Expanding Rigid Foam Grenade

What a mess.

A 1 Gift Restrict Power created by shady.


The Future Soldier has access to an arsenal of specialized foam grenades. These look like glowing orange capsules with a rugged rubberized grip. When thrown, they burst into splash of expanding neon orange foam. Initially this is no more than a mess, but the foam hardens in seconds, severely hampering the movement of anyone unlucky enough to have been splashed. Those affected may use their hands or weapons to hack away at the foam and free themselves.

An activated foam grenade will immediately explode if it travels more than 20 feet from the Future Soldier.

System Active

Spend an Action and make a Difficulty 5 Dexterity + Athletics roll to toss a foam grenade within 20 feet. The grenade immediately bursts, splashing everyone within a ten-foot radius of your target area. On your initiative in the next Round of combat (about three seconds later), the expanding foam hardens. Any affected individual moves at one quarter of their normal speed.

You start each Game with three foam grenades. You may obtain one per day, but there can never be more than three in existence.

Targets may attempt to break free by making an attack against the foam. Attacks against the binding are made at +1 Difficulty. Breaking the binding requires an amount of damage equal to the successes on your initial roll. Damage from multiple attacks is cumulative and stacks linearly. Prior to hardening, any attempt to remove the foam from their body counts as a successful attack with damage equal to their successes on their roll.


  • Battery-operated (This power has its own 3-point Source pool that is the only way to activate it. The Source regenerates at the rate of one point per day and cannot be raised with Experience.)
    • Source Name - Foam grenade

  • AoE (Affects all targets within a 10 foot radius of the primary target)


  • Slow Crawl (Instead of being fixed in place, the target is able to crawl at 1/4th of their normal move speed.)
  • Delayed (The movement restriction takes place the round after you activate this Power. The affected target may make an attempt to "free" themselves as normal before they are full restricted.)
  • Focus (Activating this Power requires a specific kind of item.)
    • Object - Foam grenade


Range: 1 ( 20 feet )

Edit History

- Aug. 6, 2020, 10:16 p.m. - New Cost: 1. Initial power creation