Monday, June 09, 2008

Supers20: a skill hero

So here's a character who relies completely on his skills and devices. I think this is a competitive character, even without a single Superhuman ability score power.

The Veteran (Powerhouse 15): HD 15d10+45; HP 150; Init +0; Spd 30 ft (Leap 240 feet); Defense 21, flatfooted 21 (+0 Dex, +11 Class); BAB +15; Atk +18 melee (17d4+0, energy sword), or +15 ranged (2d8+4, disintegrator rifle); SQ Melee Master, 12 DR physical; AL Scion; SV Fort +12, Ref +5, Will +5, Rec +10; Rep +12; Str 14, Dex 10, Con 16, Int 12, Wis 10, Cha 13.
Background: Military
Occupation: Military Officer: Perks 3+3 power stunts (Military Rank, Professional Reputation, Weapons Flurry; Environmental Seal, Heat Resistant Armor, Cold Resistant Armor)
Hobby: Engineering
Skills: Engineering 4 (+5), Firearms 18 (+18), Leadership 18 (+19), Outdoorsman 4 (+4), Perception 4 (+28), Power Control 18 (+21), Unarmed 18 (+20), Vehicles 4 (+4), Weapons 18 (+20)
Feats: Armed Defense (30 defense with move action), Armor (PL +2 worn device, personal- armored vac suit), Attack Focus (Sword), Career Advancement, Damage Touch: energy (PL +5 carried device, simple, governed by Weapons skill- energy sword; lethal only), Enhanced Senses (PL +2 worn device, personal- armored vac suit), Power Level x10, Superleap (PL +2 worn device, personal- armored vac suit), Teamwork (Host): +3 attack rolls
Access/Contacts/Followers: Supply Contact: 41 wealth, military equipment (The Armorer)
Wealth: 13
Possessions: Disintegrator Rifle, Jet Cycle, Orbital Craft
Character Disadvantages: Code: Loyal to Scion (DSR 5)


mikelaff said...

looks like a cool variation on the Nick Fury theme

Chuck said...

Yeah, he's basically a hard-ass soldier with a really wicked energy sword.

One thing about Supers20 that makes characters without a lot of superhuman abilities piled on a threat is the lack of powers that boost your Defense real ridiculously.

Even without a high Strength modifier to his attack rolls, this character can hit most supers of his level, and when he does, he inflicts a very significant amount of damage.

I was pretty happy with how he turned out. My players on the other hand...

Walt said...

How did they react when they faced Nick Fury Al La Ginsu?


Chuck said...

The biggest reaction was when I dumped out a fat crown royal bag full of d4 after he hit one of them.

17d4 was the single most wicked attack any of them had ever faced.

It was pretty brutal, especially with him inflicting lethal damage.

Walt said...

LOL! The Crown Royal bag o Death has been a staple of GM's for years!

Good to see it still commands the respect it deserves!


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