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DC Beyond: The Second Head (One-Shot, Recruitment)

Postby zeone3000 » Mon Apr 28, 2014 5:36 pm

So, I recently finished ALL the Batman, Superman and Justice League Beyond comics... Unsurprisingly, inspiration struck.

Basic Premise: During a period of Batman 'provisionally' joining the Justice League to handle a problem off world, leaving Neo-Gotham to the care of Bruce and his Bat-Wraiths, Bane goes missing... Along with a recent spike in stolen nanotech, drugs and chemicals. It's up to a new group of heroes to find out the who, what and why/

It will be Third Edition, PL 10/150 pp, max trade-off of half PL. A few house rules, 3 skill points per PP. Impervious will work as such...

Make resistance checks normally but, if the effect rank is less than your Impervious rank, reduce any degree of failure by one; zero degrees of failure counts as one degree of success.

This being DC, just about anything goes with one prerequistes is to being stationed in Neo-Gotham or at least be trailing the string of related incidents. Yeah, that should work too. I just don't want to straight out limit anyone to just Gotham as this could spin-off into more if all goes well.
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Re: DC Beyond: The Second Head (One-Shot, Interest)

Postby catsi563 » Mon Apr 28, 2014 6:02 pm

hmm cool think ill take a swing at an archer type
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Re: DC Beyond: The Second Head (One-Shot, Interest)

Postby The_Watchman » Mon Apr 28, 2014 6:13 pm

Interesting definitely. A martial artist, maybe related to Cassandra Cain could be fun.

Or possibly a legacy of Firestorm. Hmmm...
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Re: DC Beyond: The Second Head (One-Shot, Interest)

Postby hero4hire » Mon Apr 28, 2014 6:43 pm

Interested.

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Re: DC Beyond: The Second Head (One-Shot, Interest)

Postby jemal » Tue Apr 29, 2014 1:47 am

Make resistance checks normally but, if the effect rank is less than your Impervious rank, reduce any degree of failure by one; zero degrees of failure counts as one degree of success.

Point of Clarification: You can't get zero degrees of failure/success on a resistance check. If you fail at all, that's one degree of failure. If you succeed, that's one degree of success.

EX: DC 20: If you roll 20, that's 1 degree of success. If you roll 19 that's 1 degree of failure. 15 is 2 degrees of failure, etc.

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Re: DC Beyond: The Second Head (One-Shot, Interest)

Postby zeone3000 » Tue Apr 29, 2014 1:16 pm

That's straight out of Power Profile: Armor.
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Re: DC Beyond: The Second Head (One-Shot, Interest)

Postby The_Watchman » Tue Apr 29, 2014 2:14 pm

jemal wrote:
Make resistance checks normally but, if the effect rank is less than your Impervious rank, reduce any degree of failure by one; zero degrees of failure counts as one degree of success.

Point of Clarification: You can't get zero degrees of failure/success on a resistance check. If you fail at all, that's one degree of failure. If you succeed, that's one degree of success.

Normally. But since that Impervious rule subtracts from failures, it's helpful to clarify that once all degrees of failure are nullified you get a 1st degree success. Since there's normally no benefit of degrees of success on a defense roll (as far as I recall), it's really semantic anyway.
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Re: DC Beyond: The Second Head (One-Shot, Interest)

Postby Nillaman » Tue Apr 29, 2014 2:21 pm

I rather liked the Beyond setting and especially loved the vibe of Neo Gotham's towering urban landscape. Would there be any concepts you'd be disinclined to accept?

Or, better yet, are there any concepts you'd really like to see for this story? :3
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Re: DC Beyond: The Second Head (One-Shot, Interest)

Postby The_Watchman » Tue Apr 29, 2014 2:26 pm

Nillaman wrote:I rather liked the Beyond setting and especially loved the vibe of Neo Gotham's towering urban landscape. Would there be any concepts you'd be disinclined to accept?

Or, better yet, are there any concepts you'd really like to see for this story? :3


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Re: DC Beyond: The Second Head (One-Shot, Interest)

Postby Shadow13 » Tue Apr 29, 2014 2:29 pm

I am going to make a Urban ninja charecter. Part skill, Part gadgets, Part meta human powers.
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Re: DC Beyond: The Second Head (One-Shot, Interest)

Postby Nillaman » Tue Apr 29, 2014 5:12 pm

Concept: Someone who's a designer baby, an upper class family using cutting-edge genetics for the purpose of creating a worthwhile heir. Of course it's fine until the time comes when their friends convince them to do some splicing. For most folks the difference would have been cosmetic only. But the augmented DNA of the character reacted poorly with the mutagens and produced a rather more extreme change.

The character ends up becoming Neo Gotham's new and improved Killer Croc. :3
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Re: DC Beyond: The Second Head (One-Shot, Interest)

Postby hero4hire » Wed Apr 30, 2014 6:55 am

Thinking of something like Hourman: Beyond. Got into crimefighting trying to get slappers of the street.

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The Ivory Knight

Postby Evolución » Wed Apr 30, 2014 10:03 am

The Ivory King

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A historian specialized and obsessed with medieval times, Ken McWroth worked hard at the university of Neo-Gotham. He came to know of a respected physics professor and researched, Dr. Tobias Murdock, that had been recently shunned by the scientific community by his attempts to create a time machine. Wonder lust guiding his steps, Ked decided to help the man build his machine, and perhaps transport him to the times of old.
But Murdock had other plans. He wished to contact the dark entities of the Otherworld, powerful beings that try constantly to rip the fabric of reality. When the machine was completed, Murdock called Ken.
Ken rushed to the lab, to find the impressive device humming with electricity. He had brought the clothing, the archaic weapons and armor , so the people of the past will recognize him as one of them.
What followed could only be imagined. The machine opened a rift in reality, and the entities of the Otherworld gazed upon Ken with their many eyes. Murdock was expecting the entities to take Ken as a sacrifice and grant him power, but instead of that, the things started imbuing Ken with energy from the Otherworld, to turn him into a dark avatar to bring chaos and destruction. Realizing his mistake, Murdock tried to close the rift, and the only viable option was to destroy the machine he had created.
In the aftermatch, Ken was no more. There stood a creature of ivory flesh, clad in armor and wielding a sword. The Ivory Knight was born that day, a being wielding the power of the other side, his mind twisted with deliriums of the past. He was set to eradicate the evildoers from Gotham, specially mad scientists who play with forces beyond their understanding and control.
Lately, Ken has been hearing the whispers of the entities of the Otherworld, the exhort him to spread chaos and destruction, as they have since he was touched by their energy. He had shunned thier evil commands since then, but their voice is getting louder, harder to shun. He fears that perhaps one day he will no longer be able to contain them.
Murdock is rumoured to have escaped prison, and its secretly working to steal the otherworld boon from Ken once again. The rumours of nanotech stashes being stole triggers the detective in Ken, and the Ivory Knight is set to search for those responsible, possibly locating his nemesis in the process.

Name: Ivory King, once Ken McWroth

Complications
Affected by the Otherworld: Sometimes, his connection with the otherworld affects his mind.
Stoical : The King is not well versed in conversation. He suffers a penalty to all social interaction skills
Enemy : Tobias Murdock, the mad scientist responsible for his present state


Abilities ( 44 pp)
Strength 5 , Stamina 6 , Agility 3 , Dexterity 5 , Fighting 4 , Intellect 0 , Awareness 3 , Precence 0 .

Powers ( 35 pp)
- Magical ivory ( Energy absortion 8 : Absorbs magical energy, enhances growth ) · 8 point/s
- Mental ivory (AP: Energy absortion 8 : Absorbs psychic energy, enhances growth ) · 1 point/s
- Icy ivory ( AP: Energy absortion 8 : Absorbs Cold energy, enhances STR ) · 1 point/s
- Otherwordly Ivory ( Growth Density 1 : Str and Sta +2 ) · 4 point/s

- Ivory heart ( Immunity 10 : Emotion, interaction skills, Flaw: Uncontrollable ) · 5 point/s

- Magic proof ( Immunity 5 : Magic damage ) · 5 point/s
- Psychic proof ( AP: Immunity 5 : psychic damage ) · 1 point/s
- Ice proof ( AP: Immunity 5 : Cold damage ) · 1 point/s

- Ivory Sword ( STR extras : Multiattack, Secondary effect ) · 9 point/s

Advantages ( 30 pp)
Imp. Aim 1 , All out attack 1 , Close attack 6 , Takedown 2 , Ranged attack 5 , Equipment 2 , Imp. Initaitve 1 , Throwing mastery 9 , Move by action 1 , Power attack 1 , Teamwork 1


Skills ( 17 pp)
Acrobatics 6 (+ 9 ), Deception 0 (+ 0 ), Athletics 6 (+ 11 ), Insight 6 (+ 9 ), Persuacion 0 (+ 0 ), Vehicles 0 (+ 5 ), Perception 8 (+ 11 ), Intimidation 0 (+ 0 ), Stealth 8 (+ 11 ),

Offence
Initiative: 7

Throw + 10 Attack for DC: 25 Range: Ranged ( )
Unarmed + 10 Attack for DC: 20 Range: Melee ( )
Throwing knives (Shuriken) + 10 Attack for DC: 25 Range: Multiattack ( )
Sword + 10 Attack for DC: 23 Range: Melee ( )

Defence ( 24 pp)
Dodge: 10 Parry: : 10
Toughness: 9
Fortitude: 10
Will: 10

[b] Equipment[/size] Cost
Chain mail 3
Sword 4
dagger 2
Shuriken(throwing knives) 3

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Re: DC Beyond: The Second Head (One-Shot, Interest)

Postby Mr.Sandman » Wed Apr 30, 2014 12:53 pm

How closely do the comics follow what was established in the show? I currently don't have the cash to get the comics, and can't seem to find a decent synopsis. My main question is if Barbara becomes Oracle in the Beyond Comics, because she doesn't in the show. And if not, would it be ok to say that Stephanie Brown did? I have an idea for an Oracle/ Batgirl type character.

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Re: DC Beyond: The Second Head (One-Shot, Interest)

Postby The_Watchman » Wed Apr 30, 2014 4:13 pm

I'm waiting until the changeover confusion settles down before putting the full build down but I'm thinking a legacy of Etrigan. Basically a cyberpunk 'demon' summoned into reality from VR.
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