What Do I Know About Datafiles? The Destroyer
This is the Destroyer as I used him in last night’s Marvel Heroic Roleplaying Event. Essentially, it’s a “Greatest Hits” version of the Destroyer, powered by a soul that animates it, and basically wrecking everything in it’s path.
As a side note, the Destroyer can, as a technicality, hold Thor’s hammer, since it’s a construct and not alive (not worthy or unworthy, just another creation of Odin).
- Solo d10
- Buddy d8
- Team d6
- Powered by Souls
- Dire Purpose
- Asgardian Doomsday Machine
d12 Godlike Durability d8 Subsonic Flight d12 Psychic Resistance d12 Mystic Resistance d12 Godlike Strength d12 Transmutation d12 Blast
SFX Area Attack Add a d6 and keep an additional effect die for each additional target
SFX Disintegration Beam In any roll that includes a blast dice, double blast dice and step up effect dice, then shut down Blast. Recover on an opportunity.
SFX No One Can Stand Against the Destroyer Step up or double a Godlike Strength die against a stingle target. Remove the highest rolling die and add 3 dice for your total.
SFX Weapon of the Gods Add a d6 to your dice pool for an attack action and step back highest die in pool by –1. Step up physical stress inflicted by +1
SFX Enduring Body Spend a die from the Doom Pool to ignore stress, trauma, or complications from any attack that targets metabolic function
SFX Invulnerability Spend a die from the Doom Pool to ignore any stress or trauma unless caused by Uru weapons or Asgardian magic
Limit Growing Dread Both 1 and 2 on your dice count as opportunities when using a Asgardian Superweapon power.
Limit Vulnerable Body If the body belonging to the soul animating the Destroyer takes stress, apply that stress as a complication to the Destroyer. If the body is killed, the Destroyer is shut down.
Combat Master d10 Menace Master d10
I was tempted to give the Destroyer the rumored d12 “Supremacy” specialties that cosmic characters in Annihilation might have access to, but I decided against it, for two reasons. This is the Destroyer powered by an “average” soul, or by Loki by remotely projecting part of his soul into the construct.
The “Supremacy” dice should probably be reserved for when the Destroyer has been prepped to do something really major by the Powers that Be. Still, I can almost see a Menace Supremacy for this thing . . .
The other reason I held back was due to the fact that I’m not quite sure if you will be able to do the full march down the die scale. For example, will you be able to split a Supremacy into 2 d10s, or 3 d8s, or even 4 d6s?
As it stands, the Destroyer seemed to be plenty formidable last night, and that was without me using any Doom Pool dice to shrug off stress.
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