Tuesday, April 7, 2020

F is for Freddy Krueger

For the Blogging from A-Z April Challenge this year I’m going to be looking at slashers and other horror character and statting them out for my free rpg, Slashers & Survivors.

Of course, I'm going to stat Freddy Krueger this month. Some would argue he's the king of slashers. Even if you disagree, you have to admit he is the most stylish. These stats are an amalgamation of his traits from the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise. 

New Rules
Dream Realm

While in the Dream Realms, a survivors do things through force of will. To simulate this any STR check uses INT instead. CON checks used WIS instead and DEX use CHA. In addition, any damage a survivor takes from those tied to the Dream Realms (such as Freddy Krueger) affects them in the waking world.  


Freddy Krueger 
HP: 30/50 (Real World/Dream World)
Evade: 15
Armor Points: 6
Bonus: +3 to Attack, +5 to Damage
Attack: Claw (1d6 Damage
Special Traits: Dream Master (Freddy has the reality altering powers of a god while in the Dream Realms and regenerates 5 HP on his turn)
Special Attack: Telekinesis (CM+INT vs DC 15), Target takes 1d6 damage and is knocked prone (can only be used in Dream Realms).
M/O: Freddy delights and is sustained by fear.
Weakness: Fire damage ignores Freddy's Armor Points. In addition, Freddy loses his regeneration and can be killed in the real world. 

Monday, April 6, 2020

E is for Elizabeth Bathory

For the Blogging from A-Z April Challenge this year I’m going to be looking at slashers and other horror character and statting them out for my free rpg, Slashers & Survivors.
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I know the real countess Erzebet Bathory wasn’t vampire that bathed and drank the blood of virgins, but that doesn’t mean I don’t love the legend. Here is the bloody countess for your Slashers & Survivors or The Blackest of Deaths game.
Elizabeth Bathory
HP: 40
Evade: 16
Armor Points: 6 (Silver, Magic, Blessed Objects)
Bonus: +4 to Attack, +4 to Damage
Attack: Claw (1d6 Damage) or Bite (1d4)
Special Traits: Supernatural speed. Regenerates 1 HP on her turn. Any damage done by her bite attack heals her that many HP. Advantage on all social rolls.
Special Attack: Charm (CM + CHA vs DC 15) - Target obeys Bathory’s commands for 1d4 minutes. Any character that resists is immune to this ability for 24 hours.
M/O: Bathory lives for decadence and vanity. She must bathe and feed on the blood of virgins. She will attempt to Charm those with the Looker perk first. If she is unable to control them, then she will target them first for death.
Weakness: Bathory is effectively mortal during the daylight. Her armor points change to 0, she is vulnerable to regular attacks, and loses her ability to regenerate. 

Saturday, April 4, 2020

D is for Doom-Head

For the Blogging from A-Z April Challenge this year I’m going to be looking at slashers and other horror character and statting them out for my free rpg, Slashers & Survivors.
I’ve come to realize that all Rob Zombie movies have the same overall aesthetic and you either like it or you don’t. While there was a time when I really didn’t get into the over the top grime and muck of his movies, honestly, I’ve come to just accept it. I’m a fan.  31 is a different kind of movie overall, but is a Rob Zombie movie through and through. I didn’t go into it with high expectations, but looking back I really liked it. You can read my review (made of my initial thoughts) here. The strongest actor in the film was Richard Brake as Doom-Head. Brake is one of my favorite actors and if you want a dark Joker, he’s the man to do it. That’s why I’ve decided to stat his character out for S&S.


Doom-Head
HP: 30
Evade: 16
Armor Points: 0
Bonus: +5 to Attack, +2 to Damage
Attack: Switch-Blade (1d4 Damage)
Special Traits: If Doom-Head hits with one switchblade attack he can immediately make a second.
M/O:   Doom-Head is a murder artiste. He strives to be the best and let’s nothing stop him.
Weakness: Doom-Head is a part of 31 one and must abide by it’s rules, until he decides to not....

Friday, April 3, 2020

C is for Chucky (Part II)

For the Blogging from A-Z April Challenge this year I’m going to be looking at slashers and other horror character and statting them out for my free rpg, Slashers & Survivors.

While I prefer the original Dourif Child’s Play movies, I enjoyed the reboot. You can read my review here. It was a cool techno thriller and honestly would have been just fine had they called it something else and divorced it from the Child’s Play name. Also Mark Hamill was fantastic!


Chucky 
HP: 15
Evade: 17
Armor Points: 0
Bonus: +2 to Attack, +1 to Damage
Attack: by weapon
Special Traits: All stealth rolls are made with Advantage, can control Kaslan electronics
M/O:   Chucky wants to be Andy’s ONLY friend or loved one.
Weakness: Because he’s an AI, Chucky could be taken out with an EMP, be hacked, or not function if his power source ran out

C is for Chucky (Part I)

For the Blogging from A-Z April Challenge this year I’m going to be looking at slashers and other horror character and statting them out for my free rpg, Slashers & Survivors.

Chucky is a odd slasher that’s gone through several incarnations. This post focuses on the original killer with voodoo powers turned doll. Brad Dourif voices him perfectly and I love that his daughter has been brought into the franchise. I also think it’s cool that this incarnation of Chucky is slated to move on, even though the character has been rebooted in the films.


Charles Lee Ray/Chucky 
HP: 15
Evade: 17
Armor Points: 0
Bonus: +2 to Attack, +1 to Damage
Attack: by weapon
Special Traits: All occult based rolls are made with Advantage, all stealth based rolls are made with Advantage, heals 1 HP on his turn
M/O: Chucky takes pleasure in killing and cementing his legacy.
Weakness: Chucky can only be killed by destroying his heart. However, it is possible for him to be revived if any of him survives.

And just because it happened I want to share this Chucky/wrestling crossover promo.