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Re: #461

Post by Thorpacolypse » Fri Aug 03, 2012 7:43 pm

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MANUARY!

And we've got a smaller, but still MAN-SIZED item.

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Come on, Oliver! Punch him into next week! The Lizard League makes the Serpent Squad look competent!

YOUNG OMNI-MAN
PL: 11 (189 pts) - OPL: 11 ; DPL: 11

ABILITIES: STRENGTH 14, STAMINA 12, AGILITY 4, DEXTERITY 2, FIGHTING 8, INTELLECT 5, AWARENESS 1, PRESENCE 1

SKILLS: Acrobatics 2 (+6), Athletics 2 (+16), Deception 4 (+5), Insight (+1), Intimidation 6 (+7), Perception 4 (+5), Persuasion (+1), Stealth (+4), Technology 2 (+7)

ADVANTAGES: All-Out Attack, Beginner's Luck, Diehard, Eidetic Memory, Equipment (1), Power Attack

POWERS:
Super Senses: Senses 1 (Normal Vision [Extended], Normal Hearing [Extended]); 2 pts
Viltrumite Physiology: Feature 1 (Longevity); 1 pts
Invulnerability: Immunity 6 (All Environmental Conditions, Suffocation [Limited]), Regeneration 1 (1/every 5 rounds, Extra: Persistent), Protection 2, Impervious 7; 24 pts
Super Strength: Enhanced Strength 4 (6,000 Tons, Flaw: Limited to Lifting); 4 pts
Flight and Super-Speed: 33 pt Dynamic Array; 35 pts
Flight: Flight 14 (32,000 mph), Movement 2 (Space Travel 2) (Extra: Dynamic); 33 pts
Super-Speed: Speed 14 (32,000 mph), Quickness 8 (Extra: Dynamic); 2 pts


EQUIPMENT:
(5ep)
Young Justice Communicard: Senses 2 (Communication Link [Radio, Young Justice Members), GPS, Feature 1 (Mount Justice/Avengers Tower Access), Benefit 1 (Young Justice Status); 5ep

OFFENSE:
Initiative +4
Close Attack +8 [Unarmed +14]
Ranged Attack +2

DEFENSES:
Dodge +8 [DC18] Parry +8 [DC18]
Toughness +14 (+7 Impervious), Fortitude +14, Will +8

COMPLICATIONS:
Enemy: The Viltrumites
Inexperienced: Oliver still makes a lot of impulsive, rookie mistakes when crime fighting
Relationships: He is close to his father, Omni-Man, his brother Invincible and his step-mother, Debbie Grayson
Temper: He is still learning to keep his Viltrumite temper in check, but he's not that good at it yet

Abilities 94 + Skills 10 (20 ranks) + Advantages 6 + Powers 66 + Defenses 13 = 189 / 189

Comments: Oliver Grayson, Invincible’s younger brother, is a fun character. He’s the son of Omni-MAN and an alien insect-type queen who he married during his exile. In order to save Oliver once the Vilrumites found him, he had Mark bring him to Earth where he lived with Mark and his mom until the whole Viltrumite War thing. Oliver’s half alien heritage grants him perfect memory of everything he’s ever seen (including his birth) but it also increases his aging to where he’s a teenager in physical looks, but he’s really only about 5 years old. Since his Viltrumite powers have kicked in, his aging has slowed, so I gave him Longevity instead of immunity to aging to show that. Other than that, he’s a maturing Viltrumite who will be in his brother and dad’s leagues before long.
Finally got around to Oliver Grayson, Invincible's younger brother.
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Re: #204

Post by Thorpacolypse » Fri Aug 03, 2012 7:55 pm

Thorpacolypse wrote:LADIES' NIGHT continues with this new item for our Image Aisle!

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See, Liefeld is not beyond redemption!

SUPREMA
PL: 12 (233 pts) - OPL: 12 ; DPL: 12

ABILITIES: STRENGTH 15, STAMINA 13, AGILITY 3, DEXTERITY 2, FIGHTING 7, INTELLECT 5, AWARENESS 2, PRESENCE 2

SKILLS: Acrobatics 2 (+5), Athletics 2 (+17), Close Combat [Unarmed] 2 (+9), Deception (+2), Insight 3 (+5), Intimidation (+2), Perception 3 (+5), Persuasion (+2), Ranged Combat [Eye Blast] 4 (+9), Stealth (+3), Technology 2 (+7)

ADVANTAGES: Beginner's Luck, Equipment (1), Power Attack, Ranged Attack (3)

POWERS:
Strength Supreme: Enhanced Strength 5 (25,000 Tons; Flaw: Limited to Lifting); 5 pts
Invulnerability Supreme: Protection 2, Impervious Toughness 8, Immunity 11 (Aging, Life Support), Regeneration 1 (1/every 5 rounds; Extra: Persistent); 31 pts
Movement Supreme: 33 pt Dynamic Array; 35 pts
Supreme Flight: Flight 14 (32,000 mph), Movement 2 (Space Travel 2) (Extra: Dynamic); 33 pts
Speed Supreme: Speed 14 (32,000 mph), Quickness 8 (Extra: Dynamic); 2 pts
The Supremacy: Movement 2 (Dimensional [Earth/Supremacy], Extra: Dynamic); 2 pts

Powers Supreme: 27 pt Dynamic Array; 33 pts,
Stare Supreme: Ranged Damage 13 (Extra: Dynamic); 27 pts
Exhalation Supreme: Cone Area Move Object 8 (Extra: Area Cone [60 ft], Dynamic, Flaw: Range [Close], Limited Direction [towards or away]); 2 pts
Freeze Supreme: Cone Area Affliction 8 (Resisted by Dodge, Overcome by Strength/Damage; 1st: Hindered and Vulnerable, 2nd: Defenseless and Immobilized; Extra: Area Cone [60 ft], Cumulative, Dynamic, Extra Condition, Flaw: Limited to two Degrees); 2 pts
Senses Supreme: Senses 17 (Normal Hearing [Acute and Extended 3], Normal Vision [Extended 3], Infravision [Extended], Microscopic Vision 4, Ultra-Hearing [Extended], Vision Penetrates Concealment [Extended, Flaw: Cannot see through lead]; Extra: Dynamic); 2 pts


EQUIPMENT:
(5ep)
Young Justice Communicard: Senses 2 (Communication Link [Radio, Young Justice Members), GPS, Feature 1 (Mount Justice/Avengers Tower Access), Benefit 1 (Young Justice Status); 5ep

OFFENSE:
Initiative +3
Close Attack +7
Unarmed +9 [Unarmed +15]
Ranged Attack +5
Stare Supreme +9 [Stare Supreme +13]
Special Attack [Exhalation Supreme +8, Area Cone; Supreme Freeze +8, Area Cone]

DEFENSES:
Dodge +9 [DC19] Parry +9 [DC19]
Toughness +15 (+8 Impervious), Fortitude +14, Will +10

COMPLICATIONS:
Motivation: Justice and protecting the world
Relationships: She is close to her adopted brother, Supreme, and their dog Radar
Rivalry: She and Mary Marvel have a bit of a rivalry
Vulnerable: Suprema is vulnerable to White Supremium, and can be affected in other ways by other colors of Supremium much like Kryptonians are affected by Kryptonite
Woman out of Time: Suprema has very old school values and she sometimes seems to be out of touch with the modern world

Abilities 98 + Skills 9 (18 ranks) + Advantages 6 + Powers 103 + Defenses 17 = 233 / 233

Comments: Suprema is Supreme’s adopted sister who was granted the same powers as him, albeit at slightly lower level. From the little I’ve seen of her in the Youngblood second series, she’s about Supergirl level, so that’s where I built her.
Here is Suprema, Supreme's little sister.
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Re: #107

Post by Thorpacolypse » Fri Aug 03, 2012 8:03 pm

Thorpacolypse wrote:Now that the J-Mart staff has put on 5 pounds over the last 2 days, we're ready to start working some of it off and start stocking the shelves again. Here is a WILD AT HEART SPECIAL that's getting added to Aisle 1.

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The superhero world needs more god-like powered heroin addicts...

THE DOCTOR II
PL: 14 (249 pts) - OPL: 14 ; DPL: 8

ABILITIES: STRENGTH 0, STAMINA 0, AGILITY 1, DEXTERITY 3, FIGHTING 2, INTELLECT 5, AWARENESS 10, PRESENCE 1

SKILLS: Deception 6 (+7), Expertise [Business] 2 (+7), Expertise [Magic] 0 (+5/+13) [Ritualist], Insight 3 (+13), Intimidation (+1), Perception 3 (+13), Persuasion (+1), Ranged Combat [Magic] 5 (+8), Stealth (+1), Technology 2 (+7), Treatment 1 (+6)

ADVANTAGES: Benefit (2) (Wealth 2 [Independently Wealthy], Defensive Roll (2), Teamwork

ENHANCED ADVANTAGES (EARTH’S SHAMAN): Animal Empathy, Beginner's Luck, Eidetic Memory, Jack-of-all-Trades, Luck (Edit Scene) (1), Luck (Improve Roll) (1), Luck (Instant Counter) (1), Ritualist

POWERS:
Earth's Shaman: Enhanced Awareness 8, Enhanced Advantages 8 (see Advantages), Enhanced Skills 4 (Expertise [Magic] 8 ranks), Comprehend 2 (Speak, Understand All Languages); 32 pts
b]Commune with Past Doctors:[/b] Movement 1 (Dimensional Movement [Earth/Garden of Ancestral Memory]), Senses 8 (Postcognition, Precognition, Flaw: Uncontrolled); 6 pts
Flying: Flight 5 (60 mph; Flaw: Distracting); 5 pts
Magic is Change: 140 pt Array; 142 pts
Transmutation: Burst Area Ranged Transform 14 (Anything into anything else, Extra: Area Burst 2 [60 ft], Duration [Continuous], Selective); 140 pts
Forced Change: Burst Area Ranged Affliction 14 (Resisted by Fortitude; 1st: Dazed, 2nd: Stunned, 3rd: Transformed, Extra: Area Burst 2 [60 ft], Progressive, Selective); 1 pt
Creation: Create 10 (Extra: Duration [Continuous], Movable); 1 pt


EQUIPMENT:
NONE

OFFENSE:
Initiative +1
Close Attack +2 [Unarmed +0]
Ranged Attack +3
Magic +8
Special Attack [Transformation Affliction +14, Area Burst]

DEFENSES:
Dodge +10 [DC20] Parry +8 [DC18]
Toughness +2, Fortitude +5, Will +12

COMPLICATIONS:
Addiction: Jeroen is a recovering(?) heroin addict
Power Loss: The Doctor has to be able to focus to use his abilities, so when he's….um, high, or distracted or has a loss of confidence, he can lose his magic powers, Responsibility: To be Earth's Shaman and protect it and it's people

Abilities 26 + Skills 11 (22 ranks) + Advantages 14 + Powers 176 + Defenses 22 = 249 / 249

Comments: Jeroen Thorndike was the 2nd Doctor shown in the Stormwatch/Authority series and he was an interesting character. He was a heroin addicted software mogul who got given all this epic level power and he was not completely equipped to deal with it, although he became more heroic as time went on. His main thing is Transmutation and I made it really, REALLY powerful so if he wants to turn Batman into a toad…Batman is getting turned into a toad.
My favorite Doctor from The Authority, Jeroen.
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Re: #71

Post by Thorpacolypse » Fri Aug 03, 2012 8:10 pm

Thorpacolypse wrote:A WILD AT HEART SPECIAL hits the Aisle 1 shelves as the builds just keep on comin'!

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Look what Aunt Angie brought you kiddos...

THE ENGINEER II
PL: 11 (235 pts) - OPL: 11 ; DPL: 11

ABILITIES: STRENGTH 1, STAMINA 2, AGILITY 2, DEXTERITY 3 [7], FIGHTING 5, INTELLECT 9, AWARENESS 4, PRESENCE 2

SKILLS: Athletics (+1), Deception 3 (+5/+7) [Attractive], Expertise [Physical Sciences] 9 (+18) [Skill Mastery], Insight 5 (+9), Intimidation (+2), Investigation 2 (+11), Perception 4 (+8), Persuasion 7 (+9/+11) [Attractive], Stealth (+2), Technology 9 (+18) [Inventor], Treatment 1 (+10), Vehicles 2 (+9)

ADVANTAGES: Attractive (1), Equipment (12), Inventor, Skill Mastery (1) (Expertise [Physical Sciences]), Teamwork

ENHANCED ADVANTAGES (NANOTECH NEUROLOGY): Eidetic Memory, Improvised Tools

POWERS:
Human Remote: Feature 1 (You can function like a “universal remote control” in relationship to machines that include such capabilities, turning them on or off or controlling them like a regular remote would); 1 pt
Nanotech Physiology: Immunity 12 (Life Support, Critical Hits), Protection 8, Impervious 4, Enhanced Fortitude 4; 32 pts
Flight: Flight 10 (2000 mph); 20 pts
Nanotech Neurology: Enhanced Advantages 2 (see Advantages), Quickness 2 (Flaw: Mental Only), Enhanced Dexterity 4; 11 pts
Radio-telepathic Communication: Communication 3 (Mental, Statewide/Small Nation, Extra: Area, Selective, Dimensional); 19 pts
Interface: Comprehend 2 (Speak, Understand Machines); 4 pts
Adaptive Nanotech Biology: 48 pt array; 49 pts
Technomorphing: Variable 4 (20 pts traits, Technological/Mechanical Descriptor; Extra: Action [Move]); 32 pts
Blasters: Ballistic Ranged Damage 9 (Extra: Accurate 2, Multiattack, Split); 1 pt
Sensor Network: Remote Sensing 10 (Visual and Auditory; Flaw: Limited [to Technological Sensors]); 1 pt
Control Technology: Perception Ranged Affliction 10 (Resisted/Overcome by Technology skill or Will; 3rd: Controlled, Extra: Range [Perception Ranged], Flaw: Limited Degree [third degree only], Affects Objects Only, Limited [to Technology]); 1 pt


EQUIPMENT:
(60ep)
The Carrier: Coming eventually, for short term, see BARON's build…

OFFENSE:
Initiative +2
Close Attack +5 [Unarmed +1]
Ranged Attack +7
Blasters +11 [Blaster +9, Multiattack]

DEFENSES:
Dodge +10 [DC20] Parry +8 [DC18]
Toughness +10, Fortitude +10, Will +9

COMPLICATIONS:
Motivation: Doing what's right and making the world a better place
Power Loss: Since her powers are tied to her blood, a significant loss of blood or transfusion can reduce or eliminate her powers
Relationships: She has trouble maintain relationships, and greatly misses human contact sans her nano-active skin

Abilities 56 + Skills 21 (42 ranks) + Advantages 19 + Powers 119 + Defenses 20 = 235 / 235

Comments: Angelica Spica, the second Engineer in the Wildstorm universe. She made the cut for the new Stormwatch team in the New 52, amazingly enough, but I’m not sure I like that version as much as the original Authority Angie. Still, she’s a great character to have around, being very versatile and with her Technomorphing, she can whip up anything the team would need.

Like I said, I'm not a huge fan of her remodel in the New 52, although I like The Stormwatch book overall.
And finally, the last replacement build for my PCs that I moved to the J-Mart PC Superstore. Now I can actually start adding to my build counts again as opposed to all these quoted re-posts...
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Re: #204

Post by saint_matthew » Sat Aug 04, 2012 4:22 am

Thorpacolypse wrote:Image
See, Liefeld is not beyond redemption!
hmmmmmmm, it depends on if you mean as an artist or as a writer. Because to be fair Supreme & by extension Suprema were forgettable characters from both a writing stand point & an artistic stand point until Alan Moore rebooted the line with the "Story of the Year."

In fact i'm not even sure that Liefeld was involved with inventing the character of Suprema... Lady Supreme/Probe yes, but Suprema... Can't seem to remember.

Also as a side note, i think that young omni-man should be Kid Omni-Man.

EDIT: But apart from that, great builds as always. :D
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Re: #204

Post by Thorpacolypse » Sat Aug 04, 2012 6:42 am

saint_matthew wrote:hmmmmmmm, it depends on if you mean as an artist or as a writer. Because to be fair Supreme & by extension Suprema were forgettable characters from both a writing stand point & an artistic stand point until Alan Moore rebooted the line with the "Story of the Year."

In fact i'm not even sure that Liefeld was involved with inventing the character of Suprema... Lady Supreme/Probe yes, but Suprema... Can't seem to remember.

Also as a side note, i think that young omni-man should be Kid Omni-Man.

EDIT: But apart from that, great builds as always. :D
I meant as an artist. I will never defend his writing. :wink:

It was Kid Omni-Man, but once he got that new costume and got a little older, he's started going by Young Omni-Man. Although they never use either one anymore, really, they just call him Oliver all the time.
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Re: #204

Post by saint_matthew » Sat Aug 04, 2012 7:22 am

Thorpacolypse wrote:It was Kid Omni-Man, but once he got that new costume and got a little older, he's started going by Young Omni-Man. Although they never use either one anymore, really, they just call him Oliver all the time.
Hmmm, maybe its time to start collecting all the later trades again. I kind of got bored when i realised that Kirkmans plot was just a strange formula
Step 1. Introduce bad thing.
Step 2. Bad thing decimates everything.
Step 3. Invincible arrives & punches everything to death.
Step 4. Invinicble mopes about how he killed someone.
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Re: J-Mart: Rocket, Riza Hawkeye, Cersei, Jaime, Joffrey

Post by Thorpacolypse » Sat Aug 04, 2012 8:00 pm

Planetary Guide 2012 :wink:

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So one of the things that is great about Roll Call is seeing builds of characters that I was not initially familiar with, and based on the build or comments from others about the series, I find new things to read. Of course, with the thousands of builds on the tank and the thousands upon thousands of comics and trade paperbacks to go through, you can't get to them all. Unless you have unlimited funds, and if that's the case, why the hell are you sitting around reading comics like us shlubs? :wink:

After almost 6 years posting here, I've been hipped to a lot of great stuff. I finally read Kingdom Come, The Ultimates, The Order, The Authority, Icon and many, many other books I had skipped over. Hell, I even converted from an anime hater to one of the biggest Bleach fans around.

A couple of weeks ago, I finally got around to Planetary, which many of you have raved about for years. I didn't really intentionally put off reading it so long, it's just, as noted, I have been buying so much stuff over the past few years, I just didn't get to it. After finally doing so, I feel like I did when I finally tried sushi at age 37: WHAT THE HELL WAS I THINKING?!?!? I COULD HAVE HAD THIS ALL THE TIME?!?!?

I LOVE these books. I got the first TBP and it was a slow read at first and it took me a few days to actually finish it. By the middle of the book, I couldn't read fast enough. And it's not often I patronize Barnes and Noble, but I HAD to have the next book and my comic shop was closed so I got the next two trades a couple of days ago and I blew them in a day. The only reason I haven't gotten the fourth one is because I don't want it to end. :(

Wikipedia does a better job of summing up the series, so here's the link:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Planetary_(comics)

The summary is good, but there's so much to the all too brief series. It's the detail that Warren Ellis as writer and John Cassady as artist put into it that make it such a great series. Every issue was like an epic tale, both in narrative and visual scope. And Ellis' take on the "secret history of the world" was wonderful, with tales of aliens, alternate dimensions, a Tarzan analogue, a Doc Savage homage, an encounter with Sherlock Holmes, a dose of Dracula, an unknown space launch in 1851, an infant sent to earth from a dying planet in a birthing matrix that lands in a cornfield (man, does that sound familiar, but it sure doesn't end the same way) and so many other great stories.

I just can't say enough good about it. All I can say, is don't be like me. Don't wait to read this series if you haven't. And if you don't like it...I'm man enough to say:

Blame Saint Matthew! He was the one that put me up to this!!! :D
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Post by Thorpacolypse » Sat Aug 04, 2012 8:05 pm

And now on the Planetary builds and we start off with a J-Mart Favorite Item for Aisle 1!

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First name "The", last name "Drummer - The Drummer

THE DRUMMER
PL: 10 (135 pts) - OPL: 10 ; DPL: 6

ABILITIES: STRENGTH 0, STAMINA 1, AGILITY 2, DEXTERITY 4, FIGHTING 3, INTELLECT 7, AWARENESS 2, PRESENCE 0

SKILLS: Deception 5 (+5), Expertise [Secret History of the World] 6 (+13), Expertise [Percussion] 1 (+8), Insight (+2), Investigation 8 (+15) [Well-Informed], Perception (+2), Stealth (+2), Technology 13 (+20) (Second Chance, Skill Mastery), Vehicles 1 (+5)

ADVANTAGES: Benefit (2) (Cipher, Planetary Membership), Conspiracy Theorist* (1), Equipment (1), Languages (2) (Bits and pieces of several, we’ll go with 5, Base: English), Second Chance (1) (Technology Checks against Computer Security), Skill Mastery (1) (Technology), Teamwork, Well-Informed

POWERS:
Technological Invisibility: Burst Area Concealment 10 (All Senses, Extra: Area Burst [30 ft], Affects Others, Flaw: Limited to technology, Permanent); 30 pts
Control Technology: Perception Ranged Affliction 10 (Resisted/Overcome by Technology skill or Will; 3rd: Controlled, Extra: Range [Perception Ranged], Flaw: Limited Degree [third degree only], Affects Objects Only, Limited [to Technology]); 10 pts
Informational Awareness: Senses 9 (Information Sources Awareness [Tactile; Accurate, Acute, Analytical, Penetrates Concealment], Flaw: Sustained); 9 pts
Talking to Machines: Comprehend 2 (Speak, Understand Machines); 4 pts
Visual Data Intake: Senses 1 (Analytical Vision); 1 pts

EQUIPMENT:
(5ep)
Commlink: Feature 1 (Radio Communication), Miniscule; 1ep
Drumsticks: Feature 1 (Drumming, man…); 1ep

OFFENSE:
Initiative +2
Close Attack +3 [Unarmed +0]
Ranged Attack +4

DEFENSES:
Dodge +6 [DC16] Parry +6 [DC16]
Toughness +1, Fortitude +5, Will +6

COMPLICATIONS:
Enemy: The Four
Goofy: Even though a lot of people think he's crazy ( he's not) and his goofiness is the main reason why
Power Loss: He can't use his powers outside of his Concealment without his drumsticks
Relationships: His Planetary teammates
Responsibility: Uncovering the world's secret history for the betterment of mankind

Abilities 38 + Skills 17 (34 ranks) + Advantages 10 + Powers 54 + Defenses 16 = 135 / 135

Comments: Most people would start a Planetary run with Elijah, but I am going the other route and starting with the goofball of the team, The Drummer. Most people think he’s crazy because of the way he acts but he’s not, he just has the unenviable task of sensing, seeing and processing more information than pretty much anyone on the planet, which causing him to be a bit erratic.

The Drummer was initially one of several children who were orphaned and kidnapped by the Four, the main villains in the series who are a villainous homage to the Fantastic Four, due to the children's ability to communicate with and control electronic systems, and also gain information directly from their surroundings. When the Planetary field team attempted to free the captive children, all but the Drummer were killed. The Drummer was then adopted by Snow and recruited into Planetary. He is pretty much useless in the type of fights the Planetary team gets involved in, but that’s not his role. He pretty much stays the base and gets the info for the team, and he’s the best at it. When he does go in the field, he usually tells them details about the scene based on information flow (hence the senses) to give them an edge.

Plus, he’s the comedy relief and every series and team needs that. :mrgreen:
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Re: J-Mart: Planetary - The Drummer

Post by Arthur Eld » Sat Aug 04, 2012 8:14 pm

Unfortunately, I haven't read Planetary, so I can't weigh in on that, but going back to Game of Thrones builds for a moment-RE: Joffrey.

Terrible a person as he is (although while I don't find him sympathetic, I don't hate him as much as seems to be popular), he does probably deserve Attractive. Both his parents are supposed to be pretty good looking, and he's supposed to look like a young Jaime. And until he became King (and was thus free to act as horrible as any 12 year old in-bred King would act) he could be charming when he needed to be, so maybe a flat Presence of 0?

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Post by Thorpacolypse » Sat Aug 04, 2012 8:19 pm

Another J-Mart Favorite in our Planetary Line hits the Aisle 1 shelves!

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Elijah Snow: Can you really dropkick a rhino across the Grand Canyon?
Jakita Wagner: Tried it with an old man who irritated the crap out of me and it worked. Might work with a rhino.


JAKITA WAGNER
PL: 11 (174 pts) - OPL: 11 ; DPL: 11

ABILITIES: STRENGTH 11, STAMINA 10, AGILITY 4, DEXTERITY 3, FIGHTING 9, INTELLECT 3, AWARENESS 2, PRESENCE 3

SKILLS: Acrobatics 4 (+8), Athletics 4 (+15), Close Combat [Unarmed] 2 (+11), Deception 4 (+7/+9) [Attractive], Expertise [Secret History of The World] 8 (+11), Insight 4 (+6), Intimidation 6 (+9), Investigation 6 (+9) [Contacts], Perception 3 (+5), Persuasion 5 (+8/+10) [Attractive, Connected], Stealth 3 (+7), Vehicles 1 (+4)

ADVANTAGES: Attractive (1), Benefit (1) (Planetary Membership), Connected, Contacts, Defensive Roll (2), Equipment (1), Improved Initiative (1), Leadership, Move-by Action, Power Attack, Ranged Attack (6), Takedown (1), Teamwork

POWERS:
Longevity: Immunity 1 (Aging); 1 pt
Super Senses: Senses 2 (Normal Vision [Extended], Normal Hearing [Extended]); 2 pts
Super Speed: Speed 6 (120 mph), Leaping 4 (120 ft)
Tough Chick: Impervious 5; 10 pts

EQUIPMENT:
(5ep)
Commlink: Feature 1 (Radio Communication), Miniscule; 1ep

OFFENSE:
Initiative +8
Close Attack +9
Unarmed +11 [Unarmed +11]
Ranged Attack +9

DEFENSES:
Dodge +10 [DC20] Parry +10 [DC20]
Toughness +12 (+5 Impervious), Fortitude +12, Will +10

COMPLICATIONS:
Enemy: The Four
Relationships: The Planetary team
Responsibility: Uncovering the world's secret history for the betterment of mankind
Thrills: Jakita HATES being bored

Abilities 90 + Skills 25 (50 ranks) + Advantages 19 + Powers 23 + Defenses 17 = 174 / 174

Comments: Jakita is the emotional center of the team and its main ass-kicker. Elijah is more powerful, but he generally stays in the background and does most of his work verbally or with investigation while Jakita goes in and beats the crap out of whoever needs it. She’s super strong and tough, smart, hot, well connected because of her years of traveling with Planetary and hates being bored (like her father, who I really thought was Elijah, but turns out its not). She treats her teammates like family, none more than Ambrose Chase (coming eventually but not right away) and The Drummer, who she has a total big sister/little brother relationship with. She gives him crap all the time, but god help anyone who messes with him.

No one could write her like Ellis has but I would love to see her in a solo book. I think could really be a break through female character that could sell books.
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Post by Thorpacolypse » Sat Aug 04, 2012 8:39 pm

The last item in this Planetary run is a COLD AS ICE SPECIAL for Aisle 1!

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In the last few months, I've seen a computer built in 1944 that could map the Multiverse, and something that stored ghosts as information, and I've walked the decks of a ship designed to sail between realities... and these are lost things, that could be salvaged or retrieved... and now I see these wonders, you utter scumbag, shiny-new and hidden away in a place paid for by God knows what atrocity... - Elijah Snow

ELIJAH SNOW
PL: 13 (225 pts) - OPL: 13 ; DPL: 10

ABILITIES: STRENGTH 2, STAMINA 2, AGILITY 2, DEXTERITY 4, FIGHTING 6, INTELLECT 7, AWARENESS 4, PRESENCE 4

SKILLS: Athletics 3 (+5), Close Combat [Unarmed] 3 (+9), Deception 7 (+11), Expertise [Arcane Lore] 4 (+11), Expertise [Secret History of the World] 13 (+20), Insight 7 (+11), Intimidation 6 (+10), Investigation 12 (+19) [Contacts, Skill Mastery, Well-Informed], Perception 9 (+13), Persuasion 3 (+7), Sleight of Hand 3 (+7), Stealth 7 (+9), Vehicles 1 (+5)

ADVANTAGES: Benefit (8) (Status 2 – Leader of Planetary, Wealth 5 [Billionaire], 1 other secret Benefit I’m saving in case I actually do the story I have in mind), Connected, Conspiracy Theorist* (2), Contacts, Defensive Roll (2), Equipment (5), Improved Initiative (1), Languages (3) (Latin, Japanese, German, Spanish, 6 others, Base: English), Leadership, Luck (Inspiration) (1), Ranged Attack (2), Skill Mastery (1) (Investigation), Teamwork, Well-Informed

POWERS:
Ghost of the 20th Century: Immunity 1 (Aging), Concealment 1 (Olfactory, Flaw: Permanent); 3 pts
Cold Bastard: Immunity 10 (Cold Effects); 10 pts
Heat Subtraction Array: 52 pt array; 56 pts
Heat Subtraction: Perception Ranged Cold Damage 13 (Extra: Perception, Alternate Save [Fortitude]); 52 pts
Arctic Freeze: Perception Ranged Affliction 13 (Resisted by Dodge, Overcome by Strength/Damage; 1st: Hindered and Vulnerable, 2nd: Defenseless and Immobilized, Extras: Cumulative, Extra Condition, Perception Range, Flaw: Limited to two degrees); 1 pt
Freeze!: Weaken Toughness 13 (Extra: Affects Objects, Concentration, Perception Range); 1 pt
Frozen World: Environment 5 (500 ft. radius; Extreme Cold, Intense Cold, Extra: Selective); 1 pts
Transform: Transform 10 (Transform gases into liquids/Transform liquids into solids, Extra: Perception Range, Quirk: Limited same molecular makeup); 1 pts


EQUIPMENT:
(25ep)
Commlink: Feature 1 (Radio Communication), Miniscule; 1ep
6ep for various EQ for mission (Flashlight, Handcuffs, etc.)
Headquarters: (18ep)
Planetary Towers: Size - Large, Toughness - 10, Features (Communications, Computer, Defense System, Fire Prevention System, Gym, Hangar, Infirmary, Laboratory, Library, Living Space, Personnel, Power System, Security System, Workshop); 18ep

OFFENSE:
Initiative +6
Close Attack +6 [Unarmed +2]
Unarmed +9 [Unarmed +2]
Ranged Attack +6
Special Attack [Heat Subtraction +13, Perception; Freeze Affliction +13, Perception]

DEFENSES:
Dodge +10 [DC20] Parry +10 [DC20]
Toughness +4, Fortitude +7, Will +12

COMPLICATIONS:
Enemy: The Four
Cold Bastard: At times, his personality can be as cold as his powers…
Disability: He still has gaps in his memory from his mind wipe
Enemy: The Four
Obsession: While it may be a Responsibility for the others, uncovering the secret history of the world for the betterment of mankind is truly an obsession for Elijah
Relationships: The Planetary team

Abilities 62 + Skills 39 (78 ranks) + Advantages 30 + Powers 69 + Defenses 25 = 225 / 225

Comments: Elijah Snow has become one of my favorite comic characters of all time in just the two shorts weeks I’ve been reading Planetary. He kicks ass Batman style with a touch of Jenny Sparks and Indiana Jones rolled in. Ellis did him up right.

He is a Century Baby, born at midnight on January 1, 1900, like Jenny Sparks, Lord Blackstock, Doc Axel Brass (Brass and Blackstock are coming eventually, once I finish the series). While Jenny was the Spirit of the 20th Century, Snow is the Ghost of the 20th Century, a cold mystery man obsessed with the secret history of the world. But the man is the best at what he does, with all apologies to Wolverine. Dude studied with Sherlock Holmes, has traveled the world countless times over and his chronicled much (but not everything because he's no dummy) of his knowledge in his Planetary Guides. He had his mind wiped to save his team at one point, but everything eventually comes back and he begins to kick even more ass.

Like the other Century Babies, he doesn't age, but unlike Jenny, he didn't croak at the end of the last century so apparently his work isn't done. His power is Heat Subtraction, which basically means he can yank all the heat from anything or anyone, rendering it brittle enough to break with a punch (or a good kick to the nuts), or he can just freeze you solid. He has also been shown to stop a chemical death cloud by turning it into liquid so it just dropped to the ground before it could get to him, so I threw that in with IK's mechanic for it.

For now, I am stopping with the main 3 characters in the series since I want to get back to Bleach stuff, but others are coming once I (*sniff*) finish the series. As an aside, I started reading Atomic Robo recently, too. Not as great as Planetary, but a fun read and another fine tribute to the secret history of the world and pulp comics. He'll get some build love in the next week or two.
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Re: J-Mart: Planetary - The Drummer

Post by Thorpacolypse » Sat Aug 04, 2012 8:43 pm

Arthur Eld wrote:Unfortunately, I haven't read Planetary, so I can't weigh in on that, but going back to Game of Thrones builds for a moment-RE: Joffrey.

Terrible a person as he is (although while I don't find him sympathetic, I don't hate him as much as seems to be popular), he does probably deserve Attractive. Both his parents are supposed to be pretty good looking, and he's supposed to look like a young Jaime. And until he became King (and was thus free to act as horrible as any 12 year old in-bred King would act) he could be charming when he needed to be, so maybe a flat Presence of 0?
I could see that, but GOD, he's just so hateable in that show, I find it hard to give him anything redeeming. I'll mull it over.
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Re: J-Mart: Planetary - The Drummer, Jakita, Elijah Snow

Post by Arkrite » Sat Aug 04, 2012 9:01 pm

I'd just list it as ranks of deception.
He's a hateable little monster, right? He just learned how to pretend not to be...

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Re: J-Mart: Planetary - The Drummer

Post by Blitz » Sat Aug 04, 2012 9:04 pm

Thorpacolypse wrote:I could see that, but GOD, he's just so hateable in that show, I find it hard to give him anything redeeming. I'll mull it over.
I loathe the books with a passion, but at one point, I was reading on purely in the hope that they would be killing Joffrey off, and if that happened, I didn't want to miss it.

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