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Please do! And let me know how it goes if you use them in an adventure. :-)
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Hi Dragon,

Regarding Mammoth, you say that he has magical protection which heightens his resistance to damage and renders him almost invulnerable to arrows, spears and low caliber firearms.
I haven't seen any magical protection in his stats. Is it the "Invulnerability to knockback" that gives these effects?

Also, Giles Hunter has to turn into the Mammoth to benefit from his powers. Is it an instant transformation?
Because he doesn't have the ad "Instant Change". So, does he need to spend an action to turn into the Mammoth?
That should seem fair, since all of his powers got 1d offered due to the Complication. With this rule, anyone wanting to play a Hulk-like character would get 1d more in all his abilities just because he has to turn into a huge monster. And if the player buys "instant change" also, it would seem more unbalanced, I think.
I mean this complication could be not so much a complication in the end.

Am I missing something?

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Howdy novaexpress!

Thanks for the questions! Mammoth's ability to avoid most damage from bows, arrows, and low-caliber weapons is captured by his Armor. If I remember correctly, he has Armor 3D, which means he's unlikely to take damage from most mundane weapons, unless wielded by the most expert of marskmen, and even then it won't be much, unless he really botches a roll. Let's face it, most mundane gunmen will have Shooting 1D or 2D. Even someone with Shooting 3D wielding an assault rifle will top off at 18 on the attack roll. If Mammoth resists such an attack with his Fortitude, it's unlikely that he'll take any damage at all from such an attack.

As far as his transformation is concerned - "DOH!" He SHOULD have Instant Change. I'll add that to the list of things to fix and repost the files (but I'll wait for you to finish reading and give me your final critique).

Regarding whether that makes Mammoth's "Only in Mammoth ID" Complication too generous, that's a good question, and one that I struggled with for Mammoth, Skana, and Thunderbird. In the end, I went with it because other write-ups in the SUPERS! rules-as-written utilize that construction, as do most superhero games that I've played. BASH UE is an exception, and I can see why BASHMAN went with that decision.

That being said, I think if a player is getting a cost break, the Judge should feel free to play up on the fact that it is a Complication. First, I think it's just fine to declare that the Instant Change takes a full round, in this case.

Second, there should be moments when these characters are caught off guard. I know that in an old Champions game that I ran, characters with this Limitation were instantly KOed in ambush situations, while lounging around HQ in their superhero IDs or otherwise distracted. They were also caught in moments where this was a drawback (like when they were operating undercover).

As far as Mammoth, Skana and Thunderbird are concerned, they are all possessed by powerful extra-dimensional entities that have agendas of their own. Those other personalities are more in control when the characters are in their super-form, and this could lead them to behave in ways that run counter to their human personalities or to the interests of their allies. I would play these up, in order to make the Complication a Complication.

Finally, some Powers might allow the form to be shut off. Imagine using Mind Control to force one of them to activate their instant change! :-P

I certainly wouldn't allow this Complication for a character who was always in their super-form without consequences.

Please keep the feedback coming! I'll make any necessary edits once you are done.

All the best,

Dragonfly
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Dragon,

Thank you for your answer.

Unfortunately, I haven't have enough time to vet all the characters.

Btw, I want you to know that the background in the Manite and Skana's stats is too dark. It is a little troublesome to read them when printed. It seems that the colour of this background is different from the other characters'stats ones.

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Hey novaexpress,

Thanks for the continued feedback. I assume you are talking about the red I used for the Skana and Manite stat blocks?

Do you only have trouble reading it on the printed copy, or do you have trouble reading it on your screen as well?

I'll add that to the things I need to tweak for the repost. Keep the feedback coming, as I want this to be as good as possible.

All the best,

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Doh!
Yes, I was talking about the red you used for Manite and Skana stats.
But, as I printed it in black and white (on a laser printer, though), the red became deep black.
I don't know if it's possible, but maybe a printer-friendly version could be helpful.

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Hey novaexpress!

A printer friendly version is DEFINITELY doable. I'll try to get one up by the end of my Spring Break at the latest. I'll aim for earlier (for both the Freedom Ring and Iron Guantlet).

All the best,

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Great!

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I was flipping through RPGNow the other day and saw the Iron Gauntlet Banner Ad on the site!

FANTASTIC!

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Thanks! Thanks for the banner ad goes to Dustland, of course! :-)

All the best,

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