Thursday, May 29, 2008

You will believe a man can fly

Superman (Powerhouse 20): HD 20d10+220; HP 360; Init +9; Spd 30 ft (280 ft. flight); Defense 34, flatfooted 25 (+9 Dex, +15 Class); BAB +20; Atk +28 melee (2d12+8, unarmed), or +20 ranged (14d4+0, energy blast); SQ Melee Master; AL People of Earth, Lois Lane, Justice League; SV Fort +23, Ref +15, Will +7, Rec +20; Rep +18; Str 27, Dex 28, Con 32, Int 10, Wis 12, Cha 10.
Background: Blue Collar
Occupation: Reporter: Perks 2+4 power stunts (Autofire Blast, Darkvision, Enhanced Hearing, Professional Reputation x2, X-Ray Vision)
Hobby: Streetwise
Skills: Athletics 23 (+31), Leadership 12 (+12), Perception 23 (+52), Power Control 23 (+34), Streetwise 4 (+5), Unarmed 23 (+31)
Feats: Armor, Blast (Energy), Enhanced Senses, Flight, Force Field, Life Support, Power Level x14, Superhuman Constitution, Superhuman Dexterity, Superhuman Strength
Access/Contacts/Followers: Complete Access, 13 points favors
Wealth: 16
Possessions: Varies.
Character Disadvantages: Allergic Reaction: Kryptonite (DSR 5), Unique Disability: Kryptonite (reduces power level to 0).

In actuality, I'd probably make Superman higher level than this, but I decided to see just how "super" he could be at level 20. Turns out pretty freaking super.


Walt said...

Pretty versatile... so far Srupers20 can really flex! Will characters like Superguy show up in dark future or will the power level be significantly lower?

Best Regards,

Chuck said...

Dark Future is a bit more on the gritty side. It's mutant street gangs, living in mutant ghettos, hemmed in by guys in power armor type of setting.

However, I'll likely include the Horde of Scion campaign model, which is a cosmic campaign model including an alien overlord who is pretty super, just not in a good way.

But yeah, I was pleased with how Superman turned out, though as I said, to get the full effect you'd probably want him to be 5-10 levels higher.

But I thought for demonstration purposes doing him and Iron Man as very different level 20 characters was a better example.

mikelaff said...

maybe an allergic reaction to red solar radiation as well?

Of course - the gets into the whole "source of the powers" issue - which might be something best left to character fluff

Chuck said...

Yeah, that's where I'm leaning right now, is leaving origin entirely to character backstory.

I did them like races in the original B&V, but I think leaving them alone might be the best option.

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