Friday, January 27, 2012

New Villain: Brides of Orlok

Following up on yesterday's vampire theme, here's an example of how you can adjust the stats in ICONS to create a lesser vampire minion like a vampire lord's bride or a vampire that has only recently been created. Vampires become more powerful with age, and it only makes sense that a younger fledgling would have lower stats and less powers than their ancient masters.

BRIDES OF ORLOK
Vampire Minions

ABILITIES
Prowess  3
Coordination  3
Strength  5
Intellect  3
Awareness  3
Willpower  2

Stamina  7
Determination  *

SPECIALTIES
  • Deception
  • Stealth Expert
POWERS
  • Immortality
  • Life Drain 3
  • Life Support 10
  • Mind Control 2
  • Resistance (Physical Damage) 3
  • Wall Crawling 2
QUALITIES
  • Alluring Beauty
  • Vampire (Undead)
CHALLENGES
  • Must drink blood to survive (Stamina only regained through Life Drain)
  • Vampiric Weaknesses: Destroyed by sunlight or beheading (negates Immortality); silver weapons cause normal damage (negates Resistance); repelled by crosses; a stake through the heart causes an automatic Stun result that lasts until the stake is removed

Thanks for reading!

2 comments:

  1. yaknow - that Resistance (Physical Damage) seems like a clever way of getting around some of the problems with Invulnerability

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  2. Yes - it definitely is meant to be a counter to issues with Invulnerability, but I can't take credit for it. It comes from the Villainomicon (p. 22) and from the write up for Drusilla White (p. 48).

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