[2.5e] Freedom City Adventures - OOC

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[2.5e] Freedom City Adventures - OOC

Post by badpenny » Sun Nov 13, 2016 4:03 pm

I have a set of extensive house rules that I want to use for a 2e Freedom City campaign. I'm calling it M&M 2.5.

You can see the relative degree attack bonus, damage roll, etc. in use in the Aranea Vs Doc Ock and Assault on Hochwanner fights available from my build page.

It'll be PL 10/150 and I'm looking for costumed comic book/four color characters. No characters from other genres (anime, urban fantasy, etc). This is Freedom City, people, so look the part.

What I'm really interested in are flexible players who want to tinker with the system and have fun exploring the FCU.

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Palooka Joe (FuzzyBoots)
Power Core (ZenGypsy)
Punchline (Doctor Malsyn)
Zephyr (CaptainChaos)

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Re: M&M 2.5 Playtest Arena

Post by Shock » Sun Nov 13, 2016 4:35 pm

For a proper playtest, you might want to start with pre-gen builds so you can get the basics down.

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Re: M&M 2.5 (Lite) Playtest Arena

Post by badpenny » Sun Nov 13, 2016 7:10 pm

- see house rules -
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Re: M&M 2.5 (Lite) Playtest Arena is Recruiting

Post by FuzzyBoots » Sun Nov 13, 2016 8:04 pm

Can you summarize the Lite rules? I don't know that I have that annual.

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Re: M&M 2.5 (Lite) Playtest Arena is Recruiting

Post by badpenny » Sun Nov 13, 2016 8:23 pm

- see house rules -
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Re: M&M 2.5 (Lite) Playtest Arena is Recruiting

Post by ZenGypsy » Sun Nov 13, 2016 9:31 pm

Just to see if I have the Lite-rules right, in going to throw out a quick concept.

Let's take James Jamison, a 13-yo public school student in Freedom City. In a field trip to the Museum of Natural History the Saurials, a race of evolved dinosaurs attack! Their goal, a relic from Kaiju Island.

Thankfully the Atom family are there to save the kids from Public School 13. But not before one of the Saurials cracks the relic and James is exposed to the mysterious Kaiju energy, forever transforming him into Dino-man!

Strength +2(+12), Dexterity +2, Constitution +4(+14), Intelligence +0, Wisdom +2, Charisma +4

Toughness: +14, Fort: +19, Reflex: +7, Will: +7

Trained Skills; Bluff, Computers, Expertise: Pop Culture, Persuasion, Sense Motive

Feats; Contacts, Improved Initiative, Luck 2, Taunt

Powers: Attack; Enhanced Trait: Strength +10
Defense: Enhanced Trait:. Constitution +10
Miscellaneous: Enhanced Skill: Athletics, Intimidation, Perception, Survival, 1 TBD
Miscellaneous: Enhanced Feats: All Out Attack, Improved Grapple, Power Attack, Startle, Take Down
Miscellaneous: Senses 10: Accurate, Acute, Radius Scent, Danger Sense, Dark Sight, Tracking 2 (Scent)

Forgive the formatting, phone post. World I be assuming Attack & Defense were called to bring me to PL 10?

Again just curious and what to see if I have the Lite-rules concept right.

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Re: M&M 2.5 (Lite) Playtest Arena is Recruiting

Post by badpenny » Sun Nov 13, 2016 10:59 pm

- see house rules -
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Re: M&M 2.5 (Lite) Playtest Arena is Recruiting

Post by ZenGypsy » Mon Nov 14, 2016 12:57 am

Originally I posted Dinoman as an example, but now I kinda like him! I may change his name to Donald, and have his heroic, dinosaur form be called Ankylo-Don, if only because it amuses me.

As he had relatively normal stats, and skills before they get beefed up with his Enhanced Traits, Skills, Feats & Senses, I may say he can switch back and forth between scrawny thirteen year old, and his Saurial form.

I even found a picture I like, which puts him squarely into the Powerhouse role.

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I'll edit a final copy into this post when I get back to my lap top layer tonight or tomorrow afternoon.

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Re: M&M 2.5 (Lite) Playtest Arena is Recruiting

Post by badpenny » Mon Nov 14, 2016 1:00 am

I'd prefer costumed hero types to better fit the Freedom City universe; that picture conjures something villain-ish over heroic.
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Re: [2e] Freedom City Campaign (extensive house rules)

Post by badpenny » Fri Dec 02, 2016 5:50 pm

I've updated the OP with a new proposal, for any that might be interested.
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Re: [2e] Freedom City Adventures (extensive house rules) - recruiting

Post by Doctor Malsyn » Fri Dec 02, 2016 6:00 pm

Hmm... Ya know what, sure, I'll dot my interest. I'll review your houserules and see about tossing up a submission later on.
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Re: [2e] Freedom City Adventures (extensive house rules) - recruiting

Post by FuzzyBoots » Fri Dec 02, 2016 6:42 pm

Without the Lite rules, I'm willing to give this a try. How would you feel about me pitching Palooka Joe, an accuracy-shifted gadgeeter who is a showcase of his company's products, which is attempting to market super-science devices to the masses? Heroic in his actions, of course, but also prone to cutting a commercial for his devices on the spot. :-P He was a character in a book I read recently, and I rather enjoyed the concept.

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Re: [2e] Freedom City Adventures (extensive house rules) - recruiting

Post by badpenny » Fri Dec 02, 2016 7:16 pm

Let's see what you come up with.
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Re: [2e] Freedom City Adventures (extensive house rules) - recruiting

Post by Doctor Malsyn » Fri Dec 02, 2016 7:37 pm

There's one thing that confuses me about your home rules, while everything else makes at least a vague amount of sense. What exactly do you mean by "Note: Once an effect hits 4pp/rank it's PL drops by 2."?
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Re: [2e] Freedom City Adventures (extensive house rules) - recruiting

Post by badpenny » Fri Dec 02, 2016 7:51 pm

Doctor Malsyn wrote:There's one thing that confuses me about your home rules, while everything else makes at least a vague amount of sense. What exactly do you mean by "Note: Once an effect hits 4pp/rank it's PL drops by 2."?
e.g., Mental Blast (4pp/rank) is limited to 8 ranks for a PL 10 game.
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