Character Building

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This will be a Low-Powered Superheroic campaign. Expect attacks to be a maximum of 12d6 normal damage.

Once you reach 350 total points you can increase your abilities to the "Standard" Superheroic chart (pg 28).

Points

  • Base Points = 150
  • Max Disadvantages = 100
  • Max single disadvantage = 50
  • Total Points = 250

Ability Guidelines

Base Points Max Disad Total Points Char SPD CV DC Active Pts Skill Roll rDef Max Active
150 100 250 10-30 3-8 6-11 12 60 12 12 333
155 105 260 10-31 3-8 6-11 12 62 12 13 347
160 110 270 10-32 3-8 6-11 12 63 12 14 360
165 115 280 10-33 3-9 6-12 13 65 13 14 373
170 120 290 10-34 3-9 6-12 13 66 13 15 387
175 125 300 10-35 3-9 6-12 13 68 13 16 400
180 130 310 10-36 3-9 6-12 13 69 13 17 413
185 135 320 10-37 3-9 6-12 14 71 13 18 427
190 140 330 10-38 3-10 6-13 14 72 14 18 440
195 145 340 10-39 3-10 6-13 14 74 14 19 453
200 150 350 10-40 3-10 6-13 6-14 75 14 20 467
  • Base Points: You start with 150 points and gain additional points with experience. The table above is keyed off of base points, not total points, thus you need 5 experience points to qualify for 62 active points.
  • Max Disad: You start with up to 100 points in player selected disadvantages. You may gain additional disadvantages as a special reward. You may also buy off your disadvantages with experience. Don't expect the GM to award disadvantages for every mission.
  • Total Points: Total of Base Points + Disadvantages.
  • Char: Score range for characteristics.
  • SPD: Speed. You can forgo the 2x character exception for a SPD exception (no attributes above 30 for up to a 12 SPD).
  • CV: Offensive Combat Value and Defensive combat value ranges.
  • DC: Damage Class range. This roughly equates to active points, use active points if there is a discrepency.
  • Active Pts: Maximum active Points for a single power .
  • Skill Roll: Maximum skill roll.
  • rDef : Maximum resistant defenses. Typically this comes from armor or a force field. Normal defense can be up to twice the rDef (starting at 24 PD/ED).
  • Max Active: Maximum active points for the entire character. You might be able to squeeze all your powers into a single OIF (-1/2) like Iron Man. Keep in mind you have to be a viable character without your power suit (skills perhaps).
  • You can double a single Char, SPD, CV, Skill Roll for a single item. You may lower this by half for a single item. This allows for a speedster (12 SPD), or a brute (60 STR), or a marksman (16 CV).

Balancing Powers

  • Powers with an STOP mark are not allowed.
  • Powers with an EXCLAMATION mark are unlikely to be allowed.

Power Frameworks

  • Notice that all power frameworks have STOP or EXCLAMATION marks, thus are not likely to be available during character creation.
  • After 350 points the DM may offer players with similar powers the opportunity to aquire a power framework.