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Cross-Posting: Kaulu's "Leverage" Builds

Post by CaptainKaulu » Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:16 pm

I compulsively make M&M 3e characters. And spend a lot of time formatting my character sheets to look really nice. My main repository is over at Ronin Army, but I thought I'd post some of the builds I like best here and see if they can get some more comments or at least appreciative views.

I like the old TV show Leverage. And I find that M&M is remarkably good for portraying its characters. So in this thread, I'm going to showcase the Leverage characters I've built. This will be a relatively short thread, as I don't have plans to do any more than the main six characters.

For the sake of getting the show accurately portrayed, I didn't worry about keeping these builds within a points budget or making them equal to each other. They still all came out quite close together except for Eliot, the combat powerhouse of the team, who has about 30 more points than the others. Oh well. Oh, and I guess Nate, the leader, is somewhere between Eliot and the others.

Feedback appreciated.

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Re: Cross-Posting: Kaulu's "Leverage" Builds

Post by CaptainKaulu » Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:21 pm

Nathan Ford
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"Leverage" character
Power Level 6 (110 ppt)

ABILITIES [36 ppt]
Strength 1 (+1) • Stamina 2 (+2) • Agility 1 (+1) • Dexterity 1 (+1) •
Fighting 2 (+2) • Intellect 5 (+5) • Awareness 3 (+3) • Presence 3 (+3) •
Load limit 100 lb.

POWERS [19 ppt]
Bizarre Machinations:15 ppt
Training (Beginner's Luck)/Luck Power
"Incredibly, chance does seem to bend itself to his bizarre machinations." -Sophie

Enhanced Advantages 5 [Beginner's Luck, Luck (Edit Scene) 2, Luck (Improve Roll) 2] • 15 ppt
Extras: Affects Others, Area (Perception: hearing), Selective, Flaw: Communication-Dependent
Surprise Attack:2 ppt
Training Power

Enhanced Advantages 4 [Improved Critical (Unarmed) 4] • 2 ppt
Flaw: Limited to use against Vulnerable or Defenseless targets
Bone-Conduction Earbud, Device (Removable):2 / 3 ppt
Technological Power

Feature 1 (commlink)
Extras: Extended Range 1, Subtle 1
5 mi; Perception DC 20 to spot
ADVANTAGES [19 ppt]

Beginner's Luck • Benefit 2 (Wealth 2: independently wealthy) • Defensive Roll 3 • Equipment 2 • Favored Foe (insurance companies) • Improved Initiative 1 • Inspire 2 • Languages 3 • Leadership • Luck (Edit Scene) 2Luck (Improve Roll) 2 • Redirect • Speed of Thought • Teamwork • Well-Informed •
EQUIPMENT [7 ep]
  • Smartphone2 ep
  • Shared Vehicle: Lucille (detailed under Hardison)3 ep
►Leverage Headquarters:2 / 10 ep
Headquarters: PL6, Size S (large apartment), Toughness +8.
Location: Boston, MA.
Features: Computer • Fire Prevention System • Power System • Secret 1 (DC 20) • Security System 3 (DC 30) • Trophy Room •
Deathtrap: Damage 4, Extra: Area (Burst 2).
LANGUAGES
• native: English • Italian • Russian • Spanish • Turkish •
SKILLS [27 ppt]
Acrobatics 1 (+2) • Athletics 1 (+2) • Close Combat: Unarmed 3 (+5) • Deception 4 (+7) • Expertise: Art 1 (+6) • Expertise: Chess 4 (+9) • Expertise: Finances 5 (+10) • Expertise: Law 1 (+6) • Expertise: Theology 2 (+7) • Insight 6 (+9) • Intimidation 2 (+5) • Investigation 8 (+13) • Perception 2 (+5) • Persuasion 4 (+7) • Sleight of Hand 7 (+8) • Vehicles 3 (+4) •

DEFENSES [9 ppt]
Dodge 2 (+3) • Parry 1 (+3) •
Fortitude 2 (+4) • Toughness (+5/+2*) • Will 4 (+7) •
*without Defensive Roll

OFFENSE
Initiative +9
  • Unarmed: +5 • Close Damage DC 16 (Strength-based), bludgeoning.
    Crit 16-20 vs. Vulnerable/Defenseless targets
  • HQ Deathtrap: Dodge DC 14 • Close Area (60-ft Burst) Damage DC 19, explosive.
COMPLICATIONS
Motivation - Justice: Rid the world of injustices wrought by the rich and powerful against the poor and ordinary.

Alcoholic: A classic addiction.

Flashbacks: Hospitals make Nate very nervous and give him flashbacks to the death of his son Sam.

Self-Loathing: For guilt over his son's death, and for becoming a criminal.

Relationships: With Maggie Collins, his ex-wife; and with Sophie Devereaux, with whom there has long been a flirtatious attraction.
ABILITIES [ 36 ] + SKILLS [ 27 ] + ADVANTAGES [ 19 ] + POWERS [ 19 ] + DEFENSES [ 9 ]
110 PPT TOTAL


BIO

A former insurance investigator for I.Y.S., now the leader of Leverage Consulting & Associates. One of "the good guys," but that doesn't always mean he's a nice person.

NOTES

While going over this build, I noticed how overpowered the "Communication-Dependent" flaw is. Adding "Affects Others" and "Communication-Dependent" to a power is a net zero effect on its Power Points, while still allowing it to (sometimes) be shared with your party. Oh well.

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Re: Cross-Posting: Kaulu's "Leverage" Builds

Post by CaptainKaulu » Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:25 pm

Sophie Devereaux
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"Leverage" character
Power Level 6 (93 ppt)

ABILITIES [26 ppt]
Strength 0 (+0) • Stamina 2 (+2) • Agility 1 (+1) • Dexterity 1 (+1) •
Fighting 1 (+1) • Intellect 2 (+2) • Awareness 3 (+3) • Presence 3 (+3) •
Load limit 50 lb.

POWERS [4 ppt]
Neuro-Linguistic Programming:2 ppt
Training Power

Affliction 6 (Will; Entranced/Compelled/Controlled) • 2 ppt
Extras: Cumulative, Insidious, Subtle 1, Flaws: Limited 2 to non-hostile targets who are unaware they're being controlled, Deception Check Required 3
Deception DC 13 (1 rank of Affliction per Deception result in excess of 12)
Bone-Conduction Earbud, Device (Removable):2 / 3 ppt
Technological Power

Feature 1 (commlink) • 3 ppt
Extras: Extended Range 1, Subtle 1
5 mi; Perception DC 20 to spot
ADVANTAGES [27 ppt]

• Attractive 1 • Benefit 6 (Alternate Identity: "Charlotte Prentiss", Cipher 2, Wealth 3: millionaire) • Daze (Deception) • Defensive Roll 1 • Equipment 2 • Evasion 1 • Improvised Weapon 2 • Inspire 3 • Languages 5 • Set-Up 1 • Skill Mastery 3 (Deception, Expertise: Art, Insight) • Teamwork •
EQUIPMENT [7 ep]
  • Smartphone2 ep
  • Shared HQ: Leverage Headquarters (detailed under Nate)2 ep
  • Shared Vehicle: Lucille (detailed under Hardison)3 ep
LANGUAGES
• native: unknown • English • French • German • Hebrew • Italian • Japanese • Mandarin • Russian • Serbian • Spanish •
SKILLS [28 ppt]
Acrobatics 1 (+2) • Athletics 2 (+2) • Close Combat: Unarmed 3 (+4) • Deception 7 (+10) • Expertise: Art 8 (+10) • Expertise: History 5 (+7) • Expertise: Sociology 4 (+6) • Insight 8 (+11) • Persuasion 4 (+7) • Sleight of Hand 9 (+10) • Stealth 1 (+2) • Vehicles 4 (+5) •

DEFENSES [8 ppt]
Dodge 2 (+3) • Parry 1 (+2) •
Fortitude 2 (+4) • Toughness (+3/+2*) • Will 3 (+6) •
*without Defensive Roll

OFFENSE
Initiative +1
  • Unarmed: +4 • Close Damage DC 15 (Strength-based), bludgeoning.
  • Improvised Weapon: +4 • Close Damage DC 16 (Strength-based), descriptor varies.
  • Neuro-Linguistic Programming: +1 • Close Affliction DC 16 (Will; Entranced/Compelled/Controlled), psychological • Insidious, Subtle 1, Deception Check (DC 13) Required, Limited to non-hostile targets who are unaware they're being controlled.
COMPLICATIONS
Motivation - Romance: Sophie has always been attracted to Nate, and the two of them explore whether to have a romantic/sexual relationship. Her relationship with him is the main motivation that keeps her with the team.

Relationships: Sophie is treated as the mother figure of the team.

Habitual Liar: Sophie is so used to grifting that she sometimes feels she doesn't know her real self. She has a hard time opening up personally or being truly honest even with those she's close to.

Very Awful: Although she aspires to be an actress and loves the idea, Sophie is actually terrible at acting unless she is pulling a con.
ABILITIES [ 26 ] + SKILLS [ 28 ] + ADVANTAGES [ 27 ] + POWERS [ 4 ] + DEFENSES [ 8 ]
93 PPT TOTAL


BIO

Leverage's team "grifter," an art thief. Little is known about her true personal life.

NOTES

(none)

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Re: Cross-Posting: Kaulu's "Leverage" Builds

Post by CaptainKaulu » Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:30 pm

Eliot Spencer
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"Leverage" character
Power Level 6 (125 ppt)

ABILITIES [52 ppt]
Strength 3 (+3) • Stamina 6 (+6) • Agility 2 (+2) • Dexterity 1 (+1) •
Fighting 6 (+6) • Intellect 2 (+2) • Awareness 5 (+5) • Presence 1 (+1) •
Load limit 400 lb.

POWERS [9 ppt]
Martial Arts:1 ppt
Training Power

Enhanced Strength 11 ppt
Flaw: Limited to dealing damage
Spatial Awareness:1 ppt
Training Power

Senses 1 (Direction Sense) • 1 ppt
A Very Distinctive Talent:5 ppt
Training Power

Enhanced Advantages 2 [Ultimate Effort (Perception), Well-Informed] • 1 ppt
Flaw: Limited to identifying professional combatants

Enhanced Investigation 124 ppt
Flaw: Limited to identifying or knowing about professional combatants
Bone-Conduction Earbud, Device (Removable):2 / 3 ppt
Technological Power

Feature 1 (commlink) • 3 ppt
Extras: Extended Range 1, Subtle 1
5 mi; Perception DC 20 to spot
ADVANTAGES [34 ppt]

• Assessment • Attractive 1 • Benefit 5 (military clearance, Cipher 1, Wealth 3: millionaire) • Close Attack 1 • Equipment 2 • Great Endurance • Improved Critical (Unarmed) 2 • Improved Defense • Improved Disarm • Improved Initiative 2 • Improved Trip • Improvised Weapon 2 • Interpose • Languages 3 • Last Stand • Prone Fighting • Ranged Attack 4 • Seize Initiative • Takedown 1 • Ultimate Effort (Expertise: Music Performance) • Limited Ultimate Effort (Perception) • Weapon Bind • Limited Well-Informed
EQUIPMENT [7 ep]
  • Smartphone2 ep
  • Shared HQ: Leverage Headquarters (detailed under Nate)2 ep
  • Shared Vehicle: Lucille (detailed under Hardison)3 ep
LANGUAGES
• native: English • Arabic • German • Hebrew • Russian •
SKILLS [25 ppt]
Acrobatics 1 (+3) • Athletics 4 (+7) • Close Combat: Unarmed 0 (+7) • Close Combat: Misc. 0 (+7) • Deception 6 (+7) • Expertise: Cooking 5 (+7) • Expertise: Military 2 (+4) • Expertise (PRE): Music Performance 3 (+4) • Expertise (AWE): Wilderness Survival 2 (+7) • Insight 2 (+7) • Intimidation 2 (+3) • Investigation 1 (+3, or +15 for Well-Informed) • Perception 5 (+10) • Persuasion 2 (+3) • Ranged Combat: Guns 3 (+8) • Ranged Combat: Misc. 0 (+5) • Sleight of Hand 4 (+5) • Stealth 2 (+4) • Treatment 5 (+7) • Vehicles 1 (+2) •

DEFENSES [5 ppt]
Dodge 4 (+6) • Parry 0 (+6) •
Fortitude 1 (+7) • Toughness (+6) • Will 0 (+5) •

OFFENSE
Initiative +10
  • Unarmed: +7 • Close Damage DC 19 (Strength-based), bludgeoning, crit 18-20.
  • Improvised Weapon: +7 • Close Damage DC 20 (Strength-based), descriptor varies.
  • Light Pistol: +8 • Ranged (75/150/300 ft) Damage DC 18, piercing/ballistic.
  • Heavy Pistol: +8 • Ranged (100/200/400 ft) Damage DC 19, piercing/ballistic.
COMPLICATIONS
Motivation - Redemption: Eliot is trying to redeem himself for the horrible things he has done in the past; this is why the do-gooder theme of the Leverage crew appeals to him.

Paranoia: Eliot has trouble trusting anyone, even his newfound do-gooder teammates.

Aversion: Eliot dislikes guns and doesn't keep one on himself to use, in spite of his proficiency with them.

Dammit Hardison!: Eliot is easily frustrated by the quirks of his fellow Leverage teammates, particularly Hardison and Parker, often resulting in a vocal outburst.

Enemies: Eliot has a number of enemies he's beaten (or worked for) who remember him, such as the Butcher of Kiev and Damian Moreau.

Relationships: Eliot has many past romantic relationships, but struggles to keep one consistently.

Responsibility: Eliot still has residual loyalties to the principles and compatriots of his Black Ops days.
ABILITIES [ 52 ] + SKILLS [ 25 ] + ADVANTAGES [ 34 ] + POWERS [ 9 ] + DEFENSES [ 5 ]
125 PPT TOTAL


BIO

A United States Black Ops soldier turned retrieval specialist who is now the protector of the Leverage team. A man of many talents, little is known about his past aside from his connection to the US military.

NOTES

I may have gone overboard in giving Eliot 2-ish ranks in almost every skill in the book. But maybe that's just how versatile the character is. Any fans want to weigh in?

I wanted to give Eliot 7 Stamina, too, but Power Level limits wouldn't allow for both that and 6 Fighting.
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Re: Cross-Posting: Kaulu's "Leverage" Builds

Post by CaptainKaulu » Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:36 pm

Alec Hardison
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"Leverage" character
Power Level 6 (102 ppt)

ABILITIES [34 ppt]
Strength 1 (+1) • Stamina 2 (+2) • Agility 1 (+1) • Dexterity 3 (+3) •
Fighting 2 (+2) • Intellect 5 (+5) • Awareness 1 (+1) • Presence 2 (+2) •
Load limit: 100 lb.

POWERS [16 ppt]
Aliases Upon Aliases:4 ppt
Training Power

Enhanced Advantage 1 [Benefit (Alternate Identity)] • 4 ppt
Extras: Also Affects Others, Increased Duration (continuous), Variable Descriptor 1 (create a new identity in 2 hours)
Bone-Conduction Earbud, Device (Removable):2 / 3 ppt
Technological Power

Feature 1 (commlink) • 3 ppt
Extras: Extended Range 1, Subtle 1
5 mi; Perception DC 20 to spot
EMP Cannon, Device (Easily Removable):10 / 16 ppt
Technological Power

Affliction 9 (Fortitude; Dazed/Stunned/Incapacitated) • 16 ppt
Extras: Increased Range 1 (ranged), Affects Only Objects, Flaws: Diminished Range 2
ADVANTAGES [15 ppt]

• Benefit 5 (Cipher 1, Wealth 4: multi-millionaire) • Contacts • Defensive Roll 2 • Equipment 2 • Inventor • Skill Mastery 2 (Expertise: Hacking, Expertise: Video Games) • Ultimate Effort 2 (Expertise: Hacking, Technology) •
EQUIPMENT [9 ep]
  • Smartphone2 ep
  • Laptop1 ep
  • Mini-Tracer1 ep
  • Shared HQ: Leverage Headquarters (detailed under Nate)2 ep
"Lucille"3 / 11 ep
Vehicle: Size H, Strength 6, Speed 5, Defense 6 (-4), Toughness +9.
Load limit 3200 lb.; 60 mph, 900 ft/round
Features: Alarm 3 (DC 30) • Communications • Computer • Nav System •
LANGUAGES
• native: English •
SKILLS [26 ppt]
Acrobatics 1 (+2) • Athletics 2 (+3) • Close Combat: Unarmed 4 (+6) • Deception 7 (+9) • Expertise: Hacking 11 (+16) • Expertise: Stock Market 4 (+9) • Expertise (DEX): Video Games 3 (+6) • Investigation 1 (+6) • Perception 2 (+3) • Persuasion 6 (+8) • Sleight of Hand 2 (+5) • Technology 8 (+13) • Vehicles 1 (+4) •

DEFENSES [11 ppt]
Dodge 2 (+3) • Parry 2 (+4) •
Fortitude 2 (+4) • Toughness (+4/+2*) • Will 5 (+6) •
*without Defensive Roll

OFFENSE
Initiative +1
  • Unarmed: +6 • Close Damage DC 16 (Strength-based), bludgeoning.
  • EMP Cannon: +3 • Ranged (45/90/225 ft) Affliction DC 19 (Fortitude; Dazed/Stunned/Incapacitated), EMP • Affects Only Objects.
COMPLICATIONS
Motivation - Recognition: Hardison wants to be recognized in the hacking community as the greatest hacker on Earth.

Orphan: Hardison grew up without a traditional family support structure, although he was fortunate to be raised by his foster mother "Nana."

Confidence: Hardison is overconfident when it comes to grifting, over-selling his roles. On the other hand, he is scared of doing some other tasks the team needs that are outside his comfort zone.

Relationships: Hardison worries a lot about the well-being of his friends when they get into danger, especially Parker, to whom he is definitely attracted.

Rebel: Hardison has problems with authority.

Nemesis: The rival hacker and criminal "Chaos."

Power Loss: Hardison can't create new aliases for himself or allies without access to the Internet.
ABILITIES [ 34 ] + SKILLS [ 26 ] + ADVANTAGES [ 15 ] + POWERS [ 16 ] + DEFENSES [ 11 ]
102 PPT TOTAL


BIO

Leverage's team hacker.

NOTES

Hardison -- and I'm sure he'd agree with me -- really doesn't get credit for a lot of what he does for the team. Yes, he's the hacker, and everyone knows about that aspect of his work, but really he does so much more.

First off, he's actually the source of the team's ample financial resources, thanks to his manipulation of the stock market. Second, he's probably the most frequent beneficiary of Nate's Beginner's Luck Advantage, which turns him into a jack of all trades doing things like chemistry or playing the violin. But third, he's really amazingly glib most of the time. On a team of con artists, I think he actually deserves the best Persuasion skill of the bunch, and is a close second for the best Deception score as well.
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Re: Cross-Posting: Kaulu's "Leverage" Builds

Post by CaptainKaulu » Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:40 pm

Parker
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"Leverage" character
Power Level 6 (97 ppt)

ABILITIES [32 ppt]
Strength 1 (+1) • Stamina 2 (+2) • Agility 5 (+5) • Dexterity 5 (+5) •
Fighting 3 (+3) • Intellect 1 (+1) • Awareness 0 (+0) • Presence -1 (-1) •

POWERS [6 ppt]
Fingertips Trained by Hanging:3 ppt
Training Power

Power-Lifting 11 ppt
Load limit 200 lb.

Enhanced Athletics 62 ppt
Flaw: Limited to climbing
Sneaky Shock:1 ppt
Luck Power

Enhanced Advantage 2 [Improved Critical (Taser) 2] • 1 ppt
Flaw: Limited to use against Vulnerable or Defenseless targets
Bone-Conduction Earbud, Device (Removable):2 / 3 ppt
Technological Power

Feature 1 (commlink) • 3 ppt
Extras: Extended Range 1, Subtle 1
5 mi; Perception DC 20 to spot
ADVANTAGES [25 ppt]

• Agile Feint • Attractive 1 • Benefit 3 (Wealth 3: millionaire) • Close Attack 1 • Defensive Roll 3 • Equipment 4 • Grabbing Finesse • Great Endurance • Hide in Plain Sight • Improvised Tools • Quick Draw • Second Chance 2 (falling, triggering alarms) • Skill Mastery 3 (Acrobatics, Expertise: Burglary, Sleight of Hand) • Ultimate Effort 2 (Expertise: Burglary, Stealth) •
EQUIPMENT [17 ep]
  • Smartphone2 ep
  • Climbing Rope1 ep
  • Rappelling Harness1 ep
  • Taser: Affliction 5 (Fortitude; Dazed/Stunned/Incapacitated) • 7 ep + 1 ep for Alternate Effect
    Extra: Increased Range 1 (ranged), Flaws: Diminished Range 3
    • ALT - Affliction 5 (Fortitude; Dazed/Stunned/Incapacitated)
  • Shared HQ: Leverage Headquarters (detailed under Nate)2 ep
  • Shared Vehicle: Lucille (detailed under Hardison)3 ep
LANGUAGES
• native: English •
SKILLS [25 ppt]

Acrobatics 5 (+10) • Athletics 6 (+7, or +13 climbing) • Close Combat: Unarmed 0 (+4) • Close Combat: Taser 1 (+5) • Close Combat: Misc. 0 (+4) • Deception 6 (+5) • Expertise (DEX): Burglary 11 (+16) • Investigation 1 (+2) • Perception 5 (+5) • Ranged Combat: Taser 0 (+5) • Sleight of Hand 6 (+11) • Stealth 8 (+13) • Vehicles 1 (+6) •

DEFENSES [9 ppt]
Dodge 1 (+6) • Parry 0 (+3) •
Fortitude 4 (+6) • Toughness (+5/+2*) • Will 4 (+4) •
*without Defensive Roll

OFFENSE
Initiative +5
  • Unarmed: +4 • Close Damage DC 16 (Strength-based), bludgeoning.
  • Taser (Close): +5 • Close Affliction DC 15 (Fortitude; Dazed/Stunned/Incapacitated), electric.
    Crit 18-20 vs. Vulnerable/Defenseless targets.
  • Taser (Ranged): +5 • Ranged (10/25/50 ft) Affliction DC 15 (Fortitude; Dazed/Stunned/Incapacitated), electric.
    Crit 18-20 vs. Vulnerable/Defenseless targets.
COMPLICATIONS
Motivation - Thrills: Parker has always enjoyed the thrill of the heist, and finds that it's even better when she's helping someone in need too.

Orphan: Parker grew up with negative experiences in foster homes. She can't help empathizing with orphans, and has trouble trusting "the system."

Anxiety: Parker fears social interactions, especially being hit on by men she doesn't like.

Insanity: Parker loves plummeting from high places, and generally has tastes that weird out normal people. While she's actually a pretty good driver under pressure, her driving scares normal passengers profoundly.

Sweet Sweet Cash: Parker loves cash and has a hard time letting go of it for any reason (even buying things).

Super-Stealth: Parker is especially good at sneaking up on her own allies at times when it doesn't really accomplish anything. (She can use Ultimate Stealth in these situations without spending a Hero Point.)

Relationship: Parker and Hardison flirt a lot, and eventually date.

Alternate Identity: Parker sometimes has social and logistical obligations to maintain her alternate identity (courtesy of Hardison), "Alice White."
ABILITIES [ 32 ] + SKILLS [ 25 ] + ADVANTAGES [ 25 ] + POWERS [ 6 ] + DEFENSES [ 9 ]
97 PPT TOTAL


BIO

The world's greatest cat burglar.

NOTES

I came up with several improvements after my initial draft, to make the character zanier, but I'm still not really doing Parker justice. ;)
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Re: Cross-Posting: Kaulu's "Leverage" Builds

Post by CaptainKaulu » Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:47 pm

Tara Cole
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"Leverage" character
Power Level 6 (95 ppt)

ABILITIES [34 ppt]
Strength 1 (+1) • Stamina 2 (+2) • Agility 2 (+2) • Dexterity 2 (+2) •
Fighting 3 (+3) • Intellect 2 (+2) • Awareness 3 (+3) • Presence 2 (+2) •
Load limit 100 lb.

POWERS [4 ppt]
Martial Arts:2 ppt
Training Power

Enhanced Strength 22 ppt
Flaw: Limited to dealing damage
Bone-Conduction Earbud, Device (Removable):2 / 3 ppt
Technological Power

Feature 1 (commlink) • 3 ppt
Extras: Extended Range 1, Subtle 1
5 mi; Perception DC 20 to spot
ADVANTAGES [20 ppt]

• Attractive 2 • Benefit 5 (Alternate Identity: "Tara Carlisle", Cipher 1, Security Clearance, Wealth 2: independently wealthy) • Daze (Deception) • Defensive Roll 3 • Equipment 2 • Improved Initiative 1 • Improvised Weapon 1 • Languages 3 • Skill Mastery (Deception) • Takedown 1 •
EQUIPMENT [9 ep]
  • Smartphone2 ep
  • Mini-Tracer1 ep
  • Light Pistol: Damage 36 ep
    Extra: Increased Range 1 (ranged)
LANGUAGES
• native: English • German • Russian • Spanish • unknown •
SKILLS [30 ppt]
Acrobatics 3 (+5) • Athletics 3 (+4) • Close Combat: Unarmed 3 (+6) • Deception 7 (+9) • Expertise (DEX): Burglary 2 (+4) • Expertise: Cryptography 7 (+9) • Expertise: Espionage 2 (+4) • Expertise: Law 1 (+3) • Insight 5 (+8) • Intimidation 1 (+3) • Investigation 6 (+8) • Perception 2 (+5) • Persuasion 5 (+7) • Ranged Combat: Guns 2 (+4) • Sleight of Hand 6 (+8) • Stealth 2 (+4) • Technology 1 (+3) • Vehicles 2 (+4) •

DEFENSES [5 ppt]
Dodge 2 (+4) • Parry 2 (+5) •
Fortitude 2 (+4) • Toughness (+5/+2*) • Will 2 (+5) •
*without Defensive Roll

OFFENSE
Initiative +6
  • Unarmed: +6 • Close Damage DC 18 (Strength-based), bludgeoning.
  • Improvised Weapon: +6 • Close Damage DC 18 (Strength-based), descriptor varies.
  • Hold-Out Pistol: +4 • Ranged (50/100/200 ft) Damage DC 18, piercing/ballistic.
COMPLICATIONS
Motivation - Greed: Unlike the rest of the team, Tara still really wants to be more wealthy. She's filling in a favor to Sophie, but she wouldn't be doing it if there weren't money to be made.

Newcomer: The rest of the team wants Sophie back and slightly resent Tara taking her place. And they don't quite trust her, especially since she grifted them when she first met them.

Agent: Although she works as a grifter, Tara has FBI background. The rest of the team doesn't know if she's on good terms with the agency; either way it could make for interesting developments.

Loner: Tara prefers to work alone. Working on a team is a strange new paradigm for her.
ABILITIES [ 34 ] + SKILLS [ 30 ] + ADVANTAGES [ 20 ] + POWERS [ 4 ] + DEFENSES [ 8 ]
96 PPT TOTAL


BIO

A friend of Sophie's who owed her a big favor, Tara has stepped in to cover the grifter role on the team while Sophie's in Europe doing some soul-searching.

NOTES

I wanted to add more interesting Powers to this build; at least one. But I couldn't think of anything that seemed appropriate.

That said, the skills and advantages here hopefully make Tara a better solo-mission agent than the other Leverage characters, since that's how she usually operates.
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Re: Cross-Posting: Kaulu's "Leverage" Builds

Post by Ken » Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:50 pm

I loved "Leverage." Nice work.
On curves ahead...
Remember, sonny...
That's rabbit's foot...
Didn't save the bunny...
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Re: Cross-Posting: Kaulu's "Leverage" Builds

Post by CaptainKaulu » Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:13 pm

I also like making nerdy comparison charts ...

Strength
3: Eliot
1: Nate, Hardison, Parker, Tara
0: Sophie

Stamina
6: Eliot
2: Nate, Sophie, Hardison, Parker, Tara

Agility
5: Parker
2: Eliot, Tara
1: Nate, Sophie, Hardison

Dexterity
5: Parker
3: Hardison
2: Tara
1: Nate, Sophie, Eliot

Fighting
6: Eliot
3: Parker, Tara
2: Nate, Hardison
1: Sophie

Intellect
5: Nate, Hardison
2: Sophie, Eliot, Tara
1: Parker

Awareness
5: Eliot
3: Nate, Sophie, Tara
1: Hardison
0: Parker

Presence
3: Nate, Sophie
2: Hardison, Tara
1: Eliot
-1: Parker

Deception
10: Sophie
9: Hardison, Tara
7: Nate, Eliot
5: Parker

Sleight of Hand
11: Parker
10: Sophie
8: Nate, Tara
5: Eliot, Hardison

Initiative
10: Eliot
9: Nate
6: Tara
5: Parker
1: Sophie, Hardison

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Re: Cross-Posting: Kaulu's "Leverage" Builds

Post by Jack of Spades » Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:19 am

Really like these, especially Nate and Sophie. I'm a huge fan of capers in all forms, and thoroughly enjoyed Leverage. I think you may be overrating Hardison though; I don't think he has more Persuasion than Sophie or Nate, though in Sophie's case she may be cheating.
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Re: Cross-Posting: Kaulu's "Leverage" Builds

Post by catsi563 » Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:21 am

its interesting how the terrible trio ie Parker, Hardison, and Elliot all change through the seasons and where they end up at the end of the series.
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