Saturday, April 21, 2018

Light City - Charlie

I rewatched Wonder Woman and decided to stat out my favorite member of the supporting cast, Charlie. 

Charlie
Level 3 Assassin
First Appearance: Wonder Woman (2017)
Str 13            Int 10
Dex 17 (+1)  Wis 10
Con 14          Cha 12
2+1 HD (10 HP) Save: 13 Movement: 12
AC 8 [11] (Dexterity)
Attacks: Unarmed (+1 to hit, 1 damage) or Sniper Rifle (+2 to hit, 1d6+1 damage, long range)
Class Abilities: Death Attack 1/day, Backstab (+4 to hit, X2 damage), 1-4 chance on 1d6 to hear noise. 1-5 chance on 1d6 to read unfamiliar languages/climb walls,  1-4 on 1d6 to find and remove traps/open locks/hide in shadows/ move silently. or pick pockets.
Equipment: Sniper Rifle

Charlie is an expert sniper from Scotland who fought in the British army. He witnessed many horrific sights during the war which caused him to develop PTSD. Despite all this, he was a caring man, was extremely loyal, and loved to sing.


Casey Jones vs Kick-Ass

Skip to 4:12 to see the start of the fight.


I recently purchased the three books of The Vigilante Hack. I'll review it after I get my print copies, but so this post isn't just a video, here's an npc statted out for that game.

Name: Dave Lizewski
Alias: Kick Ass
Class: True Vigilante
Level: 1
XP: 0

Hit Points: 6

STR 13
DEX 15
CON 13
INT 12
WIS 9
CHA 10

Armor: Light (2 points)
Attack Damage: 1d6/1d4 Unarmed
Special Features: Because he's trying to clean up the city, Kick Ass gains a +1 to all combat and damage rolls against Villains.
Weapons and Equipment: Unarmored Costume, Nightstick X2, Light Armor (Combat Vest)

S is for Silver Ranger


The Silver Ranger
Level 7 Gunslinger
Real Name: Unknown
First Appearance: Silver Streak Comics #21 (March 1941)
Str 12            Int 11
Dex 18 (+1)  Wis 14
Con 13          Cha 12
4 HD (15 HP) Save: 9 Movement: 12
AC 8 [11] (Dex)
Attacks: Pistols (+8 to hit/+3 to hit, 1d6 damage, range 60')
Other: Party gains +3 to initiative, can also use lassos and knives
Equipment: 2 pistols, lasso, knife, Lucifer (wonder horse)

The Silver Ranger is a mysterious crime fighter that battles injustice in the West. He's a great detective and fighter. 

Friday, April 20, 2018

Light City - Superman Robots

In honor of Superman's anniversary I wanted to do another post honor the Man of Steel. Here are some powerful servants of Kal-El. A rogue Superman Robot also makes a fantastic and powerful foe. 


Superman Robots
First Appearance: World's Finest #42 (September 1949)
AC 3 [16]        HD 6        Attacks Unarmed (2d6) or Heat Vision (1d6+1, long range)    Movement 24/24 (Flying)

These robots are programmed to imitate the Man of Steel. They have most of his powers, including X-Ray vision.

R is for Red Dead Redemption

Red Dead Redemption is my favorite video game of all time. The story is engrossing, the characters are fantastic, and the game is just plain fun. I've beat the story several times and spent many hours playing a zombie hooker in the online multiplayer with my buddy John. If you haven't played the game, here's the trailer:


The game's protagonist, John Marston, was the first character I statted out for Six-Shooters & Wagons. You can find those stats here. There's definitely more RDR content coming for Six-Shooters. I will stat the zombies from its Undead Nightmare expansion out for my U post. 

Red Dead Redemption 2 comes out later this year. I'm beyond stoked!


In RDR you can enter Dead Eye Mode. This is bullet time mode that allows you to aim at multiple targets and automatically hit. If you would like to make your games more cinematic like this, you can use this rule.

One per day per every three levels the character possesses can use deadeye. While in Dead Eye all of the characters attacks are considered backstabs. Characters using the Deadeye optional class can the ability to use this ability at 1st level.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Q is for The Quick and the Dead (1995)



Synopsis: A tough as nails female gunslinger enters a shooting competition in a corrupt town. Her goal, kill the corrupt head of the town... the man who made her the person she is today.

The Good: A tough as nails female gunslinger enters a shooting competition in a corrupt town. There are some great character actors in this one. Keith David and Lance Henrickson are both great as some of the competitors. I mentioned before, I absolutely love DiCaprio's The Kid. Gene Hackman steals his scenes, but then again, he is Gene Hackman.

The Bad:
This is a B western with some interesting scenes and characters. It isn't masterpiece theater. 
The acting in general isn't the greatest, but if you like Sam Raimi's stuff, it's enjoyable.

The Ugly:  Stone's performance, while not bad, is kind of bland. Then again, she's a female version of a classic trope. She's just a quiet brooding hero with a dark past. Sometimes I like these heroes, sometimes I don't. I feel the same about Crowe's performance. It wasn't great, but it's not bad.

In Your Game:  

Dueling

To simulate the tension and deadly nature of shoot outs in Six-Shooters & Wagons you can include the following optional rules.


In a duel, the shooter that wins initiative can make their attack a backstab. The attack gains a +4 to hit and inflicts double damage. If the character already has the ability to backstab, then this becomes a death attack. They gain the previous benefits, plus the target must making a successful saving throw or die.


Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Happy Birthday Superman!

Today DC is celebrating the 80th anniversary of Superman's debut. To honor him I've got a low level golden age Superman you can add to your Light City game. He uses the partially complete Brick class from The Assembly. It makes sense because golden age Superman was ridiculously strong and invulnerable to a point, but couldn't fly and didn't have a lot of his modern powers.

I gave him max physical stats... because he's Superman.


Superman
Level 3 Brick
Real Name Kal-El, Clark Kent
First Appearance Action Comics #1 (June 1938)
Str 30 (+4)  Dex 18 (+1)  Con 18 (+1)  Int 12  Wis 14  Cha 12
4 HD (25 HP)   Save  14  Movement 12
AC  5 [14]
Attacks Punch +5 to hit, 1d6+4 damage
Other Leap the length of movement, perform feat of strength on 4 or less on 1d6.

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Also enjoy this track by my friend Niles inspired by the greatest Superman story, All-Star Superman.