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Author Topic: Mutants & Masterminds - The Hunt for the Progenitor  (Read 1398 times)

Offline Deaths Jester

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Re: Mutants & Masterminds - The Hunt for the Progenitor
« Reply #120 on: February 11, 2018, 06:27:59 PM »
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Offline Reepicheep

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Re: Mutants & Masterminds - The Hunt for the Progenitor
« Reply #121 on: February 11, 2018, 07:04:51 PM »
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Re: Mutants & Masterminds - The Hunt for the Progenitor
« Reply #122 on: February 11, 2018, 07:28:56 PM »
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Offline UnkoMan

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Re: Mutants & Masterminds - The Hunt for the Progenitor
« Reply #123 on: February 11, 2018, 07:37:31 PM »
Having safely hidden, the queen ant sees the rat/man attacked from multiple sources. Feeling strangely emboldened by this display she tries to get her colony close, tries to get them to swarm the creature's legs, so he cannot escape so easily.
The queen feels the vibrations in the air change as well, and wonders what could be the source of it. It isn't natural, and seems to her like something to stop if possible.

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Re: Mutants & Masterminds - The Hunt for the Progenitor
« Reply #124 on: February 11, 2018, 10:31:21 PM »
Wild Card

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Dodge Defence 19 vs Deck of Cards 13 + (d20 = 11)
Wild Card: Successful hit to one degree
Deal a Hand DC22 vs Toughness 6 - 1 + (d20 = 20)
Lab Rat: Resisted ((Seriously, I'm not pulling any tricks here. The guy keeps rolling 20s.))

As soon as the kinetic motions in the air subside, you waste no time flicking three more cards at the rat man. He snarls, now on his feet. His clawed hand swipes the air with bestial speed. His arm takes the brunt of the force. The cards scratch his flesh, but fall to the ground. His eyes are now fixed on you, the humanity in his glare now snuffed out by the animal that has taken over.

Lab Rat
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Parry Defence 16 vs Claws 7 + (d20 = 20)
((SERIOUSLY. THIS GUY.))
Lab Rat: Critical Hit!
Toxic Claws Damage DC20 + 5 vs Toughness 6 + (d20 = 13)
Wild Card: Failure to two degrees. -1 Resistance penalty, Dazed.
Toxic Claws Affliction D13 + 5 vs Fortitude 5 + (d20 = 7)
Wild Card: Failure to two degrees. Exhausted.
Lab Rat: No longer Dazed

He charges forwards, zeroed in on Wild Card. In the same, feral motion, before Wild Card could move, the rat man's claw swipes furiously through the air and then into the flank of his attacker. His claws might have sunk even deeper, were he not grabbed by the legs by a truckload of ants, yanking him back midair like a yoyo.

Wild Card
You were hit pretty bad. Dizzyingly so. It doesn't help that when you look down, you see that the scratch mark had already discoloured your skin. You aren't sure if it's those diseased claws or the impact of the blow, but the room feels like its in motion. Any attempt to focus and it only spins harder.

Queen Ant

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Perception 5 + (d20 = 17) vs Stealth 9 + (d20 = 11)
Surprise attack fails.

Parry Defence 15 vs Grab 11 + (d20 = 20)
Queen Ant: Critical Hit!
Grab DC11 + 5 vs Dodge 9 - 5 + (d20 = 5)
Lab Rat: Defenceless, Immobile, Impaired.

Presence -2 + (d20 = 17) vs Insight 12 + (d20 = 16)
Queen Ant: Success to three degrees

Your ants reassemble in an inky, black puddle in the path of the rat man. Just as he pounces into the air, so do you. The ants spring upwards, catching the rat by the legs and whipping him back through the air the way he came. You encircle and envelop him, held in place in a rock solid grip. He struggles, but before long his arms and legs are both bound. By ants.

You realise that within your grasp is the source of the vibrations. They become more frantic now.

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Bill Morgan

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All allies receive +2 to all checks this round.
The music resonates through the room. Neither Queen Ant, inhuman though she may be, nor the dizzied Wild Card can ignore it. The resonance does more than just uplifts them; it galvanises them.

Hazard

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DC12 vs Fortitude 5 - 1 + 2 (d20 = 13)
Wild Card: Resisted
Queen Ant: Immune
DC12 vs Fortitude 3 + (d20 = 19)
Bill Morgan: Resisted

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Lab Rat: Damage: -1 Resistance Penalty | Status: Defenceless, Immobile, Impaired | Grabbed in the southern half of the laboratory.
Bill Morgan: Circumstance: Weakened Stamina -1 | Western wall of the laboratory.
Queen Ant: Damage: -1 Resistance Penalty | Circumstance: -2 Move Penalty. +2 all checks | Southern half of the laboratory.
Wild Card: Damage: -1 Resistance Penalty | Status: Dazed, Exhausted | Circumstance: +2 all checks | Southern half of the laboratory.
« Last Edit: February 11, 2018, 10:46:32 PM by Reepicheep »

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Re: Mutants & Masterminds - The Hunt for the Progenitor
« Reply #125 on: February 11, 2018, 10:46:13 PM »
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Wild Card stands there, sucking wind and holding his bleeding wounds. He grimaces slightly followed by a shout filled with anger, strong Russian words, and the phrase "If I'm going down, I'm taking your hairy arse with me, Ratboy!"

With that he lashes out with a kick aimed at Lab Rat's knee.

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« Last Edit: February 11, 2018, 11:40:21 PM by Deaths Jester »
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Re: Mutants & Masterminds - The Hunt for the Progenitor
« Reply #126 on: February 12, 2018, 12:11:10 AM »
As the creature struggles under the weight of the queen's colony, the vibrations go wild causing her ants to ripple. She realizes he is where they are coming from. Either this man, like Bill, is causing them himself or, more likely, the object he holds.
Either way, he seems to treasure it above all else.
The queen directs some of her ants to secrete acid on his hand, in an effort to get him to drop the glowing object.

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Re: Mutants & Masterminds - The Hunt for the Progenitor
« Reply #127 on: February 13, 2018, 02:06:19 AM »
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