Monday, October 29, 2018

A.R.G.U.S. Agents

Dex:   3   Str:   2   Body:    2
Int:   3   Will:  2   Mind:    3
Infl:  2   Aura:  2   Spirit:  3
Initiative: 08   Hero Points: 03

Real Name: Varies

Age: Varies
Marital Status: Varies
Motivation: Government Agents
Occupation: A.R.G.U.S Agent

Wealth: Government Agency level

Classification: Human

Family: Varies

Origin: Arrowverse (CW)

Powers: N/A

Skills: Vehicles: 3, Weapons: 2, Medicine (First aid): 02

Advantages: N/A

Drawbacks: N/A

UNDERSHIRT VEST [BODY 03, Blunting: 04, Limitation: Partial coverage (Vest), Drawback: Real armour].
Hand Grenade (BODY 1 Bomb 7 R#3)Laser Rifle [BODY 1, AV 4, EV 4, Range 7, Ammo 10, R#2] *Source: Based off Equipment in DC Core 3e

Designer Notes: Just some ARGUS throw aways, in case you need that type of support for your street games.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Slade Wilson

Dex:   10  Str:   6   Body:    7
Int:   8   Will:  9   Mind:   10
Infl:  6   Aura:  6   Spirit:  6
Initiative: 26   Hero Points: 75

Real Name: Slade Wilson

Age: 50 (1968)
Marital Status: Married, Estranged
Aliases: Deathstroke, and the Terminator
Motivation: Mercenary
Occupation:Mercenary; Ally of Team Arrow; ASIS agent (formerly); Member of the ASIS unit (formerly); Captain of the Amazo (formerly); Mastermind behind the Church of Blood (formerly); Leader of his army (formerly)

Wealth: 8

Classification: Human (modified), Mercenary (Ally of Team Arrow)

Family: Adeline Wilson (wife; estranged); Joe Wilson (son); Grant Wilson (son); Shado (former love interest; deceased)

Origin: Arrowverse (CW)

Powers*: Jumping 3; Regeneration 5; Systematic antidote 6 

*Powers due to Mirakuru

Skills: Acrobatics 9, Charisma 8, Detective 5, Martial artist 9, Military science 11, Thief 9, Vehicles 8, Weaponry 12.

Advantages: Connoisseurs; Iron nerves; Leadership; Lightning reflexes;  Omniconnections, Scholar (tactics); Eidetic Memory

Drawbacks: Age; Mistrust; Physical Restriction (one eye); Rage (Minor, possible lasting mirakuru effects); Traumatic Flashbacks (Possible Mirukuru, Seeing Shado)

Armor (BOD 10, Radio comm 7)
Power Staff (BOD 7 EV 3 Energy blast 11)
Pistol (BOD 5 EV 6 Range 5/8 with removable extended barrel which takes 1 phase Ammo 10, R#2)
Sword (BOD 6 EV 5)
Knives x2 (BOD 4 EV 3)
Grenades (BOD 2 Bomb 8 Ammo 1 R#2)
Flash Grenades (BOD 2 Flash 8 Ammo 1 R#2)

*Source: Based off Equipment in DC Core 3e

Designer Notes:One of my favorite characters, comic book wise and on the TV show, Manu plays this character perfectly and I really enjoy it. So I wanted to make sure he was a bad ass for my world as well.

Monday, May 7, 2018

Wild Dog

Dex:   5   Str:   4   Body:    5
Int:   4   Will:  5   Mind:    5
Infl:  3   Aura:  4   Spirit:  4
Initiative: 14   Hero Points: 25

Real Name: Rene Ramirez

Age: 31 (1987)
Marital Status: Widowed
Aliases: Wild Dog, Rene
Motivation: Seeking Justice
Occupation:Chief of Staff to the Mayor of Star City (formerly), Assistant to the Deputy Mayor (formerly), Navy SEAL (formerly; dis-Honorable discharged)

Wealth: 4

Classification: Human, Vigilante (New Team Arrow) 

Family: Laura Ramirez (wife; deceased); Zoe Ramirez (daughter)

Origin: Arrowverse (CW)

Skills: Acrobatics*: 5, Martial artist*: 5, Military Science: 5, Thief*: 5, Weaponry: 6

Advantages: Area Knowledge (Star City), Intensive Training; Lightning Reflexes; Scholar (Mechanics, Automotive)

Drawbacks: Secret Identity; Guilt (unable to protect family)

Body Armor [Body: 7]
Custom .45 Automatic (x2) [Body: 4, AV: 5, EV: 5, Ammo: 7, R#: 3]

*Source: Based off Equipment in DC Core 3e

Designer Notes: Okay, so this character is kind of in the DC universe, but totally different as far as background, name and most of his stats. I decided to write him on based on what I saw on the show and ignore most of which what was in the Who's Who. Not really a hard write up, but more so flavoring him towards Rene Ramirez and not Jack Wheeler.

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Anti-Vigilante Legislation of 2017 - AVL 9A.16.020

This really isn't a mechanic for your game but more so a flavor to add to your game, to basically put some realism or fear into the players of their character that being a masked Vigilante is against the law. You don't have to use this, but if you do, it will make the player's job even harder as they will have to be more creative with their character choices and be more sneaky in their crime fighting duties. Maybe they will think twice about going out to fight crime, when the police force is ordered to capture Vigilantes and bring them in. While I do a lot of street fighting level games, I will normally implement this law after a certain amount of time when the players get really comfortable with just out right doing things with their characters. While the people may respect the man behind the mask, and sometimes the law will as well, vigilante activity should be done in secret and from the shadows.

This also did happen on the show, when Oliver Queen because Mayor of Star City, but he put the vote to the people of Star City, and the measure passed by a landslide. While I could find no actual wording, or things defined based on the show, other then the name "Anti-Vigilante Legislation". I even made up the legislation number docket to make it seem more "official". Enjoy!

Anti-Vigilante Legislation (AVL 9A.16.020)

Any person caught fighting criminal activity within the limits of the city, taking "crime fighting" into their own hands, by using physical force to stop criminal activity that is above and beyond protecting themselves from immediate danger or protecting personal property will be considered obstructing justice and acting in an authoritative capacity which is not authorized by the city. Elected & Appointed officials are to arrest and detain Vigilante activity by any means necessary to uphold the laws of the city.

AVL 9A.16.020 allows use of force in these instances:
• When used to arrest someone who has committed a felony and deliver the suspect to a public officer.
• When used by a party about to be injured or about to suffer "malicious interference " to his own property. The force must be "not more than is necessary."
• When force is "reasonably" used by the owner of property to detain someone who unlawfully enters his property.

Vigilante Defined

A vigilante, also known as a "mask", is an individual who takes the law into their own hands, believing that the police and the court system are unable to or unreliable at bringing criminals to justice. However, not all vigilantes are fighting for justice, some do it out of personal revenge or antagonistic reasoning. It is also common for vigilantes to take on a moniker to be known by, some by personal choice and others by having been named by the public. Some vigilantes eventually gain a level of popularity and admiration from the general public that they begin to be seen as a "superhero". Despite the name suggesting this term is reserved for individuals with superhuman powers and abilities, it is also used to define individuals without any but instead rely on combat skills, intellect, or gadgetry.

Vigilante Justice

"Vigilante justice" is often rationalized by the concept that proper legal forms of criminal punishment are either nonexistent, insufficient, or inefficient. Vigilantes normally see the government as ineffective in enforcing the law; such individuals often claim to justify their actions as a fulfillment of the wishes of the community. Persons alleged to be escaping the law or above the law are sometimes the victims of vigilantism. Vigilante conduct involves varying degrees of violence. Vigilantes could assault targets verbally and/or physically, damage and/or vandalize property, or even murder individuals.

Friday, May 4, 2018

Black Siren

Dex:   6   Str:   2   Body:    4
Int:   5   Will:  5   Mind:    5
Infl:  3   Aura:  4   Spirit:  4
Initiative: 18   Hero Points: 55

Real Name: Laurel Lance (Earth Two)
Age: 33 (1985)
Marital Status: Single
Aliases:Black Siren, Siren
Motivation: Thrill Seeker
Occupation: Criminal, Member of Ricardo Diaz's criminal organization (formerly), Leader of her group (formerly), Member of Cayden James's criminal cabal (formerly), Member of Prometheus' team (formerly), Lieutenant in Zoom's group (formerly)

Wealth: 6

Classification: Meta-Human

Origin: Arrowverse (CW)

Powers: Sonic Beam: 9, Sonic Hearing: 7

Skills: Acrobatics*: 6, Martial artist: 4, Thief*: 6, Weaponry: 4

Advantages: Area Knowledge (Star City), Attractive, Luck

Drawbacks: Guilt (killing Vincent Soble), Irrational Fear, Mistrust, Uncertainty 

BO staff [Body: 5, EV: 3], Knife [Body:5, EV:3]

Designer Notes:This one I really had to think about when it came to all of her abilities on this write up. I invented the Sonic Hearing which she used during an episode in Season 6, but its based off of her Sonic Beam powers, not as strong though. I was looking at super hearing or something, but the way it was demonstrated, it looked like she was using her sonic powers to listen. Drawbacks, she has a lot of guilt over having to kill Vincent Soble in front of Black Canary II's eyes. Her Irrational Fear is that she will never truly be loved by anyone or will disappoint anyone that tries to love her such as her earth one father, which leads into her not trusting many people, if any at all. She is also shown signs of being very uncertain about the path she is taking right now with Ricardo Diaz.

Monday, April 30, 2018

Black Canary

Dex:   7   Str:   3   Body:    5
Int:   5   Will:  5   Mind:    5
Infl:  6   Aura:  4   Spirit:  5
Initiative: 18   Hero Points: 55

Real Name: Dinah Drake
Age: 20s (date unknown)
Marital Status: Single
Aliases:Black Canary II, Dinah
Motivation: Seeking Justice
Occupation: Former Lieutenant with Star City PD & former police detective of the Central City Police Department
Wealth: 5

Classification: Meta-Human, Vigilante

Origin: Arrowverse (CW)

Powers: Sonic Beam: 8

Skills: Acrobatics*: 7, Detective*: 5, Martial artist*: 7, Medicine (First aid): 5, Thief (Stealth): 4, Weaponry: 6

Advantages: Area Knowledge (Star City/Central City). Star City PD (Contact), Central City PD (contact), Sharp Eye

Drawbacks: Secret Identity, Irrational Decision Making (due to seeing her Vigilante die in front of her eyes), Irrational Hatred (Black Siren).

BO staff [Body: 5, EV: 3]

Designer Notes: This was another interesting write up, with not a lot to compare things to. So I went on my own and decided to look at the charts in the 3e book, decide based on what I've seen on the show and where it fell numbers wise. The Bo Staff, I kind of made up based on what I THOUGHT it would using the ones I've seen in the 3e book for Robin and Deathstoke as a base for it. Her disadvantages I got from the show as she has some messed up thinking right now due to her love dying in front of her eyes. Thinking about it, she probably could be Black Canary 3, as we've seen two others (Laurel and Sara). No I don't plan on writing up Laurel as Black Canary, but rather as Black Siren.