Friday, November 14, 2008

Character Stats: Kineticist

Hey all. Sorry it's been so long since I've posted. Suffice to say, I've been swamped since exams (studying for another one), not to mention preparing to get married. I think you have to be some sort of hero to just survive that .... Not just physically (heavy suits and dresses in potentially 30-40 degree weather), but mentally (dealing with photographers that won't call back, dress-makers that lose dresses, and so on). Let's just say I won't be sorry to just be married and move on. My fiance has been a whole lot of awesome about the whole thing. She's been organising it since January, and therefore there's actually surprisingly little for me to really do (just confirming things, and running around after musicians). So, yeah. Hopefully it'll all go well. November 30th = the big day.

Anyway, on to why you're actually here. I was thinking about doing a little actual play example, so I figured I'd create a quick and easy character to beat up some bad guys with. One of the beautiful things about M&M is the hero archetypes. It makes it so easy to build a character and customise it to your liking without hours and hours of prep time.

I have just been watching Heroes Season 1, so I had the idea of building a Kinetic Controller (aka. one of Sylar's powers). So, turning to page 18 of the core rulebook, and picking Kinetic Control as the energy control power, I have my ready-made hero. A bit of tweaking of abilities and skills (I wanted someone who relied more on reflexes and intelligence), and I'm done. This guy can blow your face off with a kinetic blast, deflect your bullets with a force-field, and fly away when he's done. For more infiltrative missions, he's got good computer use, and his Dex gives him a decent stealth.

So, here they are. All he needs is a back-story, a motivation and one of Greywulf's awesome DAZ renders, and he's good to go.

Kineticist, PL 10, 150pp

STR 12, DEX 20, CON 12, INT 16, WIS 12, CHA 10
Tough +11/+1 (without forcefield), Fort +6, Ref +14, Will +5
Attack +10, Defense +5, Init +5

Acrobatics +13, Computers +11, Concentration +9, Notice +5, Profession: Computer Engineer +5
Accurate Attack, All-out Attack, Power Attack, Precise Shot, Quick Change, Acrobatic Bluff

Flight 6 (500mph)

Force field 10 (extra: impervious)

Immunity 5 (kinetic damage)

Kinetic Control 12 (DC 27, Feat: Accurate):

  • AP: Paralyse 12
  • AP: Telekinesis 12


greywulf said...

I like! You can have a LOT of fun with a high Acrobatics skill and Flight, btw.

You describe him, and I'll render him for you my friend.

Maestro said...

dude, that would be absolutely amazing.

I pictured this thin geeky looking guy, with glasses. A little unsure of himself. Worked with computers his whole life. Always been quick of body and mind, but with average common sense and people skills.

One day, while working on an experimental quantum computer (I love how you can use the word quantum and anything sounds cool; on the other hand, I hate how people use the term "quantum leap". Drives me up the wall), an explosion threw him against a memory bank, electrocuting him. He miraculously lived, and was granted his powers. He keeps them a secret, and isn't sure what he should be doing with them, but sometimes he puts on a balaclava and black clothes and goes out into the night to save people from themselves.

If I were to picture him, it would be either making a defensive force field or kicking some thug's arse with a kinetic blast. Not sure ...

Anyway, that's kind of what I had in mind. Let me know what you think.

Out of curiosity, what sort of shenanigans (?spelling) can you get up to with acrobatics and flight?