The Heroic Team

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The Heroic Team

Post by ninja_bait » Sat Aug 25, 2018 12:40 pm

"In 1978, four ordinary minifigures were sent to the bottom of the bin by a Human for being kind of lame. These men promptly escaped from their maximum security stockade to the Brikverse underground. Today, still wanted by the government, they survive as soldiers of fortune. If you have a problem, if no one else can help, and if you can find them....maybe you can hire The Heroic Team."

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Look, not everyone has a fancy enough hat or a big enough gun to be a Hero on their own. But when you put together four guys with special skills, they can pull off heroic feats as a team!

Here's how it works:
  • Each team of four costs 6 u". There must be exactly four members on the team and each one must have a classic team role (e.g., the hacker, the driver, the muscle, the con, the brains, etc.) or a specialty from the rulebook.
  • Each guy gets 1d10 armor and 1d6 skill (but 1d8 when the action fits their role on the team)
  • The team gets one heroic feat per round, attempted either by an individual member or with teamwork. For each additional team member contributing to the feat, add +1 to your heroic feat roll. There are strong thematic limits on their feats - if they were a buncha baseball players, they would not be able to use their team feat to slam dunk the Jordan.
  • The team does not suffer from Crankiness, nor do they incite it in regular Heroes.
  • When taking damage, a team member can use the total armor of his teammates within a 1d10" radius.
  • If a member dies, a new member can be recruited from a nearby ally (following Redshirt rules). This new member automatically assumes the role of "the Kid," but maintains the same base stats, has no role bonus or specialty and cannot attempt feats on his own.
  • When only one member of the Heroic Team remains, he can become a regular Hero with 2d6 armor and the Heroic Ego. This does not apply to "the Kid". (If the Heroic Team is led by a fifth man who is a Hero, the fifth man must also die for this to apply.)
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Re: The Heroic Team

Post by Texhnophille » Sat Aug 25, 2018 5:58 pm

You know what, I'd love to playtest this mechanic once I get the opportunity to do another forum battle.
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Re: The Heroic Team

Post by ninja_bait » Sun Aug 26, 2018 6:53 am

Awesome, I'd love to get more opinions about it. I'm trying it right now in my forum battle so when that's done I'll also share a post-mortem.
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Re: The Heroic Team

Post by RedRover » Sun Aug 26, 2018 10:49 am

I like the kid part

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Re: The Heroic Team

Post by Vason » Mon Aug 27, 2018 7:53 am

These, plus a standard Hero, could make for a solid Sentai style 5 man band.

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Re: The Heroic Team

Post by ninja_bait » Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:03 am

Vason wrote:These, plus a standard Hero, could make for a solid Sentai style 5 man band.
As soon as I made this, I thought to myself it would be perfect for Duerer
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Re: The Heroic Team

Post by Scribonius » Mon Aug 27, 2018 10:41 am

ninja_bait wrote:
Vason wrote:These, plus a standard Hero, could make for a solid Sentai style 5 man band.
As soon as I made this, I thought to myself it would be perfect for Duerer
Does sound like fun. This may have a practical use for something I have planned.

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Re: The Heroic Team

Post by ninja_bait » Sat Sep 08, 2018 4:16 pm

I added a new rule - when only one member of the Heroic Team remains (including the fifth Hero leader if applicable) then he can become a fully-fledged Hero himself to avenge the deaths of his teammates. He maintains the same Action Hero trope he came in with.
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Re: The Heroic Team

Post by Hamahaki » Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:55 am

this is actually a pretty cool idea, i wanna use this sometime
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Re: The Heroic Team

Post by Tzan » Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:12 pm

I'm following you.

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Re: The Heroic Team

Post by ninja_bait » Tue Mar 05, 2024 4:06 pm

updated with new rules
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