Friday, September 14, 2018

MP Villain Spotlight: Karnage

Intro: I've decided to post villains of my own creation for the Mighty Protectors rules in something I'm calling Villain Spotlight. My first post features Karnage, a Standard Power-Level villain.

Origin: Kadeem Najjar is from an affluent family whose roots are based in Cairo, Egypt. As a teenager, he came to the U.S. in the 1990s in order to study medicine at Stanford University. Being somewhat shy as well as a foreigner, he made few friends, but he poured his energy into his studies and graduated near the top of his class. He then went to medical school where he again excelled in his studies. With a loan from his father, Mansour, he started his psychiatry practice.

Recently, he began experimenting with "ancestral memory" and accidentally unlocked a powerful and evil alter-ego named Karnage. The alter-ego has a special requirement -- a chemical found only in human adrenal glands. Due to this requirement, Karnage has begun killing random homeless people.

Dr. Najjar is horrified by what his alter-ego has done but he is too arrogant and prideful to turn himself in to the authorities.

Tactics: Karnage likes to fight in the dark and often goes on his murder sprees at night. If inside a building with artificial lighting, he will cut the power, preferring to fight in the dark and relying on his full sense of smell to find and attack his enemies. He will push his damage in an attempt to maximize his sharp kinetic (spine) damage as well as to inject his poison, which must do 1 hit point to be effective.

Should Karnage find himself losing a fight he will try to run away using his Speed ability, pushing his acceleration to put as much distance between himself and the heroes as possible. He'll attempt to hide in the sewers if possible, using his heightened olfactory sense to guide him.

Quote: "You are nothing... less than nothing... while I wield powers unlocked from humankind's' ancient past!"

Notes: Karnage makes a good villain for a solo (150 CP hero) crime-solving adventure or a group of 3-4 100 CP heroes. For a group of 150 CP heroes, increase Karnage's total CPs to 200.

Karnage PDF

Character Sheet:

Karnage is copyright by B.K. Adams. Mighty Protectors is a trademark of Monkey House Games.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

X-O Manowar

On the MHG forums Dan2448 requested that I write-up the Valiant Comics hero known as X-O Manowar.  Although I was familiar with the name, I had never read this comic. I became intrigued and did a bit of research: X-O Manowar looks like it was a really cool comic book -- one that I wish I had collected back in the 90's.

Since the power-armor suit contains a sentient AI named "Shanhara", I had initially considered making the suit a man-sized vehicle (using Size Changer Smaller), but doing that bends the rules a bit, so I ultimately went with the suit as a collection of abilities that uses the Linked modifier. Aric must spend 1" of his movement to activate the suit.

Note that this version models his stats and abilities as they existed in the 1990's. Also note that I do not have access to a lot of source material so consider this write-up an "in-the-ballpark" translation of the character.

In any event, here's my Mighty Protectors write-up for X-O Manowar. Enjoy!

Manowar Sheet

Notes:
9/7/18: Edited sheet for typos & added Ht.Expertise

X-O Manowar is a trademark of Valiant Entertainment. This write-up is by B.K. Adams. Mighty 
Protectors is a trademark of Monkey House Games.


Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Karnilla, Queen of the Norns

Here's my MP write-up for Karnilla, mighty sorceress, lover of Balder the Brave, and sometimes foe of Asgard! Here's a google sheet with some suggested spells for Karnilla. Her base, Nornkeep, is also included, albeit without a map, as an MP vehicle/base sheet.

You can check out my dedicated page to see more Asgardian write-ups.
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The images are copyright Marvel Comics. The write-ups are by B.K. Adams. Mighty Protectors is a trademark of Monkey House Games.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Legion of Super-Heroes: Timber Wolf, Ultra Boy, Wildfire

Here are three more MP write-ups of early 1980's LSH superheroes: Timber Wolf, Ultra Boy, Wildfire (Wildfire Energy Form). Their stats & abilities reflect the LSH comic as it was pre-crisis-on-infinite-earths.
Notes:
1) To avoid problems with constantly shifting Power and Hits, I've used Telekinesis A) KInetic Manipulation with the Touch Range modifier to simulate Ultra Boy's incredible strength.
2) Ultra Boy's 'Penetra Vision' costs an extra 5 CPs because it can see through anything.
3) If Wildfire's suit is targeted and hit, and takes 22+ damage, his containment suit will explode and he will 'transform' into his Energy Form.
Timber Wolf
Ultra Boy

Wildfire (Containment Suit)
Wildfire (Energy Form)
Timber Wolf in Action
Ultra Boy in Action
Wildfire & Ultra Boy in Space
Wildfire Origin Part 1
Wildfire Origin Part 2

Timber Wolf, Ultra Boy, and Wildfire are trademarks of DC Comics. These write-ups are by B.K. Adams. Mighty Protectors is a trademark of Monkey House Games.

Monday, August 13, 2018

Legion of Super-Heroes: Shrinking Violet, Star Boy, Sun Boy

Here are three more MP write-ups of early 1980's LSH superheroes: Shrinking Violet, Star Boy, Sun Boy. Their stats & abilities reflect the LSH comic as it was pre-crisis-on-infinite-earths.
Shrinking Violet
Star Boy
Sun Boy

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Panel #2
LSH Cover #286

Shrinking Violet, Star Boy, and Sun Boy are trademarks of DC Comics. These write-ups are by B.K. Adams. Mighty Protectors is a trademark of Monkey House Games.

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Legion of Super-Heroes: Star Cruiser LX-811

Here's my Mighty Protectors vehicle write-up of the Bronze Age Legion of Super-Heroes LX-811 Star Cruiser!
Notes:
1) The range on the Ion Cannons is AGx16", or 384".
2) The vehicle's central power system is the warp engines.
Cruiser LX-811

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

Legion of Super-Heroes: Mon-El, Phantom Girl, Shadow Lass

Here are three more MP write-ups of early 1980's LSH superheroes: Mon-El, Phantom Girl, and Shadow Lass. Their stats & abilities reflect the LSH comic as it was pre-crisis-on-infinite-earths.

Notes:
1) Mon-El loses most of his super-abilities when exposed to red sun radiation, but his susceptibility to lead is removed via a long-lasting antidote, invented by Brainiac 5.


Mon-El
Phantom Girl
Shadow Lass
LSH #292 Panel #1
LSH #292 Panel #2
LSH #292 Panel #3

Mon-El, Phantom Girl and Shadow Lass are trademarks of DC Comics. These write-ups are by B.K. Adams. Mighty Protectors is a trademark of Monkey House Games.

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Legion of Super-Heroes: Element Lad, Karate Kid, Light Lass

Here are three more MP write-ups of early 1980's LSH superheroes: Element Lad, Karate Kid, and Light Lass. Their stats & abilities reflect the LSH comic as it was pre-crisis-on-infinite-earths.

Notes:
1) Element Lad's CPs in Transmutation exceed his overall ability cap by 40 CPs. The 'transmute into any element' for +10 CPs is a modifier I made up (like I did with the villain Shimmer).
2) Years later both Element Lad and Light Lass are revealed to be gay.


Element Lad

Karate Kid
Light Lass
Panel from LSH #290


Element Lad, Karate Kid, and Light Lass are trademarks of DC Comics. These write-ups are by B.K. Adams. Mighty Protectors is a trademark of Monkey House  Games.

Friday, August 10, 2018

Legion of Super-Heroes: Bouncing Boy, Brainiac 5, Duo Damsel

Here are my MP write-ups of three more LSH superheroes: Bouncing Boy, Brainiac 5, and Duo Damsel. Their stats & abilities are based upon early 1980's LSH comics (pre-crisis-on-infinite-earths, pre-zero-hour).

At this point in LSH history, Bouncing Boy and Duo Damsel are married, are reservists who keep their Flight Rings (and possibly their other LSH equipment although I'm not sure), and they show-up occasionally to help out the Legion.

Brainiac 5 is usually found at Legion HQ, where he monitors the other legionnaires, helping out when necessary.

Notes:
1) Duo Damsel was once known as Triplicate Girl, and she was able to split into 3 duplicates, but at some point one of her duplicates was killed -- thus the name change. I originally had her splitting into 3 duplicates but I've updated her sheet to show the correct number.

8-11-18: I revised Bouncing Boy's super leap, lowering it a bit.
Bouncing Boy
Brainiac 5
Duo Damsel
Bouncing Boy & Duo Damsel (LSH #284)
Bouncing Boy, Brainiac 5, and Duo Damsel are trademarks of DC Comics. These write-ups are by B.K. Adams. Mighty Protectors is a trademark of Monkey House Games.

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Legion of Super-Heroes: Colossal Boy, Dawnstar, Dream Girl

Here's three more MP write-ups of LSH heroes: Colossal Boy, Colossal Boy @96 feetDawnstar, and Dream Girl.

Notes:
1) I extended Size Change A) Larger to get to 96 feet tall, but Colossal Boy's sheet only reflects him at 30 feet tall, which is the height he prefers to fight at. The CPs exceed his Ability Cap.
2) I extended the Telescopic chart to get Dawnstar's tracking ability to work at Light Year ranges (treat every LY as 1" for purposes of the range penalty). This too exceeds her Ability Cap.
3) Dawnstar's wings allow her to fly in space, unlike Flight's normal 'wings' modifier, but they can also be damaged or removed per the Body Part modifier.
4) For Dream Girl's beauty, I created a new Ability called "Attractive", which gives a +2 reaction bonus for every 5 CPs.

Colossal Boy
Dawnstar
Dreamgirl

LSH #284 Cover


Colossal Boy, Dawnstar, Dreamgirl are trademarks of DC Comics. These write-ups are by B.K. Adams. Mighty Protectors is a trademark of Monkey House Games.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Legion of Super-Heroes Headquarters

Here's my rather skimpy write-up of the LSH Headquarters as a Mighty Protectors base. It does show the various types of gear that each Legionnaire receives, such as a Flight Ring. There are 25 active Legion members, so each member must pay 4 CPs to pay for the 100 CP cost of the base.

8-9-18: Updated & Revised
8-11-18: Revised the Flight Ring
LSH HQ
LSH HQ Pic

Legion of Super-Heroes: Blok and Chameleon Boy

Here are my MP write-ups for two more LSH characters: Blok and Chameleon Boy! Their stats & abilities reflect the pre-crisis Bronze Age of DC comics.

Notes:
1) Chameleon Boy's Animal Transformation ability exceeds his Ability Cap by a few CPs. I also 'made-up' a modifier that allows him to transform into any animal, costing +15 CPs.
2) It wasn't apparent to me what Blok's background was, but there is a mention of how he spent most of his free time at the LSH headquarter's library, so I gave him a specialty with LSH history.
3) For stats on LSH equipment see my first LSH post.

Blok
Chameleon Boy

Blok and Chameleon Boy are trademarks of DC Comics. These write-ups are by B.K. Adams. Mighty Protectors is a trademark of Monkey House Games.

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Legion of Super-Heroes: Cosmic Boy, Lightning Lad, Saturn Girl

Here are the Mighty Protectors write-ups for the three founders of the Legion of Super-Heroes: Cosmic Boy, Lightning Lad, and Saturn Girl! Their stats & abilities generally reflect their pre-crisis depiction during the Bronze Age of superhero comics (1970-1984).
Legionnaires have the following standard equipment (consider these 'base equipment'):

  • Flight Ring: Flight 256/2048, 1393 mph (40), Persistent (5), Gear (-5), PR=0 (2.5), Multitudes x32 (25) with bonus ability Communicators: Base Cost (5), 700 mile range (5), Beacon (5), Sub-Space: 700 Light Years (5), Unlimited Battery (5), No Audio (-5), Single (-5)
  • Transuit: Life Support, 24 ten-hour charges (40), No Protection points (-5), Multitudes x32 (25)
  • Telepathy Earplug: Telepathy, Verbal (5) + Mental Ability C) Translation: fluent w/all species/planets languages (30), Gear (-5), Multitudes x32 (25)
Cosmic Boy
Lightning Lad
Saturn Girl

Cosmic Boy, Lightning Lad, and Saturn Girl are trademarks of DC Comics. These write-ups are by B.K. Adams. Mighty Protectors is a trademark of Monkey House Games.