Not that anyone asked, but here are the pre-gens I have already written for the Dark vs. Spark Bruce County adventure. They'll get adjusted by playtests, of course, but this is what I'm starting with. The qualities and backgrounds are not yet written...this is mostly power sets and names.
In general, players are free to change one of the Qualities to make the character fit better for them.
Someone who has taken the Head-Heart-Hands-Health motto in a totally different direction, Foraitch has one ability that is quite different: a touch can transfer everything the target knows. That information might not be immediately available—it takes time to go through someone's entire life. Okay, balancing realism and game mechanics, let's say it usually takes an hour. Anything that hasn't assimilated when the next person is copied into Foraitch's head, well, that's gone.
|Specialties Leadership Expert (+2)|
Extra: Mental powers, Limit: extra only,
Limit: takes time to process afterward (buy back Determination)
|"Head, Hands, Heart, Health is my motto"|
Game Mechanics: I figure that though the memory transfer is instant, ferreting out the information can take time: When Foraitch is trying (that is, not fighting), a minutes per point of Intellect of the target. Without trying, it takes twenty minutes per point of Intellect.
If there is a particular piece of information (like the combination to a lock), start with 1 in the first "assimilation period" (ten minutes or thirty), and increase by 1 for each time period after that, up to power level. Test that number against the target's Intellect. The GM can modify this based on whether the information would be easily accessible: people just know their names and birthdays, but there might be slower recall about the events on a specific date. Or spend a Determination point and counteract the limit.)
A blatant ripoff of Jason Tondro's fabulous Frog Girl, but I liked the name-power match.
Lily is a student at Georgian College, studying law enforcement. Her parents own a Chinese restaurant, but they are Serbian, with a name granted to them on immigration. She is husky and tall, with acne outbreaks that sometimes go away with the switch from Lilypad. (The name started when she started saying her own real name and then had to fix it.)
|Lilypad (Lily Patrick)|
|Specialties Investigation, Law|
|Extra: Invisibility; Limit: half effect if not motionless||6|
|Aura (small spines)||4|
|Super-Senses (360-degree vision)||1|
|The curse of the were-frog|
|Social media maven|
A bullied kid who escaped by dealing with farm animals and learning about animals as much as possible.
Menagerie can turn into animals, even imaginary ones. And as the fight continues, certain powers start to appear, which might turn Menagerie into a different animal.
|Specialties Science (Veterinary), Medicine|
|Extra: Imaginary ones, too||6|
|Nemesis: Limit: Preparation||5|
He's a farmer. Got a sizeable herd of dairy cattle, and a decent milk quota. And superheroing gets in the way, but darn it, someone's got to do it. And it makes getting lane clear in the wintertime so much easier. The Science and Technologies make up the farming trade, which is broad: he can fix a tractor, tell you what the good weather is for planting, help a cow with a breech birth, and so on.
|Specialties Science, Technology|
|Extra: Ice slide for movement||6|
|Extra: Ice armor (force field)||6|
|Extra: Telekinesis (Limit: snow/ice only; buys back Determination)||6|
|Life support (cold)||1|
The wild kid, in the middle of his or her family. Races cars at the Sauble Speedway in the summer and is a mechanic the rest of the time. A DUI conviction in the past (maybe it's still current: maybe Speedway doesn't have a driver's license right now).
|Specialties Driving, Technology|
|Extra: Surface Movement||6|
|The simple pleasures: getting hammered and going fast|
|A dare? Well, then, I gotta.|
Think Tank puts his or her mind in the suit and is essentially animating it...and essentially there, so though there's a certain Astral Projection quality to the power. He can animate other suits, but the fact is, fully articulated copies of people don't come around all the time. He or she has been building this one for a while, but it could be any articulated thing. This one has microphones and cameras and all such to see what's going on and act on it.
|Damage Reduction (limited to material of the suit, but normally)||6|
|Animating the suit!|