Thursday, June 8, 2017

Light City #2 - The Elemental and Spectrum

Light City#2 - The Elemental is a great continuation of +Jonathan Linneman's Swords & Wizardry Light to supers game project. The elemental is a great choice for making something like the Human Torch but even works for something like Green Lantern. He gets a nice selection of abilities and a nice version of flight that doesn't unbalance the game. Definitely check this one out. Like The Brawler, it includes an example super using this class. I converted El Hijo de Lobo Plata for the brawler. For the elemental I decided to convert my DC Lantern Corps character, Spectrum

Level 1 Elemental

Real Name: Darryl Marz
First Appearance: Spectrum One-Shot
Str 12    Int 12
Dex 12 Wis 10
Con 13  Cha 15 (+1)
1 HD (6 HP)    Saving Throw 15    Flight 48
AC 7 [12] (Willpower Aura, Negated by Fear Effects)
Attacks: 1X Elemental Strike, +0 to hit, 1d6 damage

Spectrum is a man created by the rogue guardian Krona. He is the living embodiment of the emotional spectrum. An emotional young man, he strives to use his abilities for good. He is an ally of Hal Jordan and Kyle Rayner (two of the only individuals to know Darryl's true origins.)

Here is a breakdown of his abilities from level 1-7 and how they tie into DC's emotional spectrum (the source of power for the various Lantern Corps).
Love - Construct (1st) - The act of creation is love.
Avarice - Knock/Lock (5rd) - Mine, mine, mine!
Rage - Elemental Strike (1st) - Rage strikes lashes out at all in it's way.
Willpower - Elemental Aura (1st) - Negated by Fear Effects - My will protects me.
Compassion - Cure Wounds I (3rd) - All deserve a chance for mercy.
Hope - Learning to Fly (1st) - Hope grants us wings to fly.
Fear - Hold (7th) - Fear paralyzes the weak and strong alike.

Quirks: Spectrum's aura becomes visible when using his abilities. The color of this aura and his eyes match the emotion he's tapping into.

Also, Spectrum has a Charisma of 15 or higher. In Swords & Wizardry Light that means he would have a torch boy. I think for Light City that should translate to a sidekick/super pet.


  1. Holy crap, that's an awesome use of the class! The ability breakdown by emotion is inspired.

    Also...sidekick/super pet with CHA 15? Perfect!!

    1. Thank you. You gave me a lot to work with. Honestly I think Love is the biggest stretch, but it works.