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Goblin Squad Member. RPG Superstar 2013 Marathon Voter, 2014 Dedicated Voter. Pathfinder Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Campaign Setting, Companion, Modules, Pawns, Roleplaying Game Subscriber. Pathfinder Society Member. 1,705 posts (2,181 including aliases). 3 reviews. 1 list. No wishlists. 2 Pathfinder Society characters. 12 aliases.


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Andoran

Male Human (Extraplanaer Subtype) Expert 10

Doom growls at Kid Wonder Fool! None may touch the person of Doom. He unleashes a hellish blast of force directly into the young hero's chest.

Power Attack! -5 to hit +5 Damage 1d20 + 10 - 5 ⇒ (12) + 10 - 5 = 17 Toughness Vs [20+5]=25

Andoran

Male Human (Extraplanaer Subtype) Expert 10

Doom sees the "burning man" fly by Storm? At last, the Four reveal themselves.

Twitch tries to kick it into high gear, only to send himself into a seizure.

Instinct, yes, you're dazed.

Whisp tries her other form, and Doom attempts a dodge. 1d20 + 6 ⇒ (6) + 6 = 12 Too slow! Will Save 1d20 + 10 ⇒ (20) + 10 = 30 However, he seems completely unaffected by her attempt.

Kid Wonder takes advantage of his momentary distraction, landing a solid blow against a nerve cluster on the back of Boom's neck.

Spoiler:
his Parry is 6 Fort 2, your attack is against his Parry defense so 29 beats 16, and it hits. You probably choose his Fort as the resisting stat, so...
1d20 + 2 ⇒ (20) + 2 = 22 Doom growls at the unexpected attack, but seems unaffected by it as well. When Kid Wonder makes contact with Doom, his force field sends a minor shock through the young man. (Make a DC 11 Fort save.)

Grab: after a successful roll, your opponent must make a resistance check against your strength or the strength of the grab effect, using the better of his Strength or Dodge. 1d20 + 6 ⇒ (12) + 6 = 18 Vs. DC 15 Doom bursts through the attempt to restrain him.

Andoran

Male Human (Extraplanaer Subtype) Expert 10

Doom watches as mutants attack, move, and surround him. As he watches, Psyforce smashes a car against him telekinetically. The car crumples against an invisible force field surrounding doom. (Between armor and force field at current setting, Doom has 16 ranks of Impervious Toughness, meaning your damage rank has to be higher than 8 to affect him with a Toughness effect.)

His reaction is swift and brutal as Instinct growls at him. He adjusts his armor's energy distribution and unleashes a mighty blast in Instinct's direction, much more powerful than the one he used on Kid Wonder.

1d20 + 10 ⇒ (16) + 10 = 26 Toughness save DC 24 Required

Four so called-superheroes, six, or a dozen. It matters not. Doom shall prevail.

(Apologies-Doom was Dazed, not Stunned)

Kid Wonder:

Spoiler:
Doom's Dodge, Parry, and Fort are lower than yours, his Toughness and Will higher. Pick 2 of those that you know exactly what they are.

Andoran

Male Human (Extraplanaer Subtype) Expert 10

Dodge 1d20 + 6 ⇒ (3) + 6 = 9 Fortitude 1d20 + 2 ⇒ (12) + 2 = 14 Doom is Stunned by the unexpected nature of the attack, and takes a -1 to any saves vs damage.

Kid Wonder was Staggered and applies a -1 to further saves vs damage.

Yes, Psyforce, use your TK stats.

Twitch, yes, it's best to post when you can and let me sort it out.

Catalyst creates her fire-man.

Andoran

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Thanks

Andoran

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Just wondering when I'll be able to download Bonekeep lvl 3 so I can prep to run it.

Andoran

Male Human (Extraplanaer Subtype) Expert 10

Surrender?! To children? I am Victor Von Doom, sovereign lord of Latveria. I do not surrender. Doom scoffs at Instinct. To Kid Wonder, he says You have no concept of Doom, child. Allow me to give you a taste of my capabilities.

1d20 + 10 ⇒ (11) + 10 = 21 Doom unleashes a repulsor blast from his armor, striking Kid Wonder dead in the chest. Make a DC 20 Toughness check.

Andoran

Male Human (Extraplanaer Subtype) Expert 10

I have to work from about 6 in the morning until 9:30 or so at night the next two days. I will try to get some posts in after work.

Andoran

Male Human (Extraplanaer Subtype) Expert 10

Doctor Doom Initiative 1d20 + 12 ⇒ (9) + 12 = 21

Whisp
Twitch
Doom
Instinct
Catalyst
Kid Wonder

People do seem to be clearing the area of their own accord, except for the police, someone shooting pictures, and one or two gawkers.

Doom seems to have noticed you now. Children, Richards? You send mere children against Victor Von Doom?

Andoran

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Tels wrote:
Nah, Wayne Reynolds always draws weird feet. Go look at all of the other iconics, they've got weird feet.

Wayne Reynolds: feet inspired by Rob Liefeld nsfw

Andoran

Male Human (Extraplanaer Subtype) Expert 10

Doom watches as Whisp flies around the area, momentarily distracted while everyone catches up. Something gives you the impression he is analyzing her energy form as he watches.

Whisp is probably relieved when she transforms back and is still wearing her uniform.

Andoran

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Additional information requested: If I opt to pick up my subscriptions at GenCon, when will my pdfs be available for download?

Andoran

Male Human (Extraplanaer Subtype) Expert 10

Instinct: Your senses sift through the crowds, focusing on the epicenter of the blast.. beyond the fear and adrenaline surrounding it, you make out a smell... ozone, carbon, metal, a really expensive cologne, and under all that, the smell of burnt flesh. He hears his voice (see Whisp and Psyforce below)

Twitch: You are too far away to have seen it, but you do get the comm signal.

Whisp and Psyforce: as the first on the scene, you see what Instinct smelled: A half dozen or so police cars, officers strategically using them for cover. One had been overturned and half blown up. In the center of the street, a man in some sort of armor and a green cape stands, his voice booming, full of pride, and with a slight European? accent Von Doom demands an audience with the ones you call the Fantastic Four.

Expertise: Current Events DC 10, Expertise: Politics DC 15, Intellect Check DC 20 to know stuff about Doom.

Andoran

Male Human (Extraplanaer Subtype) Expert 10

Meanwhile, about two blocks away from the group, there is a flash of light and a big "boom". Looks and sounds almost like a lightning strike, but the skies are clear.

Andoran

Male Human (Extraplanaer Subtype) Expert 10

Twitch moves faster than Catalyst's admonishment, zooming off at a thousand miles per hour. In the blink of an eye, he disappears into the city. Her words carry over the comms, however.

Twitch soon finds himself with a choice: try running on water or find a bridge. He can see the coastline of Jersey off in the distance.

Andoran

Male Human (Extraplanaer Subtype) Expert 10
Psyforce wrote:

did the can move as normal?

-Posted with Wayfinder

Oops, yes it did. Sorry, forgot to include that above.

Andoran

Male Human (Extraplanaer Subtype) Expert 10

The Professor's voice comes over your intercoms Whisp, you are to use codenames when in uniform. Even a first name could result in exposure to the school and its students.

How fast is Twitch running off?

Kid Wonder steps in front of a taxicab. The driver attempts to stop 1d20 + 2 ⇒ (18) + 2 = 20 vs DC 10. He leans out of the cab, yelling Watch where you're going you freak!

The business man startles and then gets red-faced, sternly saying to Whisp Young lady, do your parents know you're here, dressed like that?

Andoran

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Someone once called her a cow....no one has since,.

Andoran

Male Human (Extraplanaer Subtype) Expert 10

The examinations proceed exactly as described by Sikorsky, and the ladies are released with instructions to get changed into their uniforms and the boys summoned for their physicals. Once that is all completed, you meet outside the big round door with an X on it: the entrance to the Danger Room.

The Professor has entered a nearby chamber, which he has told you is the control center for the room. The door spins into the wall, revealing a metallic chamber about the size of two football fields.

Andoran

Male Human (Extraplanaer Subtype) Expert 10

Quick! Someone teach this bug some pronouns! :P

Andoran

Male Human (Extraplanaer Subtype) Expert 10

I'll check on all this after work. You people must be insomniacs. (I mean that in a good way :) )

Andoran

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Maccabee wrote:
"Sponsored by Brawndo Energy Drink! Order your XFC Comcast season pass today!!"

Linked, heh.

Andoran

Male Human (Extraplanaer Subtype) Expert 10

NSFW But Funny

Andoran

Male Human (Extraplanaer Subtype) Expert 10
Chris 114 wrote:

if the attack is PL6, then the DC should be 16? even at a -1 i should have passed with a 17? otherwise i dont get it.

toughness save dcs are 15+PL

Andoran

Male Human (Extraplanaer Subtype) Expert 10

heh heh heh :steeples fingers:

Andoran

Male Human (Extraplanaer Subtype) Expert 10

Spoiler:
Three and a half years ago, you felt the Professor's mind touch yours. In fact, you felt everyone on the planet connected at the same time. And there was something else that unified mind was directed towards... actually, directed against... something... alien. Until just now, when the Prof touched your mind during a moment nearing panic, you did not remember this....

Andoran

Male Human (Extraplanaer Subtype) Expert 10
Kid Wonder wrote:
After actually role playing the character for a bit, I'm going to need to rework his complications and possibly retag a chunk of his skills and abilities as enhanced traits if that's ok

Absolutely. I'm ok with people shifting their stuff around for about another week or so. I know for some people it's their first time with the system and you may find things don't shake out exactly as you expected them to. Let's make Saturday the 19th the final day for people to fiddle.

Hell, one early X-Men comic had Prof X using telekinesis under a different name.

Andoran

Male Human (Extraplanaer Subtype) Expert 10
Whisp wrote:
** spoiler omitted **

Whisp:

Spoiler:
Call it a Quirk Flaw worth 2 points.
Andoran

Male Human (Extraplanaer Subtype) Expert 10

I'm definitely not trying to rush anyone and I love the interplay we have going on. I also don't want to stall out because I haven't moved things forward. So please do feel free to continue the pre-orientation chatter too, and/or summarize and jump forward with me to the Prof's speech and your reactions to it.

Andoran

Male Human (Extraplanaer Subtype) Expert 10

Yeah, she'll have to make an attack roll against your dodge defense for that. Since She posted she was going to bed I'll do it for her 1d20 + 8 ⇒ (5) + 8 = 13 Looks ike Vincenzo and Jackson are able to move out of the way and the sammich sploshes against the wall.

Andoran

Male Human (Extraplanaer Subtype) Expert 10
Instinct wrote:


The way I am reading the power, I think we technically get a save against mind reading.

Mind Reading uses an opposed check system.. her roll+PL of Mind Reading vs your roll+Will. For right now, since her power is undetectable (subtle 2) and you guys aren't even aware of it, we'll treat it as if you're all taking 10/inactively defending. So her "result" of 18 vs your will+10. Anyone with less than 8 will has their surface thoughts read, anyone with less than 3 Will has their personal thoughts read. As soon as you're aware she's a telepath, or decide to start actively shielding your thoughts (say from Prof X), it will become the opposed roll situation.

Andoran

Male Human (Extraplanaer Subtype) Expert 10
Psyforce wrote:
Damn guys the board exploded this morning with 30 new posts :P

Nice to be off to such a great start, for sure.

Andoran

Male Human (Extraplanaer Subtype) Expert 10
Instinct wrote:


He presses forward to look closely at the lab, trying to identify the equipment.

Mike's impression is that the technology is not terrestrial in origin. Either that or it was designed by Reed Richards. Or maybe both.

Andoran

Male Human (Extraplanaer Subtype) Expert 10

There are actually three labs; one for physics, one for electronics, and one for chem/bio. The equipment is state of the art, actually beyond state of the art.

The labs look like something out of a science fiction movie, with what look like computers, only the screens are wafer thin and you don't see anyplace for floppy disks.

The door to the lab slides open as Mike approaches, and the lights turn on, as do the nearest monitors.

Andoran

Male Human (Extraplanaer Subtype) Expert 10

The elevator hums and glides softly downward, passing the basement and descending to the sub-basement. As the doors open, you see a corridor leading of either way, and a glass door straight across that seems to have a lab.

Several other doors and a few corridors slip off in various directions. At either end of the main corridor their are large metallic round doors with similar hand pads near them. One is labelled "Medical Bay" and the other "Shuttle to Hanger".

Andoran

Male Human (Extraplanaer Subtype) Expert 10

The pad traces a glowing line across Mike's hand.

An exotic-sounding, heavily accented female voice chimes Authorization not found. Access to sub-basement two is denied.

Andoran

Male Human (Extraplanaer Subtype) Expert 10

The elevator has buttons for 2,1,B, and SB1. There is also a pad about the size of a hand with SB2 emblazoned on it.

Andoran

Male Human (Extraplanaer Subtype) Expert 10
Samnell wrote:


I think I might be starting to chase my own math tail, so let me try it again from the ground up. Initiative and Quickness can stay as-is. I like him right around mach one as a safe speed, give or take a bit. It's a benchmark to work from, anyway. The internet tells me that's around 750 mph.

If I've read the rank & measure table right, an hour is time rank 9. I need to get from there to speed rank 17. 17-9=8 ranks of superspeed. Anything above that is all gravy and seizures. I still like madness of Speed 15 for the high end.

So I need to make 7 ranks of speed carrying the two flaws. Speed's a 1 point effect, so two -1 flaws bring it to 3 ranks per point. Rounding down, let's call it 6 ranks of dangerous speed. 2 points cost, DC 16 to resist seizures.

Putting it together:
Enhanced Initiative 4 (+20 to init), Quickness 8 (30 minutes -> 6 seconds), Speed 14 (8,000 mph) Unreliable & Side Effect on 6 Speed.
Side Effect: Affliction 6 (Fort DC 16). Conditions: Dazed (absence seizure/"blanking out"), Stunned (tonic-clonic/grand mal seizure), Incapacitated (Status epilepticus/continuous seizure)

4 initiative 4 points
8 quickness 8 points
8 safe speed 8 points
6 seizure speed 2 points
=22

I'm not sure which of us is right at this point. :) Any ideas? I'm can just go with the 18 points but I don't want to take advantage. The fix to twitch fighting (removing Str from the damage) will free up 4, which is...

You've got it right, there.

I was using HeroLab and it's not figuring out the math right with the partial flaws. I've read the sections on partial modifiers now for a better understanding of where it was going wrong.

(The 18 point total was with 2 ranks on the side effect-always happens- anyway.)

Andoran

Male Human (Extraplanaer Subtype) Expert 10

Regarding the rooms: each room does have bedding and space for two, but there's plenty of rooms (11 per dormitory area) for people to go solo if they prefer.

Andoran

Male Human (Extraplanaer Subtype) Expert 10

"Thought bubbles" are highly encouraged.

Most people do these by italicizing in pbp and I see we've got some good ones going already. Yay!

Andoran

Male Human (Extraplanaer Subtype) Expert 10

Gameplay thread opened, will be back from work in three hours or so.

Andoran

Male Human (Extraplanaer Subtype) Expert 10

The hot June sun blazes overhead as the limo drops you off at the front of the huge building that is to be both home and school for you for the foreseeable future.

Over the course of an hour, limos pull in, dropping off students one by one. Everyone is greeted by Professor Charles Xavier, who gently encourages them to find a room for their belongings, indicating which side of the mansion contains the boys' or girls' dormitory as appropriate. He indicates that there will be an official orientation meeting at 3:00 PM, and he encourages you to explore the grounds, meet with the other students, and, if hungry, prepare a snack from the kitchen or pantry. Dinner will be served at 5PM after orientation.

Andoran

Male Human (Extraplanaer Subtype) Expert 10
Whisp wrote:
Reckless wrote:


Whisp

Not sure what the Flickering Aura is or how it works or why it’s 12 points- normal partial concealment against all visual senses is a rank 4 and doesn’t provide a save…

I had originally thought Whisp was going to be able to fly so I approve of your WIP notes. (In fact, I originally thought she would fly and turn insubstantial) The team could use a flier.

In fact.. using your base stats and such as a template, here’s another version of Whisp you might like, or at least get some inspiration from:

Thanks very much for that! What you've worked out is much closer to my original concept, and looks more streamlined so I'll probably go with something very close to it (Flickering aura was just a description of the concealment effect). - Maybe just a small change to skills (combat ones).

I have NO idea whether the build will be effective in combat etc. but I tend to build for concept anyway not optimisation.

1 question with the build you posted,... Would the affliction and damage effects only work on a single target/round or on anyone touched (flown through)?

Cheers

Since it's a reaction, anyone touching or being touched would be affected. For balance purposes, I would say you can only attempt to affect any one individual once per round with it by touching/moving through them. Anyone touching you would be affected each time, though.

Andoran

Male Human (Extraplanaer Subtype) Expert 10

As Whisp pointed out, we won't need to have mechanics 100% to get started. Gameplay thread coming soon.

Andoran

Male Human (Extraplanaer Subtype) Expert 10

updated Whisp
Powers 20+14+50=84 not 66
if teleport attack is an alternate of Jump then 20+1+50=71

Andoran

Male Human (Extraplanaer Subtype) Expert 10

update Twitch notes

for some reason, I get Super-Speed as 18 (speed 15 minimizes to a cost of 6 apparently), not 17.

it looks like you spent 7 on defenses (2 Fort 5 Will)

Andoran

Male Human (Extraplanaer Subtype) Expert 10

X-Men Notes

These are notes from the characters as present at 5pm EST 7/13/14 I will revienw the updated Whisp and Twitch again...

Twitch
Your Abilities add up to 36 points, not 30
I get 20 points for supers-peed as written, not 30
Because your toughness is 3, your dodge and parry cannot be over 13; I would scale back Twitch Reflexes to +9 each (This will give you back 4 points)
Because Twitch Fighting Alternate is a burst area, damage cannot be greater than 8 (PL); I would decouple it from Strength based, so even if something affects your strength you can move fast enough to hurt everyone in a small area (and make it 8 ranks)

These changes leave you with 1 point, which I would use to get 2 ranks of close combat: twitch fighting or changing the skill allocation for close combat: unarmed and this point into 2 ranks of close combat advantage.

Instinct
Skills looks like 36 ranks for 13 points
Beast Form 12+12+12+12+4-12+2+1+5+3-1-2=48

However, you show 67 points in powers. (and 18+48=66) so it balances out with the extra point you put into skills.

Psyforce

Your telepathic array has a base cost of 14 and 5 alternates, making it 19 points not 18

Everything else looks good, but that put you over 1 point.

Whisp

Not sure what the Flickering Aura is or how it works or why it’s 12 points- normal partial concealment against all visual senses is a rank 4 and doesn’t provide a save…

I had originally thought Whisp was going to be able to fly so I approve of your WIP notes. (In fact, I originally thought she would fly and turn insubstantial) The team could use a flier.

In fact.. using your base stats and such as a template, here’s another version of Whisp you might like, or at least get some inspiration from:

Spoiler:

Whisp #2 - PL 8

Strength 0, Stamina 1, Agility 6/3, Dexterity 2, Fighting 1, Intellect 1, Awareness 2, Presence 2

Advantages
Agile Feint, Defensive Roll 4, Evasion, Improved Initiative, Move-by Action, Redirect, Uncanny Dodge

Skills
Acrobatics 6 (+12), Athletics 8 (+8), Close Combat: ???? 5 (+6), Insight 1 (+3), Perception 2 (+4), Ranged Combat: ???? 2 (+4)

Powers
Enhanced Trait: Enhanced Trait 20 (Traits: Agility +3 (+6), Dodge +5 (+11), Defensive Roll 4 +3 (+4), Will +3 (+5), Fortitude +3 (+4))

Whisp Form (Activation: Free Action)
. . Concealment: Concealment 4 (All Visual Senses; Partial)
. . Flight: Flight 5 (Speed: 60 miles/hour, 900 feet/round)
. . Insubstantial: Insubstantial 3 (Energy; Noticeable: Fuzzy, Glowing Energy, Permanent)
. . Stunning Body: Affliction 8 (1st degree: Dazed, 2nd degree: Stunned, DC 18; Accurate 3: +6, Affects Corporeal, Alternate Resistance (Dodge), Reaction 3: reaction(touch); Limited Degree)
. . . . Energy Body: Damage 6 (Alternate; DC 21; Accurate 3: +6, Affects Corporeal, Reaction 3: reaction(touch))

Offense
Initiative +10
Energy Body: Damage 6, +7 (DC 21)
Grab, +1 (DC Spec 10)
Stunning Body: Affliction 8, +7 (DC Dog/Fort/Will 18)
Throw, +2 (DC 15)
Unarmed, +1 (DC 15)

Languages
English

Defense
Dodge 11/6, Parry 1, Fortitude 4/1, Toughness 5/1, Will 5/2

Power Points
Abilities 24 + Powers 77 + Advantages 7 + Skills 12 (24 ranks) + Defenses 0 = 120

Kid Wonder

I think one or more of your powers must be missing (Enhanced Stamina+??) and that throws off several other things. (I’m guessing +4 to Stamina based on your Toghness and Fort) That would leave 3 points for whatever the other power/part of the power was.

Ability, Defenses, Skill, and Advantage expenditures look good.

Andoran

Male Human (Extraplanaer Subtype) Expert 10

I have a full day of work ahead of me and woke up late; I will respond as needed when I get back tonight. I will start the gameplay thread tomorrow.

Andoran

Male Human (Extraplanaer Subtype) Expert 10

Xavier would call you Lazarus :)

Andoran

Male Human (Extraplanaer Subtype) Expert 10

Having fun coming up with The Brotherhood.

Spoiler below contains names of Brotherhood members:

Spoiler:

Brickwall
Cricket
Crosshairs
Psisight
Touchtone

and, well, Magneto

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