: Speed 6 (Linked; Speed: 120 miles/hour, 1800 feet/round; Custom: Wheels)
Twin homing missiles: Damage 10 (DC 25; Extended Range 7, Homing 3: 3 extra attempts, Increased Range: ranged; Unreliable (5 uses))

Offense
Initiative +1
Blast: Damage 10, +8 (DC 25)
Grab, +6 (DC Spec 18)
Throw, +8 (DC 23)
Twin homing missiles: Damage 10, +8 (DC 25)
Unarmed, +6 (DC 23)

Languages
Native Language

Defense
Dodge 4, Parry 3, Fortitude 11, Toughness 10, Will 3

Power Points
Abilities 24 + Powers 75 + Advantages 7 + Skills 6 (12 ranks) + Defenses 12 = 124

Silversteak is an Autobot of the Bluestreak design. Where Bluestreak is indecisive however he is impulsive. To overcome the original model's constant dithering the Autobot engineer's modified him to impulsively attack the first or closest Decepticon he sees. Silverstreak is incapable of holding back, he opens fire the moment he lays optical sensors on his enemy. In its way this has turned out to be just as annoying as Bluestreak not opening fire at all. Holding your fire until the enemy is right on top of you and completely exposed is a basic military tactic, giving you no chance to miss and your enemy no chance of dodging. Firing at too long a range or when the target still has shelter just gives away your position and lets them take cover. Silverstreak has to be carefully watched and kept from seeing the enemy until the time is right to unleash him. Once the fight does get going however he is an effective warrior.

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Re: Gamebook's builds (hs5ias new thread): Transformers

Post by Gamebook » Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:12 pm

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Skystreaker - PL 9

Strength 8, Stamina 8, Agility 2, Dexterity 1, Fighting 6, Intellect 0, Awareness 0, Presence 0

Advantages
Favored Environment: Coming under air attack, Ranged Attack 7

Skills
Acrobatics 4 (+6), Athletics 4 (+12), Perception 6 (+6), Ranged Combat: Blast: Damage 9 1 (+2)

Powers
Air Defense Rifle (Easily Removable)
. . Blast: Damage 9 (DC 24; Extended Range 3, Increased Range: ranged, Multiattack)
Growth: Growth 6 (+6 STR, +6 STA, +3 Intimidate, -6 Stealth, -3 active defenses, +1 size rank, +6 mass ranks; Innate; Permanent)
Immunity: Immunity 8 (Aging, Environmental Conditions (All), Suffocation (All))
Missile Launcher: Damage 10 (DC 25; Extended Range 7, Homing 3: 3 extra attempts, Increased Range: ranged; Unreliable (5 uses))
Protection: Protection 4 (+4 Toughness; Impervious [6 extra ranks])
Transform
. . Lamborghini Countach LP500S: Morph 1 (Linked; +20 Deception checks to disguise; Single form)
. . Wheels: Speed 6 (Linked; Speed: 120 miles/hour, 1800 feet/round; Custom: Wheels)

Offense
Initiative +2
Blast: Damage 9, +9 (DC 24)
Grab, +6 (DC Spec 18)
Missile Launcher: Damage 10, +8 (DC 25)
Throw, +8 (DC 23)
Unarmed, +6 (DC 23)

Languages
Native Language

Defense
Dodge 5, Parry 3, Fortitude 11, Toughness 12, Will 3

Power Points
Abilities 26 + Powers 81 + Advantages 8 + Skills 8 (15 ranks) + Defenses 12 = 135

Skystreaker is an air defense gunner. Most Autobots are equipped for air defense, it is why so many of them carry long range guided missiles, but he specializes in it. He takes up a suitable position and waits for the airborne Decepticons to come swooping in. To avoid being blown out of the sky by missile barrages the Decepticons know to come in on their attack runs at nearly ground level. Here they run into the fire from his specialist rifle, specially configured for longer range automatic fire as an AA gun rather than the mid-range power blasters or short range automatics most Autobots carry.

Skystreaker is patient and controlled and not full of himself like most other Sunstreaker designs as he has a Prowl design head. This gives him the calm logic of that design allied to the powerful Sunstreaker chassis. It also means that he dislikes war as a chaotic and destructive waste rather than regarding it as rollicking good fun.

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Re: Gamebook's builds (hs5ias new thread): Transformers

Post by Jabroniville » Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:15 pm

Gamebook wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:04 pm
I've already done Prime-8, and also Night Convoy and Roadtrain.
I meant with an actual bio- you just did the builds and didn't give any character notes :).

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Re: Gamebook's builds (hs5ias new thread): Transformers

Post by Doc chaos » Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:14 am

Bio is on the picture. Hs5ias, do you have a favorite from this run? I like Hazmat! Cool design.

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Re: Gamebook's builds (hs5ias new thread): Transformers

Post by Gamebook » Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:20 am

Jabroniville wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:15 pm
Gamebook wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:04 pm
I've already done Prime-8, and also Night Convoy and Roadtrain.
I meant with an actual bio- you just did the builds and didn't give any character notes :).
A lot of the OC's do have their own bio notes, but I have gone back and added some more detail of my own to the Prime-8 and Night Convoy posts, mostly my own geeky ramblings about the setting.

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Re: Gamebook's builds (hs5ias new thread): Transformers

Post by Jabroniville » Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:12 am

Gamebook wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:20 am
Jabroniville wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:15 pm
Gamebook wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:04 pm
I've already done Prime-8, and also Night Convoy and Roadtrain.
I meant with an actual bio- you just did the builds and didn't give any character notes :).
A lot of the OC's do have their own bio notes, but I have gone back and added some more detail of my own to the Prime-8 and Night Convoy posts, mostly my own geeky ramblings about the setting.
NICE Bio for Prime-8. I dig the whole "captured Decepticon targeting dummy" origin, and his subsequent anger/shame over it.

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Re: Gamebook's builds (hs5ias new thread): Transformers

Post by Gamebook » Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:11 am

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Slideshow - PL 9

Strength 8, Stamina 8, Agility 0, Dexterity 0, Fighting 6, Intellect 4, Awareness 0, Presence 0

Advantages
Fascinate (Expertise: Science), Ranged Attack 8

Skills
Athletics 4 (+12), Expertise: Science 10 (+14), Investigation 6 (+10), Perception 6 (+6), Technology 6 (+10)

Powers
Growth: Growth 6 (+6 STR, +6 STA, +3 Intimidate, -6 Stealth, -3 active defenses, +1 size rank, +6 mass ranks; Innate; Permanent)
Immunity: Immunity 8 (Aging, Environmental Conditions (All), Suffocation (All))
Light Cannon: Damage 10 (DC 25; Extended Range 2, Increased Range: ranged)
. . Slide Shows: Illusion 10 (Alternate; Affects: Two Sense Types - Visual, Area: 1000 cft., DC 20, Advantages: Fascinate (Expertise); Precise)
. . Transform
. . . . Microscope: Senses 7 (Linked; Extended: Vision 4: x10k, Microscopic Vision 3: molecule-size)
. . Transform
. . . . Artillery Piece: Enhanced Trait -4 (Linked; Traits: Agility -1 (-1), Fighting -1 (+5))
. . . . Light Cannon: Damage 10 (Linked; DC 25; Extended Range 6, Increased Range: ranged)
Protection: Protection 2 (+2 Toughness; Impervious [6 extra ranks])

Offense
Initiative +0
Grab, +6 (DC Spec 18)
Light Cannon: Damage 10, +8 (DC 25)
Light Cannon: Damage 10, +8 (DC 25)
Throw, +8 (DC 23)
Unarmed, +6 (DC 23)

Languages
Native Language

Defense
Dodge 3, Parry 3, Fortitude 10, Toughness 10, Will 3

Power Points
Abilities 28 + Powers 56 + Advantages 8 + Skills 16 (32 ranks) + Defenses 11 = 119

Slideshow is an Autobot of the Perceptor design. He functions as a research assistant, patiently producing a steady stream of scientific reports. Perceptor himself is too busy and too boring to communicate the Autobot scientists latest findings to the Autobot commanders so this falls to him. He is equally uncharismatic however and so employs his light cannon to project holograms of explanatory charts and diagrams. He can be very informative if you have the patience to sit through a long succession of slides and concentrate enough to make sense of it all. He loves composing slides and has thousands of already set up slideshows on almost every scientific subject imaginable. It is almost impossible to actually talk to him, he replies to any query by doing a slideshow. Even by Transformer standards he is a weird geek.

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