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Re: The Merge: Agents & Powers (Interest)

Post by Neo-Paladin » Mon Jan 02, 2017 7:15 am

Okay...I will make my final choices tomorrow. Anyone who is still missing a background, please put it in.

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Re: The Merge: Agents & Powers (Interest)

Post by StarGuard » Mon Jan 02, 2017 1:41 pm

Just wondered if you had rembered the voice mimicry ability of the T-800:)

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Re: The Merge: Agents & Powers (Interest)

Post by Bladewind » Mon Jan 02, 2017 2:15 pm

StarGuard wrote:Just wondered if you had rembered the voice mimicry ability of the T-800:)
Actually... had totally forgot that.

Also, going to post Remington here as well... Been thinking that the T800, while cool and all, is limited RP wise as a PC... Adaptive learning or not, it still responds to programing and isn't proactive... After a chat with Neo, this one may be a better fit, 12 foot tall robot or not.
Bladewind wrote: Image
image... minus the rifle
Remington
PL6/ 120 PP


Abilities
Strength 4,
Stamina 4,
Agility 1,
Dexterity 2,
Fighting 6,
Intellect 3,
Awareness 1,
Presence 1

Powers
Cybertronian Life Form: (18 points)
More than Meets the Eye: Morph 1,
Size: Growth 3,
Holographic Rider: Feature 1,
Mechanoid: Immunity 5 [Environmental Cold, Heat, Vacuum, Suffocation; Disease and Poison (Limited to Effects that target flesh based lifeforms)],
Language Databanks: Comprehend 3 [Speak/Read/Understand; Requires Data Connection/ Interface when acquiring new language, Check Required (Technology) DC 13],
Interface: Comprehend 1 [Machines]
Movement Modes: (11 points)
Ground Speed: Speed 6 [Limited – Usable only in motorcyle form],
Parkour: Movement 5 [Environmental Adaptation (Urban), Safe Fall, Sure Footed 2; Wall Crawling; 4 Ranks Limited to Moving In Urban Environment],
Perfect Balance: Movement 2 [Wall-Crawling, Limited to Upright Movement]
Sonic Powers: (32 points)
Sonic Immunity: Immunity 10 [Sonic Effects],
Sonic Masking: Concealment 2 [(Auditory)],
Blaster: Damage 7 [Ranged; Variable Descriptor – Sonic, Ballistic and Lasers]
Alt: White Noise: Nullify 7 [(Radio Communications; Burst Area (Effect Remains in the Area), Concentration; Close Range]
Alt: Radio Comms: Communication 3

Equipment
Sensory Array
Sensors: Senses 8 [Extended Vision 2, Low Light Vision, Dark-Vision, Distance Sense, Direction Sense, Ultravision]
Weapons
Energon Blade: Damage 2 [Strength Based]

Advantages
Defensive Roll 1,
Assessment,
Equipment 2,
Well-Informed,
Benefit 1 [Resourceful (As per Inventor, but use Investigation and Persuasion)]

Skills
Acrobatics 3 (+4),
Athletics (+4),
Deception (+1),
Expertise: Current Events 1 (+4),
Insight (+1),
Intimidation (+2),
Investigation 4 (+7),
Perception 4 (+5),
Persuasion 6 (+7),
Ranged Combat: Blaster 3 (+5),
Stealth (+1),
Technology 3 (+6)

Offense
Initiative +1
Unarmed +6, Damage 4
Blaster +5, Damage 7
Energon Blade +6, Damage 6

Defense
Dodge 6,
Parry 6
Toughness 5 (Def Roll 1),
Fortitude 4,
Will 8

Power Points
Abilities 32 + Powers 61 + Advantages 5 + Skills 8 + Defenses 14 = Total 120

Complications
:arrow: Freshly Minted: Although showing strong Autobot tendencies, he was sparked during a battle with the Autobots and Decepticons over the Allspark. He is often taken for an Autobot but has no real idea of the scope of the conflict. He is watching all the lore though...
:arrow: 12 Foot Robot: In humanoid form, he`s twelve feet tall. And made of metal. People tend to react to that...
:arrow: Vulnerable - Magnetics - The DC of any save versus a magnetic attack is increased by 5

Design Notes
:arrow: Wanted to try another Transformer type, at a lower PL.
:arrow: Since I'm obsessed with the Merge universe... PL 6/ 120 PP, Skills at 3:1. 1 Social Advantage per rank of Presence
:arrow: The only way I could make the points fit the concept was to make the Sense powers Equipment...
:arrow: I envision, but have not found a pic I like... a male version of Transformers Prime Arcee, in black and white...
:arrow: Resourceful is a Benefit, AFAIK, that is of my own creation adaptation... its essentially the Inventor Advantage using different skills...
:arrow: In working on the Morph aspect for this one, I hemmed and hawed a little, but went with Morph 1. Transformers for the most part don`t re-image frequently. They really pass as one vehicle and stay that way. On Cybertron, their Transforming isn`t even a disguise for the most part, but just how they get around...
:arrow: I chose Remington Steel as a placeholder name, but the more I think about it, the more I like it for this character... Shortened it to Remington. I imagine he'll be call Remi...

Background
Remington, as the complication notes, is freshly minted... His chassis is almost literally just off the assembly line and he was "born" during a battle between Autobots and Decepticons. He remained in motorcycle form while attempting to learn more of what he was, and managed to avoid becoming the feral transformers we saw in the Transformers movie.

He was detected by (insert Agency name) and approached by (power armor type). Downloading language and personality components, he stood for the first time in humanoid form and found himself... recruited.

The Energon supply is great, the missions are learning opportunities and the downtime provides access to insane amounts of material to absorb and learn...
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Re: The Merge: Agents & Powers (Interest)

Post by drothgery » Mon Jan 02, 2017 2:36 pm

PL6 version of my proposal with her treecat as a sidekick rather than a minion ...

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(This is Honor Harrington and Nimitz; Shannon doesn't really look much like Honor, and is not a starship captain, so does not have a white beret, but it's probably the closest I'm going to find. Sherlock does look a lot like Nimitz by human standards, though he's a couple of decades younger.)

Lt. Cmdr. Shannon Bradley - PL 6

Strength 0, Stamina 0, Agility 2, Dexterity 2, Fighting 2, Intellect 4, Awareness 3, Presence 3

Advantages
Assessment, Connected*, Contacts*, Eidetic Memory, Equipment 1, Hide in Plain Sight, Languages 1, Precise Attack (Ranged, Concealment), Precise Attack (Ranged, Cover), Quick Draw, Sidekick 18, Skill Mastery: Investigation, Skill Mastery: Technology, Taunt*, Teamwork

* Presence bonus advnatages

Skills
Close Combat: martial arts 4 (+6), Deception 7 (+10), Insight 7 (+10), Investigation 8 (+12), Perception 7 (+10), Persuasion 7 (+10), Ranged Combat: Honorverse firearms 4 (+6), Sleight of Hand 7 (+9), Stealth 7 (+9), Technology 8 (+12)

Powers
Intelligence Minicomp (Easily Removable)
. . Analytics: Quickness 5 (Perform routine tasks in -5 time ranks; Limited to One Task: Investigating, Notes: 2pp)
. . Aura Reader (AP): Senses 2 (Tracking: "scent" 2: full speed, Notes: tracks airborne traces of genetic material)
. . Security (AP): Quickness 5 (Perform routine tasks in -5 time ranks; Limited to One Task: Computer Security)
Light Tactical Armor (Removable)
. . Enhanced Trait 12 (Traits: Fortitude +5 (+6), Dodge +3 (+6), Parry +3 (+6), Advantages: Hide in Plain Sight, Notes: 12pp)
. . Protection 6 (+6 Toughness, Notes: 6pp)
Prolong: Immunity 1 (Aging, Notes: 3rd-gen prolong recipients will live to ~300 before dying of old age; 1pp)
Pulser: Damage 6 (Easily Removable, ballistic, DC 21; Increased Range: ranged, Multiattack, Penetrating 6, Notes: 14pp)
Treecat bond: Senses 1 (Communication Link: mental, Notes: with Sherlock; 1pp)

Equipment
Concealable Microphone, Mini-tracer, Restraints, Wrist comm 2

Offense
Initiative +2
Grab, +2 (DC Spec 10)
Pulser: Damage 6, +6 (DC 21)
Throw, +2 (DC 15)
Unarmed, +6 (DC 15)

Complications
Motivation: Patriotism: Shannon is an officer in Royal Manticoran Navy's Office of Naval Intelligence, and a native of the planet Manticore. She's strongly motivated to help what's crossed over of the Star Empire surive in this strange merged universe.
Prejudice: Orangazitons that remind Shannon of the old People's Republic of Haven, the Solarian League, and/or the Mesan Alignment are deeply distrusted by her. She knows that individuals are not organizations, but this can give her problems.
Prejudice: As a third-generation prolong recipient in her late 40s, she looks like she's in her early 20s to humans who don't have prolong or something similar.
Relationship: Shannon is bonded to Sherlock, and will take extraordianry risks to protect him.

Languages
Manticoran English, Treecat Sign Language (ASL-based)

Defense
Dodge 6/3, Parry 6/3, Fortitude 6/1, Toughness 6, Will 6

Power Points
Abilities 32 + Powers 32 + Advantages 31 + Skills 22 (66 ranks) + Defenses 6 = 123

Background: Shannon Bradley was born on Manticore during the long build-up to the first Manticore-Haven war. She was assigned to the Office of Naval Intelligence upon graduating from the Manticoran Naval Academy on Saganami Island, and has served for 26 years in both field and desk analyst assignments.

She is one of the few RMN officers bonded to a treecat; she acquired Sherlock (or Looks Under Leaves to other treecats) during a ski trip to Sphinx early in her career.

Over the course of the Manticore-Haven wars, she lost many of her friends in the fighting, which has made her less than completely accepting of the recent peace, even knowing as much as anyone on Manticore about what led to the second war.

When the Merge interrupted Prince Roger's wedding, the (somewhat reduced) Star Empire of Manticore sent a delegation to Earth Prime to learn more about the universe they found themselves in. Shannon was assigned as a liaison officer to the DEO.
Sherlock - PL 6

Strength 0, Stamina 2, Agility 6, Dexterity 6, Fighting 5, Intellect 3, Awareness 5, Presence 0

Advantages
Defensive Roll 3, Fast Grab, Grabbing Finesse, Improved Critical: claws, Improved Disarm, Improved Initiative, Languages 1, Move-by Action, Tracking, Uncanny Dodge

Skills
Close Combat: claws 1 (+6), Insight 6 (+11), Perception 6 (+11), Stealth 2 (+9)

Powers
Arboreal: Movement 1 (Wall-crawling 1: -1 speed rank; Limited: Cannot climb ceilings or perfectly sooth surfaces)
Claws: Damage 2 (DC 17)
Teecat bond: Senses 1 (Communication Link: mental, Notes: with Shannon)
Tough hide: Protection 1 (+1 Toughness)
Treecat empathy: Mind Reading 6 (DC 16; Limited to Emotions)
Treecat size: Shrinking 1 (+1 Stealth; Innate; Permanent)
Treecat telepathy: Feature 1 (Notes: Treecats are full telepaths with other treecats, and possibly other telepaths; 1pp)

Offense
Initiative +10
Claws: Damage 2, +6 (DC 17)
Grab, +5 (DC Spec 16)
Throw, +6 (DC 15)
Treecat empathy: Mind Reading 6 (DC Will 16)
Unarmed, +6 (DC 15)

Complications
Prejudice: Because Sphinxian treecats look like large, six-legged cats and can't speak human languages, humans from outside the Manticore binary system often don't realize they're fully sentient, tool-using creatures
Relationship: Sherlock is bonded to Shannon, and will take extraordianry risks to protect her.

Languages
Manticoran English (read, write, & understand only), Treecat Sign (ASL)

Defense
Dodge 6, Parry 5, Fortitude 5, Toughness 6/3, Will 6

Power Points
Abilities 54 + Powers 15 + Advantages 12 + Skills 5 (15 ranks) + Defenses 4 = 90

Background: Even by treecat standards, Looks Under Leaves was an incredibly curious 'cat. He is considerably younger than his clanmate Laughs Brightly (aka Honor Harrington's Nimitz). His bondmate's interest in detective stories may have been what led her to name him Sherlock, but it seems to have been well deserved; he's been invaluable in much of her work.
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Re: The Merge: Agents & Powers (Interest)

Post by StarGuard » Mon Jan 02, 2017 2:45 pm

Have to agree on the limitations of playing an automaton like a T-800. I'm sure it can be done but would take much effort. Very cool factor but lacks the kind of motivations that make a character you want to keep going back to.

Finally tweaked the last of Hannibal's build after nixing the arsenal for a handgun suited for vampire hunting. Just wish I could figure how to use Split with Equipment. Regardless he's a pretty kick ass private detective now who specializes in the supernatural. Even slapped a cameo of the Winchesters in his background if that's allowed? I'm not a natural wisecracker, which might be for the best. I've got a number of one-liners waiting in the wings. I'm pretty certain its better to go for the flavor than the whole enchilada. I've seen too many attempts at a Deadpool type character get stale after too short a period of time.

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Re: The Merge: Agents & Powers (Interest)

Post by Bladewind » Mon Jan 02, 2017 2:56 pm

Deadpool... totally agree there. People have a tendency to play Deadpool the way they think he should be played instead of sticking to his script as it were.

Thanks for the catch on the Voice Mimicry... Chose to make the Bulletproof (Small Arms Fire) a one point quirk to get the point for the Mimicry...

I will review the final entries (regardless whether or not Neo chooses to include either of my characters...) when he makes his decision.
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Re: The Merge: Agents & Powers (Interest)

Post by Camus » Mon Jan 02, 2017 3:25 pm

Bladewind wrote:Build Review
Camus wrote:Hatori Zensou of the Black Hand
:arrow: I generally ask for a line summary of power points spent so that I can make sure we balance throughout. Minor nitpick though.
:arrow: What PL did you choose? (I believe 8/90)
:arrow: I think you forgot to account for skills being 3:1 instead of 2:1.
:arrow: Weapons of the Black Hand... I come to 26 on the base power, 23 for the alternate (so 1 PP), and -12 Easily Removable... I get 15, not 17 for total point expenditure
:arrow: Katabira Of the Black Hand - You call it a device, but did not take any points for Removable.
:arrow: Although I don't generally comment on complications, his disgust with tech seems a little off to me. Its far too broad - basic tools, his weapons, clothing... it all comes from tech. Is there a specific level of tech that he does not like?
:arrow: Interesting concept, I'd personally like some more background.
Ill get that summary up. So I basically have more points?? Great!
I was referring to electrónic tech,my mistake.
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Re: The Merge: Agents & Powers (Interest)

Post by kirinke » Mon Jan 02, 2017 7:01 pm

One of the things you gotta remember when playing a wisecracker is that you need to be able to poke fun at your own character and their antics, not just at others. Like when you roll a bad score on a attack.

"She's up at bat, bases loaded, batta, batta, batta! She swings and...." watches as the laser beam goes wide of the mark.

"And there is no joy in mudville tonight. Le sigh." she shook her head. "Next time, I'll get you and your little monster thing too! I just need to get closer! And get a better gun! And possibly more range practice, yeah!"

Comedy is not just one liners. :D

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Re: The Merge: Agents & Powers (Interest)

Post by Shadow13 » Mon Jan 02, 2017 7:38 pm

Bladewind wrote:
StarGuard wrote:Just wondered if you had rembered the voice mimicry ability of the T-800:)
Actually... had totally forgot that.

Also, going to post Remington here as well... Been thinking that the T800, while cool and all, is limited RP wise as a PC... Adaptive learning or not, it still responds to programing and isn't proactive... After a chat with Neo, this one may be a better fit, 12 foot tall robot or not.
Bladewind wrote: Remington
PL6/ 120 PP


Abilities
Strength 4,
Stamina 4,
Agility 1,
Dexterity 2,
Fighting 6,
Intellect 3,
Awareness 1,
Presence 1

Powers
Cybertronian Life Form: (18 points)
More than Meets the Eye: Morph 1,
Size: Growth 3,
Holographic Rider: Feature 1,
Mechanoid: Immunity 5 [Environmental Cold, Heat, Vacuum, Suffocation; Disease and Poison (Limited to Effects that target flesh based lifeforms)],
Language Databanks: Comprehend 3 [Speak/Read/Understand; Requires Data Connection/ Interface when acquiring new language, Check Required (Technology) DC 13],
Interface: Comprehend 1 [Machines]
Movement Modes: (11 points)
Ground Speed: Speed 6 [Limited – Usable only in motorcyle form],
Parkour: Movement 5 [Environmental Adaptation (Urban), Safe Fall, Sure Footed 2; Wall Crawling; 4 Ranks Limited to Moving In Urban Environment],
Perfect Balance: Movement 2 [Wall-Crawling, Limited to Upright Movement]
Sonic Powers: (32 points)
Sonic Immunity: Immunity 10 [Sonic Effects],
Sonic Masking: Concealment 2 [(Auditory)],
Blaster: Damage 7 [Ranged; Variable Descriptor – Sonic, Ballistic and Lasers]
Alt: White Noise: Nullify 7 [(Radio Communications; Burst Area (Effect Remains in the Area), Concentration; Close Range]
Alt: Radio Comms: Communication 3

Equipment
Sensory Array
Sensors: Senses 8 [Extended Vision 2, Low Light Vision, Dark-Vision, Distance Sense, Direction Sense, Ultravision]
Weapons
Energon Blade: Damage 2 [Strength Based]

Advantages
Defensive Roll 1,
Assessment,
Equipment 2,
Well-Informed,
Benefit 1 [Resourceful (As per Inventor, but use Investigation and Persuasion)]

Skills
Acrobatics 3 (+4),
Athletics (+4),
Deception (+1),
Expertise: Current Events 1 (+4),
Insight (+1),
Intimidation (+2),
Investigation 4 (+7),
Perception 4 (+5),
Persuasion 6 (+7),
Ranged Combat: Blaster 3 (+5),
Stealth (+1),
Technology 3 (+6)

Offense
Initiative +1
Unarmed +6, Damage 4
Blaster +5, Damage 7
Energon Blade +6, Damage 6

Defense
Dodge 6,
Parry 6
Toughness 5 (Def Roll 1),
Fortitude 4,
Will 8

Power Points
Abilities 32 + Powers 61 + Advantages 5 + Skills 8 + Defenses 14 = Total 120

Complications
:arrow: Freshly Minted: Although showing strong Autobot tendencies, he was sparked during a battle with the Autobots and Decepticons over the Allspark. He is often taken for an Autobot but has no real idea of the scope of the conflict. He is watching all the lore though...
:arrow: 12 Foot Robot: In humanoid form, he`s twelve feet tall. And made of metal. People tend to react to that...
:arrow: Vulnerable - Magnetics - The DC of any save versus a magnetic attack is increased by 5

Design Notes
:arrow: Wanted to try another Transformer type, at a lower PL.
:arrow: Since I'm obsessed with the Merge universe... PL 6/ 120 PP, Skills at 3:1. 1 Social Advantage per rank of Presence
:arrow: The only way I could make the points fit the concept was to make the Sense powers Equipment...
:arrow: I envision, but have not found a pic I like... a male version of Transformers Prime Arcee, in black and white...
:arrow: Resourceful is a Benefit, AFAIK, that is of my own creation adaptation... its essentially the Inventor Advantage using different skills...
:arrow: In working on the Morph aspect for this one, I hemmed and hawed a little, but went with Morph 1. Transformers for the most part don`t re-image frequently. They really pass as one vehicle and stay that way. On Cybertron, their Transforming isn`t even a disguise for the most part, but just how they get around...
:arrow: I chose Remington Steel as a placeholder name, but the more I think about it, the more I like it for this character... Shortened it to Remington. I imagine he'll be call Remi...

Background
Remington, as the complication notes, is freshly minted... His chassis is almost literally just off the assembly line and he was "born" during a battle between Autobots and Decepticons. He remained in motorcycle form while attempting to learn more of what he was, and managed to avoid becoming the feral transformers we saw in the Transformers movie.

He was detected by (insert Agency name) and approached by (power armor type). Downloading language and personality components, he stood for the first time in humanoid form and found himself... recruited.

The Energon supply is great, the missions are learning opportunities and the downtime provides access to insane amounts of material to absorb and learn...
Found what I think your robot form should look like. https://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/pro ... ode=retail

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Re: The Merge: Agents & Powers (Interest)

Post by Bladewind » Mon Jan 02, 2017 8:41 pm

Perfect. Thanks !
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Re: The Merge: Agents & Powers (Interest)

Post by StarGuard » Tue Jan 03, 2017 6:23 am

kirinke wrote:One of the things you gotta remember when playing a wisecracker is that you need to be able to poke fun at your own character and their antics, not just at others. Like when you roll a bad score on a attack.

Comedy is not just one liners. :D
:D Good thoughts. As a wise ass I'm a bit of an apprentice. At comedic self-deprecation I'm an old hand ;)

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Re: The Merge: Agents & Powers (Interest)

Post by Flynnarrel » Tue Jan 03, 2017 7:01 am

Shadow13 wrote: Found what I think your robot form should look like. https://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/pro ... ode=retail
I'd buy him for $94.99 US
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Re: The Merge: Agents & Powers (Interest)

Post by MacynSnow » Tue Jan 03, 2017 5:43 pm

Flynnarrel wrote:
Shadow13 wrote: Found what I think your robot form should look like. https://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/pro ... ode=retail
I'd buy him for $94.99 US
meh,seem's a tough on the high side there Fly.....maybe $59.95 US if he came with a second one ;)

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Re: The Merge: Agents & Powers (Interest)

Post by Bladewind » Wed Jan 04, 2017 12:29 am

Yeah, but you're a self described cheapskate. ;)
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Re: The Merge: Agents & Powers (Interest)

Post by Flynnarrel » Wed Jan 04, 2017 12:54 am

Yeah, under $100 for a limited edition Cybertronian? That's a steal! :)
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