Pub One Shot - Christmas Special 2022

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Hello fellow Pubbers!

I'd like to pitch you a light-hearted, Christmas-themed one-shot. The premise is superhero heist. You will be playing supervillains(*) planning a daring robbery of an ancient Egyptian artifact on display at a Las Vegas casino. What could go wrong?

System: ICONS
Suggested Dates: Either Sunday December 4th or Sunday December 11th, whichever date attracts sufficient player to make a go of it.
Time: 18:00 GMT (13:00 EST, 19:00 CET )
Tech: Pub's Discord Channel #game

A set of pregenerated characters will be provided as soon as pregenerate them.

Please sign up below if you are intested and available. Tagging One Shot regulars Stan Stan and Fenris-77 Fenris-77 in case this catches their fancy.

* With regards to playing supervillains, given the context, we clearly aren't talking about the kind out to conquer the world or kill Batman's sidekicks. The kind of supervillians suitable for this adventure are regular crooks with a shtick, no more evil than your average roleplaying party.
 
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Light-hearted supervillain shenanigans? Count me in.
 

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Thanks guys, that's great. I've also recruited a guest player for the real world (which regulars to these One Shots will have already met) so I think we have a viable game. Still happy for, say, up to two more players to join if they wish to.

As no one expressed preference for dates, I'd suggest we pencil in Sunday December 4th, 18:00 GMT.
 

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I think so . Gotta look up icons.

ICONS is a simple and fast playing. It is mix between TSR Marvel Super Heroes and Fate. There is a free online character generator here:https://charlesmoore99.github.io/NoFrillsIconsCharacterGenerator/Editor.html .

You can play around with that, roll up a a few characters and see if you come up with something that catches your fancy and post it here. A world of warning, the character generator is for 2nd edition ICONS ("Assembled Edition"). I'll be using the 1st edtion, which is leaner and borrows more from MSH. But the two editions are pretty compatible.

I will regardless provide some pregens.
 

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The Pregens
The pregerenated characters don't have names or background info, just some raw stats.They were generated randomly. I've given each a one-word descriptor for convenience, but it is not meant to define the character, which you can reimagine in whatever way you see fit.

To customise your character, choose two Specialties from the list below. They do pretty much what they sound like

Acrobatics, Art (choose one), Athletics, Business, Computers, Criminology, Drive, Electronics, Investigation, Languages, Law, Leadership, Medicine, Mechanics, Military, Occult, Performance (choose one), Pilot, Psychiatry, Science (choose one), Sleight of Hand, Stealth

Qualities & Challenges we can work out during play.

Happy to take questions.

Prowess 6
Coordination 5
Strength 4
Intellect 4
Awareness 7
Willpower 2

Stamina 6
Determination 3

Powers
Leaping 4
Life Drain 6

Prowess 4
Coordination 7
Strength 2
Intellect 4
Awareness 4
Willpower 4

Stamina 6
Determination 2

Powers
Shrinking 5 - 6 inches, +2 defence
Flight 4 - Only when shrunk
Blast 6

Prowess 5
Coordination 5
Strength 5
Intellect 5
Awareness 7
Willpower 5

Stamina 10
Determination 2

Powers
Immunity (Mental Attacks)
Plant Control 5 (with Plant Growth)

Prowess 5
Coordination 3
Strength 6
Intellect 6
Awareness 5
Willpower 4

Stamina 10
Determination 3

Powers
Affliction 7 - Toxic Touch
Power Nullification 6
Interface 4

Prowess 6
Coordination 5
Strength 5
Intellect 5
Awareness 6
Willpower 4

Stamina 9
Determination 4

Powers
Absorption 3 (All Energy)
with Ability Boost – Strength (Energy attacks boost Strength)
Growth 7 - 10 meters (Strength increase to 7, defence -2)

Prowess 4
Coordination 5
Strength 4
Intellect 6
Awareness 4
Willpower 4

Stamina 8
Determination 3

Powers
Possession 4 (Power vs Willpower. leave your body to take control of another. Willpower vs Power test where this puts host at risk)
Animation 5 (bring an object to "life" )
Mind Shield 5

Prowess 4
Coordination 5
Strength 3
Intellect 7
Awareness 2
Willpower 4

Stamina 7
Determination 3

Powers
Elemental Control 7 (Sound)
Creating
Attacking (Sound Blast)
Moving (Fly)
 

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Interface allows you to talk to machines. Technically talk with computers, but these days pretty much anything has computer chips so enjoy the totally non-judgemental conversations with your fridge late at night.
 

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Interface allows you to talk to machines. Technically talk with computers, but these days pretty much anything has computer chips so enjoy the totally non-judgemental conversations with your fridge late at night.
Sounds like. I'll play the Nullifier. I reserve the right to come up with a worse name.
 
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