Sound Barrier

"The earth starts to rumble / World powers fall / A warring for the heavens / A peaceful man stands tall" - Symphony of Destruction, Megadeth

A 1 Gift Barrier Power used by Thaddeus Thunder, created by BobDylan530.


Thad's bass licks are so powerful and resonant that they create a barrier of sound waves in a sphere around him, stopping projectiles in their tracks, and even sometimes sending them bouncing back at their attackers. The air around him seems to vibrate and fuzz as his riffs keep chugging.

System Active

Exert your Mind, choose a target within Arm's Reach, and roll Dexterity + Performance Difficulty 6 as a Committed Action. If you succeed, the next Outcome + 1 Damage to that target is absorbed by the barrier. The Damage reduction from the Barrier applies before Armor, and is treated like Armor by any effects such as Armor Penetration.

You must maintain concentration while using this Power. That means you can only move at a slow walk, and cannot split your Action between using the Power and other Actions. The Barrier will fall if you are interrupted or if it absorbs the full amount of damage. When a Barrier falls, you cannot use this power again for a minimum of 6 - Wits rounds.


  • Reflect (Half the damage that was absorbed by the barrier is reflected back at the attacker. They may attempt to dodge if they have dice available, and any armor that they are wearing still applies.)
  • Bubble Shield (Your barrier’s strength is doubled, and it protects everyone within a 15 foot radius of your primary target. However, any attacks that originate from inside the radius will not be absorbed.)
  • Too Slow! (You may use this Power as a Reaction.)
  • Persistent Shielding (The barrier regenerates back to full strength at the end of each round of combat. It will still fall if the full amount of damage is dealt within a single round, or if you are interrupted. Cannot be taken with the "Tying Off" Enhancement.)


  • Unique Focus (This Power takes the form of a specific, unique item, which can be borrowed, lost, or stolen.)
    • Focus - That's modified Vox Apache bass
  • Selfish (You may only target yourself.)
  • Focus (Activating this Power requires a specific kind of item.)
    • Object - Bass guitar


Range: 0 ( Arm's Reach ) Barrier Strength: 1 ( Outcome + 1 )

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July 16, 2021, 11:33 p.m. - Revision Cost: 1. Removed Enhancement: Too Slow!, Removed Drawback: Unique Focus

- May 23, 2021, 7:23 p.m. - New Cost: 1. Initial power creation

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