Friday, November 24, 2017

Heroes Unlimited: World's Strongest 15

Previously on World's Strongest:
Impact, The Alien Renegade
Calamity, The Cybernetic Sniper
Megaton, Friendly Neighborhood Nuclear Warhead
The Whirlwind, a Fusillade of Fisticuffs
Car Mage, The Wizard of Wheels
Night Sheriff, The Sheriff of Shadows
Hammer of Heaven, The Daring Demon Hunter
The Wanderer, Precocious Practitioner of the Arcane Arts
Storm Eagle, Queen of the Skies
Breakthrough, Multi-powered Mutant Powerhouse
Mr. Shade, The Ninja Vigilante
Wrath, Mistress of Mayhem
The Physician, Psychic Surgeon
Maximum, The Machine Man

And now....

The world we have created here is pretty spiffy. Their is a government agencies for the creation of mechanically augmented soldiers, and chemically augmented soldiers. There is a secret mastermind trying to build super powered beings for some mysterious purpose. There is also a genetics corporation that is dabbing in the darker side of the field. There is a secret magical society that lives within and alongside the mundane world as well as powerful mages that are separate from it. Demons stalk the streets, taking over the bodies of the corrupt and adding to the some total misery of the world. Secret martial arts masters run the underworld, and only a very few face them directly and yet live. In this post we will be digging back into that font of plot devices, Project Longshot. Lets build a sweet mecha pilot and his awesome robot.

Step 1: Determine Budget
For this I will also be going with the maximum budget, $13.5 million. That should let us have fun with a giant robo.

Step 2: Selecting a Robot Intelligence
As this will be a giant robot piloted by a person, it does not need a robot intelligence. It has a pilot for that. And she will have a pretty normal intelligence for a person.

Step 3: Selecting a Robot Body
For this we are going to go with a Type 1 robot vehicle. This means I have to come up with a pilot. She will get a few attribute bonuses and the like so lets look at that.

+2 PP
Computer Program
Basic Electronics
Computer Operations
Computer Programming
Computer Repairs
Pilot Program
Navigation (Air, land, Water)
Read Sensory Equipment
Weapon Systems
Pilot: Truck
Pilot: Motorcycle
Pilot: Fighter Jet
Pilot: Tank/APC
H2H: Martial Arts
Pilot: Robot Vehicles
Mechanical Program (General)
Mechanical Engineer
Basic Electronics
Secondary Skills
Running +1 PE; +10 spd; +3 SDC
Athletics: +1 Parry/Dodge; +1 roll with punch/fall; +1 PS; +3 Speed; +5 SDC
Body Building: +2 PS; +10 SDC
SCUBA/Advanced Swimming

Step 4: AI Programming
As this is a physical person in the cockpit of a bot, she does not need this step.

Step 5: Background Data
OK so this was another attempt by Project Longshot to create a super soldier. It competed directly against the programs that created Calamity and Maximum. This is the most successful and ethical of all the programs within Project Longshot. She is still a member of the project and pilots a robot for urban defense and aids the police in Coast City as a duly deputized Marshall. She had a very different experience withe the Project and so she sticks with it. I see her as a patriot and the poster child for government superheroes. She is a good person and wants to help. I kind of see her a bit like Big Guy, from Big Guy and Rusty the Boy Robot.

Step 6: Robot Construction
And now we get to build her suit robot suit. This should be fun!

Body Frame: Reinforced Large Humanoid(20 ft tall, 3000lbs) $1.5 million
Power Supply: Fusion Power Plant $3.2 million
Legs: Giant Size Humanoid(spd 70) $12,000
Arms & Hands: Human Arms and hands(4xbigger, Superhuman PS 40) $720,000
Audio, Optics, and Sensors: Advanced Audio System $390,000
Advanced Robot Optic System $425,000
Laser Targeting System +3 strike with distance weapon $300,000
Combat Computer +2 initiative, +1 strike, +1 parry/dodge +10 targets in radar $900,000
Maxi Radar +2 initiative Range 50 miles $600,000
Weapons: Chemical Spray(2, Tear Gas and CO2 Foam) $70,000
Large Missile Launcher Pod(6 short range and 18 mini missiles) $1.2 Million
AR:  12 $600,000
SDC: 550 $100,000
Pilot Systems: Telemental Helmet +2 initiative, +2 parry +1 dodge $900,000
Pressurized Cabin $200,000
Underwater Capabilities $300,000
Provision Storage $2000
Total 11.4 million. The rest of the money is spent on loads of short range and mini-missiles of varying types.

And there we go. We have a sweet giant robot body that is good for all kinds of fighting and saving people.

Name: Andrea Dawn
Super Identity: Metal Marshal
Alignment: Scrupulous

IQ: 11
ME: 11
MA: 11
PS: 14/40 supernatural in robot suit
PP: 13
PE: 12
PB: 11
Spd: 24/70 in robot suit

HP: 15
SDC: 53
Robot AR: 12
Robot SDC: 550

Basic Electronics; Computer Operations; Computer Programming; Computer Repairs; Navigation (Air, land, Water); Read Sensory Equipment; Weapon Systems; Pilot: Truck; Pilot: Motorcycle; Pilot: Fighter Jet; Pilot: Tank/APC; H2H: Martial Arts; Pilot: Robot Vehicles; Mechanical Engineer; Basic Electronics; Locksmith; Running; Athletics; Body Building; Swimming; SCUBA/Advanced Swimming; Climb; Prowl

And there it is Coast City's Chosen Guardian is a government agent in a Prototype robot suit. She was a test pilot in the Air Force, and was pulled for a special assignment. Of all the applicants she had the best mental link with the robot suit and so was chosen to work in Coast City with the police as a special marshal for dealing with super threats. The Special Marshals were created back in the sixties to help out local and federal agencies with super human crime. Coast City has not needed one until recently when super crime began to rise to prominence. While there had always been some super crime, but most of it was mystical or martial arts based and that works within rules that is easily understood. Of late aliens and other obvious super beings have begun to crop up with surprising regularity. Now when a powerful being goes on a rampage the police call in the Metal Marshal to handle the threat. The people love her, and she is often seen on the news stations doing interviews or announcing a new charity that needs help. She also does parades and school appearances, as she believes that hope and trust in the populous are just as a important as saving lives.

And now we are through the robot section and moving into the last section of the main book. We will be digging into a fun one next, and Ancient Master. Martial arts madness and a threat to the secret masters of the underworld. Should be a hoot.

Also it is the last day of my Kickstarter...

A Far Off Land

In this Fate RPG you take the roll of the Fated, Shapeshifting Demigods who seek to bring about or prevent the destruction of two worlds. It contains new magic systems and Factions Dynamics in play.