Back to the Wall "AH GOD!! HOW DO WE STOP IT!!!" *gibber*

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Requires Seasoned
The power to temporarily transform into a Frenzied Ghoul.
Used by Edgar Stokes, Created by Strazhari.
(While you are a Frenzied Ghoul, you are obviously transformed and unusual. )

While Frenzied, Edgar erupts into sudden, terrible violence. His eyes blaze with an orange light, talons lengthen slightly, & tongue lolls wildly from his mouth.

Edgar is a Survivor first & foremost. If cornered, his fear & rage can send him into a berserk frenzy, becoming a slavering, gibbering creature until he gathers himself again. In this time, he suffers a severe "Fight or Flight" response, losing the ability to speak coherently or manipulate fine objects.


This Effect activates whenever rendered unconscious or if he fails a Limit check. It does not require an Action or Exertion.

You transform into a Frenzied Ghoul for 3 minutes. You have access to all of your Powers while you are a Frenzied Ghoul, and you can use your equipment. The Injuries and Battle Scars of your Alternate Form and your true form are tracked separately. While transformed, your Attributes are the same.

If you are restricted, restrained, dazed, sleepy, or stunned, you may activate this Effect to break free or end the negative effect. You cannot free yourself by transforming more than once a minute.

Whenever you enter Combat, roll Mind, Difficulty 7. If you fail, you cannot choose which targets to attack.

You cannot speak any coherent verbal language while transformed and must resort to other means of communication.

You are incapable of fine object manipulation while transformed and can only hold or grasp things in a crude, clumsy way.


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Community Activated Gifts

Exert your Mind and spend an Action. Make a Trauma roll when you activate this Effect.

You phase out of reality for up to 4 Rounds. During this time, you cannot affect the outside world or take any Actions. You cannot move. Nothing can interact with you in any way.

When you activate this Effect, you may limit its duration to a period of your choosing. If you are able, you may also end it as a Free Action on your initiative.

You leave The Figure of Archibald Hood at your location.

  • You may use your Free Movement on the Round you phase back in, but you cannot take an Action.

Exert your Mind (unless you win a coin flip) and spend an Action to activate. This Effect cannot be used unless When Believed to be in Danger.

You may levitate off the ground at three times your normal walking speed. The effect lasts for the next minute, though you may choose to end it at will.

  • Any penalties to dice or movement, including from Encumbrance, are applied as normal. If your movement is reduced to 0 due to encumbrance, you will begin to sink down to the ground.
  • You may activate this Effect while in midair, allowing you to slow and survive any free fall.

Exert your Mind and spend a Quick Action.

You transform into A humanoid with horrifying mosquito features. for 30 minutes. You have access to all of your Powers while you are A humanoid with horrifying mosquito features., and you can use your equipment. Your Battle Scars, Injuries, and physical Liabilities are carried over between forms. Reverting from your Alternate Form cannot cause your existing Injuries to kill you. Instead, you remain Incapacitated.

While transformed, your Attributes are the same. Your Stress is reduced by 2.

Your alternate form is its own deadly weapon. Unarmed attacks made in your alternate form deal +3 Weapon Damage (instead of the typical -1).

You may end this Effect prematurely as a Free Action.

Anyone who witnesses you during this Effect's activation or for its duration will almost certainly be disturbed to see The popping of flesh, the creaking of bone..a horrifying transformation...

Your alternate form renders you unable to speak any human language and incapable of fine object manipulation. You can only hold or grasp objects in a crude, clumsy way.

Whenever you enter Combat, roll Self-Control. If you fail, you cannot choose which targets to attack and cannot stop fighting until there are no targets remaining.

  • Reminder: Weapon Damage from multiple sources does not stack. Instead, the highest value is used.
  • When narrating disturbing content, be cognizant of your group's tone and accommodating to those who would like to "fast forward" through the description.
  • Attribute bonuses from multiple sources do not stack. Instead the highest bonus is used.

Exert your Mind and spend an Action to activate.

You may levitate off the ground at two times your normal walking speed. The effect lasts for the next minute, though you may choose to end it at will.

While in the air, your move speed and encumbrance are based on your rating in Mind instead of your Brawn and Dexterity.

  • Your free Movement while levitating is now 5 + (5 x Mind) feet per round without incurring a dice penalty. You may extend your Movement by up to 20 extra feet, taking a -1 dice penalty for every 5 extra feet you travel.
  • Any penalties to dice or movement, including from Encumbrance, are applied as normal. If your movement is reduced to 0 due to encumbrance, you will begin to sink down to the ground.
  • You may activate this Effect while in midair, allowing you to slow and survive any free fall.

Exert your Mind (unless you are in a major metropolitan area) and spend two Actions performing the following ritual: flashy transformation sequence. You must maintain Concentration while activating this Effect, and it fails if you are interrupted.

You transform into an animated superhero for 3 hours. You have access to all of your Powers while you are an animated superhero, and you can use your equipment. The Injuries and Battle Scars of your Alternate Form and your true form are tracked separately.

While transformed, your Attributes are the same. You do not suffer any Stress while transformed.

While transformed, instead of your normal clothes and equipment, you are equipped with: Paragon Superhero Gear

Possession of this Power grants the following Battle Scar: Zero To Hero: Your physical prowess only functions within the body of your superhero identity. When you are outside of your Alternate Form, your Strength and Dexterity attributes are set to a 1.

Possession of this Power grants the following Trauma at all times: With Great Responsibility: You are compelled to follow your morals. Whenever you are faced with the opportunity to save a life or enact justice, you must succeed a Self-Control roll to resist the urge and Tragic Backstory: Your sleep is plagued with horrible nightmares of when you lost your limbs in a super-terrorism incident. At the start of each Contract and each time you fall asleep, make a Self-Control roll. If you fail, you take one Mind damage.

  • Attribute bonuses from multiple sources do not stack. Instead the highest bonus is used.

Stock Activated Gifts

Exert your Mind (unless you win a coin flip) and spend 15 minutes. This Effect cannot be used unless you are in a wilderness environment.

Choose a specific type of food, water, or survival supply which could fit inside a regular backpack (up to 27 liters). It must be Non-Alien and generic. You cannot create explosives. You cannot create firearms.

Roll Perception + Survival to fabricate up to 5 copies of your chosen Object. The Difficulty is assigned by the GM and depends on the specificity of your chosen Object. Your created items no longer expire, and will last until they are destroyed.

  • You may cause a created item to expire at will as a Free Action, destroying the item.

Spend a Quick Action. You must actively and obviously use a scarf, sheet, or handkerchief to activate this Effect.

You may withdraw an item from your stash, or add an item that is within arm’s reach to your stash. You may only stash targets which are in your possession, grappled, or otherwise controlled by you.

You may store Objects in your stash, each no larger than something which could fit inside a briefcase (15 liters), and you may store up to 3 things at a time.

You may choose to equip any equipment you withdraw at no additional cost.

  • "Equip" refers to drawing a gun, putting on a piece of armor, etc.
  • Containers which hold multiple things may count as a single item so long as the things within are generally packaged together. For instance, you may stash a clip full of bullets, a medical kit full of medical supplies, or a box of crackers, but you cannot stash a backpack full of miscellaneous equipment.
  • You may only attempt to store Objects which are free-standing and disconnected from other things. The use of this Effect will not allow you to sever any connections holding an Object in place.
  • The Maximum Object Size parameter is intended to roughly capture the weight / size restriction of items and isn’t intended to restrict shape. GM discretion is advised. A human being is level 4 in the Maximum Object Size parameter.

Exert your Mind and Spend an Action.

You transform into your own corpse for one minute. While transformed, you may control the functioning of the object you have transformed into. You can perceive your surroundings as normal. You can be targeted as a Non-Living, Sapient Object.

If you are damaged while transformed, the damage is realized when you return to normal. If you are damaged before you transform, your inanimate form will appear partially damaged.

You may end this Effect prematurely as a Free Action.

  • If a character is inside of you when you revert to your original form, you take a Severity-5 Injury when they burst from your innards as you shrink.
  • You cannot move in any way the object wouldn't normally be able to move. If you are a feather duster, you cannot float around, etc.

Exert your Mind (unless you win a coin flip) and spend 1 minute. This Effect cannot be used unless you drink blood directly from a human until it injures them. Choose a specific Injury on yourself that has not yet been treated with this Effect and roll Brawn + Occult at Difficulty 6.

If you succeed, the Injury is reduced in Severity by your Outcome. If you reduce its Severity to 0, the Injury is fully healed. Otherwise, it is partially healed and will heal the rest of the way at its natural rate.

This counts as a successful Makeshift Stabilization if the Injury was not already Stabilized; any Battle Scars caused by the Injury will remain.

Anyone who witnesses you during this Effect's activation or for its duration will almost certainly be disturbed to see you drink blood directly from the vein.

  • When narrating disturbing content, be cognizant of your group's tone and accommodating to those who would like to "fast forward" through the description.
  • Unstabilized wounds do not degenerate during treatment.

Exert your Mind and spend an Action. You must actively and obviously use a watch or clock to activate this Effect.

Lasts 1 minute. Whenever you use your Movement, after all other calculations, the distance you may travel is doubled.

Outside of Combat, any non-Gift, non-movement Actions you attempt take drastically less time to complete, as long as your personal speed is a factor in the Action. Total time reduction is determined by the GM and capped at 90% (executing the Action takes no less than 1/10th the normal time).

While using this Effect, you may carry one other being without affecting your Encumbrance, so long as you maintain contact with them for the duration and they consent or are grappled.

  • The time reduction on non-Movement Actions applies only to the parts of actions when your personal speed is a factor,: pouring water or smoking a steak are not affected, but constructing a shelter or picking a lock would be. The GM will determine how much the total time is reduced based on how relevant personal speed is to the task.
  • Any Encumbrance penalty to your movement still applies, but you do not suffer from any sort of exhaustion.
  • Damage from a collision depends on your speed at the time, as well as what you hit. GM's discretion, but generally moving faster than a car on the freeway and hitting a dense, solid object like a wall or a tree should be lethal. Mundane armor will not apply, but any supernatural forms of protection will.