Madman with a Boxed Set
Gotcha. Sounds good. What about the accident that gave her the powers?Gotcha; she is actually covered in what seem to be tattoos of eyes but they drift on her body and tend to change position / expression when not observed directly.
Rules. Roll 2d6. If you’re the active party, succeed on 7+; if you’re the reactive party, succeed on 8+. Any 3s or 4s represent bad and good twists, respectively. This edition uses advantage and disadvantage. Roll an extra die and take the best (adv) or worst (disadv) result. Failed rolls, bad twists, and the narrative can lead to damage, which is handled narratively with a three strikes and you’re out system. Emphasis is placed on goal/conflict resolution with dice rather than task resolution, so framing scenes and being clear on goals and the tasks you’re performing to accomplish your goal is important.Nice. I played D&D yesterday with my buddy and both our sets of kids. My daughter keeps missing her actions because she insists that she’s a narcoleptic elf. The other kids are not happy.
I could actually use that rules summary you talked about. I think I read the first or second edition years ago, and I remember being incredibly light (which seems good for this kind of forum). But in th meantime, we just come up with three descriptors (major and two minor), right?
There’s a bit more to characters now. Main traits, side traits, question, trouble, and tells. Main and side traits are the same as ever. Tells are just physical manifestations of your traits, trouble, and question. Trouble is a negative trait that helps the character make more interesting choices, like kleptomaniac or hates doctors. Question is a trait you’re waffling on that provides roleplaying opportunities, like honest-? would mean you are generally an honest person but you want that to be a point of tension for your character.
If it’s the appearance of a monkey but not abilities then I’m fine with sonic powers. Guy in a suit with purple fur around his face and a tail plus a sonic scream, sure. Guy who can flip and jump and climb like a monkey plus a sonic scream, not so much. It may seem like a silly line in the sand, but it’s part of the basic premise I’m going for. Low-level one-trick-ponies.As for the sonic monkey, I care more about the sonic part than the monkey part. I really just pictured weird canted purple drenched panels with Agent Orchid perched on some weird angle with those sonic circles coming out of his head. Maybe I could keep some monkey ability to get to funny places and the sonic powers? I’m not looking to beat on someone with monkey fists while screaming sweet nothings in their ear.