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Abraham van Helsing

November 25, 2010 Leave a comment

ABRAHAM VAN HELSING

Power Level: 5 (75 power points)
ABILITIES: STR: 10 (+0) DEX: 12 (+1) CON: 14 (+2) INT: 16 (+3) WIS: 16 (+3) CHA: 14 (+2)
SKILLS: Craft [Structural] 8 (+11), Craft [Chemical] 4 (+7), Knowledge [Arcane Lore] 8 (+11), Knowledge [Life Sciences] 4 (+7), Medicine 4 (+7), Notice 8 (+11), Profession [Physician] 4 (+6), Search 4 (+7), Sense Motive 4 (+7), Stealth 4 (+5), Survival 4 (+7)
FEATS: Artificer, Assessment, Attack Focus, [Melee] 1, Critical Strike, Dodge Focus 7, Equipment 3, Favored Opponent 3 [Vampires], Master Plan, Luck 2, Ultimate Effort [Will saves], All-out Attack

POWERS
— Equipment —
Leather coat – Protection 1
Dagger – Strike 2 (PF: Mighty, Thrown, Improved Critical)
Miscellaneous vampire hunting gear – Gadgets 1

COMBAT: Attack +2 (Melee +3, Ranged +2) Defense +7 (+0 flat-footed) Initiative +1
SAVES: Toughness +3 Fortitude +6 Reflex +4 Will +8

SUMMARY
Abilities 22 + Skills 15 (60 ranks) + Feats 22 + Powers 0 + Combat 4 + Saves 12 – Drawbacks 0 = 75

One Abram van Helsing in his vampire hunting glory. He only hits his caps when hunting vampires, and he isn’t terribly like to hit them. So he’ll be relying largely on his gadgets (as in the bag o’ stuff that he carries around) to try and trap, trick, and ultimately destroy Dracula. Funny when you consider that van Helsing isn’t even the one that kills the Dracula.

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Mordred

November 22, 2010 Leave a comment

MORDRED

POWER LEVEL: 10 (111 power points)
ABILITIES: TR: 13 (+1) DEX: 14 (+2) CON: 26 (+8) INT: 10 (+0) WIS: 12 (+1) CHA: 16 (+3)
COMBAT: Attack +4 (Melee +7, Swords +11), Defense +6 (+1 flat-footed), Initiative +6
SAVES: Toughness +14/+8, Fortitude +10, Reflex +6, Will +9
SKILLS: Bluff 4 (+7), Concentration 4 (+5), Diplomacy 4 (+7), Handle Animal 4 (+7), Intimidate 15 (+18), Knowledge [Tactics] 5 (+5), Notice 6 (+7), Ride 8 (+10), Sense Motive 6 (+7), Stealth 4 (+6)
LANGUAGES: English
FEATS: All-out Attack, Attack Focus [Melee] 3, Attack Specialization [Swords] 2, Equipment 4, Favored Opponent 2, Fearless, Improved Initiative 1, Minions 20, Power Attack, Quick Draw 1, Rage 2, Startle, Takedown Attack 2

— Equipment [18ep] —
Plate-and-Maille – Protection 6
Large shield – Shield 5
Broadsword – Strike 3 (PF: Improved Critical, Mighty)

COMPLICATIONS: Loyalty (Morgan le Fey), Rivalry (King Arthur), Enemy (The Knights of the Round Table

SUMMARY:
Abilities 31 + Skills 15 (60 ranks) + Feats 41 + Powers 0 + Combat 10 + Saves 14 – Drawbacks 0 = 111

Mordred is a monster in combat, swinging and hacking anything that comes into range. With his almost super-human ability to ignore blows he’ll happily wade into combat.

With Rank 20 Minioins Mordred has hundreds of soldiers at his beck and call, and he’s willing to use them. If he can get his mommy to let him out to play.

Merlin Ambrosious

November 21, 2010 Leave a comment

MERLIN

Power Level: 12 (211 power points)
ABILITIES: STR: 16 (+3) DEX: 10 (+0) CON: 18 (+4) INT: 26 (+8) WIS: 14 (+2) CHA: 16 (+3)
SKILLS: Bluff 8 (+11), Concentration 12 (+14), Craft (Chemical) 12 (+20), Craft (Structural) 8 (+16), Diplomacy 8 (+11), Gather Info 8 (+11), Intimidate 12 (+15), Knowledge (Arcane Lore) 16 (+24), Knowledge (History) 8 (+16), Knowledge (Physical Sciences) 8 (+16), Knowledge (Tactics) 8 (+16), Knowledge (Theology/Philosophy) 16 (+24), Perform (Singing) 4 (+7), Sense Motive 8 (+10), Sleight of Hand 8 (+8)
FEATS: Artificer, Attack Specialization (2), Animal Empathy, Fearless, Improvised Tools, Inspire 2, Luck 6, Master Plan, Ritualist

POWERS:
– Super-senses 7 [Precognition 4, Detect Magic 2, Magical Awareness 1]
– Immunity 1 (Aging)
– Supernatural Powers 12 (Base: Concealment)
[ap] Weather Control
[ap] Fog of Forgetfullness
[ap] Glamour
[ap] Obscure [visual]
[ap] Scrying
[ap] Teleport 12 (PF: Easy, Change Direction; F: Long Range)
– Force Field 12

DEVICES:
Merlin’s Staff – Device [Easy to Lose] 3
– Mystic Blast 15 (E: Penetrating; PF: Mighty; AP: Mighty Strike 4)
COMBAT: Attack +5 (Melee +5, Ranged +5, Mystic Blast +9) Defense 20 (15 flat-footed) Initiative +0
SAVES: Toughness +16 Fortitude +14 Reflex +7 Will +10

SUMMARY:
Abilities 40 + Skills 37 (148 ranks) + Feats 16 + Powers 63 + Combat 30 + Saves 25 – Drawbacks 0 = 211

Here’s Merlin presented for Mutants and Masterminds Second Edition. It was harder then I thought it would be. Funny, when you consider that he’s the inspiration for every single wizard, mage, or magic user from Gandalf to Doctor Strange. All things considered I decided that Merlin is a subtle person, he prefers to work behind the scenes without flashy shows of power. That said he’s certainly capable of tossing fireballs if he really wants.

Merlin’s powers are such that he can do most of the things that we know he can do in the Arthurian tales, at least from Le Morte d’Arthur forward. His primary power is the ability to see the future. In fact he always sees the future as it converges with the present. Thus he sees the fall of Arthur’s court long before it happens, but has no idea why its happening until it occurs.

Lancelot du Lac

November 20, 2010 Leave a comment

Lancelot du Lac

Power Level: 9 (109 power points)
Abilities: STR: 20 (+4) DEX: 14 (+2) CON: 16 (+3) INT: 12 (+1) WIS: 10 (+0) CHA: 16 (+3)
Skills: Bluff 8 (+11), Diplomacy 6 (+9), Intimidate 8 (+11) Knowledge (Tactics) 8 (+9), Ride 12 (+14), Sense Motive 4 (+4)
Feats: Accurate Attack, All-out Attack, Assessment, Benefit [Knight of the Round Table], Defensive Attack, Defensive Roll 2, Endurance 2, Equipment 4, Improved Block 1, Move-by Action, Power Attack
Equipment: Sword (5ep), Full plate (6ep), Large shield (7ep)
Combat: Attack +10 (Melee +10, Ranged +10), Defense 17 (12 flat-footed), Initiative +2
Saves: Toughness +11 (+9 flat-footed), Fortitude 14, Reflex 9, Will 6

Complications:
Obsession (Guinevere)
Responsibility (Arthur Pendragon)
Loyalty (Arthur Pendragon)

Summary:
Abilities 28 + Skills 13 (52 ranks) + Feats 16 + Combat 28 + Saves 24 – Drawbacks 0 = 109

Lancelot is described as the most skilled of Arthur’s knights. And certainly reads that way when stated out. He has all of the combat feats, and can manipulate his caps with extreme ease. If he needs to hit harder, get a better defense, or hit with deadly precision he’s certainly capable. He’s also equally skilled with a bow as he is with a sword.

If you’ve never read, seen, or heard some variation of Arthurian legend I’m going to ruin the story for you. Guinevere and Lancelot end up with each other, which tears Arthur’s court apart. So Lancelot has a problem with his complications. He loves Guinevere, but Arthur is as close to a brother as Lancelot has.

The Green Knight

November 19, 2010 Leave a comment

The Green Knight

THE GREEN KNIGHT

POWER LEVEL: 9 (124 power points)
ABILITIES: STR: 18 (+4) DEX: 14 (+2) CON: 28 (+9) INT: 10 (+0) WIS: 10 (+0) CHA: 16 (+3)
COMBAT: Attack +1 (Melee +3, Battleaxe +7, Battleaxe in the Green +9), Defense +7/+9 in the Green (+4 flat-footed), Initiative +2
SAVES: Toughness +9, Fortitude +12, Reflex +6, Will +8
SKILLS: Bluff 12 (+15), Gather Info 8 (+11), Intimidate 8 (+11), Notice 8 (+8), Ride 4 (+6), Sense Motive 8 (+8)
LANGUAGES: English
FEATS: Attack Focus [Melee] 2, Attack Specialization [Battleaxe] 2, Diehard, Equipment 4, Favored Environment 2 [The Green], Fearless, Fearsome Presence 4, Power Attack, Rage 1, Well-Informed

POWERS
Regeneration 8 [Resurrection: 1 round] (E: True Resurrection)
Anatomic Separation 1 [Head] (PF: Triggered [being killed])
Super-movement 3 [Permeate – full move] (F: Limited to earth)
Immunity (Suffocation) (F: Limited to use with Super-movement)

— Equipment [4ep] —
Battleaxe – Strike 3 (E: Mighty)

The Green Chapel:
Size: Large [2ep]
Toughness: +5
Features: Living space, Isolated[2ep]
 
SUMMARY:
Abilities 36 + Skills 12 (48 ranks) + Feats 19 + Powers 26 + Combat 16 + Saves 15 – Drawbacks 0 = 124

My Wiki-Fu and own reference books have linked the concept of the Green Man and the Green Knight together so I thought it would be fun to give Arthur and company a slightly more mystical aspect. How could I not with a kick ass picture like that to use?

The Green Knight has an HQ with the Green Chapel. The exact nature of the place is nebulous, but I’ve opted to make it a break in the forest with a shattered and ruined chapel at the centre. The place is of course always covered in soft green grass and the chapel itself is completely overgrown with moss and ivy making it green as well. The isolated part represents the fact that people do not approach the area because of its reputation.

Sir Gawain, The Bold

November 18, 2010 Leave a comment

“Galahad, Lancelot and I climb out of the Rabbit taking the French by surprise.”

SIR GAWAIN

POWER LEVEL: 9 (101 power points)
ABILITIES: STR: 18 (+4/+0), DEX: 14 (+2), CON: 16 (+3), INT: 16 (+3), WIS: 14 (+2), CHA: 16 (+3)
COMBAT: Attack +5 (Melee +9), Defense +9 (+2 flat-footed), Initiative +2
SAVES: Toughness +9, Fortitude +9, Reflex +5, Will +7
SKILLS: Bluff 6 (+9), Diplomacy 10 (+13), Investigate 6 (+9), Notice 8 (+10), Ride 8 (+10), Sense Motive 8 (+10)
LANGUAGES: English
FEATS: Assessment, Attack Focus [Melee] 4, Attractive 1, Benefit [Knight of the Round Table], Connected, Defensive Attack, Equipment 4, Fearless, Interpose, Master Plan, Takedown Attack 1

POWERS
Enhanced Strength 8 (F: Limited to daylight hours)
Boost [Strength] (E: Total Fade; F: Personal; PF: Progression 5 [1hr20min duration], Triggered [Noon])

— Equipment [18ep] —
Sword – Strike 3 (PF: Improved Critical, Mighty)
Plate-and-Maille – Protection 6
Shield – Shield 5

SUMMARY
Abilities 26 + Skills 12 (46 ranks) + Feats 17 + Powers 14 + Combat 18 + Saves 14 – Drawbacks 0 = 101

Gawain is a fun character. He’s a flawed, but utterly loyal man, and will protect Arthur to his dying breath. As part of the more fun legendary aspects of the character Gawain gets progressively stronger towards noon, and then progressively weaker as the sun sets. I’ve modelled this as Enhanced Strength during normal daylight hours and a triggered boost that happens at noon and wears off in a little better than an hour.

Galahad, The Pure

November 17, 2010 Leave a comment

GALAHAD, THE PURE

POWER LEVEL: 9 (106 power points)
ABILITIES: STR: 18 (+4) DEX: 14 (+2) CON: 16 (+3) INT: 12 (+1) WIS: 20 (+5) CHA: 16 (+3)
COMBAT: Attack +4 (Melee +11), Defense +9 (+2 flat-footed), Initiative +2
SAVES: Toughness +9, Fortitude +11, Reflex +7, Will +14
SKILLS: Diplomacy 8 (+11), Notice 8 (+13), Ride 8 (+10), Sense Motive 8 (+13), Survival 4 (+9)
LANGUAGES: English
FEATS:All-out Attack, Assessment, Attack Focus ]Melee] 7, Benefit [Knight of the Round Table, Sinless], Critical Strike, Defensive Attack, Equipment 4, Fearless, Move-by Action, Power Attack, Takedown Attack 2, Ultimate Effort [Will saves]

POWERS
— Equipment [18ep] —
Sword – Strike 3 [PF: Improved Critical, Mighty]
Plate-and-Maille – Protection 6
Shield – Shield 5

SUMMARY:
Abilities 36 + Skills 9 (36 ranks) + Feats 23 + Powers 0 + Combat 16 + Saves 22 – Drawbacks 0 = 106

And here we have Galahad. The literary inspiration for the knight in shining armour. He’s the only one of Arthur’s knights that is pure enough to actually touch the Grail. Pure usually means chaste, although in Galahad’s case he’s actually without sin, so on top of being a totally badass knight he’s the nicest guy you’ll ever meet. So nice in fact that upon finding the Grail he’s taken to heaven on the spot.