Monday, July 16, 2018

Trigon the Terrible

Here's my Mighty Protectors write-up of DC villain Trigon the Terrible! This write-up is mostly based upon very early issues of the New Teen Titans comic book, with additional material from the 2nd edition of Mayfair's DC Superheroes RPG. Trigon was created by Marv Wolfman and George Perez.

Trigon is your proto-typical inter-dimensional demonic overlord, who is vastly more powerful than any single Earth superhero, and who is bent on conquering and/or destroying anything he doesn't already control.

I gave Trigon a huge number of Inventing points, which coupled with his already high Intelligence, gives him a total of 125 points to construct spells. I also gave him a really high Knowledge Sorceror roll; this allows Trigon to make an inventing roll in 1 Round, or less, with a high degree of success. Below is a small sample of the types of spells he might use in any one adventure:

While on Earth:
1. Shape-Shifting: any human (15), enhanced realism: analytical (+10), PR=0
2. Dimensional  Travel D) Alternate Dimensions (40), PR=12
3. Mind Control: IN save @-14 vs. Psychic (40), IN+CL range, PR=8
4. Mental Ability C) Translation: any human language @fluent (15), PR=0

Anticipating Combat:
1. Disintegration Ray: 4d10 Other Dmg (50), STx2" range, PR=2
2. Super Speed: +2 Turns (20), PR=4 per Round
3. Size Change A) Larger: +40 CPs (40)
Trigon MP Sheet
Cover
Raven MC'd
Father Daughter Talk


Trigon is a trademark of DC Comics. This write-up is by B.K. Adams. Mighty Protectors is a trademark of Monkey House Games

Psimon

Here's my Mighty Protectors write-up of DC villain Psimon. This write-up is mostly based upon issue #3 of the New Teen Titans comic book with additional material from the 2nd edition of Mayfair's DC Superheroes RPG. Psimon was created by Marv Wolfman and George Perez.


Psimon MP Sheet
Mental Blast & Origin
Psionic Powers
TK & Sleep


Psimon is a trademark of DC Comics. This write-up is by B.K. Adams. Mighty Protectors is a trademark of Monkey House Games

Shimmer

Here's my Mighty Protectors write-up of DC villain Shimmer. This write-up is based upon issue #3 of the New Teen Titans comic book; her origin story text is cribbed from Comicvine. Shimmer was created by Marv Wolfman and George Perez and debuted in issue #3 of the New Teen Titans, published January 1981.

Shimmer has one super ability -- she can transform any physical object or substance into any other element or substance. In Mighty Protector terms this is the Transmutation ability (see p. 76). Any transmuted Gear gets a save to resist based on its Gear BC. Any other substance transmuted gets an EN-based saving throw based upon its mass. Find its weight in the ST Carry column of the Basic Characteristic table and read across to the Saves column to find its save.

The Transmutation ability has a (+10) modifier for more than one target, in this case "any physical object", but it doesn't have a modifier for turning those targets into "anything". For that I gave it another (+10) modifier.

Shimmer's one super-power blows past the Ability Cap for her 150 CPs, but there's really no way around that, and honestly... she's not overpowered.

In MP game mechanic terms, what effect Shimmer's transmuted substance has is up to the GM, but if its a damaging substance, like a poison or chemical, the saving throw penalty should be at least as good as the standard attack for Poison/Venom, with an EN save @-8. So when she turns an object into Ether gas, as she does in Teen Titans #3, everyone in the Area Effect should get an EN save @-8 or fall asleep.

Of course, she doesn't always have to use her power in a damaging way... she could just wave her hands and make any Gear in her area effect turn into air... or turn a section of wall into vapor. Her ability is limited only by the imagination of the GM running her.

Shimmer MP Sheet


Shimmer Cares for Mammoth

Shimmer Makes a Room Full of Ether


Shimmer is a trademark of DC Comics. This write-up is by B.K. Adams. Mighty Protectors is a trademark of Monkey House Games

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Mammoth

Here's my Mighty Protectors write-up of DC super-villain Mammoth. This write-up is based upon issue #3 of the New Teen Titans comic book, as well as information from Comicvine. Mammoth was created by Marv Wolfman and George Perez and made his comics debut in issue #3 of the New Teen Titans, published January 1981.
Mammoth Character Sheet

Invulnerable 1 & Super-strong 1
Invulnerable 2 & Super-strong 2
Invulnerable 3 & Immovable


Mammoth is a trademark of DC Comics. This write-up is by B.K. Adams. Mighty Protectors is a trademark of Monkey House Games.

Gizmo

Here's my Mighty Protectors write-up of DC super-villain Gizmo. This write-up is based upon issue #3 of the New Teen Titans comic book, as well as information from Wikipedia. Gizmo was created by Marv Wolfman and George Perez and made his comics debut in issue #3 of the New Teen Titans, published January 1981.

Gizmo's inventions shown in that issue included: a jet-pack powered by fire extinguishers, a rocket explosive (used against Robin), a "totalizer" bomb (used against Cyborg), and a "gravity tow" (used against Starfire). When emulating his 'gravity tow', I at first used the MP Ability Gravity Increase, but the more I thought about it, the less comfortable I felt using that ability. Eventually, I settled on using Siphon: Power Blast with Suppress, with the siphoned points going into a Repulsion Blast that can only be aimed in a downward direction. This simulates that Starfire can't use her star bolts the way she wants to and that it's her same star bolts that are powering the thing.

It takes a normal character an IN-based Task Check with 1 hour spent to create an invention (see 3.1.3, p. 103). Creating an invention in 1 Round suffers a -9 penalty to this roll (see 3.0.2.7, p. 102). Gizmo, however, gets +3 for his Inventor background and another +3 because of his 'Major Facilities' and 'Mobile Facilities' Inventing modifiers. Thus, he can create a new invention in 1 Round with an IN save @-3, which for him ends up being a 12- roll. Note: a GM may apply other modifiers to this roll, as he or she sees fit.


Gizmo MP Sheet
Gizmo Flight
Gizmo Rocket
Gizmo Totalizer
Gizmo Gravity Gadget

Gizmo is a trademark of DC Comics. This write-up is by B.K. Adams. Mighty Protectors is a trademark of Monkey House Games.

Doctor Light

Here's my Mighty Protectors write-up of DC villain Doctor Light! This write-up is based upon a couple of issues (#2 and #19) of the New Teen Titans comic book published in the early 1980's, as well as information from Wikipedia.
Doctor Light's MP Sheet
New Teen Titans Cover #2
Doctor Light's Laser
Doctor Light's Shield
Doctor Light Attacks Wonder Girl
Doctor Light Flying
Doctor Light Blasts Hole in Titan's Tower Wall

Doctor Light is a trademark of DC Comics. This write-up is by B.K. Adams. Mighty Protectors is a trademark of Monkey House Games.

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Deathstroke the Terminator

Here's a classic DC super-villain dressed up in Mighty Protectors clothing, the merc who's a jerk, Slade Wilson, a.k.a., Deathstroke the Terminator! Deathstroke was created by legendary comic book writer Marv Wolfman and he made his debut in New Teen Titans #2, published in December, 1980.

Deathstroke's stats and abilities, as shown here, are mostly based upon early issues of the New Teen Titans.

He is a formidable opponent on his own, but with Deathstroke's Arsenal, he's almost unstoppable!

Deathstroke Character Sheet
At his Base
Kicking Down a Huge Metal Door
Fighting Starfire Part I
Fighting Starfire Part 2
Titans Cover #2
New Teen Titans Cover #2


Deathstroke the Terminator is a trademark of DC Comics. This write-up is by B.K. Adams. Mighty Protectors is a trademark of Monkey House Games.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Wonder Girl

Here's my MP version of Wonder Girl, mostly based upon her portrayal in issues #1 through #16 of the New Teen Titans, co-created by Marv Wolfman and George Perez, and published circa 1980/1981.

It's never stated exactly how strong she is, or how fast she can fly, but she does have a glowing lasso, presumably the Lasso of Persuasion, but it's never explicitly stated and she never uses it to 'persuade' anyone, although she does wrap up some of her foes with it. She is shown reflecting attacks against her (as shown in the picture below) and she does talk about how she was trained as a warrior on Paradise Island.
Character Sheet (Image)
Bullet Deflection
Super Strength
Lasso

Wonder Girl is a trademark of DC Comics. This write-up is by B.K. Adams. Mighty Protectors is a trademark of Monkey House Games.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Titan's Tower

Here is the Mighty Protectors write-up for the Titan's Tower! Also included are write-ups for SkycycleSkyjet, and T-Submarine, but I did not create the "T-Copter".

The base does not correspond 100% to what is shown in the early comics. I added a second stairwell as well as elevators (which appear in later versions of the Tower) but it's close enough.

Notes:
1. A 'hangar' vehicle, or 'sub-vehicle' as the rules say, is free so long as it is 1/4 the size of the bay (MP p. 80). But if you notice closely the hangar size for the Skyjet is 1024 system spaces... So shouldn't the Skyjet be 256 total system spaces instead of 128? Ordinarily yes, but in this case I've given up those 128 additional system spaces to tack on (+5) CPs of High Tech modifier. The rules don't cover this but I think it's legit considering the cost of doubling the vehicle's size from 128 to 256 sys spaces costs, you guessed it, (+5) CPs!

Additional Notes:
7-14-18: Updated the Skyjet to include an auto-pilot (i.e., a limited Robot Brain)
7-15-18: Revised Skyjet (again)
7-17-18: Revised Skycycle & added the T-Submarine; Revised Skyjet (once again); Updated & Revised Titans Tower
Titans Tower Base Sheet Image
Titan's Tower Floorplan
Skycycle Vehicle Sheet
Skyjet Vehicle Sheet
T-Submarine Vehicle Sheet
Tower Scale
Tower Layout

Teen Titans is a trademark of DC Comics. These write-ups are by B.K. Adams. Mighty Protectors is a trademark of Monkey House Games.

Teen Titans Skyjet

Here's my Mighty Protectors vehicle write-up of the Teen Titans Skyjet.  There wasn't much information available about this vehicle so I just, uh, winged it when designing it's size and features. I made it so it fits into a 1024 system space hangar on the top floor of Titan Tower.

NOTES:
7-14-18: I learned that it has an auto-pilot, so I've added a limited Robot Brain, and updated the sheet  as appropriate.
7-15-18: I wasn't satisfied with what I had done, and I had gained more knowledge about this vehicle, so I have again revised and updated the Skyjet.
7-17-18: Revised Skyjet once again.

Skyjet Vehicle Sheet Image

Teen Titans is a trademark of DC Comics. This write-up is by B.K. Adams. Mighty Protectors is a trademark of Monkey House Games.

Starfire

Here's my Mighty Protectors write-up for Starfire. Her stats & abilities are modeled on the character's portrayal in the New Teen Titans comic, issues #1-#16, published circa 1980. The New Teen Titans was co-created by Marv Wolfman and George Perez.

Starfire's primary abilities are HTH combat, flight, and energy projection from her hands. She was trained for many years by the Warlords of Okaara and is considered an excellent fighter. This training also imbued her with a warrior's ethos; on several occasions she has to be talked out of killing an opponent. Although she has a much different view on life than her companions, she nevertheless acquiesces to their point of view, wishing to be their friend.

In MP terms, Starfire's flight ability is considered to be extra obvious to sight: you can see the fiery trail she leaves behind in several of the pictures below.

Her kissing Robin shows a couple of things: first, is her ability to 'absorb' languages through physical contact and secondly, her free spirit. At one point, she wonders why she has to wear a bikini to go swimming...


Starfire's Character Sheet
Combat Skills
'Absorbing' English
At the Pool
A Warrior's Mindset
Starfire Flying

Starfire is a trademark of DC Comics. This write-up is by B.K. Adams. Mighty Protectors is a trademark of Monkey House Games.